Opinion

It’s March, time to meet the teachers

When the NCAA basketball finals obsession is sweeping the country each year,…

  • Mar 22nd, 2017

 

Guest column: A history of ‘ice’ skating in Snoqualmie

By Wendy Thomas The recent article in the Snoqualmie Star about “Winter…

  • Mar 17th, 2017

 

Letter: Health care proposal offers no promise of care

I appreciate Rep Paul Graves and Jay Rodne, from Legislative District 5)…

  • Mar 15th, 2017

 

Letter: Speak up against inhumane treatment of immigrants

After reading about the Afghan family detained in L.A. March 2 on…

  • Mar 15th, 2017

Open letter from a Snoqualmie Valley Winter Shelter guest

The Snoqualmie Valley Winter Shelter has made a huge positive impact on…

  • Mar 14th, 2017

Recycling myths: sorting fact from fiction

This is a monthly column by Michelle Metzler, Waste Management’s team leader…

  • Mar 10th, 2017

Letter: Executive order is not rationally related to limiting immigration or fighting terrorism

This letter is in response to those who criticize the court’s decision…

  • Mar 10th, 2017

Letter: Republican plan for education doesn’t address immediate problems

On Feb. 21, I spoke with Representative Paul Graves about fully funding…

  • Mar 9th, 2017

Letter: Verifying the legality of president’s actions shouldn’t be a partisan issue

Where there’s smoke, there’s usually fire. Representative Dave Reichert wants to let…

  • Mar 8th, 2017

Guest column: Were you prepared?

Editor’s Note: Last Monday’s heavy snowfall was a surprise to many of…

  • Mar 7th, 2017

Letter: PTSA thanks Frankie’s Pizza for ongoing support

Twin Falls Middle School PTSA wants to recognize Frankie’s Pizza as an…

  • Mar 7th, 2017

King County Library System celebrates 75 years of ‘library stories’ in 2017

The earliest “library story” I remember is the summer reading program at the Jacksonville Public Library. Summer reading was one of my favorite events each year, and I vividly recall getting a blue ribbon for my efforts. Mrs. Spencer, the children’s librarian, made it feel like something really special.

  • Mar 3rd, 2017

Letter: Defunding Planned Parenthood is a terrible idea

Defunding Planned Parenthood is a terrible idea. I urge your readers to…

  • Mar 3rd, 2017

Letter: Reichert doesn’t represent people

Trump voters should like Reichert. While we are distracted by the illegal…

  • Mar 2nd, 2017

Guest column: ‘Going public’ as a welcoming city in Carnation

Last Tuesday we had a packed house at the Carnation City Council meeting. The Welcoming City initiative was on our agenda. Cities across the country have been putting policies in place to support immigrant populations in their jurisdictions.

  • Mar 2nd, 2017

Letter: Trump has betrayed American workers

When President Trump said the system is rigged against American workers, he…

  • Mar 1st, 2017

Letter: Firefighters fund says thanks for caring

On behalf of all the members of the Eastside Firefighters Benevolent Fund,…

  • Mar 1st, 2017

Letter: Active Alert bill has broad bipartisan support in state House

On Tuesday, Feb. 2, I met with the legislators of the 5th…

  • Feb 28th, 2017

Letter: Failure to demand Trump’s tax returns is failure in duty to country

To Congressman Reichert, my name is Jacqueline Bosworth, and I am one…

  • Feb 28th, 2017

Featured story of the month: ‘Meet your Muslim neighbors’ report

The last Friday of each month, the Valley Record dedicates some space…

Column: Love of Washington wines leads to discovery of wineries’ romantic histories

Before Wildflower, I wrote for Sip in Washington, my own Washington State wine blog. My background in wine originated through a long history in the restaurant industry and I was particularly focused on Italian wines.

  • Feb 24th, 2017

Column: How to be an all-star recycler: Focus on the basics to win big

By Michelle Metzler This is a monthly column by Michelle Metzler, Waste…

  • Feb 24th, 2017

Letter: Why did Rep. Reichert vote against forcing President Trump to release tax records?

The Ways and Means Committee voted not to force President Trump to…

  • Feb 23rd, 2017

Letter: Fear-based politics are not true to the spirit of America

First, there’s the Statue of Liberty, that beacon of hope and freedom,…

  • Feb 22nd, 2017

Letter: Reader tells Reichert, ‘I’m a constituent, too’

Letter: Reader tells Reichert, ‘I’m a constituent, too’

  • Feb 22nd, 2017

Letter: Reminding the community of the reason for Baby Kimball memorial

Three years ago, on Feb. 12 our community was devastated by the…

  • Feb 22nd, 2017

Letter: A real environmentalist wouldn’t vote as Reichert did

Dave Reichert, representing us in Washington’s 8th Congressional District, touts himself as…

  • Feb 21st, 2017

King County Library System has accomplishment-filled 2016, prepares to celebrate 75th anniversary in 2017

It’s hard to believe 2017 is already here. If you’re like me,…

  • Feb 17th, 2017

Letter: Rep. Reichert is responding to the constituents who put him in office

Rep. Reichert’s actions are exactly why I voted for him. President Trump…

  • Feb 15th, 2017

Letter: Talk to your state legislators about our nation’s policies

America is experiencing a time when many significant changes will soon take…

  • Feb 15th, 2017

Letter: Let’s champion the immigrants who are part of our community

We are a peaceful community here in Carnation. It is one of…

  • Feb 14th, 2017

Guest opinion: U.S. ban sparks old pain for 1989 immigrant

Editor’s note: This guest column from Helen Wang, describes her experience in…

  • Feb 10th, 2017

Letter: Where is Representative Reichert’s moral leadership?

Again, Representative Reichert has failed to show the moral leadership that his…

  • Feb 8th, 2017

Letter: Rep. Reichert is not responding on immigration issue

I thought your readers might be interested to know that Rep. Reichert…

  • Feb 7th, 2017

Column: New year has rough, but inspiring, start

Good-bye, January, you’ve been a difficult month. I won’t be sorry you’re…

Letter: Snoqualmie pastor says ‘Thank you, Muslim neighbors’

Saturday’s Meet Your Muslim Neighbors event at Timber Ridge Elementary was informative…

  • Feb 1st, 2017

Letter: Rep. Reichert’s door has always been open

I live in Congressman Dave Reichert’s district. I am a Democrat and…

  • Jan 31st, 2017

Reporter papers launch homelessness series

Volunteers found them sleeping in parking garages, in vehicles, under structures and…

  • Jan 26th, 2017

Letter: Reichert isn’t living up to his role as government official

The new Republican administration in Washington, D.C., is using “alternative facts” to…

  • Jan 25th, 2017

Letter: Rotary group has grant funding to award, apply soon

Snoqualmie Valley Rotary is soliciting grant applications for 2017. Rotary is an…

  • Jan 24th, 2017