Letter to the editor: Vote for Brett Rogers, Snohomish County Prosecutor

Editor: We are at a critical crossroads concerning public safety in the county. We’ve seen our communities deteriorate bit by bit over time. Earnest Hemingway once said, “It happened gradually, and then suddenly”. Yes, we suddenly find ourselves deep in it. About five years ago, along with a group of caring folks, I helped clean…

Letter to the editor: We’re still working to help displaced animals in Ukraine

Editor: Thank you for Lynnwood Today’s coverage of the plight of abandoned companion animals in Ukraine. Your articles triggered an avalanche of emails of people wanting to help. Tana and I went into this journey thinking our mission was simple…we’d walk some dogs and take care of some cats that needed some love. But the contacts…

Letter to the editor: Why I’m supporting Jason Call for Congress

Editor: Great news everyone! I’m happy to announce that Jason Call, a real progressive candidate with bona fide activist roots, is running in the WA-02 district, which includes Edmonds, Lynnwood and Mountlake Terrace. He, like most voters, understands the gravity of climate change, supports Medicare for All, and most importantly, funds solely via small-dollar donations….

Letter to the editor: Nurse staffing ratios don’t work and endanger lives

Editor: Having been a nurse in California when they instituted nurse staffing ratios, I have a good perspective on what would happen if Washington passed HB 1868. Just like in California, the continuing shortage of nurses and the inflexibility of the ratios would delay and restrict care here. Simply put, units will close, and people will…

Letter to the editor: Please support our schools

Editor: Voters in the Edmonds School District will soon be receiving a ballot (due Feb. 8) for the district’s Education Programs & Operations Levy. This is not a new tax!  Every four years the district must ask voters to renew the existing levy that covers essential staff, materials, and programs that are not funded by…

Letter to the editor: Thanks to all who donated to the CASA giving trees

Editor: Every Christmas, the Rotary Club of Edmonds manages four gift-giving trees to support the Snohomish County CASA (Court-Appointed Special Advocates for Children) and the Volunteer Guardian ad Litem (VGAL) program. This long-standing Rotary project allows CASA advocates the ability to provide gifts for infants, children or teens who are victims of alleged sexual abuse,…

Letter to the editor: Lynnwood mayor-elect supports county sales tax to address homelessness

In light of the Snohomish County Council’s pending vote Wednesday on a proposed 0.1% sales tax increase to create affordable housing, Lynnwood Mayor-elect Christine Frizzell submitted the following letter to the county council, with permission to publish here. Dear County Council Members: HB 1590 “Allowing the local sales and use tax for affordable housing to be…

Letter to the editor: Supporting Christine Frizzell for mayor

Editor: I write today in support of the candidacy of Christine Frizzell for Mayor of Lynnwood. In my opinion, there is no other candidate as qualified as Christine to be mayor. In her years of professional accounting experience, she is unmatched as a wise budgeter and controller of finances. She has helped innumerable private clients to…

From the Publisher’s Desk: You can tell it’s election season

Dear readers: Every two years, we have city elections and every two years, I see the following behavior as the ballots hit mailboxes: — A flurry of letters to the editor from supporters about candidates’ accomplishments or opponents of certain candidates about their wrongdoings. — Accusations of campaign signs being stolen or vandalized. — Comments…

Letter to the editor: City council candidate Naz Lashgari represents future of Lynnwood

Editor: I’ve had the pleasure of meeting and working with Naz Lashgari for the past several years. Naz has shown not only a deep understanding of Lynnwood, but also an equivalent understanding of our underrepresented community members. Naz will bring her unique perspective as well as her longtime  volunteer experience with her to her council…

Letter to the editor: Jim Smith committed to protecting Lynnwood neighborhoods

Editor: I am writing in support of Jim Smith for the next mayor of Lynnwood. I have read up on our three candidates, and while I believe they are all upstanding people acting in good faith, Jim Smith is the person taking most seriously the concerns of long-term residents concerned about the impacts of rapid…

Letter to the editor: Christine Frizzell best choice for Lynnwood mayor

Editor: In a few short weeks, the residents of Lynnwood will once again have the opportunity to vote their choice for the next mayor of Lynnwood. We will wish Mayor Smith a happy retirement and welcome her successor for the next four years. Currently the record shows we have three candidates running for the Mayor…

Letter to the editor: Levy will address aging, overcapacity school buildings

Dear Editor, Now that kids are going back into in-person learning, it is time to bring attention to our aging and overcapacity school buildings. The Edmonds School District (serving over 20,000 students in Brier, Edmonds, Lynnwood, Mountlake Terrace, and Woodway) is asking voters to support our schools with the Capital Levy in the April 27…

Letter to the editor: It’s time to support our public schools

Editor: Voters in the Edmonds School District will soon be receiving ballots with a Capital Levy proposal to maintain a steady, local education tax rate over the next six years. I hope you will join me with an enthusiastic “yes” vote! We have all seen our southwest Snohomish County region continue to grow, even through…

Letter to the editor: The holiday spirit is alive in the community

Editor: Every year the Rotary Club of Edmonds provides gift giving trees to support the Snohomish County CASA (Court-Appointed Special Advocates for Children) and the Volunteer Guardian ad Litem Programs (VGAL). These programs provide court-appointed special advocates for children who are victims or alleged victims of sexual abuse, physical abuse, or neglect. This year, we had…

Letter to the editor: Logan’s third term as PUD commission president violates the rules

Editor: It’s true, contrary to precedent, protocol, and procedure as verified on the SnoPUD Commission Website, Sid Logan on Dec. 1 voted for himself again as president of the Snohomish Public Utility Commission; 2021 would make the third year as president, clearly prohibited by commission procedures.  According to the stated policy on the SnoPUD Commission website,…