Opinion

Downtown Bellevue livability is a big lie | Letter

“Bellevue livability” is a big lie. Livability is deteriorating. Growth is rampant.…

  • Mar 20th, 2017

 

Attorney general is not above the law either | Letter

I recently read with great interest when Attorney General Bob Ferguson was…

  • Mar 19th, 2017

 

Bellevue should get ahead of homeless problem | Letter

The argument goes that the war on drugs doesn’t work and drugs…

  • Mar 17th, 2017

 

Talk of taxes and unions: Prelude to a political season | The Petri Dish

As the ruling majority in the state Senate, Republicans can bring up…

  • Mar 17th, 2017

What value do we put on reading? | Letter

I would like to bring up the idea that bookstores such as…

  • Mar 16th, 2017

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

In the U.S., we have an unspoken contract that each generation pays…

  • Mar 16th, 2017

Bellevue needs stance on supporting legal immigration only | Letter

Like most Americans, I believe strongly in immigration. We are a country…

  • Mar 15th, 2017

No sanctuary in my backyard | Letter

There are many more of us King County residents who agree and…

  • Mar 15th, 2017

Time to stand up for each other | Letter

I must take exception to Larry Brickman’s recent letter (“Time for Congress…

  • Mar 15th, 2017

Game over for the America we know | Letter

I laud Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson for his courageous stand…

  • Mar 14th, 2017

Bellevue Council race not nonpartisan | Letter

Give a trophy to candidates who interview for the Bellevue City Council…

  • Mar 14th, 2017

Give Trump a chance | Letter

I am so happy I voted for President Donald Trump. Most of…

  • Mar 13th, 2017

Time for Congress to grow up | Letter

It is time for members of Congress to grow up and support…

  • Mar 13th, 2017

No food allowed in library | Letter

I have been very concerned now about library users bringing in food…

  • Mar 12th, 2017

Do not kill beautiful trees in Bellevue | Letter

Please do not allow Puget Sound Energy to kill those beautiful trees…

  • Mar 12th, 2017

Time to hurt animals | Letter

As he was signing edicts hurting one group after another over the…

  • Mar 11th, 2017

Stringing up Bellevue | Letter

Without Comprehensive Plan clarification, Bellevue will continue to clutter our streets with…

  • Mar 11th, 2017

Not everyone is a liberal snowflake who condones sanctuary cities | Letter

Please don’t have the impression that because King County is an enclave…

  • Mar 10th, 2017

Celebrating 75 years of library stories | Book Nook

The earliest “library story” I remember is the summer reading program at…

  • Mar 10th, 2017

Bellevue should move to district voting | Letter

In Bellevue, we currently have at-large voting for the City Council. All…

  • Mar 10th, 2017

Reporter’s notebook | Bellevue, it’s time to say goodbye

It’s time to say goodbye, Bellevue. This week was my last at…

More taxes needed for schools, but that’s where agreement ends | The Petri Dish

This may surprise you, but one thing legislative leaders and the governor…

  • Feb 24th, 2017

Bellevue City Council should declare Bellevue a sanctuary city | Letter

The recent executive order promulgated by President Trump and his administration —…

  • Feb 24th, 2017

House bills will endanger firearm owners | Letter

As written to my 48th District representatives and senator: There are two…

  • Feb 19th, 2017

Why isn’t Bellevue Council mandating viable parking solution? | Letter

Can someone explain to me why is it that the Mercer Island…

  • Feb 18th, 2017

Lawmakers are pushing bills to expand civics education | The Petri Dish

Maybe it’s the constitutional scrap incited by the McCleary school funding decision.…

Bellevue University Bookstore closure is a loss | Letter

It was a sad and sorry day for Bellevue when the University…

  • Feb 16th, 2017

You walked — now run | Our Turn

Across Washington state, thousands of women, families of diverse communities and members…

  • Feb 16th, 2017

Basic facts about Affordable Care Act | Letter

A recent letter writer should revisit a few basic facts about the…

  • Feb 16th, 2017

DeVos does not have students’ best interests in mind | Letter

I am a student at Western Washington University and a graduate from…

  • Feb 10th, 2017

From a Chinese latchkey kid to an American entrepreneur in Bellevue | My Turn

“I am a little wolf from the North, walking on the infinite…

  • Feb 9th, 2017

Finding a home for the homeless in Bellevue | Letter

Here is an uplifting story of how one-on-one support and team effort…

  • Feb 9th, 2017

Bellevue’s response to mosque fire should serve as example to world | Letter

This is regarding the letter to the editor in the Jan. 20…

  • Feb 7th, 2017

No urban freeway could be built faster than light rail | Letter

Your Jan. 13 opinion page led off with a citizen’s letter proposing…

  • Feb 7th, 2017

Be considerate of opposing voices | Letter

We’re living in a time in which our country is very divided.…

  • Feb 6th, 2017

Veterans, beware of not-so-easy discount at Bellevue Home Depot | Letter

I was recently at Home Depot in Bellevue and when I was…

  • Feb 6th, 2017

Nearby employees take over Bellevue park and ride parking, enforcement needed | Letter

In the article about the loss of commuter parking stalls due to…

  • Feb 5th, 2017

Disappointed in energy bill failure | Letter

I have appreciated the Bellevue Reporter’s coverage of the importance of conservation…

  • Feb 4th, 2017

Transportation agenda doesn’t meet our needs, but new freeway may | Letter

You reported on the recent meeting of our elected officials on Eastside…

  • Feb 3rd, 2017

Puget Sound Energy fails to prove local need for Energize Eastside | Letter

Puget Sound Energy claims that the Eastside transmission grid is running out…

  • Feb 3rd, 2017

Best books of 2016 | Book Nook

Public libraries play an integral part in meeting the needs of communities…

  • Feb 3rd, 2017

Reporter launches homelessness series | Editor’s Note

Volunteers found them sleeping in parking garages, in vehicles, under structures and…

Local religious leaders: Bellevue mosque fire an opportunity for interfaith solidarity

The recent case of arson at the Islamic Center of the Eastside…

  • Jan 18th, 2017

Time to create better plan to combat homelessness in Bellevue | Letter

You can’t be all things to all people and be effective. Congregations…

  • Jan 6th, 2017

How to come together after political combat | My Turn

I grew more and more alarmed when the political universes my mother…

  • Jan 6th, 2017

Fire Station 10 process does not protect Bellevue neighborhoods | Letter

In every Bellevue City Council candidates forum that I have attended since…

  • Jan 6th, 2017

Bellevue homeless shelter: Apples and oranges | Letter

In the Dec 16 Reporter, a writer expressed her support for the…

  • Jan 6th, 2017

The Samsung phone debacle: Trouble in tech paradise | Technology for ‘Us’

It’s not often that tech talk dominates the nation’s headline news, but…

  • Jan 6th, 2017

How to navigate the holidays with an eating disorder | Guest Column

The holidays can be tricky when dealing with family stress and expectations.…

  • Dec 23rd, 2016

Magnet attracting more homeless to Bellevue? | Letter

While the proposed Eastside men’s shelter location near Bellevue College would seem…

  • Dec 11th, 2016