Opinion

National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week on tap through April 15 | Letter

In this day of cell phones, instant messaging and Wi-Fi available even at the local coffee shop, it’s important that we all take a moment… Continue reading

  • Apr 11, 2017

Make hotels build their own parking in downtown Bothell | Letter

With all of the congestion and parking problems in downtown Bothell, why is the city welcoming two new hotels and leasing them space in the… Continue reading

  • Apr 7, 2017

Bessie and car tabs | Cartoon

Bessie and car tabs | Cartoon for April 4 - Frank Shiers… Continue reading

  • Apr 4, 2017

City of Bothell working on downtown parking crunch | Guest editorial

During peak hours, parking woes can be found at shopping centers, educational institutions, business districts, transit centers, and in vibrant downtowns. Bothell’s downtown revitalization has… Continue reading

  • Apr 3, 2017

Disappointed in space allocated to marijuana story | Letter

We were very disappointed that so much space was dedicated to “Thriving state marijuana market gets potful of legislative attention” in the March 3 edition.… Continue reading

  • Apr 3, 2017

House Democrats are leading school funding issue | Letter

On April 4, the Washington State legislature will reach $60 million in court ordered fines for not fully funding public education. $60 million is a… Continue reading

  • Apr 3, 2017

Washington AG vs. Tim Eyman | Cartoon

Washington AG vs. Tim Eyman | Cartoon for April 3 - Frank Shiers… Continue reading

  • Apr 3, 2017

Doomsday clock reads two-and-a-half minutes to midnight | Letter

This week is the first of three meetings to negotiate a historic treaty to ban nuclear weapons. We are concerned because the United States is… Continue reading

  • Mar 31, 2017

Our responsibility | Letter

Risk is entailed in most of the decisions we make and history helps point to the outcome of these choices. Our deductions should be responsible… Continue reading

  • Mar 31, 2017

The next meal is on the way from the Northshore Senior Center | Evans

Thursday is Meals on Wheels delivery day for many seniors in the Bothell, Kenmore, and Woodinville communities. Without these meals a lot of them would… Continue reading

  • Mar 30, 2017

House Democrats want to rejigger the real estate excise tax | Cornfield

After years of futility in targeting the wealthy, House Democrats may have divined an approach to achieve some of the political and financial dividends they’ve… Continue reading

Kenmore struggles, while Bothell and Kirkland blossom | Letter

Many Kenmore residents are perplexed each time they drive through Bothell or Kirkland and see upscale community design coming to life, while their own Kenmore… Continue reading

  • Mar 29, 2017

Additional investments by the Legislature would be money well spent | Goings and Murray

Each year, graduates from Cascadia College and Lake Washington Institute of Technology land well-paying jobs or transfer to universities. As two of the state’s 34… Continue reading

  • Mar 29, 2017

Gonzaga advances to Final Four | Cartoon

Gonzaga advances to Final Four | Cartoon for March 17 - Frank Shiers… Continue reading

  • Mar 27, 2017

Immigration exacerbates global warming | Letter

Lauren Cartwright of Mercer Island wrote that Dow Constantine “had no end” to his dedication to fight global warming. Yet he votes and uses his… Continue reading

  • Mar 27, 2017

Members of our community need to stay active against hate | Letter

There is no question, our area is becoming a less welcoming place for minorities. In Woodinville, a man has been charged with a hate crime… Continue reading

  • Mar 24, 2017

City of Bothell working on parking woes, stalls available in city hall | Letter

Kristin Eis wrote recently about the parking issues in downtown Bothell. We feel your pain. The City of Bothell is well aware that parking is… Continue reading

  • Mar 23, 2017

A love letter to Kenmore | Letter

We moved to Kenmore 18 years ago. Our first born was three and our second was three months. We moved here for the good schools… Continue reading

  • Mar 23, 2017

Open spaces vs. city governments | Letter

We are seeing more and more clambering for the preservation of open spaces these days. Working against us are the tiny towns that feel a… Continue reading

  • Mar 23, 2017

Sound Transit to meet with Snohomish, King and Pierce counties tomorrow | Cornfield

OLYMPIA — This could be interesting. Thursday afternoon directors of Sound Transit will hold their regular monthly meeting in Seattle. It will be their first… Continue reading