Letters to the Editor

Delegating isn’t legislating | Letter

Think that Washington voters successfully legalized the cannabis industry? You’d be wrong. On April 17, three un-elected bureaucrats appointed by Gov. Jay Inslee, known as… Continue reading

  • Jul 19, 2019

Spending on female empowerment | Letter

In these past few years, I’ve been encouraged with how much focus is put on female empowerment in the United States. However, I feel that… Continue reading

  • Jul 19, 2019

#NeverAgainIsNow | Letter

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is inflicting countless means of physical and psychological torture on individuals and communities. People are literally dying at the… Continue reading

  • Jul 18, 2019

Loss of neighborly community | Letter

When I was young, neighbors gathered together just once a year to light fireworks on the street corner and create their own 4th of July… Continue reading

  • Jul 12, 2019

Shut up or put up | Letter

There have been many of President Donald Trump’s cronies that have gone in front of congressional committees and on the Russian probe and have been… Continue reading

  • Jul 12, 2019

In the hands of voters | Letter

Every voter in the state of Washington should be furious with the legislature for taking away I-200, a law passed by the voters of this… Continue reading

  • Jun 21, 2019

Arguments for sweets at school | Letter

Did you know that all students in the Lake Washington School District (LWSD) aren’t allowed to bring sweets to school? Even for their birthdays? I… Continue reading

  • Jun 14, 2019

No reason to delay | Letter

I’m so bloody tired of this stupid talking point of “impeachment doesn’t remove him.” No, a House vote doesn’t remove the president. Months of open… Continue reading

  • Jun 14, 2019

Critical time for the planet | Letter

This is in response to Mr. Eirich’s letter on May 17 regarding Gov. Jay Inslee’s clean energy policy. Mr. Eirich, to set the record straight,… Continue reading

  • Jun 7, 2019

A step backward | Letter

Rep. Suzan DelBene announced in her email newsletter that she “proudly voted” for HR 5, also called the “Equality Act.” This act is misnamed. Women… Continue reading

  • Jun 7, 2019

A tone deaf Legislature | Letter

The headline should have been “Legislators stole $900 M for the affluent Eastside” (Reporter, May 10) While Washington taxpayers (including many Eastsiders) are feeling the… Continue reading

  • Jun 6, 2019

Thank you Hiruko | Letter

Ashley Hiruko’s detailed story (“Susan’s quest for justice and the civil legal system dilemma”) in your May17 edition deserves a huge “thank you.” This is… Continue reading

  • May 24, 2019

An eye opener | Letter

I was quite taken by the article “Susan’s quest for justice, the civil legal system dilemma” which appeared in the Reporter on May 17. It… Continue reading

  • May 24, 2019

Thank you residents | Letter

We would like to thank the residents of Kirkland for their generous support of the new Eastside shelter for women and families experiencing homelessness. The… Continue reading

  • May 23, 2019

The saga of Trump | Letter

Here is another installment in the saga of Trump. Just because Trump’s initials are DJ, it doesn’t mean we have to hear his rhetoric and… Continue reading

  • May 17, 2019

An ineffective leader | Letter

Gov. Jay Inslee was an ineffective member of Congress, as well as our governor. Why would anyone consider him for a presidential candidate? Most Americans… Continue reading

  • May 16, 2019

Changing habits | Letter

Thank you for including the waste reduction article in the May 10 issue. I think we have to take many suggestions one step further and… Continue reading

  • May 15, 2019

On constitutional taxes | Letter

Is this new graduated state real estate excise tax (REET) constitutional? The Washington State Constitution, in Article VII Revenue and Taxation says, “All taxes shall… Continue reading

  • May 8, 2019

Response to pesticide use | Letter

Dear Kirkland community members, We are aware that some community members have expressed concern about the city’s use of pesticides, especially Roundup, in Kirkland’s public… Continue reading

  • May 3, 2019

Thanks Fire Station 21 | Letter

Thanks to the firefighters at Forbes Creek Station 21 who went beyond the call of duty to help me find my cell phone, which I… Continue reading

  • May 2, 2019