Opinion

Rich Elfers, "In Focus"

Consider these arguments about taxing the rich, Part II | In Focus

Some more tax myths perpetuated by the right.

Rich Elfers, "In Focus"
Daisy Devine, "The Thing About Hope"

We must break free of our echo chambers

What if we stopped thinking that everyone on the “other side” wants to destroy the country we love?

Daisy Devine, "The Thing About Hope"
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Evidence of anti-police bias

In my opinion, that BLM does not care about black lives — just a narrative.

  • May 12, 2021
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Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.

How George Floyd’s death is changing history | Roegner

The death of George Floyd at the knee of Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin may have thrust Floyd into the role of history maker and… Continue reading

Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.
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Comparing Jan. 6 riot to BLM protests apples to oranges

Antifa/BLM protests are a response to a vastly unequal system of justice; the Jan. 6 riot was fueled by a “big lie”.

  • May 7, 2021
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Rich Elfers

Consider these arguments about taxing the rich | In Focus

Many of these arguments are actually myths, according to economist Robert Reich.

Rich Elfers
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If you’re pro-police, you should be against the Jan. 6 riot

The riot laid bare some of the hypocrisy of the right.

  • May 6, 2021
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Georgia voting laws and my ID

Requiring ID to vote is not racist.

  • May 5, 2021
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Luke Miller, "Few Minute Finance"

Hacking your HSA like a pro | Few Minute Finance

You may pay more money upfront for healthcare costs, but the long-term savings can be immense.

Luke Miller, "Few Minute Finance"
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Thumbs down to Mr. Cannon, the Courier-Herald

Please make room for other letter writers.

  • May 4, 2021
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Want secure elections? Develop a voting app

An app can be way more secure than voter ID laws.

  • Apr 30, 2021
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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.

Rethinking a natural gas ban in Washington state | Brunell

Sometimes being first isn’t good. Such is the case with legislation making Washington the only state to ban natural gas in new homes and commercial… 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.
Rich Elfers, "In Focus"

The ‘Tucker Carlson defense’

It can’t be slander if no reasonable person would believe it.

Rich Elfers, "In Focus"
Jeff Antonelis-Lapp, "All Things Mount Rainier"

Good news stories about Mount Rainier

Not everything is doom and gloom — here’s a success story about the volcano!

Jeff Antonelis-Lapp, "All Things Mount Rainier"
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A birds-eye view of police shootings

There are million of police interactions with civilians a year — so few are fatal.

  • Apr 28, 2021
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Letter writer twists what’s being taught in schools

No, schools do not teach that America is bad, or that all forms of sexual behavior are good.

  • Apr 27, 2021
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Legislators shouldn’t make medical decisions for their voters

Praise for the recent column about trans issues.

  • Apr 23, 2021
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Rich Elfers, "In Focus"

Georgia’s voting laws are more about staying in power than race | In Focus

Let’s compare Georgia’s voting laws to Washington state’s.

Rich Elfers, "In Focus"
Julie Reece-DeMarco, "Finding Kind"

Finding my inner foodie (with help from Mom) | Finding Kind

It’s all about loving someone enough to care what they put into their bodies.

Julie Reece-DeMarco, "Finding Kind"
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The Jan. 6 protest, BLM riots, and the Reichstag

Was the “riot” really an “armed insurrection”?

  • Apr 21, 2021
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