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Commentary

Op-ed: “Congress must unlock higher education for people with criminal convictions”

DIRK VAN VELZEN is founder and Executive Director of the Prison Scholar Fund, which helps incarcerated students pursue education by funding college, vocational, and technical...Read More

Unleash the regulatory stranglehold on Washington’s businesses

In his first Inaugural Address on Jan. 20, 1981, President Ronald Reagan noted that growth of government jeopardizes what we as Americans hold to be...Read More

Jim Boldt: Environmental/Health Justice? What, Where and Why No Definition?

A proviso in the 2019-2021 biennial operating budget directs the Governor’s Inter-agency Council on Health Disparities to convene and staff an Environmental Justice Task Force...Read More

Jim Boldt: “Vaccination Exemption – Is Your Religion, Religious Enough?”

Jim Boldt, President of Duckabush Communications/Public Affairs, wrote the following commentary on the Department of Health, Board of Health meeting regarding the implementation of the...Read More

Q&A: Rep. Paul Harris discusses receiving death threats over his vaccine bill

Representative Paul Harris represents Washington’s 17th Legislative District in eastern Vancouver and parts of southwest Clark County. He serves as the Caucus Chair of the...Read More

Good news, bad news on local income taxes

Jason Mercier wrote the following commentary on the Court of Appeals' recent ruling on Seattle's proposed graduated income tax....Read More

Q&A with Rep. Davina Duerr, Washington’s newest legislator

Representative Davina Duerr was appointed to the Washington State Legislature to represent the 1st LD at the beginning of July. She takes over the position...Read More

Washington’s path to clean energy can also save orca—and salmon they need to thrive

Tom France, a Regional Executive Director of the National Wildlife Federation, wrote the following letter to the editor in response to a recent op-ed from...Read More

Op-ed: The Environmental Value of Hydropower

President Russ Skolrood, Vice President Arie Callaghan, and Secretary Dave Timmons are the elected Board of Commissioners for the Grays Harbor Public Utility District #1. ...Read More

Gentzler: Looking back on my top 3 stories

"As I move on from reporting on the Legislature, DJ Wilson (the Wire’s publisher) asked me to reflect on the stories I’m most proud of...Read More