Letters to the Editor

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

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