Opinion

So long, Sammamish | Reporter’s Notebook

Last Tuesday , the Sammamish City Council pulled a fast one on me — in a good way — when City Manager Lyman Howard acknowledged… Continue reading

  • May 8, 2017

Back on the plateau | Former Sammamish reporter returns

Hey Sammamish. I’m back! It’s been nearly 10 months since I last sat in the newsroom covering your city, listening to what matters to you… Continue reading

Average Americans’ tax returns are protected | Letter

Congressman Reichert stated that “all citizens’ tax returns are protected by law … the law clearly states tax returns shall be confidential” and “not following… Continue reading

  • May 7, 2017

Release of Trump’s tax returns would answer our questions | Letter

Congressman Reichert ought to know that no one can hide criminal activity behind the right of privacy. Make Trump’s tax returns public. It is public… Continue reading

  • May 7, 2017

Where is our cop when we need him? part 2 | Letter

Congressman Dave Reichert recently submitted a letter to the editor regarding President Trump’s tax returns — reportedly in response to one I had submitted previously… Continue reading

  • May 7, 2017

Americans deserve to see Trump’s tax returns | Letter

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

  • May 6, 2017

Show us Trump’s tax returns, Rep. Reichert | Letter

“The biggest tax cut and the largest tax reform in the history of our country,” so proclaimed Mnuchin about the tax proposal from the Trump… Continue reading

  • May 6, 2017

Tax reform proposal fails every time it’s been tried in the past | Letter

There are many reasons to be alarmed about Trump’s proposed budget and tax cuts, not the least of which is that it will leave many… Continue reading

  • May 6, 2017

Thanks for another great SAMMI Awards event | Letter

I would like to give a huge shout out to the SAMMI Awards Foundation Board of Directors, volunteers, and award recipients over the past 15… Continue reading

  • May 6, 2017

Will Reichert support a border wall as he did in 2006? | Letter

Congress is deliberating the President’s budget proposal which includes cuts to the departments of Agriculture, Education, and Transportation. The President’s budget proposal also asks $4.1… Continue reading

  • Apr 30, 2017

ST3 is disappointment to Issaquah, Sammamish | Letter

I think the people of Issaquah and Sammamish will be disappointed to realize that after paying so much money for ST3, they won’t have good… Continue reading

  • Apr 30, 2017

Keeping the wool over our eyes | Letter

Representative Reichert has voted three times to keep the Republican President’s taxes secret, putting party over national security, and failing to represent his constituents. Eighty… Continue reading

  • Apr 29, 2017

Why property taxes go up | Letter

It’s that time of year again: property tax statements have recently come out from King County. Taxes are going up, and it’s important to understand… Continue reading

  • Apr 29, 2017

More transit is the answer, not more cars | Letter

Hey! What’s this? A recent letter promotes lots more “fun to drive” cars. We need less cars and more transit! The city is building an… Continue reading

  • Apr 28, 2017

Reichert responds: Forcing disclosure of tax returns sets a bad precedent | Letter

The Congressman is responding to this letter: http://www.issaquahreporter.com/letters/where-is-our-cop-when-we-need-him-letter. In the recent months, I have heard from a number of my constituents about President Trump’s tax… Continue reading

  • Apr 28, 2017

Governments aren’t corporations | Letter

Trump and Reichert want us to run our government like it’s a corporation. Except governments aren’t corporations. U.S. corporations are slaves to “the bottom line.”… Continue reading

  • Apr 20, 2017

Slow down for safety | Letter

As the Issaquah Highlands has been developed over the years, it has always offered its residents a rare benefit in our modern society – a… Continue reading

  • Apr 19, 2017

How to put proposed carbon tax to good use | Letter

In November, Washington voters rejected what would have been the nation’s first carbon tax. A mix of seemingly conflicting groups attacked the measure on all… Continue reading

  • Apr 18, 2017

Clock is ticking on I-90 lane closures | Letter

The clock is ticking for the commuters, carpoolers, truckers and buses that use the I-90 corridor; a daily average of 159,000 by WSDOT’s 2015 count.… Continue reading

  • Apr 9, 2017

Where is our cop when we need him? | Letter

Nearly every day for the past several weeks we have been confronted with new facts or allegations related to President Trump and his associates’ ties… Continue reading

  • Apr 9, 2017