Holiday priorities: Sharing and giving

This holiday season, it’s important to remember that there are more important things than candy canes and wrapped presents.

  • Dec 22, 2008

Obama, Gregoire, Goldmark connect to voters via ‘Net

Editor’s note: The Redmond Reporter has added a new column, “From the Roots,” by Andrew Villeneuve, executive director of the Northwest Progressive Institute, a Redmond-based strategy center. His column will appear monthly in the Reporter. Reach him at feedback@nwprogressive.org.

Why are low gas prices bad?

Most people who read this column drive, so here’s an early Christmas present: Log onto seattlegasprices.com and you’ll find the lowest price of gasoline in your community.

Holiday traveling guide | Jeremy Greenberg

Whether you are from the city, country, or a suburb, if you’re traveling this holiday season to a different environment that you don’t spend a lot of time in, it can be very shocking.

  • Dec 16, 2008

New report can help guide our decisions

It’s no surprise that our area is going through a tough time. Like the rest of the nation, we find our pocketbooks pinched by a recession.

  • Dec 15, 2008

Economy got you down? Don’t be afraid to involve the kids

Our kids don’t pay mortgages, buy groceries or have stock portfolios. Most wouldn’t know subprime from prime rib, but they’re not immune to the economic crisis that’s plaguing the rest of us.

  • Dec 13, 2008

Reading a computer’s mind

We’ve all heard the phrase, spoken in frustration, “This #*&@^$ computer has a mind of its own!”

  • Dec 13, 2008

Military: The driving force of our country

If you have a loved one serving in the U.S. military this holiday season, you understand the sacrifices of a military career.

  • Dec 11, 2008

Gregoire should set policy to avoid future atheist sign snafu | John Carlson

What a mess. A celebration of holiday traditions during the festive season has instead become a free fire zone in the culture wars. To recap, for nearly 20 years a Christmas tree (or “holiday tree” as the Gov. Christine Gregoire insists on calling it) has been installed by a business group in the Capitol Rotunda to celebrate the holidays. A few years ago, a rabbi requested permission to install a Menorah to commemorate Hanukkah. The Gregoire administration nervously agreed. Last year a Nativity scene was also allowed. This year, an anti-Christian organization demanded equal access to the Rotunda to exhibit a four and a half foot sign denying the existence of God and disdaining religion for “enslaving minds and hardening hearts.”

Budget applause

This time around, the City of Redmond budget sparked a standing ovation, rather than a swirl of controversy.

  • Dec 8, 2008

The scary reality of meth

Pia Marshall awoke to the familiar sound of her son’s voice calling out from his nearby bedroom.

  • Dec 7, 2008

Get ready for Whirlwind Wednesday

I have never shopped on Black Friday and on Cyber Monday, I have only window-shopped.

  • Dec 4, 2008



  • Dec 4, 2008

Play it safe when shopping online

With the economy in shambles, people are looking for ways to save money this holiday shopping season.

  • Dec 4, 2008

Correcting big lies about America | John Carlson

There are few countries so eager to acknowledge their faults as this one.



  • Dec 1, 2008

Education’s first-responders help cure economic doldrums

It’s a disturbing irony. Washington state’s 5.8 percent unemployment rate tops the national average. Our job market shrank last month by nearly 13,000 jobs, more per-capita than in all but six other states. Yet as of mid-November, Monster.com still listed 5,000 vacant jobs within 50 miles of Bellevue. How can this be?

  • Nov 28, 2008

Time to get festive and clean that computer

Well, it’s that time of year again.

  • Nov 27, 2008

A bailout plan for newspapers

Even in the year 2050, newspapers will still line birdcages.

  • Nov 27, 2008

Clearing up budget confusion

To develop the 2009-10 budget, the City of Redmond used a different approach than in past years, known as Budgeting by Priorities (BP). As a result, we have reported the budget figures in the context of the priorities defined by the community earlier in the year.

  • Nov 26, 2008