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

How to navigate the holidays with an eating disorder | Guest Column

The holidays can be tricky when dealing with family stress and expectations. And if you’re suffering from an eating disorder, or have a loved one… Continue reading

  • Dec 23, 2016

Magnet attracting more homeless to Bellevue? | Letter

While the proposed Eastside men’s shelter location near Bellevue College would seem to be an obvious concern, the location near the Eastgate Transit Center is… Continue reading

  • Dec 11, 2016

Something fishy going on with PSE | Letter

Who is regulating Puget Sound Energy? The claims regarding Energize Eastside simply not true. 1. PSE says that due to area growth, our electricity grid… Continue reading

  • Dec 10, 2016

Holiday gift idea: Help hungry kids | Letter

Thank you for publishing the letter to consider giving to our local charitable organizations. Another worthy nonprofit organization is Backpack Meals for Kids. Our volunteers… Continue reading

  • Dec 9, 2016

Top 10 Ways to make KCLS a part of your holiday celebrations | Book Nook

King County Library System is a tremendous resource all year round. From the Summer Reading Program to robotics classes to an armful of good books… Continue reading

  • Dec 9, 2016

Sound Publishing committed to supporting growing businesses | Publisher’s Desk

The Seattle area is home to professionals in a multitude of disciplines offering their expertise to those who are looking for opportunities to learn. We… Continue reading

Evenly divided Legislature inspires hope for moderates | The Petri Dish

Will the Roadkill Caucus be reborn in 2017? This is not idle conversation as the approaching legislative session could be epic in its length and… Continue reading

  • Dec 3, 2016

Holiday gift for you to consider | Letter

As most people start shopping for Christmas gifts, here is another thought for you to consider. If you really don’t need more stuff, and want… Continue reading

  • Dec 2, 2016

KCLS seeks input for proposed budget | Book Nook

King County Library System has a long history of strong support from its community. As an independent taxing district, KCLS provides citizens who live within… Continue reading

  • Dec 2, 2016

Protest is our ultimate trump card | Letter

It’s hard to put in words how proud and grateful I am for Bellevue’s marching protestors, high school walkouts, college students and people across our… Continue reading

  • Dec 2, 2016

Act of kindness gives faith in humanity | Letter

My wife, Emma, accidentally lost her wallet recently around 10 a.m. in the woman’s rest room at Wilburton Hill Park near the baseball fields. She… Continue reading

  • Nov 29, 2016

Bellevue class connects community, exceeds expectations | Reporter’s Notebook

It’s a strange thing to have expectations so thoroughly surpassed. When I signed up for Bellevue Essentials as a reporter looking into improving his ability… Continue reading

Teaching to hate | Letter

Will it ever stop? Back in the 1940s and 1950s, Southern white children were taught by their parents to hate the Negro. “Whites Only” signs… Continue reading

  • Nov 20, 2016

Bellevue should form America Assimilation Network | Letter

You reported that Bellevue has a “Diversity Initiative” and a Diversity Advisory Network. An immigrant friend suggested an America Assimilation Network too so he could… Continue reading

  • Nov 18, 2016