Letters to the Editor

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

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