Letters to the Editor

Tax reform package creates uneven playing field | Letter

Americans believe in a level playing field, that the same rules should apply to everybody. I do too. Playing by a different set of rules… Continue reading

  • Jan 5, 2018

School district levy should be rejected until total tax rate drops to under $4 per thousand | Letter

If you live in the Snoqualmie Valley School District (SVSD), you likely received their propaganda for renewing two levies. In fact, they even have the… Continue reading

  • Jan 2, 2018

How hard can we fight this year for climate justice? | Letter

Los Angeles was being devastated by fire, two months after the terrible fires in northern Calif., as the Republican Congress passed a tax bill with… Continue reading

  • Jan 2, 2018

FBI actions are guided by law, not personal bias | Letter

Tainted FBI? Nonsense. Trump appointed Christopher Wray, a Republican, as FBI Director. The Department of Justice, which has jurisdiction over the FBI, is run by… Continue reading

  • Dec 20, 2017

GOP tax plan is bait and switch for all but billionaire class | Letter

GOP tax plan is bait and switch for all but billionaire class When con-artists pull a scam, they manipulate truth to trick their victims into… Continue reading

  • Dec 19, 2017

Thanks to state Attorney General for working to preserve open Internet | Letter

I want to thank Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson for fighting to preserve the open Internet. I do not want private corporations or Internet service… Continue reading

  • Dec 19, 2017

Paying more in taxes should improve communities, not make the rich a ruling class | Letter

The Republican tax-scam is bad for working Americans and for democracy. The bill will increase the incomes of the biggest corporations and wealthiest Americans, at… Continue reading

  • Dec 18, 2017

Regulations hurt only businesses that put profit over public trust | Letter

A constant refrain bleated from Republicans has been “excessive government regulation” of business. Let’s examine the validity of this claim, and why business is regulated… Continue reading

  • Dec 18, 2017

Diverging diamond interchange design won’t meet demands of area traffic | Letter

A diverging diamond intersection may look better, but is no substitute for the traffic-moving ability of ramps and fly-overs.

  • Dec 13, 2017

Tax bill puts greed before all else, transfers wealth to those who have the most | Letter

Here’s what the Republican tax bill does: • Shovels a trillion dollars in tax breaks to giant corporations; • Gives gigantic tax cuts to super-rich… Continue reading

  • Dec 5, 2017

New trade agreement must include public health, environmental protections | Letter

Renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is underway. Imperative for U.S. negotiators is the removal of controversial NAFTA provisions that gave multi-national… Continue reading

  • Dec 4, 2017

Democracy’s cornerstone, a free press, is undermined by Trump’s cries of ‘fake news’ | Letter

Every time Trump proclaims something as “fake news,” he is attacking truth and the free press. If anyone has a problem with the truth, it’s… Continue reading

  • Nov 29, 2017

Voters need to expect more from elected officials than they got in 2017 | Letter

The 8th Congressional District needs to send change to Washington D.C. Little has been accomplished by Congress this year, even though the GOP controls both… Continue reading

  • Nov 29, 2017

Inspiring Veterans’ Day concert deserves applause | Letter

Thanks from an audience member who attended the Snoqualmie Elementary School Veterans’ Day concert.

  • Nov 13, 2017

Call your Congressman to stop Republican tax bill | Letter

I’m not sure what disturbs me more: Elected representatives who push a tax bill they tout will be relief for working class people, or gullible… Continue reading

  • Nov 6, 2017

Citizens’ quality of life has suffered with rapid development | Letter

The quality of life in Snoqualmie has decreased significantly in recent years due to rapid and unnecessary development. Snoqualmie does not currently have the water… Continue reading

  • Nov 1, 2017

Public safety is Gothelf’s priority; re-elect him to North Bend City Council | Letter

Today I am writing you to express my support of Alan Gothelf for North Bend City Council. Alan and I served for two years together… Continue reading

  • Nov 1, 2017

Siren restoration was funded by memorials, not Peterson estate | Letter

For those of you who haven’t seen the correction in the Snoqualmie Valley Record regarding the fire siren that blows at noon, please let me… Continue reading

  • Oct 31, 2017

Talent, qualifications, make Murphy good choice for King County Council, District 3 | Letter

Elect John Murphy. A few weeks ago, I had an opportunity to speak with John Murphy and his wife. John is running for Position 3… Continue reading

  • Oct 31, 2017

County Councilwoman Kathy Lambert is regular visitor to Valley communities | Letter

My husband and I moved to the Snoqualmie Valley 42 years ago on a windy November day. We made a deliberate choice to move to… Continue reading

  • Oct 30, 2017