Opinion

Automatic voter registration: An idea whose time has come

Voting shouldn’t be hard.That simple four sentence is a complaint I repeatedly hear from people when I ask them about participating in our state and… Continue reading

How to draw line on drug handling

It seems there are four main ways to handle drugs.First, there’s prohibition – what we do now. It’s not working, just like alcohol prohibition didn’t… Continue reading

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Rubber ducks line up for the Kirkland Rotary's Duck Dash in years past.

Editor’s Note: Doin’ the Duck Dash

I was feeling just ducky last week.

Rubber ducks line up for the Kirkland Rotary's Duck Dash in years past.
Street Pulse

Street Pulse

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  • Jun 29, 2009
Street Pulse

Letter to the editor: Where were the reporters

I was wondering if you were going to report that the restraining order full of lies against the baseball mom Jodi Scheffler was dropped. The… Continue reading

  • Jun 24, 2009

Letter to the editor: Athletic fee increases will cause student disparity

(A letter to the Lake Washington School District Board) You have, no doubt, been inundated with responses regarding the proposed athletic fee increases for LWSD… Continue reading

  • Jun 24, 2009

Letter to the editor: Changing the way Americans think about healthcare

There are 46 million Americans without health insurance, and another 25 million who are under-insured. It seems that there is no question about whether our… Continue reading

  • Jun 24, 2009

Letter to the editor: The three worst court cases

“Bad clause, bad clause.” No, I’m not scolding a dog, but the interstate commerce clause of the U.S. Constitution (1789) that the U.S. Supreme Court… Continue reading

Editorial: Fed up with big banks? Join a credit union

So long, Washington Mutual, also known as WaMu. Over the past few weeks the familiar yellow and blue WaMu signs adorning neighborhood financial centers around… Continue reading

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Inside Politics: Candidates enter the ring

They’re off and running — and there won’t be a lack of candidates ringing your doorbell.

Preparing for the changing job market

Traditionally, career planning has been the last step of the education process when it should be the first. Delaying career planning to after one’s education… Continue reading

Suburban Sarah
Suburban Sarah
Some of the Cub Scouts and other volunteers who gave Cedar View Park a spring cleaning on May 31.

Thank you, Highlands neighbors, for restoration work and more

This month I have the pleasure of thanking many people for many things. It’s been a busy spring here in the Highlands!Have you noticed the… Continue reading

Some of the Cub Scouts and other volunteers who gave Cedar View Park a spring cleaning on May 31.
The 2009 Hyundai Genesis took top honors as North American Car of the Year.

My Hyundai Genesis

When the 2009 Hyundai Genesis took top honors in the most exclusive automobile award in North America by being named 2009 North American Car of… Continue reading

The 2009 Hyundai Genesis took top honors as North American Car of the Year.

Letter to the editor: Puff piece lacks objectivity

In the Kirkland Reporter of June 3 you had an “article” that told of Tom Hodgson’s bid for re-election. But, this item had no by-line… Continue reading

  • Jun 9, 2009

Letter to the editor: Media has turned issue into circus

(In response to “Little League strikes out, June 3) The real sad story here is that you and your media colleagues have at the beckoning… Continue reading

  • Jun 9, 2009

EDITORIAL| Legalize prostitution?

A Kirkland house was busted for prostitution (“Police raid suspected Kirkland brothel,” by Matt Phelps, Kirkland Reporter, May 22) and a massage parlor on Kirkland’s… Continue reading