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Make it ‘Kids Get to Work Day’

We need to rethink Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day.

Right to privacy shouldn’t stop at .com

So much of our lives today revolve around the internet.

No need to raise taxes for McCleary

The public outcry against Sound Transit’s unfair and excessive car tab taxes has painfully illustrated how public officials make life hard for working families when they impose high taxes.

Liberals destroying Western society

Ultra-liberal Sweden is becoming a shell of its former self because liberalism has turned this once peaceful country into a chaotic, multicultural cesspool of violence and unrest.

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Don’t talk or text, focus on road

While state lawmakers work to bridge major differences in the budget, they agreed our distractive driving laws need stiffening.

House should do its job in Olympia

“Do your job” is heard from corporate boardrooms to family farms to successful sports teams. It’s both a rallying cry and a nod to individual accountability.

Newhouse, the adult in the room

Congressman Dan Newhouse and I don’t always have the same political opinions.

Entrepreneurs key to America

American entrepreneurs’ ability to invent, create and bring products and services to market makes our nation great. Their success generates the tax revenue which fund our schools and puts people to work.

Transgender cost: childhood

I know an 8-year-old boy who likes all sorts of reptiles. There is, however, one particular stuffed snake that collects dust in the corner of the toy room.

Level playing field for manufacturers

For years, the state has imposed increasingly stringent environmental regulations on manufacturers, producers and those doing business here.

The rural lifestyle will survive

Get this: More people are fleeing big cities for rural areas and some are doing so because they fear a major financial collapse is imminent.

With TSA, indignity is security price

It was probably worse for the Transportation Security Administration officer than it was for me.

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End illegal Obamacare exemption

The House effort to repeal and replace Obamacare flamed out in spectacular fashion and leaders in Congress seem content to move on to other issues.

Protecting those who protect us

“It comes with the job” is a phrase many of us know. Usually, it refers to a hazardous condition or inherent downside that people who go into a certain line of work take as a given condition of employment.

Driver-less technology good for our state

PACCAR’s recent announcement it is teaming with computer chipmaker Nvidia to build driver-less trucks is good for Washington.