Opinion

Lessons from city council meetings

“A productive, healthy community is built upon people who care.”

 

Show and tell | COMIC

Frank Shiers, Jr.’s editorial comic, week of June 23, 2017.

 

It’s easier to manage our own realities | COMMENTARY

“There is not much we as individuals can do to either reverse or change these national trends.”

 

Class of 2017 | COMIC

Frank Shiers, Jr.’s editorial comic, week of June 16, 2017.

Teachers union concerned about McCleary | COMMENTARY

“A teachers strike is a last and undesired resort, said union leaders.”

  • Jun 18th, 2017

The solution is hidden in plain sight | COMMENTARY

“Would there be such a raging health care debate in… if we simply took better care of our bodies?”

  • Jun 17th, 2017

Whoever-ponies-up-the-most-cash field | COMIC

Frank Shiers, Jr.’s editorial comic, week of June 16, 2017.

  • Jun 13th, 2017

The real facist | FRANK SHIERS JR.’S VIEW

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

Summer is here | FRANK SHIERS JR.’S VIEW

Frank Shiers, Jr.’s editorial comic, week of June 02, 2017.

Running for office changes your thinking

“Simplifying complex government issues is an art.”

Discipline is lacking in legislative chambers | COMMENTARY

Washington voters amended the state constitution in 1979 in hopes of bringing…

  • Jun 10th, 2017

Summer Reading encourages continued learning and engagement | GUEST COMMENTARY

“Avoiding the “summer slide” is a critical component for educational success.”

  • Jun 6th, 2017

Trump presidency spurs greater public involvement

“What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.”

  • Jun 4th, 2017

Again, discussion comes of shutting down government

The process of shutting down state government is under way, again. At…

  • Jun 3rd, 2017

Learning to care for myself | HOW TO ADULT

Growing up, one thing my dad would always remind my brother and…

  • May 31st, 2017

Slow enough | FRANK SHIERS JR.’S VIEW

Frank Shiers, Jr.’s editorial comic, week of May 26, 2017.

We’re carried along on rough waters of Trump presidency | COMMENTARY

“It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to…

No quick fix with car tab fiasco | COMMENTARY

It’s pretty clear those running Sound Transit aren’t seizing the initiative to…

  • May 26th, 2017

How to stress less in the face of uncertainty | GUEST COMMENTARY

“If you find yourself struggling with intense anxiety, hopefully you will find the Three Step Plan for Worry helpful.”

  • May 24th, 2017

Politics needs new blood, and youth is the best answer | GUEST COMMENTARY

“What does emerge into law is the product of give-and-take. This starts with how we approach one another.”

  • May 23rd, 2017

GOP had better take long-term approach | COMMENTARY

“The 2018 midterm elections are already hanging heavily likethe Sword of Damocles over Congress.”

  • May 22nd, 2017

Legislature made headway on some key issues | COMMENTARY

Not a whole lot was going on around the Capitol as the…

  • May 21st, 2017

2017 Graduate | FRANK SHIERS JR.’S VIEW

Frank Shiers, Jr.’s editorial comic, week of May 19, 2017.

Hope for the best with Trump’s learning curve | COMMENTARY

“Let’s hope our president’s learning curve is steep and does not result in a major catastrophe for the nation…”

Bill would make it easier on voters | COMMENTARY

“It’s not possible to predict whether any party will benefit more.”

  • May 8th, 2017

Not even for you, Groot | FRANK SHIERS JR.’S VIEW

Frank Shiers, Jr.’s editorial comic, week of May 05, 2017.

Newton, Einstein and 3 realities | COMMENTARY

“These three realities can help explain the political world in which we currently live.”

Who gets blame for another special session? | COMMENTARY

“Conflict is an inevitable byproduct. Just like special session.”

  • May 1st, 2017

The importance of understanding taxes | COMMENTARY

It’s that time of year again: property tax statements have recently come out from King County

  • Apr 29th, 2017

Crossroads | FRANK SHIERS JR.’S VIEW

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

What if our leaders accepted blame? | COMMENTARY

“Our leaders have become myopic – both the president and members of Congress.”

Rejigging real estate excise tax | COMMENTARY

After years of futility in targeting the wealthy, House Democrats may have…

  • Apr 16th, 2017

Meanwhile, in Eastern Washington… | FRANK SHIERS JR.’S VIEW

Frank Shiers, Jr.’s editorial comic, week of April 14, 2017.

Put a ring on it the way you want to | OUR CORNER

“It’s your wedding, and no one else’s.”

Children need more mental health services | GUEST COMMENTARY

By Rep. Tana Senn, guest commentator Every day I hear stories about…

  • Apr 11th, 2017

Anti-tax promoter | FRANK SHIERS JR.’S VIEW

Frank Shiers, Jr.’s editorial comic, week of April 7, 2017.

Listen to your elders, kids | OUR CORNER

“I learned a very hard lesson that day — to listen to my elders, as much as I want to protest.”

  • Apr 14th, 2017

The secret in the classroom revealed | OUR CORNER

Cellphones have become the talk of the town in Washington, D.C. with…

To become smarter, challenge your beliefs | COMMENTARY

“Contrast is one of the most effective tools to increase intelligence.”

Final Four | FRANK SHIERS JR.’S VIEW

Frank Shiers, Jr.’s editorial comic, week of March 31, 2017.