Before the Legislature arrives for the 2021 session, some businesses in Washington will already be facing the very real prospect of a 500% tax increase.
On every Thanksgiving that I can remember, from childhood until parenthood, we travel to spend time with aunts and uncles, cousins and grandparents. It is a beloved, if somewhat exhausting, day of renewing ties.
One of the biggest challenges of the 21st century is dealing with the progress of the 20th century — especially old computers, monitors, cellular phones and televisions. These appliances depend on hazardous materials, such as mercury, to operate. After a five-to-eight-year useful life, many …
It’s no secret that airlines and airplane manufacturers have been clobbered by the coronavirus pandemic. Particularly hard hit are international flights traditionally flown by jumbo jets. Borders are closed and people aren’t flying.
Last week, the governor made significant unilateral mandates that impact our communities throughout Washington state. The new restrictions did not include a relief plan for working families and small businesses, and ignored consequences that require real economic, social, and health solution…
The recent increase in COVID-19 cases and deaths is very concerning. I feel for those who are sick and those who have lost loved ones. I also worry about the capacity of our healthcare facilities to handle another wave of patients.
Longtime readers of this column will know that Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. I am so moved and transformed each year by a season devoted simply to giving thanks and being grateful.
It’s been frustrating watching our beloved community suffer through this COVID-19 challenge. Frustration that comes from watching people get sick, and some die, from a preventable disease.
As a school district and a city we all benefit from our relationships with those who serve in the various branches of the military.
Diversity in the ranks has been the lifeline of our all-volunteer military, but it wasn’t always that way. As we celebrate Veterans Day, we ought to be thankful for all of the men and women from a variety of ethnic backgrounds who put their lives in harm’s way to protect our freedoms and mak…
This fall marks the 50th anniversary of an event that sparked the landmark ruling by federal Judge George Boldt in U.S. v. Washington that upheld our treaty-reserved rights to hunt, fish and gather.