Opinion

A climate action plan for Bellevue

A climate action plan for Bellevue

In its May issue of Neighborhood News, the city of Bellevue announced it had achieved certification as a four-Star city. Star is a national framework… Continue reading

  • Sep 6, 2018
A climate action plan for Bellevue
Preserving Bellevue’s beauty

Preserving Bellevue’s beauty

I was surprised to learn that Puget Sound Energy has a great alternative to cutting down 300 trees along 148th Avenue to build a new… Continue reading

  • Sep 5, 2018
Preserving Bellevue’s beauty
Sign of the times | Letter

Sign of the times | Letter

I find it contradictory that Washington state has distracted driving laws but allows roadside signs for political candidates. Are we supposed to take our eyes… Continue reading

  • Sep 5, 2018
Sign of the times | Letter
Net neutrality: What it means for libraries | Book nook

Net neutrality: What it means for libraries | Book nook

Public libraries nation-wide are concerned about the FCC’s decision to repeal net neutrality rules.

Net neutrality: What it means for libraries | Book nook
The default in our own stories | Editorial

The default in our own stories | Editorial

Senior editor Samantha Pak reflects on what representation in media means to her.

The default in our own stories | Editorial
No excuse for fake news rhetoric | Editorial

No excuse for fake news rhetoric | Editorial

Journalists are being tossed into the anti-media waters being chummed by President Trump and others.

  • Aug 16, 2018
No excuse for fake news rhetoric | Editorial
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Freedom to feel safe | Reporter’s Desk

Let’s not forget that July 4 is a day that celebrates the freedoms we have in this country.

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On boundaries, borders and the status quo | Guest Column

On boundaries, borders and the status quo | Guest Column

Even our national borders are essentially the equivalent of the line on the school gym floor.

On boundaries, borders and the status quo | Guest Column
Summer — and summer reading — is finally here | Book Nook

Summer — and summer reading — is finally here | Book Nook

The theme this year, Libraries Rock, includes a line‐up of programs and activities for all.

  • Jun 22, 2018
Summer — and summer reading — is finally here | Book Nook
State Dems may abandon caucus chaos in time for 2020

State Dems may abandon caucus chaos in time for 2020

Washington also is considering becoming more significant by moving its primary to early March.

State Dems may abandon caucus chaos in time for 2020

Signature of registered voter is a coveted commodity

The competitive nature of the initiative and referendum season now peaking in Washington.

Remembering a ‘bright light’ in Bellevue | Editor’s Note

Remembering a ‘bright light’ in Bellevue | Editor’s Note

Longtime Bellevue Police Department volunteer Bernie Krane passes away.

Remembering a ‘bright light’ in Bellevue | Editor’s Note
Photo by Matt Phelps

President, governor or retirement — only Inslee knows his plan

What we do know is that he’s off to Iowa in June to deliver the keynote address at a party fundraiser.

Photo by Matt Phelps
It’s time to make Western Washington coal-free | Guest Column

It’s time to make Western Washington coal-free | Guest Column

For Washington to be a true climate leader, PSE needs to get out of the coal business.

  • May 15, 2018
It’s time to make Western Washington coal-free | Guest Column
Reporter Raechel Dawson says farewell to journalism career

Reporter Raechel Dawson says farewell to journalism career

Eastside journalist moves on after six years in field.

Reporter Raechel Dawson says farewell to journalism career
Photo by Michael O’Leary/Everett Herald                                Photo by Michael O’Leary/Everett Herald

Eyman says he will spend $500K of his own money on initiative

The conservative activist’s self-financing claim points to a lack of deep-pocketed donors.

Photo by Michael O’Leary/Everett Herald                                Photo by Michael O’Leary/Everett Herald
Learning to manage emotions with Dialectical Behavior Therapy | YES

Learning to manage emotions with Dialectical Behavior Therapy | YES

Explore the model that’s helping thousands of teens in YES’ care get on track to a healthier life.

  • Apr 25, 2018
Learning to manage emotions with Dialectical Behavior Therapy | YES
Speak up to help silent sufferers of domestic violence | Guest Column

Speak up to help silent sufferers of domestic violence | Guest Column

Leveraging the heightened awareness sparked by the #metoo movement.

  • Apr 3, 2018
Speak up to help silent sufferers of domestic violence | Guest Column
King County Libraries are among the busiest in the nation | Book Nook

King County Libraries are among the busiest in the nation | Book Nook

Every spring, King County Library System presents its annual report to the Board of Trustees. Our “Year in Review” is a compilation of stories, statistics… Continue reading

King County Libraries are among the busiest in the nation | Book Nook
Editorial: Tariffs on newsprint a threat to newspapers

Editorial: Tariffs on newsprint a threat to newspapers

U.S. tariffs on Canadian paper have surged costs for newspapers with little benefit for U.S. mills.

  • Mar 28, 2018
Editorial: Tariffs on newsprint a threat to newspapers