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President Joe Biden is unwisely “throttling up” plans to ditch carbon fuels unilaterally despite the extreme consequences of doing so. He wants to accelerate the replacement of gas/diesel … more
A majority of the state Senate’s Democrats have launched a surprise attack on one of the best friends Washington taxpayers have: the voter-endorsed law that limits the growth of property taxes … more
Most things in schools really pick up pace after spring break. There are so many during and after school events to attend, but also many of our traditional school celebrations that we want the … more
On 10 occasions, Washington state residents have voted down proposals to create income taxes in Washington state and, until Friday, the state constitution was always interpreted to prohibit the … more
I’m going to start this “turn off your phones” column with a call to first spend 80 minutes watching your screen. A movie called “Childhood 2.0” is definitely worth … more
Do you like the show “Yellowstone” or its spinoffs, “1883” and “1923?”   If you have not seen them, you should give them a try. Western TV shows and … more
In the race to “electrify everything,” there are glitches which may derail the plan over the next 20 years.   One is a shortage of skilled electrical workers needed to rewire homes, … more
“It’s much more agreeable to offend and later ask for forgiveness than to be offended and grant forgiveness,” Friedrich Nietzsche once said. I would agree, wouldn’t you? … more
After trying for more than a dozen years to impose a carbon tax in our state, legislative Democrats succeeded in 2021. That’s the now-infamous session which also gave our state a new income … more
Earlier this month when President Joe Biden fastened the Congressional Medal of Honor around retired U.S. Army Col. Paris Davis’ neck, it was a welcome pause to the endless venomous rhetoric, … more
While the people were barred from the state Capitol during the 2021 legislative session by the pandemic and a tall metal fence, majority Democrats made several policy decisions that have caused great … more
Washington’s housing affordability crisis hurts every corner of the state. We’ve all heard stories. Nurses and grocery store employees can’t afford to live where they work. Young … more
As we nudge closer to spring break in early April, there are clear messages we have in schools. First, we must finish the school year at the highest achievement levels possible. Our students … more
Students in our K-12 public schools are clearly struggling with the “three Rs” — reading, (w)riting and (a)rithmetic. Only 32.6% of the fourth graders and eighth graders tested … more
One year from now, in February 2024, we will mark the 50th anniversary of federal Judge George Boldt’s ruling in United States vs. Washington, which affirmed tribes’ treaty-reserved … more
For many Washingtonians, the 2023 property tax statements that came in the mail this month produced the same “sticker shock” they’ve felt when buying things like groceries and fuel. … more
While the coronavirus clobbered many businesses, pharmacies were not among them. In fact, since the World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 a pandemic, local pharmacists have become vital … more
Many people don’t remember Mary Surratt. Her name has been mostly lost to history.  Surratt was executed for being a co-conspirator on President Abraham Lincoln's murder by John Wilkes … more
Washington’s laws concerning police pursuits and the possession of hard drugs were both changed in 2021. The mistakes made then by the Democrat majority have turned these into the top two … more
Who says Congress is so gridlocked that nothing is accomplished? Consider what happened last December when the U.S. Senate unanimously passed legislation streamlining regulations for projects … more
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