Opinion

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Solid teamwork produces Redmond’s 2017-18 budget | Guest Column

After almost a year of public input, goal setting, planning and deliberation,…

 

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Editorial Cartoon | Frank Shiers Jr.

Dear, God, Please Make it Snow Tomorrow … Who Says There’s No…

  • Dec 8th, 2016

 

Broaden your horizons with Connect2Classes | Editorial

The Seattle area is home to professionals in a multitude of disciplines…

  • Dec 8th, 2016

 

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Editorial Cartoon | Frank Shiers Jr.

“Mush!” … Rose Bowl… College Football Playoffs | Frank Shiers Jr.

  • Dec 2nd, 2016
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Want to give back this holiday season? Become a LINKS mentor | Letter

The holiday season is upon us. It’s that time of year to…

  • Dec 2nd, 2016

Responding to reporter’s editorial following the presidential election | Letter

Reporter Samantha Pak’s recent editorial was filled with conditioned-reflex reactions to the…

  • Dec 2nd, 2016

We need to connect with each other, provide support | Editor’s Notebook

We need to talk to each other and gather peacefully to discuss…

Uniting for a bipartisan goal — defeating cancer | Letter

No matter where you look today, you are bombarded with comments regarding…

  • Dec 2nd, 2016

Thank you, Redmond, for partnering again with Open Kitchen | Letter

We are so grateful for the runners, walkers, families and furry friends…

  • Dec 2nd, 2016
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Editorial Cartoon | Frank Shiers Jr.

Make America Great Again: So, You’re Leaving?

  • Nov 23rd, 2016
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What will we reap? | Guest Column

We earned this. Whether you voted for president-elect Donald Trump or not,…

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Small Business Saturday: #ShopSmall has big impact in Redmond | Guest Column

An increasingly popular tradition sandwiched between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Small…

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Editorial Cartoon | Frank Shiers Jr.

“High School Students Walk Out of School to Protest The Election.” Frank…

  • Nov 18th, 2016
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Props to post-office employee | Letter

Shout out to Robert at the main branch of the post office…

  • Nov 18th, 2016
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Editorial Cartoon | Frank Shiers Jr.

“High School Students Walk Out of School to Protest The Election.” Courtesy…

  • Nov 18th, 2016
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Student doesn’t like getting soaked at bus stop | Letter

I am writing to you to bring awareness to the bad bus…

  • Nov 18th, 2016
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Proud of Redmond High football team’s brotherhood | Letter

My son’s Redmond High School football team recently had its last game.…

  • Nov 18th, 2016
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Facing our fears: Time to come together to build each other up | Reporter’s Notebook

Well, the results are in and much to many people’s surprise, Donald…

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The Blaze is looking for advertisers, donors | Letter

The Redmond High School newspaper, The Blaze, is currently looking for advertisers…

  • Nov 11th, 2016

Redmond Nourishing Network starts Food Box Program | Letter

Redmond is a great place to live. We enjoy a beautiful slice…

  • Nov 11th, 2016
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Editorial Cartoon | Frank Shiers Jr.

“Okay you two, drop the mud! The election’s over!”

  • Nov 11th, 2016
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Before veterans served our community, they served our country | Guest Column

Leo Holte is a Waste Management driver, and then some. Corporal Holte…

Paying the price of drowsy driving | Publisher’s Desk

By William Shaw Imagine this: You’ve enjoyed a fun weekend in eastern…

  • Nov 11th, 2016

Thank you, Redmond, for saving energy, one LED light bulb at a time | Letter

Puget Sound Energy (PSE) would like to thank Redmond residents for your…

  • Nov 5th, 2016

Please resolve traffic problems NOW | Letter

My daily “commute” is driving three children to and from three schools…

  • Nov 4th, 2016

Washington state has lost a dedicated public servant | Guest Statement

We were shocked and deeply saddened upon the news that our friend…

  • Nov 4th, 2016
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Editorial cartoon | Frank Shiers Jr.

“I’m voting to raise the minimum wage!” “Good for you! Too bad…

  • Nov 4th, 2016
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Valderrama is open, approachable, astute and more | Letter

It is a commendable thing, in my opinion, for anyone to step…

  • Nov 1st, 2016

Valderrama works with all sides to seek solutions | Letter

As a tax PAYER, I’m voting for Ramiro Valderrama for 45th Legislative…

  • Nov 1st, 2016
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Editorial cartoon: Minimum Wage Initiative 1433 and Carbon Tax Initiative 732 and small businesses

Minimum Wage Initiative 1433 and Carbon Tax Initiative 732 and small businesses.

  • Oct 31st, 2016
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An opinion on transportation revenues generated in Redmond | Letter

The proposed Regional Proposition 1 (ST3) is a $54 billion tax and spend proposal that would have a long lasting and huge negative impact on the finances of the City of Redmond and our region. ST3 is way out of the realm of reasonableness. It buys trains for Seattle at 12 times the cost of the SR 520 Bridge Replacement. For perspective, I have compared the City of Redmond's current annual budget for transportation to the pro-rated share of east King subarea's $9.8 billion that would be paid annually by Redmond residents in the accompanying chart.

  • Oct 27th, 2016
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An opinion on transportation revenues generated in Redmond | Letter

The proposed Regional Proposition 1 (ST3) is a $54 billion tax and spend proposal that would have a long lasting and hugenegative impact on the finances of the City of Redmond and our region. ST3 is way out of the realm of reasonableness. It buystrains for Seattle at 12 times the cost of the SR 520 Bridge Replacement. For perspective, I have compared the City ofRedmond’s current annual budget for transportation to the pro-rated share of east King subarea’s $9.8 billion that would bepaid annually by Redmond residents in the accompanying chart.

  • Oct 31st, 2016
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Valderrama will bring real change | Letters

• I don't know many people who are excited to cast their vote for president this year. We are one and a half weeks from the general election and yet nary is there a bumper sticker or yard sign declaring a person's candidate of choice for the Oval Office. I'm not sure I can stomach watching or even listening to one more presidential debate. To all this I say "Bottom's Up!"

  • Oct 26th, 2016

Goodman provides us with solid leadership | Letters

• I am writing in support of Roger Goodman, my 45th Legislative District state representative. I have volunteered for his campaigns since he was first ran in 2006 and his many legislative accomplishments for the people of our state have been my reward.

  • Oct 26th, 2016

Goodman provides us with solid leadership | Letters

• I am writing in support of Roger Goodman, my 45th Legislative District state representative. I have volunteered for his campaigns since he was first ran in 2006 and his many legislative accomplishments for the people of our state have been my reward.

  • Oct 31st, 2016

Valderrama will bring real change | Letters

• I don’t know many people who are excited to cast their vote for president this year. We are one and a half weeks from the general election and yet nary is there a bumper sticker or yard sign declaring a person’s candidate of choice for the Oval Office. I’m not sure I can stomach watching or even listening to one more presidential debate. To all this I say “Bottom’s Up!”

  • Oct 31st, 2016

Roger Goodman is a proven leader in Olympia | Letters

• I am writing to express my support for Roger Goodman in the 45th Legislative District. He has always responded to concerns I have asked him about.

  • Oct 22nd, 2016

Voting for Ramiro Valderrama | Letters

• We need a change in Olympia. Roger Goodman has been around too long. In my view, he no longer represents the changing needs of the 45th Legislative District.

  • Oct 22nd, 2016

Green is the new orange: how to have an eco-friendly October | Guest Column

Bags of candy line the shelves at grocery stores, pumpkins are everywhere you look, and Halloween is right around the corner. October is one of the spookiest and most festive times of year. It can also create a lot of waste. This year, try these earth-friendly tips for a greener Halloween.

  • Oct 21st, 2016

High schoolers’ twist on climate-change education | Letter

We are a team of three high schoolers from Redmond. Over the course of a year, we have developed a climate change strategy game that we believe will have a positive impact on society. We aim to educate youth about the consequences of their actions on the environment and potential alternatives.

  • Oct 21st, 2016

High schoolers’ twist on climate-change education | Letter

We are a team of three high schoolers from Redmond. Over the course of a year, we have developed a climate change strategy game that we believe will have a positive impact on society. We aim to educate youth about the consequences of their actions on the environment and potential alternatives.

  • Oct 31st, 2016

Curves is crucial to Redmond | Letter

Our Curves is going away on Oct. 29. I say "our" because I have been attending the Redmond Curves for 14 years. The trainers and the gym goers are my friends and keep me (and others) encouraged to keep moving. I'm not sure where I will go now.

  • Oct 21st, 2016

Curves is crucial to Redmond | Letter

Our Curves is going away on Oct. 29. I say “our” because I have been attending the Redmond Curves for 14 years. The trainers and the gym goers are my friends and keep me (and others) encouraged to keep moving. I’m not sure where I will go now.

  • Oct 31st, 2016

Sound Transit 3 funding plans are not practical | Letter

Our community needs transit and revenue. But the funding plans in Sound Transit 3 Proposition 1 are not practical and do not merit passage. This issue is non-partisan and not ideological.

  • Oct 21st, 2016

Are you interested in the race for 45th Legislativ

At about 4:20 a.m. Monday, Redmond police and fire responded when a vehicle traveling eastbound on Northeast 24th Street at a very high speed went across West Lake Sammamish Parkway, hit a guardrail and propelled over and down the embankment, landing just short of the lake.

  • Oct 21st, 2016

Sound Transit 3 funding plans are not practical | Letter

Our community needs transit and revenue. But the funding plans in Sound Transit 3 Proposition 1 are not practical and do not merit passage. This issue is non-partisan and not ideological.

  • Oct 31st, 2016

Donald Trump is not qualified to be president | Letter

With election day right around the corner, everyone one of us needs to think about what is at stake this year.

  • Oct 16th, 2016

Vote for Initiative 1491 | Letter

Washingtonians, please vote for Initiative 1491, a measure that could prevent future tragedies by allowing family members to ask a judge to temporarily suspend a person's access to firearms if there is documented evidence that the person poses significant threat to themselves or others.

  • Oct 16th, 2016

A message to voters in the 45th Legislative District | Letter

I recommend to you a great candidate, Ramiro Valderrama, for State Rep. 45th District, Position 1.

  • Oct 15th, 2016

Vote ‘yes’ on Initiative 732 | Letter

Washington voters have the chance this November to do something really significant to fight global warming, and that is to vote yes on ballot Initiative 732.

  • Oct 15th, 2016