Politics

Trump’s 102nd week in office | In cartoons

He’s still around, so that means we are, too. Our cartoon chronicle of Donald J. Trump in the White House continues with the former (?)… Continue reading

Inslee pushes state capital gains tax | 2019 Legislative Session

BY SEAN HARDING WNPA Olympia News Bureau OLYMPIA — Gov. Jay Inslee has proposed a $54.4 billion state budget that would introduce a capital gains… Continue reading

The Wall Already Exists — In Our Hearts and Minds | Matthew Johnson

My favorite album of all time is Pink Floyd’s “The Wall.” It should be re-released given the current (manufactured) crisis. I’m not surprised that Roger… Continue reading

Do We Really Need Billionaires? | Lawrence Wittner

According to numerous reports, the world’s billionaires keep increasing in number and, especially, in wealth. In March 2018, Forbes reported that it had identified 2,208… Continue reading

Donald J. Trump: Master of Disaster | Blair Bess

Threats to withhold federal emergency relief funds to aid victims of the forest fires that recently ravaged California offer further evidence that Donald J. Trump… Continue reading

Male-only No More | The Petri Dish

Frank Chopp’s reign as speaker of the state House of Representatives will end soon. The Seattle Democrat, the longest serving speaker in state history and… Continue reading

Medical marijuana could be allowed on school grounds | 2019 Legislative Session

BY MADELINE COATS WNPA Olympia News Bureau OLYMPIA - A bill proposed by Rep. Brian Blake, D-Aberdeen, would allow marijuana on school campuses for students… Continue reading

Inslee on Trump shutdown: Record-breaking shutdown has to end

Gov. Jay Inslee said President Trump was making negotiations more difficult in bringing an ed to the shutdown of the federal government. Inslee issued the… Continue reading

The Illegal Immigrant Story Trump Isn’t Telling You | John L. Micek

If you passed Max Acuna on the street or on your way to work, or any one of those hundreds of places where people cross… Continue reading

If President Hillary Clinton Had Stormed Out of a Meeting… | Dick Polman

True news: Donald Trump storms out of a White House meeting after he doesn’t get what he wants (billions of dollars for a fake crisis),… Continue reading

Lawmakers propose new strategy after voters nix carbon tax | 2019 Legislative Session

BY EMMA SCHER WNPA Olympia News Bureau OLYMPIA - After state voters soundly rejected a carbon fee initiative, climate advocates in the Legislature are trying… Continue reading

Crisis | Tom H. Hastings

Donald Trump is a lousy teleprompter reader. His fake crisis speech from the Oval Office was clearly the product of his handlers telling him in… Continue reading

Trump’s 101st week in office | In cartoons

Our cartoon chronicle of Donald J. Trump in the White House continues with something new. No, it’s not an end to the chaos at 1600… Continue reading

Tobacco sales to anyone under 21 could become illegal | 2019 Legislative Session

BY MADELINE COATS WNPA Olympia News Bureau OLYMPIA - A proposed law requested by State Attorney General Bob Ferguson and the Department of Health would… Continue reading

A Dirty Dozen Trump Trivia Quiz | Dick Polman

Phew, what a year it was! The one-trick phony in the White House lied an average of 15 times a day, all-Republican rule crashed and… Continue reading

Olympia News Bureau opens for 2019 Legislative Session

The Olympia news bureau of the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association opened on Tuesday, Jan. 8, with four reporters ready to cover the state’s lawmakers. With… Continue reading

What Would Jefferson Think of the Government Shutdown? | John L. Micek

WASHINGTON - It was a perfect post-Christmas day, as I watched tourists move in concentric circles around the Jefferson Memorial at the far edge of… Continue reading

Yemen: Our Future? | Robert C. Koehler

“They must kill and continue to kill, strange as it may seem, in order not to know that they are killing.” — “Rene Girard, Things… Continue reading

Inslee to offer clemency to low-level marijuana offenders

Gov. Jay Inslee announced last week he will pardon low-level marijuana offenders who have a single conviction on their criminal record. Roughly 3,500 people will… Continue reading

Bainbridge Ethics Board rules against Councilman Peltier in conflict-of-interest complaint

Bainbridge City Councilman Ron Peltier violated the city’s Code of Ethics and displayed a conflict of interest when he refused to lower the speed limit… Continue reading