COLUMN: Delisting Recovered Gray Wolf Would Demonstrate Progress

Once hunted to near-extinction in the lower 48 U.S. states and listed by the federal government as an endangered species in 1974, gray wolves (Canis lupus) are thriving in the U.S. and in Washington state, with more than 5,000 wolves now living in the contiguous U.S.

COLUMN: Bipartisan Action to Improve Student Loan Literacy

As the nation’s students head back to classes after the summer break, choosing whether and where to attend college is a major focus for many high schoolers.

COLUMN: Opportunity Rising in America

What does opportunity mean in America? The American Dream means individuals and families are unconstrained from pursuing their own goals. It means that government policies will reduce burdens on citizens, taxpayers, and entrepreneurs, not step between you and your ability to work hard.

Some numbers provide snapshots of Americans’ confidence and what economic opportunity looks like.

COLUMN: Forest Management Reforms Needed to Stop Our Forests from Going Up in Smoke

The sight and smell of choking haze and dangerous levels of smoke from burning forests have become all too common during our Pacific Northwest summers. Major fires have struck Central Washington time and again, year after year, and nothing will change until we decide we have had enough.