Letters to the Editor

We are becoming a nation of haters | Letter

We are becoming a nation of haters. Hate mail is being sent to senators regardless of ethnicity. Innocent people are being harassed and attacked just… Continue reading

  • Apr 9, 2017

We need single-player Medicaid for all plan, not ‘Trump Don’t Care’ | Letter

The current plan of Republicans in Congress (what I call “Trump Don’t Care”) to deprive at least 24 million people in this nation of health… Continue reading

  • Apr 9, 2017

Big business has changed our livable community | Letter

Downtown Bellevue used to be a fun place to go. Main street was the one part of Bellevue that had been kept intact with individual… Continue reading

  • Apr 8, 2017

Inslee roll out the welcome mat to refugees |Letter

Here goes Gov. Jay Inslee yet again. He wants to defy President Donald Trump’s administration and accept all unvetted “refugees.” One question: Who does he… Continue reading

  • Apr 8, 2017

Interfaith gathering was a blessed experience | Letter

The Eastshore Unitarian and Muslim Association of Puget Sound members organized and coordinated our Interfaith Friendship dinner/conversation on a beautiful Spring evening March 25. It… Continue reading

  • Apr 8, 2017

Metro riders, voice your concerns | Letter

Metro and Sound Transit are considering big changes to transit service from the Eastside to Downtown Seattle via the 520 Bridge — changes that will… Continue reading

  • Apr 8, 2017

We need single-player Medicaid for all plan, not ‘Trump Don’t Care’ | Letter

The current plan of Republicans in Congress (what I call “Trump Don’t Care”) to deprive at least 24 million people in this nation of health… Continue reading

  • Apr 2, 2017

We need to stand united, or fall if we don’t work together | Letter

We are becoming a nation of haters. Hate mail is being sent to senators regardless of ethnicity. Innocent people are being harassed and attacked just… Continue reading

  • Apr 2, 2017

If you ride the bus across 520, make your concerns known | Letter

Metro and Sound Transit are considering big changes to transit service from the Eastside to Downtown Seattle via the 520 Bridge — changes that will… Continue reading

  • Apr 1, 2017

Inslee is rolling out the welcome mat to refugees | Letter

Here goes Gov. Jay Inslee yet again. He wants to defy President Donald Trump’s administration and accept all unvetted “refugees.” One question: Who does he… Continue reading

  • Apr 1, 2017

Trump’s immigration policies are cruel | Letter

This is in response to David Steven’s March 17 letter. Trump’s immigration policies can be carried out only with great cruelty. Trump cannot round up… Continue reading

  • Apr 1, 2017

Extremely disappointed in Fire Station 10 process | Letter

I attended the city council study sessions on March 6 for the proposed location of Fire Station 10 at the corner of 112th Avenue Northeast… Continue reading

  • Mar 31, 2017

Women should send a message to Mr. Big Kid | Letter

I am deeply thankful and feel truly empowered to be a woman living in the 21st century. I love using my eloquent voice and honest… Continue reading

  • Mar 31, 2017

How would you feel, Bellevue? | Letter

This letter is in response to the council’s recommended site for Fire Station 10: Dear Government, If you were a kid living in one of… Continue reading

  • Mar 31, 2017

Downtown Bellevue livability is a big lie | Letter

“Bellevue livability” is a big lie. Livability is deteriorating. Growth is rampant. Traffic is horrid and will become worse. After years of meetings, maneuvering by… Continue reading

  • Mar 20, 2017

Attorney general is not above the law either | Letter

I recently read with great interest when Attorney General Bob Ferguson was quoted as saying, “No one is above the law — not even the… Continue reading

  • Mar 19, 2017

Bellevue should get ahead of homeless problem | Letter

The argument goes that the war on drugs doesn’t work and drugs should be legal. Giving people shelter and a sense of community may help… Continue reading

  • Mar 17, 2017

What value do we put on reading? | Letter

I would like to bring up the idea that bookstores such as Barnes and Noble should receive some form of subsidy to help them stay… Continue reading

  • Mar 16, 2017

Time to change state’s failure to fund education | Letter

In the U.S., we have an unspoken contract that each generation pays for the next generation’s education. We know that a thriving community requires an… Continue reading

  • Mar 16, 2017

Bellevue needs stance on supporting legal immigration only | Letter

Like most Americans, I believe strongly in immigration. We are a country of immigrants and even those we call “Native Americans” actually immigrated to this… Continue reading

  • Mar 15, 2017