Simple truth about a REAL ID Act fix

Unless Washington state complies with the federal government mandates in the REAL ID Act, Washingtonians seeking to board planes will face serious disruptions as thousands of passengers find out their driver’s licenses are no longer enough to get them past security gates.

Ignoring gun laws a slippery slope

A recent article in The Daily Sun (“Gun measure should be a no-go,” Dec. 16) took me to task for sponsoring legislation that, from an outsider’s point of view, appears to create a new law allowing for firearms in stadiums and convention centers.

Time to allow ATV-use in cities

It’s winter time. And across the nation, many residents of towns similar to ours are using their snowmobiles and all-terrain vehicles to get to work, the store, restaurants and other places.

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McCleary Decision

A trillion reasons why debt is incomprehensible

Get this: The U.S. Treasury says that America‘s debt grew by another trillion dollars in 2016.

Avoiding déjà vu all over again

The late Yogi Berra coined the phrase “it’s déjà vu all over again!” It is used extensively to describe political miscues.

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Political Ad Agency

Writer seeks return to God


The year 2017 gives America a chance for change.

Help available for stuttering


For many people, ringing in the New Year brings hope and joyful anticipation.

Toy train volunteers making memories


The decorations are down and most of the train layouts have been put away for another year.

Resident unhappy with city snow efforts


Buses getting stuck downtown in the snow?

Should after-work contact be illegal?

On Jan. 1, France implemented a new law that gives workers the legal “right to disconnect” from emails and other digital correspondence from co-workers and bosses while off the clock.

County-merger plan a bad idea

Clark County Republican Assessor Peter Van Nortwick and Democrat Treasurer Doug Lasher want a state constitutional amendment requiring a minimum population of 25,000 residents for a county to exist.

Prioritize spending, don’t hike taxes

The 2017 Legislative session begins Monday, and with it comes the continued battle over K-12 education funding.

Time for nation to REIN in regulators

I’ve written a book chapter and a lot of columns over the years on the Regulations from the Executive In Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act — a profoundly simple, powerful bill that would require regulators and bureaucrats to get their most expensive rules approved by Congress before they could take effect.