Opinion

Breaking barriers | Windows and Mirrors

Spending time in the outdoors has helped veteran Naomi Layco heal physically and mentally after serving in the U.S. Navy.

 

Working toward a more welcoming Eastside | Windows and Mirrors

Eastside for All has launched to focus on race and social justice advocacy.

 

The audience at Brick & Mortar Books in Redmond listens to authors discussing the importance of representation in stories. Samantha Pak/staff photo

History: The untold stories | Windows and Mirrors

What do we not know about the history of the human race?

 

To expel or not to expel Matt Shea, that may be the question

Results of a private investigation could put the fate of GOP lawmaker in front of the House in 2020.

More than the right to vote | Windows and Mirrors

What does it mean to become a U.S. citizen?

Facts are too important to ignore | Editorial

Why the Snoqualmie councilmembers’ letter was not published this week.

  • Aug 23, 2019

Publisher’s decision to limit eBook access is bad news for library patrons

What’s at stake is the issue of digital equity and access.

Remembering to be proud | Windows and Mirrors

“The Art of Alzheimer’s” features work by artists who have Alzheimer’s or other types of dementia.

The real story behind SR-18/I-90 interchange | Opinion Column

A column by local political activist Roger Ledbetter.

  • Aug 13, 2019

Transparency, accountability too important to sacrifice | EDITORIAL

Snoqualmie’s public records policy saves a buck at the cost of core American principles.

  • Aug 2, 2019

Pappas says farewell to the Record | Column

Departing reporter Evan Pappas recounts his time at the Record.

Democracies are dying – follow up to ‘Friendly Fascism’ discussion | Column

A column by local political activist Roger Ledbetter.

  • Jul 22, 2019
Former Gov. Gary Locke discusses the importance of an accurate census count. Samantha Pak/staff photo

The importance of being counted | Windows and Mirrors

The 2020 Census is coming and that can greatly affect everything from government representation and federal funding.

Former Gov. Gary Locke discusses the importance of an accurate census count. Samantha Pak/staff photo

Proud to be themselves | Windows and Mirrors

June is Pride month and PFLAG Bellevue Eastside has been supporting the local LGBTQ+ community since 1996.

Governor’s watch: timing is everything

Inslee, possible candidates eye 2020 race

  • Jun 19, 2019

I’m still warning about fascism — and now it’s no longer friendly

A political column written by Snoqualmie resident Roger Ledbetter.

  • Jun 19, 2019
Photo courtesy of Nick Wold/Mercer Island High School
                                Students from Mercer Island High School’s Margins program met with various nonprofit organizations in Los Angeles, including Watts Towers, where they speak with a representative about the organization’s sustainable garden.

Closing the margins | Windows and Mirrors

How a program at Mercer Island High School is helping students affect social change.

Photo courtesy of Nick Wold/Mercer Island High School
                                Students from Mercer Island High School’s Margins program met with various nonprofit organizations in Los Angeles, including Watts Towers, where they speak with a representative about the organization’s sustainable garden.

Legislature: History, investigations and new laws

The 2019 session of the Legislature included controversy, compromise, surprise, new law and more.

Guy Palumbo (left) and Derek Stanford

With Palumbo out, capital gains tax gets real for Democrats

His successor could be the vote leaders need. But with elections in 2020, tax may be off the table.

Guy Palumbo (left) and Derek Stanford

A progressive argument for impeachment | Column

Another perspective for citizens unsure of the situation.

  • May 24, 2019