Opinion

KCLS forges partnerships for broader public benefit

Partnerships make it possible for KCLS to serve a broader range of people, while stretching tax dollars.

 

The importance of being counted | Windows and Mirrors

The 2020 Census is coming and that can greatly affect everything from government representation and federal funding.

 

Use your voice | Letter

Excellent reporting on the Margins program from Mercer Island High School (Reporter, June 14). Kudos to the staff and students involved in this social justice… Continue reading

  • Jul 3, 2019

 

Safe teen drivers | Letter

As school gets out for the summer, I’d like to stress the importance of talking to teenagers about driving safety. Motor vehicle crashes are the… Continue reading

  • Jul 2, 2019

This year’s biggest election for Democrats isn’t on the ballot

Four women are vying to become the next House speaker. The Democratic caucus will decide in July.

Proud to be themselves | Windows and Mirrors

June is Pride month and PFLAG Bellevue Eastside has been supporting the local LGBTQ+ community since 1996.

From Eastside to East Coast | Reporter’s Notebook

Reporter Kailan Manandic bids farewell to the Eastside for new adventures in Boston.

  • Jun 26, 2019

Alternative to Sammamish River Trail | Letter

The proposed King County improvements to the Sammamish River Trail should be rethought. King County: Pay for planning, scheduling, gravel and paving trucks add two… Continue reading

  • Jun 21, 2019

In the hands of voters | Letter

Every voter in the state of Washington should be furious with the legislature for taking away I-200, a law passed by the voters of this… Continue reading

  • Jun 20, 2019

A humanitarian crisis | Letter

Hundreds killed or injured. Many raped. Bodies found in the Nile. Sudan is in a crisis — and most Americans appear to have turned a… Continue reading

  • Jun 19, 2019

Governor’s watch: timing is everything

Inslee, possible candidates eye 2020 race

Closing the margins | Windows and Mirrors

How a program at Mercer Island High School is helping students affect social change.

Summertime opportunities to read, learn and grow

A monthly column about King County libraries.

Redirecting funds | Letter

There has been a recent influx of publicity about mental health treatment and awareness, but I believe that neither the schools, nor the community and… Continue reading

  • Jun 12, 2019

Legislature: History, investigations and new laws

The 2019 session of the Legislature included controversy, compromise, surprise, new law and more.

Making a difference | Letter

Willie Dickerson makes an excellent point regarding homelessness (Reporter, May 24). Those of us who are comfortably housed may not notice those who quietly struggle,… Continue reading

  • Jun 6, 2019

Take action against climate change | Letter

The human impact of climate change anxiety was discussed by University of Washington Bothell professor Jennifer Atkinson at McMenamins Pub Night Talks the last Tuesday… Continue reading

  • Jun 5, 2019

With Palumbo out, capital gains tax gets real for Democrats

His successor could be the vote leaders need. But with elections in 2020, tax may be off the table.

‘If I can do it, they can do it’ | Windows and Mirrors

Lori Matsukawa’s lasting legacy on Asian American journalists.

Pow! Bam! Inslee delivers a one-two punch of executive power

Governor shifted $175M to culverts and vetoed a sentence he said threatened funding for transit.