Opinion

KCLS fosters connections with governments and advocates | Book Nook

KCLS fosters connections with governments and advocates | Book Nook

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

KCLS fosters connections with governments and advocates | Book Nook
Samantha Pak/staff photo                                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.

Samantha Pak/staff photo                                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

Letters to the Editor, April 19, 2019

Earth Day; LWSD

  • Apr 19, 2019
Letters to the Editor, April 19, 2019
Are sheriffs above the law?

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.

Are sheriffs above the law?
The difficulty of aging in place | Windows and Mirrors

The difficulty of aging in place | Windows and Mirrors

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

The difficulty of aging in place | Windows and Mirrors

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

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 hospital delivery rooms, breaks are a literal lifesaver | Guest Opinion
In lieu of a perfect world | Windows and Mirrors

In lieu of a perfect world | Windows and Mirrors

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

In lieu of a perfect world | Windows and Mirrors
OPINION What’s your American Dream?

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
OPINION What’s your American Dream?
Samantha Pak/staff photo                                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.

Samantha Pak/staff photo                                Two indigenous performers embrace during a break in their dancing in Plaza Coyoacán in Mexico City.
OPINION: State action essential for clean energy future

OPINION: State action essential for clean energy future

Guest opinion by local leaders.

  • Mar 10, 2019
OPINION: State action essential for clean energy future
Samantha Pak/staff photo                                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.

Samantha Pak/staff photo                                Maryam Griffin (left) of the University of Washington Bothell interviews art curator Alma Salem during her visit to the school on Feb. 7.
A taste of my own medicine

A taste of my own medicine

Gratitude mindfulness helps see sun on horizon.

  • Feb 27, 2019
A taste of my own medicine
Invest in our rural communities through recreation

Invest in our rural communities through recreation

A guest opinion by the state commissioner for public lands.

  • Feb 13, 2019
Invest in our rural communities through recreation
Why public libraries matter more than ever in the information age | Book Nook

Why public libraries matter more than ever in the information age | Book Nook

Public libraries are places that are free and welcoming to people of all backgrounds.

Why public libraries matter more than ever in the information age | Book Nook
From left, KUOW’s “All Things Considered” host Kim Malcolm interviews New York Times journalist Jonathan Weisman about the rise of bigotry in the United States. Samantha Pak/staff photo

Combating bigotry | Windows and Mirrors

Author and journalist Jonathan Weisman visited the Stroum Jewish Community Center to as part of the center’s “Words to the Wise” series.

From left, KUOW’s “All Things Considered” host Kim Malcolm interviews New York Times journalist Jonathan Weisman about the rise of bigotry in the United States. Samantha Pak/staff photo
Letters to the Editor, Jan. 25, 2019

Letters to the Editor, Jan. 25, 2019

Union perspective; billing timeliness

  • Jan 28, 2019
Letters to the Editor, Jan. 25, 2019
Paying twice for their mistakes | Windows and Mirrors

Paying twice for their mistakes | Windows and Mirrors

Southeast Asians are at greater risk of being deported to countries many haven’t been to since they were young or have never been to.

Paying twice for their mistakes | Windows and Mirrors
New Year resolution: Love yourself

New Year resolution: Love yourself

Love yourself in 2019 and watch the positive changes.

  • Jan 4, 2019
New Year resolution: Love yourself