Opinion

Cartoon by Frank Shiers

Editorial: Reopen schools in fall, but do it safely

Don’t bully schools into reopening. Protect our students.

Cartoon by Frank Shiers
Ranked choice voting would strengthen our democracy

Ranked choice voting would strengthen our democracy

Although our beloved democracy is facing many challenges (voter suppression and attacks on the rule of law, to name two), there’s reason for hope. Conservatives… Continue reading

  • Jul 15, 2020
Ranked choice voting would strengthen our democracy
Cartoon by Frank Shiers

Editorial: Stopping COVID is now up to each of us

With a resurgence threatening, we need to take greater responsibility to keep the virus in check.

Cartoon by Frank Shiers
Superintendent Robert Manahan

We must stand up for justice, equality and respect | Guest column

Dear Snoqualmie Valley students, staff and families, It’s hard to put into words the thoughts and range of emotions evoked by events that have transpired… Continue reading

  • Jun 23, 2020
Superintendent Robert Manahan
Bob Roegner

Democrats have the edge in WA’s 2020 elections

Last year, most political insiders thought 2020 would be a big Democratic year in our statewide elections and might be among the most exciting years… Continue reading

Bob Roegner
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.

The answer is blowin’ in the wind at local BLM protest

Guest column by Roger Ledbetter.

  • Jun 23, 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.
Why this newspaper is capitalizing Black | Editorial

Why this newspaper is capitalizing Black | Editorial

Moving forward, the Snoqualmie Valley Record will capitalize Black when referring to the race, ethnicity and culture of Black people. It has long been the… Continue reading

Why this newspaper is capitalizing Black | Editorial
Doreen Davis, left in mask, waves at parade participants on May 2. Olivia Sullivan/staff photo

Wear your face-hugging, ever-loving mask | Editorial

“Don’t make me come down there.” — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, in a tweet Saturday, after viewing video of New York City residents squeezing… Continue reading

Doreen Davis, left in mask, waves at parade participants on May 2. Olivia Sullivan/staff photo
William Shaw is General Manager of the Snoqualmie Valley Record. Contact: wshaw@valleyrecord.com.

Independent journalism is more crucial than ever

During these times of great change, we also face challenging choices - in the next few weeks ahead, and in November. The results of those… Continue reading

William Shaw is General Manager of the Snoqualmie Valley Record. Contact: wshaw@valleyrecord.com.
Contact Roger Ledbetter through the editor by email: editor@valleyrecord.com.

Filing week for candidates is full of surprises

A column by Valley resident Roger Ledbetter.

  • May 27, 2020
Contact Roger Ledbetter through the editor by email: editor@valleyrecord.com.
Back to the wild — a whole new outdoor recreation world | Guest editorial

Back to the wild — a whole new outdoor recreation world | Guest editorial

When enjoying the great outdoors, continue to socially distance and be aware of how else COVID-19 has changed our world.

  • May 7, 2020
Back to the wild — a whole new outdoor recreation world | Guest editorial
Update on Valley Record operations

Update on Valley Record operations

Local newspaper continues its mission to inform readers.

  • Apr 29, 2020
Update on Valley Record operations
KCLS is stepping up its commitment to patrons

KCLS is stepping up its commitment to patrons

KCLS has expanding its online resources so patrons can continue to learn, build skills, stay entertained and remain mentally and physically active amid the pandemic.

KCLS is stepping up its commitment to patrons
The true meaning of community | Guest editorial

The true meaning of community | Guest editorial

LWTech president Dr. Amy Morrison reflects on how the COVID-19 outbreak has brought the community together.

  • Apr 22, 2020
The true meaning of community | Guest editorial
Deserving respect for being human | Windows and Mirrors

Deserving respect for being human | Windows and Mirrors

Since the COVID-19 outbreak began, Asians and Asian Americans have been targeted. Here’s what’s been happening on the Eastside.

Deserving respect for being human | Windows and Mirrors
Thank you grocery store clerks

Thank you grocery store clerks

Recognizing the sacrifices of our unsung essential workforce.

  • Mar 30, 2020
Thank you grocery store clerks
To our elected officials: Be bold, be consistent, be honest, be helpful

To our elected officials: Be bold, be consistent, be honest, be helpful

By Patrick Grubb, Washington Newspaper Publishers Association Governor Jay Inslee has been forceful in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic because our state is the nation’s hotbed… Continue reading

  • Mar 17, 2020
To our elected officials: Be bold, be consistent, be honest, be helpful
Gov. Inslee is cordially invited to Kirkland, Eastside

Gov. Inslee is cordially invited to Kirkland, Eastside

We need the governor here to know we’re a priority, not in Olympia or on cable news channels.

  • Mar 3, 2020
Gov. Inslee is cordially invited to Kirkland, Eastside

Trump betrays promise to protect, fight for workers

A guest opinion syndicated by PeaceVoice.

  • Mar 3, 2020
Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.

Short legislative session turns left

With a progressive agenda including comprehensive sex education, clean fuel standards and gun violence, Democrats will need to be cautious about overreach.

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