Opinion

Kirkland budget cuts could impact our way of life

When I say I am from Kirkland, the response usually is enthusiasm for the city, if the other person is at all familiar with it.… Continue reading

What Health Care Reform Bill can learn from Cash for Clunkers

“Cash for Clunkers” was extremely successful by any measure. Even those who can’t fathom government doing anything right were soon silenced by the program’s popularity.… Continue reading

Trick or Treat?
Trick or Treat?

Privatize county parks

King County should privatize the 39 parks it’s considering closing (“39 King County parks could shut down,” Aug. 26, by Jacinda Howard & Matt Phelps),… Continue reading

Cartoon for the week of Oct. 14.
Cartoon for the week of Oct. 14.

Cost to seniors if utility tax increase not passed

Last week’s Reporter presented opposing views regarding the proposed utility tax increase. The Kirkland “Yes” campaign for the utility tax increase and the anti-tax increase… Continue reading

Utility Prop One: An unnecessary tax

The Kirkland YES committee believes that if the 1.5 percent utility tax doesn't pass, cuts will diminish essential services and harm the quality of life… Continue reading

Kirkland Utility Prop One: Saving our quality of life

Cities across Washington State are being devastated by the economic downturn – Kirkland is no exception. The city has worked hard to provide key services… Continue reading

A perspective view of Parkplace from the Northeast

Parkplace: Embracing change, moving forward

The future of the Parkplace neighborhood was changed forever on Dec. 16, 2008. On that date, Touchstone’s application to radically transform the Parkplace Shopping Center… Continue reading

A perspective view of Parkplace from the Northeast
Technology forces new way to fold and deliver newspapers.
Technology forces new way to fold and deliver newspapers.

Government: The good and bad

As a libertarian, I must admit government does a few things well, or fairly well. The best government program ever may be Thomas Jefferson’s Lewis… Continue reading

Cartoon for the week of Sept. 30.

Cartoon for the week of Sept. 30

Cartoon for the week of Sept. 30… Continue reading

  • Sep 28, 2009
Cartoon for the week of Sept. 30.

COLUMN| She got the gold

Mia Cooledge of Kirkland’s Highlands neighborhood got her Gold Award from the Girl Scouts. She was able to reach her goal, and then some, to… Continue reading

Hara stands above the rest for assessor

In contest for assessor, one candidate stands head and shoulders above the rest.This November, for the second time in two years, King County voters have… Continue reading

'Miracle on Montlake'

Cartoon of the week | Miracle on Montlake

Miracle on Montlake… Continue reading

  • Sep 22, 2009
'Miracle on Montlake'

Cartoons not so black and white

Fingers shaking, the man hit the keyboard as he defended his 15-year-old son – a level three sex offender.His anger was incited by a recent… Continue reading

Health insurance not a free market

If a public option brings health costs down, then why don’t we have a national auto insurance public option? Why not a public option grocery… Continue reading

Telltale sign of the new economy.

Cartoon of the week | Telltale sign of economy

Telltale sign of the economy.… Continue reading

  • Sep 15, 2009
Telltale sign of the new economy.

Eyman’s I-1033 recipe for economic devastation

Think the recent budget passed by the State Legislature was bad? If so, be prepared for something much, much worse if we are naïve enough… Continue reading