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I said in an earlier column that this legislative session would be like no other. I was mainly speaking of the changes required by COVID-19.… Continue reading
With a plan to remove dams on the Snake River shelved, leaders must commit to broader-based actions.
With one vaccine now approved for kids 12 and older, parents shouldn’t wait for a school requirement.
As financial planners, we understand that taxes and tax management can have a significant impact on an individual’s finances. In fact, bad tax management can… Continue reading
There isn’t much positive about what we have all been through the last year with the coronavirus. But a couple of areas should be at… Continue reading
While European cities are welcoming large cruise ships again, many of the same ship owners are canceling calls to North American seaports because of continued… Continue reading
The death of George Floyd at the knee of Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin may have thrust Floyd into the role of history maker and… Continue reading
Sometimes being first isn’t good. Such is the case with legislation making Washington the only state to ban natural gas in new homes and commercial… Continue reading
As your Mount Si High School Principal, I would argue my top priority as a principal is to ensure a safe and welcoming environment at… Continue reading
Because the Democrats control the state’s House, Senate and the Governor’s Office, reaching agreement on the 2021-2023 budget should be relatively easy. It helps that… Continue reading
Vice President Aaron Burr, on July 11, 1804, aimed his dueling pistol at Alexander Hamilton, one of the great thinkers among our Founding Fathers, and… Continue reading
In her famous essay “The Laugh of the Medusa,” Hélène Cixous resurrects the myth of Medusa — a gorgon whose terrifying glance turned onlookers into… Continue reading
This is the weekend that Christians around the globe celebrate the resurrection of Jesus. It recalls a weekend two millennia ago when the followers of… Continue reading
Going into the 2021 legislative session, there were many major issues for the two parties to battle over. Taxes are always at the top of… Continue reading
The next two years are going to be as partisan as the last four as the myth of the stolen presidential election has become the… Continue reading
The House Democrats’ plan will help direct contracts to women- and minority-owned companies.
Denying the vote to those who owe fines keeps many from fully rejoining their communities.
In 2008, I began asking incarcerated people a seemingly simple question: “If there was something someone could have said or done to have changed the… Continue reading
One of the priorities for the House of Representatives this session is to pass legislation aimed at improving police departments and how they treat residents… Continue reading
The Legislature is now in session, meaning our break from politics was too short — and it didn’t take long for Gov. Jay Inslee’s use… Continue reading