Opinion

Invest in our future

I am writing to you to express my support for both the Building for Excellence School Bond (Proposition 1) and the Education and Operations Replacement… Continue reading

  • Feb 7, 2019

Vote yes to support Renton schools

Two important school funding measures are on the Feb. 12 ballot. Voter approval is required to maintain this source of local funding to improve our… Continue reading

  • Feb 6, 2019

Help support the district by voting yes

Help us accomplish more with less. In last week’s edition, long-time Renton businessman Jim Sullivan gave the Renton School District well-deserved praise for the high… Continue reading

  • Feb 2, 2019

Leaders need to act like adults

In 2019 America, reason has been replaced by fear.

Get out the vote for Renton Schools

We just had a very important mid-term election in November, but now it’s time to get out to vote again. Some might be asking —… Continue reading

  • Feb 1, 2019

Chamber endorses school district’s ballot measures

The Renton Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors voted unanimously to endorse Renton School District’s School Construction Bond and Education & Operations Replacement Levy measures… Continue reading

  • Feb 1, 2019

I see the positive impact from supporting our schools

I am a passionate supporter of both the Building for Excellence School Construction Bond and the Education Programs and Operations Replacement Levy on the Feb.… Continue reading

  • Jan 31, 2019

Join me in supporting both measures

I support Renton School District’s two measures on the Feb. 12 ballot. The school construction bond helps keep our schools in excellent working order and… Continue reading

  • Jan 31, 2019

State GOP faces uphill battle if tied to Trump

Democrats have controlled the governorship since 1985. It’s not healthy to have such lopsided control

Male-only no more: The next House Speaker will be a woman

Frank Chopp’s reign as speaker of the state House of Representatives will end soon. The Seattle Democrat, the longest serving speaker in state history and… Continue reading

  • Jan 19, 2019

Recognizing types of propaganda techniques makes them less effective

Propaganda techniques find their way into our politics, our advertising and our speech.

Still a ways away, but don’t give pet bunnies for Easter

I was going to save this column for spring, to mark the one year anniversary when I rescued my rabbit Thomasina at Allan Yorke Park.… Continue reading

Consider what you’re putting in your body

Lies by big companies have brought us opioid addiction, obesity and related health troubles.

Boeing hopes to build upon record year

Last year, a PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) global study of aerospace manufacturing attractiveness found the United States is top rated and within our country, Washington is the… Continue reading

Democrats hold upper hand on shutdown

The partial government shutdown started on Friday, Dec. 21 at midnight. The issue is over money to build a border wall between the U.S. and… Continue reading

‘I hope Washington continues to support school choice’

My daughter Kylie has always struggled with anxiety. However, it got drastically worse when she got to middle school. During her first semester her anxiety… Continue reading

  • Jan 4, 2019

We need to make Alzheimer’s fight a national priority

Editor’s Note: The wrong version of this letter was run in the Dec. 21 edition of the Reporter, below is the correct version. As Kim… Continue reading

  • Jan 3, 2019

Ways to drain the swamp

Many pundits predict American political warfare will worsen in 2019 and grow more ruthless in 2020—our next presidential election year. The swamp that candidate Donald… Continue reading

Hoping for middle ground with regards to immigration issue

What would happen if all the undocumented immigrants went away? Both sides of the issue.

Christmas wreaths help ease pain

Christmas is a difficult time for anyone grieving the death of a loved one. It is especially hard when they were slain in the line-of-duty… Continue reading