Letters to the Editor

Let’s continue to study safe injection sites to combat opioid addiction | Letter

These sites reduce opioid deaths and also offer other medical services.

  • Mar 7, 2018

Bellevue needs terrific pool facility

To have a terrific pool facility that will serve all ages is good for the Eastside.

  • Mar 6, 2018

Senior lives matter too | Letter

You’re killing the geese who laid the golden eggs for the last five-plus decades.

  • Mar 5, 2018

Thank you for support of Bellevue school levies | Letter

A letter from Superintendent Dr. Ivan Duran.

  • Feb 23, 2018

Time to update the PRA | Letter

I am a public employee working at Bellevue College. I’m writing to express my concern about public records requests for public employees’ birth dates. Several… Continue reading

  • Feb 11, 2018

Mandates, taxes and levies, oh my! | Letter

In January 2012, the Washington State Supreme Court ruled unanimously that the State of Washington was violating the constitutional rights of children by failing to… Continue reading

  • Feb 10, 2018

Shameful Senate action | Letter

The Senate decided DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) was more important than passage of a budget, therefore, at least temporarily, shutting down the government.… Continue reading

  • Jan 27, 2018

No on Bellevue School District propositions | Letter

When will government ever learn to live within their means? While the Bellevue School District can claim they have not raised the tax levy rate… Continue reading

  • Jan 26, 2018

State leaders flex anti-Trumpism muscles | Letter

Gov. Jay Inslee and Attorney General Bob Ferguson do not appear to be interested in abiding by or enforcing federal law. They are more interested… Continue reading

  • Jan 21, 2018

Can’t disagree with Trump’s ‘sh**hole’ comment | Letter

All this angst over President Donald Trump’s purported statements regarding immigration, ignores his likely reason for doing so. No one can reasonably disagree with classifying… Continue reading

  • Jan 21, 2018

Funk is wrong in PSE criticism | Letter

I read Steve Funk’s letter to the Reporter with interest. Funk’s only stated expertise in criticizing Puget Sound Energy’s Energize Eastside is being a former… Continue reading

  • Jan 21, 2018

Scary minutes in Hawaii | Letter

How much longer do we, as a nation have to put up with a doomsday threat from North Korea? We all breathed a sigh of… Continue reading

  • Jan 21, 2018

‘Overwhelming’ attendance at Muslim, immigrant safety event | Letter

Last year, the Muslim Community and Neighborhood Association organized a Muslim safety forum with the Bellevue Police Department and police departments from Redmond, Issaquah, Sammamish,… Continue reading

  • Jan 20, 2018

Bellevue’s energy dilemma | Letter

The city of Bellevue is facing a major decision within the next few months. The city’s hearing examiner and the City Council will evaluate the… Continue reading

  • Jan 14, 2018

Region deserves better than 3-county albatross | Letter

Regarding Bill Hirt’s letter (Jan. 5) on Sound Transit. Sadly, Sound Transit stopped being about “transit” long ago. Now Sound Transit is mostly about maintaining… Continue reading

  • Jan 13, 2018

The Seattle Sockeyes should replace Seahawks | Letter

Regarding the Reporter’s illustration in the Jan. 5 issue, the “less traveled” road to renewal for the Seattle Seahawks lies in a visit to the… Continue reading

  • Jan 12, 2018

State’s marijuana law stinks | Letter

Since Washington state’s marijuana law was enacted, a neighbor has been growing marijuana in the basement. Strong skunk-like fumes are being vented into the neighborhood… Continue reading

  • Jan 1, 2018

Home care founder’s vision in action | Letter

As our 35th anniversary year comes to an end, we want to reflect on the great impact of our founder, Jean Griswold. In 1982, the… Continue reading

  • Dec 30, 2017

Concerns with Bellevue School District’s objectives | Letter

The following is an open letter to the Bellevue School District Board: In reviewing the most recent “achievement reports” presented to the board by the… Continue reading

  • Dec 30, 2017

Pedestrians on Bellevue sidewalks should speak up | Letter

My wife and I walk early in the morning almost every day in the Northtowne area of Bellevue. At this time of the year it… Continue reading

  • Dec 8, 2017