Opinion

Carol Spell, "Education, Appreciation and Action"

The gift of education | Education, Appreciation, and Action

Four goals of education: Knowledge, wisdom, spiritual perception, and eloquent speech.

  • Sep 21, 2021

 

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Thank you for caring about Philip

A short thank you for those who looked after us.

  • Sep 20, 2021

 

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

Firefighters vs. the governor’s vaccine mandate | Roegner

We all thought we were in this fight with the coronavirus together, based on what the experts have been telling us are the rewards of… Continue reading

 

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

Vaccinations improve our health and employment numbers | Brunell

It is not surprising that COVID-19, which ravaged the world, was disastrous for our country’s economy. Millions died from COVID complications. Offices, stores and factories… Continue reading

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

How can we love our country and not love our countrymen?

  • Sep 16, 2021
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Not on Trump’s watch

The blood of dead Americans and allies is on Biden’s hands.

  • Sep 16, 2021
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Senate infrastructure bill would add another burden

Adding another tax burden on people, especially the poor, is about as hard-hearted as it can get.

  • Sep 16, 2021
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Providence employees look at anti-vaccine mandate protesters as they cross the street outside of Providence Regional Medical Center Everett on Aug. 18, 2021. Olivia Vanni/Sound Publishing

Editorial: A message to the unvaccinated and unmasked

We know you’re frustrated with mandates and advice, but consider our frustrations and, yes, our anger.

Providence employees look at anti-vaccine mandate protesters as they cross the street outside of Providence Regional Medical Center Everett on Aug. 18, 2021. Olivia Vanni/Sound Publishing
Richard Elfers is a columnist, a former Enumclaw City Council member and a Green River College professor.

Ironies over individual rights | In Focus

What do we mean by “My body, my choice?”

Richard Elfers is a columnist, a former Enumclaw City Council member and a Green River College professor.
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A sad state of affairs

We shouldn’t have to bribe people to do what’s right.

  • Sep 15, 2021
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Columnist fails to grapple with the complexity of immigration

Immigration and crime are more complex than the fear that Mr. Shannon’s article promoted.

  • Sep 15, 2021
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David Cannon, “The Right Stuff”

Teaching both sides of the historical coin

What parts of America’s history are we focusing on?

  • Sep 14, 2021
David Cannon, “The Right Stuff”
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Columnist must be the only one in the room

If Shannon likes facts, he should stick to them

  • Sep 14, 2021
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Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.

Back to the classroom during abnormal times | Roegner

If it didn’t feel so normal, we might forget about the coronavirus and the impact it has had on our lives. Gov. Jay Inslee has… Continue reading

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

Next year’s elections are already underway | Roegner

Pay attention to the messaging this time around, as well as what bills legislators submit.

Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.
9/11 Memorial in Cashmere, Washington. Photo courtesy of Greg Asimakoupoulos

Twenty years after tragedy brought us together | Guest column

Recently, I was reflecting on where I was and what I was doing when I learned of the terrorist attacks on the Twin Towers in… Continue reading

9/11 Memorial in Cashmere, Washington. Photo courtesy of Greg Asimakoupoulos
Dan Shannon, “The Smartest Person in The Room”

A white elephant problem

Biden’s handling of immigration leaves much to be desired.

  • Sep 7, 2021
Dan Shannon, “The Smartest Person in The Room”
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Not a psychopath

Yes, I voted as a Democrat. No, we don’t cheer when police are killed.

  • Sep 7, 2021
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Rich Elfers
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Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.

Next year’s elections are already underway | Roegner

The 2021 session of the Washington State Legislature was dominated by the Democrats, who controlled both Houses and the governor’s office and was one of… Continue reading

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