Opinion

Guest column: Washingtonians wanted to test-drive pay-by-mile plan

Washington, along with every state in the nation, utilizes a gas tax to provide a major source of funding for roads and bridges. It has been a reliable workhorse for decades, but its future sustainability is uncertain as vehicles become more fuel-efficient and alternative fuel sources emerge.

  • Apr 28th, 2017

 

Climate change is real and our Representatives should recognize that | Letter

I have survived into my 70s without getting involved in politics. But…

  • Apr 28th, 2017

 

Thoughts for Rep. Reichert from town hall meeting he missed | Letter

To Representative Dave Reichert (WA-8) who chose not to attend the Town…

  • Apr 27th, 2017

 

Assessor: Special levies for basic services is unsustainable funding model | Letter

It’s that time of year again: property tax statements have recently come…

  • Apr 26th, 2017

Lower Valley needs data on flooding causes, not more meetings | Letter

King County should be embarrased at presenting the most recent attempt at…

  • Apr 26th, 2017

Peterson family expresses gratitude for support of church and city | Letter

Our family would like to express our heartfelt thanks to Pastor Lee…

  • Apr 25th, 2017

Community needs to look at all options for wildfire prevention | Letter

A big thank you to the Firewise Communities Program and Fall City…

  • Apr 25th, 2017

Thanks for the opportunity to serve your communities, and farewell | Letter

I feel lucky to have grown up in Monroe, which I consider…

  • Apr 25th, 2017

‘Our Town’ play is enjoyable, local | Letter

Do you like plays? I do, and saw a fantastic one recently,…

  • Apr 25th, 2017

Rep. Reichert still voting to keep the wool over our eyes | Letter

Representative Reichert has voted three times to keep the Republican president’s taxes…

  • Apr 19th, 2017

How to put proposed carbon tax to good use | Letter

In November, Washington voters rejected what would have been the nation’s first…

  • Apr 18th, 2017

Snoqualmie was lucky to have Charles Peterson | Letter

I had the pleasure of working with Chuck Peterson while serving on…

  • Apr 18th, 2017

Column: Snoqualmie City Councilman Charles Peterson was many things to this person

This week, I wasn’t planning to write a column — I was…

  • Apr 13th, 2017

Volunteer at Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center | Letter

Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center is a great place to volunteer. You…

  • Apr 12th, 2017

Guest column: Creating energy from our garbage? That’s a bright idea.

By Michelle Metzler Washington residents are really good at recycling. We recycle…

  • Apr 7th, 2017

Letter: President’s abandoned hotel deal would have violated sanctions, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

According to Adam Davidson’s recent article in the New Yorker (March 13),…

  • Apr 6th, 2017

Snoqualmie Police are professional, always willing to listen | Letter

I would like to respond to a recent letter to the editor…

  • Apr 5th, 2017

Committee votes show how Reichert would have voted on health care plan | Letter

Congressman Reichert may feel that he dodged a bullet by not having…

  • Apr 5th, 2017

Letter: Valley police need more to do

I am a crusader by nature and I am here to announce…

  • Mar 31st, 2017

TrumpCare is a Tax Cut for the Wealthy | Letter

I am disgusted and insulted by Representative Reichert’s support for the Republicans…

  • Mar 30th, 2017

We deserve better than Reichert’s avoidance of town hall meetings with constituents | Letter

I’m writing to voice my displeasure and frustration with Rep. Dave Reichert…

  • Mar 30th, 2017

Featured story of the month: North is Bend building a bike park

Sometimes, it’s easy to predict which stories will take off when they…

  • Mar 30th, 2017

Letter: EF&R is always ready to serve the entire community

Eastside Fire and Rescue shares your concern about the rising tide of…

  • Mar 28th, 2017

Column: It’s March, time to meet the teachers

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

  • Mar 30th, 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