Letters to the Editor

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

We are not all immigrants

I commend Bill Webb’s May 12 letter in the Kirkland Reporter for its succinct and cogent detailing of the many assaults to our freedoms by… Continue reading

  • May 26, 2017

Responding to Condon’s thoughts on ST3 | Letter

This is in response to Mr. Condon’s April 28 letter about ST3 taxation. While I commend Mr. Condon for being politically active and advocating for… Continue reading

  • May 20, 2017

Our duties as citizens | Letter

Edward Bell’s letters are disturbing, not because he is an apologist for Trump but because he promulgates wrong information and offers no evidence. He labels… Continue reading

  • May 19, 2017

City’s commercial seaplane permits inconsistent with residents’ privileges | Letter

With the hearing examiner effectively green-lighting the Seaplane Scenics SEPA and SCUP permits for a commercial seaplane touring business out of Carillon Point, we should… Continue reading

  • May 18, 2017

Haven’t we had enough of the hysteria already?

I wish I could say I was surprised by letters in the Kirkland Reporter and media reports of November’s elections, but sadly I’m not. The… Continue reading

  • May 13, 2017

Support HB2186 and SB5929

As a lifelong resident of Washington state, I’ve seen firsthand the slow decline of our social services. First, while I attended school in the Northshore… Continue reading

  • May 13, 2017

Trump’s tax returns are none of the elite’s business

I was hoping to get a reply to my April 21 letter but was surprised to get double bubbles from socialist elites Mr. Rick Bodlaender… Continue reading

  • May 12, 2017

A better tax system for everyone | Letter

My husband and I moved to the Eastside seven years ago and we have been so pleased to call Washington our home. When we moved… Continue reading

  • May 4, 2017

Anyone justifying Trump’s ersatz presidency has questionable intellect

This letter is in response to Edward Bell’s letter on April 21: I’m not going to dignify Mr. Bell’s points of contention with the letter… Continue reading

  • Apr 25, 2017

Thank you for outlining true information about Pres. Trump

Thank you Edward Bell for your letter outlining the true information regarding Donald Trump and his adversaries. It is heart warming to know that there… Continue reading

  • Apr 24, 2017

We deserve a Kelly Blue Book vehicle appraisal from House Democrats

Most of us in Kirkland “get it”… The $54 billion ST3 measure passed. We in the ST3 taxation region are entitled to an honest appraisal… Continue reading

  • Apr 21, 2017

Rhetoric about President Trump in letter is more ideological than fact

This letter is in response to Edward Bell’s letter to the editor published on April 21 titled “Time for liberals living in elitist bubbles to… Continue reading

  • Apr 21, 2017