Opinion

Reject R-88 and I-1000 | Letter

Under current state law, college admissions, state contracts and hiring decisions treat everyone equally. But Referendum 88/ Initiative 1000 threatens that fairness and must be… Continue reading

  • Oct 24, 2019

Does Sound Transit realize the consequences of this do-over?

Pass or fail, Initiative 976 is a reminder of what critics most dislike about the regional agency.

Professionals in a second language | Windows and Mirrors

What is it like to pursue a career in a language that is not your first?

Breaking barriers | Windows and Mirrors

Spending time in the outdoors has helped veteran Naomi Layco heal physically and mentally after serving in the U.S. Navy.

People from throughout the Eastside gather at the International Friends School in Bellevue for the launch of Eastside for All.

Working toward a more welcoming Eastside | Windows and Mirrors

Eastside for All has launched to focus on race and social justice advocacy.

People from throughout the Eastside gather at the International Friends School in Bellevue for the launch of Eastside for All.

The ethics behind reporting | Editorial

Newsroom takes a look at ethical dilemma in reporting suicides.

  • Sep 13, 2019

History: The untold stories | Windows and Mirrors

What do we not know about the history of the human race?

To expel or not to expel Matt Shea, that may be the question | Column

Results of a private investigation could put the fate of GOP lawmaker in front of the House in 2020.

More than the right to vote | Windows and Mirrors

What does it mean to become a U.S. citizen?

State’s new voting system passes key test

Whew. The primary (on Aug. 6) marked the electoral debut of VoteWa, and the sparkling new statewide election management system didn’t crash or suffer a… Continue reading

Issaquah Mayor Mary Lou Pauly. Courtesy photo

Introducing Wally Bobkiewicz, new city administrator | Guest voice

Issaquah Mayor Mary Lou Pauly introduces new city administrator.

  • Aug 17, 2019
Issaquah Mayor Mary Lou Pauly. Courtesy photo

Remembering to be proud | Windows and Mirrors

“The Art of Alzheimer’s” features work by artists who have Alzheimer’s or other types of dementia.

Reporter publishes new letters policy

Letters policy is meant to provide direction and transparency.

  • Jul 30, 2019

We’re better than this | Windows and Mirrors

The effects Trump’s words can have on us.

New statewide election system causing concern among auditors

They don’t think VoteWA is ready for prime time but are confident primary results will be accurate

  • Jul 23, 2019

The importance of being counted | Windows and Mirrors

The 2020 Census is coming and that can greatly affect everything from government representation and federal funding.

Proud to be themselves | Windows and Mirrors

June is Pride month and PFLAG Bellevue Eastside has been supporting the local LGBTQ+ community since 1996.

Governor’s watch: timing is everything

Inslee, possible candidates eye 2020 race

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.

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.

Legislature: History, investigations and new laws

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