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I recently received a copy of the July 29, 2022, Clark County financial monitoring report review produced by the auditor’s office. The report presents the 17 fiscal policies as well as … more
Editor’s note: Reader Tom Regan asked The Reflector to run this guest commentary. The Reflector’s opinion pages are open to all. Requests for guest commentaries can be sent to … more
A “Help Wanted” sign on businesses and employment websites are all too common these days. The economic pressure on businesses, as well as consumers is driving the cost of goods higher and … more
Treaty tribes have been working for decades to get federal support for our essential wildlife programs. We’re counting on the U.S. Senate to pass the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act … more
Editor's note: This commentary was written prior to Jaime Herrera Beutler’s concession. As I write this, the race for second place in the Third Congressional District is national … more
Next year, one of the state’s newly adopted climate policies, the low-carbon fuel standard (LCFS), will take effect in Washington state. The legislation requires companies to reduce the carbon … more
“One man with courage makes a majority.” — President Andrew Jackson During the hours that the U.S. Capitol was still a scene of chaos and violence on Jan. 6, 2021, Rep. Jaime … more
Remember how state government had a $15 billion budget surplus during this year’s legislative session? At the time, I and other Republicans said some of that should be returned to the people, … more
The potential overturning of Roe v. Wade. Calls for gun control. Disclosures from investigations by the House Jan. 6 Committee. The last few months — especially the last two weeks — … more
Harold Kushner, the rabbi, author and teacher who wrote the best seller, “When Bad Things Happen to Good People,” wrote another book I reread recently.  The book is titled … more
Prior to the coronavirus outbreak, economies in the industrial world were moving along fairly smoothly. There were reliable supply chains with “just in time” component arrivals, … more
It’s hard to prepare for the future if you’re only checking the rearview mirror. That’s why the AWB Institute has launched a new tool called FutureCast that provides employers, … more
Before the COVID-19 pandemic rocked the world, factory workers were humming along assembling products just after components were delivered.  It was called “just-in-time” production. … more
Hardly any morning goes by without yet another act of violence or tragedy in this country. That, or another act that makes no sense perpetrated by our own government. Some of these are on the … more
Gov. Jay Inslee and Sen. Patty Murray have their priorities backward when it comes to rebuilding Snake River salmon and steelhead runs. Instead of focusing on ripping out dams with fish passages and … more
Thinning public woodlands to remove millions of dead trees is a way to generate much needed cash to reduce wildfire risks, improve forest health, and protect rural homeowners and farms. It is money … more
This spring marks two years since Washington state reported the first two COVID-19 deaths in the United States. During this time, hospitals across the state have dealt with scores of patients, while … more
The Seattle World’s Fair in 1962 was awe-inspiring. It previewed developments that would improve our daily lives in the next millennium. While “Century 21” memories have faded, … more
The soaring inflation rate has turned trips to the gas station, grocery store, shopping mall and restaurants into nerve-wracking experiences. Not to mention buying a used car or a sheet of plywood. … more
The news that President Joe Biden plans to resume leasing of federal land for oil exploration may be good five years from now, but that action alone won’t bring down record gas prices at the … more
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