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More than the right to vote | Windows and Mirrors

More than the right to vote | Windows and Mirrors

What does it mean to become a U.S. citizen?

More than the right to vote | Windows and Mirrors
Dozen advisory measures on the ballot will tax voters’ attention

Dozen advisory measures on the ballot will tax voters’ attention

Voters will get a chance this fall to offer their opinions on every one.

Dozen advisory measures on the ballot will tax voters’ attention
State’s new voting system passes key test

State’s new voting system passes key test

Whew. The primary (on Aug. 6) marked the electoral debut of VoteWa, and the sparkling new statewide election management system didn’t crash or suffer a… Continue reading

State’s new voting system passes key test
Correcting our ways | Letter

Correcting our ways | Letter

Correcting our ways I am angered, moved and remain hopeful by the Patagonia film, “Artifishal,” which takes an unflinching look at the heart-wrenching challenges to… Continue reading

  • Aug 12, 2019
Correcting our ways | Letter
Remembering to be proud | Windows and Mirrors

Remembering to be proud | Windows and Mirrors

“The Art of Alzheimer’s” features work by artists who have Alzheimer’s or other types of dementia.

Remembering to be proud | Windows and Mirrors
Integral to this country | Letter

Integral to this country | Letter

On Aug. 2, Mr. Roger Clarke-Johnson’s letter (Bothell-Kenmore Reporter, Aug. 2) argued President Trump was not racist in his tweet about legislators known as “The… Continue reading

  • Aug 6, 2019
Integral to this country | Letter
Publisher’s decision to limit eBook access is bad news for library patrons

Publisher’s decision to limit eBook access is bad news for library patrons

What’s at stake is the issue of digital equity and access.

Publisher’s decision to limit eBook access is bad news for library patrons
July was tough month for Eyman

July was tough month for Eyman

After getting signatures for a measure that didn’t qualify, Restore Washington wants to do its own.

  • Aug 2, 2019
July was tough month for Eyman
Trump’s message unseemly but not racist | Letter

Trump’s message unseemly but not racist | Letter

Many of Ms. Pak’s columns revolve around a recurring theme: “Let’s talk about race.” Her latest column “We’re better than this” (Reporter, July 26), is… Continue reading

  • Jul 31, 2019
Trump’s message unseemly but not racist | Letter
A heavy burden | Letter

A heavy burden | Letter

There are more than 110,000 residents of our state living with Alzheimer’s disease and more than 348,000 family members and friends are acting as unpaid… Continue reading

  • Jul 30, 2019
A heavy burden | Letter
Vote ‘yes’ on Prop. 1 | Letters

Vote ‘yes’ on Prop. 1 | Letters

Vote ‘yes’ to Prop. 1 Please vote to approve the revised Prop. 1 for EvergreenHealth to provide much-needed upgrades to your 50-year-old community hospital. Your… Continue reading

  • Jul 30, 2019
Vote ‘yes’ on Prop. 1 | Letters
We’re better than this | Windows and Mirrors

We’re better than this | Windows and Mirrors

The effects Trump’s words can have on us.

We’re better than this | Windows and Mirrors
Reporter publishes new letters policy

Reporter publishes new letters policy

Letters policy is meant to provide direction and transparency.

  • Jul 24, 2019
Reporter publishes new letters policy
A climate crisis | Letter

A climate crisis | Letter

A climate crisis Aaron Kunkler’s article on feedback loops of CO2 and methane (bothell-reporter.com, July 14) make it clear that global warming is already in… Continue reading

  • Jul 24, 2019
A climate crisis | Letter
KCLS forges partnerships for broader public benefit

KCLS forges partnerships for broader public benefit

Partnerships make it possible for KCLS to serve a broader range of people, while stretching tax dollars.

KCLS forges partnerships for broader public benefit
The importance of being counted | Windows and Mirrors

The importance of being counted | Windows and Mirrors

The 2020 Census is coming and that can greatly affect everything from government representation and federal funding.

The importance of being counted | Windows and Mirrors
Use your voice | Letter

Use your voice | Letter

Excellent reporting on the Margins program from Mercer Island High School (Reporter, June 14). Kudos to the staff and students involved in this social justice… Continue reading

  • Jul 3, 2019
Use your voice | Letter
Safe teen drivers | Letter

Safe teen drivers | Letter

As school gets out for the summer, I’d like to stress the importance of talking to teenagers about driving safety. Motor vehicle crashes are the… Continue reading

  • Jul 2, 2019
Safe teen drivers | Letter
This year’s biggest election for Democrats isn’t on the ballot

This year’s biggest election for Democrats isn’t on the ballot

Four women are vying to become the next House speaker. The Democratic caucus will decide in July.

This year’s biggest election for Democrats isn’t on the ballot
Proud to be themselves | Windows and Mirrors

Proud to be themselves | Windows and Mirrors

June is Pride month and PFLAG Bellevue Eastside has been supporting the local LGBTQ+ community since 1996.

Proud to be themselves | Windows and Mirrors