Letters to the Editor

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

Not convinced that guns/schools letter wasn’t written in parody | Letter

It wasn’t long ago that I could read an article from the Onion and laugh heartily. These days, I’m just horrified that many pieces come… Continue reading

  • Mar 12, 2018

Emerald Heights residents deserve dignity, good health care and quality of life | Letter

We’ve heard a lot recently in the Redmond Reporter about the proposed developments at Emerald Heights. What’s been missing, until recently, from the back-and-forth conversation… Continue reading

  • Mar 12, 2018

Redmond Parks should show that tree cutting is needed for public safety | Letter

Redmond Parks is planning to cut down 31 cottonwood trees in Idylwood Park by early spring. This action is in response to two limbs that… Continue reading

  • Mar 9, 2018

Don’t ban guns, ban government schools | Letter to the editor

Public schools have become impersonal, sterile and monolithic — like most government institutions.

  • Mar 9, 2018

‘This is a very dark day for Washington’ | Letter

Rep. Larry Springer, Spinning the Legislature’s action today as “a major expansion of the Public Records Act” is pure BS. The fact is that the… Continue reading

  • Mar 1, 2018

‘March for Our Lives’: Listen and fall in behind students | Letter

We are all trying to deal with the aftermath of the horrific violence in Parkland, Florida, where 17, mostly kids, lost their lives and 14… Continue reading

  • Mar 1, 2018

‘Winter Whimsy’ was a hit with couple | Letter

Hats off and a big THANK YOU to Aegis Living and the Redmond Senior Center. Aegis was the big sponsor for the Senior Center’s five-night… Continue reading

  • Mar 1, 2018

A response to the question, ‘Democrats, what are your solutions?’ | Letter

A really important Democratic solution is to promote the clean energy industry! Clean energy is by now producing the most jobs in the energy marketplace.… Continue reading

  • Feb 13, 2018

Joining the Emerald Heights discussion| Letter

A formerly elected Redmond city official has chosen to ask your readers to believe his 10-year-old “facts” about why I should be denied care as… Continue reading

  • Feb 13, 2018