Carrie Rodriguez

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

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

Sheriff speaks with students about fear, courage

Every day, Sue Rahr does something that gives her a queasy stomach.Fear comes with the turf for the Bellevue native, who is also King County… Continue reading

Bellevue’s YES opens new facility at historic Kirkland site

Bellevue-based Youth Eastside Services has opened its newest – and oldest – facility in Kirkland.The new site is located in the historic Forbes family house… Continue reading

Young poet creates own laws of writing in new book

Maya Ganesan has broken the rules, and she's not apologizing.She remembers her mother's advice well: real poets sit in a quiet place and write. So… Continue reading

Levy lid lift to increase Bellevue library services

While many organizations are tightening belts in the midst of an economic downturn, King County Library Services (KCLS) is better off thanks to a voter-approved levy lid lift in February.

100 Hounds | Photographer’s project to benefit Seattle Humane Society in Bellevue

On a recent morning at Kirkland's Juanita Bay Park and already exhausted from the blazing heat, Charlie Brown unfurled his great pink tongue and began… Continue reading

Drummers set record for playing in sync; Bellevue company behind event

The thunderous rumble that blasted through the Northwest at 2:45 p.m. and lasted six minutes Sunday was not another rainstorm. It was a sea of more than 3,000 drummers banging their drum sets in sync - setting a world record – and creating a new one for the first time.

New bistro has an American touch with a French flair

Ted Furst, the Northwest culinary pioneer who created food concepts for more than 20 restaurants over his career, has opened Le Grand Bistro Américain at Carillon Point

Bellevue Reporter seeks new community columnists | Editor’s Note

Somewhere from deep within, there’s a twinge. It could have been

Bellevue — it’s great to be back | Editor’s Note

I remember standing in front of the Wilburton trestle in Bellevue.