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The best Christmas gift | Letter to the editor

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
The best Christmas gift | Letter to the editor
Washington State Capitol Building in Olympia. File photo

Despite ruling on Public Records Act, we need to keep a close eye on Olympia

Washington Supreme Court upholds that state legislators are subject to the Public Records Act.

  • Jan 2, 2020
Washington State Capitol Building in Olympia. File photo
Come for the conversation, stay for the friendships | Windows and Mirrors

Come for the conversation, stay for the friendships | Windows and Mirrors

Talk Time classes allow English language learners to practice their speaking and conversation skills.

Come for the conversation, stay for the friendships | Windows and Mirrors
Election quirks: Drop boxes, tossed ballots, fickle voters

Election quirks: Drop boxes, tossed ballots, fickle voters

Before turning the page on the November election, here are a few questions to ponder.

Election quirks: Drop boxes, tossed ballots, fickle voters
Rifts, not gifts: Habib, Republican senators at odds this holiday season

Rifts, not gifts: Habib, Republican senators at odds this holiday season

OLYMPIA — Stuck on what gifts to give Lt. Gov. Cyrus Habib and Republican state senators this holiday season? Consider one present they can unwrap… Continue reading

  • Dec 26, 2019
Rifts, not gifts: Habib, Republican senators at odds this holiday season
Go green, don’t be a Grinch — holiday waste reduction

Go green, don’t be a Grinch — holiday waste reduction

Some tips on how to reduce waste this holiday season.

Go green, don’t be a Grinch — holiday waste reduction
Helping neurodivergent students navigate higher education | Windows and Mirrors

Helping neurodivergent students navigate higher education | Windows and Mirrors

The Neurodiversity Navigators program at Bellevue College offers various services to students who are on the autism spectrum.

Helping neurodivergent students navigate higher education | Windows and Mirrors
Redmond City Council year in review

Redmond City Council year in review

A look at Redmond in 2019.

  • Dec 19, 2019
Redmond City Council year in review
Taking time to say thank you to our supporters

Taking time to say thank you to our supporters

As the holidays approach, I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to King County residents for making KCLS one of the… Continue reading

Taking time to say thank you to our supporters
When asked their opinion on contract talks, they were silent

When asked their opinion on contract talks, they were silent

A 2017 law lets lawmakers offer negotiation topics. But a bipartisan panel didn’t do so this week.

When asked their opinion on contract talks, they were silent
Changing systems doesn’t happen overnight | Windows and Mirrors

Changing systems doesn’t happen overnight | Windows and Mirrors

It’s been a year since the Menchie’s incident and here is what the city of Kirkland has been working on since then.

Changing systems doesn’t happen overnight | Windows and Mirrors
Perspective on cycling support on the Eastside | Letter

Perspective on cycling support on the Eastside | Letter

Perspective on cycling support on the Eastside Imagine for a minute the following. You like walking. It doesn’t produce pollution, is healthy, takes a car… Continue reading

  • Dec 6, 2019
Perspective on cycling support on the Eastside | Letter
Our newspapers have many reasons to be thankful

Our newspapers have many reasons to be thankful

Changes have had positive impacts, readers offering support.

  • Nov 28, 2019
Our newspapers have many reasons to be thankful
Affirmative action measure fails but could resurface in 2020

Affirmative action measure fails but could resurface in 2020

Supporters started too late and had too little money to explain the problems R-88 would solve.

  • Nov 26, 2019
Affirmative action measure fails but could resurface in 2020
Post-election, new battles loom over Eyman’s car-tab measure

Post-election, new battles loom over Eyman’s car-tab measure

Lawmakers will wrangle over cuts in transportation spending as lawyers tangle on the measure’s legality.

Post-election, new battles loom over Eyman’s car-tab measure
From a place of respect | Windows and Mirrors

From a place of respect | Windows and Mirrors

What does it mean to share your culture with others?

From a place of respect | Windows and Mirrors
Campaign funds for community | Letter

Campaign funds for community | Letter

Thanks to all the Redmond voters that made this election energetic and the best reflection of public values in 12 years. I sent the following… Continue reading

  • Nov 14, 2019
Campaign funds for community | Letter
The power of reliable power

The power of reliable power

Don C. Brunell is a regional columnist.

  • Nov 13, 2019
The power of reliable power
Voters deliver a win for Eyman and concerns for Democrats

Voters deliver a win for Eyman and concerns for Democrats

A conservative electorate, a tug of war in Mukilteo and other takeaways from Election Night

  • Nov 7, 2019
Voters deliver a win for Eyman and concerns for Democrats
The value of veterans

The value of veterans

In honor of Veterans Day, this special column is dedicated to the men and women who served our country and now serve the Redmond community.

  • Nov 6, 2019
The value of veterans