I read, with some amusement The Seattle Times article on the tearing down of ramblers in older Bellevue neighborhoods [“Teardowns transforming Bellevue neighborhoods,” Local News, Nov. 2]. This has been going on in South Snohomish County for years. Our once peaceful neighborhood has become a hodgepodge of older ramblers and 3,000- to 4,000-square-foot…More
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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.
The process is going fine The Times article about the Bellevue waterfront is off-base, taking typical state Department of Ecology concerns and blowing them out of proportion. [“Waves of concern over Bellevue waterfront rules, page one, July 29.] This article should have clarified that the Department of Ecology did not review a final draft of the…More
Shoreline Management Act must be updated The article on Bellevue’s waterfront conflict reveals the uphill struggle in modernizing environmental regulation. [“Waves of concern over Bellevue waterfront rules,” page one, July 29.] Bellevue’s waterfront demographic couldn’t be more complicated: Money and political influence meet a well-educated constituency of waterfront homeowners who certainly comprehend their unique stewardship responsibility. Updating…More