Opinion

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Fish ladder decision outside Buckley council’s power

Clarifying the record raised by a previous letter-writer.

  • Oct 20, 2021

 

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Vaccine mandates go against the grain of freedom

Hundreds of people are now out of work, and yet no one is any safer for it.

  • Oct 20, 2021

 

Rich Elfers, “In Focus”

To solve homelessness, you have to enforce the law | In Focus

Homelessness will not be ended with either/or thinking.

 

Don C. Brunell is a business analyst, writer and columnist. He retired as president of the Association of Washington Business, the state’s oldest and largest business organization, and lives in Vancouver. He can be contacted at thebrunells@msn.com.

Why should the threat to Taiwan concern us in WA? | Brunell

Unfortunately, what happens in Taiwan doesn’t just stay in Taiwan — it impacts us. So, when President Xi Jinping announced China’s plan to step up… Continue reading

  • Oct 16, 2021
Don C. Brunell is a business analyst, writer and columnist. He retired as president of the Association of Washington Business, the state’s oldest and largest business organization, and lives in Vancouver. He can be contacted at thebrunells@msn.com.
Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.

Election 2021: Closer look at King County races | Roegner

The race for Mayor of Seattle will dominate the regional media, but for most of the suburbs, it is the King County Executive and the… Continue reading

Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.
Richard Elfers is a columnist, a former Enumclaw City Council member and a Green River College professor.

Fake sweepstake scams

P.T. Barnum was quoted to say “There’s a sucker born every minute.” Don’t be one of them.

Richard Elfers is a columnist, a former Enumclaw City Council member and a Green River College professor.
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Buckley deserves better than Mr. Burkett for mayor

It’s nice to see an election in Buckley receive a little ink, even when it says little of the issues.

  • Oct 12, 2021
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Dan Shannon, “The Smartest Person in The Room”
Dan Shannon, “The Smartest Person in The Room”

Protecting the unborn through consistent laws

Is an unborn baby entitled to legal protection? Legal precedent certainly suggests so.

  • Oct 12, 2021
Dan Shannon, “The Smartest Person in The Room”
Dan Shannon, “The Smartest Person in The Room”
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Article on racism in ESD lacks facts

I hope the newspaper can do better in the future.

  • Oct 11, 2021
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Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.

Big-time politics: Redistricting for 2022 elections | Roegner

Based on new census data, which shows Washington state has grown by close to 1 million people, the Redistricting Commission is at the beginning of… Continue reading

Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.
LeAan Blanco, "See. Be. Do."

It takes a community to change opinions on race | Be. See. Do.

Being silent is no longer an option.

  • Oct 7, 2021
LeAan Blanco, "See. Be. Do."
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Long on opinions, short on facts

When you point the finger at someone else, three of your fingers point back at you.

  • Oct 6, 2021
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Don Brunell

Our economy works when consumers pick winners

Government intrusion never works — and it leads to shortages, high prices and missed opportunities.

  • Oct 6, 2021
Don Brunell
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A big thank you to the Pittmans

Enumclaw should be proud to have these people in our community.

  • Oct 5, 2021
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Rich Elfers, “In Focus”

The Big Lie continues, even after Arizona election audit

So how do Trump supporters react to the results?

Rich Elfers, “In Focus”
Dr. Jayendrina Singha Ray serves as Faculty of English at Highline College. Her research interests include postcolonial studies, spatial literary studies, British literature, and rhetoric and composition. Prior to teaching in the U.S., she worked as an editor with Routledge and taught English at colleges in India.

What the Afghan wants to say: Arezo’s journey to America | Guest column

In our little Zoom room, I hear my interviewee break into sobs. Her part of the Zoom room is engulfed in darkness, and I have… Continue reading

  • Oct 3, 2021
Dr. Jayendrina Singha Ray serves as Faculty of English at Highline College. Her research interests include postcolonial studies, spatial literary studies, British literature, and rhetoric and composition. Prior to teaching in the U.S., she worked as an editor with Routledge and taught English at colleges in India.
Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.

Questions surround vaccine exemptions for state workers | Roegner

With about 4,800 state employees in 24 agencies requesting vaccine exemptions, which is 8% of all state employees, and with the list growing, oversight of… Continue reading

Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.
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Thank you to those who helped restore power

Thanks for giving up your weekend to make sure residents were taken care of as quickly as possible.

  • Sep 30, 2021
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Ray Miller-Still, editor

Missed connection: The Nazi at the Log Show

When you wear those bolts, you’re expressing more than just an opinion. It’s a call for genocide.

Ray Miller-Still, editor
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Columnist must be the only one in the room

If Dan Shannon likes facts so much, he should start using them.

  • Sep 29, 2021
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