Opinion

Out with the old, in with the new

Out with the old, in with the new

Examining the evolution of Buckley’s Firehouse Pub.

Out with the old, in with the new
To our elected officials: Be bold, be consistent, be honest, be helpful

To our elected officials: Be bold, be consistent, be honest, be helpful

By Patrick Grubb, Washington Newspaper Publishers Association Governor Jay Inslee has been forceful in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic because our state is the nation’s hotbed… Continue reading

  • Mar 17, 2020
To our elected officials: Be bold, be consistent, be honest, be helpful
Coronavirus: a little knowledge is more dangerous than none

Coronavirus: a little knowledge is more dangerous than none

People are more scared about what they know only a little about.

Coronavirus: a little knowledge is more dangerous than none
As the deadline nears, state lawmakers face a few challenges

As the deadline nears, state lawmakers face a few challenges

There are four major decisions lawmakers are tackling before the end of this legislative session.

As the deadline nears, state lawmakers face a few challenges
With an election on the way, don’t let fear govern your choices

With an election on the way, don’t let fear govern your choices

Self-awareness will save us this coming presidential election.

  • Mar 5, 2020
With an election on the way, don’t let fear govern your choices
The president and the king

The president and the king

Just because someone has power doesn’t make them a leader.

The president and the king
Brunell’s article on Lower Snake River dams flooded with falsehoods

Brunell’s article on Lower Snake River dams flooded with falsehoods

Lower Snake River dams were emphatically not built to control floods.

  • Mar 3, 2020
Brunell’s article on Lower Snake River dams flooded with falsehoods
Win a few, lose a few

Win a few, lose a few

I’m not much of a gambler, but I’ve seen some people win big.

Win a few, lose a few
Ulysses S. Grant: a great general, but terrible civilian

Ulysses S. Grant: a great general, but terrible civilian

The Civil War hero was a complicated man.

Ulysses S. Grant: a great general, but terrible civilian
For the good of us all, beware of generalizing statements

For the good of us all, beware of generalizing statements

It’s always good to start with “I think,” but don’t devolve into generalizing groups of people.

  • Feb 26, 2020
For the good of us all, beware of generalizing statements
As times turn uncertain, many will turn toward authoritarianism

As times turn uncertain, many will turn toward authoritarianism

It’s a trend both Republicans and Democrats follow.

As times turn uncertain, many will turn toward authoritarianism
This guy knows his vocation

This guy knows his vocation

Morgan DeKight can make a heck of a drink.

This guy knows his vocation
All life is sacred

All life is sacred

Human Life of Enumclaw wants to elevate all human life, no matter how small.

  • Feb 18, 2020
All life is sacred
That was the week that was

That was the week that was

So much happened in the political world last week.

That was the week that was
Memorable moments during a Sound Transit hearing

Memorable moments during a Sound Transit hearing

The problem is easy to understand, but appears impossible to solve.

Memorable moments during a Sound Transit hearing
How far will Artificial Intelligence go?

How far will Artificial Intelligence go?

IS the technology helping or hindering us as a whole?

How far will Artificial Intelligence go?
Thank you all for your kindness.

Thank you all for your kindness.

Every contribution, from well wishes to food, helped tremendously.

  • Feb 6, 2020
Thank you all for your kindness.
The Cole Street Brewery

The Cole Street Brewery

The city brewery will be opening a new location soon.

The Cole Street Brewery
New ‘Public Charge’ rule threatens community health | Public Health Insider

New ‘Public Charge’ rule threatens community health | Public Health Insider

Nutrition programs, medicaid health services for pregnant women and children, and school breakfast and lunch programs are not affected by the rule change.

  • Feb 3, 2020
New ‘Public Charge’ rule threatens community health | Public Health Insider
Elfers’ opinion on Trump saga are based on fact

Elfers’ opinion on Trump saga are based on fact

Don’t make assertions you can’t back up.

  • Jan 31, 2020
Elfers’ opinion on Trump saga are based on fact