Letters to the Editor

Rossi’s plan to fund education taxes essentials, not extras | Letter

First , full disclosure, although the basic income of my wife and I is Social Security, we did some time ago buy a little stock,… Continue reading

  • Apr 8, 2017

We can organize for democracy | Letter

Neither the elephant nor the donkey intend to become the knight in shining armor who will solve our serious public problems. They are quite comfortable… Continue reading

  • Apr 8, 2017

Economical way to drive an electric car

Every two-car family should make one of their cars an all-electric Nissan Leaf for local driving. Especially now, because a used Leaf can cost as… Continue reading

  • Mar 30, 2017

Letter of Concern from Faith Leaders | Letter

We speak as faith community leaders who believe that the moral compass of our nation is moving in a troubling direction. The legislation introduced by… Continue reading

  • Mar 30, 2017

We deserve better than Reichert’s avoidance of town hall meetings with constituents | Letter

I’m writing to voice my displeasure and frustration with Rep. Dave Reichert and his congressional staff’s failure to follow through with promises to constituents who… Continue reading

  • Mar 30, 2017

Applaud Reporter article on incident involving Indian American | Letter

I wanted to applaud the article on Ms. Tripathi’s experience and actions following it. This kind of in-depth response gives us all a chance to… Continue reading

  • Mar 30, 2017

Rep. Dave Reichert wants to let it burn | Letter

Where there’s smoke, there’s usually fire. Rep. Dave Reichert wants to let it burn. There is smoke swirling all around the Trump administration and its… Continue reading

  • Mar 19, 2017

Reichert continues to be voice of reason | Letter

The never-ending screaming match in politics these days is insufferable. Both the Republicans and Democrats have dug their heels in the sand and refuse to… Continue reading

  • Mar 18, 2017

Hate crimes are rising | Letter

President Donald Trump’s recent executive orders remind me of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s executive order against Japanese Americans during World War II in spite of them… Continue reading

  • Mar 17, 2017

Dismayed at Republicans’ plan to fund state education | Letter

I am writing as a retired teacher of 28 years, a parent, a grandparent and a citizen to voice dismay at the plan the Republicans… Continue reading

  • Mar 12, 2017

Time to stand up for each other | Letter

I must take exception to Larry Brickman’s letter (“Time for Congress to Grow Up,” published March 3.) I wholeheartedly agree that “divided we fall,” but… Continue reading

  • Mar 11, 2017

Dismayed at Rep. Reichert and dismissed | Letter

My wife and I are psychologists. Both of us have dedicated a large share of our life’s work to serving vulnerable populations worldwide, including immigrants… Continue reading

  • Mar 11, 2017

Time for Congress to grow up | Letter

It is time for members of Congress to grow up and support the peaceful transition of power from one person to another as provided by… Continue reading

  • Mar 10, 2017

Game over for the America we know | Letter

I laud Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson for his courageous stand upholding the Constitution and working to get Donald Trump’s travel ban halted, but… Continue reading

  • Mar 10, 2017

Time to hurt animals | Letter

As he was signing edicts hurting one group after another over the past two weeks, it was only a matter of time before Donald Trump… Continue reading

  • Mar 9, 2017

Reichert, ‘I’m a constituent, too’ | Letter

Having called Rep. Dave Reichert’s office multiple times recently, I take gut-wrenching offense to his comments regarding the 700 calls he received about the Muslim… Continue reading

  • Mar 9, 2017

Two words for the Issaquah police | Letter

The Issaquah police and the officers from the neighboring cities deserve our compliments. My wife was at the protest march last week at Rep. Dave… Continue reading

  • Mar 9, 2017

Rep. Dave Reichert can do better | Letter

I am one of Congressman Dave Reichert’s constituents in Issaquah. I look to him, my representative in government and a member of the Committee of… Continue reading

  • Feb 24, 2017

Reichert chooses not to answer to constituents | Letter

Congressional Republicans haven’t been receiving a very warm welcome from their constituents lately. It seems that this has our Congressman, Rep. Dave Reichert, running scared.… Continue reading

  • Feb 20, 2017

Reichert must dedicate more time to constituents | Letter

As an 8th Congressional District constituent, I feel it is vitally important that our elected leaders regularly connect with citizens to remain attuned to their… Continue reading

  • Feb 17, 2017