Letters to the Editor

Vote ‘No’ on LWSD measures | Letter to the editor

It is difficult to keep up with the rising cost of living on the Eastside and tax increases won’t help.

  • Feb 8, 2018

Please support the futures of Lake Washington School District students

As a former Lake Washington School District student, I am proud of the quality of education our schools have to offer. We boast highly qualified… Continue reading

  • Feb 8, 2018

Why the Inslee cartoon was short-sighted | Letter to the editor

The editorial cartoon featured in the Jan. 19 edition mocking Governor Inslee’s proposals to mitigate climate change is terribly short-sighted. It’s high time to consider… Continue reading

  • Feb 7, 2018

Response to ‘Kirkland’s future’ letter | Letter to the editor

A letter about the Houghton/Everest neighborhood.

  • Feb 7, 2018

Vote ‘yes’ Feb. 13 | Letter to the editor

As a current Washington State Legislator and former Kirkland mayor, I’ve seen first-hand how our area’s growth is affecting schools in the Lake Washington School… Continue reading

  • Feb 7, 2018

Many Democrats don’t care for the poor | Letter to the editor

Exhibits A and B are Washington’s two senators, Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell. Both voted against allowing cheaper medications to be imported from Canada and… Continue reading

  • Feb 7, 2018

Do we really need a skipping stone bridge? | Letter to the editor

So, we need a skipping stone bridge for the Cross Kirkland Trail near Totem Lake Mall? The council has repeatedly told us they support and… Continue reading

  • Feb 7, 2018

Why traffic beacons need to stay | Letter to the editor

While reading your paper, I saw that the city will no longer be using flashing beacons in certain areas, which by your own admission are… Continue reading

  • Feb 7, 2018

Please support all three LWSD ballot measures | Letter to the editor

Olympia continues to debate how to amply fund basic education. But Lake Washington School District voters can take decisive action to support our children. The… Continue reading

  • Feb 7, 2018

A vote against LWSD measures | Letter to the editor

This reader is waiting for more facts to see that he is paying taxes necessarily.

  • Feb 6, 2018

Vote yes on the bond and levies | Letter

LWSD is growing rapidly, and schools are already overcrowded, with many portable classrooms in use.

  • Feb 1, 2018

Levy games | Letter

On Feb. 13, we have a special election. Looking at the ballot, the only items are school levy and bond measures for schools. The brochure… Continue reading

  • Jan 31, 2018

LWSD’s Prop. 1: Funding basic education vs. enrichment? | Letter

With schools set to receive more state funding, LWSD should adjust its Prop. 1 levy.

  • Jan 29, 2018

What will LWSD measures really cost? | Letter

Should taxpayers be prepared to open their pocketbooks for an increase in local and state school taxes in 2019 and beyond?

  • Jan 22, 2018

Cheers and jeers for 2018

We’re only a few weeks into the year, but so much has already happened that it’s already time to look back as we move forward.… Continue reading

  • Jan 19, 2018

‘Overwhelming’ attendance at Muslim and Immigrant Safety Forum and Dinner | Letter

Last year, the Muslim Community and Neighborhood Association (MCNA) organized a Muslim Safety forum with the Bellevue Police Department (BPD) and police departments from Redmond,… Continue reading

  • Jan 16, 2018

Let’s continue making Kirkland a welcoming community | Letter

Numerous events and grassroots initiatives were held throughout 2017 to support a more inclusive community.

  • Jan 15, 2018

Republicans: what is your obligation to the American public? | Letter

An urge for those in office to consider the greater good.

  • Jan 13, 2018

A different take on free market health care

The letter by Jeff Jared (Kirkland Reporter, Dec. 25) expounding the need for “free market” health care needs a response. Mr. Jared wants to “unshackle”… Continue reading

  • Jan 12, 2018

Support the LWSD bond and levies | Letter

The measures fund needs that are not covered by state funding, including paying for existing staff, current programs and desperately needed facilities.

  • Jan 12, 2018