Opinion

Events and new resources blossom for older adults this spring | Coming of age…again

While we may work out, run, walk or bicycle to exercise and stay “fit,” exercising our brain is a bit more complex.

  • Mar 12, 2020

We need to think before we act | Windows and Mirrors

As coronavirus has led to xenophobia and racism against Asians, we should all stop and think before acting on our biases.

Gov. Inslee is cordially invited to Kirkland, Eastside

We need the governor here to know we’re a priority, not in Olympia or on cable news channels.

  • Mar 3, 2020

Protecting our community from COVID-19 | Guest editorial

A message from Kirkland’s mayor and city manager following coronavirus-related deaths.

  • Mar 3, 2020

This Boeing deal could have ‘clawbacks’ in the ‘snap-back’

The company wants a tax break temporarily repealed. Some don’t want to give it back without new conditions.

The state has too much money and it’s a problem

With revenues rising, budget writers are going to get lots of requests on how to spend it

Bike lanes are foofoo and ageist | Letter

In “‘It’s about to get real’: Construction on Totem Lake Connector Bridge to begin this year,” (Reporter, Jan. 29), Kirkland plans to build a bike-pedestrian… Continue reading

  • Feb 21, 2020

‘We can do the right thing’ | Windows and Mirrors

Clarence Moriwaki shares how we can stand up for each other and not have history repeat itself.

The continuing disgrace of Trump | Letter

I can’t believe that President Donald Trump can really ever look at himself in the mirror without the mirror breaking or shattering. I can’t really… Continue reading

  • Feb 21, 2020

KCLS: Much to celebrate from 2019 and in the year ahead

A column from the King County Library System.

Five reasons to love your recycling driver | Guest editorial

Maybe this year, consider that person who makes your life easier and helps keep our community clean, green, and safe all year long.

Fall in love but don’t fall down| Coming of Age…Again

Here are a few simple suggestions to help find the right balance to keep safe.

  • Feb 11, 2020
Clyde Ford speaks at Bellevue First United Methodist Church. One of the things he spoke about was how other countries have approached the topic of race and racism. Samantha Pak/staff photo

We need to, but how do we talk about race? | Windows and Mirrors

Racism is still an issue in this country. How can we have constructive conversations to move forward and heal?

Clyde Ford speaks at Bellevue First United Methodist Church. One of the things he spoke about was how other countries have approached the topic of race and racism. Samantha Pak/staff photo

Do you support Kirkland’s legislative agenda? | Letters

The city just released its legislative agenda, which can be found in detail on the city’s website. Do you want higher property taxes? The city… Continue reading

  • Feb 6, 2020

Science fair needs support | Letter

The Central Sound Regional Science and Engineering Fair (CSRSEF) has been an annual event at Bellevue College for 10 years, serving high school students from… Continue reading

  • Jan 31, 2020

Insensitive remark by Sen. Kuderer | Letter

Many were shocked to learn Sen. Patty Kuderer’s remark in a committee, as seen in a TVW in a Jan. 17 video when she used… Continue reading

  • Jan 30, 2020
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Former Kirkland mayor put service above self

These officials and many others served with distinction even on the occasions when you disagreed with them.

Policy fights, political tension loom for state lawmakers

A 60-day session begins Monday. They’ll tackle car tabs, homelessness and whether to expel Matt Shea.