Opinion

Alexa, where is the new headquarters? | COMIC

Frank Shiers, Jr.’s editorial comic, week of Oct. 27, 2017.

Grappling with education drama | COMMENTARY

When the legal battle on education funding returned to the state Supreme Court Oct. 17, the leader of Washington’s public school system was closely monitoring… Continue reading

  • Oct 29, 2017

‘I want to see Renton run by people who can work together’ | LETTER

I have lived here for years and plan to remain for years to come. Like many, I have noticed that Renton is growing rapidly, so… Continue reading

  • Oct 27, 2017

Armondo Pavone ‘has our back’ | LETTER

You don’t have to turn on the news or read an article online to know that we are living in politically charged, turbulent times. This… Continue reading

  • Oct 27, 2017

Diane Dobson is my ‘go to’ person | LETTER

I met up with Diane Dobson a few years ago. She is now my “go to” person when I have a situation out ofmy ability.… Continue reading

  • Oct 27, 2017

Jami Smith is the only qualified candidate | LETTER

I have lived, owned a business, served in leadership and partnered with the city in our Renton community for many years. In this year’s elections,… Continue reading

  • Oct 27, 2017

When I watch Jami Smith ‘my hope grows’ | LETTER

Hello Renton community. My name is Shelley Green. I am fairly new to Renton, having moved over from Seattle last year. I am a married… Continue reading

  • Oct 27, 2017

Scary salmon | COMIC

Frank Shiers, Jr.’s editorial comic, week of Oct. 20, 2017.

Learning from Tiffany Park means rethinking construction and jobs | LETTER

I’m writing in response to the Sept. 20 article regarding the construction at Tiffany Park. Economic Development can benefit from pacing with nearby ecosystems because… Continue reading

  • Oct 23, 2017

Our vote is for Ruth Perez | LETTER

We have been residents of Renton since the 1970s and have seen much growth and change in our beautiful city. We are asking the citizens… Continue reading

  • Oct 23, 2017

Lessons from the Russian Revolution | COMMENTARY

“A lie told often enough becomes the truth.” Vladimir Lenin’s words still resonate 100 years to the month after the beginning of the Russian Revolution… Continue reading

Dismantling racism requires radical patience | OUR CORNER

The other day my friend, a POC (person of color), had to explain to his friend, a white woman, why using the N-word wasn’t acceptable.… Continue reading

Diane Dobson has my support in the upcoming election | LETTER

Diane is committed to Renton with her long standing knowledge of our community with its challenges and issues. She has done a super job of… Continue reading

  • Oct 19, 2017

Five reasons we’re voting for Ruth Perez | LETTER

Ruth Perez is asking for your vote for reelection to City Council Position No. 6. We have lived in Renton for 10 plus years and… Continue reading

  • Oct 19, 2017

The world’s survival could be at stake | COMMENTARY

While the nation’s and the world’s attention was drawn to the senseless murders in Las Vegas of at least 59 and the wounding of 527… Continue reading

The gun debate | COMIC

Frank Shiers, Jr.’s editorial comic, week of Oct. 13, 2017.

Workers dismissed as legislature battles | COMMENTARY

Consequences of state lawmakers’ inability to bridge their differences, preventing passage of a capital budget and water rights bill, are far less theoretical these days.… Continue reading

  • Oct 16, 2017

Building on support from voters: 2004 capital bond progress | GUEST COMMENTARY

Thirteen years ago, the King County Library System embarked on an ambitious, long‐term capital improvement plan that has made KCLS one of the busiest and… Continue reading

  • Oct 11, 2017

Early Halloween | COMIC

Frank Shiers, Jr.’s editorial comic, week of Oct. 06, 2017.

Rebellion is as American as apple pie | COMMENTARY

“We need to learn not to let our foes push our country’s hot buttons to divide and conquer us.”