Opinion

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.

Leading with empathy in 2018 | Guest Column

Leadership Eastside CEO offers reflections, action steps for community.

  • 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

Mayer’s leadership makes YMCA a smashing success | Sammamish Heroes

I know many of you, like me, were curious to see how the relationship between the city of Sammamish and the YMCA would work out.… Continue reading

  • Dec 29, 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

The meaning of Thanksgiving | My Perception

Could Thanksgiving have symbolism greater than that of a turkey on a platter? Traditionally, the day has become a national holiday of sorts — but… Continue reading

  • Nov 23, 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

Reporter editor Carrie Rodriguez and her son, Jeremiah, during his graduation from Navy boot camp in June at Great Lakes, Illinois. Carrie Rodriguez/staff photo

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

Reporter editor Carrie Rodriguez and her son, Jeremiah, during his graduation from Navy boot camp in June at Great Lakes, Illinois. Carrie Rodriguez/staff photo

Initial returns point to a power shift in the state Senate | The Petri Dish

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

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

A cradle of Democracy | Book Nook

On Nov. 3, 1942, a shared vision of democratic ideals and equal access to information became reality when King County voters approved the formation of… Continue reading

  • Nov 3, 2017

Reporter endorsements for Sammamish City Council seats | Editorial

Sammamish Position 1: Mark Baughman With four open seats, the Sammamish City Council will have four new members who will need the skills, ability, knowledge… Continue reading

  • Oct 20, 2017

Reporter endorsements for Issaquah City Council seats | Editorial

Issaquah Mayor: Mary Lou Pauly The Issaquah City Council needs a strong leader focused on improving the city’s traffic challenges and managing growth. Mary Lou… Continue reading

  • Oct 20, 2017

Lawmakers want to know if Sound Transit conned them on costs | The Petri Dish

Republican senators who are convinced Sound Transit leaders played fast and loose with facts about the agency’s light rail expansion plans got a chance Sept.… Continue reading

  • Sep 29, 2017

New cancer center creates single stop for Eastside patients | Guest Column

This week we celebrate the opening of the new Cancer Center at Overlake Medical Center. A cancer diagnosis is life-changing. It is frightening and consumes… Continue reading

  • Sep 11, 2017

Devoted to lifelong learning | Book Nook

Most of us who love libraries share a simple philosophy: Never stop learning. And why would we? The joy of learning, and the knowledge gained… Continue reading

  • Sep 1, 2017

Walking in my dad’s footsteps at Camp Pendleton

For about two weeks in the third grade, my friends and I took a break from playing princesses at recess and joined the boys (and… Continue reading

Reichert flies under the radar | Letter

Congressman Dave Reichert projects himself as a champion for the little guy standing up for individual rights, for small businesses fighting burdensome regulations, for those… Continue reading

  • Aug 20, 2017

90 may be the new 70 | My Perspective

This year, Senior Citizens Day will be celebrated on Aug. 21, a day that recognizes the contributions of senior citizens. Maybe now is the time… Continue reading

  • Aug 19, 2017