Opinion

Build the wall | FRANK SHIERS JR.’S VIEW

Frank Shiers, Jr.’s editorial comic, week of Feb. 17, 2017.

  • Feb 18th, 2017

 

Confirmation process needs adults | COMMENTARY

“The Constitution that I interpret and apply is not living but dead,…

 

Get ready for a new civics lesson, kids | COMMENTARY

Maybe it’s the constitutional scrap incited by the McCleary school funding decision.…

  • Feb 18th, 2017

 

Your move | FRANK SHIER JR.’S VIEW

Frank Shiers, Jr.’s editorial comic, week of Feb. 10, 2017.

Stop demanding too much from public schools | COMMENTARY

“Why have public schools become the dumping grounds for society’s ills?”

Bipartisan plan to change cap on taxes | COMMENTARY

A bipartisan alliance of lawmakers wants to rewrite one of the state’s…

  • Feb 12th, 2017

Protest-free travel, please | FRANK SHIER JR.’S VIEW

Frank Shiers, Jr.’s editorial comic, week of Feb. 03, 2017.

King County libraries celebrate 2016 highlights | COMMENTARY

From helping with K-12 education to enhancing early childhood literacy, KCLS celebrates highlights.

Changing climate and landscape of Washington | COMMENTARY

In his first week, President Donald Trump is effecting quite a bit…

  • Feb 5th, 2017

Sometimes an answer is very simple | OUR CORNER

“Lift the gag. Save lives. Sometimes the answer really is that simple.”

Little elbow room for Democratic lawmakers | COMMENTARY

As many as 54 Democratic House members are saying they’ll skip the…

  • Jan 29th, 2017

Take one for the kids | FRANK SHIERS JR.’S VIEW

Frank Shiers, Jr.’s editorial comic, week of Jan. 27, 2017.

Once gone, trust is difficult to build | COMMENTARY

“… so few people trust [Trump], how can he govern effectively over the next four years?”

Alternative options | FRANK SHIERS JR.’S VIEW

Frank Shiers, Jr.’s editorial comic, week of Jan. 20, 2017.

Tick, tock, time is running out | COMMENTARY

Time is running out on the 2017 Legislature. As of Wednesday, there…

  • Jan 23rd, 2017

Bad call, Buzzfeed | OUR CORNER

“What Buzzfeed did may have helped American journalism as an institution inch closer to its demise.”

Ray Conner leaves our region a better place | COMMENTARY

Former Washington governor Chris Gregoire weighs in about Boeing CEO Ray Conner.

  • Jan 16th, 2017

Battle of the birds | FRANK SHIERS JR.’S VIEW

Frank Shiers, Jr.’s editorial comic, week of Jan. 13, 2017.

Final report issued, but future still cloudy | COMMENTARY

Jerry Cornfield weighs in on the Republican investigation on Planned Parenthood.

  • Jan 15th, 2017

A list of the best books of 2016 | COMMENTARY

Gary Wasdin of KCLS shares top 10 books of 2016 you should read this year.

Uphill battle | FRANK SHIERS JR.’S VIEW

Frank Shiers, Jr.’s editorial comic, week of Jan. 06, 2017.

Year-end review of 2016 politics | COMMENTARY

Jerry Cornfield takes a look back at 2016 state and national politics.

  • Dec 31st, 2016

Happy New Year? | FRANK SHIERS JR.’S VIEW

Frank Shiers, Jr.’s editorial comic, week of Dec. 30, 2016.

The fight between Ravens and Podlodowski | COMMENTARY

“A fierce fight is under way for the top leadership post of the Washington State Democratic Party.”

  • Dec 25th, 2016

Peace | FRANK SHIERS JR.’S VIEW

Frank Shiers, Jr.’s editorial comic, week of Dec. 23, 2016.

Do not sell us the ‘Do Not Buy From’ list | LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

“…we encourage the citizens of Renton to ask the city to not support needless regulations.”

  • Dec 18th, 2016

‘Faithless elector’ sees electoral college as last line of defense | COMMENTARY

“[Bret] Chiafalo says he is not planning to keep his pledge when electors gather.”

  • Dec 18th, 2016

Early Christmas present | FRANK SHIERS JR.’S VIEW

Frank Shiers, Jr.’s editorial comic, week of Dec. 16, 2016.

Exit the ‘ink-stained wretch’ | EDITOR’S NOTE

Editor Brian Beckley writes his last column for the Renton Reporter.

  • Dec 17th, 2016

Elfers’ column does voters a disservice | LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

“The commentary from Richard Elfers… does many voters in those communities a disservice.”

  • Dec 11th, 2016

Re-elected Inslee’s impact on education | COMMENTARY

How will re-elected Gov. Jay Inslee deal with McCleary and the state’s educational system?

  • Dec 11th, 2016

Tweet Force One | FRANK SHIERS JR.’S VIEW

Frank Shiers, Jr.’s editorial comic, week of Dec. 09, 2016.

10 ways KCLS can better your holiday season | GUEST COMMENTARY

“…We have even more things in store to help you and your family celebrate the holidays.”

Onto the playoffs? | FRANK SHIERS, JR.’S VIEW

Frank Shiers, Jr.’s editorial comic, week of Dec. 02, 2016.

The two King County cities that voted red | COMMENTARY

48.7 percent of Enumclaw voters and 49.5 percent of Black Diamond voters chose Trump over Clinton.

Fracking can bring in more jobs | GUEST COMMENTARY

“[Fracking] is bringing good jobs and prosperity to towns across America.”

  • Dec 4th, 2016

Welcome to America | FRANK SHIERS JR.’S VIEW

Frank Shiers, Jr.’s editorial comic, week of Nov. 25, 2016.

Ordinance protecting Section 8 tenants unnecessary | LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

“And what landlord would not want to renew a lease if the tenancy had been satisfactory?”

  • Nov 28th, 2016

Before becoming an adult I wish I knew…

… how to find an apartment | How To Adult