Opinion

Back to school and back to quality

Back to school is a special time. One million children have filled their backpacks with new books, nervous energy and optimism and boarded yellow buses to return to school.

  • Sep 16, 2008

Husky football: There’s a lot to be said about losing | Pat Cashman

I was sitting in the stands a couple of weeks ago when the Huskies football team saw a potential victory evaporate faster than spilled beer on a hot sidewalk – all because of a referee’s call. A fan sitting just behind me meant to shout, “This is an outrage!” But instead, the words came out, “This is bull____!”

Another gathering of the high school clan

High school in the late 1960s: to borrow from Dickens, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” This was brought home to me last month as my Inglemoor High School Class of 1968 gathered for its 40th year class reunion.

  • Sep 11, 2008

Getting the willies from dad and Fr. Will

My granduncle was the oldest man I had ever seen. His name was Father William Cashman, and I guessed his age at 500 or 600 years, but that was just a guess. He may have been older.

If Redmond commuters can do it, why can’t we?

Checking out what the other guy does or what the other city does, reminds me a bit like childhood sibling rivalry. Thinking back to my youth, when one of my siblings did something better than me, I wanted to do as well. I wanted to be just like them. I wanted to have what they had.

Looking for Bigfoot? Well, I’ve talked to him

You might have seen the news story last week: A couple of guys from Georgia told people that they had found the body of a dead Bigfoot – and they were going to show it at a press conference, proving once and for all that such a creature really existed.

  • Aug 27, 2008

For the Olympics we get a Chinese American Idol

Like a lot of you, I’ve been watching the Olympics. I’m not tuning in for the sporting events. In my opinion, if you aren’t doing commercials for Gatorade, you aren’t a real athlete.

  • Aug 26, 2008

No new bridge? No tolls

When the 520 floating bridge opened in 1963, travelers had to stop at a toll booth on the east side of the bridge and fork over 35 cents (close to $3 today). So much money came in that the toll was lowered to a quarter, and the tolls ended in 1979 after the bridge was paid for.

  • Aug 26, 2008

A ‘Guardian’ in the skies State-of-the-art helicopter to meet public safety needs

Heavy rains and floods isolating communities. A child separated from a group hiking Tiger Mountain. A fugitive on the run along a major transportation corridor. These examples are vivid reminders of the necessity for the King County Sheriff’s Office newest piece of equipment, the newest “Guardian One” helicopter.

  • Aug 20, 2008

Writing our stories

I do actually read obituaries – not because I’m getting to the age where I feel I should make some notes on my own behalf, but because I like to see how people sum up their lives when they reach the end.

  • Aug 18, 2008

Support works both ways

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  • Aug 18, 2008

Letter appreciated about Market

Dear Editor

  • Aug 18, 2008

It’s the Dog Days of Summer but loose ends remain

We’re in the Dog Days of Summer – that time of year when thoughts turn away from the productive to the slothful. Gimme a chaise lounge, a trashy novel, a beer or some iced tea, Dire Straits on my I-Pod and nothing but nothing having anything to do with politics.

  • Aug 13, 2008

Initiative 26 gives voters more choice

Next week’s primary isn’t exactly a barn-burner as many races only have two candidates, at best. Most candidates will move on to the general election. Still there is an issue on the ballot that deserves attention.

  • Aug 12, 2008

I would like to commend all the organizers of this fin

I would like to commend all the organizers of this fine market! I visited from Seattle last week and found everyone to be most hospitable (especially Kate and co.).

  • Aug 11, 2008

Will we work together to find common ground or will we split further apart?

The following are excerpts from an article written by Rob Butcher, first published on www.KirklandViews.com:

  • Aug 11, 2008

Help Evergreen Hospital get needed hospital beds

Evergreen Hospital Medical Center needs our help getting a state license for 80 more beds. As a long time Kirkland resident and a volunteer community advisor for Evergreen, I worked to get bonds passed to build and support the hospital. This is my hospital of choice.

  • Aug 11, 2008

‘Quintuple whammy’ hurts Eastside students

It’s horrifically ironic. Just when we need more than ever to enhance the skills and capabilities of our workforce, and just as youth and adults more than ever need further post-secondary training to get, keep and advance in good careers – the door to higher education begins to swing shut.

  • Aug 6, 2008

Editorial: Share the roads, avoid the problems

There’s no question that bicycles are popular around here. The Burke-Gilman and Sammamish River trails draw bicyclists (and walkers) daily. Redmond has a velodrome for bicycle racing. Kirkland is even hosting its very own bike race this Sunday (see ‘criterium,’ page 16.)

  • Aug 4, 2008

What’s fit to print in the Reporter?

Dear Editor,

  • Jul 23, 2008