Letters to the Editor

Reichert should host town hall and hear constituents’ concerns | Letter

On Aug. 12, just 20 miles down the road from Rep. Dave Reichert’s 8th Congressional District office in Issaquah, a peaceful, orderly town hall took… Continue reading

  • Sep 1, 2017

Reichert flies under the radar | Letter

Congressman Dave Reichert projects himself as a champion for the little guy standing up for individual rights, for small businesses fighting burdensome regulations, for those… Continue reading

  • Aug 20, 2017

Do something to remove Trump | Letter

This is an open letter to Rep. Dave Riechert. Are you planning to wait until the president talks us into a nuclear exchange with North… Continue reading

  • Aug 19, 2017

Reichert failed to denounce white supremacy | Letter

On Wednesday, Aug. 16 I called my representative, Dave Reichert and asked if he supports white supremacy. I was thrilled to learn that he does… Continue reading

  • Aug 18, 2017

Reichert more interested in pushing Trump’s agenda | Letter

Congressman Dave Reichert always claims the high ground as ex-sheriff in understanding and supporting the rule of law. Yet in July he voted to undermine… Continue reading

  • Aug 17, 2017

Opposition to big money in elections | Letter

Our country is beginning to tool up for mid-term elections, and many entities, citizens included, are laying plans for future endeavors based upon victorious outcomes… Continue reading

  • Aug 17, 2017

Are creators of Sammamish logo pedaling illusions? | Letter

We’ve all seen the city of Sammamish logo. When you look at the logo, what does it suggest? I believe it suggests that Sammamish sees… Continue reading

  • Jul 30, 2017

Encourage support for national park service legislation | Letter

I am a heavy user of Mount Rainier, North Cascades and Olympic National Parks for over 20 years. As a resident of Sammamish, I love… Continue reading

  • Jul 21, 2017

Time to live up to our vaunted reputation | Letter

Memory is a funny thing. When memory fades, some people act as if the event(s) remembered never really occurred. My mother (born in 1919) and… Continue reading

  • Jul 11, 2017

Health care is an unalienable right | Letter

We need to decide what type of society we want to be. Do we want to continue promoting values that further divide us into the… Continue reading

  • Jul 7, 2017

AHCA will close small businesses | Letter

Years of rolling out dough have taken a toll on my hands. As the owner of Forest Fairy Bakery in downtown Issaquah, that ache in… Continue reading

  • Jul 7, 2017

Outsiders funding Reichert’s campaign | Letter

I recently received a plea for fundraising from Congressman Dave Reichert saying, “Now more than ever, we must work together to fight the liberal special-interest… Continue reading

  • Jun 29, 2017

Senate Republicans deciding your future without your input | Letter

If you needed to buy a house, would you let your realtor (your representative in the deal) pick a house, make an offer and sign… Continue reading

  • Jun 28, 2017

Rep. Dave Reichert should represent liberals and conservatives | Letter

An open letter to Dave Reichert: I recently received a fundraising plea from you that began with this message: “Now more than ever, we must… Continue reading

  • Jun 11, 2017

Issaquah’s Front Street Market critics are shameful | Letter

In response to the Reporter’s article about the closing of Front Street Market, well, the boycott against Front Street Market certainly worked out for everyone,… Continue reading

  • Jun 9, 2017

Will Redmond take Sammamish back? | Letter

Most of the people on the Sammamish City Council love spending other people’s money. They are very haughty and high and mighty at every meeting… Continue reading

  • Jun 8, 2017

Thank you for bike donations | Letter

Thank you to Sammamish and the surrounding cities for supporting our 12th Annual African Bike Drive. Volunteers loaded 278 bikes, plus hundreds of parts into… Continue reading

  • Jun 5, 2017

Americans deserve to see President Trump’s tax returns | Letter

I’m sure Rep. Dave Reichert agrees that whenever someone wishes to serve in public office, that person needs to be properly vetted. The whole Michael… Continue reading

  • May 22, 2017

Sammamish should reconsider development regulations | Letter

The city of Sammamish needs to rethink its residential development system. For the past five to 10 years, Sammamish has grown up a lot, especially… Continue reading

  • May 22, 2017

Thank you, Johnson family | Letter

Winterbrook Farm and its elk were recently at risk of being lost to a home development. As a board member of Eastside Audubon and member… Continue reading

  • May 18, 2017