Letters to the Editor

Northshore School District Challenge Program at risk, vote for Phillips and Smith | Letter

The Northshore School District’s Junior High Challenge Program is a self-select honors program in which students elect to work at a faster pace and are challenged with in-depth material. The district is planning to remove this highly regarded program despite more than 1,100 signatures of support on the Save Our Challenge petition.

  • Oct 28, 2015

Vote for Ken Smith and Berta Phillips | Letter

I am writing to support Ken Smith and Berta Phillips for Northshore School Board.

  • Oct 27, 2015

Vote for Ken Smith | Letter

I've seen the inside of Kenmore politics and I think we can do better. I've walked out of two City Council meetings in public spectacle but never gave up hope in the process.

  • Oct 26, 2015

Support Ken Smith for NSD board | Letter

I am supporting Ken Smith for NSD [Northshore School District] school board because he is smart, honest, listens and wants our district to succeed.

  • Oct 26, 2015

We need Zack Hudgins | Letter

One in 50 - those are roughly the odds that a ballot returned to King County Elections will not be counted.

  • Oct 26, 2015

Alexa’s Cafe owner endorses Ottersburg, Gorc and Lee | Letter

Hello all. I , Leigh Henderson owner of Alexa's Cafe on Main Street want to publicly endorse three candidates for our Bothell City Council race.

  • Oct 26, 2015

If the world was blind, how many people would you impress? | Letter

If the world was blind, how many people would you impress? Sometimes I did wish everyone in the world was blind. I know what you all are thinking. “Why in the world would you want everyone to be blind?”

  • Oct 26, 2015

Ken Smith has my vote | Letter

Having read some of the negative letters that have been published here, I feel I must tell what I know of Ken Smith, Northshore school board candidate. I believe your readers deserve to know more about my experience with his clear devotion to serving our community's kids and their families.

  • Oct 26, 2015

Roz Gorc has suckered you | Letter

If you thought Roz Gorc is against insiders and good-ol' boy politics, note that the “insider” she opposes has voted against the lavish city hall, voted again relaxation of important environmental protections, and voted against packing the Bothell Planning Commission with developers. Rather Roz Gorc is asking you to add her to the insider good ol boy developer city council majority.

  • Oct 26, 2015

Northshore School Board needs change | Letter

With the upcoming Northshore School District (NSD) school board elections, I feel compelled to advocate for change. I've seen, first hand, the damage that has occurred because of the 'challenge' program that went into effect at our junior high schools several years ago.

  • Oct 26, 2015

No on Ottersburg | Letter

The true troubling history is with the current majority on City Council and their deep ties to the Master Builders Association Political Action Committee (aka the "Affordable Housing Council") who have made substantial contributions to the Ottersburg, Gorc, Freed, Evans, Spivey and Lamb campaigns.

  • Oct 26, 2015

McNeal deserves our vote | Letter

In the Seattle Times article (7/17/15) James McNeal’s opponent criticized him for opposing the city’s so-called “Parks and Public Spaces” bond levy last November, claiming that its failure to pass “crippled the city’s ability to buy open space.”

  • Oct 26, 2015

Vote Rheaume, McNeal and Duerr for a better future for Bothell | Letter

The race for Bothell City Council is about one thing and one thing only - land development in Bothell and who makes the most money off of it.

  • Oct 22, 2015

Vote for Hammond and Cogan for School Board | Letter

The commitment and quality of Northshore’s teachers is why Northshore is one of the top school districts in our state. Northshore’s teachers want to keep Northshore a great place to raise our families. We encourage you to vote for John Hammond and David Cogan for the Northshore School Board. They will be strong advocates for our community and schools.

  • Oct 22, 2015

Andy Rheaume vs. Roz Gorc | Letter

I am concerned that she is the developer candidate for City Council. Ms. Gorc is endorsed by the Master Builder’s Association.

  • Oct 22, 2015

Distracted driving kills 11 teen drivers a day | Letter

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

  • Oct 22, 2015

Failed Kenmore candidate now wants to run Northshore Schools? | Letter

Ken Smith is at it again. In 2013, ran for Kenmore City Council, and lost.

  • Oct 22, 2015

Surprised to see Smith run again | Letter

I am a Kenmore and Northshore resident and was surprised to see that Ken Smith is running for public office again.

  • Oct 22, 2015

Follow the money in Bothell City Council races | Letter

It can be quite revealing to see who is supporting the candidates for Bothell City Council through cash donations.

  • Oct 22, 2015

Help change the discrimination against women | Letter

Imagine walking down the street in broad daylight and having a constant fear that someone is going to stop you and do horrific things to you just because of your gender.

  • Oct 22, 2015