Opinion

Dr. Jayendrina Singha Ray’s research interests include postcolonial studies, spatial literary studies, British literature, and rhetoric and composition. Prior to teaching in the U.S., she worked as an editor with Routledge and taught English at colleges in India. She is a resident of Kirkland.

How chips define the evolving world order | Guest column

Semiconductor chips are the new oil that the world can go to war over.

  • Jan 22, 2022

 

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  • Jan 22, 2022

 

Robert Whale can be reached at rwhale@soundpublishing.com.

My bold New Year’s resolutions – late, as usual | Whale

I was born late — exactly three weeks — despite my mother’s earnest efforts to speed the process along with various over-the-counter elixirs. I don’t… Continue reading

 

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Why is the janitor teaching math? | Shiers

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  • Jan 21, 2022
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Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.

For some state lawmakers, short session is all about re-election | Roegner

The Washington state Legislature opened on Jan. 10 against a backdrop of headlines saying “Caseloads push hospitals to limits” and stories of stressed out hospital… Continue reading

Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.
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Federal Way letters: School levies and incarceration

Support school levies I am a long time substitute para-educator at the Federal Way School District and on Feb. 8, voters will vote to approve… Continue reading

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Keith Livingston is a retired municipal management professional, lifelong artist and Federal Way resident. He can be reached at keithlivingstondesign@gmail.com.

The cost of shaming the homeless for being homeless | Livingston

As community members our expectations are great, and we want 2022 to be a better year for our city. For many that means less crime,… Continue reading

Keith Livingston is a retired municipal management professional, lifelong artist and Federal Way resident. He can be reached at keithlivingstondesign@gmail.com.
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Can I have my job back? | Shiers

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  • Jan 19, 2022
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Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.

2022 will be a trial run for 2024 for conservatives | Roegner

Our democracy withstood an attempted coup last Jan. 6, but the planning hasn’t stopped — it is only moving a little slower. It has become… Continue reading

Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.
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Restorative justice in South King County | Shiers

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  • Jan 14, 2022
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Robert Whale can be reached at rwhale@soundpublishing.com.

Good night, John Boy, from another generation | Whale

When I was growing up in the 1970s, like many others I enjoyed “The Waltons,” Earl Hamner Jr.’s televised account of his childhood in the… Continue reading

Robert Whale can be reached at rwhale@soundpublishing.com.
Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.

People do and say the darndest things | Roegner

The rich and famous frequently say and do some of the darndest things, but in these stressful times, they lack the humor we would normally… Continue reading

Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.
Don C. Brunell is a business analyst, writer and columnist. He retired as president of the Association of Washington Business, the state’s oldest and largest business organization, and lives in Vancouver. He can be contacted at thebrunells@msn.com.

Electricity shortfalls and Toyota’s dose of reality | Brunell

When Toyota speaks, car buyers listen. Hopefully, our elected officials will as well. It is one of the world’s two largest auto and truck manufacturers… Continue reading

  • Jan 7, 2022
Don C. Brunell is a business analyst, writer and columnist. He retired as president of the Association of Washington Business, the state’s oldest and largest business organization, and lives in Vancouver. He can be contacted at thebrunells@msn.com.
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What is Russell Wilson’s next move? | Shiers

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  • Jan 6, 2022
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When the snow finally melts | Frank Shiers

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  • Jan 4, 2022
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Jan. 6, 2021: A date that will live in infamy | Guest column

Jan. 6, 2021. Sadly, for most Americans, that date has become one of those squares on our calendars that calls to mind a dizzying circle… Continue reading

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Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.

Are we driving more recklessly during the pandemic? | Roegner

Have you noticed — pre-snowstorm — more people taking chances with reckless driving? Drivers passing on the right shoulder or passing in a left-turn lane… Continue reading

Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.
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Robert Whale can be reached at rwhale@soundpublishing.com

Don’t fool yourself: COVID’s tentacles are long enough to reach even you | Robert Whale

From March 2020 until recently, it seemed to me that COVID-19 always hit someone far off, the man who’d been incautious, the woman who screamed… Continue reading

Robert Whale can be reached at rwhale@soundpublishing.com