Opinion

The Second Amendment in the 21st century

“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”

We live in a violent culture, and that must change

Our culture and attitude about human life and morality is one that is both destructive and the primary cause of violence.

  • Mar 28, 2018

Reasons why we walked out

This is not about taking all the guns away but a call for common sense gun laws so that not one more child or teacher has to die from a mass shooting.

  • Mar 27, 2018

A thank you to our friends, family, P.O.M. and Brit Nelson

We would like to thank everyone who worked to make the celebration of our 50th-year of marriage so much fun.

  • Mar 26, 2018

Why Republicans voted against a property tax cut

They really weren’t against lowering the tax .

Suggestions for dealing with gun violence

Seems emotions run high at every turn and we have forgotten so much in our world of tragedies.

  • Mar 21, 2018

Amendments have changed constitutional values

Do you know why we have the electoral college to vote for the president?

Common ground found on prosecuting officers

Two dozen people tasked by the Legislature to provide guidance gathered for a final time in November to settle on recommendations.

Lack of respect, not guns, is the problem

All the laws that are on the books now and still criminals have firearms.

  • Mar 15, 2018

Trump’s luck may be running out

Nowhere in the world has seen improvement as a result of Trump’s actions. Eventually, Trump’s luck will run out and the chickens will come home to roost.

Is technology taking jobs or creating new ones? | Noelle Neff

Despite the mistrust seen at the time, the Industrial Revolution can stand as a sign of changing times not bringing the world to its knees.

  • Mar 13, 2018

Choose love, show support for Florida victims

I want to walk out to show that I support the victims and their families. To show my school the consequences won’t stop me from showing that support.

  • Mar 13, 2018

Black Diamond should move toward a seven-person council

The cost is almost nothing, as these are almost entirely volunteer positions, but the safeguards to our local citizens would be significant.

  • Mar 9, 2018

The fight for Black Diamond is won

I would like to thank that close band of citizens in Neighbor to Neighbor Black Diamond who came along side me in this fight and made it their own.

  • Mar 8, 2018

Weighing individual rights vs. the common good

The National Rifle Association’s rights are being protected at the expense of the majority of voters.

Fireworks are too dangerous to remain legal

In a 10 year period, 294 patients were admitted to Harborview Medical Center alone because of fireworks-related injuries.

  • Mar 7, 2018

Will these bills decide how you vote?

Here are a few other things lawmakers have done or may do before the session ends March 8.

We must move forward on responsible gun rights

An overwhelming majority of all Americans want a ban on military assault weapons, and so do a majority of responsible gun owners like me.

  • Mar 2, 2018

Danger lurks when people have nothing to lose

If we don’t take care of our average citizens, we risk turning into a nation of individuals with nothing that binds us together.

Dems, Reps want to lower property taxes

Last June, at the end of a gnarly session, lawmakers and Gov. Jay Inslee boosted the state’s portion of the rate by 30 percent to a flat $2.70 per $1,000 of assessed value. It marked the largest one-time rate increase in state history.