Letters to the Editor

Rep. Reichert is good at making wrong sound right | Letter

Representative Reichert’s letter-to-the-editor defending his votes to hide Trump’s taxes, proves he is a skilled politician who can make wrong sound right. Here are his… Continue reading

  • May 23, 2017

It’s time to ‘rummage around’ in president’s tax returns | Letter

Congressman Dave Reichert expresses concern about congress using its “powers to rummage around in the tax returns of the President” (Valley Record, May 4). The… Continue reading

  • May 20, 2017

Sympathy for the wealthy, burdened with such need for tax breaks | Letter

I feel for the very wealthy who must struggle every day, wondering where their next big tax break will come from. Three hundred billion dollars… Continue reading

  • May 19, 2017

Valley residents should get informed about hospital affiliation, debt | Letter

Recently the Snoqualmie Valley Hospital started the process to partner or merge with a larger hospital or healthcare provider. This is something that most if… Continue reading

  • May 18, 2017

Inflated salary issue not just in school district | Letter

Philip Cassady’s letter of May 3 questions the rationale behind the Snoqualmie Valley School District superintendent’s salary. He expressed he was concerned over how large… Continue reading

  • May 18, 2017

Trump’s tax plan would rob the government | Letter

President Trump proposed a new tax plan last week, which by every analysis, will result in a huge money transfer from our nation’s coffers to… Continue reading

  • May 18, 2017

Editorial cartoon needs some feedback | Letter

I have to say that there have been about a dozen times over the years when I was about to email a response to what… Continue reading

  • May 17, 2017

Tax reform proposal fails every time it’s been tried in the past | Letter

There are many reasons to be alarmed about Trump’s proposed budget and tax cuts, not the least of which is that it will leave many… Continue reading

  • May 16, 2017

Flooding causes are obvious, no studies needed | Letter

In regard to Lower Valley needs data on flooding causes: Both the upper and lower valley have flooded for as long as we can remember.… Continue reading

  • May 12, 2017

Release of Trump’s tax returns would answer our questions | Letter

Congressman Reichert ought to know that no one can hide criminal activity behind the right of privacy. Make Trump’s tax returns public. It is public… Continue reading

  • May 11, 2017

Requesting recognition for students heading into armed forces, too | Letter

Last week’s edition of the Snoqualmie Valley Record mentioned several athletes and artists that are moving on to various colleges after finishing their studies at… Continue reading

  • May 10, 2017

Reichert’s reasons for protecting Trump’s tax returns are tired old excuses | Letter

Congressman Dave Reichert’s excuses are old, tiresome, and misleading. He said, “If Congress begins to use its powers to rummage around in the tax returns… Continue reading

  • May 10, 2017

Snoqualmie hotel project should have had proper notification, setbacks | Letter

I was very disheartened to hear that the Snoqualmie Mayor and City Council ignored the Snoqualmie Planning Commission’s recommendations concerning proper setbacks on the new… Continue reading

  • May 9, 2017

Trump tax reform proposal should be backed up by release of his tax returns | Letter

“The biggest tax cut and the largest tax reform in the history of our country” so proclaimed Mnuchin about the tax proposal from the Trump… Continue reading

  • May 5, 2017

Reichert responds: Forcing disclosure of tax returns sets a bad precedent | Letter

In the recent months, I have heard from a number of my constituents about President Trump’s tax returns. Some believe Congress should focus on other,… Continue reading

  • May 4, 2017

Superintendent does great job, but his salary seems high | Letter

I have just finished paying my 2017 property tax, and am concerned about how large it has become. We need to be more critical about… Continue reading

  • May 4, 2017

Thank you to Encompass volunteers | Letter

Encompass is reminded how grateful we are to our dedicated and generous volunteers who donate their time, energy and talents to us. It is our… Continue reading

  • May 3, 2017

Climate change is real and our Representatives should recognize that | Letter

I have survived into my 70s without getting involved in politics. But last week I found myself in the marble halls of Olympia. Why? I… Continue reading

  • Apr 28, 2017

Thoughts for Rep. Reichert from town hall meeting he missed | Letter

To Representative Dave Reichert (WA-8) who chose not to attend the Town Hall held in Covington April 12 and attended by hundreds of his constituents,… Continue reading

  • Apr 27, 2017

Assessor: Special levies for basic services is unsustainable funding model | Letter

It’s that time of year again: property tax statements have recently come out from King County. Taxes are going up, and it’s important to understand… Continue reading

  • Apr 26, 2017