Opinion

Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.

Look forward to an exciting November election | Roegner

King County Executive Dow Constantine was expected to win the August primary, and his likely goal was to break 50%, which makes it hard for… 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 recently retired as president of the Association of Washington Business, the state’s oldest and largest business organization, and now lives in Vancouver. He can be contacted at thebrunells@msn.com.

It’s time to rethink Washington’s long-term care law | Brunell

Time is short, but action is necessary. Gov. Jay Inslee and Democrats who control the state Legislature need to postpone implementing the sweeping “Long-Term Services… Continue reading

Don C. Brunell is a business analyst, writer and columnist. He recently retired as president of the Association of Washington Business, the state’s oldest and largest business organization, and now lives in Vancouver. He can be contacted at thebrunells@msn.com.
x

How to make the most of your visit to Sea Mar Clinic

It is clear that the time you are face to face with the doctor is very important.

  • Aug 12, 2021
x
x

It’s time to do some critical thinking about race in America

Critical Race Theory seems to have triggered a lot of interest but also lots of fear.

  • Aug 12, 2021
x

Playing it safe in the summer of 2021

Now is the time to review the rules, which really shouldn’t be considered optional.

  • Aug 12, 2021
x

Green Brief: BioEnergy can impact climate change

It’s possible to imagine and create more constructive systems for waste management.

  • Aug 12, 2021
x
Dr. Bob Baugher is a professor in the Department of Psychology Highline College. Contact BBAUGHER@highline.edu. Contributed photo

Love and death: We don’t have forever, so we better do it now

By Dr. Bob Baugher, guest columnist

  • Aug 7, 2021
Dr. Bob Baugher is a professor in the Department of Psychology Highline College. Contact BBAUGHER@highline.edu. Contributed photo

Words to Live By: “For Now”

We still have chances to step outdoors and experience life together, in community.

  • Aug 6, 2021
x

Dancing at Strawberry Festival Was a Delight

It offered a glimpse of what is possible.

  • Aug 6, 2021
x
x

The Havurah Is Having a Party, and All Are Invited

All islanders are invited to come and celebrate with us for a grand re-opening celebration.

  • Aug 6, 2021
x
Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.

King County primary election candidates to watch | Roegner

With the Aug. 3 primary election, the public will narrow the field to the finalists as only the top two advance in each position to… 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 recently retired as president of the Association of Washington Business, the state’s oldest and largest business organization, and now lives in Vancouver. He can be contacted at thebrunells@msn.com.

Massive reforestation effort needed in Washington and beyond | Brunell

Massive forest fires in the western parts of our country are not only choking us with layers of thick smoke, but are leaving behind millions… Continue reading

Don C. Brunell is a business analyst, writer and columnist. He recently retired as president of the Association of Washington Business, the state’s oldest and largest business organization, and now lives in Vancouver. He can be contacted at thebrunells@msn.com.

As Delta Dawns, Islanders Need To Renew Precautions

We know now what can happen when we follow the rules: life returns to a semblance of normality.

  • Jul 28, 2021
x

Reflections on a Sweet Strawberry Festival

The Festival was filled with our traditional events and activities, but all with a focus on Vashon.

  • Jul 28, 2021
x
x

Energy Consumption Globally, and Locally, Is Too High

We are not taking the climate crisis seriously.

  • Jul 28, 2021
x
Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.

U.S. Supreme Court: One right, one wrong | Roegner

Here’s a tale of two United States Supreme Court decisions — one right and one wrong. Despite two clear examples of discrimination, the court ruled… Continue reading

Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.

Vote Yes for Best Starts for Kids

Funding from this initiative has already resulted in direct benefits for Vashon youth.

  • Jul 21, 2021
x

Everything Must Change. What are the New Rules?

What we really need is some concrete guidance, a “to do” list.

  • Jul 21, 2021
x
Don C. Brunell is a business analyst, writer and columnist. He recently retired as president of the Association of Washington Business, the state’s oldest and largest business organization, and now lives in Vancouver. He can be contacted at thebrunells@msn.com.

Silver lining from Washington’s brutal heat wave | Brunell

How about some good news coming out of our record-breaking (extreme) heat wave? Luckily, we live and work in the Pacific Northwest. We are reaping… Continue reading

Don C. Brunell is a business analyst, writer and columnist. He recently retired as president of the Association of Washington Business, the state’s oldest and largest business organization, and now lives in Vancouver. He can be contacted at thebrunells@msn.com.

Savor the sweetness of Strawberry Festival

This festival, in the most beautiful sense of the word, will be more homespun.

  • Jul 15, 2021