Opinion

Dr. Jayendrina Singha Ray’s research interests include postcolonial studies, spatial literary studies, British literature, and rhetoric and composition. Prior to teaching in the U.S., she worked as an editor with Routledge and taught English at colleges in India. She is a resident of Kirkland.

How chips define the evolving world order | Guest column

Semiconductor chips are the new oil that the world can go to war over.

  • Jan 22, 2022

 

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  • Jan 22, 2022

 

Robert Whale can be reached at rwhale@soundpublishing.com.

My bold New Year’s resolutions – late, as usual | Whale

I was born late — exactly three weeks — despite my mother’s earnest efforts to speed the process along with various over-the-counter elixirs. I don’t… Continue reading

 

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Why is the janitor teaching math? | Shiers

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  • Jan 21, 2022
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Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.

For some state lawmakers, short session is all about re-election | Roegner

The Washington state Legislature opened on Jan. 10 against a backdrop of headlines saying “Caseloads push hospitals to limits” and stories of stressed out hospital… Continue reading

Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.
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COMMENTARY: Mental Health Tip — Nurture Key Relationships

As pandemic continues to exact a heavy toll, Wren Hudgins, Ph.D offers mental health tips to the community.

  • Jan 19, 2022
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COMMENTARY: A Roadmap for 2022 and Beyond

We can’t move forward by vilifying people or acting as if they don’t exist. We’re all in this together.

  • Jan 19, 2022
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Editorial: Vote Yes to Schools Levy

Passing the levy once again is one thing our community can do to show our support for schools.

  • Jan 19, 2022
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Can I have my job back? | Shiers

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  • Jan 19, 2022
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Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.

2022 will be a trial run for 2024 for conservatives | Roegner

Our democracy withstood an attempted coup last Jan. 6, but the planning hasn’t stopped — it is only moving a little slower. It has become… Continue reading

Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.
Robert Whale can be reached at rwhale@soundpublishing.com.

Good night, John Boy, from another generation | Whale

When I was growing up in the 1970s, like many others I enjoyed “The Waltons,” Earl Hamner Jr.’s televised account of his childhood in the… Continue reading

Robert Whale can be reached at rwhale@soundpublishing.com.
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COMMENTARY: Without its people, a fire station is nothing

Brigitte Schran Brown writes about the importance of a town’s fire station.

  • Jan 12, 2022
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COMMENTARY: A Pledge to the Earth – an anchor for challenging times?

Perhaps our biggest problem in addressing the climate crisis is that our allegiance is misplaced.

  • Jan 12, 2022
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Editorial: January is the cruelest month

We hope that things on Vashon don’t get worse before they get better. Last week was bad enough.

  • Jan 12, 2022
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Poetry and art will see us through in 2022

Enjoy “A New Year’s Wish for 2022” by G.G. Kellner.

  • Jan 12, 2022
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Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.

People do and say the darndest things | Roegner

The rich and famous frequently say and do some of the darndest things, but in these stressful times, they lack the humor we would normally… Continue reading

Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.
Don C. Brunell is a business analyst, writer and columnist. He retired as president of the Association of Washington Business, the state’s oldest and largest business organization, and lives in Vancouver. He can be contacted at thebrunells@msn.com.

Electricity shortfalls and Toyota’s dose of reality | Brunell

When Toyota speaks, car buyers listen. Hopefully, our elected officials will as well. It is one of the world’s two largest auto and truck manufacturers… Continue reading

  • Jan 7, 2022
Don C. Brunell is a business analyst, writer and columnist. He retired as president of the Association of Washington Business, the state’s oldest and largest business organization, and lives in Vancouver. He can be contacted at thebrunells@msn.com.
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What is Russell Wilson’s next move? | Shiers

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  • Jan 6, 2022
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COMMENTARY: Petey’s Choice

Phil Clapham writes about his home’s newest addtion, Petey the pitbull.

  • Jan 5, 2022
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COMMENTARY: Time for Some Serious Squawking About Ferry Service

Are WSDOT, legislators and the governor really doing all they can regarding ferry service?

  • Jan 5, 2022
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