Opinion

Get Buttigieg on the ballot | Letter

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
Get Buttigieg on the ballot | Letter
Our newspapers have many reasons to be thankful

Our newspapers have many reasons to be thankful

Changes have had positive impacts, readers offering support.

  • Nov 28, 2019
Our newspapers have many reasons to be thankful
Affirmative action measure fails but could resurface in 2020

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.

Affirmative action measure fails but could resurface in 2020
Building the nation back up | Letter

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
Building the nation back up | Letter
When you hit your next pothole | Letter

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
When you hit your next pothole | Letter
Still fighting for transportation solutions | Letter

Still fighting for transportation solutions | Letter

The cartoonist for the Kirkland Reporter needs to do a little research before his next cartoon. While everyone in the state pays a car tab,… Continue reading

  • Nov 20, 2019
Still fighting for transportation solutions | Letter
Post-election, new battles loom over Eyman’s car-tab measure

Post-election, new battles loom over Eyman’s car-tab measure

Lawmakers will wrangle over cuts in transportation spending as lawyers tangle on the measure’s legality.

Post-election, new battles loom over Eyman’s car-tab measure
KCLS’s limited printing hurts communities | Letter

KCLS’s limited printing hurts communities | Letter

Did you know that local KCLS libraries will be cutting down print quotas for its patrons drastically from 75 pages down to a mere 10… Continue reading

  • Nov 15, 2019
KCLS’s limited printing hurts communities | Letter
From a place of respect | Windows and Mirrors

From a place of respect | Windows and Mirrors

What does it mean to share your culture with others?

From a place of respect | Windows and Mirrors
Another installment in the Trump saga | Letter

Another installment in the Trump saga | Letter

Do we really have to wait another year for our elections — until we can kick out President Donald Trump from office? Trump has already… Continue reading

  • Nov 14, 2019
Another installment in the Trump saga | Letter
Cultural misappropriation | Letter

Cultural misappropriation | Letter

On Saturday Nov. 2, families were invited to partake in a screening of Pixar’s “Coco,” sip hot chocolate, and enjoy face painting, among other activities.… Continue reading

  • Nov 13, 2019
Cultural misappropriation | Letter
The value of veterans | Guest editorial

The value of veterans | Guest editorial

In honor of Veterans Day, this column is dedicated to the men and women who served our country and now serve the Kirkland community.

  • Nov 9, 2019
The value of veterans | Guest editorial
The power of reliable power

The power of reliable power

Don C. Brunell is a regional columnist.

  • Nov 8, 2019
The power of reliable power
November is a great month to participate

November is a great month to participate

KCLS will be holding public hearings next week.

November is a great month to participate
Vote for Black |Letter

Vote for Black |Letter

I am supporting Neal Black in his campaign for Kirkland City Council, Pos. 5. He’s been preparing for this role with his lifetime of work… Continue reading

  • Oct 30, 2019
Vote for Black |Letter
Mental health: One size does not fit all | Windows and Mirrors

Mental health: One size does not fit all | Windows and Mirrors

The challenges of providing mental health services for communities of color.

Mental health: One size does not fit all | Windows and Mirrors
ADUs are a short-sighted answer | Letter

ADUs are a short-sighted answer | Letter

I was disappointed after reading the stance of the candidates for Kirkland City Council on ADUs (accessory dwelling units) in our single-family neighborhoods. I am… Continue reading

  • Oct 26, 2019
ADUs are a short-sighted answer | Letter
Vote for I-976 | Letter

Vote for I-976 | Letter

I urge you to vote for Initiative 976. We don’t need trains everywhere — just between densely populated areas and commuting routes. Train routes cost… Continue reading

  • Oct 25, 2019
Vote for I-976 | Letter
Bliesner is a quality candidate | Letter

Bliesner is a quality candidate | Letter

The Lake Washington School District (LWSD) school board position is one of most important roles a community member can hold, with the opportunity to increase,… Continue reading

  • Oct 24, 2019
Bliesner is a quality candidate | Letter
Vote for Morgan | Letter

Vote for Morgan | Letter

I am writing to support Martin Morgan for the Kirkland City Council. I support Martin because he is not a political climber. He is a… Continue reading

  • Oct 23, 2019
Vote for Morgan | Letter