Opinion

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

Grocery owners champion kindness | Sammamish Heroes

Every once in a while, you meet people who love others and value kindness more than making money. In other words, they have found the… Continue reading

  • Jul 7, 2017

Outsiders funding Reichert’s campaign | Letter

I recently received a plea for fundraising from Congressman Dave Reichert saying, “Now more than ever, we must work together to fight the liberal special-interest… Continue reading

  • Jun 29, 2017

Senate Republicans deciding your future without your input | Letter

If you needed to buy a house, would you let your realtor (your representative in the deal) pick a house, make an offer and sign… Continue reading

  • Jun 28, 2017

Maintain mind-soothing harmony with summer music concerts | My Perspective

It seems that the ear plays an important role in the awareness of the world around us. With the negativity that we have been hearing… Continue reading

  • Jun 27, 2017

We must invest in home visiting to protect our communities | Rep. Reichert

In my time as a detective and later as sheriff of the King County Sheriff’s Office, I saw a lot of things I’ll never forget.… Continue reading

  • Jun 14, 2017

Rep. Dave Reichert should represent liberals and conservatives | Letter

An open letter to Dave Reichert: I recently received a fundraising plea from you that began with this message: “Now more than ever, we must… Continue reading

  • Jun 11, 2017

Issaquah’s Front Street Market critics are shameful | Letter

In response to the Reporter’s article about the closing of Front Street Market, well, the boycott against Front Street Market certainly worked out for everyone,… Continue reading

  • Jun 9, 2017

Moms’ love knows no bounds | Sprinkled with Humor

A belated Happy Mother’s Day to all those answering to the job description of “mom.” Of course, the list of expectations flexes daily depending upon… Continue reading

  • Jun 9, 2017

Will Redmond take Sammamish back? | Letter

Most of the people on the Sammamish City Council love spending other people’s money. They are very haughty and high and mighty at every meeting… Continue reading

  • Jun 8, 2017

Leaders like Eastlake coach committed to sports team | Sammamish Heroes

In our world of youth who have resources and options around them for drug use, it is nice to have a person who stands up… Continue reading

  • Jun 8, 2017

Thank you for bike donations | Letter

Thank you to Sammamish and the surrounding cities for supporting our 12th Annual African Bike Drive. Volunteers loaded 278 bikes, plus hundreds of parts into… Continue reading

  • Jun 5, 2017

Meet Issaquah-Sammamish Reporter’s new editorial board | Editor’s Note

The Reporter recently established a feature that has been absent from our opinion pages — an editorial board. We invited Issaquah and Sammamish residents who… Continue reading

  • Jun 5, 2017

Americans deserve to see President Trump’s tax returns | Letter

I’m sure Rep. Dave Reichert agrees that whenever someone wishes to serve in public office, that person needs to be properly vetted. The whole Michael… Continue reading

  • May 22, 2017

Sammamish should reconsider development regulations | Letter

The city of Sammamish needs to rethink its residential development system. For the past five to 10 years, Sammamish has grown up a lot, especially… Continue reading

  • May 22, 2017

Thank you, Johnson family | Letter

Winterbrook Farm and its elk were recently at risk of being lost to a home development. As a board member of Eastside Audubon and member… Continue reading

  • May 18, 2017