Education’s first-responders help cure economic doldrums

It’s a disturbing irony.

  • Dec 3, 2008

Correcting Big Lies about America

There are few countries so eager to acknowledge their faults as this one.

  • Dec 1, 2008

’Tis the season to enjoy favorite sights and sounds in Kirkland

The Moss Bay Recorder Society’s Christmas Play-along/Sing-along at the Kirkland Public Library is a highlight of my Decembers in Kirkland. This year’s event is Dec. 13 at 2 p.m. The program includes lovely music, most of which is not well known, nor disseminated as muzak in malls or elevators. All singers and players of recorders and of other compatible (acoustic) instruments are welcomed to sight-read the music. Rhythm instruments and bells are also provided to encourage participation. If you do not wish to join in as a singer or player, just come by to listen and enjoy!

Parental controls: Monitoring your children’s virtual whereabouts

As a father of five daughters, I understand that even as sophisticated as the World Wide Web has become, it is still a vast environment with ambiguous boundaries between appropriate and inappropriate, safe and unsafe information and media.

  • Nov 26, 2008

A lil’ this, a lil’ that | Scott St. Clair

Political junkies are going through severe withdrawal, with the only businesses on the upswing these days being de-tox centers for campaign-addicted types. I escaped commitment by the hairs of my chinnie-chin-chin, which leaves me looking for newsy tid bits.

  • Nov 25, 2008


I am writing regarding the city of Kirkland’s “update” of the Shoreline Master Program. This is an environmental program designed to protect fish and wildlife. The city has employed the UW and Watershed Inc. to provide data with respect to the shoreline along Lake Washington in Kirkland. The city has identified some areas of paramount importance in protecting fish. The primary one, according to the city, is tearing out all bulkheads and armoring.

  • Nov 24, 2008

How to navigate the perfect storm of stress and anxiety this holiday

You can’t escape it, it’s everywhere. House values are plummeting, mutual funds are shrinking, and jobs are in jeopardy. Oh my.

  • Nov 24, 2008

Giving some back

Most of us probably can’t afford to take a pay cut.

Thanksgiving arrival strategies

(An excerpt from Jeremy’s book, Relative Discomfort: The Family Survival Guide.)

  • Nov 17, 2008

After previous elections, it seemed to me that politic

After previous elections, it seemed to me that political signs hung around forever. So I was delighted to note the absence of all of them along Kingsgate yards recently. Here’s the Haiku I wrote in appreciation:

  • Nov 17, 2008

Should we let a developer threaten us into building an

Should we let a developer threaten us into building an extreme project? That’s what seems to have happened with Parkplace.

  • Nov 17, 2008
Former 45th District Rep. Toby Nixon

For Elections Director, Nixon won’t be the one

Nixon lost his bid for the State House. But he's also ruling out a run for head of King County Elections, authorized by an initiative that passed last week and he helped get onto the ballot.

  • Nov 12, 2008
Former 45th District Rep. Toby Nixon

Ya got trouble, my friends – trouble right here in Kirkland City

It’s b-a-c-k! Tent City 4 is back in town in residence at St. John Vianney Catholic Church on Finn Hill.

  • Nov 5, 2008

Veterans deserve our support — and thanks to King County levy they’re getting it

My father, uncles and grandfathers were veterans. Through them, I learned about the Normandy invasion, the sinking of the Quincy and Patton’s army. Their stories made my high school history books come alive. Many King County families have similar connections and understand that veterans deserve our support.

  • Nov 4, 2008

Reporter needs balance

I enjoy having a local newspaper again. Although it concerns me if the local paper is not keeping the information balanced, then it starts to feel more like propaganda. I am referring to the big-above the fold-photo of Obama followers. I will be waiting to see if your staff photographer manages to find a photo of the McCain campaign to demonstrate balanced journalism. I hope you have more commonsense and understanding of your audience than the Times or PI!

  • Nov 3, 2008

Thank you for Alexie story

I wanted to thank reporter Kendall Watson for the terrific article about Sherman Alexie and his author appearance at ParkPlace Books in the Oct. 22nd issue of the Kirkland Reporter. I thought he caught the spirit of the occasion very well and I very much appreciate his getting all of the facts straight about who was involved and what organization they belong to. We very much appreciate such full coverage for an event that was important to us. I sense a positive new direction for our local paper.

  • Nov 3, 2008

Want to see swim coverage

With Juanita High School going undefeated in Girls swimming -- I hope to read about it in the only newspaper I’ve read in the past ten years ... Your newspaper is the only printed paper that I have wanted to read.

  • Nov 3, 2008

On budget cut story

I read the Kirkland Reporter each week and generally enjoy the content and presentation of information.

  • Nov 3, 2008

LETTERS Obama on front page

Do you mean to tell me that the top news for the week in Kirkland was a “Babes for Obama” rally?? I can’t believe that you would waste the front page of the paper with a picture like that.

  • Nov 3, 2008

Thank you for LW football story

Finally a win! If my records are right, by losing the last three games of 2006, all nine last season and the first five this fall the Kangaroos had dropped 17 straight prior to the victory over the Beavers. The 17-game streak was the second longest in LW history. Between 1970 and ‘73 they lost 22 straight.

  • Nov 3, 2008