Opinion

Outdated wastewater facilities undermine water gains

We’ve seen real progress over the years in efforts to prevent human waste from damaging Puget Sound. Still, we face a chronic problem with outdated… Continue reading

  • Jun 12, 2021
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GOP ideals unDemocratic

Who knew that America was filled with so many amateur social studies teachers? Whenever I write about Republican-led efforts to sharply curtail voting rights (which… Continue reading

  • Jun 5, 2021
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Summer jobs a great place to see the Real World

With the school year ending and the economy slowly reopening, let’s reminisce about the illustrious history of summer jobs. I’m sure many of you worked… Continue reading

  • Jun 5, 2021
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We need so many more who will work across the aisle

John Warner, a Republican who served in the U.S. Senate for 30 years and died recently at 94 in his home state of Virginia, said… Continue reading

  • Jun 5, 2021

Your call is not really important to us

I’ve been hacked. Officially. Someone pretending to be me - go figure - has applied for unemployment benefits in my name. By the way, if… Continue reading

  • Jun 5, 2021
Trese Williamson

Bainbridge Gives 2021: Supporting our local nonprofits

While the COVID-19 pandemic is far from over, a relatively high vaccination rate on Bainbridge Island and the start of small in-person connections are beginning… Continue reading

  • May 29, 2021
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It’s long past the time to get people back to work

When Congress established the Federal Unemployment Tax Act in 1935, it was intended to provide temporary and partial income replacement for workers who lost their… Continue reading

  • May 29, 2021
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Laud Liz Cheney for defending truth; don’t forget father’s lies

Kudos to Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney. Her House GOP leadership post hangs by a thread because she refuses to mouth Trump’s Big Lie about a… Continue reading

  • May 29, 2021
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Propaganda is the point

In three decades in the news business, most of them spent covering government and politics, I’ve been to more than my share of press conferences.… Continue reading

  • May 29, 2021
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Unsolicited advice for grads

By the time most of you read this, my son Gideon will have marched across the gymnasium floor and received his high school diploma. I… Continue reading

  • May 29, 2021
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After crossing the border, then what?

Customs and Border Protection isn’t returning or detaining illegal migrant crossers, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement isn’t removing immigrants from the interior, including convicted, released… Continue reading

  • May 22, 2021
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Cantwell’s plan to revitalize community journalism

The coronavirus pandemic surely has damaged core sectors of the American economy. Small businesses that serve communities in every nook and cranny of this country… Continue reading

  • May 22, 2021
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There’s value in work, like it or not

The disappointing April jobs report should surprise absolutely no one, given that we now have a government more interested in providing incentives for people not… Continue reading

  • May 22, 2021
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Why the failure to condemn Hamas?

If you’re the sort of person who sees no difference between the Israeli military defending its citizens and Hamas terrorizing civilians, you might want to… Continue reading

  • May 22, 2021
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Biden was right on refugees; then he caved

The annual refugee resettlement kerfuffle is underway. As usual, on one side are the immigration expansionists: President Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, congressional Democrats and… Continue reading

  • May 15, 2021
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Building bridges for kids to value wildlife

Children love learning, and it’s undeniable that great ideas and principles shared at a young age can impact the path of a child for a… Continue reading

  • May 15, 2021
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Claim the right to dust off your gun

In the wake of recent mass shootings, President Biden managed to avoid being blown over by a gentle breeze in the White House Rose Garden… Continue reading

  • May 15, 2021
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Biden says he wants all of us working on Democracy

During his anything-but-typical address to a joint session of Congress, President Biden used the word “democracy,” over and over again. Some were run-of-the-mill evocations, as… Continue reading

  • May 8, 2021
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How about celebrating history’s unsung mothers?

Since you asked, my niece Claire is expecting her first baby in August. Her sister Emma is expecting her second child in October. I have… Continue reading

  • May 8, 2021
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King County needs to stop sewage spills

The Bainbridge Island North Kitsap Interfaith Council has learned from the Suquamish Tribe that in recent years, according to public records, King County has repeatedly… Continue reading

  • May 8, 2021