Opinion

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

Why the Inslee cartoon was short-sighted | Letter to the editor

The editorial cartoon featured in the Jan. 19 edition mocking Governor Inslee’s proposals to mitigate climate change is terribly short-sighted. It’s high time to consider… Continue reading

  • Feb 7, 2018

Response to ‘Kirkland’s future’ letter | Letter to the editor

A letter about the Houghton/Everest neighborhood.

  • Feb 7, 2018

Vote ‘yes’ Feb. 13 | Letter to the editor

As a current Washington State Legislator and former Kirkland mayor, I’ve seen first-hand how our area’s growth is affecting schools in the Lake Washington School… Continue reading

  • Feb 7, 2018

Many Democrats don’t care for the poor | Letter to the editor

Exhibits A and B are Washington’s two senators, Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell. Both voted against allowing cheaper medications to be imported from Canada and… Continue reading

  • Feb 7, 2018

Do we really need a skipping stone bridge? | Letter to the editor

So, we need a skipping stone bridge for the Cross Kirkland Trail near Totem Lake Mall? The council has repeatedly told us they support and… Continue reading

  • Feb 7, 2018

Why traffic beacons need to stay | Letter to the editor

While reading your paper, I saw that the city will no longer be using flashing beacons in certain areas, which by your own admission are… Continue reading

  • Feb 7, 2018

Please support all three LWSD ballot measures | Letter to the editor

Olympia continues to debate how to amply fund basic education. But Lake Washington School District voters can take decisive action to support our children. The… Continue reading

  • Feb 7, 2018

A vote against LWSD measures | Letter to the editor

This reader is waiting for more facts to see that he is paying taxes necessarily.

  • Feb 6, 2018

It’s time to talk trash | Guest editorial

King County’s long-term planning decisions will affect what residents pay for garbage collection and disposal over the next 20 years and what kind of recycling services will be available.

  • Feb 6, 2018

A message from the new KCLS director | Guest Editorial

Lisa Rosenblum is excited to start her tenure as the new KCLS director is honored to serve as its leader.

  • Feb 5, 2018