Letters to the Editor

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

Reichert’s door has always been open | Letter

I live in Congressman Dave Reichert’s district. I am a Democrat and a union member. Ten years ago I found myself nervously sitting in the… Continue reading

  • Feb 11, 2017

Urge Reichert to change stance on immigration ban | Letter

Our congressional Rep. Dave Reichert (R-8th District) had the following to say on Trump’s executive order: “My first and most important job is protecting families… Continue reading

  • Feb 9, 2017

Thank you, Issaquah-Sammamish Reporter, for homeless series | Letter

I needed to express my appreciation of the Reporter for doing an extended coverage of the homeless. The coverage by Catherine Krummey in the Jan.… Continue reading

  • Feb 5, 2017

Is segregation truly over? | Letter

On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, I was watching the video of his famous speech from 1963 in Washington, DC. This last weekend, my family… Continue reading

  • Feb 3, 2017

Urge lawmakers to continue gains against Alzheimer’s | Letter

Soon, the Senate will be holding hearings to determine who the next Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) will be. President Trump has nominated… Continue reading

  • Jan 27, 2017

REINS Act step in the right direction | Letter

This is in response to the Jan. 12 letter “Reichert must oppose the REINS Act.” Unfortunately, Ms. Gitelman missed the point regarding the REINS Act… Continue reading

  • Jan 26, 2017

Trump and his cabinet appointees not qualified to lead | Letter

Donald Trump has nominated fast-food CEO Andrew Puzder to lead the Department of Labor. This is a bad choice for working people. This pick betrays… Continue reading

  • Jan 13, 2017

Reichert must oppose the REINS Act | Letter

As one of his first acts when the new Congress met on Jan. 3, Rep. Dave Reichert planned to vote for the REINS Act —… Continue reading

  • Jan 12, 2017

Thank you, Sammamish Council, for making city welcoming | Letter

The Sammamish Muslim Association (SMA) would like to thank the Sammamish City Council for reaffirming its pledge to ensure Sammamish is a safe, inclusive, diverse,… Continue reading

  • Dec 30, 2016

Not optimistic about Issaquah transportation summit | Letter

The Dec. 2 Reporter included an article about a transportation summit meeting between state, county and city elected officials from east King County with “transportation… Continue reading

  • Dec 11, 2016

Building a new school on Sammamish YMCA property | Letter

In regard to the article written on Dec. 2 titled “What to do with YMCA property? ‘Save Sammamish’ advocate has an idea,” the article discusses… Continue reading

  • Dec 10, 2016

Housing developments endanger wildlife in Sammamish | Letter

The recent housing development in the Sammamish, Redmond and Issaquah area has taken too much of the natural wildlife that the area is known for.… Continue reading

  • Nov 23, 2016

Issaquah senior center board has responsibility to members it is failing | Letter

The following is an open letter to the Issaquah Valley Seniors Board of Directors: As longtime members and still current users of the Issaquah Valley… Continue reading

  • Nov 17, 2016

Thank you Issaquah for saving energy | Letter

Puget Sound Energy would like to thank Issaquah residents for your interest in energy efficiency. Through Wednesday, Nov. 23, PSE is offering every residential customer… Continue reading

  • Nov 17, 2016

McLaughlin best candidate for commissioner of Public Lands | Letter

If there’s one thing retired military people know about it’s duty. Steve McLaughlin is a retired U.S. Navy commander and he knows all about duty.… Continue reading

  • Nov 4, 2016

Tana Senn has worked hard to reduce gun violence | Letter

As a gun sense voter, I throw my full support behind Tana Senn for state representative District 41. Tana has been working hard to reduce… Continue reading

  • Nov 4, 2016

Paul Graves will get my vote | Letter

I would like to express to you why I feel that Paul Graves is the man that I would like representing my family and me… Continue reading

  • Nov 4, 2016

Ramiro Valderrama is a doer | Letter

We need state representatives like Ramiro Valderrama in Olympia. I am proud to be serving with him on the Sammamish City Council,

  • Oct 27, 2016