Letters to the Editor

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

Gorsuch nomination must be filibustered | Letter

Senate Democrats must hold together and filibuster Neil Gorsuch, President Trump’s choice for the Supreme Court. Judge Gorsuch is a sharp legal mind and folksy… Continue reading

  • Apr 8, 2017

Record shows how Rep. Reichert would vote | Letter

Congressman Reichert may feel that he dodged a bullet by not having to vote on AHCA. He now refuses to say how he would have… Continue reading

  • Apr 8, 2017

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