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Inslee and Democrats riding high at session’s end

Inslee and Democrats riding high at session’s end

By the time all the dust settles, the Democratic governor should have 15 of the 18 bills he specifically requested through the Legislature and past his desk with his signature attached.

Inslee and Democrats riding high at session’s end

Group says county, city of McCleary have been lax water monitors

Interlocal agreement isn’t being maintained

  • May 1st, 2019

List of threats to First Amendment grows

First Amendment threats and defenses have, for much of the past 100 years, largely focused on protecting individual speech — the rights of any one of us to express ourselves without interference or punishment by the government.

  • Apr 25th, 2019

The Petri Dish: Face-recognition bill fails to meet deadline to advance in state House

One of the most intriguing dramas at this point in the legislative…

Testing returns for Simpson students

Testing returns for Simpson students

Simpson Says column for Thursday, April 25, 2019

  • Apr 24th, 2019
Testing returns for Simpson students
Jerry Cornfield: Snohomish woman on 17-day fast to spotlight orcas’ plight

Jerry Cornfield: Snohomish woman on 17-day fast to spotlight orcas’ plight

At nearly noon on April 1, Lanni Johnson sat in a fold-up…

Jerry Cornfield: Snohomish woman on 17-day fast to spotlight orcas’ plight

Halvorsen Gatlin: Life is blooming all over Western Washington

Whether from rebirth or replanting, hope comes in spring

  • Apr 17th, 2019

Retrieving ocean trash is only first step

The garbage is accumulating in “gyres” which are large systems of circulating ocean currents, kind of like slow-moving whirlpools. Though the oceans are home to many gyres, there are five that have a significant impact on our environment.

Anecdotal anglers appear annually around April

Traditionally, we start fishing sometime in April. But it now depends on what you are fishing for and where you are fishing.

  • Apr 17th, 2019
Brunell: Lawmakers need to re-examine budget before adjourning

Brunell: Lawmakers need to re-examine budget before adjourning

Before lawmakers wrap-up their work in Olympia, they should re-examine their hefty…

Brunell: Lawmakers need to re-examine budget before adjourning

By Steve Tharinger: Let’s tax extraordinary wealth instead of work

By Steve Tharinger For decades, working families and the middle class have…

  • Apr 10th, 2019

State school funding is failing Grays Harbor’s kids

Rural school districts across the state, and pretty much every student in Grays Harbor County, were sent to the back of the line by lawmakers in the ongoing fallout of the McCleary Supreme Court decision and legislative school funding debacle.

  • Apr 10th, 2019

Learn more about tissue donation and help save lives

By Jeff Leuschen When people are asked about registering to donate, they…

  • Apr 10th, 2019

We must face inconvenient truth about batteries

Things are about to change dramatically as more electric vehicles populate our roads and our government and manufacturers deal with the growing backlog of old car batteries.

Cornfield: Democrats are in charge, but GOP is helping steer the debate

Republicans see their role as fixing or foiling bad bills. Democrats’ tax bills are their new target.

  • Apr 2nd, 2019

Free speech, even on campus, makes hypocrites of all

Are colleges actually eroding free speech and undermining First Amendment values? Sure. But no more so than anyone else.

  • Apr 2nd, 2019

Cornfield: What tax-raising idea will win out in March budget madness?

Democrats, who control the House and Senate, are set to release spending plans and revenue packages.

  • Mar 27th, 2019

Brunell: Beware of the darker side of renewable energy

By Don C. Brunell For The Vidette Before our country, in haste,…

Brunell: Free market would beat ‘New Green Deal’

Oil companies betting on electric technology

  • Mar 21st, 2019

Thompson: Winter weather wanes as spring springs

By Linda Thompson For The Vidette I know of no one who…

  • Mar 21st, 2019