Opinion

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.

Election quirks: Drop boxes, tossed ballots, fickle voters

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

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

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

Some tips on how to reduce waste this holiday season.

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.

Redmond City Council year in review

A look at Redmond in 2019.

  • Dec 19, 2019

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

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.

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.

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

Our newspapers have many reasons to be thankful

Changes have had positive impacts, readers offering support.

  • Nov 28, 2019

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

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.

From a place of respect | Windows and Mirrors

What does it mean to share your culture with others?

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

The power of reliable power

Don C. Brunell is a regional columnist.

  • Nov 13, 2019

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

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

November is a great month to participate

KCLS will be holding public hearings next week.

Mental health: One size does not fit all | Windows and Mirrors

The challenges of providing mental health services for communities of color.