In a recent letter to the editor, representatives from two neighborhood groups requested additional studies to prove the need for the Energize Eastside project. PSE (Puget Sound Energy) and independent consultants have conducted multiple studies that all point to an urgent local need for the project, making additional studies unnecessary.
Washington has a reputation as a nationwide leader on things like access to abortion and birth control, but the truth is that there is still a lot of work to be done. Right now, fair access to affordable birth control does not exist and it’s going to get worse.
What ever happened to the good old days when the worst things we had to fear on Memorial Day were traffic jams and indigestion?
Puget Sound Energy’s (PSE) studies that show a need for Energize Eastside assume that no local generation plants are operating during an infrequent arctic winter event. This is an unrealistic assumption, because many of those generators were acquired by the company to serve exactly this scenario.
The state Senate’s capital budget that was released last month threatens to dismantle the Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program (WWRP), our state’s premier program that protects and develops our outdoor spaces.
I am writing in response to the recent letter published in the Kirkland Reporter, “Park district could be taxation with no results.”
I am writing to indicate my opposition to the schoolteacher strikes and demand for more money.
Thanks to a recent revision in Kirkland’s code, you don’t need a permit to cut down English holly and other invasive trees.
To the people of Kirkland. [Kirkland City Manager Kurt] Triplett and the Council are pressing forward with their plans for the ARC [Aquatics, Recreation and Community Center]. They want to impose a park district that becomes a de-facto taxing body.
Once again, teachers unions are getting in the way of education. It's pathetic that teachers from the Lake Washington School District (LWSD) are taking a school day to run to Olympia to rally on everything from pay raises to classroom sizes. Instead of robbing students of a school day, maybe the union should suggest their membership use a Saturday similar to the strong showing in Olympia on April 25.
I can see how you think it is “hysterical,” because the reporter did not print my entire letter as sent to them.
When we purchased our home in Kingsgate I and II in 1970, I was a young married mother with a 4 year old and a new baby.
It may appear to Laura Robinson that the arguments against the plastic bag ban have veered into the hysterical, but the fact is that many of us are totally disgusted by the city council's selective outrage when it comes to environmental matters.
There have been a lot of letters lately talking about the problems in Kirkland. To wit: the plastic bag ban, fire protection on both sides for I-405, spending money on frivolous projects rather than concentrating on the essentials. Additionally nothing has been said or done about the apparent hispanic gang problem or wannabes in the Totem Lake/Kingsgate area (we didn’t agree to naming it Evergreen Hills by the way) that we see with all the gang tags that appear.
So far, the Council does not plan to spend any of the newly found 20 million dollar surplus it on safety. They plan to spend on everything else but.
There are more than 100,000 Washingtonians living with Alzheimer’s disease with over 300,000 caregivers. As an Alzheimer’s ambassador, it is my privilege to represent them to our elected officials.
Kirkland resident seeks help from the community for father’s funeral in Monrovia, Liberia.
Wednesday, April 22 is Earth Day. Much like Mother’s or Father’s Day, it is a day to reflect and appreciate, in this case for our beautiful planet and all of its finite resources that provide us life. It’s a day to say “thanks” to all the people, hopefully yourself included, who do things—big and small—to help our environment."
King County is asking for another increase in the levy on property taxes. In the past 20-plus years, I have supported increases in this levy to help schools, the library system and the multiple other requests for various needs which were to improve the quality of life here in King County.
I was at the QFC around noon, parked in the very front. When I was getting back into my car I noticed the [person in the] car next to me doing IV drugs.