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Category: Eastside
June 6, 2014 at 6:57 AM

PSE power lines: Preserve Eastside’s beauty in an equitable way

Twelve years ago, my family and I moved to Bellevue from Texas. My father, a lifelong New Yorker, helped us move. After taking some debris to a Kirkland transfer station, Dad remarked, “This place is great. Even the dump is green.” My father better understands what makes the Eastside attractive than long-term area resident and Puget…

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Comments | More in Eastside | Topics: Andy Wappler, Eastside, Jill Sulzberg

July 15, 2009 at 4:00 PM

Shopping carts: solutions to prevent theft

Bellevue ordinance unfairly punishes the victims I can’t think of a more blatant punish-the-victim law than the Bellevue ordinance — endorsed by The Seattle Times ["Bellevue is right to corral carts," Opinion, editorial, July 9] — that fines businesses for shopping carts that are stolen and abandoned on the streets. What’s next, fining fast-food restaurants when…

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Comments | More in Business, Eastside

May 5, 2009 at 4:00 PM

East-west transportation debates

Elevated line best for Bellevue Editor, The Times: Mike Lindblom’s article in Monday’s Times ["Bellevue wants a tunnel; Microsoft says not so fast," page one, May 4] failed to identify the clearly preferred route through downtown Bellevue: Alternative C7E, an elevated line running alongside 112th Avenue Northeast from approximately Main Street to an I-405 overpass at the…

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Comments | More in Eastside, Light rail

February 19, 2009 at 4:44 PM

Bel-Red Rescue plan

Promises like witch’s pearls Chained as I know you are to the regional power brokers, it is not surprising (but still depressing) to read the drivel you put out in the Sunday Times: “Bellevue’s Rail Vision” [Feb. 15, Editorial]. You almost got the title right — you just left out a couple important modifiers. A better, more…

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Comments | More in Eastside, transit

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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Comments | More in Bellevue, Eastside, Transportation

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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Comments | More in Bellevue, Eastside, transit

October 27, 2008 at 4:38 PM

Bellevue parks levy

Keep them new If you wonder how important the park levy is for Bellevue, think of these noteworthy parks in notable cities: Grant Park in Chicago, Forest Park in St Louis, Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. These are well-designed, unique parks that are old. They look and feel old. In visiting, I have often thought…

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Comments | More in Bellevue, Eastside, Election

October 26, 2008 at 6:40 PM

Darcy Burner’s degree

Two less words Democratic congressional candidate Darcy Burner is absolutely correct in stating that, “people are playing stupid semantic gotcha games” over her not really having a degree in economics from Harvard even though she was quoted twice in public as saying, “I loved economics so much that I got a degree in it from Harvard.” The…

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Comments | More in Eastside, Federal races

October 25, 2008 at 6:24 PM

Darcy Burner’s degree

But he has an A.A. Now that you have described Democratic congressional candidate Darcy Burner’s Harvard computer science degree, with only “an emphasis in economics,” to be an “exaggeration” in a front page expose, please follow up with a story about U.S. Rep. Dave Reichert’s qualifications based on his Associate of Arts degree from Concordia Lutheran…

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Comments | More in Eastside, Federal races

October 18, 2008 at 4:03 PM

8th District congressional race

Be consistent I was thrilled and encouraged by your endorsement of Sen. Barack Obama for president ["The endorsement game: how the process works," Editorial column, Sept. 21]. You stated that Obama is “a little young, but brilliant.” You further stated that if he seems “brainy and professorial, that’s OK. We need the leader of the free world to…

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Comments | More in Eastside, Election, Politics

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