Letters to the Editor

Who is responsible for national divisiveness? | Letter

If you had to name just one person whom you thought was most responsible for the divisiveness in this country, who would it be? I… Continue reading

  • May 17, 2018

City seeks to improve economic health of North Bend | Letter

We are planning our first breakfast meeting for May 17 at Umpqua Bank.

  • May 15, 2018

Take down your fence, school district | Letter

As the Bike Park opens, the fence remains, covered in blackberries surrounding invasive knotweed.

  • May 15, 2018

Need to ban assault weapons | Letter

Anyone who thinks an AR-15 (M-16) is just cosmetic in appearance has a screw loose.

  • May 15, 2018

Congress must pass stronger gun laws | Letter

I know that I am not alone when I say with confidence that Congress has a moral obligation to take clear and concise action on… Continue reading

  • Apr 2, 2018

No sign of Rossi at ‘March for Life’ | Letter

The spirited crowd that showed up to support the “March for Life” in North Bend blew me away. It was students, teachers and parents saying… Continue reading

  • Apr 2, 2018

Assault weapons ban will prevent mass shootings more effectively than hiking the age to buy them | Letter

As a Marine, I spent a year of my life packing an M-60 machine gun all over Vietnam back in 1969 and part of 1970.… Continue reading

  • Mar 8, 2018

Global warming is the greatest moral crisis of our time | Letter

What do “freedom” and “patriotism” really mean? In an effort to convince enough Americans to vote against their own vital interests, Republicans have co-opted much… Continue reading

  • Mar 6, 2018

‘Partisan’ letter highlights the division in the U.S. | Letter

I thank David Stevens for his letter attacking Chris Petzold because it so clearly illustrates our divided nation. Petzold’s letter is filled with empathy, pain… Continue reading

  • Mar 5, 2018

In defense of Petzold and critical thinking | Letter

I was born in 1947, and yes, my generation has failed the next generation in many ways. David Stevens didn’t hit a single one of… Continue reading

  • Mar 5, 2018

Newspaper delivery method just isn’t delivering | Letter

I love reading the Valley Record for its local news but I really have to question the delivery method when the papers litter the streets… Continue reading

  • Feb 28, 2018

Don’t blame the Republicans for wanting to protect America | Letter

I shudder when I read about the fear tactics that blame mass shootings on guns over and over. Let’s look at facts for a change.… Continue reading

  • Feb 26, 2018

Open letter to Rodne: Correct your voting mistake on public records act | Letter

To Rep. Jay Rodne: I am thoroughly disgusted by your actions on Feb. 23. It sickens me that you are “voted by the people and… Continue reading

  • Feb 26, 2018

Tell legislators to eliminate roadblocks to gun law reform | Letter

Another mass school shooting breaks our hearts. Yet Congress refuses to legislate universal background checks that most Americans want. A June 2016 CNN/ORC poll found… Continue reading

  • Feb 26, 2018

American Lung Association applauds Larson’s opposition to repeal of Clean Power Plan | Letter

The American Lung Association applauds Snoqualmie Mayor Matthew R. Larson for standing up for the health of our youth and families by joining 235 other… Continue reading

  • Feb 26, 2018

Petzold is partisan and wrong; more liberal Democrats are not the solution to gun violence | Letter

I read with interest any ideas that are offered about solving violence in our schools. It is incumbent on us all, as parents, to offer… Continue reading

  • Feb 23, 2018

School shooting inspires a new take on Niemöller’s ‘First they came’ | Letter

First they shot up Columbine High School. But I didn’t say anything because I didn’t live there, and I love my gun.

  • Feb 21, 2018

Hope springs from Florida school shooting, in youth movement | Letter

There is a sliver of hope amidst the utter gloom of the recent Florida incident. Eyebrows may be raised at my characterization of the Parkland… Continue reading

  • Feb 20, 2018

If our leaders won’t change gun laws, it’s time to change our leaders| Letter

I couldn’t sleep last Wednesday. I tossed and turned, the images of the students in Florida walking out of their school, single file, their Valentine’s… Continue reading

  • Feb 20, 2018

King County wasn’t named for Dr. King, but renamed | Letter

While perusing your website, I came across a headline (Martin Luther King’s county, announcing the new Seattleland podcast) and an error in fact. Namely, that… Continue reading

  • Feb 20, 2018