Opinion

Don Brunell: Health care top of mind

By Don Brunell When Congress convenes next year, lawmakers must focus on…

 

Thompson: Getting to the core of East County’s apple history

You’d think Johnny Appleseed, himself, went through here.

  • Nov 29th, 2018

 

Reducing wildfire risk imperative

While massive wildfires are historic, they are more dangerous today. As our…

 

Cornfield: State revenues to reach $50B, but new fees or taxes loom

No governor or Legislature has ever had that much money to spend on government services and programs.

Official isn’t worried if Facebook post lands him in hot water

This sassy opus penned by a New York radio talk show host is a manifest of discomforting questions and conspiratorial theorems posed by those embracing the president’s call to turn back the men, women and children when they arrive at the U.S. border.

The fallen leaves of autumn are an asset, not a problem

They provide nutrients and help block winter weeds, so don’t put them in the lawn waste bin.

  • Nov 22nd, 2018

Costs matter in hiring

Finding a living wage job is important to our country. People need work which provides money for rent, utilities and groceries and upward mobility. The key is arming Americans with the skills they need to keep our employers cost competitive.

  • Nov 15th, 2018

Big corporations were among the winners of Tuesday’s voting

A surge in voter interest, a swell in the ranks of Democratic state lawmakers and a spendy bunch of contests marked the 2018 election.

  • Nov 15th, 2018

Thanksgiving memories span nearly a century

Columnist discusses Thanksgiving memories at Elma Senior Center.

  • Nov 8th, 2018

Military also adjusting to worker shortages

Even though our armed forces have stepped up their enlistment bonuses, they still fall short of their recruitment goals.

  • Nov 7th, 2018

Masquerading junk election mailers sneak across the aisle

By Jerry Cornfield Everett Herald Glen Morgan is a political conservative with…

  • Oct 31st, 2018

Tight races make for tough endorsement calls for major offices

State House District 19 The 19th District House race between incumbent Jim…

  • Oct 29th, 2018

Diary of a veterinarian from 19th century reports on more than sheep ticks

We review the diary of former McCleary resident Arthur S. Broadbent.

  • Oct 25th, 2018

Gov. Inslee’s attempt to make ends meet | The Petri Dish

Writing the next state budget is going to be a taxing experience.…

These 17 people will decide raises for elected officials

Are the 147 members of the Legislature in line for a raise?…

The whereabouts of missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi should concern us all

Journalist Jamal Khashoggi is missing — and the world does not know if he is alive or dead. That there is no answer yet is, in itself, a tragedy. But depending on that answer, it may well become an atrocity.

  • Oct 17th, 2018

Changing seasons has me working on changing my mind

Sitting on my sun-drenched patio outside my kitchen a scant couple of…

  • Oct 10th, 2018

State’s carbon fee would hurt businesses and families

A carbon tax would raise over $610 million in its first year and jump to $761 million by 2023, but the added cost from the initiative over 15 years is projected to be 57-cents a gallon.

The Russians are indeed coming

By Don C. Brunell

  • Oct 4th, 2018

Trauma is trauma: Victims of sexual assault are not alone

Sexual assault affects people of all demographics in all socio-economic classes.

  • Oct 2nd, 2018