Opinion

Throw in the towel on Matt Shea

Throw in the towel on Matt Shea

Majority Democrats realize contentious representative is staying

Throw in the towel on Matt Shea
Inslee vows to give state a clean fuel standard

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
Inslee vows to give state a clean fuel standard
United Methodist Church: To split or not to split | Windows and Mirrors

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.

United Methodist Church: To split or not to split | Windows and Mirrors
Policy fights, political tension loom for state lawmakers

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.

Policy fights, political tension loom for state lawmakers
With five elections, get ready to vote a lot in 2020

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.

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

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.

Come for the conversation, stay for the friendships | Windows and Mirrors
King County Library System: continuing to build connections in 2020

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.

King County Library System: continuing to build connections in 2020
Election quirks: Drop boxes, tossed ballots, fickle voters

Election quirks: Drop boxes, tossed ballots, fickle voters

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

Election quirks: Drop boxes, tossed ballots, fickle voters
Rifts, not gifts: Habib, Republican senators at odds this holiday season

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

Rifts, not gifts: Habib, Republican senators at odds this holiday season
Helping neurodivergent students navigate higher education | Windows and Mirrors

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.

Helping neurodivergent students navigate higher education | Windows and Mirrors
Looking at impeachment prospects | OPINION

Looking at impeachment prospects | OPINION

How polls show Americans’ feelings on impeachment.

  • Dec 18, 2019
Looking at impeachment prospects | OPINION
Taking time to say thank you to our supporters

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

Taking time to say thank you to our supporters
When asked their opinion on contract talks, they were silent

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.

When asked their opinion on contract talks, they were silent
Changing systems doesn’t happen overnight | Windows and Mirrors

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.

Changing systems doesn’t happen overnight | Windows and Mirrors
Affirmative action measure fails but could resurface in 2020

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.

Affirmative action measure fails but could resurface in 2020
Two solutions | Letter

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
Two solutions | Letter
Post-election, new battles loom over Eyman’s car-tab measure

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.

Post-election, new battles loom over Eyman’s car-tab measure
From a place of respect | Windows and Mirrors

From a place of respect | Windows and Mirrors

What does it mean to share your culture with others?

From a place of respect | Windows and Mirrors
The power of reliable power

The power of reliable power

Don C. Brunell is a regional columnist.

  • Nov 8, 2019
The power of reliable power