Editorial: Lawmakers seeking to claw back secrecy on records

Two bills head the opposite direction of the state Supreme Court’s ruling on the Public Records Act.

 

Bring back low-pay work; end minimum wage

Americans in need of training, knowledge, experience or limited by handicaps were…

 

Commentary: Senate’s media limits aren’t working as intended

Rules meant to dissuade the public from watching haven’t kept viewers from memorable moments.

 

Contrary to letter, Sen. Murray lives in a small town

In a recent letter to the editor a claim was made that “Just like Sens. Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell living in big cities is… Continue reading

Editorial cartoons for Thursday, Jan. 23

A sketchy look at the day in politics.… Continue reading

Protesters should take note of MLK’s example

Martin Luther King Jr. is a case study on how to properly affect change in the world. Non-violently, out in the open, not hiding behind… Continue reading

Snohomish school bond projects, cost carefully considered

I am writing in about the Snohomish Schools bond. I am not typically a guy in favor of raising taxes. In fact, in most cases… Continue reading

Commentary: The danger Trump’s defense poses to Constitution

Its narrow view — that a crime is necessary to justify impeachment — expands the limits on the executive.

Commentary: Trump’s words at Davos sooth corporate elite

His criticism of the ‘prophets of doom’ was all that many wanted to hear in the face of climate change.

Editorial cartoons for Wednesday, Jan. 22

A sketchy look at the day in politics.… Continue reading

How will gun legislation reduce firearms violence?

A tsunami of anti-gun bills has flooded the Legislature for attention and votes as if the state will perish if these bills are not acted… Continue reading

Reject Edmonds School District bond, levy request

Over the next few days every household in the Edmonds School District will receive a ballot for an Edmonds School District bond and levy with… Continue reading

Strike by nurses at Swedish hospitals troubling, necessary

As a registered nurse for 30 years, a potential strike at Swedish hospitals troubles me. What is more troubling however, is our fears that management… Continue reading

Editorial: Allow state’s adults to grow their own marijuana

Legislation would allow adults to grow six plants at home, joining eight other states that allow it.

Burke: ‘Trump being Trump’ isn’t a rationale; it’s an indictment

This is where the defense of the president’s acting on his gut impulses has gotten us.

Editorial cartoons for Tuesday, Jan. 21

A sketchy look at the day in politics.… Continue reading

Harrop: Sanders’ ‘Medicare for All’ really isn’t Medicare

His plan is a single-payer plan, but there are better proposals for extending coverage to all.

Saunders: Trump didn’t drain the swamp; he’s stocked it

The bad company that President Trump keeps overshadows his successes on Iran, trade and more.

Commentary: The man who counseled King

Howard Thurman, like King a Baptist minister, influenced the civil rights leader’s thoughts on nonviolence.

Harrop: If GOP used caucuses, it’d be called voter suppression

Caucuses used to allot Democratic delegates leave out too many voters, compared to presidential primaries.