Opinion

Homelessness and the right to survive | Letter

Do homeless persons have a constitutional and civil right to occupy and use public spaces for purposes that endanger the health, general welfare and safety… Continue reading

  • Apr 20, 2019

 

Ban FGM | Letter

Our state legislature just failed to ban the barbaric procedure known as female genital mutilation (FGM). About half the states ban it, but not Washington.… Continue reading

  • Apr 19, 2019

 

Equal-opportunity benefits needed | Letter

SB 5331 in the state legislature is called “long-term care services and supports.” The proposed program is actually a catastrophic care benefit. This bill would… Continue reading

  • Apr 19, 2019

 

No urbanizing Samammish River Valley | Letter

DEMAND an environmental impact statement (EIS) for KCC ordinance 2018-0241 In the holiday classic “It’s a Wonderful Life,” Jimmy Stewart runs in horror through “Pottersville”… Continue reading

  • Apr 19, 2019

Preparing for safety: Making EvergreenHealth even more earthquake ready

In the event of a large-scale earthquake, EvergreenHealth is prepared to provide critical emergency health care services to those in the community and beyond.

  • Apr 18, 2019

Letters on LWSD levy | Letter

Whenever I’m asked for money, I have a few questions for the person ask. How will this money be used? How have you used money… Continue reading

  • Apr 18, 2019

Letters on EvergreenHealth levy | Letter

We’re writing to endorse EvergreenHealth’s proposed measure to increase levy funding that will help bring critical upgrades to our community’s health system. As many of… Continue reading

  • Apr 18, 2019

Raising the village: Accomplices wanted | Windows and Mirrors

The conversation around race on the Eastside continues.

Vote ‘yes’ on EvergreenHealth measure | Letter

This spring, voters on the Eastside will have the opportunity to approve a bond measure to provide critical funding to EvergreenHealth. As our community hospital,… Continue reading

  • Apr 12, 2019

Vote NO on EvergreenHealth’s $345 million bond | Letter

Taxes are already too high. Including interest, the proposed $345 million bond will cost about $440 million over 30 years. A high cost for little… Continue reading

  • Apr 12, 2019

Embrace the sharing economy for Earth Day

Tips on how to reduce waste and build stronger community ties.

  • Apr 12, 2019

Libraries are places of connection and community pride

KCLS has connected communities for more than 75 years.

  • Apr 11, 2019

Are sheriffs above the law?

Washington voters have spoken on I-1639. Sheriffs need to set the stage to follow their oath of office - and enforce the law.

Our communities deserve great schools | Guest editorial

The Capital Projects Levy is critical to providing our Lake Washington School District students with room to learn

  • Apr 4, 2019

The difficulty of aging in place | Windows and Mirrors

Living on a fixed income in an increasingly expensive region is not easy.

Democrats are in charge, but GOP is helping steer the debate

Republicans see their role as fixing or foiling bad bills. Democrats’ tax bills are their new target.

  • Apr 1, 2019

Moving forward | Letter

Change never comes easy and often times it arrives in the form of something new. This may be the case for United Methodist. I’d like… Continue reading

  • Mar 30, 2019

Kindering in Redmond | Letter

It is so great to see such amazing and helpful groups such as Kindering growing and expanding throughout Washington. Having had a family member with… Continue reading

  • Mar 29, 2019

Is this thing on? | Editor’s note

Letters to the editor saw issues in past weeks.

  • Mar 26, 2019

What tax-raising idea will win out in March budget madness?

Democrats, who control the House and Senate, are set to release spending plans and revenue packages

  • Mar 22, 2019