Opinion

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

Please mind the (wage) gap

Women first started entering the workforce in large numbers during World War II, with the need for workers and the rise of the “Rosie the… Continue reading

Supreme Court resets the playing field on LGBTQ rights | Our Corner

For many people in this country — an estimated 10 million that identify as LBGTQ, as well as their countless supporters — the Masterpiece Cakeshop… Continue reading

Punish red-light runners, now | Letter to the Editor

Editor’s Note: The following letter is in response to the June 8 article titled “Police extend red-light camera grace period.” So with cameras installed and… Continue reading

  • Jun 14, 2018

Swim time changes hurt working families | Letter to the Editor

My name is Shannon Richards, I have lived in Renton for many years. I have a 12-year-old son with Down Syndrome, and I work Monday-Friday.… Continue reading

  • Jun 13, 2018

$tarbuck$ | COMIC

Frank Shiers Jr.’s editorial comic, week of June 1, 2018.

Signs of progress in ending sexual violence | GUEST COMMENTARY

“As painful as this conversation can be, it is critical to finding solutions.”

  • Jun 4, 2018

What will Inslee do in 2020? | COMMENTARY

“The political machinery of Jay Inslee is in pretty much full operation these days.”

  • Jun 3, 2018

These decisions could shake us | COMMENTARY

Some major landmark Supreme Court Cases will be decided by June.