When I was first elected to Olympia to represent the 15th Legislative District, I quickly immersed myself in subjects with which I was familiar: land use regulations, the Growth Management Act, local government issues and the ever-encroaching bureaucracies of state agencies.
I grew up in a ranching family in the Okanogan Highlands, where I had the good fortune to spend my childhood close to the land.
The Iowa caucus brings out the evangelical in all Republican candidates.
Instead of a coronation, Democrat Hillary Clinton, the ultimate political insider, left Iowa on Monday in the middle of an honest-to-goodness campaign against a septuagenarian, self-described Democratic Socialist who’d promised his supporters a political revolution.
Girl Scout cookie season is upon us — which means people with nothing better to do will criticize Girl Scout cookies.
I arrived at the state Capitol just before 7 a.m. Jan. 11. It was the first day of the legislative session, but I had been in Olympia almost a week.
Sarah Palin has made me sad.
Boy, it’s cold outside.
Back in the early ‘Aughts, when the wheels were starting to come off the economy, America’s legions were fighting not one, but two foreign wars.
“Black Lives Matter” — except in Tinseltown. The Hollywood liberals who give Academy Awards to their friends got called out for their lack of diversity this week.
After the last two years of drought in Eastern Washington, you would think the state and federal governments would be looking for practical solutions for water storage.
A couple weeks ago I bumped into John Darrington, a consultant who guided the search a few years ago that led Sunnyside to hire Don Day as its city manager.
We should be thankful the Obama administration is nearing its end.
Here’s something you don’t see in the winter much anymore: unsupervised children sledding alone.
The smart car is upon us and self-driving automobiles soon will be commonplace — which will be the buzz at this week’s 2016 Detroit Auto Show.