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…

Letter to the editor: YWCA thanks community organizations for their support

Editor: Over the holidays and through the end of 2017, YWCA’s Snohomish County community stepped up for our clients in a big way. Some highlights include: 170 families and 20 adults were served through our Adopt-A-Family program. Businesses like Norwest Kitchen and Remodel, Acura of Lynnwood, Symetrix, Pacific Medical Clinic, and Pur Skin Clinic in…

Letter to the Editor: I support Cathy Baylor for Edmonds School Board

Editor: Cathy Baylor is an excellent candidate for the Edmonds School District Board of Directors. I’d like to tell you why I am voting for her. I first met Cathy Baylor at a candidate’s meeting where she was seeking an endorsement. She answered the questions thoughtfully. Each of her responses included the aspect of inclusion…

Letter to the editor: Let’s all be safe out there

Dear Editor: I’ve had the opportunity recently to visit nearly every school in the district, as students were either arriving at school or leaving. And so I’ve become aware of some very unsafe traffic situations at some of our schools. Yesterday I witnessed a “close call” involving a parent leaving a school and an early…

Letter to the editor: Cathy Baylor an ideal candidate for school board

Editor: Cathy Baylor is the best choice for Edmonds school board in the upcoming election. Having known her for years, I can testify that she is motivated by a genuine desire to make this world a better place. An educator herself, she has a decades-long track record of involvement with education within the Edmonds School…

Letter to the Editor: Vote for Deborah Kilgore for School District Director

Dear Editor: I’m writing to ask people to vote for Deborah Kilgore for Edmonds School Director, District 4. Deb is a leader in every sense of the word. When she was PTO president, she respected every person who volunteered with us. She found out what they wanted to do, listened to their ideas, and made…

Letter to the editor: Vote for Cathy Baylor for Edmonds School Board

Editor: I encourage you to vote for Cathy Baylor for the Edmonds School Board, Position 4.  I’ve know Cathy for many years.  She comes with solid teaching and leadership credentials.  I think what strikes me most prominently are her people skills. She listens, seeks to understand, synthesizes multiple points of view and compromises to find…

Letter to the editor: Every child deserves a hot school lunch

Dear Editor: I went to a school board meeting last night. The hot topic? HOT SCHOOL LUNCHES!!! Many schools carry “lunch room debt” throughout the year, and how this debt has or hasn’t been dealt with has been the subject of a great deal of press across the country. Last spring, our school board decided…