Opinion

It could have been #MeToo | Editorial

Editor Samantha Pak reflects upon the USA Gymnastics sex abuse scandal.

Vote yes on the bond and levies | Letter

LWSD is growing rapidly, and schools are already overcrowded, with many portable classrooms in use.

  • Feb 1, 2018

Levy games | Letter

On Feb. 13, we have a special election. Looking at the ballot, the only items are school levy and bond measures for schools. The brochure… Continue reading

  • Jan 31, 2018

How schools will be funded | Cartoon

This week’s cartoon.

  • Jan 31, 2018

LWSD’s Prop. 1: Funding basic education vs. enrichment? | Letter

With schools set to receive more state funding, LWSD should adjust its Prop. 1 levy.

  • Jan 29, 2018
By Frank Shiers

More than one type of lethal injection | Cartoon

This week’s cartoon.

  • Jan 24, 2018
By Frank Shiers

How to fight back against fraud | Coming of Age…Again

Some tips on how you can avoid being scammed.

  • Jan 23, 2018

What will LWSD measures really cost? | Letter

Should taxpayers be prepared to open their pocketbooks for an increase in local and state school taxes in 2019 and beyond?

  • Jan 22, 2018

Why we’re supporting our schools on Feb. 13 | Guest editorial

Eastside mayors support LWSD bond and levies.

  • Jan 18, 2018
Frank Shiers

A not-so-funny joke | Cartoon

We could soon be seeing higher energy costs in Washington.

  • Jan 17, 2018
Frank Shiers

‘Overwhelming’ attendance at Muslim and Immigrant Safety Forum and Dinner | Letter

Last year, the Muslim Community and Neighborhood Association (MCNA) organized a Muslim Safety forum with the Bellevue Police Department (BPD) and police departments from Redmond,… Continue reading

  • Jan 16, 2018
Gov. Jay Inslee speaks with Sound Publishing staff during a meeting on Jan. 20 at the Bellevue Reporter office. Photo by Matt Phelps/Kirkland Reporter

Judge delivers crushing blow to Inslee’s Clean Air Rule

It was the centerpiece of the governor’s crusade against climate change. Now it’s gone.

Gov. Jay Inslee speaks with Sound Publishing staff during a meeting on Jan. 20 at the Bellevue Reporter office. Photo by Matt Phelps/Kirkland Reporter

For opponents of a carbon tax, an initiative threat looms

If legislators don’t act on the governor’s legislation, a plan could land on the November ballot.

Inslee: ‘It’s our state’s destiny … to fight climate change’

In his State-of-the-State address, the governor made the case for an ambitious carbon tax.

Let’s continue making Kirkland a welcoming community | Letter

Numerous events and grassroots initiatives were held throughout 2017 to support a more inclusive community.

  • Jan 15, 2018

Republicans: what is your obligation to the American public? | Letter

An urge for those in office to consider the greater good.

  • Jan 13, 2018

Support the LWSD bond and levies | Letter

The measures fund needs that are not covered by state funding, including paying for existing staff, current programs and desperately needed facilities.

  • Jan 12, 2018

United States is a health care outlier | Letter

The United States finishes last among the world’s wealthiest 11 nations when it comes to health care.

  • Jan 12, 2018

Kiwanis Club of Kirkland tree lot a huge success | Letter

Thank you to the Kirkland community for supporting a good cause.

  • Jan 11, 2018
By Frank Shiers

Legislature is now in session | Cartoon

This legislative session will be a short one.

  • Jan 11, 2018
By Frank Shiers