Opinion

Slow go in Olympia | Shiers

The Legislature is going double-overtime to try and settle a budget impasse…

 

Auburn’s elected officials need to stand by their community | GUEST OP

We have lived in Auburn for several years. Our children attend school…

  • May 25th, 2017

 

Budget battle pushes state to the brink | The Petri Dish

The process of shutting down state government is underway, again. At the…

  • May 25th, 2017

 

Lawmakers stalled on a compromising car tab bill | The Petri Dish

It’s pretty clear those running Sound Transit aren’t seizing the initiative to…

  • May 17th, 2017

How to stress less in the face of uncertainty | Guest op

The political climate we are all facing is intense, to say the…

  • May 18th, 2017

Spring is on its way – at long last | Shiers

Our gloomy, reluctant spring is expected to give way to warmer, drier…

Plenty of work to do in special session | The Petri Dish

Not a whole lot is going on around the Capitol these days…

  • May 11th, 2017

Waste Management driver loves her work, behind the wheel and in her community

Lindsey Leitch is an early riser. She has to be. Her family…

Remembering Mike Lowry, a genuine man | Brunell

There was nothing pretentious about Mike Lowry. What you saw is what…

Pricey play | Shiers

King County’s median home price continues to soar.

KCLS Music & Technology Festival previews new directions in libraries and digital content

By Stephen A. Smith/Interim KCLS director Libraries have always been the place…

  • May 4th, 2017

Understanding and supporting a loved one struggling with substance use | GUEST OP

By Milena Stott, LICSW, CDP/For the Reporter King County’s opioid crisis shows…

  • May 4th, 2017

Customer satisfaction is job one | Brunell

It may take United Airlines years to overcome the public relations nightmare…

Lawmakers play Trump card on failure to disclose taxes | The Petri Dish

Some Democratic lawmakers want to know if they can legally keep President…

  • May 3rd, 2017

How wet can it get? | Shiers

The Seattle area continues to toil in moisture. For the third consecutive…

Building bridges or mending them? | Guest op

By Irma Fritz/for the Auburn Reporter Lately we have been speaking of…

  • Apr 28th, 2017

Distractive driving goes beyond the law | Brunell

While state lawmakers work to bridge major differences in the budget, they…

Pushing for more ballot drop boxes | The Petri Dish

In the stack of bills awaiting Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee’s signature is…

  • Apr 27th, 2017

A tiny little squiggle of ink | Beckley

Ah, the Oxford comma. It’s just a tiny little squiggle of ink,…

  • Apr 26th, 2017

Our chance is now to fully fund education | Guest op

By Harium Martin-Morris/For the Auburn Reporter We are at a pivotal moment…

  • Apr 21st, 2017

Vivid tube world just a yardstick away | Dennis Box

A moment of memory fell on me during one of the staff…

Project on ‘pay-by-mile’ approach to fund transportation infrastructure seeks volunteers | Guest analysis

By Reema Griffith/executive director, Washington State Transportation Commission Washington, along with every…

  • Apr 24th, 2017

Lawmakers brace for overtime in Olympia | The Petri Dish

The countdown to special session is underway. Truthfully, it’s been going on…

  • Apr 19th, 2017

Creating energy from our garbage? That’s a bright idea | Metzler

Washington residents are really good at recycling. We recycle nearly 50 percent…

  • Apr 13th, 2017

Time to get serious on REAL ID compliance | Guest op

By state Reps. Mark Hargrove and Matt Shea/For the Reporter If you…

  • Apr 13th, 2017

Entrepreneurs remain the key America’s success | Brunell

American entrepreneurs’ ability to invent, create and bring products and services to…

  • Apr 13th, 2017

What can hunters and anglers learn from an income tax debate? | Guest op

By Sen. Phil Fortunato, R-Auburn/For the Reporter In nature, animals blend into…

  • Apr 12th, 2017

Lawmakers face a jigsaw puzzle in trying to fully fund education | The Petri Dish

As eight lawmakers arrived at a conference room early Wednesday for another…

  • Apr 12th, 2017

Lessons learned from demise of Northwest aluminum industry | Brunell

Driving east along State Route 14 these days, you see water pouring…

  • Apr 7th, 2017

State carbon tax would be harmful | Brunell

A major hurdle for lawmakers in Olympia working to finish the next…

  • Mar 31st, 2017

Some lawmakers want to take away popular property tax limit | GUEST OP

By Paul Guppy, Washington Policy Center’s vice president for research With so…

  • Mar 30th, 2017

The secret in the classroom revealed | Box

Cellphones have become the talk of the town in Washington, D.C. with…

House Democrats re-examine real estate excise tax | The Petri Dish

After years of futility in targeting the wealthy, House Democrats may have…

  • Mar 30th, 2017

Stuck with the tab | Shiers

Western Washington voters got what they supported – a Sound Transit measure…

  • Mar 30th, 2017

Sound Transit resurrects monster-size vehicle valuations

The assault on taxpayers’ wallets by Sound Transit and ST3 just won’t end.

  • Mar 24th, 2017

We need to do more to clean Puget Sound | Being Frank

The health of Puget Sound is getting some much-needed help from efforts…

  • Mar 22nd, 2017

Sound Transit officials take on the fury of car tab spike | The Petri Dish

This could be interesting. Thursday afternoon directors of Sound Transit will hold…

  • Mar 22nd, 2017

POG is worth another look | Brunell

In 2003, Gov. Gary Locke, D, faced a 10-percent revenue hole in…

  • Mar 16th, 2017

Recycling myths: sorting fact from fiction

By Michelle Metzler/For the Auburn Reporter Even with all the recycling we…

  • Mar 16th, 2017