Opinion

Lisa Rosenblum

Message from new KCLS director | Book Nook

As the new director of the King County Library System, I am excited to relocate to the beautiful Pacific Northwest, and am honored to be… Continue reading

  • Feb 6, 2018

 

Place on the Eastside where Christmas spirit thrives year-round

Crossroads Mall in Bellevue is a melting pot of people.

  • Feb 5, 2018

 

The life of Ben Sherry | Sammamish Heroes

Eastlake High School student gives service above self.

  • Feb 2, 2018

 

Glaucoma awareness: What you should know about age-related eye conditions

Glaucoma occurs when increased pressure from fluid buildup damages the optic nerve.

  • Jan 31, 2018

Why we’re supporting LWSD schools on Feb. 13 | Guest Column

As elected officials in the three cities served by the Lake Washington School District, we’ve seen first-hand how our area’s growth is affecting our local… Continue reading

  • Jan 26, 2018

It does take a village | Sprinkled with Humor

In summarizing a year when Queen Elizabeth II felt her monarchy had been under siege, she tagged it her “annum horrible.” I now know how… Continue reading

  • Jan 22, 2018

An apocalypse or a beginning of anew? | My Perspective

As one year is behind us and another has begun, it is time to reflect on where we are and what resolve will take us… Continue reading

For opponents of a carbon tax, an initiative threat looms

If legislators don’t act on the governor’s legislation, a plan could land on the November ballot.

Inslee: ‘It’s our state’s destiny … to fight climate change’

In his State-of-the-State address, the governor made the case for an ambitious carbon tax.

Leading with empathy in 2018 | Guest Column

Leadership Eastside CEO offers reflections, action steps for community.

  • Jan 1, 2018

Reflecting on the ‘old’ and ringing in the “New” Year | Book Nook

The final column of KCLS’s interim director, Stephen A. Smith.

  • Dec 29, 2017

Mayer’s leadership makes YMCA a smashing success | Sammamish Heroes

I know many of you, like me, were curious to see how the relationship between the city of Sammamish and the YMCA would work out.… Continue reading

  • Dec 29, 2017

KCLS unveils its Best Books of 2017

And the envelope, please. Continuing an end-of-year tradition that dates back more than 15 years, the King County Library System has chosen its Best Books… Continue reading

  • Dec 14, 2017

The meaning of Thanksgiving | My Perception

Could Thanksgiving have symbolism greater than that of a turkey on a platter? Traditionally, the day has become a national holiday of sorts — but… Continue reading

  • Nov 23, 2017

To my sea sisters — and all families of veterans | Editor’s Note

As my Navy recruiter waited in his car with the engine running at the top of our driveway, I stood with my parents on the… Continue reading

Reporter editor Carrie Rodriguez and her son, Jeremiah, during his graduation from Navy boot camp in June at Great Lakes, Illinois. Carrie Rodriguez/staff photo

To my sea sisters — and all families of veterans | Editor’s Note

As my Navy recruiter waited in his car with the engine running at the top of our driveway, I stood with my parents on the… Continue reading

Reporter editor Carrie Rodriguez and her son, Jeremiah, during his graduation from Navy boot camp in June at Great Lakes, Illinois. Carrie Rodriguez/staff photo

Initial returns point to a power shift in the state Senate | The Petri Dish

Democrats went to bed Tuesday night confidently declaring their party will control the levers of legislating in state government by the end of the month.… Continue reading

Drowsy driving is a national health and safety problem | Guest column

Eleven years ago, a drowsy-driving car wreck left me with injuries that still challenge me today. In the accident, my ankle was crushed so badly… Continue reading

  • Nov 9, 2017

A cradle of Democracy | Book Nook

On Nov. 3, 1942, a shared vision of democratic ideals and equal access to information became reality when King County voters approved the formation of… Continue reading

  • Nov 3, 2017

Reporter endorsements for Sammamish City Council seats | Editorial

Sammamish Position 1: Mark Baughman With four open seats, the Sammamish City Council will have four new members who will need the skills, ability, knowledge… Continue reading

  • Oct 20, 2017