Opinion

Raising revenue the only cost-effective answer to budget shortfall

One of the most popular and oft-repeated cliches in American history, which comes to us from Benjamin Franklin, humorously posits that “in the world, nothing… Continue reading

Editorial | Taxes not answer to state’s deficit

The Washington state Legislature convened Jan. 11. Its members face a daunting task - the state's projected deficit is $2.6 billion.In keeping with state law,… Continue reading

  • Jan 12, 2010
Cartoon of the week for Jan. 6.
Cartoon of the week for Jan. 6.

Military will lead the way to on-line voting

If necessity is the mother of invention, then the military helped raise one of her biggest children.The Internet evolved from Cold War competition between the… Continue reading

Snippets

I’d propose that the mark of a civilized society is how much of life is in the private sector. I’d submit that the more society… Continue reading

Cartoon of the week.
Cartoon of the week.

Skip traffic with Link light rail

Proving that last summer's opening of Central Link was merely the beginning of a new era, Sound Transit has extended light rail into Sea Tac… Continue reading

Santa Claus visited Kirkland many times this year including on the last weekend of November for the annual tree lighting. He is pictured with Rep. Larry Springer.

Updates from Santa at Kirklandreporter.com

I was overjoyed when the staff of the Kirkland Reporter contacted me with the idea of tracking my progress Christmas Eve. Being in my position it is difficult to let people know where I am going. It is extremely important and air traffic controllers are the only ones that can see my sleigh. Plus, Twitter is so impersonal.

Santa Claus visited Kirkland many times this year including on the last weekend of November for the annual tree lighting. He is pictured with Rep. Larry Springer.

One on one: Views on annexation

Toby Nixon and Robert Syle are prominent voices on the issue of annexation. Both wrote columns this week in support of differing views.Annexation to threaten… Continue reading

  • Dec 21, 2009
Cartoon for the week of Dec. 16.

Cartoon for December 16

Editorial Cartoon by Jeff Johnson.… Continue reading

  • Dec 14, 2009
Cartoon for the week of Dec. 16.
Subaru’s all-new 2010 Legacy sedan offers three levels of performance that make it a top choice in the midsize family sedan segment

Get ready for great winter driving in Subaru Legacy

Take a look around you on Northwest roads and you’ll see you are in Subaru country.Subaru’s all-wheel drive cars and crossover sport-utility vehicles are popular… Continue reading

  • Dec 14, 2009
Subaru’s all-new 2010 Legacy sedan offers three levels of performance that make it a top choice in the midsize family sedan segment
PSE customers donated over $1

PSE, community help Hopelink

PSE customers donated over $1,700 dollars in cash and approximately 200 pounds of food to Hopelink, and PSE thanked them with over 125 boxes of… Continue reading

  • Dec 14, 2009
PSE customers donated over $1
Green Kirkland Partnership work to restore Cotton Hill Park recently during the last event of the year.

Volunteers restore Cotton Hill Park

“It’s a huge collaboration,” Sharon Rodman describes the volunteer work party at Cotton Hill Park recently. The event was a collective effort by the Green… Continue reading

  • Dec 14, 2009
Green Kirkland Partnership work to restore Cotton Hill Park recently during the last event of the year.

Balanced diet may be best anti-depressant

A recent study by the Columbia University Medical Center and the New York State Psychiatric Institute found that over a period of just 10 years… Continue reading

The climate crisis not a hoax

Negotiators from around the world met in Copenhagen, Denmark last week to hammer out an agreement to replace the Kyoto Protocol. The protocol, which sought… Continue reading

Emilie Kaufman

Juanita senior thanks Wave Aquatics for opportunity

This past summer, Wave Aquatics was approved to manage the Juanita Aquatic Center (formerly Juanita High School pool). Many were eager for this news to… Continue reading

  • Dec 14, 2009
Emilie Kaufman

Share gift of holiday giving

Giving feels good.I learned this particularly well growing up in a family that didn’t celebrate holidays – Christmas, Easter, Halloween, Valentine’s Day or even birthdays.So… Continue reading

Chuck Morgan memorial section

Last month, we covered Charles “Chuck” Morgan’s celebration of life when he passed away Oct. 30 at 98 years old.Hundreds came to the service at… Continue reading

James Lloyd

Annexation necessary for future of emergency services in Kirkland

I have been a commissioner for King County Fire District No. 41 for 18 years and wish to share my perspective on annexation and the… Continue reading

  • Dec 9, 2009
James Lloyd