Halvorsen Gatlin: Life is blooming all over Western Washington

Whether from rebirth or replanting, hope comes in spring

  • Apr 17th, 2019


Retrieving ocean trash is only first step

The garbage is accumulating in “gyres” which are large systems of circulating ocean currents, kind of like slow-moving whirlpools. Though the oceans are home to many gyres, there are five that have a significant impact on our environment.


Anecdotal anglers appear annually around April

Traditionally, we start fishing sometime in April. But it now depends on what you are fishing for and where you are fishing.

  • Apr 17th, 2019


Jerry Cornfield: Snohomish woman on 17-day fast to spotlight orcas’ plight

At nearly noon on April 1, Lanni Johnson sat in a fold-up…

Brunell: Lawmakers need to re-examine budget before adjourning

Before lawmakers wrap-up their work in Olympia, they should re-examine their hefty…

By Steve Tharinger: Let’s tax extraordinary wealth instead of work

By Steve Tharinger For decades, working families and the middle class have…

  • Apr 10th, 2019

Learn more about tissue donation and help save lives

By Jeff Leuschen When people are asked about registering to donate, they…

  • Apr 10th, 2019

We must face inconvenient truth about batteries

Things are about to change dramatically as more electric vehicles populate our roads and our government and manufacturers deal with the growing backlog of old car batteries.

State school funding is failing Grays Harbor’s kids

Rural school districts across the state, and pretty much every student in Grays Harbor County, were sent to the back of the line by lawmakers in the ongoing fallout of the McCleary Supreme Court decision and legislative school funding debacle.

  • Apr 10th, 2019

Free speech, even on campus, makes hypocrites of all

Are colleges actually eroding free speech and undermining First Amendment values? Sure. But no more so than anyone else.

  • Apr 2nd, 2019

Cornfield: Democrats are in charge, but GOP is helping steer the debate

Republicans see their role as fixing or foiling bad bills. Democrats’ tax bills are their new target.

  • Apr 2nd, 2019

Brunell: Beware of the darker side of renewable energy

By Don C. Brunell For The Vidette Before our country, in haste,…

Cornfield: What tax-raising idea will win out in March budget madness?

Democrats, who control the House and Senate, are set to release spending plans and revenue packages.

  • Mar 27th, 2019

Thompson: Winter weather wanes as spring springs

By Linda Thompson For The Vidette I know of no one who…

  • Mar 21st, 2019

Brunell: Free market would beat ‘New Green Deal’

Oil companies betting on electric technology

  • Mar 21st, 2019

Jerry Cornfield: Showdown on Inslee’s clean air rule reaches Supreme Court

On March 19, the content of the rule and the breadth of Inslee’s executive authority will be considered by the state Supreme Court.

  • Mar 20th, 2019

Absurd law is dangerous for many

I doubt it would be a hardship to kiss daylight savings time goodbye.

  • Mar 13th, 2019

Brunell: Trade issues coalesce Washington’s delegation

While Democrats and Republicans are at one another’s throats on most issues these days, it is gratifying that when it comes to promoting our state’s products internationally, they coalesce.

Cornfield: State lawmakers united in new tack on opioid fight

There’s prevention, until it doesn’t work; then treatment; and, if all goes well, recovery.

  • Mar 13th, 2019

Harborites should back state plastic sack ban

Senate Bill 5323 aims to reduce “pollution from plastic bags” by taking that ban statewide. It has cleared the Senate and is working its way through the state House.

  • Mar 13th, 2019