Cornfield: Unpredictable 2020 Legislative Session Ends

The 2020 legislative session has come to a close. It didn’t unfold…


Dr. Seuss Day and other spring happenings

The Simpson Scoop By Leilah J. On March 2, Simpson Elementary School…

  • Mar 19th, 2020


David Fitzsimmons — The Arizona Star

Commentary: I’m a doctor. If this 81-year-old can endure the coronavirus, you can too

By Daniel J. Stone Los Angeles Times Joe, a semiretired 81-year-old, never…

  • Mar 16th, 2020


Kevin Siers

Commentary: At the airports, a clear view of Trump’s inept handling of coronavirus crisis

By Dahleen Glanton Chicago Tribune In Spain, the number of coronavirus cases…

  • Mar 16th, 2020
Kevin Siers

As the deadline nears, state lawmakers face a few challenges

As state lawmakers in Olympia enter the final turn of the 2020…

After Boeing requested higher tax rates, lawmakers weigh rules to restore cheaper amount

‘Clawbacks’ in the ‘snap-back’ sounds meanful, but would they be?

Northwest legislators struggling with CO2 reduction legislation

GOP blocking Oregon cap and trade proposal; low carbon fuel stardard sits in Washington Senate

Rich history continues to come forth from many sources

By Linda Thompson For The Vidette I have enjoyed writing articles for…

  • Feb 27th, 2020

Colorado River water problems worsening

Unless, we take action to reduce consumption and continue to clean up polluted waters, there won’t be enough water to go around.

The state has too much money and it’s a problem

With revenues rising, budget writers are going to get lots of requests on how to spend it

Loomis: Groundfish management shows way to recovery

Like most win-win solutions, no one got everything they wanted, but each got something they needed.

  • Feb 20th, 2020

American Legion among those helping spread civics education

The American Legion started worrying about civics education in 1938 when fascism worldwide was on the rise

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.

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

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