Opinion

Professionals in a second language | Windows and Mirrors

What is it like to pursue a career in a language that is not your first?

 

Letters to the Editor, Oct. 18, 2019

Election letters

  • Oct 17, 2019

 

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee after speaking with reporters Aug. 22 in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

Lawmakers to governor: How dare you mess with our budget!

They want Jay Inslee to halt his planned $175 million reallocation of state transportation dollars.

 

Breaking barriers | Windows and Mirrors

Spending time in the outdoors has helped veteran Naomi Layco heal physically and mentally after serving in the U.S. Navy.

AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, file
                                Former state Sen. Jesse Wineberry (right) playfully points out Tim Eyman behind him before a news conference on initiative I-1000, on Oct. 11, 2018, in Seattle.

This political break-up couldn’t come at a worse time

As backers of I-1000 gear up, a legal spat involving others is casting a shadow on their efforts.

AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, file
                                Former state Sen. Jesse Wineberry (right) playfully points out Tim Eyman behind him before a news conference on initiative I-1000, on Oct. 11, 2018, in Seattle.
Mona Das

After a senator’s claim is debunked, a call for an apology

The GOP wants a Democratic senator held to account for accusations which an investigation found to be false.

Mona Das
People from throughout the Eastside gather at the International Friends School in Bellevue for the launch of Eastside for All.

Working toward a more welcoming Eastside | Windows and Mirrors

Eastside for All has launched to focus on race and social justice advocacy.

People from throughout the Eastside gather at the International Friends School in Bellevue for the launch of Eastside for All.

The ethics behind reporting | Editorial

Newsroom takes a look at ethical dilemma in reporting suicides.

  • Sep 11, 2019
The audience at Brick & Mortar Books in Redmond listens to authors discussing the importance of representation in stories. Samantha Pak/staff photo

History: The untold stories | Windows and Mirrors

What do we not know about the history of the human race?

The audience at Brick & Mortar Books in Redmond listens to authors discussing the importance of representation in stories. Samantha Pak/staff photo

To expel or not to expel Matt Shea, that may be the question | Column

Results of a private investigation could put the fate of GOP lawmaker in front of the House in 2020.

More than the right to vote | Windows and Mirrors

What does it mean to become a U.S. citizen?

We’re better than this | Windows and Mirrors

The effects Trump’s words can have on us.

Reporter publishes new letters policy | EDITORIAL

Letters policy is meant to provide direction and transparency.

  • Jul 30, 2019

The importance of being counted | Windows and Mirrors

The 2020 Census is coming and that can greatly affect everything from government representation and federal funding.

Proud to be themselves | Windows and Mirrors

June is Pride month and PFLAG Bellevue Eastside has been supporting the local LGBTQ+ community since 1996.

Don C. Brunell is a business analyst, writer and columnist. He retired as president of the Association of Washington Business, the state’s oldest and largest business organization, and now lives in Vancouver. He can be contacted at theBrunells@msn.com.

Family-owned business backbone of America | Brunell

During the 1992 presidential campaign, then-candidate Bill Clinton famously intoned, “I feel your pain,” reassuring voters he understood what they were going through. Since then,… Continue reading

Don C. Brunell is a business analyst, writer and columnist. He retired as president of the Association of Washington Business, the state’s oldest and largest business organization, and now lives in Vancouver. He can be contacted at theBrunells@msn.com.
Photo courtesy of Nick Wold/Mercer Island High School
                                Students from Mercer Island High School’s Margins program met with various nonprofit organizations in Los Angeles, including Watts Towers, where they speak with a representative about the organization’s sustainable garden.

Closing the margins | Windows and Mirrors

How a program at Mercer Island High School is helping students affect social change.

Photo courtesy of Nick Wold/Mercer Island High School
                                Students from Mercer Island High School’s Margins program met with various nonprofit organizations in Los Angeles, including Watts Towers, where they speak with a representative about the organization’s sustainable garden.

Legislature: History, investigations and new laws

The 2019 session of the Legislature included controversy, compromise, surprise, new law and more.

MAPS-MCRC serves people in need during Ramadan

During Ramadan, Muslims intensify their efforts to serve others, especially those in need.

  • Jun 6, 2019

Best Buddies include everyone | Windows and Mirrors

North Creek’s new club this year works to promote inclusion and helps students make friends and connections.