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Your new format for the Reporter is a great success.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Letters to the Editor: Sam Malkandi's attempted deportation, candidates for the 45th Legislative District and more...
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.
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.
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.
Last week’s column by Scott St. Clair (criticizing light rail) was way wide of the mark.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.