Opinion

Happy Thanksgiving | Cartoon

Time to give thanks.

  • Nov 20, 2017

I believe we have a money-management problem | Letter

A letter on money management in state legislature.

  • Nov 16, 2017

Dems say GOP tax plan doesn’t add up for everyone

Rep. Suzan DelBene’s amendments to restore deductions, that the bill does away with, were rejected.

By Frank Shiers

A shift in power | Cartoon

What are your thoughts on the election results?… Continue reading

  • Nov 15, 2017
By Frank Shiers

Promises kept: Reflecting on 45 years of serving our community | Guest editorial

By Bob Malte EvergreenHealth Forty-five years ago, the founders of EvergreenHealth made a promise to this community: “To work together to enrich the health and… Continue reading

  • Nov 13, 2017

Medicare-for-all makes sense | Letter

Jeff Jared’s response (Kirkland Reporter, Oct. 13) to Mr. Ledbetter’s “Medicare for all” letter (Kirkland Reporter, Oct. 6) provides lots of heat and no light.… Continue reading

  • Nov 10, 2017

Veterans continue to serve us every day | Guest editorial

Every November, we honor our military veterans. What we sometimes overlook is that many veterans, after serving our country, return home to serve our communities… Continue reading

The happy dance or the reverse boomerang | Coming of Age…Again

By Pat Tuton Kirkland Senior Council A new movement is occurring in our country. People of different generations are moving back in together. Middle-aged adults… Continue reading

  • Nov 10, 2017
Stephen A. Smith. Courtesy photo

King County Library System — A cradle of democracy | Guest Editorial

By Stephen A. Smith KCLS Interim Director On Nov. 3, 1942, a shared vision of democratic ideals and equal access to information became reality when… Continue reading

  • Nov 9, 2017
Stephen A. Smith. Courtesy photo

$12 for a neck brace | Letter

I was sorry to read about the medical care CarrolLee Twitchell wrote about in her letter (Kirkland Reporter, Oct. 20). I would like to relate… Continue reading

  • Nov 9, 2017

Initial returns point to a power shift in the state Senate | Editorial

Democrats went to bed Tuesday night confidently declaring their party will control the levers of legislating in state government by the end of the month.… Continue reading

Happy Veterans Day | Cartoon

Have you thanked a veteran for their service?… Continue reading

  • Nov 8, 2017

To my sea sisters — and all families of veterans | Editorial

As my Navy recruiter waited in his car with the engine running at the top of our driveway, I stood with my parents on the… Continue reading

More real estate taxes coming next year | Letter

Republicans are running TV ads that accuse Democrats of wanting to raise taxes and give people “free stuff.” In fact, Republicans raised your taxes big… Continue reading

  • Nov 7, 2017

Gun violence is a public health issue | Guest editorial

By Meredith Goldstein Alliance of Gun Responsibility In 1997, I was 37 weeks pregnant with the first of our two sons when my husband Jay… Continue reading

  • Nov 7, 2017

The dangers of drowsy driving | Guest editorial

By Mora Shaw Eleven years ago, a drowsy-driving car wreck left me with injuries that still challenge me today. In the accident, my ankle was… Continue reading

  • Nov 6, 2017

Damjanovic would be an asset to LWSD board | Letter

Sometimes in elections we have to choose between good and bad candidates, other times we get to choose between good and GREAT candidates. Anita Damjanovic… Continue reading

  • Nov 4, 2017

Taxation is not punishment | Letter

I read Ms. Radke’s evaluation of taxation — and her endorsement of Ms. Englund (Kirkland Reporter, Oct. 26) — and it saddened me. In her… Continue reading

  • Nov 3, 2017

Houghton residents: Vote to continue Community Council | Letter

On Tuesday, residents of Houghton will be asked to weigh in on several issues and candidates, including Proposition 1 regarding the continued existence of the… Continue reading

  • Nov 3, 2017

Walen will continue working to keep Kirkland welcoming and inclusive for all | Letter

I am supporting Amy Walen for another term on the Kirkland City Council. She listens, works hard and is running to continue her work on… Continue reading

  • Nov 3, 2017