Opinion

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

Fight for democracy or freedom? | COMMENTARY

“Americans fought to preserve democracy in their revolution. South Africa fought to end oppression.”

The goose that laid the golden egg | COMIC

Frank Shiers, Jr.’s editorial comic, week of Sept. 15, 2017.

After Zimbabwe, a lesson about loving free speech | COMMENTARY

I was excited about visiting Zimbabwe. I had traveled to South Africa previously to visit my daughter, Betsy, and her family, but this was my… Continue reading

Governor still sings budget blues | COMMENTARY

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

  • Sep 16, 2017

Show Florida the ‘ahead of the curve’ love | LETTER

“Help the charity of ​your choice​ and reach out to neighbors.”

  • Sep 15, 2017

Ashes, ashes… | COMIC

Frank Shiers, Jr.’s editorial comic, week of Sept. 09, 2017.

Resisting the ‘alt-right’ rise | OUR CORNER

“Before we even get into this, I need to say that I loathe the term ‘alt-right.’”

Western Washington strategy ousted Arizona’s ‘Sheriff Joe’ | COMMENTARY

A presidential pardon in hand, Arizona’s “Sheriff Joe” may be getting ready to hitch up his spurs for another campaign. The ink had barely dried… Continue reading

  • Sep 6, 2017

Back to school | COMIC

Frank Shiers, Jr.’s editorial comic, week of Sept. 1, 2017.

The many meanings and reasons for Confederate Civil War statues | In Focus

A history professor once commented that rarely do the defeated erect statues to their defeats. On a personal level, do you display mementos of your… Continue reading

This strange work of writing and wondering | Our Corner

This writing stuff is a strange business. It’s an amalgamation of talk, tattling and at times tawdry titters, all under the headline of truth sleuthing.… Continue reading

Beware the unintended consequences | In Focus

Have you ever done something only to find that your actions caused you unforeseen and unexpected grief? We humans are decision-making creatures. Welcome to the… Continue reading

Acts of white supremacy are acts of violence | COMMENTARY

By Sen. Joe Fain 47th District Our freedom to speak and exchange ideas, especially unpopular ideas, is the most important right we hold as Americans.… Continue reading

  • Aug 18, 2017