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

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