Letters to the Editor

Seattle has tunnel vision

Seattle has poor leadership if they wish to pursue a tunnel beneath the water level of Puget Sound on Alaska Way.

  • Feb 19, 2009

A story true to our times

During the Great Depression of the twenties and thirties, a Cincinnati newspaper reported a story that may or may not be true, but it may well apply in these times:

  • Feb 19, 2009

Stimulus plan really a spending plan

The stimulus plan being debated in Washington is really just a spending plan.

  • Feb 19, 2009

Doula story clarification

I participated in a Feb. 4 article on the benefits of doula care ("Birth doula supports women through motherhood bumps") as one way to get the extra support and education often necessary to overcome the stress of being a first-time mother.

  • Feb 11, 2009

Old habits hard to break

I was both amused and saddened by the picture of the "resident" individual taking a cigarette break while Tent City was moving; amused because apparently being impoverished means never having to run out of a 4 or 5-dollar pack of cigarettes or smoking tobacco, and saddened that both government and society continue to enable this type of self-destructive behavior.

  • Feb 11, 2009

Don’t move controller box

On Feb. 5, Kari Page and Ray Steiger from the City of Kirkland met with myself, representing Kirkland Central COA as President and the President and Vice President of Plaza on State to bring us up to date about “Kirkland on the Move” and how it would impact our condominiums.

  • Feb 11, 2009

Thanks for ‘The Bachelor’ story

Thanks for your interview with Jason Mesnick.

  • Feb 11, 2009

New format great success

Your new format for the Reporter is a great success.

  • Feb 11, 2009

Article evoked sense of hopelessness

The Kirkland Downtown Association is alive and well and excited to move forward with enhanced support from the city, a growing, energized board, renewed support for tourism, and the go ahead for some great projects downtown.

  • Feb 3, 2009

Blame Bush for everything

(In response to a Jan. 21 letter, “Bush is not to blame,” by Judi Liedes).I want to set the record straight. Judi Liedes alleges that… Continue reading

  • Feb 3, 2009

Yes to a Crestwoods dog park

A resounding yes! The idea of having a dog park in this area is a great one – I would even be interested in assisting… Continue reading

  • Feb 3, 2009

Figure out an annexation plan

(In response to a Jan. 28 letter, “Incorporation not out of question,” by Bob Style).Styles pontificates that the three PAAs (Potential Annexation Areas) can incorporate.… Continue reading

  • Feb 3, 2009

Identify bank that put business out

I was struck by the story (“Underhill’s Fine Wood Furniture to close all stores March 31”) in the Jan. 21 issue that a 62 year old operation will be closed down because a bank is creating stricter lending rules. You do readers a disservice by not identifying which bank can ignore a 62-year operating history and put a business and employees on the street. This is exactly the type of banking action that will prolong the recession and hurt all of us. I, for one, would like to make sure none of my business adds to the profits of this particular bank.

  • Jan 27, 2009

Incorporation not out of the question

What services do you want, and if you don’t get them, what can you do about it? Incorporating is not out of the question.

  • Jan 27, 2009

Businesswoman urges residents to do Christmas shopping locally

Our snowy weather has taken a toll on our local businesses. Sales and revenue that was expected during a normal busy holiday season is well below expectations due to this year's challenging economic times and now, this weeks snowy weather has restricted all transportation.

  • Dec 22, 2008

Kirkland Chamber of Commerce opposes new business tax

The Greater Kirkland Chamber of Commerce urges businesses, their employees and citizens who support their local neighborhood businesses to please help oppose a new head tax on Kirkland businesses during these challenging economic times.

  • Dec 10, 2008

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor: Sam Malkandi's attempted deportation, candidates for the 45th Legislative District and more...

  • Oct 14, 2008

Letters: Council actions unbelievable — Why does St. Clair hide his connection? — Disclose columnist’s campaign connection

Three letters to the editor this week; One concerning the City Council's moves to impose a moratorium (with or without the public's approval); and two about disclosing Reporter columnist Scott St. Clair's affiliations and/or political leanings.

  • Sep 10, 2008

Atheism argument missed the point

Jared (“In support of atheism” letter in July 30 Kirkland Reporter) has more in common with theists than he realizes. Jared demonstrates admirably that even some atheists have limited powers of reasoning.

  • Aug 6, 2008

Squirrel opinion is plain nuts

In a previous letter I went out on a limb and defended squirrels, arguing that they are cute and provide a kinetic element to gardens. I admitted that occasionally (once or twice a year in the cold of winter) I feed them. This admission caused dismay by one reader who complained to the editor. She also criticized the paper for printing a photo of a gun in the same issue.

  • Aug 6, 2008