Aging, antiquated windmill blades are eating up space

Elected officials need to direct more of their attention to finding ways to recycle wind blades


Valentine’s Day is an opportunity to spread some good

I’m excited Valentine’s Day is nearly here — on Friday, Feb. 14.…

  • Feb 13th, 2020


Cornfield: On car taxes, Sound Transit says it gets it

But lawmakers and transit agency leaders are still far apart on how to cut the cost of those tabs.


Elma students deserve a place to dream

Think about your high school stadium. The Eagles have bleachers in a field.

  • Feb 6th, 2020

Copper-infused clothing could help protect health care workers

Copper and its alloys are important tools in fighting diseases and infections.

Short legislative session: pass the needs, pass on the wants

With a third of the legislative session gone, lawmakers are starting to…

  • Feb 6th, 2020

Brunell: Copper making a comeback in hospitals, gyms as disease fighter

Exposure to dry copper alloy surfaces, such as brass, kills a wide-spectrum of bacteria and fungi and permanently inactivates several viruses

Loomis: A healthy Puget Sound begins with us, and breaking some china

In 2017, treaty tribes in Western Washington offered a number of bold actions needed to recover the health of Puget Sound.

  • Jan 30th, 2020

Throw in the towel on Matt Shea

Majority Democrats realize contentious representative is staying

Fattig: We must remember people like Lauren F. Bruner

By Charles H. Fattig McCleary Historical Society Lauren F. Bruner died September…

  • Jan 16th, 2020

Cornfield: Will Republicans join in to kick Rep. Shea from State House?

We know that Rep. Matt Shea is assigned to sit in the…

Brunell: Student loan assistiance becoming a good way to keep employees

Adding student loan benefits helps millennials gets started in their work life and seems to keep them with employers.

Newspapers to keep close eye on legislators after Supreme Court’s Public Records Act ruling

In 1869, the Daily Cleveland Herald quoted lawyer John Godfrey Saxe as…

  • Jan 9th, 2020

Brunell: Sulfur standard change for ships should help all of us breathe easier

Scrapping ships could breathe new life into our nation’s shipbuilding.

Get ready to vote a lot in 2020

It will be a busy year as voters decide the fate of school bonds and help choose the next president.

Longtime columnist Mark Harvey bids adieu

After 772 weeks of us meeting here, I’m stepping away.

  • Jan 2nd, 2020

Cornfield: Drop boxes, tossed ballots, fickle voters among 2019 election quirks

Before turning the page on the November election, here are a few questions to ponder.

Brunell: Much is riding in Washington on winds changing for Boeing

2019 started out so promisingly for the aircraft manufacturer

Brunell: Plenty of southern Washington shop owners to be thankful for

By Don C. Brunell At Christmas, millions watch the 1946 movie classic,…

  • Dec 26th, 2019

Policinski: We’re divided in new ways over our core First Amendment freedoms

At year’s end, First Amendment issues are as controversial and multi-faceted as…

  • Dec 26th, 2019