Opinion

Journalistic objectivity does matter

It’s dangerous to let the media only give 1 side to a story

  • Apr 10, 2021
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May I sing the Housing Subdivision Blues?

My wife and I would never have met, except that her family fled a densely populated state when she was 11. Given her satisfaction with… Continue reading

  • Apr 10, 2021
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This time Infrastructure Week is for real

What welcome words these were, from a newly elected president: “We’re going to rebuild our infrastructure…our highways bridges, tunnels, airports…which will become second to none,… Continue reading

  • Apr 10, 2021
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Answer on guns staring us in the face

Where do we go next? What do we do now? Those are the questions I found myself asking after I recently spoke to a panel… Continue reading

  • Apr 3, 2021

Can you handle truth about Easter trivia?

There was certainly nothing trivial about the events of that first Easter Sunday, but that hasn’t stopped magazines from cranking out baskets of Easter trivia… Continue reading

  • Apr 3, 2021

Easter brings all kinds of hope this spring

Holidays are a big deal at my house. While raising our three daughters, my wife and I have thoroughly enjoyed Halloween costumes, visits from the… Continue reading

  • Apr 3, 2021

Plantings near streams a way to improve fish habitat

Treaty tribes and our state salmon co-managers are looking ahead to another grim year of fishing because of poor ocean conditions that reduce marine survival,… Continue reading

  • Apr 3, 2021

State of the nation could include D.C.

It has been obvious for a long time that Washington D.C. deserves statehood - just for starters, it has more people than Wyoming or Vermont… Continue reading

  • Apr 3, 2021

Child care crisis in our region

By Dr. Kareen Borders, Angela Jones, Susan Barbeau, Deeann Puffert Affordable, quality child care is essential to Washington families, businesses and our economy. Child care… Continue reading

  • Mar 31, 2021

How not to respond to a national tragedy

There were any number of ways that Pennsylvania state Sen. Cris Dush, a Republican, could have responded to this week’s murderous rampage in Georgia that… Continue reading

  • Mar 27, 2021

Long live Obamacare; now it’s NoMalarkeyCare

Once upon a time, in a dystopia far far away, former President Trump decreed that Obamacare shall die. In his memorable words, “What we want… Continue reading

  • Mar 27, 2021

Never save for a rainy day

When I grew up in the 1970s, my father taught my sisters and me to “always save for a rainy day.” He was a child… Continue reading

  • Mar 27, 2021

Northwest needs government incentives for semiconductor industry

Surprisingly, there is something U.S. Presidents agree upon-America’s economic and national security hinge upon maintaining our technology edge in semiconductors. Those tiny computer chips are… Continue reading

  • Mar 27, 2021

SNL: I’m President Biden and you’re not

By Peter Funt NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” returns with a new episode on March 27, and it remains a mystery whether the show will have… Continue reading

  • Mar 27, 2021

Want truth, objectivity? You’ll have to fight for it

By Rich Manieri Ineed someone to tell me what’s happening. Not a tinted version of events but what’s really happening. I make the request because… Continue reading

  • Mar 27, 2021

Biden is best man for pivotal moment

How fortunate we are that Joe Biden is in the room where it happens. As evidenced recently during his Fireside Chat-style assessment of America on… Continue reading

  • Mar 20, 2021

Our climate, our faith, our community

It’s time to recognize our communities of faith and what they do as a whole. In a time when political disagreement is high, they honor… Continue reading

  • Mar 20, 2021

The Pro-Life case for the COVID vaccines

I’m pretty open about my pro-life views. I want abortion criminalized, banned and recognized as an act of inhumanity. I agree with Mother Theresa that… Continue reading

  • Mar 20, 2021