Letters to the Editor

Props to post-office employee | Letter

Shout out to Robert at the main branch of the post office in Redmond. He assisted me (as he was off duty) in renewing my… Continue reading

  • Nov 18, 2016

Proud of Redmond High football team’s brotherhood | Letter

My son’s Redmond High School football team recently had its last game. Head coach Jason Rimkus invites the parents into the gym after home games… Continue reading

  • Nov 18, 2016

Student doesn’t like getting soaked at bus stop | Letter

I am writing to you to bring awareness to the bad bus stop conditions for my neighborhood. I live in Redmond Ridge and go to… Continue reading

  • Nov 18, 2016

Redmond Nourishing Network starts Food Box Program | Letter

Redmond is a great place to live. We enjoy a beautiful slice of the Pacific Northwest with a healthy economic base, safe neighborhoods, good schools… Continue reading

  • Nov 11, 2016

The Blaze is looking for advertisers, donors | Letter

The Redmond High School newspaper, The Blaze, is currently looking for advertisers and donors. Because of its status as completely without funding from the school… Continue reading

  • Nov 11, 2016

Thank you, Redmond, for saving energy, one LED light bulb at a time | Letter

Puget Sound Energy (PSE) would like to thank Redmond residents for your interest in energy efficiency. Through Nov. 9, PSE is offering every residential customer… Continue reading

  • Nov 5, 2016

Please resolve traffic problems NOW | Letter

My daily “commute” is driving three children to and from three schools on Education Hill every weekday. This round trip commute requires that I use… Continue reading

  • Nov 4, 2016

Valderrama is open, approachable, astute and more | Letter

It is a commendable thing, in my opinion, for anyone to step forward these days and put themselves “out there” to run for public office.… Continue reading

  • Nov 1, 2016

Valderrama works with all sides to seek solutions | Letter

As a tax PAYER, I’m voting for Ramiro Valderrama for 45th Legislative District state representative. When I opened my mail the other day, I found… Continue reading

  • Nov 1, 2016

Sound Transit 3 funding plans are not practical | Letter

Our community needs transit and revenue. But the funding plans in Sound Transit 3 Proposition 1 are not practical and do not merit passage. This issue is non-partisan and not ideological.

  • Oct 31, 2016

High schoolers’ twist on climate-change education | Letter

We are a team of three high schoolers from Redmond. Over the course of a year, we have developed a climate change strategy game that we believe will have a positive impact on society. We aim to educate youth about the consequences of their actions on the environment and potential alternatives.

  • Oct 31, 2016

Curves is crucial to Redmond | Letter

Our Curves is going away on Oct. 29. I say “our” because I have been attending the Redmond Curves for 14 years. The trainers and the gym goers are my friends and keep me (and others) encouraged to keep moving. I’m not sure where I will go now.

  • Oct 31, 2016

Valderrama will bring real change | Letters

• I don’t know many people who are excited to cast their vote for president this year. We are one and a half weeks from the general election and yet nary is there a bumper sticker or yard sign declaring a person’s candidate of choice for the Oval Office. I’m not sure I can stomach watching or even listening to one more presidential debate. To all this I say “Bottom’s Up!”

  • Oct 31, 2016

Goodman provides us with solid leadership | Letters

• I am writing in support of Roger Goodman, my 45th Legislative District state representative. I have volunteered for his campaigns since he was first ran in 2006 and his many legislative accomplishments for the people of our state have been my reward.

  • Oct 31, 2016

An opinion on transportation revenues generated in Redmond | Letter

The proposed Regional Proposition 1 (ST3) is a $54 billion tax and spend proposal that would have a long lasting and hugenegative impact on the finances of the City of Redmond and our region. ST3 is way out of the realm of reasonableness. It buystrains for Seattle at 12 times the cost of the SR 520 Bridge Replacement. For perspective, I have compared the City ofRedmond’s current annual budget for transportation to the pro-rated share of east King subarea’s $9.8 billion that would bepaid annually by Redmond residents in the accompanying chart.

  • Oct 31, 2016

Addressing misconceptions from letter on homeless encampments | Letter

There are a number of misconceptions from a previous letter on homeless encampments that we would like to address.

  • Apr 1, 2016

Bond will help students and community | Letter

Why I support the April bond and you should, too. I avoid going out of my house between 7:30-8:05 a.m. and again between 2:15-3 p.m. Wondering why? I live in a neighborhood close enough to a middle school with extreme overcrowding and these are the start and end timings for the school. The situation is so bad that I would rather schedule my life around that time than stay stuck in traffic.

  • Apr 1, 2016

Task force member not supporting proposed LWSD bond measure | Letter

The Lake Washington School District convened a Long Term Facilities Planning Task Force in late 2014. In August 2015, the district published the task force’s report and a separate bond committee recommended the $398 million construction bond measure for the April 26 ballot.

  • Apr 1, 2016

A student’s view on why people should vote ‘yes’ on the LWSD bond | Letter

I wish to present my opinion regarding the April Lake Washington School District (LWSD) bond, which would grant the district $398 million to build new schools and expand old ones while maintaining the current tax rates.

  • Mar 26, 2016

Supporting the LWSD bond | Letters

• I’m a Lake Washington School District (LWSD) parent, and I am writing to encourage voters to vote “yes” to support the school district bond on April 26.

  • Mar 25, 2016