Opinion

Editorial Cartoon | Frank Shiers Jr.

So, It’s Agreed. We Turn Right…

  • Apr 21st, 2017

 

Creating energy from our garbage? That’s a bright idea | Guest Column

Washington residents are really good at recycling. We recycle nearly 50 percent…

 

Homelessness is not only Seattle’s problem | Letter

I found the April 14 editorial cartoon disturbing and offensive because it…

  • Apr 21st, 2017

 

The spirit of America needs to be revived and upheld | Letter

Never before has the spirit of the United States of America been…

  • Apr 21st, 2017

Four ways to lay a strong foundation for your child | Guest Column

Read a dozen different articles on parenting, and you’ll see hundreds of…

  • Apr 14th, 2017

Editorial Cartoon | Frank Shiers Jr.

Let Me Get This Straight, King County Wants to Raise Our Sales…

  • Apr 14th, 2017

Continuing the health-care discussion | Letter

This is a reply to Brandon Juhl’s ‘Trump don’t care’ letter in…

  • Apr 14th, 2017

Driver’s thank you light is on | Letter

I would like to thank … The city workers that are in…

  • Apr 14th, 2017

National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week on tap through April 15 | Letter

In this day of cell phones, instant messaging and Wi-Fi available even…

  • Apr 10th, 2017

ST3 is becoming a very expensive lesson for voters | Letter

I see the ST3 license plate tab increase as a very expensive…

  • Apr 6th, 2017

‘Trump don’t care’ | Letter

The current plan of Republicans in Congress (what I call “Trump Don’t…

  • Apr 6th, 2017

Editorial Cartoon | Frank Shiers Jr.

What State Attorney General Bob Ferguson Wants To Do To Anti-Tax Initiative…

  • Apr 6th, 2017

Some lawmakers want to take away popular property tax limit | Guest Column

By Paul Guppy With so much commotion happening in our national government,…

  • Apr 6th, 2017

Recycling myths: sorting fact from fiction | Guest Column

Even with all the recycling we do, there are still some myths…

‘The pothole club’ | Letter

I have a new nickname for our mayor and the council —…

  • Mar 31st, 2017

Of Girl Scouts and troops | Letter

Everyone in my neighborhood knows I buy Girl Scout cookies from any…

  • Mar 31st, 2017

Editorial Cartoon | Frank Shiers Jr.

Gonzaga University bounces into the Final Four

  • Mar 30th, 2017

Thanks to Eastside police officers | Letter

The Issaquah police and the officers from the neighboring cities deserve our…

  • Mar 30th, 2017

The Redmond Central Connector: A fabulous multi-use trail | Letter

Regarding the Redmond Central Connector (RCC) Phase 2 and the recent letter…

  • Mar 24th, 2017

Health-care bill would drive up costs for older Americans | Letter

Lawmakers in Washington, D.C. are considering a bill that would drive up…

  • Mar 24th, 2017

Additional investments by the Legislature would be money well spent | Goings and Murray

Each year, graduates from Cascadia College and Lake Washington Institute of Technology…

  • Mar 24th, 2017

Editorial Cartoon | Frank Shiers Jr.

Goodbye again, Howard

  • Mar 24th, 2017

Scientists recommend $414 million increase in Alzheimer’s research | Letter

The Alzheimer’s Association’s 2017 Facts and Figures report found a soaring prevalence,…

  • Mar 17th, 2017

Why is the cost so high for a hiking trail? | Letter

Why is the city spending more than $12 million building a hiking…

  • Mar 17th, 2017

Students need support through bill extension | Letter

The five school districts located in Dino Rossi’s legislative district will collectively…

  • Mar 17th, 2017

Become a LINKS mentor today | Letter

One hour per week can help a student be successful in school.…

  • Mar 17th, 2017

Editorial Cartoon | Frank Shiers Jr.

New Sound Transit Logo Suggested by Drivers Renewing Their Car Tabs…

  • Mar 16th, 2017

An American Muslim woman’s experience at Trump’s first congressional address | Guest Column

I am a proud American Muslim woman who attended President Donald Trump’s…

Kudos to Sage for thought-provoking letter | Letter

I’d like to thank Cassandra Sage for her thought-provoking letter (Feb. 24…

  • Mar 10th, 2017

It’s time for legislators to do their job | Letter

It’s time for our legislators to do the job they were sent…

  • Mar 10th, 2017

How much traffic is too much traffic on a neighborhood street? | Letter

Are there not parameters that measure acceptable levels of traffic on a…

  • Mar 10th, 2017

Editorial Cartoon | Frank Shiers Jr.

Trump Justice Department: We Need to Talk About Pot. Washington State: Dude!…

  • Mar 10th, 2017

Communication is key for those in congress | Letter

When I email my own congresswoman, I get calls back from her…

  • Mar 3rd, 2017

Finding real solutions amidst Olympia’s education-funding fantasy | Guest Column

By Sen. Dino Rossi Promising teachers a huge pay raise and reviving…

  • Mar 3rd, 2017

Reichert voted not to release the President’s taxes | Letter

The Ways and Means Committee voted not force President Trump to release…

  • Feb 24th, 2017

All politicians must work together for the best results | Letter

I recently received a “Legislative Survey” from District 31’s Sen. Phil Fortunato.…

  • Mar 6th, 2017

Make your voice heard, raise awareness about pipeline | Letter

An open letter to the Redmond community: As Pacific Northwesterners, we are…

  • Feb 24th, 2017

We need to listen to each other, respect differences | Letter

The outpouring of grief on the death of Sen. Andy Hill is…

  • Feb 24th, 2017

Editorial Cartoon | Frank Shiers Jr.

I’m sorry Mr. President.

  • Feb 24th, 2017

How to be an all-star recycler: Focus on the basics to win big | Guest Column

You’ve got the fundamentals down. There are two containers in the kitchen…

Keep our community’s health within reach | Guest Column

Over the past three years, since Medicaid coverage was expanded in our…

Editorial Cartoon | Frank Shiers Jr.

Full Funding for Education

  • Feb 17th, 2017

The new Left | Letter

There seems to be lots of whining, protesting, rioting and property damage…

  • Feb 17th, 2017

From a Chinese latchkey kid to an American entrepreneur on the Eastside | Guest Column

“I am a little wolf from the North, walking on the infinite…

Editorial Cartoon: Frank Shiers Jr.

I call it: “Mom, when they announce another snow day!”

  • Feb 10th, 2017

Thanks for Women’s March on Seattle coverage | Letter

Great article and pics of the Women’s March in Seattle. This was…

  • Feb 3rd, 2017

Sharing feelings on school’s LGBTQ+ Club | Letter

I know I am taking a risk even writing this letter, but…

  • Feb 3rd, 2017

Trump’s executive orders bring out the human side of the country

In the two weeks since he was sworn in, President Donald Trump…

Editorial Cartoon | Frank Shiers Jr.

I guess I’m paying for a light rail system I’ll never use…

  • Feb 3rd, 2017

Trump is not qualified to lead and neither are his cabinet appointees | Letter

Donald Trump has nominated fast-food CEO Andrew Puzder to lead the Labor…

  • Jan 27th, 2017