Letters to the Editor

New format great success

Your new format for the Reporter is a great success.

  • Feb 11, 2009

Article evoked sense of hopelessness

The Kirkland Downtown Association is alive and well and excited to move forward with enhanced support from the city, a growing, energized board, renewed support for tourism, and the go ahead for some great projects downtown.

  • Feb 3, 2009

Blame Bush for everything

(In response to a Jan. 21 letter, “Bush is not to blame,” by Judi Liedes).I want to set the record straight. Judi Liedes alleges that… Continue reading

  • Feb 3, 2009

Yes to a Crestwoods dog park

A resounding yes! The idea of having a dog park in this area is a great one – I would even be interested in assisting… Continue reading

  • Feb 3, 2009

Figure out an annexation plan

(In response to a Jan. 28 letter, “Incorporation not out of question,” by Bob Style).Styles pontificates that the three PAAs (Potential Annexation Areas) can incorporate.… Continue reading

  • Feb 3, 2009

Identify bank that put business out

I was struck by the story (“Underhill’s Fine Wood Furniture to close all stores March 31”) in the Jan. 21 issue that a 62 year old operation will be closed down because a bank is creating stricter lending rules. You do readers a disservice by not identifying which bank can ignore a 62-year operating history and put a business and employees on the street. This is exactly the type of banking action that will prolong the recession and hurt all of us. I, for one, would like to make sure none of my business adds to the profits of this particular bank.

  • Jan 27, 2009

Incorporation not out of the question

What services do you want, and if you don’t get them, what can you do about it? Incorporating is not out of the question.

  • Jan 27, 2009

Businesswoman urges residents to do Christmas shopping locally

Our snowy weather has taken a toll on our local businesses. Sales and revenue that was expected during a normal busy holiday season is well below expectations due to this year's challenging economic times and now, this weeks snowy weather has restricted all transportation.

  • Dec 22, 2008

Kirkland Chamber of Commerce opposes new business tax

The Greater Kirkland Chamber of Commerce urges businesses, their employees and citizens who support their local neighborhood businesses to please help oppose a new head tax on Kirkland businesses during these challenging economic times.

  • Dec 10, 2008

Letters to the Editor

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  • Oct 14, 2008

Letters: Council actions unbelievable — Why does St. Clair hide his connection? — Disclose columnist’s campaign connection

Three letters to the editor this week; One concerning the City Council's moves to impose a moratorium (with or without the public's approval); and two about disclosing Reporter columnist Scott St. Clair's affiliations and/or political leanings.

  • Sep 10, 2008

Atheism argument missed the point

Jared (“In support of atheism” letter in July 30 Kirkland Reporter) has more in common with theists than he realizes. Jared demonstrates admirably that even some atheists have limited powers of reasoning.

  • Aug 6, 2008

Squirrel opinion is plain nuts

In a previous letter I went out on a limb and defended squirrels, arguing that they are cute and provide a kinetic element to gardens. I admitted that occasionally (once or twice a year in the cold of winter) I feed them. This admission caused dismay by one reader who complained to the editor. She also criticized the paper for printing a photo of a gun in the same issue.

  • Aug 6, 2008

St. Clair ignores the freedom of light rail

Last week’s column by Scott St. Clair (criticizing light rail) was way wide of the mark.

  • Aug 6, 2008

Get the whole story behind Kirkland’s parks

The article you wrote on Doris Cooper was very nice. However, I believe you should hear the “rest of the story” from our first city manager, Al Locke.

  • Aug 6, 2008

Greenberg humor column crossed the line

A recent column entitled “Pre-school picking angst: Where to put my pro-athletes-to-be?” went against this established grain. I’m certain Mr. Greenberg meant no harm, but he certainly managed to disparage teachers with his style of humor.

  • Jun 23, 2008

City has lost sight of community for dollar signs

The Planning Commission appears to have made a counter proposal to Touchstone. In exchange for building height around the park and a portion of 85th Street, they may be willing to allow 11-story buildings. I am dumbfounded by this and even now cannot find the words to express my disbelief and sadness. It appears that our city officials have so lost sight of our community in exchange for dollars.

  • Jun 23, 2008

Fun Memorial Day at Parkplace…but where’s the flag?

On Memorial Day, my wife and I took our son to play at Parkplace playground. We decided afterwards to watch a Little League baseball game that was just about to start. Nothing unusual, but I couldn’t help but notice that there was no pledge of allegiance before the game ... but even if they wanted to, there was no flag on the flagpole!

  • Jun 2, 2008

DRB isn’t a rubber stamp for developers

The May 21 edition contained a powerful message on page 7 in the form of a CAD rendering of Touchstone’s eight-story proposal for Parkplace redevelopment as viewed from Peter Kirk Park. I would suggest that any reader who might have missed this picture take a look at it and decide if they really want our city to look like this.

  • May 28, 2008