Letters to the Editor

Do not kill beautiful trees in Bellevue | Letter

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
Do not kill beautiful trees in Bellevue | Letter
Time to hurt animals | Letter

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
Time to hurt animals | Letter
Stringing up Bellevue | Letter

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
Stringing up Bellevue | Letter
Not everyone is a liberal snowflake who condones sanctuary cities | Letter

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
Not everyone is a liberal snowflake who condones sanctuary cities | Letter
Bellevue should move to district voting | Letter

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
Bellevue should move to district voting | Letter
Bellevue City Council should declare Bellevue a sanctuary city | Letter

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
Bellevue City Council should declare Bellevue a sanctuary city | Letter
House bills will endanger firearm owners | Letter

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
House bills will endanger firearm owners | Letter
Why isn’t Bellevue Council mandating viable parking solution? | Letter

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
Why isn’t Bellevue Council mandating viable parking solution? | Letter
Bellevue University Bookstore closure is a loss | Letter

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
Bellevue University Bookstore closure is a loss | Letter
Basic facts about Affordable Care Act | Letter

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
Basic facts about Affordable Care Act | Letter
DeVos does not have students’ best interests in mind | Letter

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
DeVos does not have students’ best interests in mind | Letter
Finding a home for the homeless in Bellevue | Letter

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
Finding a home for the homeless in Bellevue | Letter
Bellevue’s response to mosque fire should serve as example to world | Letter

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
Bellevue’s response to mosque fire should serve as example to world | Letter
No urban freeway could be built faster than light rail | Letter

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
No urban freeway could be built faster than light rail | Letter
Be considerate of opposing voices | Letter

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
Be considerate of opposing voices | Letter
Veterans, beware of not-so-easy discount at Bellevue Home Depot | Letter

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
Veterans, beware of not-so-easy discount at Bellevue Home Depot | Letter
Nearby employees take over Bellevue park and ride parking, enforcement needed | Letter

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
Nearby employees take over Bellevue park and ride parking, enforcement needed | Letter
Disappointed in energy bill failure | Letter

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
Disappointed in energy bill failure | Letter
Puget Sound Energy fails to prove local need for Energize Eastside | Letter

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
Puget Sound Energy fails to prove local need for Energize Eastside | Letter
Transportation agenda doesn’t meet our needs, but new freeway may | Letter

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
Transportation agenda doesn’t meet our needs, but new freeway may | Letter