Letters to the Editor

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

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