Ever since the $15 wage proposal was narrowly approved by City of SeaTac voters, municipal leaders in neighboring Seattle have pushed to impose the same edict.
President Obama has made three major mistakes in regard to foreign policy. First, U.S. intervention in Libya destroyed a government that, while corrupt, was structured in such a way as to tamp down on the Islamists. Now, the Islamists are threatening Libya and neighboring Mali, forcing the French to intervene. The lack of an autocratic dictator like Qadaffi has helped bring about Islamist extremism in the region.
Washington State Medical Association says opportunity to boost vaccination rates and protect children was lost
My grandpa had two herds on our family’s farm – Holstein milking cows and classic Ford Mustangs. In the winter of 1993, after I received my drivers license, he invited me over with a brief phone call to let me know he had something to discuss. When I arrived, he had a white 1967 Mustang with a black vinyl top parked in front of the house.
There are two kinds of 'March Madness' this year - which one do you fall under?
As spring approaches across the region, the Washington State Department of Transportation reminds drivers to remove their studded tires by midnight Tuesday, March 31.
ince President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law five years ago, Washingtonians have sent a powerful message: The Affordable Care Act is working.
After Congress came a hair’s breadth from shutting down the Department of Homeland Security a few weeks ago, members of the leadership tried to reassure the American people.
Folks in the Pacific Northwest may not like what Matt Ridley has to say, but we should consider his points about energy.
An education expert spoke to a group of worried high school-age parents. His opening statement told them they did not have to worry because their children would turn out “just like them.” There was silence in the room after that statement.
I wish I could say that growing up on a dairy and (occasionally) working alongside my dairy farmer dad was where I developed my solid work ethic, never-give-up attitude and strong drive to succeed. It would probably be more accurate to say that those instances of father-daughter employment were more effective in developing my dad’s patience, restraint and gray hairs. I was the worst worker. Ever.
This weeks editorial cartoon comments on the accessibility of tobacco and marijuana.
Washington has the nation’s highest minimum wage at $9.47 an hour and now the state legislature wants to hike it to $12. Seattle Mayor Ed Murray (D) wants to boost it to $15 to go in step with the SeaTac initiative, which voters barely approved last year.
Do you know why blue (Democratic) states are clustered in the Northeast and along the West Coast on national election maps? Or why red (Republican) states are concentrated in the Great Plains and the South? Why do Pierce, King, Snohomish, and Spokane counties in Washington state almost always vote Democratic while the rest of the state votes Republican?
I have been running around and staying up too late the last few weekends covering the state winter sports tournaments, primarily at the Tacoma Dome. The true fun of this job for me is covering a wide array of sports. Once the state tournaments begin I get to run from one sport to the another, sending my crazy-person meter into the zippy zone.
Amazon.com hires former White House Press Secretary Jay Carney.
I am a junior, currently attending Enumclaw High School, and I can explain from my personal accounts why a new addition to our high school is needed. The problems within the building are more than a few leaks and heating issues. Last year I sat near the middle of the classroom and every time I looked up there was a huge bulge in the ceiling that seemed to grow. We had to reconfigure the entire room so nobody would walk under the dripping panels that eventually did collapse. This was a major distraction to my learning and opened my eyes to all the other issues within our school.
Once again The Courier-Herald is off the press and the sky still appears to be propped up and in place, although I haven’t checked in the last 15 minutes. One moment, please…. OK, the sky is still up and I am still down – I will keep writing. I have been thinking a great deal recently about the multiple roles a newspaper plays in a community (My single-cell of gray goo needed a few extra injections of out-of-date buttermilk to keep up with this thinking stuff).
This weeks editorial cartoon marks the beginning of baseball season and high hopes for the Seattle Mariners.
As a business owner and as a member of the recent Enumclaw Economic Development Task Force, I have examined the proposed bond for the new Enumclaw High School and Black Diamond Elementary School and have come to the conclusion that this bond makes good economic sense for Enumclaw.