Member Opinions

It’s been a difficult year for many Washington families. Unemployment is high. Many businesses have closed or curtailed operations. Young people in the military are deployed to wars overseas. State... ...

Nov. 25, 2009

This Friday in South Carolina, the first shovel of dirt will be turned on the construction of a new plant for the second line of Boeing’s 787. The Boeing Company... ...

Nov. 18, 2009

It was bitter cold on that Christmas day in northern Pennsylvania in 1776. British forces had occupied Boston and New York, forcing Americans to evacuate, and the King’s army was... ...

Nov. 11, 2009

With Boeing’s decision to build a second 787 line in South Carolina, there’s little doubt the aerospace industry in Washington will need to become more competitive in the future. An... ...

Nov. 4, 2009

For the Courier-Times If you are a registered voter, you’ve likely received your general election ballot in the mail by now. In nearly all of Washington, voters now get their... ...

Oct. 28, 2009

For the local Chambers of Commerce Although Arun Raha, the state’s chief economist, says Washington’s recession may be over, the state is still struggling to find its way toward economic... ...

Oct. 21, 2009

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.... ...

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... ...

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... ...

Oct. 1, 2009