Letters To The Editor

Kudos to Congresswoman DelBene for town hall meetings

Kudos to Congresswoman Suzan DelBene for being even more accessible by holding…

  • Apr 21st, 2017


Inslee ignores science when it comes to immigration | Letter

Gov. (Jay) Inslee was quoted in the Reporter accusing the Trump administration…

  • Apr 17th, 2017


National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week on tap through April 15 | Letter

In this day of cell phones, instant messaging and Wi-Fi available even…

  • Apr 11th, 2017


Thank you Sen. McAuliffe | Letter

First District Sen. Rosemary McAuliffe is retiring and not on the ballot…

  • Oct 31st, 2016

Skateboarders see the world differently | Letter

There is a small community of individuals that dare to see the world differently. They see the extreme possibilities where others may see mundane architecture.

  • Oct 31st, 2016

Support Jim Langston | Letter

We need a candidate to serve us in Olympia who understands and can relate to all the communities in our district. Jim Langston is certainly the man for this job.

  • Oct 31st, 2016

An opinion on transportation revenues generated in Bothell | Letter

The proposed Regional Proposition 1 (ST 3) is a $54 billion tax and spend proposal that would have a long lasting and huge impact on the finances of the City of Bothell and our region.

  • Oct 31st, 2016

Skateboarders see the world differently | Letter

There is a small community of individuals that dare to see the world differently. They see the extreme possibilities where others may see mundane architecture.

  • Oct 27th, 2016

Third installment of the Trump soap opera | Letter

This is the third installment in the continuing saga of the soap opera called Donald J. Trump.

  • Apr 4th, 2016

All in For Kids Luncheon is April 6 | Letter

Are you attending the largest annual Northshore event this Spring?

  • Mar 29th, 2016

Bothell mayor should step up | Letter

From the latest Bothell Bridge: “Voters might see several future ballot measures to fund City needs.” Please don’t.

  • Mar 7th, 2016

Proper stewardship of the planet, like charity, begins at home | Letter

The city of Kenmore has proposed a project at St. Edward Park which will improve the existing athletic ball park. A public hearing was held this past week to discuss the proposal.

  • Mar 1st, 2016

Daniels proposal wont work for the same reason McMenamin’s backed out | Letter

In response to Charles Steele's Feb. 19 letter: I too mountain bike and walk the trails in St. Edward State Park/Big Finn Hill and lead several volunteer work parties a year to maintain them.

  • Feb 26th, 2016

Replace cement plant, don’t turn seminary into a private business | Letter

I missed the St. Edward Park meeting, but would like to comment here.

  • Feb 23rd, 2016

Common good and common sense for the seminary | Letter

In 1976, the Archdiocese of Seattle made a significant statement about its role in serving the common good and all people, regardless of denomination.

  • Feb 26th, 2016

Preserve Saint Edward State Park | Letter

I have lived in Kenmore for 18 years. I have never lived that long in one community and consider Kenmore my home.

  • Feb 16th, 2016

No UW Bothell dorms next to single-family neighborhood | Letter

Bothell’s Sunrise/Valley View neighborhood stands in opposition with the University of Washington Bothell administration over the intended building of a 600 bed dorm, dining facilities and parking within 30-60 feet of our established neighborhood, some 20-plus single-family homes.

  • Feb 8th, 2016

Strongly in favor of the Daniels proposal at Saint Edward State Park | Letter

I am very strongly in favor of the Daniels proposal to renovate the seminary building in Saint Edward State Park in Kenmore.

  • Feb 8th, 2016

Support House Bill 2545 to protect firefighters | Letter

There are worthy efforts happening right now in our governmental process to help protect the people of Washington State and firefighters from exposure to toxic flame-retardants in our environment.

  • Jan 27th, 2016

Stop trying to develop in Saint Edward Park | Letter

Please stop trying to develop Saint Edward Park as a hotel space. We are sick and tired of trying to defend it as a space for people to enjoy nature as it grew. And it is for animals too. It needs to be dark at night.

  • Jan 27th, 2016

No UW Bothell student housing next to single-family neighborhoods | Letter

We are, on all the earth, at a veritable 'tipping point' where every tree counts and every person counts. For the first time in history, every choice we make about the environment needs to be about integrity and balance.

  • Jan 25th, 2016

Too many power outages in Kenmore | Letter

It was with great interest that I read the letter from Karen Klees in the Jan. 15 edition of the Kenmore Reporter.

  • Jan 25th, 2016

Ending the appeal is easy, the hard work lies ahead | Letter

The city [of Bothell’s] legal challenge is misguided in that the City is essentially asserting that it cannot meet the intent of the GMA and must, therefore, have greater flexibility and the right to base its land use decisions on its own criteria.

  • Jan 21st, 2016

My, how the political pendulum swings in Bothell | Letter

My, how the political pendulum swings. Forgive me for being all doom and gloom but our newly elected majority of "non-partisan" council members are so far to the left, by the time the 18,000 or so Bothellites who didn't vote figure it out, Bothell might reverse course so much, it could take years to recover.

  • Jan 20th, 2016

Daniels proposal for Saint Edward Seminary is last, best hope | Letter

We wholeheartedly agree with Seattle Times reporter Lynn Thompson who, in her Aug. 23 article, stated, “The proposal from Kevin Daniels… may be the last, best hope to preserve the [Saint Edward Seminary].”

  • Jan 20th, 2016

Rest of statement on Fitzgerald subarea | Letter

Regarding the Fitzgerald subarea and the Bothell City Council vote on Jan. 19.

  • Jan 20th, 2016

What kind of city does Bothell want to be | Letter

After watching the "new council" bashing via insinuations of collusion and suggestions of recusal that took place on Jan. 11; a cloud of irony and hypocrisy hung heavy in the air like the smell of rancid fryer oil from a big box fast food restaurant.

  • Jan 13th, 2016

Conflict of interest on new Bothell City Council | Letter

Much was made in the last election about conflict of interest and restoring trust in the Bothell City Council.

  • Jan 8th, 2016

Defend Saint Edward State Park, defend our legacy | Letter

Saint Edward State Park remains a public sanctuary of tranquility and the natural environment in our rapidly urbanizing area.

  • Jan 8th, 2016

Kenmore City Hall and PSE are not living up to their duties | Letter

After reading the comments by Katrina Rose, I would like to comment on her opinion.

  • Dec 28th, 2015

Bothell City Council takes Zone 1 property owners rights | Letter

It seems that our demise is set now. The new Bothell City Council will likely vote to strip away a last chance to allow the property owners of Zone 1 a chance to prove, based upon new facts, that assumptions were not a valid reason for taking land and including Zone 1 in the Critical Species Habitat.

  • Dec 24th, 2015

NSD elementary schools are bursting at the seams, against more development | Letter

Behind our property, the Raven Ridge development has sent a proposal to the city of Bothell to fill in the Wetlands.

  • Dec 14th, 2015

What happened to the good-faith negotiations | Letter

Whatever happened to the Wayne Golf Course, and the so-called "good-faith negotiations?”

  • Dec 11th, 2015

Sign petition to get big money out of elections | Letter

Nearing the end of the campaign to get Initiative 735 on Washington’s 2016 ballot, we are reaching out for a hand.

  • Dec 4th, 2015

Puget Sound Energy power Issues in Kenmore | Letter

After living in Kenmore for 20-plus years, I am finding myself wondering, for the first time, if I should restock my freezer or will it just be a waste because the power will go out again.

  • Dec 1st, 2015

Personal pleasure has replaced moral and family-enriching values in Bothell | Letter

I find it concerning that the pride of Bothell is getting tax money from high traffic pot shops and the proliferation of venues for alcohol consumption like McMenamins in the downtown area.

  • Nov 30th, 2015

Racial letter devoid of facts | Letter

My wife and I read with disgust the opinion of Talijah Vaotogo. Having armed ourselves with facts not usually found in mainstream media these days, we quickly picked out the false narratives Vaotogo was pushing on his targeted audience – us.

  • Nov 23rd, 2015

Bothell letter writer cherry-picks data | Letter

Talijah Vaotogo of Bothell led in a letter, “If the world was blind, how many people would you impress.”

  • Nov 23rd, 2015

Thanks to Paul Richards for making Northshore look good | Letter

Paul Richards is retiring and closing his Bothell clothing store that has anchored downtown for decades.

  • Nov 20th, 2015

TPP can help in combating cancer | Letter

I recently attended a town hall hosted by Congressman Rick Larsen (WA-2) to discuss important issues facing our country. As a cancer survivor I want Congress to do everything to help defeat cancer – not just in here, but around the world.

  • Nov 16th, 2015