Letters to the Editor

Questioning LWSD proposed levies and bond issues | Letter

When deciding how to vote on current and future Lake Washington School District (LWSD) levies and bond issues, please remember that LWSD recommended in 2017… Continue reading

  • Feb 1, 2018

Huge property tax increase for basic education starting in 2018 | Letter

The Lake Washington School District, like most other school districts in the state, has relied on local taxes to pay for basic education. The State… Continue reading

  • Feb 1, 2018

Vote ‘yes’ on LWSD propositions | Letter

What we tax ourselves for and how we spend those tax dollars are an expression of our values as a community. I no longer have… Continue reading

  • Feb 1, 2018

Abbey Road, Emerald Heights residents deserve better | Letter

In 1988, I was the chair of the Redmond Planning Commission. At that time, the property that currently houses Emerald Heights and the Abbey Road… Continue reading

  • Feb 1, 2018

No thanks to creepy courts

Last year, a bill (SB 5598/HB 2117) was introduced to the Washington state legislature regarding family visitation rights. This bill is sponsored by several local… Continue reading

  • Jan 31, 2018

District committed to helping all students | Letter

I am the parent of three children in the Lake Washington School District. Two of my children receive additional supports and services to help them… Continue reading

  • Jan 26, 2018

Vote ‘no’ on Proposition No. 3 | Letter

Vote “no” on Proposition No. 3. Send a clear message that building another Lake Washington School District (LWSD) choice school is not a solution to… Continue reading

  • Jan 26, 2018

Vote ‘yes’ for LWSD levies and bond: It is a wise investment | Letter

This February, you will be asked to vote on three measures for the Lake Washington School District (LWSD). On behalf of the 29,572 students in… Continue reading

  • Jan 26, 2018

LWSD: strength, support and commitment | Letter

For the past 10 years, our three children have attended schools in the Lake Washington School District. We’re proud to call Lake Washington our home.… Continue reading

  • Jan 26, 2018

Resident rolls out opinion on Redmond traffic flow | Letter

The new traffic flow through Redmond is counterproductive for the following reasons: 1) The traffic flow is not conducive to projected population and traffic growth… Continue reading

  • Jan 26, 2018

What ‘Traffic Lab’ should propose for I-405 | Letter

HOT lanes will always increase congestion on general purpose lanes

  • Jan 26, 2018

Current Emerald Heights needs and conditions need to be addressed | Letter

I live at Emerald Heights and definitely care about preserving our green spaces. After hearing from our neighbors, Emerald Heights revised their landscaping plan for… Continue reading

  • Jan 18, 2018

‘Overwhelming’ attendance at Muslim and Immigrant Safety Forum and Dinner | Letter

Last year, the Muslim Community and Neighborhood Association (MCNA) organized a Muslim Safety forum with the Bellevue Police Department (BPD) and police departments from Redmond,… Continue reading

  • Jan 18, 2018

Red Apple closure ‘will leave an empty spot in our hearts’ | Letter

The little shop around the corner is leaving: Redmond/Kirkland corner’s Red Apple store. Like in the phrase from “Cheers,” “Where everyone knows your name.” It… Continue reading

  • Jan 18, 2018

Redmond requires more lanes on roads | Letter

I would like to express my disapproval of the recent changes in infrastructure. Over the course of the last few months, the main roads through… Continue reading

  • Jan 18, 2018

LA burning and the tax bill | Letter

Los Angeles was being devastated by fire, two months after the terrible fires in northern California, as the Republican congress passed a tax bill with… Continue reading

  • Jan 11, 2018

Emerald Heights made commitments | Letter

The controversy surrounding the Assisted Living Building on the Emerald Heights campus is about more than trees. It centers on commitments Emerald Heights’ management made… Continue reading

  • Jan 11, 2018

People, wildlife will benefit from parks-code updates | Letter

Eastside Audubon Society is pleased to hear that the Redmond City Council voted on new updates to Redmond’s parks code. These changes will make the… Continue reading

  • Jan 4, 2018

Thanks for fighting to preserve the open internet | Letter

I want to thank Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson for fighting to preserve the open internet. I do not want private corporations or internet service… Continue reading

  • Jan 2, 2018

Americans are not overtaxed | Letter

We are not overtaxed. Our national debt and annual deficits prove that.

  • Jan 2, 2018