Letters to the Editor

Bothell woman should fly whatever flags she wants

I disagree with another reader's comments that "The Flag Lady" appears to be promoting flags of other countries over our own and that she should fly the U.S. flag above the others that she displays.

  • Apr 26, 2010

Way to go, Kenmore Junior High kids with ‘Day of Silence’

Kudos to the kids at Kenmore Junior High for choosing a day of silence to protest bullying against gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students. With… Continue reading

  • Apr 23, 2010

Bothell Way ‘grillwork…looks like a 3-year-old designed it’

I'm making reference to the "grillwork" that has popped up at almost every corner of Bothell Way as one drives through Kenmore. I can't think of any other way to describe it than just plain ugly.

  • Apr 23, 2010

Northshore School District student speaks out on the ‘Day of Silence’

I am a student currently enrolled in the Northshore School District. I would like to voice my displeasure with the "Day of Silence" activity (Kenmore Junior High, April 16) promoting homosexuality. I am supportive of gay and lesbian rights, but I know that they should not be brought into the schools.

  • Apr 20, 2010

Kudos for ‘Day of Silence’ coverage

Nice, balanced piece of the "Day of Silence" activity. Bothsides were clearly covered. That's good reporting.Ken Mortland… Continue reading

  • Apr 20, 2010

Taxpayers shouldn’t flip the bill for Bothell city manager’s master’s degree

Apparently, I have somehow missed a recent Bothell City Council decision to reimburse our city manager for “his cost” of acquiring a master’s degree. I totally agree with Paul Cowles (former Bothell mayor) in the belief that the cost is a lifelong benefit to the one obtaining the advanced degree, and the taxpayers of Bothell shouldn’t be expected to pay for a city employee to obtain an elevated education.

  • Apr 20, 2010

Not in agreement with Kenmore Junior High’s participation in National Day of Silence

From the Kenmore Junior High Web site:This Friday, April 16 is the National Day of Silence. Thousands of students across the country will silently protest… Continue reading

  • Apr 15, 2010

Let your kids hunt for themselves

To the parents of the 3-5-year-olds at the Bothell Community Egg Hunt who feel it necessary to “hunt” for Easter eggs for your children —… Continue reading

  • Apr 12, 2010

Crows are ‘interesting birds’

I’m not quite sure why Mr. Seitz is disturbed by the presence of crows in Kenmore. Corvids — crows, ravens and jays — are at… Continue reading

  • Apr 8, 2010

Thanks to Bastyr, Mayor Baker

In response to the Reporter’s article of March 10 titled, “Lawmakers Declare Bastyr Day,” I want to extend my personal thanks to Mayor David Baker… Continue reading

  • Apr 8, 2010

It’s finally time for memorial sign

This is the time of year that a lot of accidents occur, especially with teenagers and young adults. It is our hope to bring awareness… Continue reading

  • Mar 26, 2010

Kenmore is missing out on McMenamins

I recently read Lawrence Kreisman’s article in the Pacific Northwest section of the Sunday Times about community gathering places where he wrote: “McMenamins has built… Continue reading

  • Mar 25, 2010

Oh, those pesky Northshore crows

While the recent article on crows was quite interesting and briefly touched on the waste and disease issues, it did not address the issue of… Continue reading

  • Mar 25, 2010

Congratulations to Bastyr University

In response to the Reporter's article of March 10 titled "Lawmakers Declare Bastyr Day," it was refreshing to note the special recognition lauded upon Bastyr… Continue reading

  • Mar 25, 2010

‘Power of One’: April is Donate Life Month

The "Power of One" (the theme of Donate Life's April 21 Seattle giving luncheon) touched my family about three years ago when my 12-year-old son… Continue reading

  • Mar 25, 2010

Plastic bottles hurt environment

I disagree with Rep. Ross Hunter’s position on the soda, bottled water tax proposed by the governor.The environment suffers from huge amounts of plastic generated… Continue reading

  • Mar 23, 2010

Some ideas for Kenmore river trail

Recently, the city of Kenmore came into possession of the park south of State Route 522 to the river.After careful analysis after the master-plan meeting… Continue reading

  • Mar 12, 2010