Opinion

The state has too much money and it’s a problem

With revenues rising, budget writers are going to get lots of requests on how to spend it

 

‘We can do the right thing’ | Windows and Mirrors

Clarence Moriwaki shares how we can stand up for each other and not have history repeat itself.

 

On car taxes, Sound Transit says it gets it

But lawmakers and transit agency leaders are still far apart on how to cut the cost of those tabs.

  • Feb 21, 2020

 

KCLS: Much to celebrate from 2019 and in the year ahead

A column from the King County Library System.

Kenmore council let them down | Letter

On Feb. 3, the Kenmore City Council had a special meeting regarding the St. Edward ball field project. More than 100 local families and children… Continue reading

  • Feb 11, 2020
Clyde Ford speaks at Bellevue First United Methodist Church. One of the things he spoke about was how other countries have approached the topic of race and racism. Samantha Pak/staff photo

We need to, but how do we talk about race? | Windows and Mirrors

Racism is still an issue in this country. How can we have constructive conversations to move forward and heal?

Clyde Ford speaks at Bellevue First United Methodist Church. One of the things he spoke about was how other countries have approached the topic of race and racism. Samantha Pak/staff photo

Legislative ‘wants’ and ‘needs’

With a third of the legislative session nearly gone, lawmakers are starting to focus on matters of most importance. Exactly what are those? With 1,341… Continue reading

Throw in the towel on Matt Shea

Majority Democrats realize contentious representative is staying

Inslee vows to give state a clean fuel standard

The governor is trying again, with basically the same bill, confident of achieving a different result.

  • Jan 24, 2020

United Methodist Church: To split or not to split | Windows and Mirrors

Local clergy from Eastside United Methodist Churches weigh in on the church’s future regarding LGBTQ+ inclusion.

Policy fights, political tension loom for state lawmakers

A 60-day session begins Monday. They’ll tackle car tabs, homelessness and whether to expel Matt Shea.

With five elections, get ready to vote a lot in 2020

It will be a busy year as voters decide the fate of school bonds and help choose the next president.

Washington State Capitol Building in Olympia. File photo

Despite ruling on Public Records Act, we need to keep a close eye on Olympia

Washington Supreme Court upholds that state legislators are subject to the Public Records Act.

  • Jan 2, 2020
Washington State Capitol Building in Olympia. File photo

Come for the conversation, stay for the friendships | Windows and Mirrors

Talk Time classes allow English language learners to practice their speaking and conversation skills.

King County Library System: continuing to build connections in 2020

From a green initiative, to census 2020 work, to an increasing emphasis on STEM, there is a lot on KCLS’s horizon.

Election quirks: Drop boxes, tossed ballots, fickle voters

Before turning the page on the November election, here are a few questions to ponder.

Rifts, not gifts: Habib, Republican senators at odds this holiday season

OLYMPIA — Stuck on what gifts to give Lt. Gov. Cyrus Habib and Republican state senators this holiday season? Consider one present they can unwrap… Continue reading

Helping neurodivergent students navigate higher education | Windows and Mirrors

The Neurodiversity Navigators program at Bellevue College offers various services to students who are on the autism spectrum.

Looking at impeachment prospects | OPINION

How polls show Americans’ feelings on impeachment.

  • Dec 18, 2019

Taking time to say thank you to our supporters

As the holidays approach, I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to King County residents for making KCLS one of the… Continue reading