Opinion

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

Maintain mind-soothing harmony with summer music concerts | My Turn

It seems that the ear plays an important role in the awareness of the world around us. With the negativity that we have been hearing… 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

Top things to know about boating on a lake in Washington | Guest Column

As a criminal defense attorney in Bellevue who has been practicing in the area for almost 27 years — and having lived on Lake Sammamish… Continue reading

  • Jun 9, 2017

Defensive walking: Help drivers see you | Letter

Have you seen or even acted as a driver who looks attentively at cars coming from the left side while totally ignores pedestrians on the… Continue reading

  • Jun 7, 2017

Elements of housing strategy | Letter

The City Council was going to vote on May 22 regarding improving the available housing strategies. Hopefully we have several options to offer our residents.… Continue reading

  • Jun 6, 2017

Sound Transit punts East Link traffic mitigation to small group | My Turn

Residents of Enatai, Beaux Arts and Bellevue: You think traffic is bad now? Give Sound Transit a few months to show you what bad traffic… Continue reading

  • Jun 5, 2017

Summer reading: Relax, learn and have fun | Book Nook

It seemed like winter was longer than usual this year, but it’s behind us now. And with the change of seasons — and warmer days… Continue reading

  • Jun 5, 2017

Get the job done, legislators | Letter

I don’t understand why we taxpayers are having to pay for the state Legislature to go into overtime sessions, especially a second session, to pass… Continue reading

  • May 26, 2017

Lawmakers, governor get a raise unless 129,811 people object | The Petri Dish

State lawmakers and Gov. Jay Inslee will get a raise this fall unless enough people object in the next month. On May 17, a citizen… Continue reading

Solution to Park and Ride walk-offs? | Letter

I often park at the Eastgate Park and Ride and see many people walking from their cars toward Bellevue College. I can understand the impulse… Continue reading

  • May 19, 2017

New intern inspired by 1940 film ‘His Girl Friday’ | My Turn

If there’s one thing I hate, it’s introductions. Remember college orientation, when you had to say an interesting fact about yourself to a group of… Continue reading

Tackling writer’s misbeliefs over agriculture | Letter

The April 21 Reporter letter writer of “Your diet can impact the environment” has taken United Nations statistics and implies they are reflective of U.S.… Continue reading

  • May 18, 2017

Defender of the Constitution? | Letter

As reported by The Guardian on April 30, President Donald Trump described the U.S. Constitution as “archaic” and that our constitutional checks and balances are… Continue reading

  • May 18, 2017

Defender of the Constitution? | Letter

As reported by The Guardian on April 30, President Donald Trump described the U.S. Constitution as “archaic” and that our constitutional checks and balances are… Continue reading

  • May 18, 2017

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

Sound Transit appreciates patience for growing pains

Construction on the extension of the East Link light rail that will connect Bellevue with Redmond, Mercer Island and Seattle has started. This project has… Continue reading

  • May 5, 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