Opinion

Photo courtesy of Nick Wold/Mercer Island High School
                                Students from Mercer Island High School’s Margins program met with various nonprofit organizations in Los Angeles, including Watts Towers, where they speak with a representative about the organization’s sustainable garden.

Closing the margins | Windows and Mirrors

How a program at Mercer Island High School is helping students affect social change.

 

Legislature: History, investigations and new laws

The 2019 session of the Legislature included controversy, compromise, surprise, new law and more.

 

Guy Palumbo (left) and Derek Stanford

With Palumbo out, capital gains tax gets real for Democrats

His successor could be the vote leaders need. But with elections in 2020, tax may be off the table.

 

Come have some coffee and conversation on June 27

Regional editor to again host coffee event at Issaquah Coffee Company.

  • Jun 7, 2019

Best Buddies include everyone | Windows and Mirrors

North Creek’s new club this year works to promote inclusion and helps students make friends and connections.

Take time to feel the emotions, don’t avoid them | Health column

A monthly column about mindfulness meditation and wellbeing.

  • May 8, 2019

Building a community of belonging | Windows and Mirrors

LWTech is putting in the work to ensure employees feel welcomed on campus.

KCLS fosters connections with governments and advocates | Book Nook

A monthly column from the director of the King County Library System.

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                                From left, Rachel Ramirez-Silva and Kalika Curry lead a discussion on talking about race at the Eastside Race and Leadership Coalition’s race and equity summit.

Raising the village: Accomplices wanted | Windows and Mirrors

The conversation around race on the Eastside continues.

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                                From left, Rachel Ramirez-Silva and Kalika Curry lead a discussion on talking about race at the Eastside Race and Leadership Coalition’s race and equity summit.

Letters to the Editor, April 19, 2019

Earth Day; LWSD

  • Apr 19, 2019

Are sheriffs above the law?

Washington voters have spoken on I-1639. Sheriffs need to set the stage to follow their oath of office - and enforce the law.

The difficulty of aging in place | Windows and Mirrors

Living on a fixed income in an increasingly expensive region is not easy.

Our communities deserve great schools | Guest opinion

Capital projects levy critical to Lake Washington School District students.

  • Apr 5, 2019
Dora Gyarmati

Why we focus on the negative, even when the news is good | Health column

How to find a healthy emotional balance in life.

  • Apr 5, 2019
Dora Gyarmati

In hospital delivery rooms, breaks are a literal lifesaver | Guest Opinion

State Legislature should pass bill mandating reasonable breaks for health care staff.

  • Apr 5, 2019

In lieu of a perfect world | Windows and Mirrors

Violence in the world will happen but we shouldn’t just resign ourselves to it.

OPINION What’s your American Dream?

By James Whitfield Special to the Reporter ^ I have a friend in his late-20s who is very concerned that he hasn’t quite graduated into… Continue reading

  • Mar 15, 2019
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                                Two indigenous performers embrace during a break in their dancing in Plaza Coyoacán in Mexico City.

Lessons from our neighbors | Windows and Mirrors

Traveling abroad is an easy reminder to check your ethnocentrism.

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                                Two indigenous performers embrace during a break in their dancing in Plaza Coyoacán in Mexico City.

OPINION: State action essential for clean energy future

Guest opinion by local leaders.

  • Mar 10, 2019
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                                Maryam Griffin (left) of the University of Washington Bothell interviews art curator Alma Salem during her visit to the school on Feb. 7.

The soul of history | Windows and Mirrors

Syrian arts curator and cultural advisor shares how art can tell the story of history.

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                                Maryam Griffin (left) of the University of Washington Bothell interviews art curator Alma Salem during her visit to the school on Feb. 7.