Opinion

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

Should the King County sheriff be elected or appointed? | Roegner

In addition to candidate races this November, there will be policy questions for the public to approve or reject. One that is returning to the… Continue reading

Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.
A large webset offset printing press running a long roll off paper over its rollers at high speed. File photo

Editorial: Tax credit proposal would aid local journalism

Bipartisan legislation in the U.S. House would offer tax credits to advertisers and subscribers.

  • Aug 14, 2020
A large webset offset printing press running a long roll off paper over its rollers at high speed. File photo
Don Brunell

Coronavirus comeback for Alaska Airlines?

It is no secret that airlines were clobbered by the coronavirus pandemic. What started as a promising year quickly went south. The COVID-19 outbreak has… Continue reading

Don Brunell
Richard Elfers is a columnist, a former Enumclaw City Council member and a Green River College professor.

Age of insanity for the left and the right

Do you feel that, like the COVID-19 pandemic, insane behavior is spreading like a plague? I do. Whether I look at the political right or… Continue reading

Richard Elfers is a columnist, a former Enumclaw City Council member and a Green River College professor.
Don Brunell

Scoop Jackson’s legend lives on in WA

America desperately needed some positive news and a reprieve from the coronavirus pandemic and rioting that is ripping apart our country — most notably in… Continue reading

Don Brunell
Maybe there’s one silver lining in this current dark cloud

Maybe there’s one silver lining in this current dark cloud

The pandemic has revealed President Trump’s weaknesses like never before.

  • Jul 29, 2020
Maybe there’s one silver lining in this current dark cloud
Face masks save lives and jobs across Washington

Face masks save lives and jobs across Washington

Wearing a mask saves lives and saves jobs. And all across the state, Washington employers are leading by example in the fight to stop the… Continue reading

  • Jul 28, 2020
Face masks save lives and jobs across Washington
Snoqualmie Falls and the Salish Lodge & Spa. File photo
Snoqualmie Falls and the Salish Lodge & Spa. File photo
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