Opinion

We need to think before we act | Windows and Mirrors

As coronavirus has led to xenophobia and racism against Asians, we should all stop and think before acting on our biases.

The state has too much money and it’s a problem

With revenues rising, budget writers are going to get lots of requests on how to spend it

  • Feb 28, 2020

Short legislative session turns left

With a progressive agenda including comprehensive sex education, clean fuel standards and gun violence, Democrats will need to be cautious about overreach.

‘We can do the right thing’ | Windows and Mirrors

Clarence Moriwaki shares how we can stand up for each other and not have history repeat itself.

Defending Kuderer | Letter

This letter is regarding the Feb. 6, 2020, article “Chinese organizations file complaint against Kuderer, alleging racism.” It’s disconcerting reading that the Asians for equality… Continue reading

  • Feb 21, 2020

The picture should not have been published

“The message and language runs counter to our editorial policies.”

  • Feb 20, 2020

KCLS: Much to celebrate from 2019 and in the year ahead

A column from the King County Library System.

Five reasons to love your recycling driver | Guest editorial

Maybe this year, consider that person who makes your life easier and helps keep our community clean, green, and safe all year long.

Clyde Ford speaks at Bellevue First United Methodist Church. One of the things he spoke about was how other countries have approached the topic of race and racism. Samantha Pak/staff photo

We need to, but how do we talk about race? | Windows and Mirrors

Racism is still an issue in this country. How can we have constructive conversations to move forward and heal?

Clyde Ford speaks at Bellevue First United Methodist Church. One of the things he spoke about was how other countries have approached the topic of race and racism. Samantha Pak/staff photo

Insensitive remark by Sen. Kuderer | Letter

Many were shocked to learn Sen. Patty Kuderer’s remark in a committee, as seen in a TVW in a Jan. 17 video when she used… Continue reading

  • Jan 30, 2020

Throw in the towel on Matt Shea

Majority Democrats realize contentious representative is staying

  • Jan 28, 2020

Defiant and determined Matt Shea is poised for a victory lap

The Republican state representative, linked to domestic terrorism, is not likely to get the boot.

Policy fights, political tension loom for state lawmakers

A 60-day session begins Monday. They’ll tackle car tabs, homelessness and whether to expel Matt Shea.

  • Jan 17, 2020

United Methodist Church: To split or not to split | Windows and Mirrors

Local clergy from Eastside United Methodist Churches weigh in on the church’s future regarding LGBTQ+ inclusion.

Better mental health care needed | Letter

Mayor Angela Birney’s vision statement was just released — “A connected community that enhances livability and sustains the environment, and that places Redmond as a… Continue reading

  • Jan 13, 2020

Twenty recycling resolutions for 2020 | Guest editorial

Here are some tips for going green in the new year.

With five elections, get ready to vote a lot in 2020

It will be a busy year as voters decide the fate of school bonds and help choose the next president.

Accept the vote and move on | Letter to the editor

This is in response to “Affirmative action measure fails but could resurface in 2020” by Jerry Cornfield on Nov. 29, 2019. One of the principles… Continue reading

  • Jan 3, 2020

The best Christmas gift | Letter to the editor

At about 11 a.m. on Dec. 20, I was involved in a motor vehicle accident at intersection of Northeast Union Hill Road and Avondale Road.… Continue reading

  • Jan 3, 2020