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Letter: Outraged by Republican vote on independent ethics committee

All Americans, conservative and progressive alike, should remember and be outraged about…

  • Jan 18th, 2017

 

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Letter: Representative’s vote on ethics committee, later rescinded, still raises concerns

After hearing about the late night vote by the Republicans in the…

  • Jan 17th, 2017

 

Letter: Dog owner loves country life, appreciates leash laws too

To our community dog owners; My husband and I moved to Fall…

  • Jan 18th, 2017

 

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Letter: Report neglects to inform dog owners of leash laws, general etiquette

This week’s edition of your fine paper has a front page article…

  • Jan 17th, 2017
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Letter: Keeping an eye on Reichert following vote to abolish ethics committee

I have never been political in my life, but I am forced…

  • Jan 16th, 2017
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Letter: Take positive action, channel good, in North Bend letter-writing project Friday

We believe that encouraging mutual understanding, tolerance and participation among all citizens…

  • Jan 16th, 2017
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Guest opinion: Ray Conner leaves our region a better place

By Chris Gregoire Chris Gregoire was the 22nd governor of the state…

  • Jan 12th, 2017
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Letter: Family thanks all who helped in search for lost dog

Last Friday, we were hiking up the old Mailbox Peak trail with…

  • Jan 10th, 2017
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Letter: Special thanks from a Giving Tree shopper

To the person who donated the black-and-white checkered wallet to the Giving…

  • Dec 30th, 2016
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Column: Look back at challenges; look ahead to change

Every year around this time, a handful of magazines and websites put…

  • Dec 30th, 2016
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Column: KCLS Director closes out 2016 with personal list of best books

Public libraries play an integral part in meeting the needs of communities…

  • Dec 29th, 2016
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Letter: A hug from Kiwanis, to say thank you

Here’s a big hug to our wonderful community. Thanks to you 573…

  • Dec 24th, 2016
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Guest Opinion: Washington back yards are bursting with evidence of climate change

Contributed by Rachel Molloy Cherry trees began blooming at the start of…

  • Dec 22nd, 2016
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Guest opinion: The realities of maintaining North Bend’s small-town character

There has been much public dialogue and understandable frustration as our city has faced the pains of rapid growth since the lifting of the water moratorium several years ago. The city council shares both the concerns expressed by citizens and the desire to maintain the vision of small-town character and high quality of life for this town we love.

  • Dec 20th, 2016
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Opinion: Making a pint-sized contribution could just make a difference

If you ever want to feel really important, give blood. From the…

  • Dec 16th, 2016
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Column: Less holiday haste can mean more holiday waste

A monthly column about the world of recycling, diversion and sustainability seen…

  • Dec 20th, 2016
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Letter: Hostile sign is embarrassment to the city and entire Valley

Although I have strong social and political beliefs, I have never tried…

  • Dec 15th, 2016

Letter: Blue, or black, the idea should be that All Lives Matter

I feel a broader perspective is needed and that usually comes with…

  • Dec 14th, 2016
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Top Ten Ways to Make KCLS a Part of Your Holiday Celebrations

King County Library System is a tremendous resource all year round. From the Summer Reading Program to robotics classes to an armful of good books to keep you company on a long weekend, amazing adventures often begin at your public library.

  • Dec 9th, 2016
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Letter: Raise N.E. 124th Street to prevent frequent flood closures

Residents of the Snoqualmie Valley have always experienced the repercussions of flooding…

  • Dec 7th, 2016

Letter: Honorable careers don’t give people permission to disrespect others

This is a response to Art Farash’s letter to the editor in…

  • Nov 30th, 2016

Deaf ears for hate speech

Washington State has eight, repeat, eight active hate groups in operation, according…

  • Nov 25th, 2016

Letter: Giving thanks, and Happy Thanksgiving, from Snoqualmie Valley Food Bank

During this season of Thanksgiving, I wanted to take a moment to…

  • Nov 22nd, 2016

Opinion: Open letter to a changed America

Dear President-elect Trump, Well, you’ve done it, and I must congratulate you…

Letter: Thanks for the police blotter laugh

Thanks for the laugh I got from the last sentence of the…

  • Nov 17th, 2016

Letter: Fire districts appreciate voter participation in November election

I want to thank voters for participating in the recent election. Our…

  • Nov 16th, 2016

Saluting veterans in Snoqualmie: Before they served our community, they served our country

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  • Nov 16th, 2016

Letter: Open letter to GOPAC leaders on violations of election privacy laws

I am writing to you, Chairman David Avella, and Executive Director of…

  • Nov 17th, 2016

Opinion: Paying the price of drowsy driving

By William Shaw Publisher Imagine this: You’ve enjoyed a fun weekend in…

  • Nov 8th, 2016

Opinion: Welcome to the new, improved ValleyRecord.com

Notice anything different about us lately? If you’re reading this on your…

  • Nov 4th, 2016

Opinion: King County Library System seeks input on 2017 budget

The King County Library System has a long history of strong support…

  • Nov 4th, 2016

Letter: Thanks from the Snoqualmie firefighter pancake breakfast

The Snoqualmie Firefighters Association thanks all our Snoqualmie Valley residents, contributors and…

  • Nov 2nd, 2016

Letter: This millenial is optimistic about election choices

Fall is here, pumpkin spice lattes, ballots in our mailboxes, and discouraged sighing about the election sprinkling my Facebook wall. As a millennial, maybe I’m supposed to feel glum about the whole thing—but nothing could be further from the truth.

  • Nov 2nd, 2016

Letter | Rodne doesn’t deserve liberal slander

An​d​ I am a voter who is sick​​ and tired of seeing Jay Rodne unfairly slandered by those who are spreading the liberal agenda in this forum and accusing Jay of promoting hatred.

  • Nov 1st, 2016

Opinion: King County Library System seeks input on 2017 budget

The King County Library System has a long history of strong support from its community. As an independent taxing district, KCLS provides citizens who live within the district a direct voice in library funding. That voice has sent a consistent message that libraries are valuable and dynamic community institutions, and continuing support over the years has demonstrated that residents want it to stay that way.

  • Nov 1st, 2016

Letter: Thanks from the Snoqualmie firefighter pancake breakfast

The Snoqualmie Firefighters Association thanks all our Snoqualmie Valley residents, contributors and volunteers for their continued support and patronage through the years of our annual pancake breakfast and silent auction. This year’s event, Aug. 20, was a huge success with record setting attendance.

  • Nov 1st, 2016

Letter: This millenial is optimistic about election choices

Fall is here, pumpkin spice lattes, ballots in our mailboxes, and discouraged sighing about the election sprinkling my Facebook wall. As a millennial, maybe I’m supposed to feel glum about the whole thing—but nothing could be further from the truth.

  • Nov 1st, 2016

Ballot-box blues: What’s a voter to do?

Every year, when my ballot appears in my mailbox, I feel a little pang of loss. It reminds me that I don’t get to vote in person any more, don’t get to go into the church basement, and chat with the election volunteers, don’t get to find out if the trick for finding my name in the voter list — the second one after all the Andersons — still works, don’t get to watch as the ballot box whooshes my marked ballot back and down into the “vault” in the bottom.

Letter: Inconsiderate leaf peepers invited to stay off private property

There is a place in the Valley with a long tree-lined drive where the trees turn scarlet in the fall and Mount Si overlooks the site. It is a breath-taking view that many people enjoy.

  • Nov 1st, 2016

Letter: Initiative 732 will increase already-high gasoline tax

Initiative 732 seeks to impose a carbon emission tax on fossil fuels that would start at $15 per metric ton of carbon dioxide emitted, rising to $25 per ton in 2018 and rising at 3.5 percent per year until it reaches $100 per ton.

  • Nov 1st, 2016