Brunell: Historic events reunite us, reveal our qualities if not green cheese

We could use an Apollo 11 mission today.

  • Jul 18th, 2019


Jerry Cornfield: New statewide election system causing concern among auditors

County auditors are wrestling with the slowdowns and bugaboos of a sparkling new $9.5 million statewide elections system known as VoteWa.

  • Jul 18th, 2019


Brunell: Time for American ingenuity to get dirty

We need to adapt to how we produce and dispose of waste.


Cornfield: Yes, Virginia, lawmakers did raise a lot of fees and taxes

State lawmakers outdid themselves this year in the assortment of ways they chose to extract more bucks from us.

  • Jul 11th, 2019

Halvorsen Gatlin: Where the fireweed grows

Memories of trip arise with flower every year

  • Jul 11th, 2019

Lang: Tell me how I’m doing

It’s been almost a year since I took over at The Vidette. What do you think my work at the paper.

  • Jul 4th, 2019

Brunell: Restoring affordability to a college education is vital to America

Making higher education affordable is a national priority.

DAN HAMMOCK | GRAYS HARBOR NEWS GROUP One of the more elaborately decorated floats in in last year’s Bear Festival parade was the festival’s own. This year’s events run July 12-14.

Thompson: Bear Festival will be packed with fun

Annual event returns this weekend to McCleary. It is the 60th festival.

  • Jun 28th, 2019
DAN HAMMOCK | GRAYS HARBOR NEWS GROUP One of the more elaborately decorated floats in in last year’s Bear Festival parade was the festival’s own. This year’s events run July 12-14.

Nott: White House “chills” on free speech

Column from Lata Nott, executive director of the First Amendment Center of the Freedom Forum Institute.

  • Jun 27th, 2019

Loomis: Politics, not science behind water quality rollback

By Lorraine Loomis Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission I don’t know how you…

  • Jun 20th, 2019

Brunell: Family-owned businesses are backbone of America

While politicians often tout their support for family-owned business, they are the least understood and most overlooked political constituency.

Policinski: New Assange charges raise two first amendment alarms

The new charges implicate the work of journalists, which often involves talking with sources and at times possessing and publishing secret documents.

  • Jun 20th, 2019

Halvorsen Gatlin: Hang onto your hat, it may be collectable

Family’s hat collection brings joy to many.

  • Jun 13th, 2019

Brunell: Life-changing innovation comes in all shaps

The world often copies Washington businesses when it comes to innovation.

Brunell: Could Puget Sound area put on a World’s Fair today?

You have to wonder if a project of this scope and magnitude could happen today with endless hoops to jump through, mounds of government red-tape and construction costs which were unimaginable in 1960.

Simpson Says: Field trips and assemblies are highlights of the month

Dancers and wildlife popular with students.

  • May 30th, 2019

Cornfield: Inslee exercises executive power like never before

Governor shifted $175M to culverts and vetoed a sentence he said threatened funding for transit.

Jerry Cornfield: Upon further review, EPA wants to redo water quality rules

Gov. Jay Inslee no longer embraces the standards submitted to the feds in the summer of 2016, if — conjecture here — he and his Department of Ecology ever truly did.

  • May 22nd, 2019

Why did lawmakers deny TVW’s budget request for more transparency?

When it comes to embracing transparency, the 2019 Session had one shining…

  • May 21st, 2019

Thompson: Where did hospital get its name?

Mark E. Reed’s life tells quite a few tales

  • May 21st, 2019