Opinion

Throw in the towel on Matt Shea

Throw in the towel on Matt Shea

Majority Democrats realize contentious representative is staying

Throw in the towel on Matt Shea
United Methodist Church: To split or not to split

United Methodist Church: To split or not to split

Local clergy from Eastside United Methodist Churches weigh in on the church’s future regarding LGBTQ+ inclusion.

United Methodist Church: To split or not to split
Washington State Capitol Building in Olympia. File photo

Despite ruling on Public Records Act, we need to keep a close eye on Olympia

Washington Supreme Court upholds that state legislators are subject to the Public Records Act.

Washington State Capitol Building in Olympia. File photo
Mind over miles: Thoughts from the Seattle Half Marathon

Mind over miles: Thoughts from the Seattle Half Marathon

Reporter runs the 13.1-mile race in 2:01:40.

Mind over miles: Thoughts from the Seattle Half Marathon
Professionals in a second language | Windows and Mirrors

Professionals in a second language | Windows and Mirrors

What is it like to pursue a career in a language that is not your first?

Professionals in a second language | Windows and Mirrors
More than the right to vote: What does it mean to become a U.S. citizen?

More than the right to vote: What does it mean to become a U.S. citizen?

Another reason some people may not vote is because they feel like it doesn’t matter.

More than the right to vote: What does it mean to become a U.S. citizen?
Lori Matsukawa’s lasting legacy on Asian American journalists

Lori Matsukawa’s lasting legacy on Asian American journalists

‘If I can do it, they can do it’

Lori Matsukawa’s lasting legacy on Asian American journalists
Are sheriffs above the law?

Are sheriffs above the law?

Washington voters have spoken on I-1639. Sheriffs need to set the stage to follow their oath of office - and enforce the law.

Are sheriffs above the law?
The difficulty of aging in place | Windows and Mirrors

The difficulty of aging in place | Windows and Mirrors

Living on a fixed income in an increasingly expensive region is not easy.

The difficulty of aging in place | Windows and Mirrors
Sound Transit, politics and Superfund sites

Sound Transit, politics and Superfund sites

Elected leaders and residents want a landfill as the preferred site, and that raises questions.

Sound Transit, politics and Superfund sites
Lessons from our neighbors | Windows and Mirrors

Lessons from our neighbors | Windows and Mirrors

Traveling abroad is an easy reminder to check your ethnocentrism.

Lessons from our neighbors | Windows and Mirrors
All Quiet on the Car Tab Front in the Washington Legislature

All Quiet on the Car Tab Front in the Washington Legislature

Several bills have been introduced, but none made it to a hearing.

All Quiet on the Car Tab Front in the Washington Legislature
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.

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

Students of the TeenTix Press Corps Intensive bring a youthful prospective while taking in Seattle’s arts scene. Photo courtesy TeenTix
Inslee Suggests Old Tax Idea for the New Year

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

Inslee Suggests Old Tax Idea for the New Year
Let’s Talk About Race | Windows and Mirrors

Let’s Talk About Race | Windows and Mirrors

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

Let’s Talk About Race | Windows and Mirrors
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

Seattle Jewish Community Also Struggles With Pittsburgh Tragedy

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

Seattle Jewish Community Also Struggles With Pittsburgh Tragedy