Letters to the Editor

Student assessments ensure students gain needed skills | Letter

One of the strongest trends I’ve witnessed in business over the past decade-plus has been the increased emphasis on critical thinking and creative problem-solving at… Continue reading

  • May 18, 2017

Don’t believe all the lies you are taught | Letter

Martin Ulstein’s letter “It takes smarts to know when you’re being lied to” is right on! Sadly, the majority of Americans, especially our young people… Continue reading

  • Apr 30, 2017

Numbers don’t add up on homeless shelter | Letter

Can any one on the city council do math? They are asking us for $20 million to build 100-bed housing for 50 men. That equals… Continue reading

  • Apr 30, 2017

Planned Parenthood action favors religion | Letter

I wish someone will explain to me how providing tax dollars, which we are all required to pay otherwise face imprisonment, is not in essence… Continue reading

  • Apr 30, 2017

Proposed land use change removes important safeguards in development process | Letter

While many Bellevue residents were enjoying spring break, the Bellevue City Council began considering a change to the city’s Land Use Code that would remove… Continue reading

  • Apr 30, 2017

Protections of private citizens don’t apply to President’s tax returns | Letter

Perhaps I’m the exception, but it really bugs me when people don’t pay the taxes they owe. These people want the benefits the government provides… Continue reading

  • Apr 30, 2017

Questions on homeless housing project | Letter

1. It is well known that Bellevue Police coverage at night is poor. What increase in police protection will the area receive? I know from… Continue reading

  • Apr 30, 2017

The facts regarding climate change | Letter

Letters to the editor in the past two issues of the Reporter (April 14 and 21) have included comments from Mr. Ulstein and Mr. McLachian… Continue reading

  • Apr 30, 2017

Don’t negotiate on ACA cost-sharing subsidy program | Letter

To our Congress and Patty Murray, Maria Cantwell, and Adam Smith: Please make our voices heard and do not, under any circumstance, agree to negotiate… Continue reading

  • Apr 29, 2017

Shame on the Reporter for printing outright lies in letters section | Letter

In response to Martin Ulstein’s letter published in the print issue on April 14, claiming “GloBull” warming is a hoax: Shame on the Bellevue Reporter… Continue reading

  • Apr 29, 2017

Solar power subsidy bills under consideration would yield significant payback | Letter

The Legislature has an opportunity before it to support both a clean environment and a good economy in our state. House Bill 1048 and Senate… Continue reading

  • Apr 29, 2017

Your diet can impact the environment | Letter

As thousands across the U.S. get ready to protest environmental budget cuts, each of us can also help with our driving, our recycling, and our… Continue reading

  • Apr 29, 2017

Lawsuit again Al Gore is probably not true | Letter

While I agree with Mr. Ulstein and his comments about GloBull warming, the law suit against Al Gore by 30,000 scientists (probably a good idea)… Continue reading

  • Apr 28, 2017

Refugee vetting is already intensive | Letter

I take exception to some of the information in the April 7 letter from Denny Andrews of Bellevue. I especially was bothered with the terms… Continue reading

  • Apr 28, 2017

Praise for Bellevue Council’s approach on homeless shelter | Letter

I commend the Bellevue City Council for its thoughtful, careful approach to siting the much-needed men’s shelter. We should all appreciate the council’s dilemma as… Continue reading

  • Apr 28, 2017

Forcing disclosure of tax returns sets bad precedent | Letter

In recent months, I have heard from a number of my constituents about President Trump’s tax returns. Some believe Congress should focus on other, more… Continue reading

  • Apr 28, 2017

Thanks for running story on high school production | Letter

I want to thank the Bellevue Reporter for running the article on Newport High School’s production of Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” prior to the… Continue reading

  • Apr 28, 2017

Why property taxes go up | Letter

It’s that time of year again: property tax statements have recently come out from King County. Taxes are going up, and it’s important to understand… Continue reading

  • Apr 28, 2017

ST3 is disappointment to Issaquah, Sammamish | Letter

I think the people of Issaquah and Sammamish will be disappointed to realize that after paying so much money for ST3, they won’t have good… Continue reading

  • Apr 28, 2017

Protect services that prevent and end homelessness | Letter

Every one has a right to have their basic needs met and it is our responsibility to make it happen. Please support HB 1570, Washington… Continue reading

  • Apr 20, 2017