Opinion

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
Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman. Courtesy photo

Editorial: Keep Wyman as defender of state’s election system

Kim Wyman, a Republican, has helped expand access to voting and improved election security.

Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman. Courtesy photo
Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.

Republican’s write-in campaign highlights post-primary intrigue | Roegner

Can former Bothell mayor beat two Democrats for lieutenant governor post?

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

When a light goes out in the Valley | Shaw

Message from the Valley Record

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

What does it mean to violate the Hatch Act? | Roegner

The federal law was established in 1939.

Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.
Washington State Capitol Building in Olympia. File photo

Editorial: State lawmakers shouldn’t wait to start budget work

Making tough choices on cuts and revenue can’t wait until next year and hopes for better news.

Washington State Capitol Building in Olympia. File photo
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.

Election anxiety: This is not hyperbole | Guest column

Is it possible to be shocked and not surprised at the same time?

  • Sep 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.
Rico Thomas, left, has been a clerk in the Fuel Center/Mini Mart at Safeway in Federal Way for the past 5 years. Kyong Barry, right, has been with Albertsons for 18 years and is a front end supervisor in Auburn. Both are active members of UFCW 21. Courtesy photos

Grocery store workers deserve respect and hazard pay | Guest column

As grocery store workers in King County, we experience the hard, cold realities of the COVID-19 pandemic every single day. And despite the fact that… Continue reading

  • Sep 3, 2020
Rico Thomas, left, has been a clerk in the Fuel Center/Mini Mart at Safeway in Federal Way for the past 5 years. Kyong Barry, right, has been with Albertsons for 18 years and is a front end supervisor in Auburn. Both are active members of UFCW 21. Courtesy photos
Editorial: Honor 100 years of suffrage with your ballot

Editorial: Honor 100 years of suffrage with your ballot

Women’s right to vote was recognized 100 years ago; we need to use the ballots women fought for.

Editorial: Honor 100 years of suffrage with your ballot
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Editorial: Make certain you count in 2020 census

Snoqualmie is among the top local cities with about 81.7 percent of households completing the census. North Bend also ranks above the state average at 76 percent.

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Don Brunell

Why we should reconsider nuclear power | Brunell

If Americans are to receive all of their electricity without coal and natural gas by 2035, they will need nuclear power. Even if Washingtonians, who… Continue reading

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

Primary election was big for Democrats in statewide races | Roegner

Secretary of State Kim Wyman is the lone Republican who looks strong heading into November.

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.

Should the King County sheriff be elected or appointed? | Roegner

In addition to candidate races this November, there will be policy questions for the public to approve or reject. One that is returning to the… Continue reading

Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.
A large webset offset printing press running a long roll off paper over its rollers at high speed. File photo

Editorial: Tax credit proposal would aid local journalism

Bipartisan legislation in the U.S. House would offer tax credits to advertisers and subscribers.

  • Aug 14, 2020
A large webset offset printing press running a long roll off paper over its rollers at high speed. File photo
Don Brunell

Coronavirus comeback for Alaska Airlines?

It is no secret that airlines were clobbered by the coronavirus pandemic. What started as a promising year quickly went south. The COVID-19 outbreak has… Continue reading

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Richard Elfers is a columnist, a former Enumclaw City Council member and a Green River College professor.

Age of insanity for the left and the right

Do you feel that, like the COVID-19 pandemic, insane behavior is spreading like a plague? I do. Whether I look at the political right or… Continue reading

Richard Elfers is a columnist, a former Enumclaw City Council member and a Green River College professor.
Don Brunell

Scoop Jackson’s legend lives on in WA

America desperately needed some positive news and a reprieve from the coronavirus pandemic and rioting that is ripping apart our country — most notably in… Continue reading

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Maybe there’s one silver lining in this current dark cloud

Maybe there’s one silver lining in this current dark cloud

The pandemic has revealed President Trump’s weaknesses like never before.

  • Jul 29, 2020
Maybe there’s one silver lining in this current dark cloud