Opinion

Keith Livingston is a retired municipal management professional, lifelong artist and Federal Way resident. He can be reached at keithlivingstondesign@gmail.com.

The cost of shaming the homeless for being homeless | Livingston

As community members our expectations are great, and we want 2022 to be a better year for our city. For many that means less crime,… Continue reading

 

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Councils should take control over city attorneys

Only with unbiased legal advice can city leaders serve their constituents.

  • Jan 20, 2022

 

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A response to recent conservative attacks on liberals

Let’s take a look at what conservatives over time have opposed.

  • Jan 20, 2022

 

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Take a deep breath and count your blessings

Look around at all you have — and make sure you drink water.

  • Jan 19, 2022
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Tired of COVID accusations

If you don’t like it, go somewhere else.

  • Jan 19, 2022
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Can I have my job back? | Shiers

Cartoon by Frank Shiers.… Continue reading

  • Jan 19, 2022
Cartoon by Frank Shiers
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590 to 1

Our ZIP code area is the second to last in vaccination rates in the county.

  • Jan 19, 2022
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Manchin’s opposition to BBB means he’s doing his job

He’s representing his state, not the progressive wing of the Democrat party.

  • Jan 18, 2022
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America paid for its wars —until Nixon

We’re headed for an economic collapse.

  • Jan 18, 2022
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Rich Elfers, "In Focus"

January 6th and January 13th | In Focus

Remembering the insurrection and the second impeachment.

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Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.

2022 will be a trial run for 2024 for conservatives | Roegner

Our democracy withstood an attempted coup last Jan. 6, but the planning hasn’t stopped — it is only moving a little slower. It has become… Continue reading

Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.
Cartoon by Frank Shiers

Restorative justice in South King County | Shiers

Cartoon by Frank Shiers… Continue reading

  • Jan 14, 2022
Cartoon by Frank Shiers
Robert Whale can be reached at rwhale@soundpublishing.com.

Good night, John Boy, from another generation | Whale

When I was growing up in the 1970s, like many others I enjoyed “The Waltons,” Earl Hamner Jr.’s televised account of his childhood in the… Continue reading

Robert Whale can be reached at rwhale@soundpublishing.com.
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Professional transgender athletes: when “inclusivity” goes too far | The Smartest Man in the Room

Even on hormone therapy, the average transgender woman will have an advantage over biological women.

  • Jan 13, 2022
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Not surprised COVID cases on the rise in Enumclaw

Have people given up caring for others?

  • Jan 11, 2022
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Washington can still celebrate “abortionists” if Roe is overturned

It’s called states rights — look it up, liberals.

  • Jan 11, 2022
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Republicans only complain about debt when Democrats hold the White House

Democrats have tried to pay down debt; Republicans let it soar.

  • Jan 7, 2022
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Rich Elfers, "In Focus"

A condensed history of U.S. immigration laws | In Focus

Let’s the settle the argument between “undocumented immigrants” and “illegal aliens”.

Rich Elfers, "In Focus"
Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.

People do and say the darndest things | Roegner

The rich and famous frequently say and do some of the darndest things, but in these stressful times, they lack the humor we would normally… Continue reading

Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.
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.

Electricity shortfalls and Toyota’s dose of reality | Brunell

When Toyota speaks, car buyers listen. Hopefully, our elected officials will as well. It is one of the world’s two largest auto and truck manufacturers… Continue reading

  • Jan 7, 2022
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.