Opinion

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

Public invited to attend candidate forums in Sammamish, Issaquah | Editor’s Note

In the next few days, Sammamish and Issaquah residents should receive their ballots in the mail for the King County primary election in August. Hold… Continue reading

  • Jul 17, 2017

Time to live up to our vaunted reputation | Letter

Memory is a funny thing. When memory fades, some people act as if the event(s) remembered never really occurred. My mother (born in 1919) and… Continue reading

  • Jul 11, 2017

KCLS — looking towards the future | Book Nook

Over the past year-and-a-half, the King County Library System has been immersed in a strategic planning process to bring into focus all the elements that… Continue reading

  • Jul 10, 2017

Health care is an unalienable right | Letter

We need to decide what type of society we want to be. Do we want to continue promoting values that further divide us into the… Continue reading

  • Jul 7, 2017

AHCA will close small businesses | Letter

Years of rolling out dough have taken a toll on my hands. As the owner of Forest Fairy Bakery in downtown Issaquah, that ache in… Continue reading

  • Jul 7, 2017