Cows at Tollgate Farm Park in North Bend. Photo by Conor Wilson/Valley Record

State’s dairy workers begin earning overtime with new law

“This bill corrects a historic injustice,” said Sen. Karen Keiser (D-Des Moines).

A Darigold dairy worker practices picketing as a strike is approved by the union. Photo courtesy of Julia Issa

Puget Sound Darigold workers on verge of strike amid contract negotiations

Workers cite lack of medical leave, outsourcing and bad-faith negotiations as reason for strike.

Critical race theory became a political buzzword last fall after Gig Harbor resident Christopher Rufo (right) joined commentator Tucker Carlson on Fox News. (Screenshot from YouTube broadcast)

Educational merit of critical race theory sparks heated debate

In Washington, schools have seen parents protest and threaten to remove their children from schools.

The King County Courthouse. File photo

Sexual assault leads to calls for closing King County Courthouse

Crime is rising in the ’dangerous environment that has surrounded our seat of government.’

Courtesy of the Washington State Department of Health

COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations are rising in Washington

Data suggests the vaccine is effective in preventing hospitalization for COVID-19

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Man goes missing in Lake Washington near Mercer Island

The Mercer Island Police Department (MIPD) Marine Patrol unit was part of an immense rescue response in search of a… Continue reading

Former Bellevue Football program assistant coach Pat Jones is back with Book Two of his series <em>Did the Truth Even Matter? Fake News, Felons and Football</em>.

Book 2 about Bellevue Football published by former assistant coach

Coach Jones offers a line-by-line critique of 2016 WIAA investigative report

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Independent investigation conducted after Lynnwood Jail death

Cause of death determined to be a suicide by medical examiner.

The U.S. The Forest Service announced that camp fires are prohibited in the Mt.Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest beginning July 30. File photo

Fires banned in Snoqualmie National Forest

The U.S. The Forest Service announced that camp fires are prohibited in the Mt.Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest beginning July 30. The Continue reading...

The inside of Sound Transit’s light rail Operations and Maintenance Facility in South Seattle. COURTESY PHOTO, Sound Transit

Sound Transit Board to meet Aug. 5 to consider project delays

Agency needs to postpone or reduce projects due to $6.5 billion gap

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Pianoforall Review: Worth the Excitement or Just Another Lame Learn to Play?

Pianoforall—as in teaching piano for all students—is a popular program that teaches people to play piano by ear as opposed Continue reading...

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

King County primary election candidates to watch | Roegner

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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, Continue reading...