Letters to the Editor

Put an end to NFL foolishness | Letter

In the final analysis, the NFL is supposed to be about entertainment. That is their product. Any distraction, like sitting for the National Anthem, diminishes… Continue reading

  • Aug 23, 2017

Bellevue theater could lose loyal customers | Letter

Every Tuesday night my husband and I enjoy going to a late movie (10-10:30 p.m.) at Lincoln Square. We buy our tickets, find a seat… Continue reading

  • Aug 22, 2017

Bellevue residents’ will prevails — for now | Letter

On a warm evening on July 17, the Bellevue City Council held a public hearing on a proposal to eliminate appeals to the council for… Continue reading

  • Jul 30, 2017

Bellevue hard hit by budget deal | Letter

The Washington state Constitution says: “It is the paramount duty of the state to make ample provision for the education of all children residing within… Continue reading

  • Jul 29, 2017

City, Bellevue College failed to mitigate car show impacts | Letter

On July 8, Bellevue College hosted a car show/event that severely disrupted traffic on 148th Street Southeast and the safety in local neighborhoods. The event… Continue reading

  • Jul 21, 2017

Bellevue should join clean energy initiative | Letter

I was pleased to see the prominent coverage of Al Gore’s climate reality training here in Bellevue. As both a Bellevue resident and a training… Continue reading

  • Jul 12, 2017

A solution for safe heroin injection sites | Letter

Is it true that King County hopes to open heroin injection sites to ensure safe medically supervised locations with services and support for the addicts?… Continue reading

  • Jul 11, 2017

Bellevue mayor should apologize | Letter

The comments from Bellevue Mayor John Stokes in the June 30 edition of the Bellevue Reporter contained no apology. Stokes definitely needs to make some.… Continue reading

  • Jul 10, 2017

Bellevue mayor responds to public outrage over his comment | Letter

Editor’s note: In response to the issue regarding Mayor John Stokes’ comment at the June 13 meeting, the mayor made the following statement during the… Continue reading

  • Jul 7, 2017

Bellevue Council, mayor should be ashamed of themselves | Letter

At a recent regularly scheduled public meeting of the Bellevue City Council, the council took public comment from concerned citizens regarding their criticisms of Puget… Continue reading

  • Jul 7, 2017

City of Bellevue has unclear vision on homelessness | Letter

The Eastside men’s low barrier shelter project is going to struggle to succeed because it doesn’t have a clear vision on homelessness. Bellevue has supported… Continue reading

  • Jun 30, 2017

Wish Reporter covered arts programs as thoroughly as sports | Letter

What a pleasant read about the Bellevue High School orchestra. All the Bellevue schools have robust music programs. The city and school district should be… Continue reading

  • Jun 28, 2017

Residents have until July 6 to comment on Energize Eastside EIS | Letter

Eastsiders, expect your electric rates to increase unnecessarily if Puget Sound Energy’s “Energize Eastside” is approved. This proposed 18 mile, 230,000-volt transmission line running through… Continue reading

  • Jun 27, 2017

‘Sparc’ of inspiration for homeless issue | Letter

The Reporter’s recent cover story of the official christening ceremony of the opening and development of the Sparc Apartments brought up thoughts regarding the status… Continue reading

  • Jun 10, 2017

Sound Transit has done nothing to address parking crisis | Letter

Before retiring, I was a regular bus rider to downtown Seattle for many years and parked in the now infamous South Bellevue Park and Ride.… Continue reading

  • Jun 9, 2017

Defensive walking: Help drivers see you | Letter

Have you seen or even acted as a driver who looks attentively at cars coming from the left side while totally ignores pedestrians on the… Continue reading

  • Jun 7, 2017

Elements of housing strategy | Letter

The City Council was going to vote on May 22 regarding improving the available housing strategies. Hopefully we have several options to offer our residents.… Continue reading

  • Jun 6, 2017

Get the job done, legislators | Letter

I don’t understand why we taxpayers are having to pay for the state Legislature to go into overtime sessions, especially a second session, to pass… Continue reading

  • May 26, 2017

Solution to Park and Ride walk-offs? | Letter

I often park at the Eastgate Park and Ride and see many people walking from their cars toward Bellevue College. I can understand the impulse… Continue reading

  • May 19, 2017

Tackling writer’s misbeliefs over agriculture | Letter

The April 21 Reporter letter writer of “Your diet can impact the environment” has taken United Nations statistics and implies they are reflective of U.S.… Continue reading

  • May 18, 2017