Letters to the Editor

Clarification to city parks rules article | Letter

Last week’s Redmond Reporter article suggested that the city was considering rule changes to allow homeless camping in Redmond parks. In fact, the city’s Public… Continue reading

  • Jun 1, 2017

Thanks to new city council candidates | Letter

An open letter to the new candidates for Redmond City Council: Thank you for being willing to serve in a role that requires tremendous personal… Continue reading

  • May 25, 2017

Small businesses need access to infrastructure and more | Letter

In the past two years, there has been a significant shift in thinking about economic development. At the 2015 Economic Forecast Conference of the Economic… Continue reading

  • May 25, 2017

Honor our values and create stronger communities | Letter

Through my six years and two deployments with the U.S. Navy, I was taught to live according to a strict set of values. For me,… Continue reading

  • May 19, 2017

Hearing aids are my lifeline | Letter

Let Washington state hear: Legislators should restore Medicaid coverage of hearing aids for adults Hearing aids are my lifeline. They allow me to have a… Continue reading

  • May 11, 2017

Weighing in on the Design Review Board | Letter

The mayor is presently taking applications for new members of the Design Review Board. We need a resident on the board who cares about the… Continue reading

  • May 11, 2017

Sounding off on chess club story | Letter

I had to read the story about the Redmond High School chess club a couple times before thinking: This IS a joke, right? Four fantastic… Continue reading

  • May 10, 2017

Obama’s birth certificate is old news | Letter

(This letter is responding to Richard W. Bowne’s letter, “Dear ‘Marching into Action,” which was published last issue.) Reasonable people can disagree. That being said,… Continue reading

  • May 5, 2017

Let’s talk property tax statements | Letter

It’s that time of year again: property tax statements have recently come out from King County. Taxes are going up, and it’s important to understand… Continue reading

  • Apr 28, 2017

Dear ‘Marching into Action’ | Letter

Although I certainly respect any group’s right to peacefully demonstrate, what is to be gained by insisting The President reveal his tax returns? If/when he… Continue reading

  • Apr 28, 2017

The spirit of America needs to be revived and upheld | Letter

Never before has the spirit of the United States of America been pulled down so low. This President and his wealthy administrative cronies, and this… Continue reading

  • Apr 21, 2017

Homelessness is not only Seattle’s problem | Letter

I found the April 14 editorial cartoon disturbing and offensive because it promotes the myth (in the form of an “alternative fact”) that homelessness is… Continue reading

  • Apr 21, 2017

Continuing the health-care discussion | Letter

This is a reply to Brandon Juhl’s ‘Trump don’t care’ letter in last week’s Redmond Reporter. Juhl says the current Republican health bill will deprive… Continue reading

  • Apr 14, 2017

Driver’s thank you light is on | Letter

I would like to thank … The city workers that are in charge of our traffic lights. They have done an excellent job. Rarely do… Continue reading

  • Apr 14, 2017

National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week on tap through April 15 | Letter

In this day of cell phones, instant messaging and Wi-Fi available even at the local coffee shop, it’s important that we all take a moment… Continue reading

  • Apr 10, 2017

‘Trump don’t care’ | Letter

The current plan of Republicans in Congress (what I call “Trump Don’t Care”) to deprive at least 24 million people in this nation of health… Continue reading

  • Apr 6, 2017

ST3 is becoming a very expensive lesson for voters | Letter

I see the ST3 license plate tab increase as a very expensive lesson on consequences. Didn’t people read and study the issue before casting their… Continue reading

  • Apr 6, 2017

Of Girl Scouts and troops | Letter

Everyone in my neighborhood knows I buy Girl Scout cookies from any young lady who knocks on my door or has a table set up… Continue reading

  • Mar 31, 2017

‘The pothole club’ | Letter

I have a new nickname for our mayor and the council — “the pothole club.” Honestly, I have lived in Redmond for 40 years and… Continue reading

  • Mar 31, 2017

Thanks to Eastside police officers | Letter

The Issaquah police and the officers from the neighboring cities deserve our compliments. My wife was at the protest march at Rep. Dave Reichert’s office,… Continue reading

  • Mar 30, 2017