Opinion

Editorial: Tariffs on newsprint a threat to newspapers

U.S. tariffs on Canadian paper have surged costs for newspapers with little benefit for U.S. mills.

  • Mar 28, 2018

Snoqualmie Valley Record joins forces with Eastside papers to serve you better

You may have noticed a new style in this week’s Reporter. A sleek black masthead and even a few new elements. But now that you’ve… Continue reading

Assault weapons ban will prevent mass shootings more effectively than hiking the age to buy them | Letter

As a Marine, I spent a year of my life packing an M-60 machine gun all over Vietnam back in 1969 and part of 1970.… Continue reading

  • Mar 8, 2018

Bring some green into your spring cleaning

Sure, there’s been rain, snow and hail lately, but believe it or not, spring is almost here. Before we know it, it will be time… Continue reading

  • Mar 7, 2018

King County Libraries are among the busiest in the nation | Guest Column

Every spring, King County Library System presents its annual report to the Board of Trustees. Our “Year in Review” is a compilation of stories, statistics,… Continue reading

Unfinished stories, many thanks and new responsibilities | Farewell Column

Good-bye everybody. This is my last column for the Valley Record. It’s not the column I had expected to write at the end of my… Continue reading

Global warming is the greatest moral crisis of our time | Letter

What do “freedom” and “patriotism” really mean? In an effort to convince enough Americans to vote against their own vital interests, Republicans have co-opted much… Continue reading

  • Mar 6, 2018

‘Partisan’ letter highlights the division in the U.S. | Letter

I thank David Stevens for his letter attacking Chris Petzold because it so clearly illustrates our divided nation. Petzold’s letter is filled with empathy, pain… Continue reading

  • Mar 5, 2018

In defense of Petzold and critical thinking | Letter

I was born in 1947, and yes, my generation has failed the next generation in many ways. David Stevens didn’t hit a single one of… Continue reading

  • Mar 5, 2018

Newspaper delivery method just isn’t delivering | Letter

I love reading the Valley Record for its local news but I really have to question the delivery method when the papers litter the streets… Continue reading

  • Feb 28, 2018

Don’t blame the Republicans for wanting to protect America | Letter

I shudder when I read about the fear tactics that blame mass shootings on guns over and over. Let’s look at facts for a change.… Continue reading

  • Feb 26, 2018

Open letter to Rodne: Correct your voting mistake on public records act | Letter

To Rep. Jay Rodne: I am thoroughly disgusted by your actions on Feb. 23. It sickens me that you are “voted by the people and… Continue reading

  • Feb 26, 2018

Tell legislators to eliminate roadblocks to gun law reform | Letter

Another mass school shooting breaks our hearts. Yet Congress refuses to legislate universal background checks that most Americans want. A June 2016 CNN/ORC poll found… Continue reading

  • Feb 26, 2018

American Lung Association applauds Larson’s opposition to repeal of Clean Power Plan | Letter

The American Lung Association applauds Snoqualmie Mayor Matthew R. Larson for standing up for the health of our youth and families by joining 235 other… Continue reading

  • Feb 26, 2018

WNPA responds to legislator’s emergency passage of public disclosure exemption | Opinion

The Washington Newspaper Publishers Association is deeply disturbed by the Legislature’s action to limit the public’s right to know. As of Friday, the state’s lawmakers… Continue reading

  • Feb 26, 2018

Petzold is partisan and wrong; more liberal Democrats are not the solution to gun violence | Letter

I read with interest any ideas that are offered about solving violence in our schools. It is incumbent on us all, as parents, to offer… Continue reading

  • Feb 23, 2018

School shooting inspires a new take on Niemöller’s ‘First they came’ | Letter

First they shot up Columbine High School. But I didn’t say anything because I didn’t live there, and I love my gun.

  • Feb 21, 2018

Hope springs from Florida school shooting, in youth movement | Letter

There is a sliver of hope amidst the utter gloom of the recent Florida incident. Eyebrows may be raised at my characterization of the Parkland… Continue reading

  • Feb 20, 2018

If our leaders won’t change gun laws, it’s time to change our leaders| Letter

I couldn’t sleep last Wednesday. I tossed and turned, the images of the students in Florida walking out of their school, single file, their Valentine’s… Continue reading

  • Feb 20, 2018

King County wasn’t named for Dr. King, but renamed | Letter

While perusing your website, I came across a headline (Martin Luther King’s county, announcing the new Seattleland podcast) and an error in fact. Namely, that… Continue reading

  • Feb 20, 2018