Doug Parry

This new Pacific Northwest history textbook is a page turner

Opportunity, growth, conflict. It all happened here, historian David Jepsen says. “Snohomish…


Season set to open at revamped Emerald Downs

You reach a certain age and sometimes you need a…


Without an amendment, equality doesn’t quite add up

It’s been four decades since the Equal Rights Amendment almost passed, and…


Confidence in Republican health care plan on life support

Many Republicans were especially thrilled about one thing in November: With control of both houses of Congress and the presidency, they could finally pull the… Continue reading

Trump aims to make immigrants a leading export

One thing has gotten a little lost in the hubbub over whether President Trump’s travel ban is tremendously legal and necessary or yuuugely illegal and… Continue reading

Is a 21-year-old equipped for Snohomish County Council?

What were you doing when you were 21? I was eating leftover pizza five nights a week and calculating the maximum amount of money I… Continue reading

Why ban the death penalty when we can go on pretending?

Ban the death penalty? Normally I use this space to crack wise about the results of online polls at, because let’s face it: If… Continue reading

Is it natural to want cell service on Mount Rainier?

How do you improve Paradise? You may think Mount Rainier is already perfect, but Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile say they can make it even better.… Continue reading

Should we allow cell phone service on Mount Rainier?

Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile want to provide cellphone service at Paradise Visitors Center on Mount Rainier, but not install towers. Should they be allowed to?… Continue reading

What will it take to get distracted drivers’ attention?

Punishing texting drivers You know how it is. You’re trapped behind some oblivious driver, poking along below the speed limit. You finally get to pass,… Continue reading

Saying goodbye to George and hello to 2017

2016 was rough if you’re a fan of pop superstars, “Star Wars” heroines or democratic norms. That’s all over now, and George Michael is never… Continue reading

How ought we punish distracted drivers?

What should be the punishment for driving while using a handheld electronic device?… Continue reading

  • Jan 5, 2017

UW football playoff chances: Peachy or the pits?

Peachy Dawgs? Either the University of Washington has a puncher’s chance in the college football playoff or big, bad Alabama is going to steamroll the… Continue reading

What are you looking forward to in the new year?

What’s the best thing about the new year?… Continue reading

  • Dec 29, 2016

You may not like drones, but Amazon is all abuzz

It’s Christmas Eve. You’ve procrastinated a little too long on a gift for your significant other, and you’d rather do the Walk of Atonement (shame,… Continue reading

What are Washington’s chances in the College Football Playoff?

What do you expect from the Huskies in the college football playoffs?… Continue reading

  • Dec 22, 2016

A warm feeling when snow’s in the forecast

Did you know there’s MORE SNOW in the forecast? Probably not much, and not for another week or two, but did your heart flutter when… Continue reading

Amazon drone delivery poll

Amazon recently made its first drone delivery, and tech companies are convinced that’s the wave of the future. Is this a good thing?… Continue reading

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow?

There were so many reasons not to trust the presidential election results, yet overwhelmingly you do. There is nothing untrustworthy about snow, but opinions may… Continue reading

Was the election rigged?

As we speak, Trumpeteers are trying to block election recounts in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania, despite his insistance that voter fraud is a real thing.… Continue reading