Letters to the Editor

New distracted driving law will have police all up in your business | Letter

Don’t eat while driving. Don’t put make up on while driving. Don’t text while driving. Don’t watch a video while driving. Don’t read while driving.… Continue reading

  • Aug 4, 2017

Discussing city traffic improvements | Letter

A few months ago, our mayor addressed the residents of Redmond in this Redmond Reporter and claimed that the city had done “lots of things”… Continue reading

  • Jul 27, 2017

Taking a look at Proposition 1 | Letter

The Official Local Voters’ Pamphlet for the primary election includes statements for and against Proposition 1, which would impose a 0.1 percent increase in the… Continue reading

  • Jul 27, 2017

Voting for Dhingra in 45th Legislative District | Letters

• I recommend voting for Manka Dhingra, as State Senator District No. 45. She has the professional experience, education and commitment to community service. Her… Continue reading

  • Jul 27, 2017

Sounding off on last issues’s city council letter | Letter

Phil Miller (Redmond Planning Commission) recently questioned why people without civic experience run for city council. His letter underscores key several issues facing Redmond voters.… Continue reading

  • Jul 27, 2017

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