Column: Cannabis investment mainstream, but not in Washington state

It’s no secret the tech industry likes marijuana. On HBO’s true-to-life comedy “Silicon Valley,” Erlich Bachman, the blowhard entrepreneur, has a marijuana home-grow in his garage, a bong in the dining room and “get kush” on his to-do list.

Editorial: Watch out! Smartwatches will distract more drivers

Smartwatches are the latest thing to capture our attention, and the market for the devices is poised to explode. The much anticipated Apple Watch shipped on Friday.

Letter - Clinton’s lack of respect for ‘rule of law’ distressing

What I find interesting about all the press surrounding Hillary Clinton’s questionable behavior while in office and after, e.g., wiping clean her server, approving a deal that gave half our uranium reserves to Russia in return for a $31 million donation from Frank Guistra to the Bill Hillary and Clinton Foundation, and accepting money from nations that treat women like livestock, is that no one has mentioned her disregard for Article I, Section 9 of our Constitution.

5 myths about MLB pitching

“Baseball is like church,” former major league infielder and manager Leo Durocher once said. “Many attend, few understand.”

Editorial - Candidates needed for local elections

Serving on a local school board or city council can be rewarding, but not in the monetary sense. Those elected to these posts are paid nothing (literally).

Editorial - Kelley should do us a favor — resign

Troy Kelley is technically correct when he maintains that he is the duly elected auditor of Washington state, that allegations against him do not involve his performance in office, and that he has yet to be convicted of any crime that warrants his removal from the job.

Column - The coming problem of smartphones being more intelligent than humans

Ray Kurzweil made a startling prediction in 1999 that appears to be coming true: that by 2023 a $1,000 laptop would have the computing power and storage capacity of a human brain. He also predicted that Moore’s Law, which postulates that the processing capability of a computer doubles every 18 months, would apply for 60 years — until 2025 — giving way then to new paradigms of technological change.

Op-Ed - Higher education critical to success in global marketplace

As technology and the use of social media expand and people around the world become more connected, the value of higher education continues to grow.