Opinion

Big Money is a problem in elections but candidates personal wealth is irrelevant | Letter

Many citizens would appreciate having elected officials whose personal wealth generally reflects the wealth of the voters who elect them. Big Money is a problem… Continue reading

  • Oct 9, 2017

Resident raises concerns about Snoqualmie Tribe’s candidate forum | Column

Here is a consideration for local voters regarding the Oct. 17 Snoqualmie Valley Candidate Forum, hosted by the Snoqualmie Tribe. Outside influences on elections are… Continue reading

  • Oct 9, 2017

Guest column: Mullet tells school board, cut levy in half, state money will be there

An open letter to the Snoqualmie Valley School Board: There has been much uncertainty spread throughout the education community about the impacts of the state’s… Continue reading

  • Oct 9, 2017

Firefighters thank community for record-setting support at pancake breakfast | Letter

The Snoqualmie Firefighters Association would like to thank all our Snoqualmie Valley residents, contributors and volunteers for their continued support and patronage through the years.… Continue reading

  • Oct 6, 2017

Snoqualmie Mayor and Council incumbents have the experience, dedication to keep city on right track | Letter

Mayor Matt Larson and council members Bob Jeans, Bryan Holloway and Kathi Prewitt have a proven record of outstanding dedication and service. Back in 2006,… Continue reading

  • Oct 5, 2017

Building on voter support: KCLS capital bond projects nearly done, all facilities to be proud of

Thirteen years ago, the King County Library System embarked on an ambitious, long-term capital improvement plan that has made KCLS one of the busiest and… Continue reading

  • Oct 5, 2017

Rules of the page for Valley letter-writers

North Bend’s City Administrator, Londi Lindell, gave me the perfect turn of phrase for this time of year, and it’s one I’ve been using, and… Continue reading

Michael Bennett needs to grow up, along with the NFL | Letter

Why is Michael Bennett claiming race as to why he was singled out by Las Vegas police (during an incident Aug. 26)? There were a… Continue reading

  • Oct 4, 2017

Government is supposed to be part of the solution, not part of the problem | Letter

Nine months ago, Republicans took control of Congress and the Presidency. In that time, they have proven their inability to govern. Republicans previously voted over… Continue reading

  • Oct 4, 2017

Fancher has the experience needed to help lead the school district | Letter

Valley residents have a terrific opportunity to help our school district as it grapples with the challenges of rising enrollment and rising expectations: Elect Gary… Continue reading

  • Oct 3, 2017

MacLean is the right choice for school board | Letter

Snoqualmie Valley School District is as dynamic as it is wide. The Board of Directors and SVSD staff are in the midst of some huge… Continue reading

  • Oct 2, 2017

Lifecycle thinking changes the way we look at packaging; recyclable materials aren’t always the lowest impact

Reducing waste and protecting the planet today calls for new ways of thinking. To achieve the greatest environmental benefit at a reasonable cost, the sustainability… Continue reading

  • Oct 2, 2017

Walking tour Sunday unveils memorials to longtime city servant, Charles S. Peterson

By Carol Peterson, David Battey, and Jodi Warren Please join us Sunday, Oct. 1, at 2 p.m. to dedicate several memorials to the late Charles… Continue reading

  • Sep 29, 2017

Elected officials must adapt to changing world of social media | Letter

In response to (Snoqualmie Mayor Matt) Larson statements at the Leadership Eastside forum earlier this week (http://www.valleyrecord.com/news/eastside-mayors-talk-challenges-at-the-local-regional-level) to discuss regional challenges: Social media allows for… Continue reading

  • Sep 27, 2017

Thank you, Congressman Reichert, for your dedication to serving constituents | Letter

Congressman Dave Reichert’s leadership and commitment to serving our community is going to be a tough act to follow. Given the current politically charged climate,… Continue reading

  • Sep 23, 2017

People with money aren’t investing in American jobs | Letter

In her Sept. 1 letter, Ms. Parkins stated, “We need people with money to invest, in order to create business and thus make money for… Continue reading

  • Sep 22, 2017

When a light goes out in the Valley

Over the past month or so there have been a few businesses in the Valley that have had to close their doors for good. Everything… Continue reading

Disc golf course is just one example of volunteer efforts improving Snoqaulmie Valley | Letter

Dear Snoqualmie Valley, On Saturday, Aug. 26, I and 11 volunteers, including six Boy Scouts, installed a disc golf mini course at North Bend’s E.J.… Continue reading

  • Sep 21, 2017

Big money is a problem in government, look at legislators’ net worth | Letter

On the letter to the editor about getting big money out of elections: I happen to believe that big money is a problem in our… Continue reading

  • Sep 20, 2017

Guest column: A good leader lifts all voices; Snoqualmie Tribe to host city candidate forum Oct. 17

The Snoqualmie Tribal people have lived in this area since time immemorial, and we take pride in our long history with the Valley. As the… Continue reading

  • Sep 19, 2017