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I’ve always held that it would be better to fight 100 duck-sized horses than one horse-sized duck. But after this last week, I’m no longer… Continue reading
The Frank Chopp era is over. Washington’s longest-serving speaker of the state House of Representatives quietly exited on Friday from the seat of power he… Continue reading
Danielle Chastaine takes over as the new editor of the Renton / Covington-Maple Valley Reporter
“No democracy has existed in the modern world without the existence of a free press. Newspapers and pamphlets allow for the exchange of ideas and… Continue reading
Democratic lawmakers greeted the end of the 2019 legislative session with warm embraces, wide smiles, and for some, irrepressible joy. There was no visible residual… Continue reading
Governor’s absenteeism to campaign for president is a big help too.
Each age has a spirit or attitude that dominates over and competes with other worldviews.
King County and my grassy lawn Do people know that some King County officials don’t like residents to have grassy lawns? I live east of… Continue reading
Which is more important, serving the common good of a society or protecting individual rights? This is a question I ask my Civics and Government… Continue reading
What makes good government? What makes bad government? We all have experienced both types, and some in-between. Good government can make life a lot easier… Continue reading
All Puget Sound areas are growing. In Enumclaw, the question is, how will its original charm be maintain while building booms throughout the city?
Washington voters have spoken on I-1639. Sheriffs need to set the stage to follow their oath of office - and enforce the law.
By Allison Morrell How can public school students care for a sick family member, travel continuously for competitive sports or even raise a child, all… Continue reading
To Lakeside Industries, As a longtime resident of Renton, I’m concerned about your company’s deceptive campaigning for your proposed asphalt plant. All your formal documentation… Continue reading
Democrats, who control the House and Senate, are set to release spending plans and revenue packages.
Recently I took a group of senior citizens to tour the Amazon Spheres in downtown Seattle. It was impressive to see not only the botanical… Continue reading
In 2015, after another session without procuring a key weapon in his climate change fighting strategy, Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee decided to get it done… Continue reading
On his way out, George Washington made it clear that political parties have the potential for national harm.
The year was 1975. I had just received my master’s in history from Pepperdine University in Central L.A. I had also just left the religious… Continue reading
To facilitate fact-based discussion about Lakeside Industries’ application to relocate its Covington asphalt facility to the Industrial-zoned site on state Route 169, I would like… Continue reading