Opinion

Lisa Rosenblum. Courtesy of King County Library System

A message from the new KCLS director | Guest Editorial

Lisa Rosenblum is excited to start her tenure as the new KCLS director is honored to serve as its leader.

  • Mar 9, 2018
Lisa Rosenblum. Courtesy of King County Library System

Redmond Parks should show that tree cutting is needed for public safety | Letter

Redmond Parks is planning to cut down 31 cottonwood trees in Idylwood Park by early spring. This action is in response to two limbs that… Continue reading

  • Mar 9, 2018

Don’t ban guns, ban government schools | Letter to the editor

Public schools have become impersonal, sterile and monolithic — like most government institutions.

  • Mar 9, 2018

‘This is a very dark day for Washington’ | Letter

Rep. Larry Springer, Spinning the Legislature’s action today as “a major expansion of the Public Records Act” is pure BS. The fact is that the… Continue reading

  • Mar 1, 2018

‘March for Our Lives’: Listen and fall in behind students | Letter

We are all trying to deal with the aftermath of the horrific violence in Parkland, Florida, where 17, mostly kids, lost their lives and 14… Continue reading

  • Mar 1, 2018

‘Winter Whimsy’ was a hit with couple | Letter

Hats off and a big THANK YOU to Aegis Living and the Redmond Senior Center. Aegis was the big sponsor for the Senior Center’s five-night… Continue reading

  • Mar 1, 2018

They agree on a tax cut; next step is how to do it | Commentary

Funny how things change around here in the turn of a calendar year. Back on Feb. 16, 2017, I wrote in this space: “This may… Continue reading

  • Mar 1, 2018
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Talking about diversity with kids | Guest editorial

A few tips for how parents can approach the topic of diversity with younger children.

  • Feb 22, 2018
Patti Skelton-McGougan Courtesy photo

It could have been #MeToo | Editorial

Editor Samantha Pak reflects upon the USA Gymnastics sex abuse scandal.

How to fight back against fraud | Coming of Age…Again

Some tips on how you can avoid being scammed.

  • Feb 15, 2018

Five reasons to love your recycling driver | Guest editorial

What are some reasons to love your local recycling driver?

A response to the question, ‘Democrats, what are your solutions?’ | Letter

A really important Democratic solution is to promote the clean energy industry! Clean energy is by now producing the most jobs in the energy marketplace.… Continue reading

  • Feb 13, 2018

Joining the Emerald Heights discussion| Letter

A formerly elected Redmond city official has chosen to ask your readers to believe his 10-year-old “facts” about why I should be denied care as… Continue reading

  • Feb 13, 2018

The school district is in serious need of a voter bailout | Letter

I’ve talked to activists on both sides of the levies/bond measure for hours on end. I’m 67 years old, on a fixed income and the… Continue reading

  • Feb 12, 2018

LWSD bond and levies: Let’s educate ourselves before casting our votes | Letter

I’ve noticed that there are a few reasons that come up over and over again when folks explain why they do not support the upcoming… Continue reading

  • Feb 12, 2018

Vote ‘no’ on LWSD propositions | Letter

Trying to determine if your property taxes for Lake Washington schools will go up or down if voters approve the Lake Washington school property taxes?… Continue reading

  • Feb 12, 2018

Vote ‘yes’ for schools on Feb. 13 | Letter

I have been reading recent coverage about the the upcoming school bond and levies election and want to clarify that these critical funding measures pay… Continue reading

  • Feb 12, 2018

Questioning LWSD proposed levies and bond issues | Letter

When deciding how to vote on current and future Lake Washington School District (LWSD) levies and bond issues, please remember that LWSD recommended in 2017… Continue reading

  • Feb 1, 2018

Huge property tax increase for basic education starting in 2018 | Letter

The Lake Washington School District, like most other school districts in the state, has relied on local taxes to pay for basic education. The State… Continue reading

  • Feb 1, 2018

Vote ‘yes’ on LWSD propositions | Letter

What we tax ourselves for and how we spend those tax dollars are an expression of our values as a community. I no longer have… Continue reading

  • Feb 1, 2018