Opinion

For opponents of a carbon tax, an initiative threat looms

If legislators don’t act on the governor’s legislation, a plan could land on the November ballot.

Inslee: ‘It’s our state’s destiny … to fight climate change’

In his State-of-the-State address, the governor made the case for an ambitious carbon tax.

Future of the legislature

Frank Shiers, Jr.’s editorial comic, week of Jan. 12, 2018.

Better luck this year, Eyman

2017 was a stinky year for Tim Eyman.

  • Jan 12, 2018

Grateful for eight months at head of library system

“I am proud to have played a small part in supporting the mission of the King County Library System.”

  • Jan 8, 2018

Happy 2018 from the (Dem-controlled) legislature

Frank Shiers, Jr.’s editorial comic, week of Jan. 05, 2018.

Why Europe dominated the world

The European attitude of curiosity and adventure drove them to explore and… dominate the globe by the end of the 19th century.

Inslee dealt a clean-air defeat

Inslee set out to curb emission of carbon pollutants through a rewrite of the clean air rules. A judge said he went too far.

  • Jan 3, 2018

A look back at my first year as editor | Our Corner

2017 was a fun, yet learning experience for me as editor of The Reporter

A Christmas wish | COMIC

Frank Shiers, Jr.’s editorial comic, week of Dec. 22, 2017.

Political turmoil makes nations stronger

“If we can get through this period of political chaos, we will be a stronger nation with its citizens valuing democracy far more.”

Fake news or bad reporting?

“This has not been a good month for reporting. But one wrong fact does not fake news make.”

Russia and U.S. are on the same side of the Middle East coin

“As long as they had a common enemy, attention was focused away from their differences. That no longer is the case.”

Why I deleted a Facebook post

“I want our posts to be seen as beneficial, I do not want to be a part of online bullying.”

Trump supporters still the same | COMMENTARY

“Trump supporters… still strongly support him, even though their expectations have changed enormously.”

See you soon | COMIC

Frank Shiers, Jr.’s editorial comic, week of Dec. 08, 2017.

No guns at the state Capitol | COMMENTARY

“When it comes to safety, we not only want to be safe, we want to feel safe.”

  • Dec 9, 2017

Renton Reporter switches to new reader-comment tool

Users will need an account with Disqus to comment on stories.

  • Dec 8, 2017

God: Man’s search for meaning | COMMENTARY

“Is there a religion gene?”

KCLS unveils best books of 2017 | KCLS

“Sometimes an author knocks it out of the park and our librarians know it.”

  • Dec 3, 2017