Opinion

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

Fill in the blanks | COMIC

Frank Shiers, Jr.’s editorial comic, week of Dec. 01, 2017.

Based on experience, get your PSA screened yearly | LETTER

“Modern medicine makes it easier for each of us to take charge and be responsible for our own health.”

  • Dec 1, 2017

What we can learn from our Canadian neighbors | COMMENTARY

“How much do you know about Canada? If you’re like most Americans, not much.”

Trickle-down equation may not add up, Dems say | COMMENTARY

Democrats are hoping that as long as they show the numbers don’t add up then maybe the votes won’t either.

  • Nov 27, 2017

First in line |COMIC

Frank Shiers, Jr.’s editorial comic, week of Nov. 24, 2017.

Face your prejudices, open your mind | COMMENTARY

“It’s a healthy experience to interact with others who do not share our religious or political beliefs.”

Thank you for your support, votes | LETTER

Thank you so much for your belief in me during this past election! Words really cannot express my gratitude for your support. We are truly… Continue reading

  • Nov 18, 2017

A monster of our own making | OUR CORNER

“We have to deal with a monster of our own making, and though it was born of reason, it has turned to madness.”