Letters to the Editor

A frightening reality | Letter

One can only conclude that President Donald Trump’s reality is his and his alone. That’s frightening. It doesn’t matter whether we are discussing his imaginary… Continue reading

  • Nov 16, 2018

 

Big Oil’s ‘Kool-Aid’ | Letter

Voters drank Big Oil’s “Kool-Aid” on Nov. 6 and rejected Initiative 1631. It goes to show that money can still buy elections. Big Oil spent… Continue reading

  • Nov 16, 2018

 

The next generation | Letter

Did you know that 50 percent of all lifetime causes of mental illness begin at age 14, and 75 percent by the age of 24?… Continue reading

  • Nov 9, 2018

 

Looming taxes continue to burden property owners | Letter

Looming taxes continue to burden property owners In the City Council’s committee meeting on Oct. 23 Melisa Files, director of finance, reported: 1) Revenues were… Continue reading

  • Nov 2, 2018

Nudity in state parks should be legal | Letter

I haven’t been a nudist my whole life, but, over the past few years, I’ve started spending time with more and more friends who like… Continue reading

  • Oct 26, 2018

I-1631 will benefit future generations | Letter

On Oct. 8, the United Nations issued a new climate report that states it is imperative we limit warming to 1.5°C within 12 years in… Continue reading

  • Oct 26, 2018

Cost of I-1631 will be passed on to consumers | Letter

This is in response to the guest column on Oct. 12 by Dr. Mark Vossler in the Redmond Reporter on Initiative 1631. We all agree… Continue reading

  • Oct 26, 2018

Give the gift of a future | Letter

Give your friends and family the best gift you could give them: a FUTURE. Vote YES on Initiative 1631. Why? Climate change IS caused by… Continue reading

  • Oct 19, 2018

Kavanaugh should be rejected / Letters

I find Republican caviling at the Brett Kavanaugh hearings baffling. For just a moment, let us set aside the allegations that the Supreme Court nominee… Continue reading

  • Oct 12, 2018

Trump should stand up for public lands / Letter

When Donald Trump was elected president, sportsmen had high hopes that the president and his cabinet would commit to, in President Trump’s words, “honoring the… Continue reading

  • Oct 12, 2018

Offer your input at city council budget hearing on Oct. 16 / Letters

With all the local government spending to end homelessness, why is there still so much homelessness? Maybe there really is less government spending than you… Continue reading

  • Oct 12, 2018

Funding sources for Downtown Park | Letter

n the environment that we are living in, all too often truth and facts get buried under an avalanche of hubris, misinformation and unsubstantiated opinion.… Continue reading

  • Oct 5, 2018

Sammamish River Trail deserves attention | Letter

I have to add my agreement to the letter last month from Brent Schmaltz concerning the Sammamish River Trail. This is a lovely trail that… Continue reading

  • Oct 5, 2018

Prison reform needed | Letter

I want freedom for criminalized people of color in private prisons. Washington is one of the few states that has legal marijuana, but all across… Continue reading

  • Sep 22, 2018

Why was Downtown Park so costly? | Letter

The opening of the Downtown Park this past weekend adds a new dimension to open space throughout downtown: from historic Anderson Park, the Heron Rookery,… Continue reading

  • Sep 21, 2018

Why do we ignore the Sammamish River Trail? | Letter

Why do we ignore the Sammamish River Trail? The Sammamish River is a natural focal point of Redmond. King County and the City of Redmond… Continue reading

  • Sep 14, 2018

Keep funding public education | Letter

A response to Michelle Darnell’s “Don’t ban guns, ban government schools” letter.

  • Apr 4, 2018

Public engages on Sears redevelopment plan | Letter

An informational community meeting regarding Overlake’s Sears site (Heritage Park, to be developed by Seritage) was held on March 8 attended by about 100 residents… Continue reading

  • Mar 15, 2018

Parent disagrees with letter writer’s gun/schools conclusion | Letter

As one parent among the millions of parents who have sent children to public schools — or “government schools” as letter writer Ms. Michelle Darnell… Continue reading

  • Mar 14, 2018

Dissecting letter on guns/schools | Letter

Michelle Darnell’s recent letter (“Don’t ban guns, ban government schools”) was unfortunate in two ways: It used a recent mass killing as justification to pivot… Continue reading

  • Mar 12, 2018