Backers say Washington I-1600 makes economic sense, saying the success of the Whole Washington Trust is about citizen will to end our current system of for-profit health care: the will to care for all citizens while saving billions of dollars.
Kilauea’s violent upheaval disrupts our understanding of the world’s physical topography. The real shake-up, however, is in the political world that rapidly continues to change shape and keeps us all living under the volcano.
A special session of the Washington Legislature to deal with school violence after the Santa Fe massacre would very likely be an exercise in futility, laced with lots of grandstanding. Initiative 1639 is the better approach.
In a GOP-controlled Congress, GOP infighting has managed to sink a should-be-easy-to-pass farm bill. This near-sightedness demonstrates otherwise successful Republicans’ uncanny ability to never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity.
Disruption has hit every industry, from car transportation services to hotel lodging — and the White House. Donald Trump is a bull in the china shop disruptive agent of anti-globalist chaos and firm believer in realism’s international anarchy.
Six months out from the first crucial midterm elections, both political parties are floundering for coherent messages, leaving the national stage to the reality-TV episodes of a White House occupied by Donald Trump, who isn't on the ballot.
Lolita the killer whale lives at the Miami Seaquairum in Key Biscayne, Florida. The Lummi Nation, where the orca is known as the blackfish Tokitae, seeks her return to her home in the Salish Sea off the coast of Washington state.
Iran and the U.S. are in a full-fledged battle to exert more influence over the Middle East and to effect Israel’s status and survival. With President Trump’s withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal, the next phase of this battle has begun.
Columnist Andrew Malcolm examines the message within the briefing by Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on the dangers of Iran’s nuclear program. This is a compelling example of modern political persuasion at work through media.
Bellingham’s City Council will soon be voting on an ordinance that will allow accessory dwelling units that would provide opportunities for units of less expensive, sustainable housing dispersed across our Bellingham neighborhoods.
Unbeknownst to most is that Russia, too, has an annual correspondents dinner. The few surviving Russian White House correspondents gather to celebrate their dwindling numbers, giving scholarships to the families of “missing” and defenestrated journalists.
Dealmaker Trump can’t keep himself from describing the historic nature of meeting Kim Jong Un in coming weeks. This time though, Trump’s right. The meeting alone is unprecedented. And even simple talk is better than missile or artillery barrages.