Letters to the Editor

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 27, 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 25, 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 25, 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 20, 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 20, 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 20, 2016

Rest of statement on Fitzgerald subarea | Letter

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

  • Jan 20, 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 13, 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 8, 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 8, 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 28, 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 23, 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 14, 2015

What happened to the good-faith negotiations | Letter

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

  • Dec 10, 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 4, 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 1, 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 30, 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 23, 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 23, 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 20, 2015