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Washington Gov. Jay Inslee’s COVID-19 vaccine requirement for state employees — you know, the one that cannot stop spread or transmission of the virus among coworkers — could … more
In many ways, school districts can be busier in the summer months than when school is in session. This summer is no exception. We have lots of students doing amazing things. STEMKamp is a … more
Growing up, many of us heard home ownership was an essential part of the “American Dream.” I still believe that to be true. It is part of a family’s retirement planning, security … more
Summertime during an election year is a busy time, and not just for the candidates who are ringing doorbells, walking in parades and working the phones to rally support. It’s also a busy time … more
When our friends in Great Britain open their eyes in the morning, many parts of their day look a lot like what we see here in Washington. The Association of Washington Business led a trade mission … more
With all the confusion in politics today and the seeming agendas politicians on both sides of the aisle have, I began to ponder on what has made America great in the past. In our nation’s … more
Surprisingly, recent U.S. presidents and congressional Democrats and Republicans agree America’s economic and national security hinge upon tiny, yet powerful semiconductors. Semiconductor … more
While critics contend the U.S. Supreme Court decision limiting how the nation’s main anti-air pollution law can be used to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from power plants was a “gut … more
Did you know the governor's office is currently negotiating pay and compensation with state employee unions for the state's 2023-25 budget? What is on the table? Will the outcome of these secret … more
Remember how state government had a $15 billion budget surplus during this year’s legislative session? At the time, I and other Republicans said some of that should be returned to the people, … more
Growing up, many of us heard home ownership was an essential part of the “American Dream.” I still believe that to be true. It is part of a family’s retirement planning, security … more
Gov. Jay Inslee and Sen. Patty Murray, both Democrats, issued a draft report which estimates that breaching the four lower Snake River dams and replacing their electricity and other benefits would … more
What cartoons do you remember? What Disney or animated movie did you watch over and over and over again? Are you thinking about it? I know I am. Of course, by the 100th time, you could recite every … more
Free and reduced-price meals have long been available to students who qualify based on family income levels. During the COVID-19 outbreak and through the end of the 2021-22 school year, school … more
If you have been watching the news lately concerning the Jan. 6  hearings — which I hope you haven’t watched too much — you are aware that issues such as credibility, … more
The recent rise in crime has been disturbing and unsettling. Everyone deserves to be safe at home, work and in their communities. Unfortunately, recent state and federal police reforms have … more
Regenerating millions of western forested acres scorched by large wildfires is a herculean task costing hundreds of billions of dollars. However, healthy growing woodlands are essential to reducing … more
A friend of mine posted on his Facebook page the other day this quote with pictures of his two adorable kiddos: “There are only two lasting bequests we can give our children. One of these is … more
Efforts are ramping up to control the explosion of invasive European green crab (Carcinus maenas) in western Washington. The invasive species reached San Francisco in 1989 and was first detected … more
Harold Kushner, the rabbi, author and teacher who wrote the best seller, “When Bad Things Happen to Good People,” wrote another book I reread recently. The book is titled “When … more
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