Letters To The Editor

Bellevue City Council should declare Bellevue a sanctuary city | Letter

The recent executive order promulgated by President Trump and his administration —…

  • Feb 24th, 2017


House bills will endanger firearm owners | Letter

As written to my 48th District representatives and senator: There are two…

  • Feb 19th, 2017


Why isn’t Bellevue Council mandating viable parking solution? | Letter

Can someone explain to me why is it that the Mercer Island…

  • Feb 18th, 2017


Bellevue University Bookstore closure is a loss | Letter

It was a sad and sorry day for Bellevue when the University…

  • Feb 16th, 2017

Basic facts about Affordable Care Act | Letter

A recent letter writer should revisit a few basic facts about the…

  • Feb 16th, 2017

DeVos does not have students’ best interests in mind | Letter

I am a student at Western Washington University and a graduate from…

  • Feb 10th, 2017

Finding a home for the homeless in Bellevue | Letter

Here is an uplifting story of how one-on-one support and team effort…

  • Feb 9th, 2017

Bellevue’s response to mosque fire should serve as example to world | Letter

This is regarding the letter to the editor in the Jan. 20…

  • Feb 7th, 2017

No urban freeway could be built faster than light rail | Letter

Your Jan. 13 opinion page led off with a citizen’s letter proposing…

  • Feb 7th, 2017

Be considerate of opposing voices | Letter

We’re living in a time in which our country is very divided.…

  • Feb 6th, 2017

Veterans, beware of not-so-easy discount at Bellevue Home Depot | Letter

I was recently at Home Depot in Bellevue and when I was…

  • Feb 6th, 2017

Nearby employees take over Bellevue park and ride parking, enforcement needed | Letter

In the article about the loss of commuter parking stalls due to…

  • Feb 5th, 2017

Disappointed in energy bill failure | Letter

I have appreciated the Bellevue Reporter’s coverage of the importance of conservation…

  • Feb 4th, 2017

Transportation agenda doesn’t meet our needs, but new freeway may | Letter

You reported on the recent meeting of our elected officials on Eastside…

  • Feb 3rd, 2017

Puget Sound Energy fails to prove local need for Energize Eastside | Letter

Puget Sound Energy claims that the Eastside transmission grid is running out…

  • Feb 3rd, 2017

Fire Station 10 process does not protect Bellevue neighborhoods | Letter

In every Bellevue City Council candidates forum that I have attended since…

  • Jan 6th, 2017

Bellevue homeless shelter: Apples and oranges | Letter

In the Dec 16 Reporter, a writer expressed her support for the…

  • Jan 6th, 2017

Time to create better plan to combat homelessness in Bellevue | Letter

You can’t be all things to all people and be effective. Congregations…

  • Jan 6th, 2017

Applaud Bellevue for planning homeless men’s shelter | Letter

As a longtime Eastgate resident, I support and applaud our council members…

  • Dec 16th, 2016

Magnet attracting more homeless to Bellevue? | Letter

While the proposed Eastside men’s shelter location near Bellevue College would seem…

  • Dec 11th, 2016

Something fishy going on with PSE | Letter

Who is regulating Puget Sound Energy? The claims regarding Energize Eastside simply…

  • Dec 10th, 2016

Holiday gift idea: Help hungry kids | Letter

Thank you for publishing the letter to consider giving to our local…

  • Dec 9th, 2016

How much more evil can we expect? | Letter

I have a message for Donald Trump in regard to flag burning.…

  • Dec 5th, 2016

Suck it up, buttercup | Letter

Elections have consequences. So said Barack Obama eight years ago. We just…

  • Dec 4th, 2016

Take back our country | Letter

Only in America and I mean only in America, can a majority…

  • Dec 3rd, 2016

Holiday gift for you to consider | Letter

As most people start shopping for Christmas gifts, here is another thought…

  • Dec 2nd, 2016

Teaching to hate | Letter

Will it ever stop? Back in the 1940s and 1950s, Southern white…

  • Nov 20th, 2016

Act of kindness gives faith in humanity | Letter

My wife, Emma, accidentally lost her wallet recently around 10 a.m. in…

  • Nov 29th, 2016

Bellevue should form America Assimilation Network | Letter

You reported that Bellevue has a “Diversity Initiative” and a Diversity Advisory…

  • Nov 18th, 2016

Potential men’s homeless shelter in Bellevue needs more analysis | Letter

I wrote the following to Next Door regarding the men’s homeless shelter…

  • Nov 18th, 2016

Thank you, Bellevue School District | Letter

This year I have children in three different schools: Puesta del Sol…

  • Nov 18th, 2016

Bellevue Council needs to review land use codes | Letter

During a recent public meeting on the Verizon Cell units project (16-129655-LA),…

  • Nov 18th, 2016

Transfer Station project in Bellevue is outrageous | Letter

There are several businesses on Southeast 32nd Street in Bellevue (right next…

  • Nov 18th, 2016

Thank you for supporting veterans | Letter

I would like to thank the Bellevue community for their generosity during…

  • Nov 18th, 2016

Lawmakers should restore Medicaid coverage of hearing aids | Letter

Thank you for covering the Oct. 10 candidates forum at the North…

  • Nov 17th, 2016

Tateuchi Center contributors should fund affordable housing | Letter

When I read about the $10 million gift matched dollar for dollar…

  • Nov 17th, 2016

Oppose Bellevue’s decision to seize homes | Letter

The city of Bellevue is planning to seize several homes in a…

  • Nov 17th, 2016

Health impact of climate change obligates us to support I-732 | Letter

Voting yes on I-732 will be the clarion call across the state…

  • Nov 4th, 2016

Litzow pledges to ensure state invests in early childhood education | Letter

As a local high schooler who will be heading off to college…

  • Nov 4th, 2016

‘Yes’ for a safer Bellevue | Letter

Bellevue’s rapid growth is straining fire facilities and first-rate response times. Downtown…

  • Nov 4th, 2016

Re-elect Justice Charlie Wiggins | Letter

As a former King County Superior Court judge, I urge you to…

  • Nov 4th, 2016

Mayor urges: Vote yes on Bellevue Propositions 1 and 2 | Letter

This November, Bellevue residents have the opportunity to make Bellevue a safer, more enjoyable place for everyone to live, work, and play.

  • Oct 27th, 2016

Bellevue Councilmember: Vote no on Sound Transit 3 | Letter

Do you want to create a giant public entity that is larger than many governments with a pre-authorized blank check of $54 billion

  • Oct 27th, 2016

Vote no on Bellevue Proposition 2 | Letter

Bellevue’s Proposition 2 will provide a revenue stream that the City Council may choose to use in any way they want.

  • Oct 27th, 2016

Vote for Initiative 1491 | Letter

Washingtonians, please vote for Initiative 1491, a measure that could prevent future tragedies by allowing family members to ask a judge to temporarily suspend

  • Oct 27th, 2016

Behind Reykdal for OSPI | Letter

With all of the hoopla around the upcoming elections, it’s easy for a very important race to be missed.

  • Oct 27th, 2016

Litzow led charge on public schools investment | Letter

When Washingtonians asked for a high quality education system, Litzow answered.

  • Oct 27th, 2016

Litzow has played games with kids’ future | Letter

As a parent of a high schooler and a middle schooler in south Bellevue, I have been advocating for public schools for over a decade.

  • Oct 27th, 2016

Wellman is just another bureaucrat | Letter

The last thing the Eastside needs is poor leadership – which is exactly what you get with Lisa Wellman.

  • Oct 27th, 2016

PSE reluctant to provide answers | Letter

Nowhere in the Energize Eastside literature are there facts about how much our area’s electricity reliability will improve

  • Mar 25th, 2016