Carrie Rodriguez

To my sea sisters — and all families of veterans | Editor’s Note

As my Navy recruiter waited in his car with the engine running at the top of our driveway, I stood with my parents on the… Continue reading


Russian hackers targeted Washington election systems, Homeland Security confirms

Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman said when her office discovered suspicious IP addresses last year, they had a “high suspicion” the addresses belonged to… Continue reading


Municipal League rates 48th District candidates

The Municipal League of King County recently rated nearly 50 candidates running for local races in King County. For Bellevue’s 48th Legislative District, the league… Continue reading


Jury awards $20M in negligence suit against Bellevue company

A Chicago jury awarded $20 million in damages on June 28 to a man who sued Bellevue-based truck manufacturer Paccar, Inc. for negligence after the… Continue reading

Reporter launches homelessness series | Editor’s Note

Volunteers found them sleeping in parking garages, in vehicles, under structures and roadways, in bushes and other areas. During King County’s annual One Night Count… Continue reading

What ‘Trumponomics’ could mean for Bellevue businesses in 2017

The good, the bad — and the ugly. This is how economist Joseph Quinlan divides “Trumponomics” as he described how some of the president-elect’s fiscal… Continue reading

Bellevue business leaders optimistic for 2017, but cite top challenges

Things are looking up for Eastside businesses. That’s the general sentiment of Eastside business owners and CEOs whom the Bellevue Chamber of Commerce recently surveyed… Continue reading

Ex-Seahawk Derrick Coleman sentenced to community service for Bellevue hit-and-run

Former Seattle Seahawks player Derrick Coleman was sentenced on Friday to 240 hours of community service for vehicular assault and fleeing the scene of a car crash that seriously injured a man in Bellevue last year.

Enter Reporter’s first fall poetry contest | Editor’s Note

Every great literary work started with an interesting idea.

Who is the best in Bellevue? | Vote now in annual contest

We only urge readers to play favorites once per year — now is that time.

Local company uses wigs and wackiness to throw good party

Wearing wigs and singing weird songs is where Troy McVicker got his start.He would sing anything that didn’t require much talent: The B-52’s Love Shack… Continue reading

Police need your help to identify two robbery suspects

Kirkland police need your help to identify two suspects who robbed a Hispanic market at gunpoint in Totem Square recently and possibly eight other area… Continue reading

When pets face death | Bellevue woman offers animal hospice help to distraught owners

Michelle Nichols didn't have a choice with her 7-year-old Boxer. Her dog, McKenzie, who suffered from a hereditary heart condition, dropped right in front of her with a heart attack and died several years ago. In response, she helped found in-home caregiving, hospice care and end-of-life options for beloved pets.

Students speak with Medina ‘space tourist’

Two hundred miles above Earth, the astronaut described to students what the planet looks like from outer space.Its an incredible sight. Its as big as… Continue reading

New Allied Health Building opens to students at Lake Washington Institute of Technology

Lake Washington Institute of Technology celebrated the grand opening of the school's new state-of-the-art Allied Health Building Sept. 14.

Dying woman mulls options as Washington’s Death With Dignity Act takes effect

When doctors told Barbara McKay she would probably not live much longer, she began to think about how she would end her life. “I was very determined I was not going to allow myself to get to the point where I couldn't care for myself because I didn't want to put my family in that position,” the Kirkland resident recalled of when she was diagnosed with late-stage ovarian cancer seven years ago.

Body of boater found in Lake Washington identified

Officials have identified the man whose body was pulled from Lake Washington near Juanita Beach Park June 5 as 56-year-old August Reyes, of Kirkland.Police found… Continue reading

Tateuchi Center in Bellevue gets $20M boost from donors

The long-planned Tateuchi Center got a major boost with three donations totaling $20 million, organization officials announced during an event on Wednesday night

Our favorite Bachelor | The Reporter chats with Jason Mesnick and learns all (OK, not quite)

Jason Mesnick has been asked about heartache before.Heartache is what led the 32-year-old single father to be on ABCs "The Bachelorette" last season. In the… Continue reading

The Ex Box Boys | Local band and gaming gurus take Xbox to next level

Shot down by Microsoft, The Ex Box Boys hasn’t let the corporative squelch get in their way.The Eastside band – which bases their songs on… Continue reading