Letters to the Editor - January 30, 2017

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According to, one in five Americans have a mental health condition in a given year. I’m very interested in mental health because the illness is generational in my family; and I’ve had to cope with it myself. Once I had a job selling medicines for bipolar, OCD and ADHD.  In coping, not only do you need to find a good doctor for treatment – and they’re very hard to come by – but you have to deal with the sickening cultural shame “or “stigma” of the disorder.  

It’s very important to talk about mental disorders to remove the shame of them. We are so lucky that EvergreenHealth is stepping up to the challenge. On Thursday, February 2nd, 6-8 p.m., Evergreen is hosting a free “Community Conversation to End Mental Illness Stigma” event. It’s my deep hope, that the more people who register and turn out, the greater the chance CEO Bob Malte will be inclined to provide a much needed Behavioral Health Clinic in Redmond or Kirkland.  Please tell your friends and neighbors – the room capacity is 150. To register, get directions, and ask questions, call one of EvergreenHealth’s friendly receptionists at 425-899-3000. Please, please call them. The conversation is bound to be lively!      
Bob Yoder

Letters to the Editor - January 16, 2017

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Kudos to our City Council member Paula Waters, as well as the committed partners at 21 Acres and Northwest SEED, for their leading efforts to bring solar into our community through the Solarize Woodinville Campaign.

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Letters to the Editor - January 9, 2017

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A couple weeks back, there was an article about the Woodinville HS Wrestling Team supporting other Woodinville HS  teams by attending their games. I must say, I liked hearing that!

Supporting Woodinville sports is great fun, a great value, a way of meeting other Woodinville people and the right thing to do. I hope what the wrestling team did inspires all of us to attend more events.  Additionally, I’d love to  see The Woodinville Weekly  post “This Week’s HS Sports Schedule” in every paper. Go Falcons!

Peter Beers

Letters to the Editor - 12/12/16

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Bothell Mosque
I am responding to Kathy Peterson’s rant regarding the Bothell Mosque article.  It seems you, Kathy, are misinforming the readership.  You obviously missed one of Donald Trump’s public speeches broadcast on TV stations with him spewing what his kingdom will be like, like an episode of House of Cards. His version of Season 6?

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