Opinion

You can’t have a shooting without first having a gun | Letter to the editor

A letter in response to a letter about banning public schools to prevent school shootings.

  • Mar 3, 2018

Totem Lake Bridge is result of many years of public input | Letter to the editor

Recently the Kirkland Reporter published a letter to the editor voicing concern about the planned Totem Lake Connector Bridge along the Cross Kirkland Corridor. The… Continue reading

  • Mar 1, 2018

Don’t ban guns, ban government schools | Letter to the editor

Public schools have become impersonal, sterile and monolithic — like most government institutions.

  • Feb 23, 2018

Will council reduce taxes | Letter to the editor

Property tax bills have gone up 18.8 percent; the RTA vehicle registration tax has more than doubled.

  • Feb 22, 2018

Youth: You have power | Letter to the editor

A letter to young people protesting issues of violence.

  • Feb 21, 2018
By Frank Shiers

Possible property tax relief | Cartoon

This week’s cartoon.

  • Feb 21, 2018
By Frank Shiers

We need national legislation with a global impact | Letter to the editor

The “Ways to reduce your energy usage“ letter (Feb. 15) contains common sense suggestions, but the worldwide scientific community has made it clear than individual… Continue reading

  • Feb 20, 2018

Ways to reduce your energy usage | Letter to the editor

The Kirkland Reporter’s carbon-tax cartoon (Feb. 9) shows a very fatalistic view of energy usage. Since artist Frank Shiers seems to be having trouble thinking… Continue reading

  • Feb 15, 2018
By Frank Shiers

The Legislative session so far | Cartoon

This week’s cartoon.

  • Feb 14, 2018
By Frank Shiers

Talking about diversity with kids | Guest editorial

A few tips for how parents can approach the topic of diversity with younger children.

  • Feb 12, 2018

Five reasons to love your recycling driver | Guest editorial

What are some reasons to love your local recycling driver?

Lawyers will always be able to find inequities and we will be in court forever | Letter to the editor

Ever since the McCleary decision, where one elected judge decided the state was not fulfilling its constitutional duty regarding education, there have been newspaper articles,… Continue reading

  • Feb 9, 2018

Five notable developments of the state Senate’s evolving climate

By Jerry Cornfield There’s been a noticeable climate change in the state Senate since Democrats regained the majority. A victory in a special election last… Continue reading

  • Feb 9, 2018

Kirkland parent and co-PSTA president: Vote “yes” on the three bond/levy measures | Letter to the editor

My 11-year-old daughter is named Gabby. Gabby has an extremely rare genetic disorder which causes intellectual disability, speech delays, low muscle tone and other issues.… Continue reading

  • Feb 9, 2018

Up for the challenge | From Kirkland to Quito

Growing up in Kirkland and attending International Community School has helped prepare Tremblay for her current stint with the Peace Corps.

  • Feb 9, 2018

Vote ‘No’ on LWSD measures | Letter to the editor

It is difficult to keep up with the rising cost of living on the Eastside and tax increases won’t help.

  • Feb 8, 2018
By Frank Shiers

The carbon tax effect | Cartoon

This week’s cartoon

  • Feb 8, 2018
By Frank Shiers