Opinion

Singles’ Awareness Day | Guest Column

One single person’s view of Valentine’s.

  • Feb 14, 2018

 

Place on the Eastside where Christmas spirit thrives year-round | Guest Column

Crossroads Mall in Bellevue is a melting pot of people.

  • Feb 9, 2018

 

Message from new KCLS director | Book Nook

Director excited to oversee completion of $172 million Capital Improvement Plan.

  • Feb 1, 2018

 

Time to focus on school choice in Bellevue and across America | Guest Column

by Andrew R. Campanella National School Choice Week Next week, schools, homeschool groups, organizations and individuals in Washington and across America will work together to… Continue reading

  • Jan 18, 2018
Gov. Jay Inslee speaks with Sound Publishing staff during a meeting on Jan. 20 at the Bellevue Reporter office. Photo by Matt Phelps/Kirkland Reporter

Judge delivers crushing blow to Inslee’s Clean Air Rule

It was the centerpiece of the governor’s crusade against climate change. Now it’s gone.

Gov. Jay Inslee speaks with Sound Publishing staff during a meeting on Jan. 20 at the Bellevue Reporter office. Photo by Matt Phelps/Kirkland Reporter

For opponents of a carbon tax, an initiative threat looms

If legislators don’t act on the governor’s legislation, a plan could land on the November ballot.

Inslee: ‘It’s our state’s destiny … to fight climate change’

In his State-of-the-State address, the governor made the case for an ambitious carbon tax.

Eyman isn’t letting a bad 2017 slow him down in the new year | The Petri Dish

The year ended as Eyman did not get enough signatures for a ballot to reduce car tab fees.

  • Jan 4, 2018

Leading with empathy in 2018 | Guest Column

By James Whitfield Special to the Reporter As president and CEO of Leadership Eastside, I have an obligation to pay attention to leaders and leadership… Continue reading

  • Jan 1, 2018

Reflecting on the ‘old’ and ringing in the “New” Year | Book Nook

The final column of KCLS’s interim director, Stephen A. Smith.

  • Dec 29, 2017

Displaced by a hurricane: Disaster relocation lessons

Editor’s note: This is the last of a three-part series by Bellevue resident Rebecca Chatfield detailing the challenges of how she helped the Muñoz-Cintrón family… Continue reading

  • Dec 21, 2017

KCLS unveils its Best Books of 2017

And the envelope, please. Continuing an end-of-year tradition that dates back more than 15 years, the King County Library System has chosen its Best Books… Continue reading

  • Dec 14, 2017

Displaced by a hurricane: The quest for housing | Guest Column

Woman describes challenges of helping family move from Puerto Rico to Bellevue

  • Dec 8, 2017

Firearms banned from state Senate gallery during sessions | The Petri Dish

Lt. Gov. Cyrus Habib calls for prohibiting overcoats, large bags

Is someone you love experiencing memory loss? There’s a road map to help | Guest Column

By Shirley Newell Aegis Living At first, it might seem inconsequential, misplaced keys, a forgotten appointment or briefly getting lost. But over time it continues… Continue reading

  • Dec 1, 2017

What tax reform means here at home | Guest Column

Tax reform proposals swirling around Washington, D.C. right now make some sweeping changes to the tax benefits for homeowners. For taxpayers in Washington state, these… Continue reading

  • Nov 27, 2017

Tax overhaul plan does not add up, Democrats insist | The Petri Dish

A tax overhaul plan drawn up by Republicans in Congress will be a good deal for many households though not everyone, or nearly everyone, as… Continue reading

Global warming impacts | Letter

10-year-old writes about climate change concerns

  • Nov 16, 2017

To my sea sisters — and all families of veterans | Editor’s Note

As my Navy recruiter waited in his car with the engine running at the top of our driveway, I stood with my parents on the… Continue reading

Drowsy driving is a national health and safety problem | Guest column

Eleven years ago, a drowsy-driving car wreck left me with injuries that still challenge me today. In the accident, my ankle was crushed so badly… Continue reading

  • Nov 9, 2017