Opinion

In lieu of a perfect world | Windows and Mirrors

Violence in the world will happen but we shouldn’t just resign ourselves to it.

 

Seniors lobby local, federal legislators for critical programs | Coming of age…again

The Kirkland Senior Council and Bellevue Aging Network have worked together since 2010, lobbying to help older adults with health care, income and housing.

  • Mar 15, 2019

 

Resetting state view on helping those with substance abuse

In opioid epidemic, lawmaker wants recovery to be on the same pedestal as treatment and prevention.

  • Mar 13, 2019

 

Libraries as entrepreneurial hubs | Book Nook

KCLS offers various resources for individuals looking to take control of their economic success.

Lessons from our neighbors | Windows and Mirrors

Traveling abroad is an easy reminder to check your ethnocentrism.

The soul of history | Windows and Mirrors

Syrian arts curator and cultural advisor shares how art can tell the story of history.

Democrats eyeing the need for higher taxes

Even with a robust economy, the majority party may seek more revenue to carry out its wish list.

All quiet on the car tab front in Washington legislature

Several bills have been introduced, but none made it to a hearing.

Take control of health care decisions in 2019 | Coming of Age…Again

Do you have a living will or health care directive?

  • Feb 20, 2019

Raves for U.S. Postal Service | Letter

Thanks for the passionate service you and your crew delivered last week. I fully understood why no mail was coming on Feb. 4 — hardly… Continue reading

  • Feb 15, 2019

Funding solution | Letter

Easy way to get rid of King County funding struggles: get rid of King County. Based on their executive budget snapshot for 2019-20, that would… Continue reading

  • Feb 15, 2019

What happens after the bin? | Guest editorial

Behind the scenes at the recycling center.

  • Feb 14, 2019

Controversial 2018 election mailers were audacious — and legal

Misleading postcards didn’t violate election laws because they touted non-candidates, the PDC found.

Thank you Kirkland residents | Letter

Thank you Kirkland residents I am writing to thank Kirkland residents for sharing the true meaning of Christmas with children in need this past holiday… Continue reading

  • Feb 8, 2019

Whats wrong with happily ever after? | Windows and Mirrors

The world is filled with the negative; romance novels can be a way from taking a break from it all.

Effectiveness of vaccines | Letter

On January 25, Governor Inslee declared a state-wide state of emergency due to the current outbreak of measles, which is highly contagious and potentially deadly.… Continue reading

  • Feb 1, 2019

Wrong and scary | Letter

I thought that we were living in a civilized society? Where all people work together and care about each other? I can’t believe we have… Continue reading

  • Feb 1, 2019

Inslee and climate change | Letter

Gov. Jay Inslee appears ready to announce his 2020 presidential run. Considering the size of the Democratic field the odds for him to win the… Continue reading

  • Jan 30, 2019

Why public libraries matter more than ever in the information age | Book Nook

Public libraries are places that are free and welcoming to people of all backgrounds.

Neighborhood parking | Letter

We are all in favor of developing Kirkland for the better. However, we urge the mayor to require construction companies to have off-street parking for… Continue reading

  • Jan 25, 2019