Opinion

Living in an era where emotions, opinions outweigh the facts

Due to the enormous volume of data at our fingertips, we are now living in the age of “post-truth.”

 

Planning future editions in today’s newsrooms

The struggle between web and print for weekly papers.

 

We’re all starting to feel the strain of trade war

Take a rubber band and place it around your fingers and thumb. When you move your thumb, all the rest of the fingers feel the… Continue reading

 

Net neutrality: what it means for our libraries

I would like to focus this month on an issue that is of great importance to libraries and the patrons we serve. In 2017, the… Continue reading

Crewneck wearing, football watchin’ season is back!

My favorite season is upon us, once again. You may be thinking, what season is that? (Almost) fall? Football season? Well, it’s a combination of… Continue reading

Economy rises and falls, regardless of who’s in the Oval Office

But the current atmosphere of fear and uncertainty may be part of the mix driving the economy.

Standing up to fake news charges | Guest op

No excuse for the rhetoric

  • Aug 17, 2018

Real life, like Risk, requires great self-discipline

Have you ever played the board game called “Risk”? Last week I taught my three oldest grandkids (ages 11, 9 and 9) how to play… Continue reading

“If we do not get a fair contract this school year we will be forced to strike”

Hello Renton parents and community: We are parents and teachers of students in the Renton School District and feel compelled to give you further insight… Continue reading

  • Aug 16, 2018

Classified staff deserve more | Letter to the Editor

Editor’s Note: The following Letter to the Editor is a copy of an email that was sent to the Renton School Board Aug. 9 following… Continue reading

  • Aug 15, 2018

Florist exercised 1st Amendment rights | Letter to the Editor

Editor’s Note: The following letters to the editor are in response to Courier-Herald editor Ray Miller-Still’s editorial that ran in the Aug. 3 edition of… Continue reading

  • Aug 13, 2018

Alliance Defending Freedom not hate group | Letter to the Editor

Editor’s Note: The following letters to the editor are in response to Courier-Herald editor Ray Miller-Still’s editorial that ran in the Aug. 3 edition of… Continue reading

  • Aug 13, 2018

Tribalism led to the loss of Vietnam, Iraq wars

Knowing and understanding tribalism can offer a solution to the divisions at home and abroad.

The sweetest revenge? Sometimes it’s just being nice

Our leaders, our nation should learn this: sometimes the sweetest revenge is gained by simply being nice.

New Reporter on the scene

Editor’s Note: Please help us as we welcome our newest reporter to Renton — Haley Ausbun. I’m Haley Ausbun and I’m the new reporter for… Continue reading

Focusing on knowledge, equity and inclusion

As a public institution, the King County Library System serves people of all ages, abilities, genders, ethnicities, cultures and economic backgrounds. The values that guide… Continue reading

Trump administration tariffs on Canadian newsprint have created additional hardships for newspapers, large and small, and won’t be good in the long run for U.S. paper mills. (Thinkstock.com)

Editorial: Protect jobs at newspapers and paper mills

A newsprint tariff is a threat to newspapers but also jeopardizes mill workers it seeks to protect.

  • Jul 3, 2018
Trump administration tariffs on Canadian newsprint have created additional hardships for newspapers, large and small, and won’t be good in the long run for U.S. paper mills. (Thinkstock.com)

Trump’s behavior means world simply cannot trust the U.S.

‘The U.S. became involved in the Vietnam War precisely because it feared the implications for its containment policy against the Soviet Union if it allowed… Continue reading

2020 Washington primary may be more meaningful

Washington may have a meaningful presidential primary in 2020. If it happens, Bernie Sanders and Ron Paul will be among those to thank. Last week… Continue reading

  • Jun 27, 2018