Letters to the Editor

Stop Interstate 405 tolls | Letter

Vast gloomy skies greet thousands of white exhaust clouds. A sea of colorful steel inches forward. Off to the left, few vehicles zip by the… Continue reading

  • Dec 7, 2017

Concerned citizens desire democratic, transparent NAFTA negotiations | Letter

Renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is underway. Concerned citizens desire democratic, transparent negotiations. Imperative for U.S. negotiators is the removal of… Continue reading

  • Dec 7, 2017

Fear of farmed salmon | Letter

As a certified fish pathologist, I’m continually surprised at the way news reports on Atlantic salmon and their focus on the biased fears of the… Continue reading

  • Nov 30, 2017

Discussing tax bill and extortion | Letter

Extortion is defined as “the practice of obtaining something, especially money, through force or threats.” Corporations and other moneyed interests have been calling Republican members… Continue reading

  • Nov 30, 2017

Residents’ input is always valued at city meetings | Letter

Recent letters to the editor about the process of local government leave me a bit confused. Does it move too slow, or does it not… Continue reading

  • Nov 30, 2017

On the issue of education | Letter

On the issue of education I’m a student of education, learning to teach in a top school, with a top-notch teacher and a solid, supportive… Continue reading

  • Nov 20, 2017

How many kidneys does one body need? | Letter

In election years, candidates try to convince us that they are more qualified than their opponent (if any). In Redmond, that has come to mean… Continue reading

  • Nov 17, 2017

Competitive elections are essential to properly operate city government | Letter

With city council elections over, I would like to thank Redmond citizens for being active and voting. Having competitive elections is essential to proper operation… Continue reading

  • Nov 17, 2017

Kids need good influences | Letter

Regarding “Kids in King County Jail are punished harshly for pranks and sent to isolation, lawsuit contends,” by Sara Bernard (Nov. 3 Reporter) Under the… Continue reading

  • Nov 17, 2017

Thanks for making Halloween event a success | Letter

The ghouls, clowns and creepy characters have all checked out of Beaver Lake Park having scared and spooked the 15,000 brave souls who attended the… Continue reading

  • Nov 17, 2017

Time to change our thinking on Alzheimer’s disease | Letter

It is time we change our thinking on Alzheimer’s disease. Too often, Alzheimer’s and other dementias are treated as an aging issue, ignoring the public… Continue reading

  • Nov 17, 2017

House Tax Cuts and Jobs Act affects senior living | Letter

House Tax Cuts and Jobs Act affects senior living | Letter

  • Nov 17, 2017

1 Million Trees partnership is important | Letter

I am in complete agreement with the 1 Million Trees partnership, and I think this movement is very important and should get all the support… Continue reading

  • Nov 9, 2017

Further discussion of smart traffic lights | Letter

In response to Richard Morris’ letter, “Why can’t we have smart traffic lights?” in the Oct. 27 issue of the Reporter: Living in the Redmond… Continue reading

  • Nov 9, 2017

Construction causes stress for drivers | Letter

It used to be only five minutes to drive through downtown Redmond, but now it pushes 15 to 20 minutes. I am writing to address… Continue reading

  • Nov 9, 2017

Youngster weighs in on global warming | Letter

Imagine it’s summer and you’re in your chair trying to enjoy your cold lemonade. Shukrr-shukrr. In a few seconds there’s nothing but ice in your… Continue reading

  • Nov 9, 2017

We need to prevent drowsy driving | Letter

In regards to “Getting people’s attention about the dangers of drowsy driving” by Mora Haggerty Shaw: A few years ago, one of my close family… Continue reading

  • Nov 9, 2017

‘Thank You’ for supporting our troops | Letter

Redmond Signature Dentistry would like to extend a big “Thank You” to our community for their generous support of our troops. Together we collected an… Continue reading

  • Nov 9, 2017

We all are patriots | Letter

The singular “official” military protocol when the USA flag is present, during public performance of the national anthem, is that active military members must stand… Continue reading

  • Nov 2, 2017

I believe we have a money-management problem | Letter

While Mark Harmsworth is an advocate for his constituents and going to bat for them in the 44th Legislative District, our representatives in the 45th… Continue reading

  • Nov 2, 2017