Opinion

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

Do something to remove Trump | Letter

This is an open letter to Rep. Dave Riechert. Are you planning to wait until the president talks us into a nuclear exchange with North… Continue reading

  • Aug 19, 2017

Reichert failed to denounce white supremacy | Letter

On Wednesday, Aug. 16 I called my representative, Dave Reichert and asked if he supports white supremacy. I was thrilled to learn that he does… Continue reading

  • Aug 18, 2017

Reichert more interested in pushing Trump’s agenda | Letter

Congressman Dave Reichert always claims the high ground as ex-sheriff in understanding and supporting the rule of law. Yet in July he voted to undermine… Continue reading

  • Aug 17, 2017

Opposition to big money in elections | Letter

Our country is beginning to tool up for mid-term elections, and many entities, citizens included, are laying plans for future endeavors based upon victorious outcomes… Continue reading

  • Aug 17, 2017

Drive it like you stole it | Publisher’s Desk

Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Eric and I am the new Regional Publisher of Sound Publishing’s Eastside Media Group. I usually go… Continue reading

  • Aug 17, 2017

A commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in changing King County | Book Nook

Anyone who has visited the 48 libraries in the King County Library System, as I have done since becoming KCLS’ interim director, appreciates the breadth… Continue reading

  • Aug 8, 2017

Are creators of Sammamish logo pedaling illusions? | Letter

We’ve all seen the city of Sammamish logo. When you look at the logo, what does it suggest? I believe it suggests that Sammamish sees… Continue reading

  • Jul 30, 2017

Hero retires from Safeway | Sammamish Heroes

A hero is someone who does extraordinary things, is looked upon by others as an individual with incredible achievements and noble qualities. While many would… Continue reading

  • Jul 29, 2017

Frustrations with new distracted driving law | The Petri Dish

The state’s new law targeting distracted drivers sure is irritating folks. What’s riled them is not so much the outright ban on use of any… Continue reading

  • Jul 28, 2017

Encourage support for national park service legislation | Letter

I am a heavy user of Mount Rainier, North Cascades and Olympic National Parks for over 20 years. As a resident of Sammamish, I love… Continue reading

  • Jul 21, 2017

No place like home | Sprinkled with Humor

Location! Location! Location! Not only is it good for resale value, it’s also great when you’re returning home after enjoying dream vacations in Paris, Hawaii… Continue reading

  • Jul 21, 2017