Opinion

Is technology taking jobs or creating new ones? | Noelle Neff

Despite the mistrust seen at the time, the Industrial Revolution can stand as a sign of changing times not bringing the world to its knees.

  • Mar 13, 2018

Choose love, show support for Florida victims

I want to walk out to show that I support the victims and their families. To show my school the consequences won’t stop me from showing that support.

  • Mar 13, 2018

Black Diamond should move toward a seven-person council

The cost is almost nothing, as these are almost entirely volunteer positions, but the safeguards to our local citizens would be significant.

  • Mar 9, 2018

The fight for Black Diamond is won

I would like to thank that close band of citizens in Neighbor to Neighbor Black Diamond who came along side me in this fight and made it their own.

  • Mar 8, 2018

Weighing individual rights vs. the common good

The National Rifle Association’s rights are being protected at the expense of the majority of voters.

Fireworks are too dangerous to remain legal

In a 10 year period, 294 patients were admitted to Harborview Medical Center alone because of fireworks-related injuries.

  • Mar 7, 2018

Will these bills decide how you vote?

Here are a few other things lawmakers have done or may do before the session ends March 8.

We must move forward on responsible gun rights

An overwhelming majority of all Americans want a ban on military assault weapons, and so do a majority of responsible gun owners like me.

  • Mar 2, 2018

Danger lurks when people have nothing to lose

If we don’t take care of our average citizens, we risk turning into a nation of individuals with nothing that binds us together.

Dems, Reps want to lower property taxes

Last June, at the end of a gnarly session, lawmakers and Gov. Jay Inslee boosted the state’s portion of the rate by 30 percent to a flat $2.70 per $1,000 of assessed value. It marked the largest one-time rate increase in state history.

Not a democracy, but a plutocracy

It will be interesting to see how the electorate likes the new tax policy once all the hidden impact is felt and when the Republican Party then moves to cut benefits for the 99.9 percent of us.

  • Feb 27, 2018

Maybe it’s time Congress takes back its power

The Constitution gives Congress the most power of the three branches of government.

  • Feb 22, 2018

Poking dead things with sticks

They don’t mince words when they call it a “crawl space,” do they?

America is denying three hard truths

There are three major hard truths that our current government has been denying with great vigor: The Mueller Russia-U.S. Presidential election connection investigation, the war in Afghanistan, and the growing national deficit.

Promote the common good by ensuring individual liberty

Citizens following their passions and dreams improve the lot for all.

  • Feb 14, 2018

The three personas of President Trump

There’s Teleprompter Trump, Raw Meat Trump and Twitter Trump.

Carbon pricing won’t help environment, but will hurt taxpayers

How would a Washington carbon tax make a difference in the world “climate?”

  • Feb 9, 2018

It’s never enough

Based on numbers from the legislature, Enumclaw School District will be receiving huge funding increases from the state. Yet here we are with Enumclaw and a bunch of other districts telling the taxpayers, give us more, we need more.

  • Feb 8, 2018

Why are trailers allowed at Expo Center?

When my husband and I moved to our home in 2001 and for every year after the Expo Center grounds have always been pleasant to look at on your way to our home. No longer is this true.

  • Feb 8, 2018

Columnist sheds light on Koch brothers

Our economy, along with our political system, is broken and indeed destroying our democracy.

  • Feb 7, 2018