Letters to the Editor

Different options are puzzling

It is puzzling that the same person who was against rail and instead promoted more streets, roads and busses for our Eastside area, now wants… Continue reading

  • Mar 3, 2009

I-90 had tools, too

Regarding "No new bridge? No tolls," John Carlson apparently is too young to remember there was a toll on the I-90 bridge. .25cents per car,… Continue reading

  • Mar 3, 2009

Sibling slot system reasonable

I disagree with many of the views expressed by Mr. Harrington in his Feb. 17 letter about the International School and the lottery to admit… Continue reading

  • Mar 3, 2009

Education needs a new system

Is Washington going to make progress for kids or maintain the status quo? If we’re ready to make some real progress for kids, the answer… Continue reading

  • Mar 3, 2009

Thanks for good arts coverage

Thank you for running the story about the Bellevue Youth Symphony Orchestra in your February 21 edition. I appreciate your taking the space for some… Continue reading

  • Mar 3, 2009

I remember I-90 tolls

Although I agree with John Carlson on almost everything, I do disagree with him that the I-90 bridge never had a toll. I know it… Continue reading

  • Mar 3, 2009

Protectionism not the answer

It is interesting that during the Bush Administration there was a cry out of Seattle that the USA needed Obama to be elected to restore… Continue reading

  • Feb 20, 2009

Bellevue has many educational options

To be sure, Bellevue's International School is a unique offering and an excellent academic experience. But it is certainly neither the only, nor the most… Continue reading

  • Feb 20, 2009

Keep current cap on payday loans

The payday lending industry has put Washington state at the top of their list of states that could have negative regulatory events this year. That… Continue reading

  • Feb 20, 2009

Letter | Myopic naysaying about rail transit

Bill Hirt’s letter “Light Rail Wrong for Bellevue” (Reporter, Feb. 7) is simply more of the same myopic naysaying about rail transit on the Eastside… Continue reading

  • Feb 11, 2009

Money brings work, empowers worker

The picture that came to mind as I read John Carlson's commentary, "Things have changed, haven't they" (Bellevue Reporter, Feb. 4) was that of a… Continue reading

  • Feb 9, 2009

Show support for YMCA efforts

You are already aware that in the Greater Seattle area, the YMCA does things like provide swimming lessons and child care. You may even know… Continue reading

  • Feb 9, 2009

Education bills need support

The writer of the information did not intend for it to be published as a letter. The Reporter has removed the information.… Continue reading

  • Feb 9, 2009

Homeless story enlightens community

I read with great interest the article by Mark Nassutti on the Eastide homeless in the Feb. 4 issue of the Bellevue Reporter.It was very… Continue reading

  • Feb 6, 2009

Light rail wrong answer for Bellevue

On Monday, Feb. 2, I along with several hundred other Bellevue residents attended the City Council meeting on Sound Transit’s East Link routing. I am… Continue reading

  • Feb 6, 2009

Don’t replace Electoral College

A bill (HB 1350) has been introduced that would fundamentally alter the way we conduct our presidential elections by doing away with the Electoral College… Continue reading

  • Feb 4, 2009

Stores have themselves to blame for Christmas sales

I really enjoyed reading the commentary by John Carlson “Christmas Chaos at the Capital."I have Jewish blood in me, but choose to identify myself as… Continue reading

  • Jan 15, 2009

Let’s focus on global pollution

Regarding John Carlson's column, "The cooling of global warming," global warming is boutique science (and I use the word science loosely) which is over-hyped and… Continue reading

  • Jan 15, 2009

Time to replace Carlson’s ramblings

Isn't it time that your readers can receive the views of a positive forward thinking conservative writer to replace the time worn negative ramblings of… Continue reading

  • Jan 8, 2009