Opinion

Kudos to Congresswoman DelBene for town hall meetings

Kudos to Congresswoman Suzan DelBene for being even more accessible by holding multiple town hall meetings during this Congressional recess. (‘Congresswoman DelBene hosts town hall… Continue reading

  • Apr 21, 2017

A special session is coming in Olympia | Cornfield

The countdown to special session is underway. Truthfully, it’s been going on for awhile among those in the fraternity of lawmakers, lobbyists and legislative staff… Continue reading

So, it’s agreed. We turn right… | Cartoon

So, it’s agreed. We turn right… | Cartoon for April 17 - Frank Shiers… Continue reading

  • Apr 17, 2017

Inslee ignores science when it comes to immigration | Letter

Gov. (Jay) Inslee was quoted in the Reporter accusing the Trump administration of being “anti-science.” He also bemoaned “fake news.” Inslee frequently touts his environmental… Continue reading

  • Apr 17, 2017

Raise sales tax to pay for Seattle’s homeless | Cartoon

Raise sales tax to pay for Seattle’s homeless | Cartoon for April 11 - Frank Shiers… Continue reading

  • Apr 12, 2017

Lawmakers continue to negotiate on budget and school funding | Cornfield

As eight lawmakers arrived at a conference room early Wednesday for another round of negotiations on public school funding, I welcomed them with a nod… Continue reading

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