Remembering McCleary’s Angelo Pellegrini

When McCleary was new, everyone was from somewhere else.

  • Feb 21st, 2019


Rossi Newbill, Simpson Says, Feb. 21, 2019

New ASB officers picked for Simpson Elementary

Simpson Says column for Feb. 21, 2019.

  • Feb 21st, 2019


Car tab rumblings have yet to erupt into legislative fracas

It’s almost as if the Democratic leaders in the House and Senate forgot what everyone was so mad about.

  • Feb 21st, 2019


Resistance grows to corporate incentives

Just as roadbuilders carefully engineer, excavate and pave the highway before opening it to traffic, companies have to build the foundation for their projects. That’s reality today.

America headed down wrong track

America’s drift away from our market-based economic system is perplexing. Equally, mystifying is the new push to replace entrepreneurs with government bureaucrats in planning and controlling services and products offered to us—the consumers.

Drive to Olympia turns into winter treat

The sun shone brilliantly on snow-encased trees for miles as I passed through the Black Hills east of McCleary, practically convincing me it was actually still a month or so earlier.

  • Feb 14th, 2019

Cornfield: Controversial 2018 election mailers were audacious — and legal

Misleading postcards didn’t violate election laws because they touted noncandidates, the PDC found

Brunell: Student debt draining retired income

On average student borrowers in their 60s owed $33,800 in 2017 up 44 percent from 2010. Student loan debt for seniors rose 161 percent between 2010 and 2017. It was the largest increase of any group.

Kindness is the Word of the Month at Simpson Elementary

This month, Simpson Elementary School dove into some fun activities. Toward the middle of the month, Simpson had a Geography Bee, and at the beginning of the month, we had a Word of the Month assembly.

  • Jan 31st, 2019

Washington farmers need tariff relief

U.S. farmers are hopeful current trade negotiations will bring relief to the tariffs imposed between China and the U.S.

Cydney Gillis is the owner of a home where high levels of arsenic have been measured. (Lizz Giordano / Herald file)

Cornfield: Everett neighbors make their pitch to hasten smelter cleanup

Residents ask officials to shorten the timeline for contaminated areas.

Cydney Gillis is the owner of a home where high levels of arsenic have been measured. (Lizz Giordano / Herald file)

3 years in the making: New law on police use of deadly force

In the next few days, state lawmakers will pass a bill to…

Brunell: Grays Harbor benefits from private sector’s tourism investment

There are parts of rural Washington which can benefit from statewide tourism promotion especially places with fresh and saltwater beaches.

Cornfield: Inslee give state of presidential campaign speech

“Washington’s Unwritten Chapter” was the title of the State of the State address Tuesday.

  • Jan 24th, 2019

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

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

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.