Opinion

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.

United Methodist Church: To split or not to split | Windows and Mirrors

Local clergy from Eastside United Methodist Churches weigh in on the church’s future regarding LGBTQ+ inclusion.

Twenty recycling resolutions for 2020 | Guest editorial

It’s a new year – the perfect time to reflect on our sustainability goals and refresh our recycling habits! This year, especially for Kirkland residents,… Continue reading

Unlocking Kirkland’s housing diversity | Guest editorial

By Rodney Rutherford Special to the Reporter We’ve seen a lot of new housing in Kirkland. But as employment grows, the demand for housing grows… Continue reading

  • Jan 8, 2020

Congress must end surprise billing — in a fair and reasonable way | Guest editorial

The state Legislature recently passed an act that eliminates protects patients from surprise medical billing.

  • Jan 6, 2020
Washington State Capitol Building in Olympia. File photo

Despite ruling on Public Records Act, we need to keep a close eye on Olympia

Washington Supreme Court upholds that state legislators are subject to the Public Records Act.

  • Jan 2, 2020
Washington State Capitol Building in Olympia. File photo

Kiwanis tree lot a huge success | Letter

Kiwanis tree lot a huge success The Kirkland community and surrounding neighborhoods came through once again this year in its support of the Kiwanis Club… Continue reading

  • Jan 1, 2020

Come for the conversation, stay for the friendships | Windows and Mirrors

Talk Time classes allow English language learners to practice their speaking and conversation skills.

Rifts, not gifts: Habib, Republican senators at odds this holiday season

OLYMPIA — Stuck on what gifts to give Lt. Gov. Cyrus Habib and Republican state senators this holiday season? Consider one present they can unwrap… Continue reading

Go green, don’t be a Grinch — holiday waste reduction

Some tips on how to reduce waste this holiday season.

Helping neurodivergent students navigate higher education | Windows and Mirrors

The Neurodiversity Navigators program at Bellevue College offers various services to students who are on the autism spectrum.

Taking time to say thank you to our supporters

As the holidays approach, I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to King County residents for making KCLS one of the… Continue reading

Property tax relief for seniors, veterans coming in the new year

A new law will help many seniors by raising the property tax exemption limit in King County from $40,000 to $58,423.

  • Dec 11, 2019

Keep our waterfront parks clean | Letter

Keep our waterfront parks clean I read with interest the article in the Nov. 1 issue of the Kirkland Reporter on the city’s campaign for… Continue reading

  • Dec 11, 2019

Changing systems doesn’t happen overnight | Windows and Mirrors

It’s been a year since the Menchie’s incident and here is what the city of Kirkland has been working on since then.

Get Buttigieg on the ballot | Letter

As I was canvassing in Issaquah for signatures to put Pete Buttigieg on our Washington state ballot, a woman told me, with great authority, that… Continue reading

  • Dec 3, 2019

Our newspapers have many reasons to be thankful

Changes have had positive impacts, readers offering support.

  • Nov 28, 2019

Affirmative action measure fails but could resurface in 2020

Supporters started too late and had too little money to explain the problems R-88 would solve.

Building the nation back up | Letter

Shame on all our citizens who support the lies and deceptions of this current administration, and who are silent and don’t speak up against this… Continue reading

  • Nov 22, 2019

When you hit your next pothole | Letter

Regarding the Frank Shiers political cartoon from Nov. 15, it is not true that car tabs from “everyone in the state” previously paid for transportation… Continue reading

  • Nov 21, 2019