Opinion

Whats behind those benchmarks for Iraq?

My dictionary says, shame, a painful feeling of having done something wrong or improper. Disgraced. Down the page is a related definition, shameless. Without shame. Not modest, brazen.

  • Aug 28, 2008

Dont become another wildfire victim

Destroying nearly 2,000 homes and businesses, and forcing the mandatory evacuation of hundreds of thousands of people, the recent California wildfires have captured the attention of people across the nation.

  • Aug 28, 2008

Phony excuses are no joke

by Don C. Brunell

  • Aug 28, 2008

9/11 repercussions

Why, asked my eye doctor, havent you written about some of the effects of 9/11 on the medical field, like the corneal transplant program? Because I didnt know about it, I said. Now I do, thanks to Patty Lent, a former Kitsap County Commissioner long active in the transplant program.

  • Aug 28, 2008

Didnt I tell you?

Highway tolling has won the support of the state Transportation Commission, which I have been promoting for years, with special attention to the mountain passes.… Continue reading

  • Aug 28, 2008

Hiring math teachers, catch-and-release?

The Globe reported that some of Marysvilles math classes lack qualified teachers. One teacher jumped contract. Others backed out after committing to teach in Marysville, leaving parents irate and students are frustrated.

  • Aug 28, 2008

Regulatory costs dwarf federal deficit

by Don C. Brunell

  • Aug 28, 2008

The most dangerous word in the world

Certitude. My thought was to start this article with a dictionary definition that would say it all. One quick quote from my Websters New World Dictionary was going to spell the words nasty implications so well that readers could take or leave the following eight-hundred words of filler.

  • Aug 28, 2008

North Snohomish County the best location for new college

by Sen. Mary Margaret Haugen

  • Aug 28, 2008

Support our new neighbors but dont forget our old friends

Marysville Mayor Dennis Kendalls arms must be getting tired from lugging the over-sized pair of scissors to all the ribbon cuttings hes been to recently.

  • Aug 28, 2008

Not an isolated case

by Billy Frank Jr.

  • Aug 28, 2008

Honor those who have sacrificed for our country

A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.

  • Aug 28, 2008

U.S. taxpayers will be stuck with Iraq tab for decades

Mr. Rex Greene of Elida, Ohio, in a recent letter to The New York Times, made an excellent point concerning the U.S. occupation of Iraq.

  • Aug 28, 2008

Push for Basics in mathematics

by Christine Haight Johnson

  • Aug 28, 2008

The buck stops anywhere but here.

Since this is National Black History Month, let me take a crack at the flap over what Sen. Joe Biden meant when he referred to Sen. Barack Obama as the first mainstream African American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy.

  • Aug 28, 2008

Dont mess with Washingtons property tax system

by Don C. Brunell

  • Aug 28, 2008

Celebrate Ethics in Journalism Week by holding all media accountable

In the publics eyes, just about the only folks struggling with believability issues more than the Bush administration are journalists.

  • Aug 28, 2008

Those tall houses

My wife and I scrounged up a down payment and bought a building lot. It was 24,000 square feet in size and cost $2,000. The soil was fertile sandy-loam and it sloped gently from the road to a lovely grove of cedars bordering our creek.

  • Aug 28, 2008

Partnership key to restoring Puget Sound health

by Sen. Mary Margret HaugenWith 2,800 square miles of inland waterways, 2,500 miles of shoreline and rivers and streams winding through 12 counties, Puget Sound… Continue reading

  • Aug 28, 2008