The goose that laid the golden egg | COMIC

Frank Shiers, Jr.’s editorial comic, week of Sept. 15, 2017.


After Zimbabwe, a lesson about loving free speech | COMMENTARY

I was excited about visiting Zimbabwe. I had traveled to South Africa…


Governor still sings budget blues | COMMENTARY

Jay Inslee has been back on the road this week with his…

  • Sep 16th, 2017


Show Florida the ‘ahead of the curve’ love | LETTER

“Help the charity of ​your choice​ and reach out to neighbors.”

  • Sep 15th, 2017

Ashes, ashes… | COMIC

Frank Shiers, Jr.’s editorial comic, week of Sept. 09, 2017.

Resisting the ‘alt-right’ rise | OUR CORNER

“Before we even get into this, I need to say that I loathe the term ‘alt-right.’”

Western Washington strategy ousted Arizona’s ‘Sheriff Joe’ | COMMENTARY

A presidential pardon in hand, Arizona’s “Sheriff Joe” may be getting ready…

  • Sep 6th, 2017

Back to school | COMIC

Frank Shiers, Jr.’s editorial comic, week of Sept. 1, 2017.

The many meanings and reasons for Confederate Civil War statues | In Focus

A history professor once commented that rarely do the defeated erect statues…

This strange work of writing and wondering | Our Corner

This writing stuff is a strange business. It’s an amalgamation of talk,…

Beware the unintended consequences | In Focus

Have you ever done something only to find that your actions caused…

Acts of white supremacy are acts of violence | COMMENTARY

By Sen. Joe Fain 47th District Our freedom to speak and exchange…

  • Aug 18th, 2017

Trying to make sense of all this ‘discraziness’ | Our Corner

As a pick-me-up and drop-me-on-my-head bucket of fun, I have been trying…

Trump presidency: an ongoing civics lesson | COMMENTARY

“From a… government instructor’s perspective, our president is a wonderful, nearly-daily lesson in government.”

A vote for what you think of tax hikes | COMMENTARY

“[Voters] will get… an opportunity to say whether they think lawmakers did the right thing. Or not.”

  • Aug 13th, 2017

Thank you for your support | LETTER

I wish to extend a thank you to the citizens of Renton…

  • Aug 12th, 2017

Committing to diversity, equity and inclusion in a changing county | KCLS

Stephen A. Smith (Guest columnist) Interim Library Director Anyone who has visited…

  • Aug 11th, 2017

Matter of perspective | COMIC

Frank Shiers, Jr.’s editorial comic, week of Aug. 11, 2017.

  • Aug 11th, 2017

Social security could survive if Congress stops ‘borrowing’ from it | LETTER

I just finished Richard Elfer’s article on social security (published in the…

  • Aug 9th, 2017

Let’s not conform ‘to other’s snooty standards’ | LETTER

I was taken aback by the attitude expressed in (July 28 edition’s)…

  • Aug 9th, 2017

When leaders act like spoiled children | COMMENTARY

Have you wondered why Republicans, who fought Obamacare for seven years, are…

Let me drink (coffee) and drive | COMMENTARY

The state’s new law targeting distracted drivers sure is irritating folks. What’s…

  • Aug 8th, 2017

Young workers face uncertain future | COMMENTARY

“I am concerned about my grandchildren’s futures. You should be, too.”

The battle for water continues | COMMENTARY

July 19 arrived with a sense of possibility that lawmakers could solve…

  • Jul 30th, 2017

Two sides | COMIC

Frank Shiers, Jr.’s editorial comic, week of July 28, 2017.

Qualification and commitment over name recognition: Why I’m voting for Diane Dobson | LETTER

As a third generation life-long resident of Renton, I have personally witnessed…

  • Jul 27th, 2017

Ruth Perez ‘embraces the opinions of all’ | LETTER

I am in my 18th year as a Renton City Council member,…

  • Jul 27th, 2017

I want Jamian Smith on my team | LETTER

I was one of Jami’s earliest endorsers and I have never regretted…

  • Jul 28th, 2017

Armondo Pavone is ‘always open to diverse perspectives’ | LETTER

What do you need to know about the current council candidates in…

  • Jul 27th, 2017

A poem to the editor | LETTER

A deer wanders the streets. Dazed, fear in its eyes. The woodlands…

  • Jul 27th, 2017

Diane Dobson is ‘unquestionably capable’ | LETTER

It is both exciting and refreshing to see a great group of…

  • Jul 26th, 2017

Ruth Perez is a ‘doer with strong bias for action’ | LETTER

I am endorsing Ruth Perez for Renton City Council Position No. 6.…

  • Jul 25th, 2017

Diane Dobson will ‘speak up for neighborhoods’ | LETTER

We are encouraging our neighbors to vote for Diane Dobson for Renton…

  • Jul 25th, 2017

Shridhar’s qualifications ‘are the best in the race’ | LETTER

I am writing to let the community know I have already cast…

  • Jul 24th, 2017

The resumé versus eulogy persona | COMMENTARY

“In the end that persona, based upon character, is what all of us want to be remembered by.”

Global warming? Or summer? | COMIC

Frank Shiers, Jr.’s editorial comic, week of July 21, 2017.

Vote ‘yes’ on Proposition 1 | LETTER

As the only heritage organization in Renton, the Renton History Museum has…

  • Jul 21st, 2017

Re-elect Armondo Pavone to Renton council | LETTER

My name is Franco Phillips. I was born and raised in Renton…

  • Jul 24th, 2017

Babble, babble, boil and bombs | OUR CORNER

“How easy it is to place ourselves above another because of words… how easy it is to learn hate.”

Living in a distracted nation | COMMENTARY

“Distracting ourselves is far easier than facing reality.”