Letters to the Editor

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

Talk to legislators about importance of gun violence prevention bills now | Letter

Like many, I am devastated by the news of yet another gun violence tragedy in our country. I hope to never experience the pain and… Continue reading

  • Feb 20, 2018

Give President Trump a chance | Letter

Why is it that when Clinton and Obama said we needed a wall there was no uproar? But because Trump wants one, the Dems throw… Continue reading

  • Feb 14, 2018

Community support made Snoqualmie Valley Food Bank a reality | Letter

The Board of Directors of the Snoqualmie Valley Food Bank, now celebrating its fifth anniversary, would like to thank the Snoqualmie Valley communities for their… Continue reading

  • Feb 13, 2018

Tell legislators we need progressive school funding model | Letter

As the McCleary tax bills are coming out, voters are starting to realize what a terrible bargain our legislators struck last year to almost meet… Continue reading

  • Feb 12, 2018