Opinion

Clyde Ford speaks at Bellevue First United Methodist Church. One of the things he spoke about was how other countries have approached the topic of race and racism. Samantha Pak/staff photo

We need to, but how do we talk about race? | Windows and Mirrors

Racism is still an issue in this country. How can we have constructive conversations to move forward and heal?

Clyde Ford speaks at Bellevue First United Methodist Church. One of the things he spoke about was how other countries have approached the topic of race and racism. Samantha Pak/staff photo
Letter to the Editor, Feb. 7, 2020

Letter to the Editor, Feb. 7, 2020

Politician’s apology

  • Feb 7, 2020
Letter to the Editor, Feb. 7, 2020

Commentary: Inslee vows to give state a clean fuel standard

OLYMPIA — Gov. Jay Inslee badly wants a clean fuels standard in Washington. He came close nine months ago but legislation he embraced and House… Continue reading

  • Jan 30, 2020
Business perspective for the new year | Financial advice column

Business perspective for the new year | Financial advice column

A monthly business column from a local financial adviser.

  • Jan 21, 2020
Business perspective for the new year | Financial advice column
United Methodist Church: To split or not to split | Windows and Mirrors

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.

United Methodist Church: To split or not to split | Windows and Mirrors
Honor those who went before | OPINION

Honor those who went before | OPINION

These officials and many others served with distinction even on the occasions when you disagreed with them.

Honor those who went before | OPINION
Come for the conversation, stay for the friendships | Windows and Mirrors

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.

Come for the conversation, stay for the friendships | Windows and Mirrors
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
Republicans chose political power over the Constitution | OPINION

Republicans chose political power over the Constitution | OPINION

I’m astounded and appalled that members of both parties in Congress were weighing whether to vote for impeachment and removal from office of President Trump,… Continue reading

Republicans chose political power over the Constitution | OPINION
Samantha Pak/staff photos                                Above, Josh Gibson is in Bellevue College’s Neurodiversity Navigators program and it has helped him stay in school after five unsuccessful attempts. Below, Abby Leaver enrolled at Bellevue College after learning about the Neurodiversity Navigators program.

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.

Samantha Pak/staff photos                                Above, Josh Gibson is in Bellevue College’s Neurodiversity Navigators program and it has helped him stay in school after five unsuccessful attempts. Below, Abby Leaver enrolled at Bellevue College after learning about the Neurodiversity Navigators program.
When asked their opinion on contract talks, they were silent | OPINION

When asked their opinion on contract talks, they were silent | OPINION

A 2017 law lets lawmakers offer negotiation topics. But a bipartisan panel didn’t do so this week.

When asked their opinion on contract talks, they were silent | OPINION
Changing systems doesn’t happen overnight | Windows and Mirrors

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.

Changing systems doesn’t happen overnight | Windows and Mirrors
Our newspapers have many reasons to be thankful | EDITORIAL

Our newspapers have many reasons to be thankful | EDITORIAL

Changes have had positive impacts, readers offering support.

  • Nov 28, 2019
Our newspapers have many reasons to be thankful | EDITORIAL
Traffic passes over the 90-year old Magnolia bridge, aging and in need of replacement, Wednesday in Seattle. State and local governments could end up scrambling to pay for road paving and other transportation projects as a Washington state measure that would cut car tabs to $30 was passing in early returns Tuesday. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

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.

Traffic passes over the 90-year old Magnolia bridge, aging and in need of replacement, Wednesday in Seattle. State and local governments could end up scrambling to pay for road paving and other transportation projects as a Washington state measure that would cut car tabs to $30 was passing in early returns Tuesday. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
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
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
Letters to the Editor, Nov. 1, 2019

Letters to the Editor, Nov. 1, 2019

These letters were not published in print.

  • Nov 1, 2019
Letters to the Editor, Nov. 1, 2019
Letter to the Editor, Oct. 31, 2019

Letter to the Editor, Oct. 31, 2019

An election letter

  • Oct 31, 2019
Letter to the Editor, Oct. 31, 2019
Letters to the editor for Oct. 25, 2019

Letters to the editor for Oct. 25, 2019

Daylight Savings Time Now that the state has decided to adopt DST throughout the year, it looks like something that will really happen eventually. So… Continue reading

  • Oct 24, 2019
Letters to the editor for Oct. 25, 2019
Does Sound Transit realize the consequences of this do-over?

Does Sound Transit realize the consequences of this do-over?

Pass or fail, Initiative 976 is a reminder of what critics most dislike about the regional agency.

Does Sound Transit realize the consequences of this do-over?