Play nice: Voters should show 
candidates they oppose 
the same respect 
as those they support

  • Oct 2, 2015 at 12:40PM

The Snoqualmie Valley has developed a reputation for, and I’ll admit it, an expectation of calm, quiet, even bucolic serenity. Most of the time, it’s a well-deserved reputation.


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‘Fully funded’ needs new definition

  • Sep 25, 2015 at 10:00AM

It hasn’t been a local issue, but the threat of teachers’ strikes has been a looming one this fall. Unless you’ve managed to avoid all forms of media, you can’t live in this area and not know that Seattle teachers were on strike for a few days this school year. You also can’t miss the connection to the state legislature’s funding problems, called on by school districts and the supreme court to fully fund basic education, but never quite managing it.

Backing up: Snoqualmie’s new reverse-angle parking 
may take getting used-to, but appears to be working 
as well as predicted

  • Sep 11, 2015 at 12:02PM

Reverse is not my favorite direction of travel, unless I’m not the one driving, or we’re talking about amusement park rides. On this point, I thought, I was in the majority — everyone has a minor-disaster-while-backing-up story from their days of learning to drive, right?

Getting more students to graduation Snoqualmie Valley District launches school year with goals for improving graduation rate By Joel Aune, Snoqualmie Valley School District Superintendent

  • Aug 28, 2015 at 9:00AM

Next week, we will welcome more than 6,500 students back from the summer break as the 2015-16 school year gets underway. They will be coming back to schools where principals, teachers, and support staff are doing some truly exceptional work to ensure our students enjoy a successful school experience. In fact, the level of student achievement in our schools continues to be on par with the highest performing schools in the entire state.

How things should work: To fix something, even a government policy, start by figuring out how 
it’s supposed to work

  • Aug 21, 2015 at 10:00AM

Cynicism is one of my strongest suits. It hasn’t always served me well, but it’s become a habit that I don’t often see the benefit of breaking.

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