Letters to the Editor

Janice Zahn has vision that Bellevue needs | Letter

I am writing to express my endorsement for Janice Zahn’s election to the Bellevue City Council. Janice has the integrity and the vision that our… Continue reading

  • Oct 6, 2017

My-Linh’s skills and voice are valued | Letter

My-Linh Thai is running to retain her seat on the Bellevue School Board, District 5. Having been a parent, community member and teacher in the… Continue reading

  • Oct 6, 2017

Football has turned into a political arena | Letter

I realize it was unbearably hot in Tennessee, but maybe the Seahawks should spend their effort working on plays and their effectiveness on the field… Continue reading

  • Oct 1, 2017

Seattle Times got Bellevue Council Position 6 endorsement wrong | Letter

After reading the Seattle Times endorsement for Bellevue City Council Position 6, I was sure they had the title of the article wrong. The article… Continue reading

  • Oct 1, 2017

Nieuwenhuis committed to Bellevue | Letter

I am writing in support of Jared Nieuwenhuis in his race for Bellevue City Council, Position 4. I have known Jared both personally and professionally… Continue reading

  • Oct 1, 2017

World War II figure inflated | Letter

In a letter to the Bellevue Reporter dated Sept. 22, the writer took issue with professional athletes “taking a knee” during playing of the national… Continue reading

  • Sep 30, 2017

Unimpressed with crop of Bellevue Council candidates | Letter

Now is the time of year that faithful devotees write in with gushing praise for their council candidate friends. Having just sat through two hours… Continue reading

  • Sep 30, 2017

Signs, signs, everywhere a sign | Letter

As I travel daily, I see a multitude of campaign posters all over the streets. Is there another election day coming up or have all… Continue reading

  • Sep 11, 2017

Walmart bagging system is useless | Letter

Walmart uses a carousel method of giving customers their purchases. Cashiers move on to the next customer before ensuring the customer gets all of their… Continue reading

  • Sep 11, 2017

Grein would bring breath of fresh air to Bellevue City Council | Letter

I have been a resident of the Bellevue area for 25 years. Randy Grein is a breath of fresh air needed on the Bellevue City… Continue reading

  • Sep 10, 2017

Tired of media, politicians giving credibility to hate groups | Letter

I am sick and tired of the news media, politicians and anyone else who can get a bully pulpit, giving creditability to the different misfit… Continue reading

  • Sep 10, 2017

Urge Smith to cosponsor Reach Act | Letter

As a development professional in the areas of education and well-being, I often meet vulnerable people. During interviews with children and their mothers in the… Continue reading

  • Sep 9, 2017

Reporter should not be remiss in reporting American spirit | Letter

I was surprised and disappointed that the Bellevue Reporter failed to report on the 13th annual Jubilee Service Day that took place on Saturday, Aug.… Continue reading

  • Sep 9, 2017

Statues of Confederate leaders are offensive | Letter

Bert Dybdahl recently wrote, and the Bellevue Reporter published a letter, arguing that statues of traitorous defenders of slavery should remain in place because to… Continue reading

  • Sep 8, 2017

Statues should have been destroyed long ago | Letter

Regarding the recent letter, “Let the statues remain.” Those statues were erected long after the Civil War ended. They were built to intimidate people of… Continue reading

  • Sep 8, 2017

Bellevue Downtown Park is not truly accessible for all | Letter

Ironically, the only children who don’t have fair access to the new accessible Downtown Bellevue Park are children who require walkers or wheelchairs. The main… Continue reading

  • Sep 4, 2017

Let the statues remain where they are | Letter

As ugly as slavery was, we should not attempt to rewrite history by removing statues of those who fought to preserve it. Only in a… Continue reading

  • Sep 2, 2017

New Bellevue hotel has ugly roof | Letter

Marriott’s AC Hotel opened on Northeast 4th Street in Downtown Bellevue this week. It looks nice — from street level. But it’s not a tall… Continue reading

  • Sep 1, 2017

Steven Fricke is Bellevue sports hero | Letter

Steven Fricke has stepped up to run for Bellevue City Council. There are few better suited to serve mainstream Bellevue than Steve. He sees the… Continue reading

  • Aug 25, 2017

Global improvements begin within our borders | Letter

With the recent debates over the repeal of Obamacare and the push for the Better Care Reconciliation Act (or what has come to be known… Continue reading

  • Aug 24, 2017