Opinion

Brunell: Restoring affordability to a college education is vital to America

Making higher education affordable is a national priority.

Lang: Tell me how I’m doing

It’s been almost a year since I took over at The Vidette. What do you think my work at the paper.

  • Jul 4th, 2019
DAN HAMMOCK | GRAYS HARBOR NEWS GROUP One of the more elaborately decorated floats in in last year’s Bear Festival parade was the festival’s own. This year’s events run July 12-14.

Thompson: Bear Festival will be packed with fun

Annual event returns this weekend to McCleary. It is the 60th festival.

  • Jun 28th, 2019
DAN HAMMOCK | GRAYS HARBOR NEWS GROUP One of the more elaborately decorated floats in in last year’s Bear Festival parade was the festival’s own. This year’s events run July 12-14.

Nott: White House “chills” on free speech

Column from Lata Nott, executive director of the First Amendment Center of the Freedom Forum Institute.

  • Jun 27th, 2019

Brunell: Family-owned businesses are backbone of America

While politicians often tout their support for family-owned business, they are the least understood and most overlooked political constituency.

Loomis: Politics, not science behind water quality rollback

By Lorraine Loomis Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission I don’t know how you…

  • Jun 20th, 2019

Policinski: New Assange charges raise two first amendment alarms

The new charges implicate the work of journalists, which often involves talking with sources and at times possessing and publishing secret documents.

  • Jun 20th, 2019
Halvorsen Gatlin: Hang onto your hat, it may be collectable

Halvorsen Gatlin: Hang onto your hat, it may be collectable

Family’s hat collection brings joy to many.

  • Jun 13th, 2019
Halvorsen Gatlin: Hang onto your hat, it may be collectable

Brunell: Life-changing innovation comes in all shaps

The world often copies Washington businesses when it comes to innovation.

Brunell: Could Puget Sound area put on a World’s Fair today?

You have to wonder if a project of this scope and magnitude could happen today with endless hoops to jump through, mounds of government red-tape and construction costs which were unimaginable in 1960.

Simpson Says: Field trips and assemblies are highlights of the month

Dancers and wildlife popular with students.

  • May 30th, 2019
Cornfield: Inslee exercises executive power like never before

Cornfield: Inslee exercises executive power like never before

Governor shifted $175M to culverts and vetoed a sentence he said threatened funding for transit.

Cornfield: Inslee exercises executive power like never before

Jerry Cornfield: Upon further review, EPA wants to redo water quality rules

Gov. Jay Inslee no longer embraces the standards submitted to the feds in the summer of 2016, if — conjecture here — he and his Department of Ecology ever truly did.

  • May 22nd, 2019

Thompson: Where did hospital get its name?

Mark E. Reed’s life tells quite a few tales

  • May 21st, 2019

Why did lawmakers deny TVW’s budget request for more transparency?

When it comes to embracing transparency, the 2019 Session had one shining…

  • May 21st, 2019

Jerry Cornfield: One historic era ends and another begins in state House

On May 3, workers scraped Chopp’s name from the door and put up Lovick’s along with the title Acting Speaker.

  • May 16th, 2019

Halvorsen Gatlin: Access McCleary library 7 days a week

The 2,112-square-foot McCleary library is one of the smallest in the five-county Timberland Regional Library System. But, the bright and friendly library at 121 S. Fourth St. is the only one in the system that offers a new service.

  • May 10th, 2019

Jerry Cornfield: Even with all that winning, Democrats didn’t run the table

Democratic lawmakers greeted the end of the 2019 legislative session with warm…

Brunell: New Montana law aims to keep people in their homes

Is it worth evicting somebody over a $70 tax bill?

Electronic waste reduction requires innovation

E-waste is the most rapidly growing waste problem in the world. According to the United Nations, we generate about 40 million tons of it every year. This is equivalent to throwing out 800 laptops every single second.