Letters to the Editor

Corning’s background good fit for judge

Nic Corning is the strongest candidate running for Superior Court Judge Position 37.

  • Aug 9, 2008

Bicyclists: watch out for pedestrians

Your Aug. 2 editorial added to the attention that has been paid to the recent stupidity contest between cyclists and a motorist in Seattle, which, near as I can tell, ended in a tie. But there’s another group that confronts cyclists: pedestrians. And that leads me to an urgent request.

  • Aug 7, 2008

Eastisde transportation plans: Where’s the outrage from local leaders?

The most disturbing thing about the current Eastside transportation funding debate is the muteness of all the elected Eastside leaders.

  • Aug 2, 2008

Birdloop coverage great

I just wanted to thank you for your great coverage of the Audubon BirdLoop (including featuring us on page 1 of the online edition), and the wonderful placement of our Bird Festival ad on page two last Wednesday and Saturday.

  • Aug 1, 2008

Bellevue letter writer ignored facts on climate change

A recent letter writer (“Climate change truth and consequences”) critiquing John Carlson’s commentary on these pages ignores several salient facts.

  • Jul 29, 2008

PSE change wrong

I must respond to an article written by Andy Wappler in the July 5 Bellevue Reporter regarding the proposed PSE merger, which so many of their customers are against.

  • Jul 29, 2008

Boo to Redmond on Idlewood Park

After reading the article about Redmond’s position on Idlewood Park, I say “boo” to Redmond!

  • Jul 25, 2008

Sound Transit’s Eastside plan is flawed

Eastside rapid transit should be quickly implemented. But Sound Transit’s proposal is flawed in three ways.

  • Jul 18, 2008

Fix the problem

First of all, good article by Carrie Wood on Talal Al-namrouti and family. Please pass my concern for them to them if you can.

  • Jul 17, 2008

Political parties

I just read your commentary on the “Parties do disservice to state voters.”

  • Jul 17, 2008

Washington gas tax isn’t so ‘rosy’

America is hurting. Consumer spending is going down. The people of this state are hurting. One of the problems is the gas tax and it is not the rosy picture the Bellevue Reporter painted in its recent editorial.

  • Jul 11, 2008

Article respectful

I want to thank you for your recent article on LDS Bellevue South State President Robert Johnson.

  • Jul 11, 2008

Phone con continues

By now the phone companies should have conned all the cell phone addicts into buying a second (“hands-free”) phone to comply with the nearly worthless law making it almost illegal to use a hand-held phone while driving.

  • Jul 11, 2008

Double dealing by Gov. Gregoire?

Recently, there has been some reporting on possible quid pro quo dealings of our governor for Indian casinos and government employees. How long will it take voters to recognize what I believe is the disingenuous nature of this politician?

  • Jul 7, 2008

Cancer survivors: Thanks, Relay supporters

On behalf of my wife, a cancer survivor, and myself who is surviving cancer, I would like to thank everyone who participated in Bellevue’s second annual “American Cancer Society Relay for Life” on Saturday and Sunday, June 7 and 8. We were deeply touched by the respect shown all of us in the purple “Survivor” T-shirts and surprised to see the large amount of young people (teenagers) in attendance.

  • Jul 2, 2008

Bellevue man to Carlson: You’re killing me, John

I am afraid my wife is going to cancel our subscription (free, though it is) to the Bellevue Reporter. Every time I read John Carlson’s commentary, my blood pressure shoots up. I’m too old for this kind of stress, John. You have to stop tormenting me.

  • Jul 2, 2008

Six steps to better energy use

As an executive, strategy planner and chemical engineer, I am tired of listening to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s and President Bush’s disconnected, politically motivated speeches on energy initiatives that serve no coherent purpose towards diminishing America’s reliance on imported oil and natural gas.

  • Jun 26, 2008

Transportation issue overcomplicated

John Carlson, in his May 14 commentary, overcomplicates a very simple question. What is “going wrong with transportation in our region, then and now,” is that there are too many people driving alone, on roadways that are not capable of handling the traffic. We already have too much concrete and too many roads; they are just poorly utilized, by single-occupancy vehicles.

  • Jun 26, 2008

What I would do about transportation?

The first thing I would do is direct Sound Transit to give up its idea of a light rail connection to Bellevue and Overlake via Lake Washington floating bridge. A light rail system across Mercer Island only makes sense if it includes an extension to Eastgate that provides direct connections into Seattle.

  • Jun 26, 2008

Before spending stimulus check, think of who really needs it

I would like to suggest three ways for people to use all or part of their Economic Stimulus Tax Rebate. 1. Make a financial gift to charity and help a neighbor in need who is suffering from layoff, injury, illness or the effects of poverty.

  • Jun 26, 2008