Letter to the Editor: Thanks to all who supported the Goodwill Fill the Truck event

Dear Edmonds, Lynnwood, and Mountlake Terrace Community Members: The Meadowdale High School Key Club would like to thank you so much for your tremendous support during our recent Saturday, Sept. 19 Goodwill Fill the Truck event. Because of your generous donations, we were able to fill two trucks! The funds will help the Key Club…

Letter to the editor: Supporting Cassandra Lopez-Shaw for Superior Court judge

Dear Editor, I am writing to express my support for Cassandra Lopez-Shaw for Snohomish County Superior Court Judge. As a local Professional Firefighter, I believe that public service is important. Cassandra comes from a military family. Her husband is a Marine Corps veteran and their two children wear the uniform of our armed services, serving in…

Letter to the Editor: Larsen should be praised for supporting Post Office

Dear Editor, The valiant efforts of local lawmakers should be applauded for actions to slow the blatant assault on our Post Office and on our free elections that seem to be taking place on a daily basis by the man who currently occupies the White House. Congressman Rick Larsen and Eastside Rep. Suzan DelBene joined labor…

Letter to the editor: Responding to mayor’s veto of tax relief

Editor: Disappointed is an understatement regarding the mayor’s veto of a very small tax relief ordinance to aid the struggling people of Lynnwood. But also disappointing is the misrepresentations about how this compassionate ordinance was passed. Lynnwood expects to receive around $1.188 million in CARES Act funds. Only about $200,000 will go to support about…

Letter to the editor: One student’s view on school district response to coronavirus

Editor: The Edmonds School District was not prepared for the Coronavirus (COVID-19) because they underestimated the disease. They didn’t designate a way for students to continue to their education if the disease got worse, and it did. When more than one case was diagnosed in Washington and the state eventually became the most infected state…

Letter to the editor: Vote no on Feb. 11 Edmonds School District bond and levy

Editor: Over the next few days every householder in the Edmonds School District will receive a ballot for an Edmonds School District bond and levy with ballots due by Feb. 11.  This nearly three-quarter-billion-dollar proposal is an unprecedented number that will result in significant increases to your Snohomish County property tax bill that you will…

Letter to the editor: A thank you to our patients

Editor: After more than 28 years serving Edmonds and the greater Edmonds area, I will be closing my solo family medical practice at the end of December 2019. Words cannot express how grateful I am to be a part of this wonderful greater Edmonds community and for the support and love that so many of…

Letter to the editor: Why I’m voting for Juliet Altamirano-Crosby

Dear Editor, As a former Lynnwood City Councilmember for 16 years…it gives me great pleasure to endorse Julieta Altamirano-Crosby for Position 5 on the Lynnwood City Council. Julieta is well educated, highly motivated and truly desires to see Lynnwood reach its full potential going forward. You will find her to be an attentive listener to…

Letter to the Editor: Nick Coelho will be a new voice for Lynnwood

Dear Editor, I am writing to shine a light on a new voice in Lynnwood that will make sure all residents are heard with honesty and integrity. I campaigned alongside Nick Coelho this Summer, and in the time that I have known him, he has consistently shown himself to be a strong advocate of smart…

Letter to the editor: In support of Anna Alexander for judge

Dear Editor: I have known Anna Alexander for over 25 years, both in her capacity as a neighbor and friend, and in her capacity as a legal professional. Given what I know about Anna as a person, lawyer, volunteer, and pro-tem judge, I will not hesitate to cast my vote for Anna Alexander this November….

Letter to the editor: Shannon Sessions deserves another term on city council

Dear Editor, Shannon Sessions belongs on the Lynnwood City Council again. Her integrity, her leadership and her character qualities are exceptional. I served for a season on the Lynnwood City Council and understand the complexity of the job.  Shannon has the temperament, the emotional bandwidth and real life experience to handle the difficult decisions that…

Letter to the editor: Anna Alexander the right candidate for Superior Court judge

Editor: As a judge and former colleague, I strongly recommend Anna Alexander for Superior Court Judge. I believe Anna is the right candidate because of her integrity and her diverse experience. I first met Anna Alexander while we were both law students at the University of Washington School of Law, where, at age 19, Anna…

Letter to the editor: Thank you to Zero Waste volunteers at Taste Edmonds

Editor: We want to thank all the volunteers who came to Taste Edmonds to help staff the Zero Waste Stations. Students from Edmonds Community College, community members, graduates from the wonderful WSU Extension Sustainable Community Stewards program, plus all the appreciative patrons together managed to divert much material from going to the landfill. Food scraps,…

A letter to the community From Lynnwood’s Public Works Director

Dear Friends: We have just come through one of the most challenging weather events that I’ve seen in my 28 years with the City of Lynnwood. We experienced 10 straight days of freezing temperatures and multiple snowfalls resulting in over a foot of accumulated snow. An event of this magnitude put considerable strain on our…

Letter to the editor: Make Lynnwood City Center more pedestrian-friendly

Dear Lynnwood City Council: PLEASE, if you expect more transit riders and pedestrians (as you have expressed recently) consider what Lynnwood is like for pedestrians. Lynnwood City Center is completely car-centric. Pedestrians are merely a nuisance to the majority of Lynnwood right now. I traverse Lynnwood on foot daily. You allowed City Center at Lynnwood…

Letter to the editor: Don’t deny our right to peacefully demonstrate

Local pastor and former Lynnwood City Council president M. Christopher Boyer wrote the below letter to Lynnwood Today after the Washington Poor People’s Campaign was denied permits for a peaceful demonstration on Monday, May 28. According to Rev. Bianca Davis-Lovelace, organizer for the Washington Poor People’s Campaign, government officials and police department representatives denied their…

Letter to the editor: We need to listen to our kids to keep them safe

Lynnwood resident Joe Julian submitted this Letter to the Editor in response to a recent letter regarding safety by Edmonds School District Superintendent Kris McDuffy. Read McDuffy’s letter by clicking here. Dear Editor: Safety is important, to be sure, but it’s a treatment of a symptom. This child in Texas felt at a complete loss…

Letter to the editor: Much to enjoy about talented Dynamite Limbo

Editor: Living at Lynnwood’s Alderwood Court, a Shag independent-living apartment complex, does have its perks. We older folks had the chance to enjoy one of those special treats on another Thursday afternoon. Even though no one actually got up to dance, a lot of feet were tapping to the vibrant music of the acoustic performance…

Letter to the editor: Vote yes on Library Levy Prop 1

Editor: As a lifelong library user and concerned citizen of Snohomish County, I urge you to vote “Yes” on April 24th for the Library Levy Prop. 1. Libraries are essential to healthy, thriving communities. People of all ages and backgrounds enjoy and depend on the services offered at their community library. Children and teens benefit…

Letter to the editor: Support our teachers — vote yes for the replacement levy

Dear Editor:   We are so fortunate to have one of the finest school districts in the state. The educational programs, special services and extra-curricular activities that are provided for our students continue to receive top honors and awards for excellent achievements.    A primary reason for the success of our programs is the fact…