A sexualized culture takes root in at least two offices of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. State officials must make a focused effort to ensure this is no longer permissible there, or at any state agency.
Kudos to the West Coast longshore union and the Pacific Maritime Association. They put any petty grievances behind them while holding bad memories from the 2014-15 port slowdown close enough to motivate an early contract extension.
One of Melanie Dressel's most valuable legacies will be a Center for Women’s Leadership at University of Washington Tacoma. Her husband, Bob, recently handed over a check for $1 million to launch the center at UWT.
Dialing your phone gets a new twist this month with the gradual introduction of the 564 area code and an immediate 10-digit dialing procedure for all calls. Best not to get stressed, or take it too seriously.
The forced departure of Tacoma Public Utilities Director Bill Gaines does not bode well for Tacoma’s prospects to attract another straight-talking, cost-conscious utility director. His successor could end up a puppet of the City Council.
A new report by Disability Rights Washington says that people living in the four state-run communities for the developmentally disabled, including the Rainier School in Buckley, have suffered neglect and abuse.
DaVita, a major Tacoma employer, dropped a bombshell last week that it will move up the freeway when its downtown high-rise lease is up in 2021. Here are some possible headlines that didn’t make the cut.
It’s disappointing that the Pierce County Council killed a proposed county charter amendment last week. History suggests that if given a chance, voters would favor stripping party labels from the prosecutor’s post.
Public education is needed to drive home a message to confused Washington motorists: You can still groom, eat, drink and be merry behind the wheel under a new state law — as long as you don’t drive poorly in the process.
The malaise of primary election apathy cannot be cured simply by adjusting the voting calendar. But there are still some good reasons for Washington legislators to consider moving the date forward from August to May or June.
An intelligence officer at JBLM called it “an incredible feeling” when President Obama lifted military rules against transgender service members. One year later, having been whipsawed by President Trump, they must feel incredulous.
Jim Jensen withdrew his bid for the Port of Tacoma Commission after a series of tweets revealed a less-than-desirable candidate, but he may be counting on uninformed voters to push him past next month’s primary.
There’s no reason for Gov. Jay Inslee to call legislators back to Olympia. Not as long as the political spin machine keeps churning out accusations and exaggerations, such as comparing rural property rights to a Third World humanitarian crisis.
Centennial School District in suburban Portland, Oregon, is removing the family name “Lynch” from three schools — a move that shows a lapse in the critical thinking skills they presumably teach students.