Letters to the Editor

‘Blessed to live in this community’

Those of us that have been blessed to live in this community and attend the outstanding schools of the Northshore School District simply have an… Continue reading

  • Jan 28, 2010

Northshore schools need our support

I have always considered myself extremely fortunate to have stumbled upon Bothell to make a home for raising kids. Now that mine are long out… Continue reading

  • Jan 25, 2010

I’m voting YES on school measure

Did you know that 20 percent of our schools’ operating budget is paid by a local levy? It’s true. With the operating budget, we pay… Continue reading

  • Jan 25, 2010

Northshore PTSA appeals to citizens, Legislature for school funding

Over the last several years, the Northshore School District has faced declining revenues and increasing unfunded mandates from the state and federal government. This has inevitably led to deep budget cuts year after year. In order to maintain a balanced budget, Northshore has reduced or eliminated important services and programs.

  • Jan 14, 2010

SIGN UP Sign Co.: Thanks for the Union-Gospel donations

We at SIGN UP, Sign Co., Inc have been an official "drop-off site" for donations for the Seattle Union Gospel Mission for the past two years now. Last year alone, Bothell community members all brought in 773 large bags of clothing, coats, blankets and other essential clothing for the homeless on the streets of Seattle. Along with that, they also received appliances, beds and bedding, bikes, toys, strollers, furniture and much-needed other baby items. Thank you for your generosity, everyone.

  • Jan 14, 2010

A shame St. Edward State Park seminary wasn’t renovated

It has continued to sadden us that this community did not welcome the opportunity for the beautiful seminary in St. Edward State Park to get a "makeover" a few years back. We've hiked in the park weekly over two decades, and we are still astonished by the look, size and setting of this seminary building. A future opportunity to restore it will probably never happen. Shame on us!

  • Jan 13, 2010

Thanks for passing Bastyr Master Plan

On behalf of Families for Active Parks in Kenmore, I would like to thank the Kenmore City Council and Bastyr University for securing a lease… Continue reading

  • Jan 11, 2010

The public process needs integrity

Our unelected city manager needs to reign in the integrity regarding the public process of boards and commissions. City staff have succeeded in making it… Continue reading

  • Jan 6, 2010

Bert’s employee was out of line

I am a firm believer in supporting local businesses. However, I think that their right to such support goes out the window when they cease… Continue reading

  • Jan 4, 2010

Sen. Murray shouldn’t have knocked Alabama

Editor's note: This is a letter that was sent to Sen. Patty Murray's (D-WA) office in Washington, D.C. regrading the comments she made about Alabama.Sen.… Continue reading

  • Jan 4, 2010

What a lovely day in the neighborhood

We bought a house in (then) Bothell, and (now) Kenmore in 1994 on Finn Hill, and on what was a quiet, dead-end street, a large lot next to forests, with deer year-round, quail, owls and what sounded like whip-poor-will coming through every year.

  • Jan 4, 2010

Brandon Brauns story inspires family

Your story about Brandon Brauns has touched my family. My 8-year-old son was upset last night with what seem to be issues in his healthy, happy life. After I told him the story of Brandon, his struggle with cancer and his giving campaign to collect toys for the children who are too sick to leave the hospital on Christmas, my son quickly put his own “issues” into perspective. My son, Gavin, was very upset to hear that Brandon is so sick and wrote a letter to let him know we are praying for him to get better.

  • Dec 28, 2009

Snohomish Red Cross benefits from community’s support

We are eternally thankful for the support and caring continually shown by the many fire-department agencies in Snohomish County. Everett Fire Chief Murray Gordon wrote just last week that, “We always welcome the arrival of Red Cross personnel (at the scene of a fire) and thank them very much for being here for us!”

  • Dec 28, 2009

Bothell man’s ‘Binary Christmas’ was memorable

My family and I were thrilled by the artistic and technical expertise of Johan Jorna and his “Binary Christmas” music and lights display. It was the highlight of our holiday light viewing this year and we were touched by Jorna’s effort to provide a memorable and spirit-filled experience.

  • Dec 27, 2009

Pool is a place to exercise, build friendships

I am a Kirkland resident and alarmed about the plan to close the pool and gymnasium at our beloved St. Edward State Park. It’s a… Continue reading

  • Dec 20, 2009

Great thanks to Wave Aquatics

This past summer, Wave Aquatics was approved to manage the Juanita Aquatic Center (formerly Juanita High pool). Many were eager for this news to be… Continue reading

  • Dec 20, 2009

Thanks for supporting local police officers

To the citizens of the city of Bothell,Following the murders of four police officers in Lakewood and one in Seattle, the last few weeks have… Continue reading

  • Dec 14, 2009

‘Give Thanks, Give Life’


  • Dec 14, 2009

Bothell police chief thanks community for support

To the citizens of the city of Bothell,Following the murders of four police officers in Lakewood and one in Seattle, the last few weeks have… Continue reading

  • Dec 9, 2009