Opinion

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

When asked their opinion on contract talks, they were silent

A 2017 law lets lawmakers offer negotiation topics. But a bipartisan panel didn’t do so this week.

Changing systems doesn’t happen overnight | Windows and Mirrors

It’s been a year since the Menchie’s incident and here is what the city of Kirkland has been working on since then.

Affirmative action measure fails but could resurface in 2020

Supporters started too late and had too little money to explain the problems R-88 would solve.

Two solutions | Letter

Facts about the growing gap between the super rich and the vast majority of Americans seems insurmountable (‘The widening gap between the super-rich and other… Continue reading

  • Nov 27, 2019

Post-election, new battles loom over Eyman’s car-tab measure

Lawmakers will wrangle over cuts in transportation spending as lawyers tangle on the measure’s legality.

From a place of respect | Windows and Mirrors

What does it mean to share your culture with others?

The power of reliable power

Don C. Brunell is a regional columnist.

  • Nov 8, 2019

The widening gap between the super-rich and other Americans | Guest editorial

Peacevoice is a syndicated political column.

  • Nov 7, 2019

More community members weigh in on election | Letters

Thompson has positive ideas I write in support of Mason Thompson for Bothell City Council, Pos. 2. Mason is a lifetime resident of the area… Continue reading

  • Nov 1, 2019

An unenforceable ban | Letter

As the advisory vote in Snohomish County regarding a fireworks ban approaches, I would like to point something out. This all started with a petition… Continue reading

  • Nov 1, 2019

Mental health: One size does not fit all | Windows and Mirrors

The challenges of providing mental health services for communities of color.

Community members weigh in on election | Letters

Sperry cares for Kenmore My husband and I are supporting Van Sperry for Kenmore City Council. After talking with Van about his ties to the… Continue reading

  • Oct 23, 2019

Does Sound Transit realize the consequences of this do-over?

Pass or fail, Initiative 976 is a reminder of what critics most dislike about the regional agency.