Opinion

Brunell: East Coast seaports ramping up capabilities

Washington needs to improve infrastructure to remain competitive.

 

Cornfield: Washington’s next House speaker will be a woman

The Frank Chopp era will end soon. Everett’s Robinson is among a crowd of women who may seek the job.

  • Jan 16th, 2019

 

Thompson: Movie theater to auction house to smoke

Over the years the theater was used for school plays, plays put on by the Knights of Pythians, The Ladies Aid Society of the Methodist Church and who knows how many others. Later it became the Auction House.

  • Jan 16th, 2019

 

Brunell: Boeing hopes to build upon record year

This year will be pivotal for Boeing’s 777x program. The company has invested over a billion dollars on its new composite wing plant at Everett. It is programmed to build and test six new 777s.

Cornfield: Sound Transit probably won’t be ignored by lawmakers in 2019

Car tab relief is one topic. How directors of the regional transit authority are chosen is another.

Halvorsen Gatlin: Let’s work together as a positive force in our world

We have choices in how we view things, as well as how we react to them.

  • Jan 10th, 2019

Cornfield: An old tax idea is being resurrected for the new year

Many Democratic lawmakers might warm to the tax change, but not the diversion of dollars.

  • Jan 3rd, 2019

Don Brunell: Ways to drain the swamp

The president should use the upcoming State of the Union speech to unify the country. Congress, likewise, should look for ways to take those recommendations and work together.

  • Jan 2nd, 2019

Don Brunell: Immunizations make difference

We can be thankful that our market-based, free enterprise system provides the wealth which allows our government and charitable organization to invest in programs that improve our health.

Olivia Robinson is sixth-grader at Simpson Elementary School in Montesano. She writes the Simpson Says column for The Vidette.

Food Bowl’s Spirit Week among the fun activities this month

During the month of December at Simpson Elementary we have lots of fun activities going on. Starting at the beginning of the month we have Food Bowl activities taking place, raising funds and food for area food banks. These activities are always a highlight of student’s years, and they make great memories.

  • Dec 20th, 2018
Olivia Robinson is sixth-grader at Simpson Elementary School in Montesano. She writes the Simpson Says column for The Vidette.

Don Brunell: 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 while protecting our country.

A preliminary concept of a proposed new interchange on Highway 522 at Paradise Lake Road in Maltby. (WSDOT)

Jerry Cornfield: New idea: Carbon fee for transportation, environmental work

A lawmaker’s statewide plan would remove culverts, redo the U.S. 2 trestle and fund many other projects.

A preliminary concept of a proposed new interchange on Highway 522 at Paradise Lake Road in Maltby. (WSDOT)

Guns, helmets and soju proposals queued up for 2019 session

In an annual rite, lawmakers are already putting bills in the hopper they want to debate next year.

From left, Julya Lemon, Angel Callahan and Christina Watkins pose in the kitchen at the House of Ruth, where they are the first three residents of the women’s ministry at Set Free Christian Fellowship in 11 years. Photo courtesy Tommi Halvorsen Gatlin

Tommi Halvorsen Gatlin: A timely gift in the little town of Elma

Set Free ministry reopens doors to help women and teens in crisis.

  • Dec 13th, 2018
From left, Julya Lemon, Angel Callahan and Christina Watkins pose in the kitchen at the House of Ruth, where they are the first three residents of the women’s ministry at Set Free Christian Fellowship in 11 years. Photo courtesy Tommi Halvorsen Gatlin

Longshot bid: Inslee is saddling up for a presidential run

Can a little-known thoroughbred from the Pacific Northwest capture the 2020 derby of Democratic presidential candidates?

Don Brunell: Good economic news sprinkled with caution

Our state’s Economic and Revenue Forecast Council (ERFC) quarterly update shows a whopping 17.3% increase in state income for the current biennium.

Don Brunell: Health care top of mind

By Don Brunell When Congress convenes next year, lawmakers must focus on…

Cornfield: State revenues to reach $50B, but new fees or taxes loom

No governor or Legislature has ever had that much money to spend on government services and programs.

Thompson: Getting to the core of East County’s apple history

You’d think Johnny Appleseed, himself, went through here.

  • Nov 29th, 2018

Reducing wildfire risk imperative

While massive wildfires are historic, they are more dangerous today. As our…