Letters to the Editor

Happy Meals, not bikini baristas

It was a warmer day in September, and I had spent the morning playing with my two little girls at the Park at Bothell Landing.… Continue reading

  • Dec 7, 2009

Keep the bikinis on the beach

In the Seattle Magazine’s August issue, Kenmore is ranked No. 1 out of 110 best-known neighborhoods to live in. We were ranked No. 1 in lowest crime rate, on the best median home prices, on having the highest percentage of students in the fourth grade that passed the Washington Assessment of Student Learning (WASL) test, on breathtaking park acreage and commute time. In fact, we were ranked No. 1 over Bellevue and Redmond neighborhoods. (Web editor's note: Actually, it was ranked No. 3 on the magazine's Best Suburban Neighborhoods list (PDF) and the numbers aren't necessarily ranked top to bottom.)

  • Dec 4, 2009

School budget cuts are ‘painful’

Over the last several years, I have sat through numerous Northshore School District School Board meetings. I have listened as concerned parents and staff members… Continue reading

  • Dec 3, 2009

All aboard the Blue Train

Let’s hear it for the Blue Train! The first thing you have to understand is that engineer coach Bainter knew how to keep the train… Continue reading

  • Dec 1, 2009

Thanks for the ride, Bothell Blue Train

The talented Bothell High football team has given our community so much more than the game itself. Saturday night we recognized and reunited with many… Continue reading

  • Dec 1, 2009

Saving lives

We, as physicians and experts in breast cancer, agree with the longstanding recommendations of the American Cancer Society for screening mammography, beginning with annual exams… Continue reading

  • Dec 1, 2009

More and more dependence part 2: another view

Mr. McGavran’s “More and More Dependence” (Nov. 18) just can’t go without response.He perpetuates the false notion that health-care reform is another wasteful government program.… Continue reading

  • Nov 23, 2009

Street sweeping … is Kenmore wallowing in money?

What’s up?In under two hours, a street sweeper has swept Arrowhead Drive twice! My living room window overlooks Arrowhead and even before I could see… Continue reading

  • Nov 23, 2009

More and more dependence

While it’s possible the very gullible could believe that the House “health care” bill could reduce costs through rationing, it’s inconceivable that implementing 2,000 pages… Continue reading

  • Nov 18, 2009

The greatest gift

During November, we all begin to think about the holidays around the corner. There is food to be made, family to be invited and gifts… Continue reading

  • Nov 18, 2009

Public should be heard first

With less than a week left to vote, I am sure I am not alone in wondering if all voters have been reached for Bothell… Continue reading

  • Oct 27, 2009

Hutchison speaks out on light rail

Kudos to King County Executive candidate Susan Hutchison for speaking out on an unpopular issue in favor of the people, not the politicians.I’m talking about… Continue reading

  • Oct 26, 2009

Breed ban: nonsensical

No one should be afraid to go for a walk alone or with their dog, or to let their children play outside, for fear of… Continue reading

  • Oct 26, 2009

Straight answers needed

I am troubled by what I saw as Kenmore Mayor David Baker’s evasive answers regarding the city budget and the financial impact that the new… Continue reading

  • Oct 26, 2009

All’s well in Kenmore


  • Oct 26, 2009

Guinn and health-care coverage

The Reporter's Oct. 7 article regarding councilmember Sandy Guinn and her challenger, Tom Agnew, said, “She stated flatly she had rejected the health-care coverage.” A… Continue reading

  • Oct 20, 2009

Thoughts on Wojcik

Planning Commissioner Joyce Wojcik is pushing a change in the law that would let the city of Bothell fine residents up to $250 a day… Continue reading

  • Oct 20, 2009

School Board joins educators in opposition of Initiative 1033

On Oct. 13, Northshore’s School Board unanimously passed a resolution declaring that Initiative 1033, “… could have a devastating impact on K-12 education in our… Continue reading

  • Oct 19, 2009

Public input needed on property development

The current Bothell City Council and the current School Board feel they do not need public input on how the surplus school property in Bothell… Continue reading

  • Oct 19, 2009