Letters to the Editor

Fair question: Why do first-time candidates run for city council? | Letter

It’s always gratifying to see contested races for city council. New faces abound, which is great. When this happens, it’s fair to ask why these… Continue reading

  • Jul 21, 2017

Thanks to organizers, candidates who attended forum | Letter

I attended the candidate forum and meet-and-greet put on by the Education Hill Neighborhood Association on Tuesday night. The forum was supposed to feature all… Continue reading

  • Jul 14, 2017

Great news: City government positions are contested | Letter

For the first time in 10 years, all Redmond city government positions on the ballot are contested — that means at least two persons are… Continue reading

  • Jul 14, 2017

Open Kitchen asking the community to lend a hand | Letter

Open Kitchen partners with the City of Redmond, Hopelink, local businesses, local elementary schools and most importantly individual community donors to provide lunches during the… Continue reading

  • Jul 14, 2017

Further discussion on safe injection sites | Letter

The June 29 Redmond Reporter opinion piece by David Carson, “’Safe injection sites’ are not the answer to our heroin problem,” contains a number of… Continue reading

  • Jul 11, 2017

Thanks, Pierna Austin | Letter

Another sad day for the Lake Washington School District (LWSD) kids and families as Pierina Austin says goodbye. Pierina came to LWSD in 1989 at… Continue reading

  • Jun 23, 2017

Good Samaritans are amongst us | Letter

We would like to thank the Redmond police officer and the individual(s) who went out of their way to return a young man’s wallet after… Continue reading

  • Jun 16, 2017

A rave and a rant | Letter

Rave to the parks and rec crew who maintain Idylwood Park! Rant to the folks that leave their trash on the park grounds, especially the… Continue reading

  • Jun 16, 2017

Sound Transit should reflect on seven deadly sins | Letter

I urge the Sound Transit Board, executives and consultants not to just visit church parking lots without visiting the churches themselves and seeking forgiveness for… Continue reading

  • Jun 16, 2017

Student assessments ensure students gain needed skills | Letter

One of the strongest trends I’ve witnessed in business over the past decade-plus has been the increased emphasis on critical thinking and creative problem-solving at… Continue reading

  • Jun 8, 2017

Continued stagnation is not an option | Letter

As an Independent in the 45th Legislative District who voted for Sen. Andy Hill, Jinyoung Lee Englund misses the mark for me in substance. Seattle… Continue reading

  • Jun 8, 2017

A better tax system for everyone | Letter

My husband and I moved to the Eastside seven years ago and we have been so pleased to call Washington our home. When we moved… Continue reading

  • Jun 1, 2017

Nara is good eats | Letter

I was saddened to read about Nara Japanese Restaurant’s uncertain future in the Redmond Square shopping center. Nara opened around 1989 and has been a… Continue reading

  • Jun 1, 2017

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