Total recall

What is a “feasance” anyway? State lawmakers are discussing legislation that would make it easier for citizens to recall elected officials, a process that some see as too convoluted and expensive. Currently, recalls can be sought for “malfeasance or misfeasance.”

The proposed legislation would allow recalls to be sought for reasons that don’t have to be looked up in a dictionary.

Air ball: Removing all doubt, the NBA Board of Governors rejected the proposed sale and relocation of the Sacramento Kings to Seattle, despite an offer from investor Chris Hansen to buy the team for $625 million and build a new arena in Seattle.

Washington state legislators immediately began rewriting their bill to allow for the recall of the NBA Board of Governors and Commissioner David Stern.

Hopping at the chance: Two Washington State University agriculture researchers, studying the crucial beer ingredient hops, have taken their research to its logical end, learning brewing techniques at a California brewery. Studying how to make beer will help the WSU team as it continues its research.

As will the keg of beer they’ve thrown in the back of their car for the trip back to Pullman.

More in Opinion

Editorial cartoons for Sunday, Dec. 10

A sketchy look at the day in politics.… Continue reading

Editorial: Yet another owner for The Everett Clinic

After its brief time with DaVita, uncertainty returns for the clinic with its sale to an insurer.

Viewpoints: Trump’s monumental mistake

The power to abolish or shrink monuments rests with Congress, not the president.

Commentary: How to begin to bridge the divide on immigration

Right and left need to step back from inaccuracies and entrenched positions to find agreement.

Commentary: Action needed now to make 2020 census count

The Census Bureau is lacking leadership and funding necessary to prepare for it.

Parker: Contrasts in how parties dealt with Franken, Moore

The Democrats sacrificed their bad actor; the Republicans are fully backing theirs.

Robinson: Trump’s mutation of the Party of Lincoln is complete

If Roy Moore’s alleged grooming of teenagers can be ignored, then so too can Mueller’s investigation.

Petri: Questions to help clarify what is and isn’t a monument

If a bunch of white dudes are standing around it with torches, then it’s a cherished monument.

Snohomish PUD should heed its values on hydro project

Two recent letters to the editor in The Herald on Nov. 20… Continue reading

Most Read