As a retired school architect and planner, I strongly support comfortable and up-to-date educational facilities. I oppose Proposition 1 because it leaves thousands of kids and their teachers in overcrowded schools and substandard buildings for years more than needed and would spend over $235 million of the $398 million to needlessly tear down and replace more buildings instead of providing for growth.
Sound Transit Board please do not include the two-mile light-rail extension from Wilburton to the South Kirkland Park and Ride.
In response to Tracy Henderschott's letter it would seem she has not experienced the pleasure of a large, diseased tree falling through her house.
In regards to the Northwest University's plan to expand it's footprint with massive sports facilities, etc., by its Houghton campus, this seems totally out of proportion for the area as well as for the school.
Dear Kirkland City Council, I am for reducing the buffer zone for 502 businesses to 100 feet. Allowing safe, legal access to cannabis is important especially with the medical cannabis restrictions that are about to take place on July 1.
Dear Kirkland City Council, I am against [the marijuana zoning] change. The original 502 law, voted for over three years ago, stated 1,000 feet [buffer] from these sensitive entities. Now you want to reduce to 100 feet.
Seattle Times is abusing its power and influence regarding future mass transit in the region. All the negative editorials, headlines and articles regarding the U–Link grand opening party is worse than Sound Transit's effort to increase visibility by spending a mere $850,000.
After attending two more meetings last week regarding North West University's plans for expansion, I am sorry to say that I am still deeply troubled by what they are proposing.
I have a couple of simple suggestions regarding bathroom rules that you won't read about or hear in the press.
This Sunday and for a number of years now, I have heard the frequent sound of chainsaws in Kirkland.
As summer approaches, Lake Washington High school is doing all in it's power to remind teens of the dangers of distracted driving.
Saturday morning before Mother's Day, I sit remembering my mom, all the love and joy she brought to my life and the lives of countless others.
A letter published in the April 22 edition of the Kirkland Reporter, captioned "Bag ban is not equal in the City of Kirkland," was absolutely correct.
We have a coyote problem. At 1 a.m. on an average Sunday in March, our elderly Beagle "Happy" pottered into her fenced dog-run, inside of our fenced back-yard, to take care of business. There, she was ambushed by a waiting coyote that savagely held and shook her by the throat.
It seems that almost every week EvergreenHealth hospital publishes an article in the Kirkland Reporter praising it for outstanding performance. I am recognizing it for being the most greedy business I have ever dealt with.
On March 30, I attended the NU (Northwest University) open house and I must say I came away deeply disturbed at what they are proposing to build.
I am writing to encourage you to send in your "yes" ballot today in support of the Lake Washington School District bond. We need every vote to meet the high 60 percent threshold needed for passage.
Last year my husband and I decided to move to Kirkland from Capitol Hill after researching many Seattle and east side neighborhoods. The quality of the schools in Kirkland was the key determining factor in our final choice, and we stretched our budget to find a house here that met our needs. We've spoken with numerous young families in the area who reached the same conclusion.
Rather than telling voters that there will be "no tax rate increase," the Lake Washington School District should state how much the bond measures will cost in dollars and clearly explain their cost analysis on the district's website.
When a law like the plastic bag ban only applies to a few groups, the mandate for equal protection under the law is violated.