Opinion

School levies will support equal, expanded language program, STEM, music programs | Letter

As a middle school social studies teacher, I see every day how the Educational Programs & Operations and the Technology renewal levies will benefit our… Continue reading

  • Jan 29, 2018

Church on the Ridge apologizes for evening fireworks | Letter

Dear Snoqualmie community, two weeks ago, on Jan. 10, you may have heard a firework going off at about 8 p.m. We are writing you… Continue reading

  • Jan 29, 2018

How much big business should we tolerate? | Column

There’s a give-and-take that comes along, part and parcel, with living in the Snoqualmie Valley. It’s part of life in many other small cities, of… Continue reading

Wondering about councilwoman’s opposing vote | Letter

Several years ago I made a New Year’s resolution to read the local paper to know more what goes on in this Valley. (Last) week’s… Continue reading

  • Jan 22, 2018

School district relies on, appreciates, local levy support | Guest column

This week, registered voters in our community will be receiving ballots for the Feb. 13 election. The ballot will include two school district levy propositions,… Continue reading

  • Jan 22, 2018

Democrats, where are your solutions? | Letter

I do not understand why the Democrats do not try and tell us how to turn our country around. They don’t seem to have any… Continue reading

  • Jan 19, 2018

Past school board members: Levies are essential for our schools | Letter

As former members of the Snoqualmie Valley School District Board of Directors, we are united in our endorsement of the measures on the February ballot.… Continue reading

  • Jan 19, 2018

Vote ‘Yes’ for school replacement levies | Letter

I am writing to urge Snoqualmie Valley School District voters to support the replacement EP&O and Technology levies. Our current levies fund many essential materials,… Continue reading

  • Jan 19, 2018

Look for Cackling Geese resting in Valley this winter | Letter

During my daily dog walks in the Upper Valley, I get to experience the wonder of this area. This winter, we are fortunate to be… Continue reading

  • Jan 19, 2018

President’s racist, sexist behavior must be called out as unacceptable | Letter

President Trump is smugly proud of being a racist and a sexist. By his own actions and words he treats white people differently than blacks… Continue reading

  • Jan 15, 2018
Gov. Jay Inslee speaks with Sound Publishing staff during a meeting on Jan. 20 at the Bellevue Reporter office. Photo by Matt Phelps/Kirkland Reporter

Judge delivers crushing blow to Inslee’s Clean Air Rule

It was the centerpiece of the governor’s crusade against climate change. Now it’s gone.

Gov. Jay Inslee speaks with Sound Publishing staff during a meeting on Jan. 20 at the Bellevue Reporter office. Photo by Matt Phelps/Kirkland Reporter

For opponents of a carbon tax, an initiative threat looms

If legislators don’t act on the governor’s legislation, a plan could land on the November ballot.

Inslee: ‘It’s our state’s destiny … to fight climate change’

In his State-of-the-State address, the governor made the case for an ambitious carbon tax.

Workers shouldn’t trust Trump as President | Letter

Trump promised to bring back coal jobs, but he has failed to produce meaningful action. Coal power plants are still shutting down. Adding insult to… Continue reading

  • Jan 15, 2018

Interim library director says farewell | Column

What a busy and eventful year this has been. As I write my last column as interim director, it is a great time to reflect… Continue reading

  • Jan 9, 2018

Presidential attacks threaten our rule of law | Letter

Our rule of law is in jeopardy with the attacks on the Department of Justice, FBI, judges, and Special Counsel (Robert) Mueller.Trump complains that the… Continue reading

  • Jan 8, 2018

President’s barrage of untruths is undermining our democracy | Letter

The President of the United States is spreading propaganda that threatens our democracy. He has told innumerable untruths starting with false inauguration crowd numbers, that… Continue reading

  • Jan 8, 2018

Tax reform package creates uneven playing field | Letter

Americans believe in a level playing field, that the same rules should apply to everybody. I do too. Playing by a different set of rules… Continue reading

  • Jan 5, 2018

Recycling Resolutions for a Greener 2018 | Guest column

It’s the most optimistic time of the year. The gyms are packed, classes are at capacity, and we’re all making lists of ambitious goals to… Continue reading

  • Jan 3, 2018

How hard can we fight this year for climate justice? | Letter

Los Angeles was being devastated by fire, two months after the terrible fires in northern Calif., as the Republican Congress passed a tax bill with… Continue reading

  • Jan 2, 2018