Opinion

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.”

Deceptive ST3? Lawmakers try to make a case | COMMENTARY

Republican senators who are convinced Sound Transit leaders played fast and loose with facts about the agency’s light rail expansion plans got a chance last… Continue reading

  • Oct 7, 2017

Multicultural Festival was ‘an amazing event’ | LETTER

I want to praise and thank all those folks who planned, organized, and performed in last weekend’s free multicultural festival in Renton. It was an… Continue reading

  • Oct 6, 2017

Engage with means that reflect the honor of military service | LETTER

I’m writing in response to the Sept. 6 front page article about the Marine Corps conducting a workshop for teachers. The article cited the workshop… Continue reading

  • Oct 6, 2017

City has not been transparent to all residents | LETTER

There are big changes proposed along our beloved Cedar River Trail, along the north side, roughly bordered by the Library and the Senior Center. The… Continue reading

  • Oct 6, 2017

Devos will draw some cheers, some jeers | COMMENTARY

It was going to happen eventually. A top-shelf member of Republican President Donald Trump’s administration is coming to Washington to share her convictions, champion her… Continue reading

  • Sep 29, 2017

The rain is back | COMIC

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

Capital budget blues tour | COMMENTARY

Jay Inslee is back on the road this week with his “Ain’t Got No Capital Budget Blues” Tour. The Democratic governor launched the tour in… Continue reading

  • Sep 25, 2017