Opinion

If Inslee only knew, he might have run for president sooner

If Inslee only knew, he might have run for president sooner

The governor isn’t a great dealmaker. His absences from Olympia may be helping get his bills passed.

  • Apr 26, 2019
If Inslee only knew, he might have run for president sooner

A public health emergency | Guest editorial

A homeless woman died in January in Kirkland, three months before the groundbreaking of the permanent women’s shelter.

  • Apr 25, 2019
Homelessness and the right to survive | Letter

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
Homelessness and the right to survive | Letter
Ban FGM | Letter

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
Ban FGM | Letter
Equal-opportunity benefits needed | Letter

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
Equal-opportunity benefits needed | Letter
No urbanizing Samammish River Valley | Letter

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
No urbanizing Samammish River Valley | Letter
Preparing for safety: Making EvergreenHealth even more earthquake ready

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
Preparing for safety: Making EvergreenHealth even more earthquake ready
Letters on LWSD levy | Letter

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 LWSD levy | Letter
Letters on EvergreenHealth levy | Letter

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
Letters on EvergreenHealth levy | Letter
Raising the village: Accomplices wanted | Windows and Mirrors

Raising the village: Accomplices wanted | Windows and Mirrors

The conversation around race on the Eastside continues.

Raising the village: Accomplices wanted | Windows and Mirrors
Vote ‘yes’ on EvergreenHealth measure | Letter

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

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
Vote NO on EvergreenHealth’s $345 million bond | Letter
Embrace the sharing economy for Earth Day

Embrace the sharing economy for Earth Day

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

  • Apr 12, 2019
Embrace the sharing economy for Earth Day
Libraries are places of connection and community pride

Libraries are places of connection and community pride

KCLS has connected communities for more than 75 years.

  • Apr 11, 2019
Libraries are places of connection and community pride
Are sheriffs above the law?

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.

Are sheriffs above the law?
Our communities deserve great schools | Guest editorial

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
Our communities deserve great schools | Guest editorial
The difficulty of aging in place | Windows and Mirrors

The difficulty of aging in place | Windows and Mirrors

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

The difficulty of aging in place | Windows and Mirrors
Democrats are in charge, but GOP is helping steer the debate

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
Democrats are in charge, but GOP is helping steer the debate
Moving forward | Letter

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
Moving forward | Letter
Kindering in Redmond | Letter

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
Kindering in Redmond | Letter