Opinion

Support HB2186 and SB5929

As a lifelong resident of Washington state, I’ve seen firsthand the slow decline of our social services. First, while I attended school in the Northshore… Continue reading

  • May 17, 2017

Telling our community’s story

My first inkling of wanting to become a journalist was in middle school. Students representing various extracurricular activities from the high school were visiting one… Continue reading

My final message: Listen more, yell less | Editorial

When I started at the Bothell/Kenmore Reporter in 2012, I wrote an introductory column about why I became a journalist. I talked about finding news… Continue reading

  • May 4, 2017

A better tax system for everyone | Letter

My husband and I moved to the Eastside seven years ago and we have been so pleased to call Washington our home. When we moved… Continue reading

  • May 3, 2017

Kenmore continues on upward trajectory | Mayor Baker

The new green that comes with spring reminds me of how Kenmore has grown and changed over the years. While change isn’t always easy, if… Continue reading

  • Apr 25, 2017

The reason for the special session | Cartoon

The reason for the special session | Cartoon for April 24 - Frank Shiers… Continue reading

  • Apr 24, 2017

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