Letters to the Editor

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

The school district is in serious need of a voter bailout | Letter

I’ve talked to activists on both sides of the levies/bond measure for hours on end. I’m 67 years old, on a fixed income and the… Continue reading

  • Feb 12, 2018

LWSD bond and levies: Let’s educate ourselves before casting our votes | Letter

I’ve noticed that there are a few reasons that come up over and over again when folks explain why they do not support the upcoming… Continue reading

  • Feb 12, 2018

Vote ‘no’ on LWSD propositions | Letter

Trying to determine if your property taxes for Lake Washington schools will go up or down if voters approve the Lake Washington school property taxes?… Continue reading

  • Feb 12, 2018

Vote ‘yes’ for schools on Feb. 13 | Letter

I have been reading recent coverage about the the upcoming school bond and levies election and want to clarify that these critical funding measures pay… Continue reading

  • Feb 12, 2018

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