Opinion

Cartoon by Frank Shiers

Editorial: Stopping COVID is now up to each of us

With a resurgence threatening, we need to take greater responsibility to keep the virus in check.

Cartoon by Frank Shiers
Why this newspaper is capitalizing Black | Editorial

Why this newspaper is capitalizing Black | Editorial

Moving forward, Seattle Weekly and the rest of Sound Publishing’s King County titles will capitalize Black when referring to the race, ethnicity and culture of… Continue reading

Why this newspaper is capitalizing Black | Editorial
Doreen Davis, left in mask, waves at parade participants on May 2. Olivia Sullivan/staff photo

Wear your face-hugging, ever-loving mask | Editorial

“Don’t make me come down there.” — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, in a tweet Saturday, after viewing video of New York City residents squeezing… Continue reading

Doreen Davis, left in mask, waves at parade participants on May 2. Olivia Sullivan/staff photo
Back to the wild — a whole new outdoor recreation world | Guest editorial

Back to the wild — a whole new outdoor recreation world | Guest editorial

When enjoying the great outdoors, continue to socially distance and be aware of how else COVID-19 has changed our world.

Back to the wild — a whole new outdoor recreation world | Guest editorial
KCLS is stepping up its commitment to patrons

KCLS is stepping up its commitment to patrons

KCLS has expanding its online resources so patrons can continue to learn, build skills, stay entertained and remain mentally and physically active amid the pandemic.

KCLS is stepping up its commitment to patrons
How using a face mask to cover my Asian face could put me in danger

How using a face mask to cover my Asian face could put me in danger

Since the COVID-19 outbreak began, Asians and Asian Americans have been targeted.

How using a face mask to cover my Asian face could put me in danger
Grocery store staff are working hard to keep the shelves stocked during the COVID-19 pandemic. File photo

Thank you grocery store clerks

Recognizing the sacrifices of our unsung essential workforce.

Grocery store staff are working hard to keep the shelves stocked during the COVID-19 pandemic. File photo
To our elected officials: Be bold, be consistent, be honest, be helpful

To our elected officials: Be bold, be consistent, be honest, be helpful

By Patrick Grubb, Washington Newspaper Publishers Association Governor Jay Inslee has been forceful in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic because our state is the nation’s hotbed… Continue reading

To our elected officials: Be bold, be consistent, be honest, be helpful
Gov. Jay Inslee talks about homelessness and the climate

Gov. Jay Inslee talks about homelessness and the climate

During an Editorial Board interview, he also discussed a wide range of other issues on the state agenda.

Gov. Jay Inslee talks about homelessness and the climate
We need to, but how do we talk about race?

We need to, but how do we talk about race?

Racism is still an issue in this country. How can we have constructive conversations to move forward and heal?

We need to, but how do we talk about race?
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