Opinion

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

Initial returns point to a power shift in the state Senate

Democrats went to bed Tuesday night confidently declaring their party will control the levers of legislating in state government by the end of the month.… Continue reading

Politicians, media won’t switch gears now | Letter

After looking at a dozen or so news sources this morning only one CNN gave front page coverage to the $666 billion federal budget deficit.… Continue reading

  • Nov 4, 2017

One way to address homeless shelter issue | Letter

All the concerns about the location of the Bellevue homeless shelter ignores a major concern, namely how do you prevent it from attracting even more… Continue reading

  • Nov 3, 2017

Expect a circus | Letter

Former President George W. Bush recently gave a “spot-on” speech. We haven’t heard much from him lately, but he obviously has been observant and thinking… Continue reading

  • Nov 3, 2017

Real estate taxes rising in Bellevue | Letter

Average real estate taxes for Bellevue homeowners will rise about $600 on average in the coming year, according to news reports. If you are retired… Continue reading

  • Nov 2, 2017

Comments on education out of touch with reality | Letter

In her column published in the Oct. 13 edition, Liv Finne as a director at the conservative think tank, Washington Policy Reform, reveals herself to… Continue reading

  • Nov 2, 2017

Bellevue water billing system | Letter

I began paying bills online several years ago. I decided to go to auto-pay for the really important things like mortgage, health and car insurance.… Continue reading

  • Nov 2, 2017

Nieuwenhuis will find better answers for Bellevue | Letter

Just when it seemed there was no choice but to put a len’s low-barrier homeless shelter in Eastgate next to existing day cares, schools, a… Continue reading

  • Oct 21, 2017