While state lawmakers have spent the last several years tip-toeing around the McCleary school-funding case, one elected official fed up with inaction has decided to charge through the political minefield.
A new study shows that half of all Americans have a friend or family member who is or has been addicted to opioid drugs. Some of the problem is the result of over-prescribed medication by the medical community. Some is the result of the inability of young people to cope with the daily pressures of life, and they seek to self-medicate. Still others join gangs and turn to a life of crime, a culture rich with the abuse of drugs of all kinds. Whatever the cause, the problem with opioid addiction, which includes heroin and prescription pain killers, has grown to epidemic proportions in America in spite of the best efforts of law enforcement and behavioral scientists to turn the problem around.
I have had the privilege of working with Rick Jansons on the Richland School Board for the past five years. I have witnessed his passion and concern for the students, educators and taxpayers of the district.
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Larry Haler has very little integrity and no leadership abilities. After almost 12 years as a legislator, Larry should have some ranking positions on committees and leadership within the House Republicans; he does not.
The community turned against a 20-year-old UC Davis student who was attacked by a person she knew. What followed was a nightmare scenario with elements common to all victims who expect and demand justice and press their cases.
Recently, I encountered several drivers who were looking for a new hood ornament. My tendency is to drive at the posted speed limit. These individuals, who were just inches away from my rear bumper, probably felt they needed to arrive at their destination sooner. Or they were trying to intimidate me into going faster (shame on them if it is the later reason).
When Ted Cruz accepted the invitation to speak at the Republican National Convention, then refused to endorse Donald Trump — urging delegates to “vote your conscience” — members of the Trump family and many pundits accused Cruz of putting himself before the party. Baloney. It took courage and character for Cruz to stand his ground, and he has an ample supply of both.
We can all be healers in our own way. There is no one among us who cannot cultivate compassion, let go of hate and anger, and heal our own hurting hearts by offering comfort and support to those around us.
Former Seattle Mariner Ken Griffey Jr. is inducted into baseball Hall of Fame on July 24, 2016. Ken Griffey Jr. is a true Mariner, having started his career in Seattle and ending it there. Ken Griffey Jr. was elected to the baseball Hall of Fame on the first ballot with the highest vote total of any player to date.
The recent news about Hillary Clinton and her email puts yet another incredibly negative taint to an already bizarre choice we face for president. I can’t remember a time when we citizens were confronted with trying to decide on the best of the worst candidates we’ve had in years.
I’m disappointed that the Kennewick Public Facilities District didn’t consider other sources of funding for the Link, other than to require everyone who shops in Kennewick to pay for it. I consider their position that “it’s only two pennies on a 10 dollar purchase” to be both misleading and condescending.
Joe Fain, a Republican state senator from King County, breaks down how Washington's veto process differs from Congress and the historical fate of bills that have come up against the governor's red pen.
Vetoes and how the Legislature can override them
Matt Damon brings 'Jason Bourne' to Idaho
Congressman Dan Newhouse holds election rally in Pasco
Debbie Wasserman Schultz heckled at Florida delegation breakfast in Philadelphia