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One would think parental access to their own children’s school records would be a non-controversial issue. Unfortunately, parents across Washington have expressed frustration that those … more
As a community, we cannot overlook the alarming mishandling of the Green Hill School situation by Washington Gov. Jay Inslee. It’s time to shed more light on the troubling incidents at … more
This year, the Washington Legislature passed a controversial bill that will allow runaways to evade their parents and stay under state custody if the children are looking for abortions or sex change … more
A troubling theme has emerged this past legislative session that should concern all Washingtonians regardless of political affiliation. The majority party in the state House has continually voted … more
The story is the stuff of legends: someone suffers a cardiac arrest during a basketball game. Thanks to the nearby AED and CPR, the player’s life is saved.   Except this time … more
Drugs in our state are clearly more lethal than firearms. Just look at King County, where 83 people were fatally shot in 2022, but more than 1,000 people fatally overdosed. With that disparity in … more
One year from now, in February 2024, we will mark the 50th anniversary of federal Judge George Boldt’s ruling in United States vs. Washington, which affirmed tribes’ treaty-reserved … more
Six weeks into the 2023 legislative session, the state Senate reached the end of its first round of work.  The calendar we adopted on the session’s opening day set Feb. 17 as the … more
Each regular session of our state Legislature begins on the second Monday of January. Traditionally, the Senate and the House of Representatives meet in a joint session early on, so … more
The good news is, despite higher prices, inflation and safety concerns, more Christmas shoppers are browsing online but making in-store purchases.   The National Retail Federation (NRF) … more
Native nations are on the front lines of climate change. The impacts have reached our shores and are forcing us to leave traditional lands behind. Sea level rise, flooding, erosion, intensity of … more
I recently received a copy of the July 29, 2022, Clark County financial monitoring report review produced by the auditor’s office. The report presents the 17 fiscal policies as well as … more
Editor’s note: Reader Tom Regan asked The Reflector to run this guest commentary. The Reflector’s opinion pages are open to all. Requests for guest commentaries can be sent to … more
A “Help Wanted” sign on businesses and employment websites are all too common these days. The economic pressure on businesses, as well as consumers is driving the cost of goods higher and … more
Treaty tribes have been working for decades to get federal support for our essential wildlife programs. We’re counting on the U.S. Senate to pass the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act … more
Editor's note: This commentary was written prior to Jaime Herrera Beutler’s concession. As I write this, the race for second place in the Third Congressional District is national … more
Next year, one of the state’s newly adopted climate policies, the low-carbon fuel standard (LCFS), will take effect in Washington state. The legislation requires companies to reduce the carbon … more
“One man with courage makes a majority.” — President Andrew Jackson During the hours that the U.S. Capitol was still a scene of chaos and violence on Jan. 6, 2021, Rep. Jaime … more
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