Opinion

Rico Thomas, left, has been a clerk in the Fuel Center/Mini Mart at Safeway in Federal Way for the past 5 years. Kyong Barry, right, has been with Albertsons for 18 years and is a front end supervisor in Auburn. Both are active members of UFCW 21. Courtesy photos

Grocery store workers deserve respect and hazard pay | Guest column

As grocery store workers in King County, we experience the hard, cold realities of the COVID-19 pandemic every single day. And despite the fact that… Continue reading

  • Sep 3, 2020
Rico Thomas, left, has been a clerk in the Fuel Center/Mini Mart at Safeway in Federal Way for the past 5 years. Kyong Barry, right, has been with Albertsons for 18 years and is a front end supervisor in Auburn. Both are active members of UFCW 21. Courtesy photos
Face masks save lives and jobs across Washington

Face masks save lives and jobs across Washington

Wearing a mask saves lives and saves jobs. And all across the state, Washington employers are leading by example in the fight to stop the… Continue reading

  • Jul 28, 2020
Face masks save lives and jobs across Washington
Cartoon by Frank Shiers

Editorial: Reopen schools in fall, but do it safely

Don’t bully schools into reopening. Protect our students.

Cartoon by Frank Shiers
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
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.

  • May 7, 2020
Back to the wild — a whole new outdoor recreation world | Guest editorial
Earth Month 2020 and COVID-19: Caring for the planet and each other

Earth Month 2020 and COVID-19: Caring for the planet and each other

Here are some ways to minimize your carbon footprint and protect the planet amid the pandemic.

Earth Month 2020 and COVID-19: Caring for the planet and each other
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
The true meaning of community | Guest editorial

The true meaning of community | Guest editorial

LWTech president Dr. Amy Morrison reflects on how the COVID-19 outbreak has brought the community together.

  • Apr 22, 2020
The true meaning of community | Guest editorial
Deserving respect for being human | Windows and Mirrors

Deserving respect for being human | Windows and Mirrors

Since the COVID-19 outbreak began, Asians and Asian Americans have been targeted. Here’s what’s been happening on the Eastside.

Deserving respect for being human | Windows and Mirrors
Thank you grocery store clerks

Thank you grocery store clerks

Recognizing the sacrifices of our unsung essential workforce.

  • Mar 30, 2020
Thank you grocery store clerks
Now is the time to be kind to each other | Windows and Mirrors

Now is the time to be kind to each other | Windows and Mirrors

As the COVID-19 outbreak continues, it is important for us to be there for others in our communities.

Now is the time to be kind to each other | Windows and Mirrors
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

  • Mar 17, 2020
To our elected officials: Be bold, be consistent, be honest, be helpful
Libraries are the place to go according to poll

Libraries are the place to go according to poll

Library will host short film festival on March 20.

  • Mar 10, 2020
Libraries are the place to go according to poll
This Boeing deal could have ‘clawbacks’ in the ‘snap-back’

This Boeing deal could have ‘clawbacks’ in the ‘snap-back’

The company wants a tax break temporarily repealed. Some don’t want to give it back without new conditions.

This Boeing deal could have ‘clawbacks’ in the ‘snap-back’
Gov. Inslee is cordially invited to Kirkland, Eastside

Gov. Inslee is cordially invited to Kirkland, Eastside

We need the governor here to know we’re a priority, not in Olympia or on cable news channels.

  • Mar 3, 2020
Gov. Inslee is cordially invited to Kirkland, Eastside
We need to think before we act | Windows and Mirrors

We need to think before we act | Windows and Mirrors

As coronavirus has led to xenophobia and racism against Asians, we should all stop and think before acting on our biases.

We need to think before we act | Windows and Mirrors
The state has too much money and it’s a problem

The state has too much money and it’s a problem

With revenues rising, budget writers are going to get lots of requests on how to spend it

  • Feb 28, 2020
The state has too much money and it’s a problem
Short legislative session turns left

Short legislative session turns left

With a progressive agenda including comprehensive sex education, clean fuel standards and gun violence, Democrats will need to be cautious about overreach.

Short legislative session turns left
‘We can do the right thing’ | Windows and Mirrors

‘We can do the right thing’ | Windows and Mirrors

Clarence Moriwaki shares how we can stand up for each other and not have history repeat itself.

‘We can do the right thing’ | Windows and Mirrors