I am stunned to read May 18th article regarding the Snoqualmie Tribe building a 12 pump gas station on their "tribal lands" at the casino.
Political issues are difficult. It's rare to find politicians who haven't made someone unhappy. Chad Magendanz makes me unhappy. I'm a product of great public schools and I've been a public school teacher for 20 years. His votes are tearing us apart. Magendanz spouts his well-chosen data, shooting down concerns such as class size and funding for schools.
Why should we consider Matt Larson for our 5th District Representative? I am frankly fed up with politicians voting party lines rather than voting for what is good for you and me.
Many are aware of illegal parking by visiting hikers along Mount Si Road. A proposed new parking lot near 470th S.E. stoked residents' concerns that this would exacerbate the problem. The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) held several meetings with residents to address the issue.
I am writing this letter pertaining to the girls softball tryouts at Mount Si High School. I feel it should help next year's group of girls, also.
To the city representatives of Snoqualmie and North Bend: We have made the front page of the Seattle Times – not because of accomplishments, but because our cities' growth violated King County growth projections.
I am a student attending UW and my family lives on Mount Si Road.
Regarding the recent retirement of Chief McCulley from the Snoqualmie Police Department, the local media quotedthe Snoqualmie administration as stating "McCulley's departure had not been planned for" and that it "came up suddenly." This implies that Chief McCulley was negligent in not securing a replacement for his position.
Following a lengthy absence, my wife and I moved back to Washington and chose Snoqualmie for our home. Paramount in the decision to live here was the beauty which surrounds you, no matter where in Snoqualmie you live.
In all my years of reading newspapers, I don't think I have ever seen such photography that so caught my eye and that so captured the fun and community spirit of the Fall City Days festival that Editor Carol Ladwig and Publisher William Shaw took.
This letter is in response to Jim Ellis's opinion letter to the editor June 1 regarding the Snoqualmie Tribe's plan for developing a 12-pump gas station on their lands.
The bathroom "guidance" policy for schools does not yet have the force of law behind it, but "tells" schools how the Department of Education intends to enforce it, including a loss of federal funding threat for school lunch programs.
Even though the weather did not cooperate the fun run had over 500 participants thanks to the Harrises and the Wilkinses.
On April 11, King County held a town hall meeting in Fall City. Deputy Assessor Al Dams attended. One item discussed was property tax rates and the county's tax assessment zoning, specifically, why is the Valley zoned the same as Redmond and Bellevue?
Many thanks to the Board of Commissioners of Hospital District #4 (Dariel Norris, Joan Young, David Speikers, Gene Pollard and Emma Herron) for their naming Tom Parker as both the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the Snoqualmie Valley Hospital and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Public Hospital District.
St. Clare's Episcopal, Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic, Mount Si Lutheran and the Snoqualmie United Methodist Churches, organizers of the recent Snoqualmie Valley CROP Hunger Walk, wish to thank all those who helped to make this fundraiser such a success.
Fourth of July is fast approaching. Last year, one of the driest summers ever recorded in this area, neighbors set off their own professional-grade firework display for three hours. North Bend is one of the last towns in King County that has not banned the use of fireworks by amateurs on the Fourth of July. Virtually all towns throughout the U.S. have recognized the danger inherent in the unregulated use of fireworks.
Last week, Governor Inslee announced that all flags in the state were to be lowered to half staff to honor a National Guard Officer who died while on active duty in Iraq, who was also a Washington State Patrol Trooper.
I read your article ('Affordable Housing isn't low-income housing, May 11) on affordable housing, and I wanted to share some of my thoughts and experiences.
I read with interest Kemper Freemen's latest attempt to hinder, if not eliminate, plans for expanding mass transit in our region. He's correct that we are "woefully behind on transportation needs," and $86 billion is a large price for more buses, light rail and trains.