Opinion

Help, at last, from the skies | Shiers

Several days of rain and even snow in the higher elevations have…

  • Sep 21st, 2017

 

Controversial education leader to pay us a visit | The Petri Dish

It was going to happen eventually. A top-shelf member of Republican President…

  • Sep 20th, 2017

 

Tax policy changes must be carefully crafted and coordinated | Brunell

Key tax policies emanating from the East and West coasts are like…

 

End lawmakers’ exemption from public records law | Our Corner

By The Herald Editorial Board Recall earlier this summer when the Legislature…

  • Sep 13th, 2017

Rabid bat numbers rise | Shiers

Twelve bats found in public parks and private homes throughout Washington have…

  • Sep 13th, 2017

Mitigate massive wildfires danger | Brunell

At last count firefighters were battling 82 major wildfires in 10 Western…

Let’s clear the air | Shiers

This dry season has tested our skies.

  • Sep 10th, 2017

People coming together is silver lining to Hurricane Harvey | Brunell

All of the things that went wrong in New Orleans with Hurricane…

Governor takes his pitch on state tour | The Petri Dish

Jay Inslee is back on the road this week with his “Ain’t…

  • Sep 7th, 2017

Spectacle still brings out the fight in me | Our Corner

For one Saturday night, the fight game returned. Young Mixed Martial Arts…

No place in our waters for Atlantic salmon | Being Frank

All Atlantic salmon fish farms in Puget Sound should be closed and…

Dan Evans would serve America well | Brunell

Recently, family, friends and dignitaries gathered at Hurricane Ridge near Port Angeles…

Pursuing truth through the rhetoric | Our Corner

This writing stuff is a strange business. It’s an amalgamation of talk,…

Let’s stand united, strong against acts of violence | Sen. Fain

Our freedom to speak and exchange ideas, especially unpopular ideas, is the…

  • Aug 21st, 2017

Glimpse of the solar eclipse: for some, is it really worth the adventure?

Monday brings the Apocalypse. This is not fake news. I got this…

  • Aug 17th, 2017

Massive fires increasing wood prices | Brunell

Massive forest fires in western parts of Canada and the U.S. are…

Make back-to-school shopping sustainable; start with your kids’ closets

By Michelle Metzler/For the Auburn Reporter Ready or not, it’s time to…

  • Aug 16th, 2017

Trying to make sense of all this ‘discraziness’ | Our Corner

As a pick-me-up and drop-me-on-my-head bucket of fun, I have been trying…

A commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in our changing county | KCLS

Anyone who has visited the 48 libraries in the King County Library…

  • Aug 10th, 2017

Sudden deaths took a trio of state’s business and ag leaders | Brunell

So far this year, a trio of unexpected deaths has shocked Washington…

Race to toll likely to clip Washington drivers | Brunell

In 2014, President Barrack Obama opened the door for states to collect…

Voters to decide if state’s new laws measure up | The Petri Dish

Voters never got a chance to try to overturn new laws increasing…

  • Aug 4th, 2017

Forest landowners prove cooperation works | Brunell

The state’s largest environmental, wildlife and natural resources agencies recently recognized 43…

State’s new distracted driving law going too far? | The Petri Dish

The state’s new law targeting distracted drivers sure is annoying folks. What’s…

  • Jul 27th, 2017

Dry spell in Seattle | Shiers

Months removed from record-breaking winter and spring rain, the Puget Sound region…

  • Jul 27th, 2017

Lawmakers’ last challenge? Water rights | The Petri Dish

Wednesday arrived with a sense of possibility that lawmakers could solve the…

  • Jul 20th, 2017

Today’s tools drive me crazy, and off the map | OUR CORNER

Distracted driving is the hot topic now with the new state law…

Maybe it is more than sticks and stones that hurt | OUR CORNER

I have always been interested in languages. Since my first Spanish class…

Stricter law puts more attention on distracted driving | GUEST OP

On Sunday, July 23, a tougher distracted driving law with increased penalties…

  • Jul 18th, 2017

State of public ed

In the final hours before a state government shutdown, the Legislature passed…

  • Jul 7th, 2017

KCLS: looking toward the future

By Stephen A. Smith, interim library director Over the past year and…

  • Jul 6th, 2017

Abundant natural gas is giant step toward energy independence | Brunell

In the last half century, Americans yearned for energy independence. We were…

Lawmakers look to play bigger role in negotiations with unions | The Petri Dish

One of the last pieces of the budget puzzle snapped into place…

  • Jun 30th, 2017

Republican health care bill will hurt Auburn | GUEST OP

Fourteen million. That’s how many of us will lose Medicaid if Republican…

  • Jun 23rd, 2017

Trash talk and all: Taking lessons from council meetings | OUR CORNER

On Mondays, you’ll likely find me sitting in the back row of…

Searching for words that unite us | Brunell

Two days before last year’s presidential election, Frank Luntz walked away from…

WM Recycle Corps interns on the way to ‘crack the code’ for better recycling | Metzler

By Michelle Metzler/For the Auburn Reporter Setting up successful recycling systems in…

  • Jun 22nd, 2017

Complex McCleary Rubik’s Cube testing lawmakers | The Petri Dish

Any day now lawmakers will reveal how they solved the McCleary Rubik’s…

  • Jun 21st, 2017

Trump’s budget cuts to the core of necessities | GUEST OP

For more than 40 years, there has been a bipartisan commitment to…

  • Jun 15th, 2017

Caps, gowns and devices | Shiers

Local high school seniors graduate this weekend.