Opinion

Tax overhaul plan does not add up, Democrats insist | The Petri Dish

A tax overhaul plan drawn up by Republicans in Congress will be a good deal for many households though not everyone, or nearly everyone, as… Continue reading

 

Global warming impacts | Letter

10-year-old writes about climate change concerns

  • Nov 16, 2017

 

To my sea sisters — and all families of veterans | Editor’s Note

As my Navy recruiter waited in his car with the engine running at the top of our driveway, I stood with my parents on the… Continue reading

 

Drowsy driving is a national health and safety problem | Guest column

Eleven years ago, a drowsy-driving car wreck left me with injuries that still challenge me today. In the accident, my ankle was crushed so badly… Continue reading

  • Nov 9, 2017

Initial returns point to a power shift in the state Senate

Democrats went to bed Tuesday night confidently declaring their party will control the levers of legislating in state government by the end of the month.… Continue reading

Politicians, media won’t switch gears now | Letter

After looking at a dozen or so news sources this morning only one CNN gave front page coverage to the $666 billion federal budget deficit.… Continue reading

  • Nov 4, 2017

One way to address homeless shelter issue | Letter

All the concerns about the location of the Bellevue homeless shelter ignores a major concern, namely how do you prevent it from attracting even more… Continue reading

  • Nov 3, 2017

Expect a circus | Letter

Former President George W. Bush recently gave a “spot-on” speech. We haven’t heard much from him lately, but he obviously has been observant and thinking… Continue reading

  • Nov 3, 2017

Real estate taxes rising in Bellevue | Letter

Average real estate taxes for Bellevue homeowners will rise about $600 on average in the coming year, according to news reports. If you are retired… Continue reading

  • Nov 2, 2017

Comments on education out of touch with reality | Letter

In her column published in the Oct. 13 edition, Liv Finne as a director at the conservative think tank, Washington Policy Reform, reveals herself to… Continue reading

  • Nov 2, 2017

Bellevue water billing system | Letter

I began paying bills online several years ago. I decided to go to auto-pay for the really important things like mortgage, health and car insurance.… Continue reading

  • Nov 2, 2017

Nieuwenhuis will find better answers for Bellevue | Letter

Just when it seemed there was no choice but to put a len’s low-barrier homeless shelter in Eastgate next to existing day cares, schools, a… Continue reading

  • Oct 21, 2017

Vote for King County veterans, seniors levy | Letter

The Nov. 7 King County ballot will include the Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy. Voters have supported a Veterans and Human Services levy since… Continue reading

  • Oct 21, 2017

Legal battle on state-funded education to continue in Supreme Court | The Petri Dish

When the legal battle on education funding returns to the state Supreme Court Tuesday, Oct. 24, the leader of Washington’s public school system will be… Continue reading

  • Oct 21, 2017

I was a dreamer too | Guest Column

By Dwayne Clark Special to the Reporter Ever look back on your childhood and recall an indelible moment that shaped your life path? I do.… Continue reading

  • Oct 11, 2017

Why we invited Betsy DeVos to speak on education reform in Bellevue | Guest Column

By Liv Finne Washington Policy Center Opponents of education reform say they don’t want U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to speak at our annual dinner… Continue reading

  • Oct 10, 2017

Why we’re protesting Betsy DeVos in Bellevue on Friday | Guest Column

On Friday, Oct. 13, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos will be speaking to the Washington Policy Center in Bellevue. As advocates for an equitable… Continue reading

  • Oct 10, 2017

Imagine a day without water | Guest Column

Imagine a day without water. Imagine getting up, showering, brushing your teeth, having coffee, eating at restaurants and visiting the doctor or a business that… Continue reading

  • Oct 6, 2017

No excuse for taking a knee | Letter

No excuse for taking a knee

  • Sep 29, 2017

Lawmakers want to know if Sound Transit conned them on costs | The Petri Dish

Republican senators who are convinced Sound Transit leaders played fast and loose with facts about the agency’s light rail expansion plans got a chance Sept.… Continue reading

  • Sep 29, 2017