Letter to the editor: Time for art on Van Ry Boulevard

Editor: Imagine during this transition period if Terrace Station 1&2,  on Van Ry Boulevard,  was developed as a temporary public gallery of the arts! Those large empty spaces could be for installation art or possibly a location for the ongoing creation of a large format sculpture. Vizualise something that would capture the public’s imagination and…

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 MLTnews’ 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 that…

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: Support pediatric clinic locating at Atlas 236

Editor: The Richmond Pediatrics Clinic meets the Mountlake Terrace and surrounding area’s need for high-caliber pediatric and adolescent care. For more than 50 years, Richmond Pediatrics Clinic has provided high-quality, compassionate care. They currently have a staff of over 25 members, including 7 doctors. Richmond Pediatrics Clinic wants to locate very near Terrace Park School…

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,…

Letter to the editor: Have your say during Snohomish County airport planning process

Editor: The Snohomish County Council approved the revival of the Airport Commission in 2017 and selected its appointees in 2018. One major role that the 13-member commission (comprised of one person from each of the county’s five council districts, three from the airport tenant community, three from the business community and two from the county…

Letter to the editor: Stealing a yard sign is a low blow

Editor: I have lived in this quiet neighborhood of Mountlake Terrace for a little over 10 years. Before that I have lived in Seattle; New York City; Section, Alabama and Newport, Kentucky. Overall it has been a very pleasant place to live. My immediate neighbors are lovely people. Neighbors from farther away that I have…

Letter to the editor: As a judge, I’m supporting Cassandra Lopez Shaw for Superior Court

Dear editor, As a judge and former colleague, I strongly recommend Cassandra Lopez Shaw for Superior Court Judge.  Cassandra’s exceptional professional qualifications, her unwavering moral compass and experience successfully representing families and children under the most difficult circumstances make her the clear choice for voters. Cassandra inspires me with her grit and determination: As her…