Fri, Nov 6, 2009
Op-Ed from Senator Patty Murray celebrating Veterans Day:
Today we gather to celebrate and honor the great courage and sacrifice of our nation’s veterans.
Mon, Oct 26, 2009
Library levy is needed for local communities
My daughter and two-year old grandson Ari used to go to Seattle regularly to visit the zoo. The current economy has changed that. Now, their destination is the library – for toddler storytimes, children’s books, or free DVDs.
Creativity in Olympia can lead to meaningful education and lower health care costs for you
While I don’t support government-run plans, I do think there are solutions for decreasing costs and increasing access.
Tue, Sep 29, 2009
Health reform on a dime
While Washington once again debates reforming our health care reform system, the states have marched on. Washington-based proposals, like those currently before Congress, are too expensive and ignore the fact that most Americans don’t want and are concerned about a big-government takeover of the U.S. health care system.
Thu, Sep 24, 2009
Obama and End-of-lLife Care
As a member of a hospital geriatric emergency team, I’m on the front lines of a major health care issue that need immediate attention.
Mon, Sep 21, 2009
What about medical malpractice reform, Mr. President?
Mon, Sep 14, 2009
Replicate success, not failure
People have a lot of questions about the proposed federal health care reforms. But the most important question we should ask — perhaps the only one — is will “ObamaCare” work?
Tue, Sep 8, 2009
Public option will lower private health insurance premiums...to zero
Responding to the concern that setting up a government-run public option insurance plan would inject politics into American health care, public option backers are saying, “Right. And that’s a good thing.”
Mon, Aug 31, 2009
Labor Day meets Back to School
An unfortunate pair
Mon, Aug 3, 2009
LSHS Morgan on stage at Seattle Children’s Theatre
Tue, Jul 28, 2009
School vouchers for all
Mon, Jul 6, 2009
Health reform is too important to rush through without close scrutiny
President Obama wants Congress to rush health reform legislation, implying that the “crisis” means there is no time to analyze the details.
Tue, Jun 30, 2009
To stimulate the economy, stop trying to limit driving and start reducing congestion
I’m often asked how other states compare to Washington on transportation policy. This is a reasonable question, because across our state, traffic congestion is growing worse and is expected to double over the next twenty years. Congestion chokes the economy, robs valuable time from our families and lowers our overall quality of life.
Tue, Jun 23, 2009
State budget sleight of hand continues
Fri, Jun 12, 2009
Global warming activists ignore the science they claim to support
When discussing global warming, one phrase recurs: “scientific consensus.” Environmental activists often cite “science” when arguing for far-reaching and costly responses to global warming. Ironically, however, those activists ignore the findings of that same science. The potential impacts they cite are based not on science but on speculation which contradicts the actual science.
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