Letters to the Editor

Health-care bill would drive up costs for older Americans | Letter

Lawmakers in Washington, D.C. are considering a bill that would drive up health-care costs by thousands of dollars a year for Americans ages 50 to… Continue reading

  • Mar 24, 2017

The Redmond Central Connector: A fabulous multi-use trail | Letter

Regarding the Redmond Central Connector (RCC) Phase 2 and the recent letter to the editor from Brent Schmaltz: First of all the RCC is a… Continue reading

  • Mar 24, 2017

Become a LINKS mentor today | Letter

One hour per week can help a student be successful in school. What are you doing during your lunch break? Running errands? Eating at your… Continue reading

  • Mar 17, 2017

Students need support through bill extension | Letter

The five school districts located in Dino Rossi’s legislative district will collectively lose $30,600,000 because the one-year extension of the levy cliff bill, SHB 1059,… Continue reading

  • Mar 17, 2017

Why is the cost so high for a hiking trail? | Letter

Why is the city spending more than $12 million building a hiking trail (the Redmond Central Connector) alongside Willows Road? Why is it costing so… Continue reading

  • Mar 17, 2017

Scientists recommend $414 million increase in Alzheimer’s research | Letter

The Alzheimer’s Association’s 2017 Facts and Figures report found a soaring prevalence, lack of effective treatment and enormous costs for Alzheimer’s and other dementias. In… Continue reading

  • Mar 17, 2017

How much traffic is too much traffic on a neighborhood street? | Letter

Are there not parameters that measure acceptable levels of traffic on a fully residential street? Has there been a recent count of the number of… Continue reading

  • Mar 10, 2017

Kudos to Sage for thought-provoking letter | Letter

I’d like to thank Cassandra Sage for her thought-provoking letter (Feb. 24 Reporter) about respect and civility in politics. She brought up an issue that… Continue reading

  • Mar 10, 2017

It’s time for legislators to do their job | Letter

It’s time for our legislators to do the job they were sent to Olympia to do! The Legislature has been in contempt of the Supreme… Continue reading

  • Mar 10, 2017

All politicians must work together for the best results | Letter

I recently received a “Legislative Survey” from District 31’s Sen. Phil Fortunato. Since I do not live in his district, I naively thought he might… Continue reading

  • Mar 6, 2017

Communication is key for those in congress | Letter

When I email my own congresswoman, I get calls back from her DC office. When I phone, I’m thanked politely and sometimes asked followup questions.… Continue reading

  • Mar 3, 2017

Reichert voted not to release the President’s taxes | Letter

The Ways and Means Committee voted not force President Trump to release his tax returns. Huffington Post said that 74 percent of Americans want them… Continue reading

  • Feb 24, 2017

Make your voice heard, raise awareness about pipeline | Letter

An open letter to the Redmond community: As Pacific Northwesterners, we are fortunate to enjoy pristine lakes, snow-capped mountains and fresh air. Because our economy… Continue reading

  • Feb 24, 2017

We need to listen to each other, respect differences | Letter

The outpouring of grief on the death of Sen. Andy Hill is something I won’t ever forget. Political leaders and ordinary people of every political… Continue reading

  • Feb 24, 2017

The new Left | Letter

There seems to be lots of whining, protesting, rioting and property damage by the losing side of our last U.S. federal election in November. This… Continue reading

  • Feb 17, 2017

Thanks for Women’s March on Seattle coverage | Letter

Great article and pics of the Women’s March in Seattle. This was truly a historic event that spanned seven continents and included millions of people.… Continue reading

  • Feb 3, 2017

Sharing feelings on school’s LGBTQ+ Club | Letter

I know I am taking a risk even writing this letter, but someone has to do it. Maybe if more parents spoke honestly about what… Continue reading

  • Feb 3, 2017

Trump is not qualified to lead and neither are his cabinet appointees | Letter

Donald Trump has nominated fast-food CEO Andrew Puzder to lead the Labor Department. This is a bad choice for working people. This pick betrays the… Continue reading

  • Jan 27, 2017

It’s important to discuss mental disorders | Letter

According to NAMI.org, one in five Americans have a mental health condition in a given year. I’m very interested in mental health because the illness… Continue reading

  • Jan 27, 2017

Drivers need a roundabout education | Letter

At least three times someone traveling around the roundabouts on Novelty Hill and Union Hill have almost caused an accident. One guy came around on… Continue reading

  • Jan 27, 2017