Opinion

Interim KCLS Director Stephen Smith

Column: KCLS unveils selections for best books of 2017

And the envelope, please… Continuing an end-of- year tradition that dates back more than 15 years, the King County Library System has chosen its Best… Continue reading

  • Dec 5, 2017
Interim KCLS Director Stephen Smith

Tax bill puts greed before all else, transfers wealth to those who have the most | Letter

Here’s what the Republican tax bill does: • Shovels a trillion dollars in tax breaks to giant corporations; • Gives gigantic tax cuts to super-rich… Continue reading

  • Dec 5, 2017

New trade agreement must include public health, environmental protections | Letter

Renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is underway. Imperative for U.S. negotiators is the removal of controversial NAFTA provisions that gave multi-national… Continue reading

  • Dec 4, 2017

Democracy’s cornerstone, a free press, is undermined by Trump’s cries of ‘fake news’ | Letter

Every time Trump proclaims something as “fake news,” he is attacking truth and the free press. If anyone has a problem with the truth, it’s… Continue reading

  • Nov 29, 2017

Voters need to expect more from elected officials than they got in 2017 | Letter

The 8th Congressional District needs to send change to Washington D.C. Little has been accomplished by Congress this year, even though the GOP controls both… Continue reading

  • Nov 29, 2017

Fill up on soup, art, with Empty Bowls event | Column

Artistic ability has never, literally, never had a place in my toolbox. Not drawing, not sculpting, not flower arranging. I needed patterns and paint by… Continue reading

Praise for positive changes, made to serve a purpose

Have you noticed it yet? The absolute best new feature of our recently updated website? If you haven’t, I’ll give you a hint — you… Continue reading

Inspiring Veterans’ Day concert deserves applause | Letter

Thanks from an audience member who attended the Snoqualmie Elementary School Veterans’ Day concert.

  • Nov 13, 2017

Veterans continue to serve us every day | Guest column

Every November, we honor our military veterans. What we sometimes overlook is that many veterans, after serving our country, return home to serve our communities… Continue reading

  • Nov 7, 2017

To my sea sisters — and all families of veterans | Guest Column

As my Navy recruiter waited in his car with the engine running at the top of our driveway, I stood with my parents on the… Continue reading

  • Nov 7, 2017

Drowsy driving is a national health and safety problem | Guest column

Eleven years ago, a drowsy-driving car wreck left me with injuries that still challenge me today. In the accident, my ankle was crushed so badly… Continue reading

  • Nov 7, 2017

Call your Congressman to stop Republican tax bill | Letter

I’m not sure what disturbs me more: Elected representatives who push a tax bill they tout will be relief for working class people, or gullible… Continue reading

  • Nov 6, 2017

Citizens’ quality of life has suffered with rapid development | Letter

The quality of life in Snoqualmie has decreased significantly in recent years due to rapid and unnecessary development. Snoqualmie does not currently have the water… Continue reading

  • Nov 1, 2017

Public safety is Gothelf’s priority; re-elect him to North Bend City Council | Letter

Today I am writing you to express my support of Alan Gothelf for North Bend City Council. Alan and I served for two years together… Continue reading

  • Nov 1, 2017

KCLS is committed to serving as cradle of democracy

King County Library System – A Cradle of Democracy On November 3, 1942, a shared vision of democratic ideals and equal access to information became… Continue reading

  • Nov 1, 2017

Column: Institutional voting knowledge won’t ever be lost

Remember when we used to have to figure out which voting precinct we lived in, and where we had to go to vote? How confusing… Continue reading

Siren restoration was funded by memorials, not Peterson estate | Letter

For those of you who haven’t seen the correction in the Snoqualmie Valley Record regarding the fire siren that blows at noon, please let me… Continue reading

  • Oct 31, 2017

Talent, qualifications, make Murphy good choice for King County Council, District 3 | Letter

Elect John Murphy. A few weeks ago, I had an opportunity to speak with John Murphy and his wife. John is running for Position 3… Continue reading

  • Oct 31, 2017

County Councilwoman Kathy Lambert is regular visitor to Valley communities | Letter

My husband and I moved to the Snoqualmie Valley 42 years ago on a windy November day. We made a deliberate choice to move to… Continue reading

  • Oct 30, 2017

Fletcher’s Falls Crossing solution is one reason for this voter’s support | Letter

I support Fuzzy Fletcher for mayor of Snoqualmie. I don’t want Snoqualmie to become another overcrowded city on Seattle’s Eastside. We cannot stop growth; however,… Continue reading

  • Oct 30, 2017