Letter to the editor: Crossing party lines to vote for Janelle Cass

Editor: Recently, I attended a panel discussion at the Black Box Theatre at Edmonds College on drug addiction and public safety, organized by Janelle Cass, who is running for State Senate, District 21. I was surprised by what I learned from the thoughtful and articulate group of professionals assembled. You may think these issues aren’t…

Letter to the editor: Supporting Petra Bigea for 21st District

Editor: In the August 2 Primary and November 8 General Election, I will be voting for Ms. Petra Bigea, candidate for Washington State House of Representatives LD 21, Position 2. Petra supports policies that limit government spending, lower taxation, protect individual rights, reduce crime, attract high-paying jobs and end radical indoctrination of our precious children. …

Letter to the editor: Supporting Janelle Cass for State Senate

Editor: As we head into the Independence Day celebration this weekend, I have in the past, typically had a positive outlook on the future. That does not mean that I had no concerns in previous years, but this year feels quite different. This year I find my thoughts regularly occupied with the cost of living, feeling…

Letter to the editor: Marko Liias has been a disaster for 21st District

Editor: Marko Liias has been a disaster for the 21st Legislative District and for the state overall. Too often we focus on national news to the detriment of local civic government. I know I have. But our unique government was created to be close to the people, not overlords and not behemoths. Case in point…

Letter to the editor: Supporting Petra Bigea for 21st District legislative seat

Editor: I have become acquainted with Petra Bigea over several years while I studied government and participated in politics here in the 21st Legislative District. Petra understands the dangers of, and what can happen when, citizens are attracted to the allure of big government. Petra, like many others, believes our rights – even the very basic…

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…