Craig Groshart

Intersections need to be safer

While the tragic accident at 140th Avenue Northeast and Bel-Red Road continues to be investigated, two letter writers on this page have raised issues that we suspect are on many people’s minds.

 

A tragic, senseless death that needs an answer

The death of a 28-month-old toddler, the victim of a car crash that caused a vehicle to smash into her stroller, is wrenching. We expect parents everywhere shuddered when they heard the news.

 

Janna Hoehn stands by photos of some of the Vietnam veterans she has found to connect to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall.

Woman working to honor faceless Vietnam vets from King County

Six years ago, Janna Hoehn and her husband made their first trip to Washington, D.C. When they set out to see memorials, the Vietnam Veterans Wall was first on her list.

 

Goodbye — and hello | Editor’s Note | Craig Groshart

Today is my last day at the Reporter. I’m retiring. It’s been fun, interesting and personally rewarding.

Nancy Fernandes relaxes in one of the themed rooms in her Bellevue home

A style all her own | Nancy Fernandes’ home is fun, relaxing and thematic

When you pull up to Nancy Fernandes' house, you know it's going to be special. A collection of license plates decorate the garage wall. A sculpture made out of automobile hubcaps stands in the front yard. Road signs are here and there. But you haven't seen anything yet.

Nancy Fernandes relaxes in one of the themed rooms in her Bellevue home
Clark Roberts

Bellevue man authors book about blindness, hope and courage

Clark L. Roberts lost his ability to see at age 24. But he didn't lose his ability to enjoy and participate in life. Now he has authored a book, "Wags to You: Short & Long Dog Tails" that he calls stories of hope, courage, inspiration, and humor.

Clark Roberts

Screaming babies and other good things | Craig Groshart | Editor’s Note

I’ve discovered that I like screaming babies. I’ve got to be kidding, right?

Stella Cameron

Four Eastside authors recommend books for your summer reading list | The Scene

Scene caught up with four Eastside authors to find out what’s on their summer reading list — and what book is fresh out of their word processors.

Stella Cameron
A composition error in the Reporter's Scene magazine resulted in the wrong price being listed for a grilling item at Sur la Table. The correct price of the Flippin' Easy Grill Basket is $14.99.

Cost of grill basket incorrect in Scene magazine

A composition error in the Reporter's Scene magazine resulted in the wrong price being listed for a grilling item at Sur la Table. The correct price of the Flippin' Easy Grill Basket is $14.99.

A composition error in the Reporter's Scene magazine resulted in the wrong price being listed for a grilling item at Sur la Table. The correct price of the Flippin' Easy Grill Basket is $14.99.

A yes vote for Machinists Union is best option

Members of the Machinists Union at Boeing will vote today on what may be a defining moment with the company. Boeing has offered to extend the contact with the union, which means the wing work for the new 777X airplane in this area. If members reject the deal, the company says the work will go elsewhere.

Discovering Harborview | Craig Groshart | Editor’s Note

Hear the word "Harborview" and what do you think? Trauma center? Part of UW medicine? Where the poor can see a physicia? Yes, but so much more.

We want you to become part of the discussion | Craig Groshart | Editor’s Note

Some time back, my wife gave me a coffee mug that said “Bark Less, Wag More.” The meaning? Stop being such a grouch. Good advice for someone writing editorials.

A good plan to fix juvenile center | Editorial

The King Council has made a good decision to put a $210 million levy on the Aug. 7 Primary ballot to rebuild the rundown Youth Services Center. The project is needed and the cost is reasonable. The center, in Seattle, consists of courtrooms, offices, classrooms and a juvenile detention center. The council voted unanimously to put the issue on the ballot.

Chichi Bellevue? I’m all for it | Craig Groshart | Editor’s Notebook

It’s official. Bellevue is chichi. No less an authority that USA Today used that label Monday for the city in a story describing that the opening of Starbucks’ first Evolution Fresh store in the nation will be here, not in Seattle.

Good Samaritans DO exist | Craig Groshart

You’ve probably read the story or seen it on TV, but I can’t stop thinking about it: Anonymous donors are showing up at stores across the country to pay the layaway accounts of strangers.

Vote yes on Veterans and Human Services Levy | Editorial

Times are tight, the economy – again – is in trouble and no one knows what to do. It couldn’t be a worse time to ask for money. Nevertheless, an issue on the Primary Ballot does just that. Please say yes.

Park pass plan a good idea, but … | Editorial

Have you purchased your $30 "Discover Pass" to visit state parks this year? Oops. Make that a $35 pass.

Jean Floten ‘s next step a good one for education

If you've ever gone to the Bellevue College campus, you know that the address is 3000 Landerholm Circle. The patch of road is named after Merle Landerholm, the first president of what was then Bellevue Community College. I wonder what they will name after Jean Floten to signify the immense impact she has on the school and education in this state and nationally. It should be something significant.

Get used to state’s new life | Editorial

The state is facing a $5+ billion budget shortfall for the next two years and House and Senate members have been trying to decide what to cut – or not – from state agencies and organizations to get the numbers to match. Not surprisingly, as each budget version has been trotted out wails could be heard from – well almost everyone – saying how much cuts will hurt – well almost everyone. There’s one word for this. Tough.

Budget time is ugly time | Editorial

It's the ugly season in Olympia. Legislators are attempting to write a budget that must close an anticipated $5 billion gap. Expect a lot of oxen to get gored in the process.