Opinion

TOM WROBLEWSKI: Boeing should work with unions to benefit company, community

Freelance writer Tish Gregory’s recent Renton Reporter column was right about one thing: next year’s contract talks between Boeing, the Machinists Union and SPEEA will… Continue reading

COMMENTARY: Supreme Court rule makes justice affordable for all

The Washington Supreme Court adopted a landmark rule in December that ensures all people have access to the justice system regardless of their ability to… Continue reading

COMMENTARY: Medicaid assistance for drugs critical part of our health care

For every one of us fortunate enough to have the security of employment and good medical insurance, there are too many who do not. It’s… Continue reading

COMMENTARY: Two views on VMC, UW strategic alliance

The following commentary by Dr. Aaron Heide was submitted to the Renton Reporter, Covington/Maple Valley Reporter and the Kent Reporter. The Covington/Maple Valley Reporter posted… Continue reading

  • Mar 3, 2011

OUR VIEW: Renton is quite a catch for SIFF

That the Seattle International Film Festival is coming to Renton is testament to what makes the city so unique – its diversity.But it’s also testament… Continue reading

  • Feb 18, 2011

EDITOR’S NOTE: Valley board taking the right road now

In early October a “referee” was brought on board to help keep order at meetings of the Valley Medical Center Board of Commissioners.Referee isn’t the… Continue reading

RENTON REPORTER EDITORIAL: Notices serve public good

There aren’t a lot of legal provisions enacted in 1789 still on the books today. But the ones that are have stood the test of… Continue reading

  • Feb 3, 2011

COMMENTARY: Alliance a new beginning for Valley Medical Center

Valley Medical Center and UW Medicine share a common mission and vision of providing outstanding clinical care with a firm commitment to patient safety and excellence. This decision provides exciting opportunities to explore what can be accomplished through combining efforts on important initiatives to benefit the residents of South King County.

  • Jan 21, 2011

RENTON REPORTER EDITORIAL: Valley, UW alliance deserves full review

The prospect of a strategic alliance between Valley Medical Center and UW Medicine deserves careful scrutiny. As Valley CEO Rich Roodman says, it’s a game… Continue reading

  • Jan 20, 2011

COMMENTARY: Act to help businesses pool benefit resources

Today, many small businesses across America struggle to provide health benefits to their employees. On average, small businesses pay about 18 percent more than large… Continue reading

RENTON REPORTER EDITORIAL: Valley Medical commissioners should agree to explore UW alliance

Now before Valley Medical Center commissioners is a recommendation to form a strategic alliance with highly regarded UW Medicine.The recommendation will go before the board… Continue reading

  • Jan 16, 2011

RENTON REPORTER EDITORIAL: Get engaged this political year

Anyone who chooses to run against Mayor Denis Law this year had better bring his or her A game to the campaign.This is not a… Continue reading

  • Jan 13, 2011

Renton Community Foundation at heart of a giving community

The email invitation caught my eye because it was sent by a prominent local leader. She was inviting me to an event. An important event,… Continue reading

OUR VIEW: It’s time for unfunded mandates to sail into the sunset

It’s time the state Legislature stopped looking at the cities (and counties) as piggy banks to raid whenever it needs some extra cash to pay… Continue reading

  • Jan 7, 2011

EDITOR’S NOTE: Just think how much money we could save with civility

I am not inclined to make New Year’s resolutions. But in the context of this column, I will:Resolved: We will all just get along (with… Continue reading

RENTON REPORTER EDITORIAL: Valley Medical ready to make good use of beds

Valley Medical Center should aggressively pursue its appeal of a state Department of Health denial of 60 new patient beds, including 30 for the new… Continue reading

  • Dec 29, 2010