Opinion

All quiet on the car tab front in Washington legislature

Several bills have been introduced, but none made it to a hearing.

Take control of health care decisions in 2019 | Coming of Age…Again

Do you have a living will or health care directive?

  • Feb 20, 2019

Raves for U.S. Postal Service | Letter

Thanks for the passionate service you and your crew delivered last week. I fully understood why no mail was coming on Feb. 4 — hardly… Continue reading

  • Feb 15, 2019

Funding solution | Letter

Easy way to get rid of King County funding struggles: get rid of King County. Based on their executive budget snapshot for 2019-20, that would… Continue reading

  • Feb 15, 2019

What happens after the bin? | Guest editorial

Behind the scenes at the recycling center.

  • Feb 14, 2019

Controversial 2018 election mailers were audacious — and legal

Misleading postcards didn’t violate election laws because they touted non-candidates, the PDC found.

Thank you Kirkland residents | Letter

Thank you Kirkland residents I am writing to thank Kirkland residents for sharing the true meaning of Christmas with children in need this past holiday… Continue reading

  • Feb 8, 2019

Whats wrong with happily ever after? | Windows and Mirrors

The world is filled with the negative; romance novels can be a way from taking a break from it all.

Effectiveness of vaccines | Letter

On January 25, Governor Inslee declared a state-wide state of emergency due to the current outbreak of measles, which is highly contagious and potentially deadly.… Continue reading

  • Feb 1, 2019

Wrong and scary | Letter

I thought that we were living in a civilized society? Where all people work together and care about each other? I can’t believe we have… Continue reading

  • Feb 1, 2019

Inslee and climate change | Letter

Gov. Jay Inslee appears ready to announce his 2020 presidential run. Considering the size of the Democratic field the odds for him to win the… Continue reading

  • Jan 30, 2019

Why public libraries matter more than ever in the information age | Book Nook

Public libraries are places that are free and welcoming to people of all backgrounds.

Neighborhood parking | Letter

We are all in favor of developing Kirkland for the better. However, we urge the mayor to require construction companies to have off-street parking for… Continue reading

  • Jan 25, 2019

Combating bigotry | Windows and Mirrors

Author and journalist Jonathan Weisman visited the Stroum Jewish Community Center to as part of the center’s “Words to the Wise” series.

Time for the state to invest in higher education | Guest editorial

Lack of funding of higher education has created a situation that is unsustainable.

  • Jan 22, 2019

Male-only no more: The next House Speaker will be a woman

The Frank Chopp era will end soon. Everett’s Robinson is among a crowd of women who may seek the job.

In 2019 less is more | Guest editorial

Some tips on how to be more green in the new year.

  • Jan 17, 2019

Kiwanis tree lot a huge success | Letter

The Kirkland community and surrounding neighborhoods came through once again this year in its support of the Kiwanis Club of Kirkland’s Christmas tree lot. The… Continue reading

  • Jan 12, 2019

Thank you Rep. DelBene | Letter

The Building Our Largest Dementia (BOLD) Infrastructure for Alzheimer’s Act has just been signed into law and I want to thank Congresswoman Suzan DelBene for… Continue reading

  • Jan 11, 2019

A challenge to readers | Letter

[To Samantha Pak] I enjoyed your Windows and Mirrors story in the Dec. 28 issue of the Kirkland Reporter. Sorry for the tree that came… Continue reading

  • Jan 11, 2019