Opinion

Holidays are a good time to take stock of older family members’ needs

  • Nov 26, 2014 at 1:21PM

The holiday season is one of the few times that families get together. That may be both a wake-up moment when people realize an elderly loved one needs help, and an opportunity to get everyone on the same page, strategize and make a plan to care for an aging relative. So, perhaps this year, your family has the opportunity to gather around the kitchen table for both treats and a talk.

 

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Creative thoughts for downtown during a busy road-work holiday season

  • Nov 20, 2014 at 11:05AM

Last week, the Snoqualmie City Council kept an open mind (and open pocketbook to the tune of $12,000) for the Snoqualmie Valley Chamber of Commerce’s Winter Magic festival. The plan, now in the permitting stage, is to put an artificial skating rink downtown and on the Ridge during holidays, welcoming families for ice skating and other outdoor fun. The Chamber, first under Nate Perea, now with Director Lizzy Billington, has been working for about a year to get some kind of rink downtown.

Opinion | Carnation cops vote should have been like North Bend’s

  • Nov 17, 2014 at 12:17PM

Last Tuesday’s election results show that Snoqualmie Police have earned the trust of North Bend residents in the nine months since they assumed patrol duties from King County.

At the wheel? Better wake up; It's Drowsy Driving Week

  • Nov 6, 2014 at 4:08PM

Governor Jay Inslee has proclaimed this week, November 2 to 9, as Drowsy Driving Prevention Week in Washington state. While this proclamation is a significant step towardsdrowsy driving awareness and prevention, there is much more that needs to be done to keep this pandemic off of our roads and highways. We must change attitudes about drowsy driving first.

Metro bus changes postponed, what now? | Opinion

  • Oct 14, 2014 at 3:25PM

Even as a rare bus rider, I was pleased to see King County put the brakes on the second round of cuts to Metro bus service in February. We already had plenty of cuts last month. Following the defeat of Proposition 1 in April of this year, the County Executive had asked the County Council to approve legislation that would reduce Metro bus service by 550,000 hours between September 2014 and September 2015.

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