Is this thing on? | Editor’s note

Letters to the editor saw issues in past weeks.

  • Friday, March 29, 2019 11:57am
  • Opinion

What is the deal with technology?

While it makes our lives easier and more streamlined on an hour-by-hour basis in today’s modern world, it really messes up the simplest of things when it stops working.

Last week, we learned that our letters submission system through the Valley Record website was not sending the letters to where they needed to be. The same was true with a few other Eastside publications.

Here I was just thinking everything was wonderful in the Valley and people were feeling “meh” about everything – neither happy nor frustrated enough to put pen to paper (or digits to keyboard, in this case) and get a letter out to the editor.

Meanwhile, there were frustrated readers and letter writers out in our community wondering why their letters aren’t running and cursing our editorial team.

Rest assured, we’ve solved the problem. A test – performed by yours truly just now – leaves me confident that letters are again coming to me from the website.

If we’ve missed your letter and the issue is still pertinent and timely, please feel free to resend it.

In the future, please know that if your letter is not reaching the page or the website, you can email me directly at editor@valleyrecord.com to ask for a status update.

For now, all is again right with the world at the Valley Record. I look forward to reading and publishing your letters again.

And thank you for reading.

Corey Morris is the regional editor of the Valley Record. He can be reached via email at editor@valleyrecord.com.

More in Opinion

Facts are too important to ignore | Editorial

Why the Snoqualmie councilmembers’ letter was not published this week.

Publisher’s decision to limit eBook access is bad news for library patrons

What’s at stake is the issue of digital equity and access.

Transparency, accountability too important to sacrifice | EDITORIAL

Snoqualmie’s public records policy saves a buck at the cost of core American principles.

Pappas says farewell to the Record | Column

Departing reporter Evan Pappas recounts his time at the Record.

Democracies are dying – follow up to ‘Friendly Fascism’ discussion | Column

A column by local political activist Roger Ledbetter.

Former Gov. Gary Locke discusses the importance of an accurate census count. Samantha Pak/staff photo
The importance of being counted | Windows and Mirrors

The 2020 Census is coming and that can greatly affect everything from government representation and federal funding.

Proud to be themselves | Windows and Mirrors

June is Pride month and PFLAG Bellevue Eastside has been supporting the local LGBTQ+ community since 1996.

Governor’s watch: timing is everything

Inslee, possible candidates eye 2020 race

I’m still warning about fascism — and now it’s no longer friendly

A political column written by Snoqualmie resident Roger Ledbetter.

Photo courtesy of Nick Wold/Mercer Island High School
                                Students from Mercer Island High School’s Margins program met with various nonprofit organizations in Los Angeles, including Watts Towers, where they speak with a representative about the organization’s sustainable garden.
Closing the margins | Windows and Mirrors

How a program at Mercer Island High School is helping students affect social change.

Legislature: History, investigations and new laws

The 2019 session of the Legislature included controversy, compromise, surprise, new law and more.

Guy Palumbo (left) and Derek Stanford
With Palumbo out, capital gains tax gets real for Democrats

His successor could be the vote leaders need. But with elections in 2020, tax may be off the table.