Opinion

American Lung Association applauds Larson’s opposition to repeal of Clean Power Plan | Letter

The American Lung Association applauds Snoqualmie Mayor Matthew R. Larson for standing up for the health of our youth and families by joining 235 other… Continue reading

  • Feb 26, 2018

WNPA responds to legislator’s emergency passage of public disclosure exemption | Opinion

The Washington Newspaper Publishers Association is deeply disturbed by the Legislature’s action to limit the public’s right to know. As of Friday, the state’s lawmakers… Continue reading

  • Feb 26, 2018

Petzold is partisan and wrong; more liberal Democrats are not the solution to gun violence | Letter

I read with interest any ideas that are offered about solving violence in our schools. It is incumbent on us all, as parents, to offer… Continue reading

  • Feb 23, 2018

School shooting inspires a new take on Niemöller’s ‘First they came’ | Letter

First they shot up Columbine High School. But I didn’t say anything because I didn’t live there, and I love my gun.

  • Feb 21, 2018

Hope springs from Florida school shooting, in youth movement | Letter

There is a sliver of hope amidst the utter gloom of the recent Florida incident. Eyebrows may be raised at my characterization of the Parkland… Continue reading

  • Feb 20, 2018

If our leaders won’t change gun laws, it’s time to change our leaders| Letter

I couldn’t sleep last Wednesday. I tossed and turned, the images of the students in Florida walking out of their school, single file, their Valentine’s… Continue reading

  • Feb 20, 2018

King County wasn’t named for Dr. King, but renamed | Letter

While perusing your website, I came across a headline (Martin Luther King’s county, announcing the new Seattleland podcast) and an error in fact. Namely, that… Continue reading

  • Feb 20, 2018

Talk to legislators about importance of gun violence prevention bills now | Letter

Like many, I am devastated by the news of yet another gun violence tragedy in our country. I hope to never experience the pain and… Continue reading

  • Feb 20, 2018

Give President Trump a chance | Letter

Why is it that when Clinton and Obama said we needed a wall there was no uproar? But because Trump wants one, the Dems throw… Continue reading

  • Feb 14, 2018

Community support made Snoqualmie Valley Food Bank a reality | Letter

The Board of Directors of the Snoqualmie Valley Food Bank, now celebrating its fifth anniversary, would like to thank the Snoqualmie Valley communities for their… Continue reading

  • Feb 13, 2018

Tell legislators we need progressive school funding model | Letter

As the McCleary tax bills are coming out, voters are starting to realize what a terrible bargain our legislators struck last year to almost meet… Continue reading

  • Feb 12, 2018

Replace Nunes as House Intelligence Committee chairperson | Letter

The actions of House Intelligence Committee chair, Devin Nunes, undoubtedly makes Vladimir Putin happy. Nunes was recently shown classified FBI documents under the condition that… Continue reading

  • Feb 12, 2018

Five reasons to love your recycling driver | Column

How sweet it is! February is the month for love, for reminding friends and family just how much we care. But what about the folks… Continue reading

  • Feb 8, 2018

Greetings from new KCLS Director | Column

As the new Director of the King County Library System, I am excited to relocate to the beautiful Pacific Northwest, and am honored to be… Continue reading

  • Feb 7, 2018

Rossi works with both sides of the aisle; attack on his bipartisanship is laughable | Letter

The attacks on Dino Rossi (“Rossi’s partisan politics don’t belong in Congress,” Feb. 5) are unfounded and baseless. In that letter, a political activist claims… Continue reading

  • Feb 7, 2018

Good-bye to a Carnation story-teller | Column

Living and working the small-town newspaper life is a great way to collect stories and people. I have many happy memories, stretching back to my… Continue reading

One Snoqualmie employee doesn’t deserve honors | Letter

In reference to the 2017 city of Snoqualmie outstanding employees awards, I’m sure most all of the recipients of this award were well deserving. However,… Continue reading

  • Feb 6, 2018

Support voting rights, civics education, for stronger democracy | Letter

I am writing to encourage my fellow Valley residents to write, email, or call their state representatives (Sen. Mark Mullet, Rep. Jay Rodne, and Rep.… Continue reading

  • Feb 5, 2018

School levy will support student access to nursing services | Letter

Please vote yes for Snoqualmie Valley School District schools because every child deserves a school nurse. Many parents are surprised to learn that there is… Continue reading

  • Feb 5, 2018

Urge local legislators to support automatic voter registration| Letter

I recently had the pleasure of hearing Washington’s Secretary of State, Kim Wyman, speak about one of the most important rights and responsibilities of citizenship… Continue reading

  • Feb 5, 2018