Letters to the Editor

Legislation to support veteran military medics to the civilian workforce | Letter

Military veterans receive some of the best medical training and experience available when serving our country. Their sacrifices, commitment to duty and ability to get the job done in austere environments make them exceptionally well suited for working as EMTs and paramedics in our communities upon their honorable separation from the U.S. Armed Services.

  • Nov 20, 2015

Sponsor a family in need this holiday season | Letter

Jane needed help for the holidays. She’d just bravely escaped an abusive relationship, and she and her four children were healing from the trauma they’d endured. Jane was working full time, but she was also preparing for major surgery, so her finances were stretched thin. Fortunately, Youth Eastside Services (YES) was there to help.

  • Nov 20, 2015

I will be the first to go back to Chipotle | Letter

I have something I need to say about this Chipotle situation, and I swear I have no affiliation with them. I am just a customer and only an occasional one at that.

  • Nov 13, 2015

I-405 tolls: What were they thinking? | Letter

I saw with interest (and a lot of confusion) the new “rules” for the toll lanes on I-405. I think the IRS code is simpler. It makes the Obamacare handbook easy reading. You will have to have so many stickers on your windows they will look like a Seahawks season ticket holder’s jacket.

  • Oct 30, 2015

Distracted driving kills 11 teen drivers a day | Letter

According to the Department of Transportation, 11 teen drivers die every day due to distracted driving.

  • Oct 30, 2015

Save the Nokomis building | Letter

The Nokomis building is a historic structure, built in the 1930s by the Works Progress Administration (WPA), used as Redmond’s first library and the site of many gatherings by women leaders of the city.

  • Oct 30, 2015

Marchione’s collaborative leadership needed to address traffic and growth challenges | Letter

Successfully managing traffic and growth depends on collaboration and forward looking planning between the City of Redmond and its neighbors throughout the region. It is critical for our mayor to have strong ties with governments and agencies across the Puget Sound area. I want a leader with a proven track record of regional collaboration. John Marchione has this track record.

  • Oct 25, 2015

Voting for Marchione | Letter

I moved from Kirkland two years ago and have been impressed with how Redmond seeks citizen input, so I'm puzzled by Steve Fields' campaign message of improving citizen involvement. Hardly a week goes by where I don't see some event to gain citizen participation and opinions on a project. Because Mr. Fields has never held public office, he doesn't know how difficult it is to get people involved.

  • Oct 23, 2015

Resident revisits city levy failures | Letter

I am perplexed and disappointed by the city’s response to failed levies.

  • Oct 23, 2015

Supporting Pendergrass for LWSD School Board | Letter

This letter is in support of Jackie Pendergrass for Lake Washington School District (LWSD) School Board.

  • Oct 23, 2015

Supporting Pendergrass, Carlson and Bliesner | Letter

The Lake Washington School District (LWSD) has three important school board races this November: districts #1, #2 and #5. Fortunately, we have three outstanding candidates all running for re-election: Jackie Pendergrass, Chris Carlson, and Siri Bliesner.

  • Oct 23, 2015

Time for a change on LWSD School Board | Letter

To “conform” or to “transform”? For voters in the Lake Washington School District (LWSD), this is our decision.

  • Oct 23, 2015

Common-sense leadership for Redmond | Letter

I recently had the opportunity to get input from Steve Fields on how he would approach important issues affecting the City of Redmond, if elected mayor. I really liked what he had to say. Steve seems in touch with the needs of Redmond residents and encourages community involvement and input.

  • Oct 23, 2015

Marchione can continue to make Redmond great | Letter

More than 100 years ago, Redmond began as a farming and lumber center then became a suburban bedroom community and now is a diverse city with thriving neighborhoods and an internationally renowned business community.

  • Oct 23, 2015

Fields is the clear choice for mayor | Letter

The people of Redmond are fortunate. This election they have a choice for the next mayor of Redmond. Being the mayor for 16 years, 1992-2007, provided me with extensive knowledge of the city, the staff and operations. Thousands of people who call Redmond “home” trusted me to do the right things and to speak out. Today I am declaring my choice for Steve Fields to be the next mayor of Redmond. The choice is very clear.

  • Oct 23, 2015

Marchione leads on creating choices | Letter

Many qualities can make a leader electable — fewer qualities make a truly effective mayor benefitting a whole community. I support John Marchione for re-election to mayor, to continue leading Redmond on the creation of more quality choices for our city’s future.

  • Oct 23, 2015

Vote ‘yes’ on King County Proposition 1 | Letter

Each year, families rely on Boys & Girls Clubs to provide a safe, positive place for more than 17,000 King County kids. We believe in their physical, emotional and intellectual well-being. Closing the opportunity gap, improving grades, reducing high school drop-out rates, and teaching kids to see themselves as learners is crucial. Our programs also reduce juvenile crime rates and instill an attitude of community engagement. Best Starts for Kids, King County Prop. 1, is a critical tool to support these goals.

  • Oct 23, 2015

Resident upset with construction noise, questions mayor’s concert complaint | Letter

I live in downtown Redmond in the midst of a building boom. For two and a half years, my neighbors and I have dealt with daily noise from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. six days a week from the two five-story apartment buildings being constructed on our street.

  • Oct 18, 2015

Feedback on the mayoral candidates’ debate | Letter

After attending the mayoral debate, I was dismayed to hear Steve Fields come out in an accusatory manner. I hoped that wouldn’t set the tone for the evening....thanks to the class of John Marchione, it didn’t.

  • Oct 18, 2015

King County Proposition 1: investing in youth and their future | Letter

Our guiding vision at Friends of Youth is that very youth should have every opportunity to succeed. Despite our daily efforts to achieve that vision, too many of our children still don’t get the opportunities they need to succeed in life. That’s why we are supporting the Best Starts for Kids Levy, King County Proposition 1.

  • Oct 16, 2015