Opinion

Hospital district concept outdated

Sylvia Cavazos has it all wrong when she blames politicking for the groundswell of opposition to Valley Medical feeding at the public trough. I’m no enemy of Don Jacobson and no great fan of Pam Roach, but this time the senator has an idea that makes sense. Far from “interjecting” herself, she is doing just what I wish the legislators in my district would do — acting in the interest of the taxpayers she represents.

  • May 30, 2008

Keep eye on prize: patients, openness

Here’s part of the reason behind the state’s Open Meetings Act, as outlined by the state Legislature.

  • May 30, 2008

Fighting crime and perception it exists

When it comes to public safety, no one is looking the other way, not Mayor Denis Law and certainly not the Police Department.

Hands down, this cell change overdue

The countdown has started for hands-free calling here in our state. It can’t come soon enough.

  • May 30, 2008

A tragic beginning to the season of fun

It’s the oldest piece of advice from those who want everyone to have a good – and safe – time on the water.

Future of Renton’s kids is in the mail

Important pieces of mail have been arriving in the mailboxes of voters in the Renton School District.

Valley Medical Center: It’s time to move on

That famous (infamous) Public Hospital District No. 1 election of two years ago to expand Valley Medical Center’s service area to better reflect its size is an example of how victory sometimes just isn’t enough for some – and how the bitter taste of defeat can linger.

  • Apr 16, 2008

Yes, it’s possible to turn brown green

This is not, I repeat not, a sales pitch for Charlie Conner and his new high-end development on Lake Washington, Barbee Mill.

  • Apr 12, 2008

How to jump on the “greenie” bandwagon

A neighbor of mine – Tony – is trying his best to take this “going green” thing seriously. For example, he tells me that he’s recently begun recycling his newspaper each week. “The entire newspaper?” I asked. He shook his head. “No, “he admitted. “ Just your column.”

  • Apr 9, 2008