Opinion

Abbey Road, Emerald Heights residents deserve better | Letter

In 1988, I was the chair of the Redmond Planning Commission. At that time, the property that currently houses Emerald Heights and the Abbey Road… Continue reading

  • Feb 1, 2018

Why we’re supporting our schools on Feb. 13 | Guest editorial

Eastside mayors support LWSD bond and levies.

  • Feb 1, 2018

No thanks to creepy courts

Last year, a bill (SB 5598/HB 2117) was introduced to the Washington state legislature regarding family visitation rights. This bill is sponsored by several local… Continue reading

  • Jan 31, 2018

District committed to helping all students | Letter

I am the parent of three children in the Lake Washington School District. Two of my children receive additional supports and services to help them… Continue reading

  • Jan 26, 2018

Vote ‘no’ on Proposition No. 3 | Letter

Vote “no” on Proposition No. 3. Send a clear message that building another Lake Washington School District (LWSD) choice school is not a solution to… Continue reading

  • Jan 26, 2018

Vote ‘yes’ for LWSD levies and bond: It is a wise investment | Letter

This February, you will be asked to vote on three measures for the Lake Washington School District (LWSD). On behalf of the 29,572 students in… Continue reading

  • Jan 26, 2018

LWSD: strength, support and commitment | Letter

For the past 10 years, our three children have attended schools in the Lake Washington School District. We’re proud to call Lake Washington our home.… Continue reading

  • Jan 26, 2018

Resident rolls out opinion on Redmond traffic flow | Letter

The new traffic flow through Redmond is counterproductive for the following reasons: 1) The traffic flow is not conducive to projected population and traffic growth… Continue reading

  • Jan 26, 2018

What ‘Traffic Lab’ should propose for I-405 | Letter

HOT lanes will always increase congestion on general purpose lanes

  • Jan 26, 2018

Current Emerald Heights needs and conditions need to be addressed | Letter

I live at Emerald Heights and definitely care about preserving our green spaces. After hearing from our neighbors, Emerald Heights revised their landscaping plan for… Continue reading

  • Jan 18, 2018

‘Overwhelming’ attendance at Muslim and Immigrant Safety Forum and Dinner | Letter

Last year, the Muslim Community and Neighborhood Association (MCNA) organized a Muslim Safety forum with the Bellevue Police Department (BPD) and police departments from Redmond,… Continue reading

  • Jan 18, 2018

Red Apple closure ‘will leave an empty spot in our hearts’ | Letter

The little shop around the corner is leaving: Redmond/Kirkland corner’s Red Apple store. Like in the phrase from “Cheers,” “Where everyone knows your name.” It… Continue reading

  • Jan 18, 2018

Redmond requires more lanes on roads | Letter

I would like to express my disapproval of the recent changes in infrastructure. Over the course of the last few months, the main roads through… Continue reading

  • Jan 18, 2018
Gov. Jay Inslee speaks with Sound Publishing staff during a meeting on Jan. 20 at the Bellevue Reporter office. Photo by Matt Phelps/Kirkland Reporter

Judge delivers crushing blow to Inslee’s Clean Air Rule

It was the centerpiece of the governor’s crusade against climate change. Now it’s gone.

Gov. Jay Inslee speaks with Sound Publishing staff during a meeting on Jan. 20 at the Bellevue Reporter office. Photo by Matt Phelps/Kirkland Reporter

For opponents of a carbon tax, an initiative threat looms

If legislators don’t act on the governor’s legislation, a plan could land on the November ballot.

Inslee: ‘It’s our state’s destiny … to fight climate change’

In his State-of-the-State address, the governor made the case for an ambitious carbon tax.

LA burning and the tax bill | Letter

Los Angeles was being devastated by fire, two months after the terrible fires in northern California, as the Republican congress passed a tax bill with… Continue reading

  • Jan 11, 2018

Recycling resolutions for a greener 2018 | Guest editorial

Tips on how to be more green in the new year.

Emerald Heights made commitments | Letter

The controversy surrounding the Assisted Living Building on the Emerald Heights campus is about more than trees. It centers on commitments Emerald Heights’ management made… Continue reading

  • Jan 11, 2018

People, wildlife will benefit from parks-code updates | Letter

Eastside Audubon Society is pleased to hear that the Redmond City Council voted on new updates to Redmond’s parks code. These changes will make the… Continue reading

  • Jan 4, 2018