Opinion

Unanimity rarely results in good outcomes | Letter

I agree with Redmond City Council member Hank Myers’ letter that the council needs more brains. But where to start? In defending the city council’s… Continue reading

  • Dec 7, 2017

Couple doesn’t see officers writing traffic citations | Letter

My husband and I live in unincorporated King County. We drive to or through downtown Redmond four or five times a week. I cannot tell… Continue reading

  • Dec 7, 2017

Democracy’s cornerstone: a free press | Letter

Every time Trump proclaims something as “fake news,” he is attacking truth and the free press. If anyone has a problem with the truth, it’s… Continue reading

  • Dec 7, 2017

Stop Interstate 405 tolls | Letter

Vast gloomy skies greet thousands of white exhaust clouds. A sea of colorful steel inches forward. Off to the left, few vehicles zip by the… Continue reading

  • Dec 7, 2017

Concerned citizens desire democratic, transparent NAFTA negotiations | Letter

Renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is underway. Concerned citizens desire democratic, transparent negotiations. Imperative for U.S. negotiators is the removal of… Continue reading

  • Dec 7, 2017
Michelle Metzler

‘Tis the season for sustainability | Guest Column

Ready or not, the holidays are here! That means it’s time for friends, family, hot chocolate and, of course, gift giving. But with all that… Continue reading

Michelle Metzler

Fear of farmed salmon | Letter

As a certified fish pathologist, I’m continually surprised at the way news reports on Atlantic salmon and their focus on the biased fears of the… Continue reading

  • Nov 30, 2017

Discussing tax bill and extortion | Letter

Extortion is defined as “the practice of obtaining something, especially money, through force or threats.” Corporations and other moneyed interests have been calling Republican members… Continue reading

  • Nov 30, 2017

Residents’ input is always valued at city meetings | Letter

Recent letters to the editor about the process of local government leave me a bit confused. Does it move too slow, or does it not… Continue reading

  • Nov 30, 2017

How to avoid becoming a victim of package theft | Guest Column

Courtesy of the Redmond Police Department Packages that are delivered and left unattended are easy targets for criminals. These thefts commonly occur during normal working… Continue reading

  • Nov 30, 2017

What tax reform means here at home | Guest Column

Tax reform proposals swirling around Washington, D.C. right now make some sweeping changes to the tax benefits that homeowners have come to depend on. For… Continue reading

  • Nov 20, 2017

On the issue of education | Letter

On the issue of education I’m a student of education, learning to teach in a top school, with a top-notch teacher and a solid, supportive… Continue reading

  • Nov 20, 2017

How many kidneys does one body need? | Letter

In election years, candidates try to convince us that they are more qualified than their opponent (if any). In Redmond, that has come to mean… Continue reading

  • Nov 17, 2017

Competitive elections are essential to properly operate city government | Letter

With city council elections over, I would like to thank Redmond citizens for being active and voting. Having competitive elections is essential to proper operation… Continue reading

  • Nov 17, 2017

Kids need good influences | Letter

Regarding “Kids in King County Jail are punished harshly for pranks and sent to isolation, lawsuit contends,” by Sara Bernard (Nov. 3 Reporter) Under the… Continue reading

  • Nov 17, 2017

Thanks for making Halloween event a success | Letter

The ghouls, clowns and creepy characters have all checked out of Beaver Lake Park having scared and spooked the 15,000 brave souls who attended the… Continue reading

  • Nov 17, 2017

Time to change our thinking on Alzheimer’s disease | Letter

It is time we change our thinking on Alzheimer’s disease. Too often, Alzheimer’s and other dementias are treated as an aging issue, ignoring the public… Continue reading

  • Nov 17, 2017

House Tax Cuts and Jobs Act affects senior living | Letter

House Tax Cuts and Jobs Act affects senior living | Letter

  • Nov 17, 2017

Building on Support from Voters: 2004 capital bond progress

Thirteen years ago, the King County Library System embarked on an ambitious, long-term Capital Improvement Plan that has made KCLS one of the busiest and… Continue reading

  • Nov 17, 2017

Promises kept: Reflecting on 45 years of serving our community | Health Column

By Bob Malte Forty-five years ago, the founders of EvergreenHealth made a promise to this community “to work together to enrich the health and well-being… Continue reading

  • Nov 10, 2017