Politicians can only go so far before their constituents will give them a course correction. Ask the state Legislature and the Seattle City Council.
Kate Riley is the editorial page editor, who works with The Times editorial board to develop the opinion page's positions on issues. She joined The Times' editorial page in 2002 as a writer and columnist. A graduate of Redmond High School and the University of Washington, she returned to the Seattle area after spending 17 years working at Eastern Washington newspapers where she was a reporter, editorial writer and editorial page editor. She started her career as a farm writer for the Times-owned Walla Walla Union-Bulletin (Think Walla Walla Sweet Onions and the wine industry.)
Washington citizens give a damn about public records — as proven by the stunning response to legislative efforts to shield their records from public view.
Editorial page editor Kate Riley explains why The Seattle Times is running a front-page editorial urging Gov. Jay Inslee to veto a bill intended to...
I had a boss who stood up for me against sexist office jerks | Kate Riley / Times editorial columnist
While many prominent men are facing consequences as they are outed for past sexual harassment, there is another lesson here: Don’t stand by and let...
The power of love leads a Seattle woman to donate a kidney so her partner, who needs one, can move up in the donor list.
McCleary impasse: Our children deserve a solution, not an embarrassing civics lesson | Kate Riley / Times editorial columnist
The Legislature needs to stop its dithering over school funding and reform and put Washington’s students first, writes Kate Riley, editorial page editor.
Legislature: Negotiate to properly invest in state’s children | Kate Riley / Times editorial columnist
With a local school district budgeting crisis averted, the Washington Legislature has little to distract itself from answering the Supreme Court’s McCleary decision. Time to...
The presidential election exposed deep divides in Americans. Columnist Kate Riley called up a cousin, a conservative, who reached outside his bubble.
The historic aspect of the first woman running for president as a majority party’s nominee has been eclipsed by a difficult, scorched-earth race.