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Category: Bellevue
November 24, 2013 at 8:04 AM

Republicans are seeking fair solutions for all immigrants

Protest stunt at Bellevue only heightened tension

Guest columnists Pramila Jayapal and LeeAnn Hall grossly misrepresented the “GOP’s response to the Bellevue protest” [“Why immigration is a major issue for women,” Opinion, Nov. 16].

In fact, my response was swift and oft-quoted by news sources throughout the state: “We are happy to have dialogue with anyone on the important issue of immigration reform … anyone who wants to talk with me can call to schedule an appointment.”

Instead, the writers claimed the “GOP response” was a tweet from the former state party chair, Kirby Wilbur, who no longer lives in Washington state. Simply put, Wilbur’s tweet was a disgrace. While insulting his political enemies, he also insulted Republicans over an issue where there is common ground on both sides of the aisle.


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October 16, 2013 at 7:26 PM

Kevin Wallace brings bipartisan opinion to Bellevue City Council

We need someone with a cool head and strong backbone I am a strong supporter of Kevin Wallace, and I urge you to re-elect Kevin to the Bellevue City Council on Nov. 5. I have known Kevin for 10 years, he is always thoughtful, drives for knowledge and insight, balances bipartisan opinion and stands up for what…


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October 8, 2013 at 7:01 AM

Bellevue Council chooses Republic

Quality service will continue Solid waste is one of the core services the city provides and the quality of that service is important to our residents and businesses. [“Low bidder for waste contract slams Bellevue council decision,” NWTuesday, Oct. 1]. Republic Services has provided Bellevue with superior garbage and recycling collection for more than 30 years. By…


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July 9, 2009 at 4:00 PM

Bellevue shopping carts: What is best to prevent their theft?

Keep the carts in a corral I wonder if Bellevue has looked at other cities or countries in its search for the answer to disappearing shopping carts [“Bellevue ponders measure to herd lost shopping carts,” NWMonday, July 6]. I recall from living in Washington, D.C., that many area supermarkets installed railings along the edge of the…


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June 28, 2009 at 3:12 PM

School librarians in Bellevue: Are they needed?

Principals know what’s best for students Editor, The Times: Professor Michael Eisenberg of the University of Washington’s Information School uses inflammatory rhetoric [“Librarians are not optional,” Opinion, guest column, June 25] to criticize the decisions of nine middle- and high-school principals in the Bellevue School District to reassign their school librarians to work in the classroom. Eisenberg…


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March 1, 2009 at 3:37 PM

Bellevue light rail

Sacrificing tranquil Mercer Slough The light-rail route endorsed by the Bellevue City Council, would run very close to some of the most sensitive and valued natural habitat in the region. The council suggested the light-rail be “side running,” which would place it to the right of the northbound auto-traffic lanes along Bellevue Way and 112…


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February 24, 2009 at 3:06 PM

Mortgage lending practices

Stocking hopes in a quick buck No one can convince me that someone who earned $20,000 a year would believe they could “purchase” a $1.5 million condo, no matter what some real-estate agent or lender told them [“$1.5M condo? On $20K income?” page one, Feb. 20]. The reality is these people had no intention of buying the…


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February 17, 2009 at 4:00 PM

Bel-Red re-envisioned

Mike Siegel / The Seattle Times Mike Siegel / The Seattle Times An aerial photo of Bellevue shows the Bel-Red corridor, between Bel-Red Road and Highway 520. The corridor, a 900-acre section of the city, is expected to be rezoned to allow dense urban development around future light-rail service. A 21st century vision for transportation, growth Editor, The…


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February 16, 2009 at 4:00 PM

Bel-Red light rail

A socioeconomic balance Editor, The Times: Regarding Katherine Long’s article, “Re-envisioning Bel-Red” [Time, page one, Feb. 13], someone may want to ask the city how it plans to maintain or enhance the number of light-industrial jobs that could be displaced with this new development. True sustainability is more than just preserving fish habitat and improving pedestrian amenities for…


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December 2, 2008 at 2:51 PM

Football team bus crash

Chris Joseph Taylor / The Seattle Times A football cleat sits on the side of the road after the bus carrying the Bellevue High School football team was involved in an accident while on its way to play in a state playoff game at the Tacoma Dome. Buckle up Editor, The Times: We all share a sense of relief…


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