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.
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.
This is the fourth installment in the continuing sag of Donald J. Trump.
Well, there seems to be no end of informed opinion about the reasons not to vote for ST3, why we need to keep it the heck out of our town and why it won't work on the floating bridge despite the assurances of some of the best engineers in the world.
I am totally appalled that you allowed the letter 'We are all sinners, pray for our nation' to be printed in the newspaper last week. First of all it seemed like it was a written as a free piece of advertising for Franklin Graham - surely he should have to pay for advertising like anyone else.
Isn't it great that Kirkland city officials welcomed the ground breaking of the new Village at Totem Lake, with not a single word mentioning the increased traffic that this development will generate on nearby roadways.
It's official. Sound Transit's head honcho wants to abandon the provision that sold this almost useless transit agency to the public two decades ago, i.e. "Sub-Area Equity." He wants the communities ringing Seattle to pay for another tunnel so Seattle residents can be whisked between Ballard and West Seattle while our lone connection with downtown Seattle gets booted out of the present-day "bus" tunnel and back into the rain. Sounds like a great deal for raising our sales taxes, more than doubling our car tab fees, and adding a new property tax.
As a Kirkland resident for over 20 years, I have met many good and caring elected officials. However, there is one that truly stands out: Ramiro Valderrama. I have worked with Ramiro and seen the positive things he is doing as deputy mayor of Sammamish. I know that as state representative he will take an inclusive approach to deal with the issues facing our district. He is also a West Point graduate and will surely get the job done.
Thank you for following [the seaplane] story and bringing it finally to the public's attention. As the author describes in the article, the Renton-based owner of Seaplane Scenics has been conducting sightseeing flights out of the Carillon Point marina on Lake Washington for over a year without a proper permit. The reason why this was tolerated for so long was that the city of Kirkland felt no need to enforce existing regulations – because "it hadn't received a complaint." Following this logic, no violations or even crimes would ever be prosecuted unless an aggrieved party stepped forward.
This is a letter of support for seaplane operations out of Carillon Point. There is no evidence that there would be any negative impact over the existing uses that are currently allowed all along the Kirkland waterfront from Juanita to Carillon Point.
Willie Dickerson's letter to the editor about the Reach Every Mother and Child Act (REACH) would help many in developing countries.
Here's a rave to The Trading Post - a true "mom and pop" business that served the Totem Lake area well for many, many years.
Did the 103 people who were killed or horribly injured in Orlando on June 12 deserve what happened to them? Jesus once asked his disciples if they thought that the 18 men who were killed when the Tower of Siloam fell on them were worse sinners than other men because they suffered in that way. He then stated "I tell you, no! But unless you repent, you too will all perish".
Rant - to the person who keyed the entire driver side of our brand new SUV parked at 117 Main St. Kirkland on Saturday, June 11, between 8:30 - 9:30 p.m.
I have been a citizen of Washington State for 28 years and a Sammamish resident for seven years. I have met Ramiro Valderrama and listened to what others in our community have said about him. I found him to be a very credible and a refreshing voice of reason.
Thanks to citizens all around the country, there are now 156 representatives and 22 senators in both parties cosponsoring this life-saving legislation.
Many thanks to Michael Radcliffe for speaking out rather than remaining silent about government officials committing offenses against innocent citizens, and congratulations for being part of the solution rather than part of the problem. If only more people would take their duties as citizens as seriously as he does.
The National Air Traffic Controllers Association appreciates Congresswoman Susan DelBene's recent support of H.R. 5292, The Air Traffic Controller Hiring Improvement Act of 2016. This bi-partisan legislation would address the current staffing crisis within the Federal Aviation Administration which is currently at a 27-year low for Certified Professional Controllers.
Carillon Point has submitted a request to be allowed to operate seaplanes out of their dock. June 20 is the last chance to submit comments.