Opinion

Fancher will provide effective leadership on Snoqualmie Valley School Board | Letter

I’m endorsing and asking you to vote Gary Fancher to the Snoqualmie Valley School District Board. I had the pleasure of serving with Gary on… Continue reading

  • Oct 16, 2017

Johnson will bring thoughtfulness and commitment to school board | Letter

I am writing to encourage voters in the Snoqualmie Valley School District to vote for Melissa Johnson to join the school As a community, we… Continue reading

  • Oct 13, 2017

Re-elect Ross Loudenback to North Bend City Council Position 4 | Letter

Leadership, experience, dedication. These are the traits we expect our civic leaders to embody and they describe Ross Loudenback to a tee. To this, we… Continue reading

  • Oct 13, 2017

Re-elect MacLean for his attentive, thoughtful leadership on school board | Letter

Tavish MacLean is an essential member of the school board and should be reelected. While all board members have aspirations for children,Tavish recognizes we are… Continue reading

  • Oct 11, 2017

Sorting recyclable items from trash in an important step in the recycling process

Rolling recycling carts to the curb each week is a ritual shared in neighborhoods across the Snoqualmie community. Most of us do a great job… Continue reading

  • Oct 10, 2017

Fancher brings many, strong assets to Snoqualmie Valley School Board race | Letter

I wanted to share my experiences with conversations I‘ve had with Gary Fancher. I’ve known him for several years at the North Bend City Council.… Continue reading

  • Oct 9, 2017

We can learn from other countries on providing health care for all | Letter

My best friend and I celebrated our 40th anniversary by fulfilling her dream, going to Scotland. I got sick right after we arrived. After days… Continue reading

  • Oct 9, 2017

Johnson will help school board keep pace with student needs | Letter

As a long-time Valley resident and the father of two children who have attended Snoqualmie Valley School District schools, I’ve seen our district and its… Continue reading

  • Oct 9, 2017

Big Money is a problem in elections but candidates personal wealth is irrelevant | Letter

Many citizens would appreciate having elected officials whose personal wealth generally reflects the wealth of the voters who elect them. Big Money is a problem… Continue reading

  • Oct 9, 2017

Resident raises concerns about Snoqualmie Tribe’s candidate forum | Column

Here is a consideration for local voters regarding the Oct. 17 Snoqualmie Valley Candidate Forum, hosted by the Snoqualmie Tribe. Outside influences on elections are… Continue reading

  • Oct 9, 2017

Guest column: Mullet tells school board, cut levy in half, state money will be there

An open letter to the Snoqualmie Valley School Board: There has been much uncertainty spread throughout the education community about the impacts of the state’s… Continue reading

  • Oct 9, 2017

Firefighters thank community for record-setting support at pancake breakfast | Letter

The Snoqualmie Firefighters Association would like to thank all our Snoqualmie Valley residents, contributors and volunteers for their continued support and patronage through the years.… Continue reading

  • Oct 6, 2017

Snoqualmie Mayor and Council incumbents have the experience, dedication to keep city on right track | Letter

Mayor Matt Larson and council members Bob Jeans, Bryan Holloway and Kathi Prewitt have a proven record of outstanding dedication and service. Back in 2006,… Continue reading

  • Oct 5, 2017

Building on voter support: KCLS capital bond projects nearly done, all facilities to be proud of

Thirteen years ago, the King County Library System embarked on an ambitious, long-term capital improvement plan that has made KCLS one of the busiest and… Continue reading

  • Oct 5, 2017

Rules of the page for Valley letter-writers

North Bend’s City Administrator, Londi Lindell, gave me the perfect turn of phrase for this time of year, and it’s one I’ve been using, and… Continue reading

Michael Bennett needs to grow up, along with the NFL | Letter

Why is Michael Bennett claiming race as to why he was singled out by Las Vegas police (during an incident Aug. 26)? There were a… Continue reading

  • Oct 4, 2017

Government is supposed to be part of the solution, not part of the problem | Letter

Nine months ago, Republicans took control of Congress and the Presidency. In that time, they have proven their inability to govern. Republicans previously voted over… Continue reading

  • Oct 4, 2017

Fancher has the experience needed to help lead the school district | Letter

Valley residents have a terrific opportunity to help our school district as it grapples with the challenges of rising enrollment and rising expectations: Elect Gary… Continue reading

  • Oct 3, 2017

MacLean is the right choice for school board | Letter

Snoqualmie Valley School District is as dynamic as it is wide. The Board of Directors and SVSD staff are in the midst of some huge… Continue reading

  • Oct 2, 2017

Lifecycle thinking changes the way we look at packaging; recyclable materials aren’t always the lowest impact

Reducing waste and protecting the planet today calls for new ways of thinking. To achieve the greatest environmental benefit at a reasonable cost, the sustainability… Continue reading

  • Oct 2, 2017