Bellevue should get ahead of homeless problem | Letter

The argument goes that the war on drugs doesn’t work and drugs should be legal. Giving people shelter and a sense of community may help… Continue reading

  • Mar 17, 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 pretty much what they want on the floor when they please. And March… Continue reading

  • Mar 17, 2017

What value do we put on reading? | Letter

I would like to bring up the idea that bookstores such as Barnes and Noble should receive some form of subsidy to help them stay… Continue reading

  • Mar 16, 2017

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

In the U.S., we have an unspoken contract that each generation pays for the next generation’s education. We know that a thriving community requires an… Continue reading

  • Mar 16, 2017

Bellevue needs stance on supporting legal immigration only | Letter

Like most Americans, I believe strongly in immigration. We are a country of immigrants and even those we call “Native Americans” actually immigrated to this… Continue reading

  • Mar 15, 2017

No sanctuary in my backyard | Letter

There are many more of us King County residents who agree and support legal immigration and believe illegal is illegal. Undocumented is a liberal attempt… Continue reading

  • Mar 15, 2017

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