Opinion

Letter: Fear-based politics are not true to the spirit of America

First, there’s the Statue of Liberty, that beacon of hope and freedom,…

  • Feb 22nd, 2017

 

Letter: Reader tells Reichert, ‘I’m a constituent, too’

Letter: Reader tells Reichert, ‘I’m a constituent, too’

  • Feb 22nd, 2017

 

Letter: Why did Rep. Reichert vote against forcing President Trump to release tax records?

The Ways and Means Committee voted not to force President Trump to…

  • Feb 23rd, 2017

 

Featured story of the month: ‘Meet your Muslim neighbors’ report

The last Friday of each month, the Valley Record dedicates some space…

Column: Love of Washington wines leads to discovery of wineries’ romantic histories

Before Wildflower, I wrote for Sip in Washington, my own Washington State wine blog. My background in wine originated through a long history in the restaurant industry and I was particularly focused on Italian wines.

  • Feb 24th, 2017

Column: How to be an all-star recycler: Focus on the basics to win big

By Michelle Metzler This is a monthly column by Michelle Metzler, Waste…

  • Feb 24th, 2017

Letter: Reminding the community of the reason for Baby Kimball memorial

Three years ago, on Feb. 12 our community was devastated by the…

  • Feb 22nd, 2017

Letter: A real environmentalist wouldn’t vote as Reichert did

Dave Reichert, representing us in Washington’s 8th Congressional District, touts himself as…

  • Feb 21st, 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: 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

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