Opinion

Samantha Pak can be reached at spak@soundpublishing.com.

Southeast Asians Are Paying Twice For Their Mistakes

Many are at greater risk of being deported to countries many haven’t been to since they were young - or have never been to at all.

 

Students of the TeenTix Press Corps Intensive bring a youthful prospective while taking in Seattle’s arts scene. Photo courtesy TeenTix

TeenTix Fosters the Next Generation of Arts Critics

Youths are engaging in critical arts thinking via the local nonprofit’s Press Corps Intensive.

 

Inslee Suggests Old Tax Idea for the New Year

An old idea for boosting tax receipts is getting revived and repurposed for 2019. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is suggesting a new way of assessing… Continue reading

 

Let’s Talk About Race | Windows and Mirrors

The more we talk about it, the more we can prevent incidents from happening.

Tulin Yildiz speaks on the origin and significance of ashure in Turkish culture 
at Turkcha’s event at the Peter Kirk Community Center in Kirkland. 
                                Photo courtesy of Dilek Anderson

The sweetness of coming together | Windows and Mirrors

For immigrant women on the Eastside, Turkcha is here to help.

Tulin Yildiz speaks on the origin and significance of ashure in Turkish culture 
at Turkcha’s event at the Peter Kirk Community Center in Kirkland. 
                                Photo courtesy of Dilek Anderson
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

Jerry Cornfield
Goodbye, sweet Canadian prince. Photo by hj_west/Flickr
Goodbye, sweet Canadian prince. Photo by hj_west/Flickr

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
Photo via Thinkstock.com

Tariffs on Newsprint a Threat to Newspapers

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

Photo via Thinkstock.com