Opinion

Military also adjusting to worker shortages | Brunell

When our military is viewed as an employer, it has the same problem as the private sector; attracting qualified people to fill jobs. In today’s… Continue reading

 

‘We the people’ set our national direction Nov. 6

Two strategies with two potential outcomes: the course our nation was decided Tuesday.

 

I fully support Sen. Joe Fain, he deserves your vote

Sen. Joe Fain has been and continues to be an active member of our community. During his tenure, he has worked tirelessly to address the… Continue reading

  • Oct 26, 2018

 

I’m voting no on I-1631 and so should you

On election day, voters will decide the fate of Initiative 1631, which, in the name of greenhouse gas reduction, imposes a never-ending tax increase on… Continue reading

  • Oct 25, 2018

‘Art of the Deal’ still key to understanding Trump

The book gave me a deeper understanding of President Trump and his unique style of leadership.

Keeping the Supreme Court above partisan politics

“A partisan reputation… is going to cause very serious harm to the status and integrity of the decisions of this court in the eyes of the country.”

False rape allegations are not the problem to address

An opinion piece from The Courier-Herald

These 17 people will decide raises for elected officials

Are the 147 members of the Legislature in line for a raise? Should the salaries of judges in Washington be on par with the pay… Continue reading

  • Oct 14, 2018

Kavanaugh hearings and the general election

Politicians can only hope they have made the right choices and that their constituents vote them in/back into office.

Every election uses political warfare tactics

Even non-partisan city council races feel the heat.

Living in the age of the political double-standard

The partisan political divide is growing as the November midterm elections approach. Emotions are on edge. Democrats are hoping for a big blue wave of… Continue reading

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