Member Opinions

For the Courier-Times When it comes to health care reform, most of us want the same thing. We want to make sure everyone has access to affordable, quality health care. The...

Oct. 14, 2009

Washington state is slipping in its competitiveness and ability to retain and recruit companies - in aerospace and other industry sectors.

Oct. 9, 2009

In Washington, we are blessed to have some of the most creative and innovative employers in the country. Likewise, our employers are blessed with talented employees who have the intellectual horsepower...

Oct. 9, 2009

If you’re a first-time buyer, you know it’s not easy to afford a new home. In Sedro-Woolley, the average median cost of a house is about $214,000. With this difficult economy,...

Oct. 1, 2009

Special to the Chambers of Commerce Recently, Washington’s chief economist said the worst of the state’s recession may be over. However, he noted “the recovery is still fragile, and fraught with...

Sept. 16, 2009

It may be fitting that Oct. 31 — Halloween — is also the due date for payment of the second half of your property tax bill. After all, that bill can...

Sept. 16, 2009

Now that teachers and students have returned to classes, this is a good time to discuss changes in Washington’s schools and colleges. WASL replaced For the first time in 12 years,...

Sept. 9, 2009

A question I am frequently asked is: “Where does the lottery money go? I thought it was supposed to go to schools.” Many people may be surprised to know that after...

Sept. 2, 2009

As a parent, a school resource officer, a deputy sheriff, and your state representative, the safety and well-being of our children is extremely important to me, as I know it is...

Sept. 2, 2009

If your car tabs are set to expire in September, you probably have received (or soon will) a renewal notice from the Department of Licensing. The renewal notice will appear nearly...

Aug. 26, 2009