Opinion

Don C. Brunell is a business analyst, writer and columnist. He recently retired as president of the Association of Washington Business, the state’s oldest and largest business organization, and now lives in Vancouver. He can be contacted at thebrunells@msn.com.

Bracing for bigger changes in a COVID world | Brunell

Now that vaccines are available, we hope our lives will return to the way they were before the coronavirus pandemic blanketed the globe. That is… Continue reading

 

Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.

Legislators of color will have impact on 2021 session | Roegner

The 2021 session of the Legislature has kicked off with virtual participation in deference to the coronavirus. Leadership of each legislative session usually comes from… Continue reading

 

Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.

A legislative session like no other we’ve seen | Roegner

In even numbered years such as 2020, the legislative session is only 60 days long so that all the House members can get home to… Continue reading

 

Don C. Brunell is a business analyst, writer and columnist. He recently retired as president of the Association of Washington Business, the state’s oldest and largest business organization, and now lives in Vancouver. He can be contacted at thebrunells@msn.com.

Wind turbine blades become key ingredient in cement | Brunell

Would you believe that in the future when a cement truck shows up to pour your foundation or patio, the mixture will likely contain ground-up… Continue reading

Don C. Brunell is a business analyst, writer and columnist. He recently retired as president of the Association of Washington Business, the state’s oldest and largest business organization, and now lives in Vancouver. He can be contacted at thebrunells@msn.com.
Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.

Public officials say and do the darndest things | Roegner

As Will Rogers used to say, “I only know what I read in the paper.” For most of the year, I write about serious topics… Continue reading

Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.
Roger Ledbetter is a politically-active resident of the Valley. He and his family have lived in Snoqualmie since 1979. Contact him through the editor by email: editor@valleyrecord.com.

Democracy has another chance, here and beyond | Commentary

In the 2014 German movie “Look Who’s Back,” there is a puff of smoke at the building where Hitler shot himself, and a man in… Continue reading

  • Dec 11, 2020
Roger Ledbetter is a politically-active resident of the Valley. He and his family have lived in Snoqualmie since 1979. Contact him through the editor by email: editor@valleyrecord.com.
Don C. Brunell is a business analyst, writer and columnist. He recently retired as president of the Association of Washington Business, the state’s oldest and largest business organization, and now lives in Vancouver. He can be contacted at thebrunells@msn.com.

E-waste reduction requires innovative approaches | Brunell

One of the biggest challenges of the 21st century is dealing with the progress of the 20th century — especially old computers, monitors, cellular phones… Continue reading

Don C. Brunell is a business analyst, writer and columnist. He recently retired as president of the Association of Washington Business, the state’s oldest and largest business organization, and now lives in Vancouver. He can be contacted at thebrunells@msn.com.
Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.

Why not call a special session of the Legislature? | Roegner

Why not call a special session of the Legislature? That question has come up several times through out the past year, usually by Republicans due… Continue reading

Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.
Guest columnist Greg Asimakoupoulos is chaplain at Covenant Living at the Shores in Mercer Island.

A Thanksgiving to remember | Guest column

“Pass the yams! And pass the turkey! Pass the iPad, too! I want to Facetime with my family. Though quarantined from loved ones, I am… Continue reading

Guest columnist Greg Asimakoupoulos is chaplain at Covenant Living at the Shores in Mercer Island.
William Shaw is General Manager of the Snoqualmie Valley Record. Contact: wshaw@valleyrecord.com.

Let us give wings to nonprofits and charities in the valley

While we personally and collectively struggle with the effects of COVID-19 in our families, our neighborhoods and our towns, this terrible pandemic’s continuing shadow certainly… Continue reading

William Shaw is General Manager of the Snoqualmie Valley Record. Contact: wshaw@valleyrecord.com.
Don C. Brunell is a business analyst, writer and columnist. He recently retired as president of the Association of Washington Business, the state’s oldest and largest business organization, and now lives in Vancouver. He can be contacted at thebrunells@msn.com.

Be thankful for diversity in the U.S. military | Brunell

Diversity in the ranks has been the lifeline of our all-volunteer military, but it wasn’t always that way. As we celebrate Veterans Day, we ought… Continue reading

Don C. Brunell is a business analyst, writer and columnist. He recently retired as president of the Association of Washington Business, the state’s oldest and largest business organization, and now lives in Vancouver. He can be contacted at thebrunells@msn.com.
Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.

Democrats were the big election winners in WA | Roegner

In a referendum on President Donald Trump, voters nationwide turned out big and made Joe Biden President-elect. Biden won’t have an easy job, as there… Continue reading

Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.
Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.

Time to predict November’s election winners | Roegner

A look at statewide offices in Washington.

Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.
William Shaw is General Manager of the Snoqualmie Valley Record. Contact: wshaw@valleyrecord.com.

Here in the Valley and beyond, we are all connected

COVID-19’s continuing shadow certainly does not dim the bright light of kindness and generosity that resonates in our Valley. During this pandemic, most of us… Continue reading

William Shaw is General Manager of the Snoqualmie Valley Record. Contact: wshaw@valleyrecord.com.
Woman holding a condom. Courtesy photo

Editorial: Referendum 90 serves parents’ choice, kids’ health

It assures — at parents’ option — all K-12 students can get age-appropriate sexual health education.

Woman holding a condom. Courtesy photo
Andy Hobbs is editor of the Snoqualmie Valley Record. Contact ahobbs@soundpublishing.com.

Share your thoughts with the Snoqualmie Valley Record

The Snoqualmie Valley Record wants to hear from you. As your editor, I cherish feedback from readers. We want these opinion pages to better reflect… Continue reading

Andy Hobbs is editor of the Snoqualmie Valley Record. Contact ahobbs@soundpublishing.com.
Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.

In politics, why is everything blue or red? | Roegner

The election could get even stranger.

Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.
Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.

I-940: Good policy, but watch closely | Roegner

State law regarding use of deadly force is finally seeing results in 2020.

Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.
Roger Ledbetter is a politically-active resident of the Valley. He and his family have lived in Snoqualmie since 1979. Contact him through the editor by email: editor@valleyrecord.com.

How to make Americans neighbors again

Claiming to accept Jesus as your personal savior is not a vaccine for racism.

  • Oct 8, 2020
Roger Ledbetter is a politically-active resident of the Valley. He and his family have lived in Snoqualmie since 1979. Contact him through the editor by email: editor@valleyrecord.com.
Cartoon by Frank Shiers

Editorial: Let’s clear the air on wildfires, climate change

Agreement and commitment is needed to address the causes of wildfires and climate change.

Cartoon by Frank Shiers