By Tom Dent and Karen Keiser Special to The Times We are at the start of the greatest transformation in flight since the development of the jet engine. It is not going to happen overnight, and we won’t see large, emissions-free commercial aircraft anytime soon, but like what we have witnessed with space exploration, technological advancements will continue rapidly. Airline investments show where ...Read More
By Karen Keiser and Emily Randall Special to The Times You often hear that a college degree is the only path to secure high-wage, high-skill employment. But that’s not how it has to be. We could build a system that opens the door to a successful future for so many more Washingtonians. With more than 20,000 apprentices enrolled in registered state apprenticeships in ...Read More
By Karen Keiser and Mike Sells / For The Herald We have heard a lot of talk about “essential workers” over the past year, as we depend on people whose work cannot be done remotely; tens of thousands of workers braving all hazards to keep our medical system functioning, our pantries full of food, and our buses moving. Our reaction in the ...Read More
Special to South King Media By Sen. Karen Keiser and Rep. Mike Sells Ever since the coronavirus pandemic hit our shores, the safest course has been to stay home and stay away from others. Unfortunately, not everyone can do that. The sacrifices of medical professionals and first responders, for whom there is never such a thing as time off during a crisis, ...Read More
Special to The Times
Questions about why wages remained flat during the 10-year economic recovery since the Great Recession have been asked over and over without clear answers. Well, here’s one reason: Millions of salaried workers are not getting overtime pay.
One of the greatest victories of the ...Read More
From the Seattle Times Nearly 800,000 people in our state who signed up for insurance under the Affordable Care Act no longer must fear a diagnosis of a chronic illness, because they now have coverage to help them manage their condition. IN 2012, nearly 25 percent of the people in Yakima County had no health insurance. With the implementation of the ...Read More