Opinion

Vote ‘yes’ on Proposition 1 | LETTER

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

  • Jul 21st, 2017

 

A quick guide to the distracted driving law

Freshen up on the new law that takes effect Sunday, July 23.

  • Jul 21st, 2017

 

Legislators, it’s time to be heroes our kids deserve | GUEST COMMENTARY

“It’s time for real, sustainable change that will make an impact for every Washington student.”

  • Jul 17th, 2017

 

Jami Smith ‘right person’ for Renton City Council | LETTER

Jami has the rare combination of high-level business experience, political savvy, a brilliant mind, and a heart for community.

  • Jul 17th, 2017

Voting for Jami Smith ‘an opportunity not to miss’ | LETTER

The election of our local officials should be based on qualifications, and…

  • Jul 14th, 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.”

Too distracting, spidey | COMIC

Frank Shiers, Jr.’s editorial comic, week of July 12, 2017.

Alexa, I’m bored | COMIC

Frank Shiers, Jr.’s editorial comic, week of July 07, 2017.

Ruth Perez, Diane Dobson ‘willing to sacrifice their time and energy’ | LETTER

Ruth Perez and Diane Dobson have my support and endorsements for Renton…

  • Jul 16th, 2017

Living in a distracted nation | COMMENTARY

“Distracting ourselves is far easier than facing reality.”

Jami Smith ‘stands out as among the brightest’ | LETTER

During the four years that I have been privileged to serve as…

  • Jul 16th, 2017

Ruth Perez helps ‘our communities in need’ | LETTER

As a Renton citizen, and a member of the state legislature, I…

  • Jul 14th, 2017

Looking towards the future | KCLS COMMENTARY

“KCLS’ last strategic plan was forged more than 10 years ago, and it was time to reevaluate.”

  • Jul 11th, 2017

Why is Renton making a big deal over two trees? | LETTER

“A lot of Renton residents like trees – why don’t you?”

  • Jul 17th, 2017

The town formerly known as Slaughter | COMMENTARY

“It has also come a long way from being named Slaughter by early pioneers.”

McCleary puzzle finally snaps in place | COMMENTARY

One of the last pieces of the budget puzzle snapped into place…

  • Jul 7th, 2017

Firecracker | COMIC

Frank Shiers, Jr.’s editorial comic, week of June 30, 2017.

Legislators still twisting and turning | COMMENTARY

Any day now, Washington state lawmakers will reveal how they solved the…

  • Jul 2nd, 2017

My goal is to get people thinking

During my training as the political action person for the Sumner Education…

  • Jun 28th, 2017

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