Opinion

Historical Museum seeks artifacts on WWI-era military efforts, local Sitka Spruce production | Letter

The Snoqualmie Valley Historical Museum is doing research on the participation of Valley residents in World War I, and is eager to expand its understanding… Continue reading

  • Sep 14, 2017

Reichert shouldn’t be afraid of hosting town hall meetings | Letter

On Aug. 12 just 20 miles down the road from Representative Dave Reichert’s district office in Issaquah, a peaceful, orderly town hall took place. No… Continue reading

  • Sep 14, 2017

Column: Learning from the past, planning for the future; deadline for submitting candidate questions is Friday

Last week, someone from somewhere else contacted us through our website to suggest that we editorialize against the Battle of Snoqualmie living history display scheduled… Continue reading

Fee for fossil fuel production is bi-partisan solution | Letter

I’m crying through the news of the people of Houston who have lost everything. I’m choking on the northwest fires, including the Quarry fire ably… Continue reading

  • Sep 8, 2017

Guest Column: Community effort built Overlake Cancer Center, debuting at open house Sept. 14

This week we celebrate the opening of the new Cancer Center at Overlake Medical Center. A cancer diagnosis is life-changing. It is frightening and consumes… Continue reading

  • Sep 8, 2017

King County Library System is devoted to lifelong learning | Guest Column

Most of us who love libraries share a simple philosophy: Never stop learning. And why would we? The joy of learning, and the knowledge gained… Continue reading

  • Sep 4, 2017

Ask your candidates, round 2; submit questions for forums by Sept. 15

We are just two months away from the most-contested election I can remember in the Valley. That’s not to say there haven’t been intensely competitive… Continue reading

Reichert has done his best to limit government controls | Letter

It seems to me that some people want the government to do everything for them. They seem to think that there is no end to… Continue reading

  • Aug 29, 2017

Kushner’s, Trump’s non-response to Charlottesville protest is unconscionable | Letter

The reaction of Donald Trump concerning Charlottesville is hardly a surprise. Nothing more on that matter can be said. However, I am puzzled by the… Continue reading

  • Aug 24, 2017

8th Congressional District needs leader who will publicly oppose bigotry, hate | Letter

On Wednesday, Aug. 16, I called my representative, Dave Reichert and asked if he supports white supremacy. I was thrilled to learn that he does… Continue reading

  • Aug 23, 2017

Five things you may not know about human services | Guest Column

I work in the tight-knit community of human services as CEO of Together Center. Along with the 22 agencies on campus and other community partners,… Continue reading

  • Aug 23, 2017

A person’s choice of role model is important, especially when the person is the President | Letter

Knowing a man’s choice of role models informs us of his character. The “Art of the Deal” co-author Tony Schwartz explained, to understand Trump, you… Continue reading

  • Aug 18, 2017

Good-bye Wednesday editions of the Valley Record

Everything changes, eventually, but this week, everything really is changing at the Valley Record. We have published our last Wednesday edition — the one you’re… Continue reading

Global improvements begin within our borders | Letter

With the recent debates over the repeal of Obamacare and the push for Trumpcare, there is definite unrest in Congress. Having a two-party political system,… Continue reading

  • Aug 16, 2017

Rep. Reichert pretends to be a champion for the little guy | Letter

Congressman Reichert projects himself as a champion for the little guy standing up for individual rights, for small businesses fighting burdensome regulations, for those fighting… Continue reading

  • Aug 15, 2017

Congratulations to North Bend on preserving parks space | Letter

I applaud the City Council for the City of North Bend, the Mayor, Staff and the community for the latest purchase of open space property… Continue reading

  • Aug 14, 2017

Getting Big Money out of elections process will help us make progress on real issues | Letter

Our country is beginning to tool up for mid-term elections, and many entities, citizens included, are laying plans for future endeavors based upon victorious outcomes… Continue reading

  • Aug 12, 2017

Column: KCLS makes commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in our changing county

Anyone who has visited the 48 libraries in the King County Library System, as I have done since becoming KCLS’ Interim Director, appreciates the breadth… Continue reading

  • Aug 11, 2017

Representative’s votes are undermining U.S. security | Letter

Congressman Dave Reichert always claims the high ground as ex-sheriff in understanding and supporting the rule of law. Yet in July he voted to undermine… Continue reading

  • Aug 10, 2017

Publisher’s column: Drive it like you stole it

Allow myself, to introduce myself. My name is Eric and I am the new Regional Publisher of Sound Publishing’s Eastside Media Group. I usually go… Continue reading

  • Aug 9, 2017