Penelope was the bestest dog a boy and his wife could ever have. She helped me grow up and made me a better person.
is a member of The Seattle Times editorial board.
As diversity is recognized, respected and empowered, things will invariably change — that doesn’t mean we’ll all change at the same time.
When I’m feeling down, discouraged at the state of this great experiment of ours, I turn to pop culture to get me through.
Whatever the future brings, meeting student journalists has convinced me they're up to the challenge.
Washington's indoor mask mandates are mostly disappearing on March 12. Are we ready for the new normal?
A Black woman on the Supreme Court? Check your blind spots | Luis Carrasco / Times Opinion columnist
For people of color, it's a struggle to see themselves represented as being part of America.
Vaccine holdouts remain steadfast, and their intransigence continues to put us all at risk. Can anything change their minds?
Texas is in my rearview mirror, but one-party control in Olympia is giving me déjà vu | Luis Carrasco / Times Opinion columnist
I'm happy to be in blue Washington, but worried that state politics in Olympia look a lot like those in Austin.