Letter to the editor: Act to save Picnic Point

Editor: Picnic Point forest, and with it, Picnic Point Creek and Puget Sound, is endangered! A developer plans 112 homes, now called Frognal Estates, aka Horseman’s Trails, upon these steep slopes within this treacherous slide zone. This conifer forest guards Picnic Point Creek where endangered Chinook salmon and threatened silver salmon spawn. It harbors an…

Letter to the Editor: Strom Peterson understands complexities of school funding

Dear Editor, As a parent I have learned how much our local elected officials impact the lives of our children and our families. For that reason, I am excited that Strom Peterson, local Edmonds City Council Member, chose to run for the State House of Representatives seat being vacated by Rep Mary Helen Roberts. I…

Letter to the Editor: Don’t wait until September, fire lawmakers in August

Dear Editor: State lawmakers admitted they failed to follow the Supreme Court’s order to fund our children’s education. This was after the Court originally found lawmakers in violation of our State’s constitution back in 2012. Our children’s future can’t wait any longer. Do Democrats and Republicans think they can continue kicking the can down the…

Letter to the Editor: Let’s prevent gun murder

Dear Editor: I’ve heard the suspect in the recent SPU shootings was a student at Edmonds Homeschool Resource Center, now known as Edmonds Heights, where my children have attended school since fall of 2003. The shooter’s two years older than my oldest daughter. They went to school together. I have to ask: how many more…

Letter to the Editor: A not-so-personal Christmas greeting

Dear Editor: Alone on Christmas morning I fired up my computer to see if there were any messages. Lo and behold there was a Christmas greeting from a relative who lives far away, but still a relative with very close blood ties. Somehow, a Christmas greeting that says “to you and 30 others” does not…