Opinion

Obama is a ‘changed’ man

Barack Obama and “change.” The two are inextricably linked. In his remarkably successful run for the Democratic nomination for president, regardless of where he campaigns, the senator constantly, ceaselessly promises change.

  • Jul 11, 2008

King County’s budget crisis: What will be cut?

Last week, the King County Executive, along with the Sheriff, Prosecuting Attorney, and judges from around the county, revealed that King County is facing a budget crisis of great magnitude. This year alone, we may have to cut $20 million from the $660 million general fund. An additional deficit between $40 million and $70 million is predicted in 2009.

  • Jun 20, 2008

Who should be Obama’s running mate?

With his party’s nomination in hand, would Barack Obama be better off with Hillary Clinton as his running mate?

  • Jun 13, 2008

Looking to grow fresh produce? Try some tomatoes

The first week of June is “tomato time.” It is also the first week to think about setting pepper and other heat-loving plants out into the garden.

  • May 30, 2008

Don’t let alcohol stand in way of graduates’ future

Thousands of mortar boards will be tossed into the air across Washington this June; a time-honored sign that our high school seniors have finally graduated.

  • May 30, 2008

Health isn’t just a personal choice

A recent study underscores the fact that good health isn’t just a matter of personal choice for Americans.

  • May 16, 2008

Roads, education top list of state’s priorities

During the past several years, we have found that working as a team of state representatives from the 41st District is the most efficient and effective approach in Olympia. As always, we worked together on your priorities, focusing on education and transportation. And this year, we also worked to move plans to replace the SR 520 floating bridge to the top of everyone’s priority list.

  • Apr 18, 2008

Who’s to blame for Sonics leaving?

He lied to us. Those four little words are the papier maché shield being used by politicians from Seattle to Olympia to deflect the blame for the Seattle Sonics inevitable departure for Oklahoma City.

  • Apr 18, 2008

What’s up with global warming?

So here we are, turning the calendar to April, and we’re still shivering from a rare spring snow on some of the higher hills around the area. Trust me, I know what you’re thinking: Ha, so much for global warming!

  • Apr 4, 2008