Opinion

Bellevue Reporter intern says ‘goodbye,’ advocates value of community news

Well Bellevue, it’s been quite a summer. By the time you’re reading this, I will be beginning my senior year at Northwest University and returning… Continue reading

New reporter joins Bellevue Reporter team | Reporter’s Desk

You don’t know me, Bellevue, but I know you. I know the excitement of walking by the Barbie store at Bellevue Square Mall in the… Continue reading

A commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in changing King County | Book Nook

Anyone who has visited the 48 libraries in the King County Library System, as I have done since becoming KCLS’ interim director, appreciates the breadth… Continue reading

  • Aug 11, 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

Frustrations with new distracted driving law | The Petri Dish

The state’s new law that targets distracted drivers sure is irritating folks. What’s riled them is not so much the outright ban on use of… Continue reading

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

Time running out for lawmakers | The Petri Dish

Wednesday arrived with a sense of possibility that lawmakers could solve the two remaining riddles in this year’s legislating marathon. But by the evening it… 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

KCLS — looking towards the future | Book Nook

Over the past year-and-a-half, the King County Library System has been immersed in a strategic planning process to bring into focus all the elements that… 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

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