Opinion

Keep finding your Valley news on Facebook

A few weeks ago, I made the surprising discovery that I probably got as much of my news for personal consumption from Facebook and Twitter… Continue reading

Our students are worth supporting renewed school levies | Letter

Snoqualmie Valley Citizens for Schools, a non-profit, volunteer organization, is enthusiastically advocating for voters to approve two replacement school levies during the Feb. 13 Special… Continue reading

  • Jan 31, 2018

Trump needs to stop playing blame game if he wants respect | Letter

Regarding the Trump letter in the Jan. 26, Valley Record (Democrats, where are your solutions?): I’m not a Democrat but like a lot of other… Continue reading

  • Jan 31, 2018

Property owners are being taxed out of their homes to foot the education bill | Letter

The school district is requesting we add still more to our already onerous property tax bills. We recently approved an almost quarter-billion dollar levy for… Continue reading

  • Jan 30, 2018

Research into U.S. immigration policies finds President’s claim untrue | Letter

I have been listening to both of our political parties and our President argue about who is to blame for the recent government shutdown. So… Continue reading

  • Jan 30, 2018

Citizens should unite in support of carbon fee | Letter

I appreciate your coverage of Governor Inslee’s proposed carbon tax a couple of weeks ago. I exhort all of us to become wise Americans. Let’s… Continue reading

  • Jan 30, 2018

Clean energy, strong social structures are just some of Democrats’ solutions | Letter

A response To “Democrats, what are your solutions?” (Jan. 26 Letter to the Editor). A really important Democratic solution is to promote the clean energy… Continue reading

  • Jan 29, 2018

School levies will support equal, expanded language program, STEM, music programs | Letter

As a middle school social studies teacher, I see every day how the Educational Programs & Operations and the Technology renewal levies will benefit our… Continue reading

  • Jan 29, 2018

Church on the Ridge apologizes for evening fireworks | Letter

Dear Snoqualmie community, two weeks ago, on Jan. 10, you may have heard a firework going off at about 8 p.m. We are writing you… Continue reading

  • Jan 29, 2018

How much big business should we tolerate? | Column

There’s a give-and-take that comes along, part and parcel, with living in the Snoqualmie Valley. It’s part of life in many other small cities, of… Continue reading

Wondering about councilwoman’s opposing vote | Letter

Several years ago I made a New Year’s resolution to read the local paper to know more what goes on in this Valley. (Last) week’s… Continue reading

  • Jan 22, 2018

School district relies on, appreciates, local levy support | Guest column

This week, registered voters in our community will be receiving ballots for the Feb. 13 election. The ballot will include two school district levy propositions,… Continue reading

  • Jan 22, 2018

Democrats, where are your solutions? | Letter

I do not understand why the Democrats do not try and tell us how to turn our country around. They don’t seem to have any… Continue reading

  • Jan 19, 2018

Past school board members: Levies are essential for our schools | Letter

As former members of the Snoqualmie Valley School District Board of Directors, we are united in our endorsement of the measures on the February ballot.… Continue reading

  • Jan 19, 2018

Vote ‘Yes’ for school replacement levies | Letter

I am writing to urge Snoqualmie Valley School District voters to support the replacement EP&O and Technology levies. Our current levies fund many essential materials,… Continue reading

  • Jan 19, 2018

Look for Cackling Geese resting in Valley this winter | Letter

During my daily dog walks in the Upper Valley, I get to experience the wonder of this area. This winter, we are fortunate to be… Continue reading

  • Jan 19, 2018

President’s racist, sexist behavior must be called out as unacceptable | Letter

President Trump is smugly proud of being a racist and a sexist. By his own actions and words he treats white people differently than blacks… Continue reading

  • Jan 15, 2018
Gov. Jay Inslee speaks with Sound Publishing staff during a meeting on Jan. 20 at the Bellevue Reporter office. Photo by Matt Phelps/Kirkland Reporter

Judge delivers crushing blow to Inslee’s Clean Air Rule

It was the centerpiece of the governor’s crusade against climate change. Now it’s gone.

  • Jan 15, 2018
Gov. Jay Inslee speaks with Sound Publishing staff during a meeting on Jan. 20 at the Bellevue Reporter office. Photo by Matt Phelps/Kirkland Reporter

For opponents of a carbon tax, an initiative threat looms

If legislators don’t act on the governor’s legislation, a plan could land on the November ballot.

Inslee: ‘It’s our state’s destiny … to fight climate change’

In his State-of-the-State address, the governor made the case for an ambitious carbon tax.