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The $5.4 billion expansion of the Panama Canal is paying off for East Coast and Gulf of Mexico seaports. It is putting pressure on the Pacific Ocean-based terminals to be more competitive. The … more
Washington is fortunate to be a state filled with strong, resilient, and innovative employers. We were reminded of that last month during the annual Association of Washington Business (AWB) awards … more
I read about a discovery in Antarctica of a 100-year-old fruitcake, found in a hut on Cape Adare, and it was still good.  It was wrapped in paper in the remains of a tin and was in … more
Each week I am asked to comment on our recovery from multiple years of pandemic impacts on students.  Overall, I continue to see growth and recovery across most populations of … more
My grandma on my mother’s side, who lived from 1914 to 1990, and my grandma’s brother, Orlin, who lived from 1912 to 1987, grew up in Kansas during the 1920s. Kansas during the child … more
In a recent opinion piece in the Seattle Times, former State Senator and current Washington State Director of Commerce, Lisa Brown, rightly describes the difficulties a small business startup faces … more
Native nations are on the front lines of climate change. The impacts have reached our shores and are forcing us to leave traditional lands behind. Sea level rise, flooding, erosion, intensity of … more
The good news is, despite higher prices, inflation and safety concerns, more Christmas shoppers are browsing online but making in-store purchases.  The National Retail Federation (NRF) … more
I want to applaud Julie McDonald for her excellent guest commentary. Her no-holds-barred objective summary of this past summer and this election season was refreshing. We, the voters, need to … more
Although I appreciate all the staff do for our town of Yelm, our town is growing too much. We’ve been here for 35 years and watched its progress. I’ve seen our now mom and pop cafes cut … more
Washington’s 3rd Congressional District election has been a nail biter. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez holds a significant lead, but Joe Kent has been on Steve Bannon’s podcast war room saying … more
Do you ever listen to music by the Doobie Brothers? One song says, “Don’t you feel it growing day by day. People getting ready for the news. Some are happy, some are sad; Oh, we have … more
Lowering our flags to half-staff is a solemn act that recognizes our fallen heroes, whether they be men and women in our armed forces or police officers killed in the line of duty. It is a vivid … more
When U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler narrowly lost to Joe Kent in the top-two primary election, I was disappointed but not surprised. A lot of former president Donald Trump’s fans in the 3rd … more
Students and staff have been so excited this fall with the ability to run all-school assemblies again. There is nothing quite like a packed gymnasium full of enthusiastic students and staff. This … more
Demand for electric vehicles (EVs) is soaring, accelerated by climate change concerns.  EVs reduce tailpipe emissions from cars, trucks and buses, which are responsible for 30% of our … more
Some of the most amazing companies in the world are hiding in plain sight, right here in Washington. They’re located inside industrial buildings and office parks that we drive by every day, … more
Sen. Lynda Wilson’s Oct. 25 commentary in The Nisqually Valley News suggested that the efforts since 2012, first by the Fish and Wildlife Commission and more recently by the Legislature, to … more
To the people of Thurston County and Pierce County: I am Keith Swank. As we near the end of this long campaign I just wanted to express my gratitude for the outpouring of support I have received. … more
I’m being bombarded by ads from dark money groups saying America is coming to an end because of violent crime and inflation. Are we better off now? Remember two years ago states were using … more
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