Opinion

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
James Whitfield

Leading with empathy in 2018 | Guest Column

As president and CEO of Leadership Eastside, I have an obligation to pay attention to leaders and leadership affecting our region. As we wrap 2017,… Continue reading

  • Dec 27, 2017
James Whitfield

Tribe supports Snoqualmie Riverwalk, wants alternative trail through protected property

Snoqualmie Falls and surrounding lands are sacred to the Snoqualmie People. We have lived in the area since time immemorial, and we follow the teachings… Continue reading

  • Dec 22, 2017

FBI actions are guided by law, not personal bias | Letter

Tainted FBI? Nonsense. Trump appointed Christopher Wray, a Republican, as FBI Director. The Department of Justice, which has jurisdiction over the FBI, is run by… Continue reading

  • Dec 20, 2017

GOP tax plan is bait and switch for all but billionaire class | Letter

GOP tax plan is bait and switch for all but billionaire class When con-artists pull a scam, they manipulate truth to trick their victims into… Continue reading

  • Dec 19, 2017

Thanks to state Attorney General for working to preserve open Internet | Letter

I want to thank Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson for fighting to preserve the open Internet. I do not want private corporations or Internet service… Continue reading

  • Dec 19, 2017

Paying more in taxes should improve communities, not make the rich a ruling class | Letter

The Republican tax-scam is bad for working Americans and for democracy. The bill will increase the incomes of the biggest corporations and wealthiest Americans, at… Continue reading

  • Dec 18, 2017

Diverging diamond interchange design won’t meet demands of area traffic | Letter

A diverging diamond intersection may look better, but is no substitute for the traffic-moving ability of ramps and fly-overs.

  • Dec 13, 2017

Holiday tradition requires a real tree

A perennial question we ask in December, for our Question of the Week feature, is “Real tree, or fake tree?” If you missed the answers… Continue reading

Subtle discrimination also needs to be addressed | Guest column

Many people are speaking out about inappropriate physical contact and remarks in the workplace. They are to be commended for their courage. It is also… Continue reading

  • Dec 12, 2017

‘Tis the season for sustainability | Guest column

Ready or not, the holidays are here! That means it’s time for friends, family, hot chocolate and, of course, gift giving. But with all that… Continue reading

  • Dec 6, 2017