Letters to the Editor

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

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

Applaud Bellevue for planning homeless men’s shelter | Letter

As a longtime Eastgate resident, I support and applaud our council members and the city staff for planning a shelter for homeless men, a day… Continue reading

  • Dec 16, 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

How much more evil can we expect? | Letter

I have a message for Donald Trump in regard to flag burning. As an African-American who has a great deal of knowledge regarding this country’s… Continue reading

  • Dec 5, 2016

Suck it up, buttercup | Letter

Elections have consequences. So said Barack Obama eight years ago. We just had another one. And the gnashing of teeth, pulling of hair and biting… Continue reading

  • Dec 4, 2016

Take back our country | Letter

Only in America and I mean only in America, can a majority of the people oppose a newly-elected president and have his campaign manager go… 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

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

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

Potential men’s homeless shelter in Bellevue needs more analysis | Letter

I wrote the following to Next Door regarding the men’s homeless shelter being considered next to Bellevue College and the Eastgate Park and Ride. It… Continue reading

  • Nov 18, 2016

Thank you, Bellevue School District | Letter

This year I have children in three different schools: Puesta del Sol Elementary, Tillicum Middle and Newport High. As a result, I attended three different… Continue reading

  • Nov 18, 2016

Bellevue Council needs to review land use codes | Letter

During a recent public meeting on the Verizon Cell units project (16-129655-LA), which affects many areas of the city, we found out that our neighborhoods… Continue reading

  • Nov 18, 2016

Transfer Station project in Bellevue is outrageous | Letter

There are several businesses on Southeast 32nd Street in Bellevue (right next to the Transfer Station) that serve over 1,000 school-age children weekly. There is… Continue reading

  • Nov 18, 2016

Thank you for supporting veterans | Letter

I would like to thank the Bellevue community for their generosity during our bi-annual “Buddy Poppy” fundraising drive this past Veterans Day weekend. Over the… Continue reading

  • Nov 18, 2016

Lawmakers should restore Medicaid coverage of hearing aids | Letter

Thank you for covering the Oct. 10 candidates forum at the North Bellevue Community Center. Your article did an excellent job of covering issues that… Continue reading

  • Nov 17, 2016