Letters To The Editor

Letter: Fear-based politics are not true to the spirit of America

First, there’s the Statue of Liberty, that beacon of hope and freedom,…

  • Feb 22nd, 2017


Letter: Reader tells Reichert, ‘I’m a constituent, too’

Letter: Reader tells Reichert, ‘I’m a constituent, too’

  • Feb 22nd, 2017


Letter: Why did Rep. Reichert vote against forcing President Trump to release tax records?

The Ways and Means Committee voted not to force President Trump to…

  • Feb 23rd, 2017


Letter: Reminding the community of the reason for Baby Kimball memorial

Three years ago, on Feb. 12 our community was devastated by the…

  • Feb 22nd, 2017

Letter: A real environmentalist wouldn’t vote as Reichert did

Dave Reichert, representing us in Washington’s 8th Congressional District, touts himself as…

  • Feb 21st, 2017

Letter: Rep. Reichert is responding to the constituents who put him in office

Rep. Reichert’s actions are exactly why I voted for him. President Trump…

  • Feb 15th, 2017

Letter: Talk to your state legislators about our nation’s policies

America is experiencing a time when many significant changes will soon take…

  • Feb 15th, 2017

Letter: Let’s champion the immigrants who are part of our community

We are a peaceful community here in Carnation. It is one of…

  • Feb 14th, 2017

Letter: Where is Representative Reichert’s moral leadership?

Again, Representative Reichert has failed to show the moral leadership that his…

  • Feb 8th, 2017

Letter: Rep. Reichert is not responding on immigration issue

I thought your readers might be interested to know that Rep. Reichert…

  • Feb 7th, 2017

Letter: Snoqualmie pastor says ‘Thank you, Muslim neighbors’

Saturday’s Meet Your Muslim Neighbors event at Timber Ridge Elementary was informative…

  • Feb 1st, 2017

Letter: Rep. Reichert’s door has always been open

I live in Congressman Dave Reichert’s district. I am a Democrat and…

  • Jan 31st, 2017

Letter: Reichert isn’t living up to his role as government official

The new Republican administration in Washington, D.C., is using “alternative facts” to…

  • Jan 25th, 2017

Letter: Rotary group has grant funding to award, apply soon

Snoqualmie Valley Rotary is soliciting grant applications for 2017. Rotary is an…

  • Jan 24th, 2017

Letter: Leash laws keep dogs safe

The story “Lost on a trail, missing Boxer finds help after four…

  • Jan 19th, 2017

Letter: Outraged by Republican vote on independent ethics committee

All Americans, conservative and progressive alike, should remember and be outraged about…

  • Jan 18th, 2017

Letter: Representative’s vote on ethics committee, later rescinded, still raises concerns

After hearing about the late night vote by the Republicans in the…

  • Jan 17th, 2017

Letter: Report neglects to inform dog owners of leash laws, general etiquette

This week’s edition of your fine paper has a front page article…

  • Jan 17th, 2017

Letter: Keeping an eye on Reichert following vote to abolish ethics committee

I have never been political in my life, but I am forced…

  • Jan 16th, 2017

Letter: Take positive action, channel good, in North Bend letter-writing project Friday

We believe that encouraging mutual understanding, tolerance and participation among all citizens…

  • Jan 16th, 2017

Letter: Family thanks all who helped in search for lost dog

Last Friday, we were hiking up the old Mailbox Peak trail with…

  • Jan 10th, 2017

Letter: Special thanks from a Giving Tree shopper

To the person who donated the black-and-white checkered wallet to the Giving…

  • Dec 30th, 2016

Letter: A hug from Kiwanis, to say thank you

Here’s a big hug to our wonderful community. Thanks to you 573…

  • Dec 24th, 2016

Letter: Hostile sign is embarrassment to the city and entire Valley

Although I have strong social and political beliefs, I have never tried…

  • Dec 15th, 2016

Letter: Blue, or black, the idea should be that All Lives Matter

I feel a broader perspective is needed and that usually comes with…

  • Dec 14th, 2016

Letter: Raise N.E. 124th Street to prevent frequent flood closures

Residents of the Snoqualmie Valley have always experienced the repercussions of flooding…

  • Dec 7th, 2016

Letter: Honorable careers don’t give people permission to disrespect others

This is a response to Art Farash’s letter to the editor in…

  • Nov 30th, 2016

Letter: Thanks for the police blotter laugh

Thanks for the laugh I got from the last sentence of the…

  • Nov 17th, 2016

Letter: Open letter to GOPAC leaders on violations of election privacy laws

I am writing to you, Chairman David Avella, and Executive Director of…

  • Nov 17th, 2016

Letter: Mom calls for stricter gun laws, safer schools

Because I am both teacher and mother to a toddler, I have…

  • Nov 10th, 2016

Letter: Rodne doesn’t deserve liberal slander

An​d​ I am a voter who is sick​​ and tired of seeing…

  • Nov 9th, 2016

Letter: Thanks from the Snoqualmie firefighter pancake breakfast

The Snoqualmie Firefighters Association thanks all our Snoqualmie Valley residents, contributors and…

  • Nov 2nd, 2016

Letter: This millenial is optimistic about election choices

Fall is here, pumpkin spice lattes, ballots in our mailboxes, and discouraged sighing about the election sprinkling my Facebook wall. As a millennial, maybe I’m supposed to feel glum about the whole thing—but nothing could be further from the truth.

  • Nov 2nd, 2016

Letter: Restoring civility to government may start with a vote for Ritchie

I am a voter who is sick and tired of fear-mongering, hatred,…

  • Nov 1st, 2016

Letter: Inconsiderate leaf peepers invited to stay off private property

There is a place in the Valley with a long tree-lined drive…

  • Nov 1st, 2016

Letter: Initiative 732 will increase already-high gasoline tax

Initiative 732 seeks to impose a carbon emission tax on fossil fuels…

  • Nov 1st, 2016

Letter | Thanks to fire districts for plans to preserve emergency services

I want to thank board members of King County Fire Districts 10 and 38 for coming up with a plan to protect emergency service levels for the rural and unincorporated areas where we live.

  • Feb 24th, 2016

Letter | North Bend should find ways to make truckers feel welcome

After reading Casondra Brewster’s comment in the latest “Letters” I wanted to jump up and down and say, “Finally, someone is paying attention. Someone understands.”

  • Feb 17th, 2016

Letter | Utility rates in Snoqualmie are out of control

A single person in the city of Snoqualmie pays roughly $120 per month, which over 12 months is $1,440 per year for their water bills. Someone making minimum wage and working 40 hours a week (with some overtime) makes roughly $15,000 after taxes per year.

  • Feb 11th, 2016

Letter | Rep. Rodne doesn’t represent the 5th District

State Representative Jay Rodne has done a terrible job of representing the citizens of the 5th Legislative District. He pinned a target on Muslims and then said “arm yourselves.”

  • Feb 11th, 2016