Opinion

Letter: Rep. Reichert is responding to the constituents who put him in office

Rep. Reichert’s actions are exactly why I voted for him. President Trump…

  • Feb 15th, 2017

 

Letter: Talk to your state legislators about our nation’s policies

America is experiencing a time when many significant changes will soon take…

  • Feb 15th, 2017

 

King County Library System has accomplishment-filled 2016, prepares to celebrate 75th anniversary in 2017

It’s hard to believe 2017 is already here. If you’re like me,…

  • Feb 17th, 2017

 

Letter: Let’s champion the immigrants who are part of our community

We are a peaceful community here in Carnation. It is one of…

  • Feb 14th, 2017

Guest opinion: U.S. ban sparks old pain for 1989 immigrant

Editor’s note: This guest column from Helen Wang, describes her experience in…

  • Feb 10th, 2017

Letter: Where is Representative Reichert’s moral leadership?

Again, Representative Reichert has failed to show the moral leadership that his…

  • Feb 8th, 2017

Letter: Rep. Reichert is not responding on immigration issue

I thought your readers might be interested to know that Rep. Reichert…

  • Feb 7th, 2017

Column: New year has rough, but inspiring, start

Good-bye, January, you’ve been a difficult month. I won’t be sorry you’re…

Letter: Snoqualmie pastor says ‘Thank you, Muslim neighbors’

Saturday’s Meet Your Muslim Neighbors event at Timber Ridge Elementary was informative…

  • Feb 1st, 2017

Letter: Rep. Reichert’s door has always been open

I live in Congressman Dave Reichert’s district. I am a Democrat and…

  • Jan 31st, 2017

Reporter papers launch homelessness series

Volunteers found them sleeping in parking garages, in vehicles, under structures and…

  • Jan 26th, 2017

Letter: Reichert isn’t living up to his role as government official

The new Republican administration in Washington, D.C., is using “alternative facts” to…

  • Jan 25th, 2017

Letter: Rotary group has grant funding to award, apply soon

Snoqualmie Valley Rotary is soliciting grant applications for 2017. Rotary is an…

  • Jan 24th, 2017

Column: Make improved recycling the 2017 resolution you can keep

This is a monthly column by Michelle Metzler, head of Waste Management…

  • Jan 20th, 2017

Letter: Leash laws keep dogs safe

The story “Lost on a trail, missing Boxer finds help after four…

  • Jan 19th, 2017

Column: Ending discrimination is a job for all of us

Our weekly feature, the Question of the Week, can be a challenge…

  • Jan 19th, 2017

Letter: Outraged by Republican vote on independent ethics committee

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

  • Jan 18th, 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

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: 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

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

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

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

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

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

Column: Look back at challenges; look ahead to change

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

  • Dec 30th, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Column: Less holiday haste can mean more holiday waste

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

  • Dec 20th, 2016

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

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

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…