Letters to the Editor

New distracted driving law will have police all up in your business | Letter

Don’t eat while driving. Don’t put makeup on while driving. Don’t text while driving. Don’t watch a video while driving. Don’t read while driving. Not… Continue reading

  • Aug 9, 2017

Oppose GOP health care bill | Letter

The U.S. Senate plan is not a health care bill. It is a massive transfer of wealth from working people to Wall Street. The Senate… Continue reading

  • Jul 29, 2017

Vote ‘No’ on Prop. 1 | Letter

If you live in King County, vote “No” on subsidies to Big Art, vote “No” on Proposition 1. It’s a 0.1 percent sales tax to… Continue reading

  • Jul 28, 2017

Support the RAISE Family Caregivers Act | Letter

Caregiving can be an emotionally, physically and financially draining role. Across Washington state, there are more than 335,000 people providing unpaid care for people with… Continue reading

  • Jul 24, 2017

Vote for Preeti Shridhar for Port of Seattle Commission, Pos. 4 | Letter

I am writing in support of Preeti Shridhar for Port of Seattle Commission, Pos. 4 in the Aug. 1 primary election. Preeti has been a… Continue reading

  • Jul 20, 2017

What does ‘Eminent Domain’ mean? | Letter

Dear Kirkland City Council, I believe that I am addressing the correct authority. Recently, I was checking out at a store at the foot of… Continue reading

  • Jul 18, 2017

We can’t cherry pick from the Bible to resolve crime | Letter

In response to Ms. Peterson’s letter about resolving crime in Kirkland (Kirkland Reporter, June 23), anyone who thinks the Bible can help reduce crime needs… Continue reading

  • Jul 14, 2017

There’s no ‘right’ to air, water, food or health care | Letter

I don’t believe there’s a “right” to health care, therefore, I want all the sick to die. I don’t believe there’s a “right” to air,… Continue reading

  • Jul 14, 2017

The pros and cons of solar energy | Letter

Climate change is a tremendous problem that has been affecting our world for millenniums. It is important for people to know how they are contributing… Continue reading

  • Jul 13, 2017

Help improve Kirkland’s stormwater treatment | Letter

Have you ever done something for your community? Well, the International Community School’s sixth graders have. In science this year, we learned about stormwater pollution… Continue reading

  • Jul 7, 2017

Thank you Kirkland community | Letter

We want to extend our heartfelt appreciation for the community’s kindness to our school-aged children through your donations to Hopelink’s End Summer Hunger program. Girl… Continue reading

  • Jul 7, 2017

What does it mean to fully fund education? | Letter

For three or four years now we’ve seen numerous editorials and letters demanding the state legislature “fully fund K-12 education.” There was one in a… Continue reading

  • Jul 6, 2017

Sound Transit needs to keep bus routes into Seattle | Letter

Attending a recent Moss Bay neighborhood meeting, I learned that Sound Transit was seriously considering ending the 255 direct bus route into Seattle. Instead it… Continue reading

  • Jun 28, 2017

Thank you for the thought-out response | Letter

Mr. Jared (Kirkland Reporter, June 2) seems to have no empathy, kindness or morals. He must be a joy to be around. Thank you Ms.… Continue reading

  • Jun 25, 2017

More police is not the solution | Letter

Two recent letter writers have pointed out the fact that Kirkland is not a completely safe place to live and they are right. But the… Continue reading

  • Jun 24, 2017

Let’s not be wasteful consumers | Letter

It is appropriate for the city to make the most efficient use of our energy resources. Being green energy consumers may help us feel like… Continue reading

  • Jun 23, 2017

Ask your local lawmakers to fully fund education | Letter

The write-up about the new Juanita High School was great. Our north Kirkland community, the students in the Cambridge program and Futures School and their… Continue reading

  • Jun 21, 2017

Please reconsider HENC 6th Street rezoning plans | Letter

Dear Kirkland council members, city planning commissioners and city planners, It appears that the unwelcomed push from self-serving politicians and developers for disproportionate urbanization of… Continue reading

  • Jun 19, 2017

Adding density to Houghton is ridiculous | Letter

As a 30-plus-year resident of Kirkland, I want to voice my concern on the density option that has been included in the Houghton zoning. That… Continue reading

  • Jun 16, 2017

Who is the grouch? | Letter

I write today with a great deal of sadness. I heard that the Juanita High School bands will not be playing at Spud Fish &… Continue reading

  • Jun 15, 2017