Letters To The Editor

Vote Palumbo for State Senate | Letter

Guy Palumbo has the experience and leadership to enact common-sense solutions to…

  • Nov 1st, 2016


Thank you Sen. McAuliffe | Letter

First District Sen. Rosemary McAuliffe is retiring and not on the ballot…

  • Oct 31st, 2016


Tax payer voting for Valderrama | Letter

As a tax payer, I’m voting for Ramiro Valderrama for State Representative.…

  • Oct 31st, 2016


Vote Valderrama for state representative | Letter

It is a commendable thing, in my opinion, for anyone to step…

  • Oct 31st, 2016

Registered Democrat voting for Valderrama | Letter

With the Presidential election taking center stage, local elections have fallen by the wayside.

  • Oct 31st, 2016

Imagine waking up in someone else’s garbage | Letter

Imagine this is how your day goes. You wake up, laying in some else’s garbage, brushing your teeth in it, watching TV while sitting on it, and sometimes even having to eat all the garbage.

  • Oct 31st, 2016

Reject LWSD bond, make district develop more effective plan | Letter

As a retired school architect and planner, I strongly support comfortable and up-to-date educational facilities. I oppose Proposition 1 because it leaves thousands of kids and their teachers in overcrowded schools and substandard buildings for years more than needed and would spend over $235 million of the $398 million to needlessly tear down and replace more buildings instead of providing for growth.

  • Apr 4th, 2016

Bus rapid transit belongs on I-405 | Letter

Please save our trail. We strongly support the better option of bus rapid transit (BRT) on I-405.

  • Apr 4th, 2016

Increasing skepticism of Reporter cartoons | Letter

I have been looking at the political cartoon in the Kirkland Reporter with increasing skepticism over the passing weeks, but the one in regard to the 405 HOV lanes on April 1 really is too much.

  • Apr 4th, 2016

Third installment of the Trump soap opera | Letter

This is the third installment in the continuing saga of the soap opera called Donald J. Trump.

  • Apr 4th, 2016

Do not agree with letter on LWSD bond measure | Letter

As a member of the Long-Term Facilities Planning Task Force, I must take exception with many of the comments made in Ms. Wilkins’ letter to the editor.

  • Apr 1st, 2016

Substantial consensus behind LWSD bond recommendations | Letter

We appreciate the contributions Susan Wilkins (letter, March 30) made as a member of the Lake Washington School District Long Term Facilities Planning Task Force.

  • Apr 1st, 2016

Concerned Kirkland will be left behind in transit | Letter

I just finished reading King County Executive Dow Constantine's State of the County Address.

  • Mar 31st, 2016

Task force member not supporting proposed LWSD bond measure | Letter

The Lake Washington School District convened a Long Term Facilities Planning Task Force in late 2014.

  • Mar 30th, 2016

Join us in voting for the LWSD bond | Letter

As the mom of a kindergartner, a toddler and soon to be newborn in the Lake Washington School District, I’m continually thinking about the type of public education my children will receive.

  • Mar 28th, 2016

Toll bone has no meat | Letter

The Transportation Commission threw disgruntled drivers and politicians a toll token bone — no tolling on Interstate 405 after 7 p.m. or weekends.

  • Mar 25th, 2016

Get to the root of the transit problem, save the trail | Letter

I have lived in Kirkland since 2000. I normally do not write emails like this, however, I am very passionate about this topic.

  • Mar 24th, 2016

LWSD response to letter on bond measure | Letter

Kenn Kullberg, in his March 4 letter, asked for specific projects on which the money raised by the Lake Washington School District bond will be spent and in which years it will be spent.

  • Mar 22nd, 2016

Kirkland Community Wildlife Habitat Team opposes transit on CKC | Letter

Our Kirkland Community Wildlife Habitat Team, officially sanctioned by the National Wildlife Federation and recognized by the city of Kirkland as part of the Green Kirkland Partnership, strenuously opposes any motorized public transit on the Cross Kirkland Corridor and Eastside Rail Corridor.

  • Mar 21st, 2016

Moved here for the schools, supporting LWSD bond | Letter

As the parents of two toddlers in the Lake Washington School District (LWSD), we are starting to think about the type of public education our children will receive.

  • Mar 21st, 2016

Vote yes on LWSD bond | Letter

On April 26, voters in the Lake Washington School District (LWSD) will have the opportunity to make a quantum improvement in their schools.

  • Mar 15th, 2016

Boeing should say thank you to us | Letter

In the second installment of Boeing's community content advertisement telling us how great Boeing is and in big print how much Boeing gives back to us, the lucky folks that paid for all of it.

  • Mar 11th, 2016

Urge Sen. Andy Hill to support solar power | Letter

Solar power not only provides clean, local energy; it also creates jobs and local economic development. According to a recent report, the solar industry employed more than 2,000 people in Washington in 2015, like my job, designing and selling solar systems.

  • Mar 10th, 2016

Kirkland Nourishing Network spring break food box drive

Can you help hungry Kirkland kids with a box of food this spring break?

  • Mar 9th, 2016

Dialoguing I-405 and our fire department | Letter

Is I-405 a Kirkland city street? No. Does our city fire department routinely respond to incidents on I-405? Yes.

  • Mar 9th, 2016

Could the money for signs have been better spent | Letter

I do not know enough about the current dispute between the Kirkland firefighters and the City Council to take a position.

  • Mar 7th, 2016

New LWSD bond is easier to stomach | Letter

As a 33-year resident and parent living on a fixed income on Education Hill, my wife and I had a hard time stomaching the one billion dollar 2014 combined school bond measures - even if it meant our house would increase in value.

  • Mar 7th, 2016

Glad to see Kirkland plastic bag ban | Letter

I am so glad to hear that Kirkland is implementing a ban on plastic bags.

  • Mar 4th, 2016

I can’t support CKC options for transit | Letter

While I believe (and support) forward thinking around public transportation is a critical part of planning for Kirkland's growth, I also believe we need to be mindful of offering our residents, visitors and employees to escape the hustle and enjoy the trail the epitomizes a part of our Northwest culture.

  • Mar 4th, 2016

Conditional support for LWSD bond | Letter

Unbridled housing growth within LWSD (Lake Washington School District) has yet again brought another bond measure to voters based on overcrowding in schools. This is a periodically recurring theme that I’ve heard since 1978 – the year my wife and I bought our house near 132nd Square Park.

  • Mar 4th, 2016

Response to mayor’s email | letter

In mid-February, the Save Our Trail organization distributed a letter to the Kirkland City Council.

  • Mar 3rd, 2016

Voting yes for the Lake Washington School District bond | Letter

My name is Jeff Curtis and my wife, Sherry and I are parents of three children, a freshman at Juanita High School, sixth grader at Finn Hill Middle School, and a soon to be student at Juanita Elementary.

  • Mar 2nd, 2016

Transit on the corridor is detrimental to area | Letter

I am a concerned citizen who lives within walking distance of the Cross Kirkland Corridor (CKC) and I believe that mass transit should not be added in this location.

  • Mar 1st, 2016

Deep concerns over transit on the CKC | Letter

I would like to voice my deep concern regarding the proposed use of mass transit that is slated to occur on the Cross Kirkland Corridor in Kirkland.

  • Feb 26th, 2016

Been saving my bags in anticipation of the ban | Letter

As one of the majority of Kirkland residents who opposed the plastic bag ban, I have been saving my plastic Fred Meyer bags for years in anticipation of the day the ban was shoved down our throats by the City Council.

  • Feb 26th, 2016

City should charge state for I-405 emergency response | Letter

The city of Kirkland should charge the state for emergency services that our fire and police provide to incidents on I-405.

  • Feb 24th, 2016

Support LWSD bond measure | Letter

As a Lake Washington School District teacher, I see firsthand how our district’s rapid growth is impacting our kids’ educational opportunities.

  • Feb 24th, 2016

Juanita named King County Level One Green School | Letter

Congratulations to Juanita Hight School [students and staff]. They have been recognized as a King County Level One Green School.

  • Feb 24th, 2016

Bond keeps taxes the same, addresses urgent needs for LWSD | Letter

I’m a Lake Washington School District (LWSD) parent, and I’m supporting the school district bond that will come before voters on April 26.

  • Feb 23rd, 2016

Vote for the LWSD bond | Letter

I am a sophomore in the Cambridge Program at Juanita High School, and I’m asking Kirkland residents to vote for the Lake Washington School District bond measure on the April 26 ballot.

  • Feb 22nd, 2016