The evidence is obvious. Year after year, one terrible fire season is followed by another terrible fire season. In the last 50 years there has been no significant improvement in how the Forest Service fights forest fires. Maintaining the status quo means there is no hope now, or in the futur…

Living on this side of the Cascades can be isolating when it comes to engaging in politics, especially during snowy months when Snoqualmie Pass turns into a ski slalom and Olympia might as well be as far off as the original city of that name, the one nestled on the Peloponnese peninsula.

As you probably know, the 2019 legislative session recently adjourned on schedule after 105 days, with all three state budgets approved for the 2019-21 biennium. The operating, transportation, and capital budgets were each approved on the final day after many months of public input, discussi…

While at work in the nation’s capital, it is easy to boast about Washington’s robust agriculture industry, thriving tech and manufacturing sectors, and prosperous trade relationships with countries all over the world. I often remind my colleagues in Congress that Washington is the most trade…

Gus Becker’s guest editorial in the May 3 edition was a remarkable piece of self-serving propaganda. His characterization of the public process that led to the compromise winter recreation plan in the Stemilt Basin is completely different than my experience.