Opinion

Cartoon by Frank Shiers

Editorial: Reopen schools in fall, but do it safely

Don’t bully schools into reopening. Protect our students.

Cartoon by Frank Shiers
Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.

Points of contention on police inquests in King County

Inquests frequently unfold against a backdrop of sadness and drama: Family members’ shock at the sudden loss of a loved one at the hands of… Continue reading

Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.
Cartoon by Frank Shiers

Editorial: Stopping COVID is now up to each of us

With a resurgence threatening, we need to take greater responsibility to keep the virus in check.

Cartoon by Frank Shiers
Armondo Pavone is the Mayor of Renton.

Renton needs a defined timetable for homeless shelter | Guest editorial

By Armondo Pavone and Ruth Pérez, Special to the Renton Reporter The health threat of COVID-19 for those experiencing homelessness prompted the Seattle-based Downtown Emergency… Continue reading

  • Jun 25, 2020
Armondo Pavone is the Mayor of Renton.
Doreen Davis, left in mask, waves at parade participants on May 2. Olivia Sullivan/staff photo

Wear your face-hugging, ever-loving mask | Editorial

“Don’t make me come down there.” — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, in a tweet Saturday, after viewing video of New York City residents squeezing… Continue reading

Doreen Davis, left in mask, waves at parade participants on May 2. Olivia Sullivan/staff photo
Valley police chiefs of King County release unified message in response to death of George Floyd

Valley police chiefs of King County release unified message in response to death of George Floyd

Police chiefs of Des Moines, Tukwila, Renton, Federal Way, Kent, Auburn, Algona, Pacific, Black Diamond and the Port of Seattle pledge to stand with communities.

  • Jun 17, 2020
Valley police chiefs of King County release unified message in response to death of George Floyd
Back to the wild — a whole new outdoor recreation world | Guest editorial

Back to the wild — a whole new outdoor recreation world | Guest editorial

When enjoying the great outdoors, continue to socially distance and be aware of how else COVID-19 has changed our world.

  • May 7, 2020
Back to the wild — a whole new outdoor recreation world | Guest editorial
KCLS is stepping up its commitment to patrons

KCLS is stepping up its commitment to patrons

KCLS has expanding its online resources so patrons can continue to learn, build skills, stay entertained and remain mentally and physically active amid the pandemic.

KCLS is stepping up its commitment to patrons
Ardra Arwin.

‘Let’s not go out and play!’

A poem by Renton resident Ardra Arwin, age 8

  • Apr 22, 2020
Ardra Arwin.
How using a face mask to cover my Asian face could put me in danger

How using a face mask to cover my Asian face could put me in danger

Since the COVID-19 outbreak began, Asians and Asian Americans have been targeted.

How using a face mask to cover my Asian face could put me in danger
Opinion: Public deserves honest information on sex education

Opinion: Public deserves honest information on sex education

The Washington comprehensive sex education bill passed in the Senate on March 7.

Opinion: Public deserves honest information on sex education
Grocery store staff are working hard to keep the shelves stocked during the COVID-19 pandemic. File photo

Thank you grocery store clerks

Recognizing the sacrifices of our unsung essential workforce.

  • Mar 31, 2020
Grocery store staff are working hard to keep the shelves stocked during the COVID-19 pandemic. File photo
Catch each other during this fall

Catch each other during this fall

How we can use the quarantine to reflect on necessary social changes

Catch each other during this fall
To our elected officials: Be bold, be consistent, be honest, be helpful

To our elected officials: Be bold, be consistent, be honest, be helpful

By Patrick Grubb, Washington Newspaper Publishers Association Governor Jay Inslee has been forceful in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic because our state is the nation’s hotbed… Continue reading

  • Mar 17, 2020
To our elected officials: Be bold, be consistent, be honest, be helpful
Letters to the editor for the week of March 13

Letters to the editor for the week of March 13

Reader worries about the county’s reach Dear editor, The article regarding King County’s acquisition of the EconoLodge in Kent (published online on March 6) raises… Continue reading

  • Mar 15, 2020
Letters to the editor for the week of March 13
As the deadline nears, state lawmakers face a few challenges

As the deadline nears, state lawmakers face a few challenges

There are four major decisions lawmakers are tackling before the end of this legislative session.

  • Mar 14, 2020
As the deadline nears, state lawmakers face a few challenges

A tax break for working families

As rents continue to climb in our communities, as food prices continue to rise and as wages stagnate, my colleagues and I in the Washington… Continue reading

  • Mar 1, 2020

Accelerating equity in STEM education in the Puget Sound

At the Institute for Systems Biology (ISB), headquartered in Seattle’s South Lake Union Innovation Hub, we believe every student deserves a high-quality STEM education, regardless… Continue reading

  • Feb 21, 2020
Rep. Zack Hudgins, D-11

It’s hard to do homework when you don’t have a home

We have heard it a million times — a good education is the best way to break the cycle of poverty. Education has remained a… Continue reading

  • Feb 16, 2020
Rep. Zack Hudgins, D-11
Letters to the editor for the week of Feb. 14

Letters to the editor for the week of Feb. 14

Tommy the turtle — a childhood friend Dear editor, “Tommy the Turtle” was indeed designed and sculpted by my father, Milton Hebald. It was a… Continue reading

  • Feb 15, 2020
Letters to the editor for the week of Feb. 14