Opinion

Jerry Cornfield

Even $50 Billion Can’t Pay Washington’s Bills

Fifty billion dollars. It will soon be the subject of many conversations in hallways, hearing rooms, and other Capitol hangouts in Olympia as the amount… Continue reading

 

Seattle Jewish Community Also Struggles With Pittsburgh Tragedy

Author’s visit to Seattle offers prescient insight in wake of Pittsburgh synagogue massacre

 

Washington Lawmakers Could See Hefty Pay Raises

Proposal comes from Washington Citizens’ Commission on Salaries for Elected Officials.

Even With Postage Paid, Voters Couldn’t Send Ballots on Time

While those ballots don’t get counted, taxpayers still must pay the U.S. Postal Service for delivering them.

Republicans Get ‘Whupped’ in Primary Election

The Grand Old Party endured a good old-fashioned butt-whupping on primary night. Now, Republican leaders in the Legislature must come up with a stunning counterpunch… Continue reading

Activists rally at the I-1639 ballot drop even on July 6. Photo courtesy Washington Alliance for Gun Responsibility

Does Washington Need a ‘Surgeon General’s Warning’ for Guns?

Initiative 1639 would require something similar on paperwork for firearms purchases.

Activists rally at the I-1639 ballot drop even on July 6. Photo courtesy Washington Alliance for Gun Responsibility
Trump administration tariffs on Canadian newsprint have created additional hardships for newspapers—large and small—and won’t be good in the long run for U.S. paper mills. Photo via Thinkstock.com

Newsprint Tariff Is a Threat to Jobs and Information

The Trump administation’s policy jeopardizes newspapers and mill workers.

Trump administration tariffs on Canadian newsprint have created additional hardships for newspapers—large and small—and won’t be good in the long run for U.S. paper mills. Photo via Thinkstock.com

Social Justice vs. the NFL

The league’s continued crack down on protests during the national anthem has left some questioning their fandom.

Photo by Matt Phelps

President, Governor or Retirement—Only Inslee Knows His Plan

What we do know is that he’s off to Iowa in June to deliver the keynote address at a party fundraiser.

Photo by Matt Phelps
Aaron Dixon. Photo by Susan Fried

The Black Panthers’ Revolution Never Ends

As the Seattle Black Panther Party marks its 50th anniversary, its disruptive force lives on.

Aaron Dixon. Photo by Susan Fried
No New Youth Jail protestors block traffic on 5th Avenue on March 12. Photo by DJ Martinez

A New Youth Jail Would Be a Public Health Problem

King County claims a new youth jail would improve public health. Experts in the field strongly disagree.

No New Youth Jail protestors block traffic on 5th Avenue on March 12. Photo by DJ Martinez
The King’s Court. Photo by Chase N./Flickr

An Open Letter to the King’s Court

The Mariners boast the best cheering section in baseball, but there’s one major issue…

The King’s Court. Photo by Chase N./Flickr
Attendees wait outside the King County Council Chambers last July. The council ruled that CPCs had to post signs stating that they are not health care facilities. Photo by Sara Bernard

The Crisis of Crisis Pregnancy Centers

CPCs give pregnant women false information, and their advocates are defending this as free speech.

Attendees wait outside the King County Council Chambers last July. The council ruled that CPCs had to post signs stating that they are not health care facilities. Photo by Sara Bernard
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Tariffs on Newsprint a Threat to Newspapers

Tariffs on Canadian paper have surged costs with little benefit for U.S. mills.

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Those That the Gun Debate Perpetually Forgets

There’s a common myth that the black community speaks of gun violence only when law enforcement is its perpetrator. That marches, protests, and ad hoc… Continue reading

Erica Sklar (center) and fellow protestors demonstrating in solidarity with No New Youth Jail Campaign on March 12. and Photo by DJ Martinez

Protesting While White in Seattle

How police protection of white bodies relates to the criminalization of black and brown youth.

Erica Sklar (center) and fellow protestors demonstrating in solidarity with No New Youth Jail Campaign on March 12. and Photo by DJ Martinez

Black Lives Matter’s #MeToo Moment

A new local BLM chapter wants to restore the movement to its roots.

Politicians Cannot Keep Ignoring Vehicle Homelessness

Searching for solutions to help an overlooked unsheltered population in Seattle.

Marcus Harrison Green

Confessions of an Imperfect Ally

Struggling with not being an oppressed oppressor in today’s America.

Marcus Harrison Green