Opinion

Even with all that winning, Democrats didn’t run the table

They didn’t pass a capital gains tax or plastic bag ban and the death penalty is still on the books.

On constitutional taxes | Letter

Is this new graduated state real estate excise tax (REET) constitutional? The Washington State Constitution, in Article VII Revenue and Taxation says, “All taxes shall… Continue reading

  • May 8, 2019

Response to pesticide use | Letter

Dear Kirkland community members, We are aware that some community members have expressed concern about the city’s use of pesticides, especially Roundup, in Kirkland’s public… Continue reading

  • May 3, 2019

Thanks Fire Station 21 | Letter

Thanks to the firefighters at Forbes Creek Station 21 who went beyond the call of duty to help me find my cell phone, which I… Continue reading

  • May 2, 2019

Vote for Falcone | Letter

I am writing to endorse Amy Falcone enthusiastically for Kirkland City Council Pos. 6. Amy is a well-respected and effective leader in the community, serving… Continue reading

  • May 2, 2019

Kudos to Kunkler | Letter

Kudos to Kirkland Reporter’s Aaron Kunkler for two fascinating climate articles. “Human Waste: unlikely climate change hero?” (kirklandreporter.com, April 15) describes how a King County… Continue reading

  • May 1, 2019

Building a community of belonging | Windows and Mirrors

LWTech is putting in the work to ensure employees feel welcomed on campus.

Disaster preparedness makes sense for seniors | Coming of Age…Again

Everyone should have a plan in place in case disaster strikes.

  • May 1, 2019

Going places | From Kirkland to Quito

Tremblay shares what it can be like riding the bus in Ecuador.

  • Apr 23, 2019

Are pesticides needed? | Letter

Ms. Mayor, We are residents of Holmes Point for several years now and like last year, now we are seeing that the city of Kirkland… Continue reading

  • Apr 20, 2019

Display of leadership | Letter

The Mueller Report is done. Get ready for fiery arguments on “criminality,” “executive privilege,” “criminal intent,” “legitimate business interests,” etc. to begin. The cacophony will… Continue reading

  • Apr 20, 2019

Homelessness and the right to survive | Letter

Do homeless persons have a constitutional and civil right to occupy and use public spaces for purposes that endanger the health, general welfare and safety… Continue reading

  • Apr 19, 2019

Letters on EvergreenHealth measure | Letter

Vote yes on EverHealthy We’re writing to endorse EvergreenHealth’s proposed measure to increase levy funding that will help bring critical upgrades to our community’s health… Continue reading

  • Apr 19, 2019

Affordable prescriptions needed | Letter

Americans pay the highest brand-name drug prices in the world. I ask Congress, the Administration, and importantly, our own Washington state legislators to take action… Continue reading

  • Apr 19, 2019

A short changed public | Letter

Representing Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility, I was one of dozens of constituents who went to Olympia on April 4 to testify before the Senate… Continue reading

  • Apr 19, 2019

Earth Day 2019 | Letter

Much like making a New Year’s resolution, Earth Day is a perfect time to make a pledge to be more mindful of our impact on… Continue reading

  • Apr 19, 2019

A bit of relief | Letter

Working families, seniors, and the disabled deserve tax relief. By taxing less than one percent of very top on capital gains, Washingtonians could get that… Continue reading

  • Apr 19, 2019

Preparing for safety: Making EvergreenHealth even more earthquake ready

In the event of a large-scale earthquake, EvergreenHealth is prepared to provide critical emergency health care services to those in the community and beyond.

  • Apr 18, 2019

Vote ‘yes’ to support public schools | Letter

Our children graduated in 2001, but we encourage our neighbors and community to vote yes by April 23 to approve the Lake Washington School District’s… Continue reading

  • Apr 17, 2019

Raising the village: Accomplices wanted | Windows and Mirrors

The conversation around race on the Eastside continues.