Opinion

I am going all in on Initiative 1631 / Guest column

By Mark Vossler, MD Guest Column As a physician, few things are more gut-wrenching than watching a patient struggle to breathe. But the growing pollution… Continue reading

  • Oct 12, 2018

Offer your input at city council budget hearing on Oct. 16 / Letters

With all the local government spending to end homelessness, why is there still so much homelessness? Maybe there really is less government spending than you… Continue reading

  • Oct 12, 2018

Funding sources for Downtown Park | Letter

n the environment that we are living in, all too often truth and facts get buried under an avalanche of hubris, misinformation and unsubstantiated opinion.… Continue reading

  • Oct 5, 2018

Sammamish River Trail deserves attention | Letter

I have to add my agreement to the letter last month from Brent Schmaltz concerning the Sammamish River Trail. This is a lovely trail that… Continue reading

  • Oct 5, 2018

He’s not on the ballot but Inslee is campaigning like it

Republicans may find votes in making the election a referendum of the Democratic governor’s agenda.

  • Oct 4, 2018

Words of wisdom from the WM Recycle Corps | Guest editorial

The end of the summer is bittersweet for many reasons. At Waste Management, it’s time to say goodbye and good luck to the WM Recycle… Continue reading

This is the Eastside: Stories welcome | Windows and Mirrors

This new column will focus on highlighting the stories of the underrepresented populations on the Eastside.

Prison reform needed | Letter

I want freedom for criminalized people of color in private prisons. Washington is one of the few states that has legal marijuana, but all across… Continue reading

  • Sep 22, 2018

Why was Downtown Park so costly? | Letter

The opening of the Downtown Park this past weekend adds a new dimension to open space throughout downtown: from historic Anderson Park, the Heron Rookery,… Continue reading

  • Sep 21, 2018

Excited to lead Eastside news coverage

Corey Morris takes lead as regional editor of Eastside publications

  • Sep 21, 2018

Why do we ignore the Sammamish River Trail? | Letter

Why do we ignore the Sammamish River Trail? The Sammamish River is a natural focal point of Redmond. King County and the City of Redmond… Continue reading

  • Sep 14, 2018

Their I-940 made the ballot, but not the version they prefer | Editorial

A much-divided state Supreme Court blew up an unusual compromise when it concluded that Initiative 940, which would rewrite Washington law on the use of… Continue reading

  • Sep 13, 2018
A group of F3 members perform “Handslap Merkins” as they wait for the other group to return from a run around the parking lot. Photo Courtesy of Brian “Dilfer” Gawthrop

F3 brings local men together for fitness, fellowship and faith

Reporter Kailan Manadic participates in a morning workout with the local men’s fitness group and is nicknamed after a well-known crime dog.

A group of F3 members perform “Handslap Merkins” as they wait for the other group to return from a run around the parking lot. Photo Courtesy of Brian “Dilfer” Gawthrop

Back to School and Back to Basics for Recycling

The season of freshly sharpened pencils, new backpacks and crisp sneakers is here. That’s right, it’s already back-to-school time. And as fun as it is… Continue reading

  • Aug 27, 2018

Rumbling and rambling on the way to November | The Petri Dish

Republicans have to worry about Trump. Meanwhile, big money is flowing into initiative campaigns.

  • Aug 25, 2018

The default in our own stories | Editorial

Senior editor Samantha Pak reflects on what representation in media means to her.

No excuse for fake news rhetoric | Editorial

Journalists are being tossed into the anti-media waters being chummed by President Trump and others.

  • Aug 16, 2018
Pak headshot

Freedom to feel safe | Reporter’s Desk

Let’s not forget that July 4 is a day that celebrates the freedoms we have in this country.

Pak headshot

State Dems may abandon caucus chaos in time for 2020

Washington also is considering becoming more significant by moving its primary to early March.

  • Jun 21, 2018
MIchelle Metzler

Cleaning up the complex | Guest Column

Solving the multifamily recycling puzzle.

MIchelle Metzler