Opinion

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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Milage taxes will affect the less well-off

It will be decades or longer, if ever, that a majority will be driving hybrids or electric vehicles.

  • Sep 29, 2021
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I support your new conservative columnist

Media like the Courier-Herald must let readers consider views they don’t always agree with.

  • Sep 29, 2021
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Rich Elfers, “In Focus”

Looking beyond America’s borders

The United States has always been a settler nation, made great because of immigration.

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

Can a Texas-style abortion law happen in Washington? | Roegner

If politicians really want to anger women voters, the easiest way is to attack their rights. Since 1973, Roe v. Wade has stood as a… 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.

Reasons to ban Gov. Jay Inslee’s natural gas ban | Brunell

Column: Switching from natural gas to electricity is complicated and will impact everyone.

  • Sep 24, 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.
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Thankful for our community

Enumclaw stepped up.

  • Sep 22, 2021
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Powering the future and doing away with landfills

Here’s how we can reduce waste and generate power at the same time.

  • Sep 22, 2021
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Crimes by illegal immigrants are 100 percent preventable

Shannon’s column told it like it is.

  • Sep 22, 2021
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Responses to letter writers, columnists

Thoughts on the many letter writers in the recent edition of the Courier-Herald.

  • Sep 22, 2021
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Rich Elfers, “In Focus”

Are mandated vaccinations constitutional?

Personal opinion and emotion do not have the force of law.

Rich Elfers, “In Focus”
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
Carol Spell, "Education, Appreciation and Action"
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Thank you for caring about Philip

A short thank you for those who looked after us.

  • Sep 20, 2021
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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

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 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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