Letters to the Editor

Tourism means business | Letter

Tourism is the fourth-largest industry in our state, yet Washington is the only state in the U.S. that does not have a robust tourism promotion program – since the State Legislature closed the state tourism office in 2011.

  • Feb 11, 2015

DelBene’s voting record consistently bad on border protection | Letter

A National Border Patrol union member wrote the Citizen congratulating Congresswoman Suzan DelBene for sponsoring a bill that supported border protection.

  • Feb 6, 2015

Cougars football team, community deserved more | Letter

All three of you screwed up! In this case, I am referring to the city of Bothell, Northshore School District, and Bothell High School.

  • Jan 20, 2015

Tell representatives to support Inslee proposal | Letter

The article “Gov. Inslee proposes funding for Saint Edwards waterfront addition” is a great primer for the local impact of the Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program (WWRP), but as our population grows we must look statewide.

  • Jan 7, 2015

Fourth of July parade chairs in January? | Letter

I must protest! Rather vehemently, I might add. This has gone too far.

  • Jan 7, 2015

School district later start survey | Letter

The Northshore School District (NSD) recently emailed to the community a list of questions relating to later start times for high school students. With over 5,000 responses the results were overwhelmingly in favor of later start times. This is a pivotal moment for the NSD and school board.

  • Dec 30, 2014

Always stopped in Bothell | Letter

Just a suggestion: Until someone can calibrate and rethink all the new traffic lights in our fair city, consider changing our motto to, "Bothell - For A Day or a Lifetime...at the stop lights."

  • Dec 26, 2014

Thank you Rep. Suzan Delbene | Letter

Over the last few years, the U.S. Border Patrol was subject to federally-mandated budget cuts, sequestration, and a ruling by the Office of Inspector General stating that the current Agency overtime pay system was being used illegally.

  • Dec 22, 2014

Wipperman receives Legion Award of Merit | Letter

Carl Wipperman received the Legion Award of Merit at the Bothell American Legion Post No. 127 during the December meeting. Carl is a long time Legion member.

  • Dec 18, 2014

NSD superintendent’s message is full of cliches | Letter

Your editorial page usage of the NSD’s “addressing” new learning standards is filled with cliches. Just take the English class suggestions.

  • Dec 17, 2014

Kenmore City Council may block Lake Washington views | Letter

At 7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 8 at Kenmore City Hall, the Kenmore City Council will be holding a public hearing on height limits for buildings on the city’s waterfront between 61st Avenue Northeast and 65th Avenue Northeast.

  • Dec 1, 2014

Funding not secured for Bothell’s North Creek Forest | Letter

Your article on Bothell's parks and open space levy suggested that despite the levy failure, funding through grants would enable acquisition of the final 22 acres of North Creek Forest.

  • Nov 25, 2014

Bothell High School football, it’s a lot more than a game | Letter

There has been some negative press swirling connected to Cougar football this year. It’s important to have those honest conversations.

  • Nov 24, 2014

Levy failed by 13 percent | Letter

Regarding your article on Bothell's failed bond measure, it's important that the readers know that in order to pass, at least 60 percent of the voters needed to approve the levy request. Thus the levy failed by more than 13 percent.

  • Nov 20, 2014

More gun restrictions to come | Letter

While I voted against I-594 I don't believe it's passage is the end of the world. Policing the provision concerning loaning your gun to another seems problematical.

  • Nov 11, 2014

LED lights have many benefits | Letter

Sign up today for PSE’s free 20 LED light bulbs offer for your home. You will reduce your energy bill (you can save up to $200 per year, not to mention the cost of the bulbs). You’ll also help reduce energy consumption from coal and help air quality.

  • Nov 7, 2014

November is National Family Caregivers Month | Letter

As a Washington State Council on Aging member, I send this letter because November is National Family Caregivers Month. Each year, more of us are caring for a loved one with a chronic condition, disability or simply the frailties of old age.

  • Nov 7, 2014

Police need to act on dangerous crosswalk in Bothell | Letter

Today (Nov. 6), I was nearly hit as I tried to cross the street on 9th Ave. Southeast in the crosswalk at the intersection of 9th and 226th St. Southeast.

  • Nov 6, 2014

Time to raise the state minimum wage | Letter

Most of us could not survive on $9.47 an hour. That's next year's state minimum wage.

  • Oct 27, 2014

Why do we only hear about breast cancer? | Letter

Why is it we always hear about breast cancer but we hardly ever hear about other cancer like; prostate cancer, colon cancer and lung cancer?

  • Oct 23, 2014