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How chips define the evolving world order | Guest column

Semiconductor chips are the new oil that the world can go to war over.

2 days ago

Cartoon by Frank Shiers

Cartoon by Frank Shiers

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My bold New Year’s resolutions – late, as usual | Whale

I was born late — exactly three weeks — despite my mother’s earnest efforts to speed the process along with…

2 days ago

Why is the janitor teaching math? | Shiers

Cartoon by Frank Shiers

4 days ago

For some state lawmakers, short session is all about re-election | Roegner

The Washington state Legislature opened on Jan. 10 against a backdrop of headlines saying “Caseloads push hospitals to limits” and…

4 days ago

Can I have my job back? | Shiers

Cartoon by Frank Shiers.

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2022 will be a trial run for 2024 for conservatives | Roegner

Our democracy withstood an attempted coup last Jan. 6, but the planning hasn’t stopped — it is only moving a…

2 weeks ago

Good night, John Boy, from another generation | Whale

When I was growing up in the 1970s, like many others I enjoyed “The Waltons,” Earl Hamner Jr.’s televised account…

2 weeks ago

People do and say the darndest things | Roegner

The rich and famous frequently say and do some of the darndest things, but in these stressful times, they lack…

3 weeks ago

Electricity shortfalls and Toyota’s dose of reality | Brunell

When Toyota speaks, car buyers listen. Hopefully, our elected officials will as well.

3 weeks ago

What is Russell Wilson’s next move? | Shiers

Cartoon by Frank Shiers

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When the snow finally melts | Frank Shiers

Cartoon by Frank Shiers

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Jan. 6, 2021: A date that will live in infamy | Guest column

Jan. 6, 2021. Sadly, for most Americans, that date has become one of those squares on our calendars that calls…

3 weeks ago

Are we driving more recklessly during the pandemic? | Roegner

Have you noticed — pre-snowstorm — more people taking chances with reckless driving? Drivers passing on the right shoulder or…

3 weeks ago

Don’t fool yourself: COVID’s tentacles are long enough to reach even you | Robert Whale

From March 2020 until recently, it seemed to me that COVID-19 always hit someone far off, the man who’d been…

4 weeks ago

The cruising altitude of Christmas | Guest column

While flying back east over the holidays to speak at a church, I made note of the different stages passengers…

4 weeks ago

Violent crime moves local mayors to action | Roegner

It is Christmas throughout the region, and Jim Ferrell, Nancy Backus, Dana Ralph and Armondo Pavone have more in common…

1 month ago

Understanding the Taiwanese perspective | Guest column

Being Asian in America is a complex experience primarily because the term “Asian” singularizes and organizes a cacophonic plurality of…

1 month ago

Speculation on who might run in 2022 elections | Roegner

If you’re not planning to run for office in 2022, you can enjoy the holidays with your family.

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