Letters to the Editor

Councilmembers save city $386,000 with new garbage contract | Letter

As a local small business owner for over a decade, it's important to me how our city manages its garbage contractors because we citizens and business owners ultimately pay the tab for those decisions.

  • Jun 27, 2014

The time is right for a new Bothell City Hall | Letter

During my campaign for city council last year, I was often asked if I supported the effort for a new city hall for Bothell.

  • Jun 10, 2014

Bothell Landmark Preservation Board seeking historic photos from public | Letter

The Bothell Landmark Preservation Board would like you to participate in its extended Preservation Month activities.

  • Jun 10, 2014

Marijuana is not beneficial to society | Letter

I find it interesting that in all of the discussions concerning marijuana there has been little or nothing said about the negative aspects. Users like to point out that it is no worse than alcohol. Excusing one bad behavior with another bad behavior is silly.

  • May 19, 2014

County Council recognizes May as Arts Education Month in King County

The Metropolitan King County Council drew attention to the importance of arts education for the students throughout King County declaring May as Arts Education Month on May 5.

  • May 5, 2014

Process of choosing a new garbage hauler called into question | Letter

Since Bothell's current garbage hauling contract with Waste Management ends on Dec. 31, the city sought bids for providing service for the next seven-and-a-half years.

  • May 5, 2014

Vote no on transit tax | Letter

Thoughtful citizens in King County must vote “no” on yet another unfair Metro Transit tax hike — inequitable both for present and potential transit users and also for taxpayers countywide — to remind officials elected here to represent their constituents far more faithfully.

  • Apr 14, 2014

Report inoperable street lights to PSE | Letter

During the March 24 Kenmore City Council meeting a few people spoke of street lights in their neighborhoods that were not working.

  • Apr 2, 2014

Hope bill encourages undocumented immigration | Letter

The Reporter’s long article on “Real Hope bill brings promise...” leaves out many factors.

  • Mar 14, 2014

Procedures should be followed for Salary Commission | Letter

Three people were chosen to serve on a Salary Commission at the on March 4 Bothell City Council meeting.

  • Mar 13, 2014

Coaches association board: New format unfair | Letter

As tournament fever spikes for high school basketball fans throughout the state of Washington, the regrettable Regional format that has replaced the Classic 16-Team Tournament leaves many basketball players and fans wanting.

  • Mar 7, 2014

Our debt in perspective | Letter

Put Russell Wilson’s $500,000 salary on every seat on every professional football stadium and you might visualize the enormity of just the last $1.1 trillion federal spending bill. And that is for only through September.

  • Feb 28, 2014

Thank you for keeping Kenmore looking nice | Letter

A huge thank you to those at Kenmore City Hall for facilitating the removal of trucks and cars parked next to the Burke Gilman Trail on NE 175th St.

  • Feb 10, 2014

Evaluation system broken | letter

Are evaluations ever going to be done in a timely manner so that inmates will not have to wait days and months? This is a serious problem in the court system. It has been more than three weeks and my son is still waiting in jail for his evaluation.

  • Feb 5, 2014

School levies, new bond cost more than $60 per year | Letter

A foundation for a strong community and healthy democracy is full disclosure of relevant information. We also need great schools.

  • Feb 4, 2014

Solving the problem of overcrowded schools | Letter

I would like to make a few points about the Northshore School District bond that is on your ballot.

  • Jan 31, 2014

Educating local kids is a shared responsibility | Letter

Educating our students is a shared responsibility that benefits all of us - whether we are currently parents of school-age children or not.

  • Jan 27, 2014

Tear down that seminary | Letter

I attended the recent community meeting about Saint Edward’s State Park.

  • Jan 24, 2014

Support the Northshore School District with your vote | Letter

If you live in the Northshore School District, you and your children have access to a truly superb public education system.

  • Jan 20, 2014

Voting yes on NSD measure | Letter

I am a parent of two boys at Fernwood Elementary in the north end of Northshore School District.

  • Jan 16, 2014