Opinion

No losers at Chamber fundraiser

Nobody left a loser at Saturday night’s “Casino Classique de Monaco,” the 63rd Annual Gala and Auction for the Greater Redmond Chamber of Commerce.

John Carlson No new 520 bridge? Then no new tolls

When the ribbon was snipped on a new floating bridge connecting Montlake to the Eastside in 1963, a toll was collected to pay for its construction. It ranged over time from 25 to 35 cents and was lifted in 1979 when the bridge was paid off ahead of schedule.

  • Feb 27, 2009

More change on the way

Change is inevitable.

Employment fair coming to LWTC

Lake Washington Technical College (LWTC) in Kirkland is hosting its 11th annual Employment and Education Fair from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25, with a special opening session beginning at 9 a.m.

  • Feb 24, 2009

We must train and hire locally

Did you know that, just before the recession hit, 25,000 Washington businesses reported problems finding enough job applicants with bachelor’s degrees?

  • Feb 24, 2009

A job opportunity for those willing to relocate

I am typically very pro-law enforcement. Being from the suburbs, I respect the important responsibilities the police have, such as breaking up high school beer parties, setting up speed traps, and occasionally busting someone for having his dog off leash.

  • Feb 24, 2009

Priorities, not taxes, key to state budget

The state’s economy continues to tank, home foreclosures are ongoing and companies are laying off more workers.

  • Feb 24, 2009

Washington state budget: Tough times call for cuts

We don’t know if Gov. Gregoire is right to want to cut 150 state boards and commissions to help balance the budget. But we do know that it probably can’t hurt.

  • Feb 20, 2009

New Czar can pull off a cool comedy bit

The title is spelled variously — sometimes Czar, sometimes Tsar, and sometimes Tzar. But always pronounced Zar. And Seattle Police Chief Gil Kerlikowske is in line to become one.

  • Feb 17, 2009

Fairness or freedom on the radio?

Let’s start where everyone agrees.

Blame the system for the recent brawl at RHS TEEN TALK

The Redmond vs. Garfield basketball game: Old news, right?

  • Feb 12, 2009

FROM THE ROOTS Sherril Huff will excel as the county’s Director of Elections

On Feb. 3, we held our first vote by mail-only election to choose an elected Director of Elections from among six candidates.

“Three strikes” law: should we get rid of it to save money?

In Olympia, everyone is trying to save money. Ideas that were unheard of a year ago are now getting serious consideration. And that’s good. Budget fat can build up anywhere, including nooks and crannies in “hands off” areas of state government, including education and the state prison system.

  • Feb 10, 2009

Change? We’re far from it

Starbucks recently announced that they are selling their new $45 million corporate jet. With sales slumping and layoffs being planned, the company realizes that times have changed.

Eyman’s new nickname

Like clockwork, initiative guru Tim Eyman once again pumps the press for more publicity.

  • Feb 5, 2009

Three things that tell me God loves America

Let’s face it: this year is going to suck.

  • Feb 3, 2009

Just say ‘no’ to wage boost for state workers

Unions are lining up to sue Gov. Christine Gregoire because her budget doesn’t include money to pay for a new labor contract.

  • Feb 2, 2009

Huff the best choice for Director of Elections

On February 3, as required by a charter amendment approved by voters last November, King County will hold a special election to decide who will be our Director of Elections through the end of 2011.

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Revamped Reporter

  • Jan 29, 2009
Hours before Barack Obama’s presidential inauguration last week

Inauguration ushers in new era for America

Early in the morning on Jan. 20, 2009, as night approached its zenith across the Pacific Northwest, I was awakened by a melody from my BlackBerry.

  • Jan 26, 2009
Hours before Barack Obama’s presidential inauguration last week