Letters to the Editor

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

A response to Ms. Rind | Letter

I am pleased that Ms. Sherry Rind’s letter (Kirkland Reporter, May 19) acknowledged that she is disturbed. All socialists/liberals living in their bubbles are disturbed… Continue reading

  • Jun 14, 2017

Thanks for supporting the Walk Across Washington | Letter

I would like to thank Catherine Krummey for the excellent job of writing the article on the Walk Across Washington, which was published in the… Continue reading

  • Jun 9, 2017

Why not contribute parking funds to police? | Letter

I have to agree with the letter written by Patrick Harris in the Kirkland Reporter on May 26. I have lived in lovely Kirkland for… Continue reading

  • Jun 9, 2017

No to a high-density city, please | Letter

Apparently, the City of Kirkland’s various committees and “focus groups” are having difficulty hearing clearly, the collective voice of their constituency that continuously cries out… Continue reading

  • Jun 8, 2017

The most lying administration in the history of America | Letter

Rick Bodlaender is much too kind when it comes to Ed Bell. President Donald Trump lies practically every time he opens his mouth. Mr. Bell… Continue reading

  • Jun 8, 2017

Democracy works best when more participate

Exciting to see so many people filing to run for office. (See “Candidates file for November election” by Catherine Krummey, Bothell-Kenmore Reporter, May 22) Our… Continue reading

  • Jun 7, 2017

Universal access to health care is a basic necessity | Letter

In the age of Trump, I guess nothing should shock me. But the perspective articulated by Jeff Jared (Kirkland Reporter, June 2), who had the… Continue reading

  • Jun 7, 2017

The U.S. is still the land of opportunity

Another rancorous letter from Edward Bell! Mr. Bell, where is all this hatred coming from? I don’t make disparaging remarks about you, so why do… Continue reading

  • Jun 3, 2017

Sen. Kuderer is wrong that health care is a right

As an attorney, I was amazed to read that Democratic State Sen. Patty Kuderer from the 48th Legislative District (also an attorney) thinks health care… Continue reading

  • Jun 2, 2017

Prepare for disaster and get to know your neighbors

The recent series of smaller earthquakes in the Puget Sound area reminds us that we live in earthquake country. We consider it a friendly warning… Continue reading

  • May 28, 2017

Kirkland is not as safe as you think | Letter

This week, City of Kirkland Mayor Amy Walen gave a State of the City address, extolling the many accomplishments of the council. One thing she… Continue reading

  • May 27, 2017