Opinion

Washington State Capitol Building in Olympia. File photo

Despite ruling on Public Records Act, we need to keep a close eye on Olympia

Washington Supreme Court upholds that state legislators are subject to the Public Records Act.

  • Jan 2, 2020
Washington State Capitol Building in Olympia. File photo

Republicans chose political power over the Constitution | OPINION

I’m astounded and appalled that members of both parties in Congress were weighing whether to vote for impeachment and removal from office of President Trump,… Continue reading

Rifts, not gifts: Habib, Republican senators at odds this holiday season

OLYMPIA — Stuck on what gifts to give Lt. Gov. Cyrus Habib and Republican state senators this holiday season? Consider one present they can unwrap… Continue reading

  • Dec 29, 2019

Helping neurodivergent students navigate higher education | Windows and Mirrors

The Neurodiversity Navigators program at Bellevue College offers various services to students who are on the autism spectrum.

When asked their opinion on contract talks, they were silent

A 2017 law lets lawmakers offer negotiation topics. But a bipartisan panel didn’t do so this week.

Changing systems doesn’t happen overnight | Windows and Mirrors

It’s been a year since the Menchie’s incident and here is what the city of Kirkland has been working on since then.

Our newspapers have many reasons to be thankful

Changes have had positive impacts, readers offering support.

  • Nov 28, 2019

From a place of respect | Windows and Mirrors

What does it mean to share your culture with others?

November is a great month to participate

KCLS will be holding public hearings next week.

Mental health: One size does not fit all | Windows and Mirrors

The challenges of providing mental health services for communities of color.

Why I support Eric Hollis for Fall City Fire District 27 Commissioner | Letter

This year, incumbent Fall City Fire District 27 Commissioner Eric Hollis is being challenged by Brandon Bothwell. Longtime residents will likely support Hollis and newcomers… Continue reading

  • Oct 25, 2019

Beware of cyber Pearl Harbor | OPINION

A monthly column about all things politics from a Valley local.

  • Oct 24, 2019

Professionals in a second language | Windows and Mirrors

What is it like to pursue a career in a language that is not your first?

Breaking barriers | Windows and Mirrors

Spending time in the outdoors has helped veteran Naomi Layco heal physically and mentally after serving in the U.S. Navy.

Working toward a more welcoming Eastside | Windows and Mirrors

Eastside for All has launched to focus on race and social justice advocacy.

The audience at Brick & Mortar Books in Redmond listens to authors discussing the importance of representation in stories. Samantha Pak/staff photo

History: The untold stories | Windows and Mirrors

What do we not know about the history of the human race?

The audience at Brick & Mortar Books in Redmond listens to authors discussing the importance of representation in stories. Samantha Pak/staff photo

To expel or not to expel Matt Shea, that may be the question

Results of a private investigation could put the fate of GOP lawmaker in front of the House in 2020.

More than the right to vote | Windows and Mirrors

What does it mean to become a U.S. citizen?

Facts are too important to ignore | Editorial

Why the Snoqualmie councilmembers’ letter was not published this week.

  • Aug 23, 2019

Publisher’s decision to limit eBook access is bad news for library patrons

What’s at stake is the issue of digital equity and access.