Letters to the Editor

Look for pedestrians before turning right in Kirkland

I would like to ask people who drive their cars to remember to look before turning right in an intersection. I walk a lot around… Continue reading

  • Apr 21, 2017

Property taxes can be complicated

It’s that time of year again: property tax statements have recently come out from King County. Taxes are going up, and it’s important to understand… Continue reading

  • Apr 19, 2017

Time for liberals living in elitist bubbles to intellectually confront reality

This letter is a response to Rick Bodlaender’s April 14 letter in the Kirkland Reporter. I will address some of the hypercritical statements he made… Continue reading

  • Apr 18, 2017

The only thing Kirkland gets from Sound Transit is the shaft

To my fellow Kirkland residents: Do you remember last Summer and Fall when your mailbox bulged with flyers promoting Sound Transit III? All the phone… Continue reading

  • Apr 14, 2017

National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week on tap through April 15 | Letter

In this day of cell phones, instant messaging and Wi-Fi available even at the local coffee shop, it’s important that we all take a moment… Continue reading

  • Apr 11, 2017

The spirit of America needs to be revived and upheld | Letter

Never before has the spirit of the United States of America been pulled down so low. This President and his wealthy administrative cronies, and this… Continue reading

  • Apr 6, 2017

Keep moving forward with Sound Transit’s plan | Letter

I carefully reviewed the details of the Sound Transit proposal prior to voting yes, although I’m older and not likely to see the system fully… Continue reading

  • Apr 3, 2017

Happy to be getting the Reporter again | Letter

We were recently surprised and happy to find the Kirkland Reporter in our driveway. When we moved to the area 10 years ago, we got… Continue reading

  • Mar 31, 2017

Won’t support Republicans until they are for a more equitable tax structure | Letter

Senators Rossi and O’Ban have provided an entertaining metaphor (March 24 “Monster-Size Vehicle Tabs”) to describe the history of the Motor Vehicle Excise Tax (MVET)… Continue reading

  • Mar 30, 2017

Let’s not let transgender discrimination get to the ballot | Letter

No transgender person, child or adult, intentionally chooses a more difficult path in life… that path chooses him/her. And it is not the job of… Continue reading

  • Mar 29, 2017

What kind of city does Kirkland want to be? | Letter

We have been involved in Kirkland and Everest Neighborhood issues for many years. So we were among the 300-plus citizens at City Hall March 23… Continue reading

  • Mar 27, 2017

Rossi is more interested in political rhetoric than solving problems | Letter

On reading “Sound Transit resurrects monster-sized vehicle valuations”, one wonders whether Dino Rossi is interested in solving the state’s problems or just prefers to engage… Continue reading

  • Mar 27, 2017

Don’t forget, Obamacare was rammed down our throats | Letter

Not a big surprise that the GOP bill will not pass. I feel letting Obamacare implode (and it will), is a better option. To listen… Continue reading

  • Mar 23, 2017

Honor our values and create stronger communities | Letter

Through my six years and two deployments with the U.S. Navy, I was taught to live according to a strict set of values. For me,… Continue reading

  • Mar 21, 2017

Call your representatives, let them know your thoughts on ACA replacement | Letter

John Barnett’s warning about the new health care bill, the American Health Care Act, will hurt millions of people in addition to seniors. (‘Healthcare bill… Continue reading

  • Mar 20, 2017

ST3 is becoming a very expensive lesson for voters | Letter

I see the ST3 license plate tab increase as a very expensive lesson on consequences. Didn’t people read and study the issue before casting their… Continue reading

  • Mar 17, 2017

Time for us to hold legislators accountable on education funding | Letter

What if the citizens of Washington State decided they wanted to have the best educational system in the 50 states? Our state and cities, Eastern… Continue reading

  • Mar 16, 2017

Scientists recommend $414 million increase in Alzheimer’s research | Letter

The Alzheimer’s Association’s 2017 Facts and Figures report found a soaring prevalence, lack of effective treatment and enormous costs for Alzheimer’s and other dementias. In… Continue reading

  • Mar 14, 2017

Healthcare bill would drive up costs for older Americans | Letter

Lawmakers in Washington, D.C. are considering a bill that would drive up healthcare costs by thousands of dollars a year for Americans ages 50 to… Continue reading

  • Mar 14, 2017

Concerned about the proposed Houghton Everest Neighborhood Center plan | Letter

I am very concerned about the proposed Houghton Everest Neighborhood Center plan - the plan that will massively increase density, traffic and congestion in our… Continue reading

  • Mar 13, 2017