Halvorsen Gatlin: A great place for golden rule

‘Love thy neighbor’ is something we could use more of.

  • Sep 12th, 2019


Loomis: Habitat work shows promise of salmon recovery

Treaty tribes are encouraged by fish passage improvement projects in the Puget…

  • Sep 12th, 2019


Brunell: It is time to talk about our national debt

The next presidential election would be a good time to remember our kids’ kids.


Brunell: Time to finish PSE’s liquified natural gas plan

Industry and the environment depend on project to fuel ships and homes.

Marcus: Back to school — and religion is on the syllabus?

By Benjamin Marcus The Freedom Forum Institute As children return to school,…

  • Sep 5th, 2019

Cornfield: Lawmakers sue Gov. Jay Inslee over ‘veto too far’

By Jerry Cornfield The Everett Herald When Gov. Jay Inslee vetoed a…

Brunell: Mutual respect is key to prosperity

Unions and businesses must return to working together for the best outcomes.

Cornfield: Ballot will be heavier thanks to advisory votes Democrats could have avoided

By Jerry Cornfield The Herald If you lost count of how many…

Brunell: Drones reforesting burned land could be game changer

While drones are coming of age in firefighting, they are also establishing…

Harvey: You can’t force ‘help’ onto your parents; tread lightly

Today I’m going to go on about pride. And independence. And fear.

  • Aug 22nd, 2019

Loomis: Tribes outraged by EPA move to roll back improved water quality standards

Treaty Indian tribes in Western Washington are outraged that the Environmental Protection Agency is advancing the agenda of a small group of industrial polluters to undermine public health, science and decades of hard work by rolling back the water quality standards that we have been implementing for almost three years.

  • Aug 15th, 2019

Brunell: Chug-a-chug-a-chug-a-chug-a-chug-a-chug-a-recharge

Battery powered locomotives could be coming soon

Cornfield: State’s new voting system passes key test

Whew. The primary (on Aug. 6) marked the electoral debut of VoteWa,…

Brunell: Energy replacements need to be in place before edicts phase them out

Just eliminating existing energy supplies without well-thought-out replacement strategies is a recipe for chaos.

Halvorsen Gatlin: Is there still kindness in the world?

There is in our part of it.

  • Aug 8th, 2019

Marcus: Are religious people really ignorant about religion?

Are Americans both religious and religiously ignorant about religion, as some claim?

  • Aug 8th, 2019

Brunell: Alternative to flaring natural gas

In oil rich West Texas, shale producers and pipeline owner Williams Co.…

  • Aug 6th, 2019

Thompson: Mark Reed Hospital had its beginnings in 1940s

A look back at the history of East County’s hospital.

  • Aug 6th, 2019

Policinski: Supreme Court reverses years of FOIA precedent

Case was between media company and grocer.

  • Aug 6th, 2019

Hatchery movie misguided, inaccurate

By Lorraine Loomis Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission Outdoor clothing and gear manufacturer…

  • Jul 25th, 2019