Recycling Resolutions for a Greener 2018 | Guest column

It’s the most optimistic time of the year. The gyms are packed, classes are at capacity, and we’re all making lists of ambitious goals to… Continue reading

  • Jan 3, 2018

How hard can we fight this year for climate justice? | Letter

Los Angeles was being devastated by fire, two months after the terrible fires in northern Calif., as the Republican Congress passed a tax bill with… Continue reading

  • Jan 2, 2018
James Whitfield

Leading with empathy in 2018 | Guest Column

As president and CEO of Leadership Eastside, I have an obligation to pay attention to leaders and leadership affecting our region. As we wrap 2017,… Continue reading

  • Dec 27, 2017
James Whitfield

Tribe supports Snoqualmie Riverwalk, wants alternative trail through protected property

Snoqualmie Falls and surrounding lands are sacred to the Snoqualmie People. We have lived in the area since time immemorial, and we follow the teachings… Continue reading

  • Dec 22, 2017

FBI actions are guided by law, not personal bias | Letter

Tainted FBI? Nonsense. Trump appointed Christopher Wray, a Republican, as FBI Director. The Department of Justice, which has jurisdiction over the FBI, is run by… Continue reading

  • Dec 20, 2017

GOP tax plan is bait and switch for all but billionaire class | Letter

GOP tax plan is bait and switch for all but billionaire class When con-artists pull a scam, they manipulate truth to trick their victims into… Continue reading

  • Dec 19, 2017

Thanks to state Attorney General for working to preserve open Internet | Letter

I want to thank Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson for fighting to preserve the open Internet. I do not want private corporations or Internet service… Continue reading

  • Dec 19, 2017

Paying more in taxes should improve communities, not make the rich a ruling class | Letter

The Republican tax-scam is bad for working Americans and for democracy. The bill will increase the incomes of the biggest corporations and wealthiest Americans, at… Continue reading

  • Dec 18, 2017

Diverging diamond interchange design won’t meet demands of area traffic | Letter

A diverging diamond intersection may look better, but is no substitute for the traffic-moving ability of ramps and fly-overs.

  • Dec 13, 2017

Holiday tradition requires a real tree

A perennial question we ask in December, for our Question of the Week feature, is “Real tree, or fake tree?” If you missed the answers… Continue reading

Subtle discrimination also needs to be addressed | Guest column

Many people are speaking out about inappropriate physical contact and remarks in the workplace. They are to be commended for their courage. It is also… Continue reading

  • Dec 12, 2017

‘Tis the season for sustainability | Guest column

Ready or not, the holidays are here! That means it’s time for friends, family, hot chocolate and, of course, gift giving. But with all that… Continue reading

  • Dec 6, 2017
Interim KCLS Director Stephen Smith

Column: KCLS unveils selections for best books of 2017

And the envelope, please… Continuing an end-of- year tradition that dates back more than 15 years, the King County Library System has chosen its Best… Continue reading

  • Dec 5, 2017
Interim KCLS Director Stephen Smith

Tax bill puts greed before all else, transfers wealth to those who have the most | Letter

Here’s what the Republican tax bill does: • Shovels a trillion dollars in tax breaks to giant corporations; • Gives gigantic tax cuts to super-rich… Continue reading

  • Dec 5, 2017

New trade agreement must include public health, environmental protections | Letter

Renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is underway. Imperative for U.S. negotiators is the removal of controversial NAFTA provisions that gave multi-national… Continue reading

  • Dec 4, 2017

Democracy’s cornerstone, a free press, is undermined by Trump’s cries of ‘fake news’ | Letter

Every time Trump proclaims something as “fake news,” he is attacking truth and the free press. If anyone has a problem with the truth, it’s… Continue reading

  • Nov 29, 2017

Voters need to expect more from elected officials than they got in 2017 | Letter

The 8th Congressional District needs to send change to Washington D.C. Little has been accomplished by Congress this year, even though the GOP controls both… Continue reading

  • Nov 29, 2017

Fill up on soup, art, with Empty Bowls event | Column

Artistic ability has never, literally, never had a place in my toolbox. Not drawing, not sculpting, not flower arranging. I needed patterns and paint by… Continue reading

Praise for positive changes, made to serve a purpose

Have you noticed it yet? The absolute best new feature of our recently updated website? If you haven’t, I’ll give you a hint — you… Continue reading

Inspiring Veterans’ Day concert deserves applause | Letter

Thanks from an audience member who attended the Snoqualmie Elementary School Veterans’ Day concert.

  • Nov 13, 2017