Crusader for common sense

Dave Ross

gun violence...
MyNorthwest Staff

Coalition of grandmothers joins with UW researchers to keep guns out of the wrong hands

At the University of Washington, research is underway into how to prevent violence from harming a whole generation of children.
3 months ago
Students, history...
Dave Ross

Ross: Are kids really too delicate to learn the truth behind American history?

Just because kids like me were treated as snowflakes doesn’t mean today's kids have to be.
3 months ago
Trump Organization...
MyNorthwest Staff

Fahrenthold: ‘Cheapness won out’ in Trump Organization’s record keeping

The Trump Organization and its CFO were indicted last week. Washington Post reporter David Fahrenthold explains the case and charges.
3 months ago
Unvaccinated, misinformation...
Dave Ross

Ross: Time to let the unvaccinated live with their choices

If someone decides they don't want to get vaccinated against COVID-19, then maybe it's time to let them live with that choice rather than shame them.
3 months ago
Parenting...
Dave Ross

Ross: A reminder that parenting really is a full-time job

The main lesson from my recent vacation was being reminded that raising kids is a full-time job, after toddler-sitting for my grandchildren.
3 months ago
social media...
MyNorthwest Staff

UW researcher: ‘No good framework’ to predict impact of social media updates

Social media changed the way humans interact with each other and know about our world, but we still don't fully understand the harm it could cause.
3 months ago
long-term care...
MyNorthwest Staff

McKenna: ‘Difference is clear’ between new state payroll, capital gains taxes

A KIRO Radio listener asked if former state attorney general Rob McKenna could weigh in on the legality of Washington state's new long-term care tax.
3 months ago
Oregon...
MyNorthwest Staff

Group hopes merging part of Oregon with Idaho will end ‘stagnating policies’

Secession movements are common in Washington. Now in Oregon, rural counties are banding together for a different kind of secession attempt.
3 months ago
Hooverville, Seattle homeless camps...
Dave Ross

Ross: Going back to basics to finally end Seattle’s homeless camp problem

If Seattle doesn't want homeless camps, then it needs some kind of affordable private place where its unhoused can at least live in peace.
3 months ago
MyNorthwest Staff

Fahrenthold: How much is too much nepotism in the White House?

Is the Washington Post's mission to try to balance the number of Donald Trump scandals with Biden scandals it's able to find? The latest might be nepotism.
3 months ago
oregon...
Dave Ross

Ross: Can movement to merge part of Oregon with Idaho end with amicable divorce?

I don’t know how practical combining part of Oregon with Idaho actually is, but what impressed me is the way it's being pursued.
3 months ago
qfc, grocery store...
Dave Ross

Ross: When your kids have you under grocery store surveillance

Imagine how much healthier we’d all be if we all had grocery buddies, watching everything you buy, and gently scolding you when you stray.
3 months ago
bipartisan, voting...
Dave Ross

Ross: The kiss of death on a bipartisan compromise

It’s too bad the bipartisan compromise on the election reform bill is already dead, but thanks to Ted, at least bipartisan altruism is alive and well.
3 months ago
vaccination...
MyNorthwest Staff

Former state AG: ‘Awful lot of precedent’ in the US for requiring vaccination

A judge dismissed a lawsuit from employees who said their hospital can't force them to get a vaccination. Former AG Rob McKenna says the law here is strong.
3 months ago
Universal basic income...
MyNorthwest Staff

‘Things need to change’: King County CM details plan to explore universal basic income

A King County Councilmember laid out some of the specifics for his plan to fund a study into the possibility of a universal basic income program.
3 months ago
Dave Ross

Ross: President Biden speaks softly and carries a big economy

President Biden is saying we don’t have to threaten Putin. He will come to realize on his own that his Texas-size economy can’t afford a fight with the USA.
3 months ago
face...
Dave Ross

Ross: The bare face countdown is on

We must prepare for the return of the human face. Many of you who’ve been flashing side-eye when you see a pair of nostrils will have to break the habit.
3 months ago
MyNorthwest Staff

Fahrenthold: Secrecy in some cases ‘continues under Biden, just as it did under Trump’

Dave Ross has a feeling that President Biden is not really all that eager to go after former president Trump. David Fahrenthold explains why.
3 months ago
mask...
Dave Ross

Ross: Here comes the Delta variant

I am going to pay attention to this depressing story about the Delta variant and plan my defense now with official, American-made N-95 surgical masks.
3 months ago
selective service...
MyNorthwest Staff

US considers expansion to selective service to be gender neutral

The Supreme Court passed on the opportunity to decide that women must register for the draft at 18. Rob McKenna, former state attorney general, explains.
3 months ago
passengers...
Dave Ross

Ross: Happy to sit near able-bodied men with zip ties

I’ve ended up flying in a middle seat between two large men, and it gets a little close, but when weirdness starts, these are the guys who will save you.
3 months ago
facial recognition...
MyNorthwest Staff

King County Council’s ban of facial recognition technology is ‘misguided’

Daniel Castro with the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation says King County's ban of facial recognition tech wasn't based on real evidence.
3 months ago
commencement...
Dave Ross

Ross: Commencement speakers are talking to the wrong people

I will direct my remarks not to the graduates, but to people who will hire those graduates. Look for a graduate who could use the kind of breaks that I got.
3 months ago
Lafayette Park, media...
Dave Ross

Ross: The media got it wrong

The official report on Trump's walk to Lafayette Park was released Wednesday, and concludes that clearing demonstrators had nothing to do with the photo op.
4 months ago
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