Letters to the Editor

Thoughts on education funding | Letter to the Editor

Letters keep appearing that claim the state’s constitution requires that education be fully funded (whatever that is?). The Preamble to Article IX of our states… Continue reading

  • Oct 24, 2017

Dhingra understands local priorities | Letter

Instead of focusing on a topic like a potential state income tax that is not even a current topic of discussion in Olympia, Manka Dhingra… Continue reading

  • Oct 24, 2017

Sage’s background and preparation make her right for LWSD board | Letter

It has been a privilege to serve on the Lake Washington School District board for the past 20 years. I announced my decision not to… Continue reading

  • Oct 24, 2017

Letter to the Editor | Bellevue men’s shelter

To the Editor: It is unfortunate that such strong disagreements have occurred in Bellevue over the site of a men’s shelter. Ever since the opening… Continue reading

  • Oct 24, 2017

We need Manka Dhingra | Letter

Dear Editor, Manka Dhingra has over 20 years’ knowledge, experience, and community leadership in the 45th Legislative District. As a Senior Deputy Prosecutor, she understands… Continue reading

  • Oct 20, 2017

Manka Dhingra for State Senate | Letter

Dear Editor, Manka Dhingra is the superior choice for State Senate in the 45th district. Her policies, experience, and endorsements are easily reviewed on her… Continue reading

  • Oct 20, 2017

Cassandra Sage has been doing her homework | Letter

Being a School Board Member is an important job. It is a non-partisan, non-paid position. School Boards are responsible for overseeing how a school district… Continue reading

  • Oct 19, 2017

Cassandra Sage for LWSD School Board | Letter

I’m voting for Cassandra Sage for LWSD School Board. I’ve witnessed her dedication in PTSA. I’ve had conversations with Cassandra about making sure that EVERY… Continue reading

  • Oct 19, 2017

The issue of Airbnbs in Kirkland | Letter

The Kirkland City Council is in the process of adopting a set of ordinances that regulate the operation of Airbnbs within residential zoned areas of… Continue reading

  • Oct 17, 2017

Sage is a strong advocate for all students | Letter

There is probably no elected position that has a greater direct impact on our families and communities than that of director for our school districts.… Continue reading

  • Oct 17, 2017

Health care in the United States, versus elsewhere | Letter

I’m glad Mr. Ledbetter had a good experience in Scotland when he was ill. That was not my experience in Canada. After five days of… Continue reading

  • Oct 16, 2017

The work to fully fund education continues | Letter

The excellent article on children’s lunches and equity in education (Kirkland Reporter, Oct. 6) mentioned the Washington State Legislature’s funding plan for McCleary, but the… Continue reading

  • Oct 10, 2017

Mental health recovery programs available on the Eastside | Letter

Mayor Amy Walen read a proclamation Sept. 19 recognizing September as “National Recovery Month.” The purpose is to increase awareness and understanding of mental and… Continue reading

  • Oct 9, 2017

Signs, signs, everywhere a sign | Letter

As I travel daily, I see a multitude of campaign posters all over the streets. Is there another election day coming up or have all… Continue reading

  • Sep 22, 2017

Thank you, Kirkland, for saving energy, one LED light bulb at a time! | Letter

Puget Sound Energy would like to thank Kirkland residents for your interest in energy efficiency! Through Saturday, PSE is offering every residential customer in Kirkland… Continue reading

  • Sep 19, 2017

A challenge to help others | Letter

I am writing this as a native Kirkland resident — I was born in the Kirkland Hospital (now the Heathman Hotel) and still live in… Continue reading

  • Sep 8, 2017

New distracted driving laws are meant to incentivize safer driving | Letter

While I generally agree with comments submitted to the Kirkland Reporter by Mr. Jeff Jared, I must take exception to his complaint published in the… Continue reading

  • Sep 7, 2017

Counterpoints to last week’s guest editorials | Letter

Counterpoints to last week’s guest editorials Last Friday’s edition (Kirkland Reporter, Aug. 18) offered a two-fer of progressive-liberal editorials. First, the guest editorial by Nick… Continue reading

  • Aug 23, 2017

The reality of libraries | Letter

“Diversity, Equity (sic) and Inclusion” sounds so beautiful. Now let us talk about reality. Libraries are libraries. They are not social services organizations except in… Continue reading

  • Aug 12, 2017

Achieving a human utopia is not complicated, just hard | Letter

In response to a July 14 letter (“We can’t cherry pick from the Bible to resolve crime,” Kirkland Reporter, July 14), the problem with human… Continue reading

  • Aug 10, 2017