Opinion

Fight for the millions of Americans living with Alzheimer’s | Letter

Alzheimer’s is the most expensive disease in the United States.

  • Dec 10, 2017

The tax reform bills in Congress have not been finalized | Letter

Congress is still considering deductions in property taxes and interest deduction on mortgages.

  • Dec 9, 2017

The meaning of double taxation | Letter

A response to Sam DeBord’s recent guest editorial.

  • Dec 8, 2017

Protect your aging loved ones in an emergency | Guest editorial

A few simple tips can help caregivers, family members and seniors prepare for the worst to ensure the best outcomes.

  • Dec 8, 2017

Please keep your sidewalks clear | Letter

It is difficult to navigate, especially when snow on the sidewalk turns to ice.

  • Dec 7, 2017

Unmarked vans ‘stealing’ or delivering packages? | Letter to the editor

I few weeks ago I noticed an influx of unmarked white vans in our neighborhood. The drivers appear to be looking closely at houses and… Continue reading

  • Dec 6, 2017

The season of giving is here | Cartoon

Are you ready for the holidays?

  • Dec 5, 2017

Tax cuts will not trickle down | Letter

Congress continues to find ways to steal our tax money and give it to the people with the least reason to spend it wisely. Lower… Continue reading

  • Dec 4, 2017

Democracy’s cornerstone: A free press

Every time Trump proclaims something as “fake-news,” he is attacking truth and the free press. If anyone has a problem with the truth, it’s the… Continue reading

  • Dec 4, 2017

Medicare-for-all applied to the environment | Letter

I would like to applaud Mr. Scannell’s letter in the Nov. 17 Kirkland Reporter supporting a Medicare-for-all health plan. I couldn’t agree more that free… Continue reading

  • Dec 4, 2017

Council members pull a fast one over Houghton, Everest | Letter

Five members of the Kirkland City Council, Councilmembers Sweet, Marchione, Nixon and Arnold, and Mayor Walen, have pulled a fast one over the Houghton/Everest neighborhood… Continue reading

  • Dec 4, 2017

‘Tis the season for sustainability | Guest editorial

Ready or not, the holidays are here! That means it’s time for friends, family, hot chocolate and, of course, gift giving. But with all that… Continue reading

Take precautions to prevent being a victim of theft | Guest editorial

Kirkland Police Chief Cherie Harris offers tips on how to protect yourself.

  • Nov 30, 2017
By Frank Shiers Jr.

To the State Supreme Court | Cartoon

Not all gifts are well received.

  • Nov 29, 2017
By Frank Shiers Jr.

Socialism won’t work for medical care

Mr. Scannell’s response, “Medicare-for-all makes sense,” (Kirkland reporter, Nov. 17) asserts that Mr. Jared’s letter was “lots of heat and no light” and “convulsive and… Continue reading

  • Nov 22, 2017

Reporter’s firsthand account of Kirkland CERT class

Former reporter shares her experiences with CERT training

Tackling teenage depression | Letter

Have you ever had depression, or do you know anyone that has felt this? Had that darkness creeping up your back while you struggled to… Continue reading

  • Nov 21, 2017
Sam DeBord is 2017 president of Seattle King County REALTORS® and is a managing broker at Seattle Homes Group Coldwell Banker Danforth.

What tax reform means here at home

Tax reform proposals swirling around Washington, D.C. right now make some sweeping changes to the tax benefits that homeowners have come to depend on. For… Continue reading

  • Nov 21, 2017
Sam DeBord is 2017 president of Seattle King County REALTORS® and is a managing broker at Seattle Homes Group Coldwell Banker Danforth.

On the issue of education | Letter

I’m a student of education, learning to teach in a top school, with a top-notch teacher and a solid, supportive administration. An early lesson is… Continue reading

  • Nov 21, 2017

Sexual assault can happen to anyone | Letter

Since 1993, sexual violence has fallen 63 percent but it is still a huge problem.

  • Nov 20, 2017