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In most King County election races, the incumbent has all of the advantages, and the races are rarely competitive. But this year could be different.… Continue reading
A record 646 candidates in King County cities have filed for local offices.
By Jesse Johnson, District 30 State Representative
What niche is Federal Way trying to fill in the greater Seattle-Tacoma area? Using Google search, I asked: “What is Federal Way known for?” Google’s… Continue reading
What has happened to the Grand Old Party and its abdication of leadership to Donald Trump’s personality cult over good public policy? With a chance… Continue reading
With a plan to remove dams on the Snake River shelved, leaders must commit to broader-based actions.
With one vaccine now approved for kids 12 and older, parents shouldn’t wait for a school requirement.
I said in an earlier column that this legislative session would be like no other. I was mainly speaking of the changes required by COVID-19.… Continue reading
There isn’t much positive about what we have all been through the last year with the coronavirus. But a couple of areas should be at… Continue reading
The death of George Floyd at the knee of Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin may have thrust Floyd into the role of history maker and… Continue reading
One of the more creative methods for treating drug users is the Seattle-King County Public Health’s needle exchange program, which seeks to reduce the spread… Continue reading
Sometimes being first isn’t good. Such is the case with legislation making Washington the only state to ban natural gas in new homes and commercial… Continue reading
Fortunately, the Sound Transit Board of Directors will make the final decision on the location of the south operations maintenance facility (OMF) rather than officials… Continue reading
Reading the police blotter in any newspaper proves that we as people will do just about anything and when caught, find a way to justify… Continue reading
Because the Democrats control the state’s House, Senate and the Governor’s Office, reaching agreement on the 2021-2023 budget should be relatively easy. It helps that… Continue reading
In her famous essay “The Laugh of the Medusa,” Hélène Cixous resurrects the myth of Medusa — a gorgon whose terrifying glance turned onlookers into… Continue reading
I have always viewed the position of sheriff as a non-political professional administrator — more like a city police chief than a politician. I was… Continue reading
There were more than 24,000 firearm deaths last year, yet state and national lawmakers seem immovable.
The last thing this country need is to politicize violence against women. The Violence Against Women Act was introduced by then-United States Senator and current… Continue reading