Opinion

Time to stand up for each other | Letter

I must take exception to Larry Brickman’s recent letter (“Time for Congress to Grow Up”). I wholeheartedly agree that “divided we fall,” but to me… Continue reading

  • Mar 15, 2017

Game over for the America we know | Letter

I laud Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson for his courageous stand upholding the Constitution and working to get Donald Trump’s travel ban halted, but… Continue reading

  • Mar 14, 2017

Bellevue Council race not nonpartisan | Letter

Give a trophy to candidates who interview for the Bellevue City Council vacancy. The individuals who are not Democrats do not have a chance. It… Continue reading

  • Mar 14, 2017

Give Trump a chance | Letter

I am so happy I voted for President Donald Trump. Most of my friends here in Bellevue also voted for Trump. When Democrats vote Republican,… Continue reading

  • Mar 13, 2017

Time for Congress to grow up | Letter

It is time for members of Congress to grow up and support the peaceful transition of power from one person to another as provided by… Continue reading

  • Mar 13, 2017

No food allowed in library | Letter

I have been very concerned now about library users bringing in food while using library computers. Today the key board I am typing on is… Continue reading

  • Mar 12, 2017

Do not kill beautiful trees in Bellevue | Letter

Please do not allow Puget Sound Energy to kill those beautiful trees on 148th Avenue Northeast. Graciela Gilmore Bellevue… Continue reading

  • Mar 12, 2017

Time to hurt animals | Letter

As he was signing edicts hurting one group after another over the past two weeks, it was only a matter of time before Donald Trump… Continue reading

  • Mar 11, 2017

Stringing up Bellevue | Letter

Without Comprehensive Plan clarification, Bellevue will continue to clutter our streets with overhead electrical and communication lines. This also results in continual loss of tree… Continue reading

  • Mar 11, 2017

Celebrating 75 years of library stories | Book Nook

The earliest “library story” I remember is the summer reading program at the Jacksonville Public Library. Summer reading was one of my favorite events each… Continue reading

  • Mar 10, 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 of liberal snowflakes that everyone who lives here condones the idea of sanctuary… Continue reading

  • Mar 10, 2017

Bellevue should move to district voting | Letter

In Bellevue, we currently have at-large voting for the City Council. All of us cast our ballots for all candidates in the jurisdiction. It is… Continue reading

  • Mar 10, 2017

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

It’s time to say goodbye, Bellevue. This week was my last at the Bellevue Reporter, despite my editor’s denial (and mine a bit, too, as… Continue reading

Bellevue City Council should declare Bellevue a sanctuary city | Letter

The recent executive order promulgated by President Trump and his administration — clearly a Muslim ban — has deepened the fissures in American society. While… Continue reading

  • Feb 24, 2017

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 agree on is that new taxes are needed to help cover the state’s… Continue reading

  • Feb 24, 2017

House bills will endanger firearm owners | Letter

As written to my 48th District representatives and senator: There are two types of people who use firearms for violent and destructive purposes: Criminals, and… Continue reading

  • Feb 19, 2017

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

Can someone explain to me why is it that the Mercer Island City Council is the only government entity that is upset about the solution… Continue reading

  • Feb 18, 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. Maybe it’s the constitutional commotion ignited by President Donald Trump’s travel ban executive… Continue reading

Bellevue University Bookstore closure is a loss | Letter

It was a sad and sorry day for Bellevue when the University Bookstore closed its doors on Feb. 15. In her open letter to bookstore… Continue reading

  • Feb 16, 2017

Basic facts about Affordable Care Act | Letter

A recent letter writer should revisit a few basic facts about the Affordable Care Act. First of all, major parts of the law were written… Continue reading

  • Feb 16, 2017