Opinion

When tomorrow becomes today: King County cities must tackle affordable housing

Microsoft has started the regional dialogue, but will cities rise to the challenge?

Letter to the editor: ‘The second amendment needs to be weighed in context’

On Jan. 8 former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords dropped in the hopper bipartisan legislation to expand background checks for sales and transfers of firearms. The date… Continue reading

  • Mar 2, 2019

Only time will tell if U.S. can fashion an Afghan peace accord

The U.S. has been involved militarily in Afghanistan for nearly two decades. There’s a stalemate and it seems the key players are closing in on an agreement to end hostilities.

Equality versus freedom

What is more important to you: Freedom or equality? If you’re a Democrat today, equality is more important. If you’re a Republican, it’s freedom. It… Continue reading

Responsible pet ownership in Renton

In Renton we are blessed with our own Animal Control. Stray pets found in Renton are placed under Renton Animal Control and boarded for the… Continue reading

  • Feb 15, 2019

Location all wrong for asphalt plant

I am writing to you to express my opposition of the Lakeside Industries asphalt plant being relocated to the old County Shops site on state… Continue reading

  • Feb 14, 2019

Student debt draining retired income

Lots is written about students exiting college saddled with hefty student loans; however, the impact on retired parents went largely unnoticed. Recently, Wall Street Journal… Continue reading

We will survive this era, just as we made it through the ’50s

Some of you remember the 1950s. The majority of the U.S. population does not. They weren’t born yet. For some, the most vivid memory of… Continue reading

  • Feb 8, 2019

Continued support needed this election for Renton Schools

We would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to every Renton citizen who supported previous Renton School District bonds and levies for 2012, 2008,… Continue reading

  • Feb 8, 2019

Invest in our future

I am writing to you to express my support for both the Building for Excellence School Bond (Proposition 1) and the Education and Operations Replacement… Continue reading

  • Feb 7, 2019

Vote yes to support Renton schools

Two important school funding measures are on the Feb. 12 ballot. Voter approval is required to maintain this source of local funding to improve our… Continue reading

  • Feb 6, 2019

Help support the district by voting yes

Help us accomplish more with less. In last week’s edition, long-time Renton businessman Jim Sullivan gave the Renton School District well-deserved praise for the high… Continue reading

  • Feb 2, 2019

Leaders need to act like adults

In 2019 America, reason has been replaced by fear.

Get out the vote for Renton Schools

We just had a very important mid-term election in November, but now it’s time to get out to vote again. Some might be asking —… Continue reading

  • Feb 1, 2019

Chamber endorses school district’s ballot measures

The Renton Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors voted unanimously to endorse Renton School District’s School Construction Bond and Education & Operations Replacement Levy measures… Continue reading

  • Feb 1, 2019

I see the positive impact from supporting our schools

I am a passionate supporter of both the Building for Excellence School Construction Bond and the Education Programs and Operations Replacement Levy on the Feb.… Continue reading

  • Jan 31, 2019

Join me in supporting both measures

I support Renton School District’s two measures on the Feb. 12 ballot. The school construction bond helps keep our schools in excellent working order and… Continue reading

  • Jan 31, 2019

State GOP faces uphill battle if tied to Trump

Democrats have controlled the governorship since 1985. It’s not healthy to have such lopsided control

Male-only no more: The next House Speaker will be a woman

Frank Chopp’s reign as speaker of the state House of Representatives will end soon. The Seattle Democrat, the longest serving speaker in state history and… Continue reading

  • Jan 19, 2019

Recognizing types of propaganda techniques makes them less effective

Propaganda techniques find their way into our politics, our advertising and our speech.