Washington doesn’t need simply equitable school funding. The state needs ample enough funding so every child has the opportunity to succeed in life, no matter...
Donna Gordon Blankinship
Donna Gordon Blankinship joined the editorial board in 2016 after 12 years covering education, state government, health care, science and breaking news for The Associated Press in Seattle. She has lived in the Pacific Northwest for more than 20 years and currently makes her home in Bellevue. She studied journalism at the University of Illinois and worked in Wyoming, North Carolina, New Jersey and New York before coming to Seattle.
Does Sound Transit, Metro want me to get back in my car? | Donna Gordon Blankinship / Times editorial columnist
Why are Sound Transit and Metro diverting buses from downtown Seattle to address traffic congestion? Buses should stay and cars should be diverted.
Protest, but not violence, is part of the DNA of this nation and The Evergreen State College | Donna Gordon Blankinship / Times editorial columnist
Free speech and protest are at the core of our political system, no matter if the words are yelled or whispered. But the First Amendment...
Lawmakers: Feel free to steal my ideas for your McCleary plan | Donna Gordon Blankinship / Times editorial columnist
To reach a compromise on a school funding plan, lawmakers should choose the best parts of all the plans on the table in Olympia.
Lawmakers must talk with each other to reach McCleary deal | Donna Gordon Blankinship / Times editorial columnist
The lawmakers who wrote the framework for the Supreme Court’s McCleary decision say today’s legislators need to start talking with each other or they will...
Now that the march is over, what are your plans to follow up with real political action?
Don’t complain, millennials; stand up and take action after the election | Donna Gordon Blankinship / Times columnist
Millennials: There are things you can do to make the next four years better for all of us.
Talk of sexual harassment a positive outcome of election | Donna Gordon Blankinship / Times editorial columnist
Open conversations about sexual harassment is one positive outcome of the presidential election.