Letters to the Editor

Vote for Davina Duerr for Bothell City Council | Letter

Given her years of community work and involvement, she’s already proven her diligence and dedication to making Bothell a special place to live. As an architect, she’s been an invaluable ten-year member of Bothell’s Landmark Preservation Board and has been chairperson since 2008.

  • Oct 8, 2015

Duerr, McNeal and Rheaume will restore integrity to Bothell City Council | Letter

After long careers in city management and the fire service, we moved to Bothell. Sadly since locating here we have watched reports of Bothell City Councilmembers being involved in shameful scandals, defying state regulations, and placing the financial interest of developers and themselves above that of the community-at-large.

  • Oct 5, 2015

Problems with the I-405 HOT lanes | Letter

There are problems with the I-405 HOT lanes. The limited entry and exit points make commuting worse.

  • Oct 5, 2015

Why is the new Bothell City Hall so ugly? | Letter

Why is the new Bothell City Hall so ugly? It looks like a hospital building straight out of the '50s.

  • Oct 2, 2015

Cogan would have to recuse himself for any teacher contract talks if elected | Letter

This is a follow up to a previous letter I recently read.

  • Sep 30, 2015

An example of what happens when power is tipped too far | Letter

When I was young and found reasons to complain about life, my cowboy father-in-law would say, simply, "If you survive this you're going to grow old." Now I'm old, he's gone and I've grown older in the clutches of our city subarea, unable to sell our land.

  • Sep 28, 2015

Bothell City Hall story overlooked important fact | Letter

Your article on Bothell’s new City Hall overlooked an important fact. The city will pay 24 years of lease payments, which will start at $3.1 million a year and end at $3.3 million a year in 2039.

  • Sep 28, 2015

Voting for Smith and Phillips for school board | Letter

I recently moved to Kenmore to live with my daughter and her family. I love my new community. It is a friendly place, and I hope to become part of my granddaughter's school community as a grandparent volunteer. This really is a great place to live.

  • Sep 25, 2015

Campaign contribution of $18.81 | Letter

I want to thank you for your recent campaign contribution $18.81. I read your brief letter of explanation and I very much appreciate your contribution to my campaign.

  • Sep 24, 2015

Northshore School Board election critical to NSD future | Letter

It was a relief to read [Northshore School District] Superintendent [Larry] Francois' update of the NSD's priorities, many of which the district has been aware of for the past ten years. These issues consume both psychological and economic tolls on the community, students and employees in the district.

  • Sep 23, 2015

Why is Berta Phillips running for Northshore School Board? | Letter

Why am I running for school board? That question is one that is often asked.

  • Sep 18, 2015

Roz Gorc for Bothell City Council | Letter

A vote for Roz Gorc is a vote in a positive direction for the city of Bothell. We need a councilwoman who is optimistic about our new downtown, who is solution-focused and concerned with the divisive politics on the council.

  • Sep 18, 2015

Candidate signs removed, against the law | Letter

It has been brought to my attention that my signs have very recently been removed from parts of the Woodinville area, including signs that were on private property. Interestingly, I have been informed that my opponent's signs remain untouched.

  • Sep 8, 2015

Bothell police need more enforcement in school zones and beyond | Letter

Yesterday, Sept. 2, was the first day of school for Northshore School District. I was walking to get my three children from Woodmoor Elementary around 3:20 p.m., as I do every school day.

  • Sep 3, 2015

SnoPUD needs to learn from surrounding providers | Letter

The last few days have been trying for many in our region: loss of life and property due to the Great Windstorm of 2015 puts everything into perspective. Hats off to the workers in the field who, like the clients they serve, made do with less-than-ideal circumstances.

  • Sep 2, 2015

RIP Mia Roma in Kenmore | Letter

RIP: Mia Roma 1973-2015. As of Sunday night, the doors closed forever at Mia Roma in Kenmore. The owner abruptly sold the business to a group of investors to eventually make it an upscale restaurant-nightclub. It will reopen some day with a new name. A new chapter for Kenmore.

  • Aug 19, 2015

Hammond for Northshore School District Board position 2 | Letter

I have known John Hammond as a co-worker for more than three years.

  • Aug 12, 2015

Was Hispanic burglar an illegal immigrant? | Letter

The story about the strange behavior of the Hispanic burglar might have made more sense if the reporter had asked and then made clear whether Naranjo-Meija was an illegal immigrant.

  • Aug 10, 2015

Support Roz Gorc for Bothell City Council | Letter

Roz [Gorc] has lived in Bothell her entire life and attended council meetings as a young girl with her father because she has always cared so much about this community.

  • Aug 3, 2015

PALS endorses Ken Smith for Northshore School Board | Letter

After having questioning the candidates for Northshore School Board and determining their position on the issue of later start times, the endorsement committee representing Parent Advocates for a Late Start (PALS) is endorsing Ken Smith, candidate for Northshore School Board position 2.

  • Jul 29, 2015