Opinion

You walked — now run | Our Turn

Across Washington state, thousands of women, families of diverse communities and members of the LGBTQ community, recently took to the streets in a peaceful protest… Continue reading

  • Feb 16, 2017

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

I am a student at Western Washington University and a graduate from Interlake High School. I just wanted to express my thanks to the Bellevue… Continue reading

  • Feb 10, 2017

Finding a home for the homeless in Bellevue | Letter

Here is an uplifting story of how one-on-one support and team effort helped the homeless person in my neighborhood of Eastgate, Bellevue. For years, Dennis… Continue reading

  • Feb 9, 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 wilderness, sharp and cold wind blows, along with the yellow sands. I can… Continue reading

  • Feb 9, 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 edition about the case of arson at the Islamic Center of the Eastside.… Continue reading

  • Feb 7, 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 a new “I-205” freeway to bypass Everett, Seattle, Bellevue and Tacoma. That idea… Continue reading

  • Feb 7, 2017

Be considerate of opposing voices | Letter

We’re living in a time in which our country is very divided. We’re seeing everyone around us in one way: Democrats or Republicans. People have… Continue reading

  • Feb 6, 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 checking out the clerk asked me if I was a veteran. I replied… Continue reading

  • Feb 6, 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 the closure of the South Bellevue Park and Ride, Sound Transit suggests there… Continue reading

  • Feb 5, 2017

Disappointed in energy bill failure | Letter

I have appreciated the Bellevue Reporter’s coverage of the importance of conservation to our region, and specifically the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund. I… Continue reading

  • Feb 4, 2017

Best books of 2016 | Book Nook

Public libraries play an integral part in meeting the needs of communities today. Computers with Internet access allow people to apply for jobs, or keep… Continue reading

  • Feb 3, 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 of capacity. Prove it. Stop hiding behind Critical Energy Infrastructure Information (CEII), and… Continue reading

  • Feb 3, 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 transportation concerns. A conclusion was reached at the meeting — to have another… Continue reading

  • Feb 3, 2017

Reporter launches homelessness series | Editor’s Note

Volunteers found them sleeping in parking garages, in vehicles, under structures and roadways, in bushes and other areas. During King County’s annual One Night Count… Continue reading

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

The recent case of arson at the Islamic Center of the Eastside (ISOC) has provided us one further opportunity to express our solidarity with all… Continue reading

  • Jan 18, 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 this one has been unavoidable. Samsung, the giant South Korean technology company, has… Continue reading

  • Jan 6, 2017

Bellevue homeless shelter: Apples and oranges | Letter

In the Dec 16 Reporter, a writer expressed her support for the low-barrier homeless shelter, which is proposed to be built next to the Eastgate… Continue reading

  • Jan 6, 2017

Fire Station 10 process does not protect Bellevue neighborhoods | Letter

In every Bellevue City Council candidates forum that I have attended since 1969, each candidate pledged to “protect the neighborhoods.” This promise was obviously political… Continue reading

  • Jan 6, 2017

How to come together after political combat | My Turn

I grew more and more alarmed when the political universes my mother and I lived in seemed to drift further apart as the 2016 election… Continue reading

  • Jan 6, 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 for the Homeless (CFH) provides an appreciated service in our city. They have… Continue reading

  • Jan 6, 2017