Opinion

The real danger of global warming

by Dr. Marvin J. Folkertsma

  • Aug 27, 2008

Business will not knuckle under without a fight

Would you believe that a state Department of Labor and Industries regulation that took effect June 18 requires that employees who work outside during hot weather be provided with shade canopies or tents that have air conditioners or misting stations? And that employers provide one quart of water per hour per worker and a positive signal informing workers when to take a drink? This heat stress regulation isnt new. DLI proposed it last year but there was such a flap from employers that it wasnt adopted. Its back as an emergency rule, which means that it stays in effect for 120 days, without the usual public hearings and an economic impact statement that are required for adoption of non-emergency rules.

  • Aug 27, 2008

Kudos to Fly-In and Fourth of July organizers, volunteers and participants

Residents of Arlington and the surrounding communities have been treated to weeks of family-oriented fun thanks to the hard work and dedication of the organizers, volunteers, sponsors and participants of the annual Forth of July celebration and Northwest Experimental Aircraft Associations Fly-In at the Arlington Airport.

  • Aug 27, 2008

Thank Goodness We Can Ignore the Wars

by Sheldon Richman

  • Aug 27, 2008

Workers, children deserve family leave insurance

by Rick BenderPresident of the Washington StateLabor Council, AFL-CIOWhat does the United States have in common with Australia, Lesotho, Papua New Guinea and Swaziland? We… Continue reading

  • Aug 27, 2008

The Rise of Islamists in the Middle East

by Elan JournoWashingtons policy of bringing elections to the Middle East, we were assured, would lead the regions people to embrace America. But in fact… Continue reading

  • Aug 27, 2008

Maritime safety tax misses the mark

by Don C. BrunellPresident, Association of Washington BusinessWhen lawmakers are in a hurry to solve a problem, they sometimes miss the mark. Moreover, if there… Continue reading

  • Aug 27, 2008

Failing students, failing schools, or failing teachers?

WASL (Washington Assessment of Student Learning) is still the 800-pound gorilla on the backs of state legislators who cant decide whether to abandon it, dilute it or delay its taking effect until, hopefully, a miracle brings students up to par so they can pass it.

  • Aug 27, 2008

Trio of Easter events offer lots of family fun

The cities of Arlington and Marysville are going with local businesses and community groups to present a trio of fun-filled Easter events for the entire family.

  • Aug 27, 2008

Do Americans owe service to the nation?

by Sheldon Richman

  • Aug 27, 2008

Relief shouldnt mean paying more

After the Washington State Supreme Court ruled against Initiative 747, I was glad the governor accepted our request to call a one-day special session on Nov. 29 to reinstate the measures 1 percent levy limit. It was our opportunity to uphold the will of the people who approved the initiative in 2001.

  • Aug 27, 2008

Memorable Christmases

Some Christmases live in my memory. Some dont. My earliest truly memorable Christmas took place during WWII. Arctic air and a dwindling supply of coal had caused Dad to fire up the sheepherders stove that crouched in front of the fireplace. It was fed with scrounged wood, mainly cast-off railroad ties. The trouble with ties is that they give off creosote fumes that collect on chimneys insides to form a thick, flammable layer of varnish.

  • Aug 27, 2008

Whats a nice Jewish boy to do?

What, asked radio talk show host John Rothman on San Franciscos KGO the other night, does a nice Jewish boy like me say when someone wishes me a Merry Christmas?

  • Aug 27, 2008

Dont overlook locally owned businesses when shopping for the holidays

With less than a week before Christmas, north county residents have just days to do their last minute shopping for gifts for family and friends.

  • Aug 27, 2008

Political stimulus creates more burdens

by Sheldon Richman

  • Aug 27, 2008

Court ruling costly to employees and taxpayers

by Don C. Brunell

  • Aug 27, 2008

Rescue tug able to tow the Kauai to safety

by Billy Frank, Jr., Chairman

  • Aug 27, 2008

A man to be proud of

I didnt want to open the long, white envelope from the chief clerk of the state House of Representatives because I knew what was in it.

  • Aug 27, 2008

A reminder to support your local school district

With Washingtons Presidential Primary Caucuses behind us, some voters may be losing interest in the Feb. 19 Presidential Primary election which is less than a week away.

  • Aug 27, 2008

There oughta be a law

by Bob Graef

  • Aug 27, 2008