Opinion

By Frank Shiers

A not-so-funny joke | Cartoon

We could soon be seeing higher energy costs in Washington.

  • Jan 15, 2018
By Frank Shiers
Gov. Jay Inslee speaks with Sound Publishing staff during a meeting on Jan. 20 at the Bellevue Reporter office. Photo by Matt Phelps/Kirkland Reporter

Judge delivers crushing blow to Inslee’s Clean Air Rule

It was the centerpiece of the governor’s crusade against climate change. Now it’s gone.

Gov. Jay Inslee speaks with Sound Publishing staff during a meeting on Jan. 20 at the Bellevue Reporter office. Photo by Matt Phelps/Kirkland Reporter

For opponents of a carbon tax, an initiative threat looms

If legislators don’t act on the governor’s legislation, a plan could land on the November ballot.

Inslee: ‘It’s our state’s destiny … to fight climate change’

In his State-of-the-State address, the governor made the case for an ambitious carbon tax.

Drowsy driving — just as dangerous as drunk driving? | Guest editorial

Are you making sure to get enough sleep?

  • Jan 10, 2018

Deputy Zornes will be difficult to replace | Letter

Zornes’ calm demeanor and easy attitude was comforting to the many kids that he interacted with throughout the years

  • Jan 9, 2018

What ‘Traffic Lab’ should propose for I-405 | Letter

HOT lanes will always increase congestion on general purpose lanes

  • Jan 9, 2018

High hopes for new leadership in Olympia | Guest editorial

Democrats now have an opportunity and an obligation to show voters that they can lead.

  • Jan 8, 2018

2018 is upon us | Cartoon

Happy New Year!

  • Jan 1, 2018

Rent and home prices are rising in downtown Bothell | Guest editorial

What could this increase in housing prices mean for the city?

  • Dec 29, 2017

City of Bothell update on Main Street, streets and sidewalks and open space | Guest editorial

By Jennifer Phillips City of Bothell We’ve heard a few questions and concerns about the construction delay of the Main Street Enhancement Project. Here is… Continue reading

  • Dec 29, 2017

Leading with empathy in 2018 | Guest editorial

Be open to your friends and family expressing differences of perspective.

  • Dec 28, 2017

Reflecting on the “Old” and ringing in the “New” Year | Guest Editorial

The final column of KCLS’s interim director, Stephen A. Smith.

  • Dec 28, 2017

Questions about the tax reform bill | Letter

We should all have questions.

  • Dec 22, 2017

Repealing Johnson Amendment will politicize the pulpit | Letter

Money donated and deducted for charitable purposes shouldn’t be diverted to political causes/candidates

  • Dec 22, 2017

Concerned citizens desire transparent NAFTA negotiations | Letter

Renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is underway.

  • Dec 21, 2017

KCLS unveils its Best Books for 2017

Have you read any of the books on the list?

  • Dec 15, 2017

When will Bothell’s Main Street construction end? | Letter

This resident sees no end in sight for the project.

  • Dec 14, 2017

Stop bringing down special needs kids | Letter

Will, a special needs boy who walks to Beca’s Brew, a coffee stand in Bothell, every day, helps with the coffee shop, and waves at… Continue reading

  • Dec 13, 2017

The benefits of eating less meat | Letter

We are ruining our ecosystem, and it’s not just by cars and airplanes and other transportation. In fact, the farming industry creates most of the… Continue reading

  • Dec 13, 2017