Josh Stilts

Updated: Bellevue elementary art teacher accused of child rape, molestation

A Cherry Crest Elementary art teacher was arrested last week for allegedly raping and molesting a former student for several years while she attended the school, however, formal charges have not yet been filed.


‘A Christmas Story’ homecoming for Eastside native

Newport High School alum Brandon Ivie has spent the last five years working on various iterations of the Broadway smash hit musical “A Christmas Story,” the story of young boy bound and determined to get a Red Rider carbine action BB gun as his present. The show, which was developed at The 5th Avenue Theatre returns Nov. 25 and runs through Dec. 31.


Bellevue College to offer 2 new bachelor’s degrees

An applied accounting degree could be available for students next fall and students could be admitted for a molecular bioscience degree track by fall 2016.


From discarded plastics to 3D printer ‘ink’

Prototype Northwest started as a crowd-funded group with the goal of building a sustainable method for creating filament or “ink” for 3D printers.

Sammamish High School to bring the hills alive with ‘Sound of Music’

What to do about a problem like renovation? That's the question Sammamish High School theater teacher Melissa Deutsch had to wrestle this fall when deciding what musical the school was going to perform.

Bellevue College DECA team advances to national competition

Coach Kyle Barber said the turnout was more than he imagined from the student population and after seeing their determination and their skills he and 23 students traveled to Victoria, British Columbia, Canada to compete in the Collegiate DECA Pacific Northwest Career Development Conference.

Chop Shop: Bodies of Work returns to Bellevue

One of the premiere dance festivals in the Pacific Northwest is returning to Bellevue next week for its eighth year after nearly having to cancel its performances last fall.

BAM showcases Emerge-in kiln-glass artists

Twelve years ago the Bullseye Glass Company launched its first Emerge competition as a way to showcase the talent of artists working in kiln-glass.

Bellevue schools enrollment up 278 students beyond projections

To prepare for the increase in students, more than 50 full-time equivalent (FTE) teaching positions were added for general education and music, 6.2 FTE for special education teachers and other resources and 6.8 FTE secondary counselors.

Bellevue School District exploring later start time for high schoolers

Studies of teenagers sleep patterns have shown they perform better in school when they don't have to wake up before 7 a.m., and board members are starting the process to determine what it would take to delay class start times for them in Bellevue.

Boys & Girls Club Teen Tech Center Opens

More than 100 people gathered for the unveiling of the new Boys & Girls Club Teen Technology Center on Wednesday.

Well-Strung stringing Mozart and Madonna at the Neptune

The New York-based quartet, formed after their manager Mark Cortale saw one of the violinists playing on the street in Provincetown, Mass., has been garnering national attention for its ambitious vocal and instrumental arrangements.

The art of political, diplomatic jewelry

Bellevue Arts Museum opens new exhibit 'Read My Pins' a collection of former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright's brooches. Albright, who was in Bellevue this week discussed the significance of some of her favorite pins.

Slovak photographers get first show at East Shore Unitarian Church

Co-sponsored by Group f/5.6, a Bellevue-based photography group, and the East Shore Unitarian Church Adult Programs, the show's images span the time of work from those in Slovakia who lived through and after the occupation of Nazi Germany, the rise of the Soviet Union and the country's current state of affairs.

Bellevue Arts Museum breakfast raises $32,000

Board president Joel Petersen said the generosity of the community speaks volumes to the importance of arts in Bellevue.

Bellevue teen author launches new book series using iPad

A prize horse has gone missing at the annual Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show and a shadowy figure lurks around every corner. But for Jordan Olerud, her service dog Baker, her nurse, Emma, and Jordan's sister, Jessica, it's just the first mystery to solve for the Giddy Up Girls.

Sammamish High School students achieving collegiate dreams through PBL

Four years ago Sammamish High School officials rolled out a new educational plan with the help of a $5 million grant and a clear vision, redesigning curriculum to focus on problem-based learning.

County councilman eyes body cameras for police

King County Councilman David Upthegrove has introduced legislation to create a pilot project attaching video cameras to police uniforms in an effort to reduce instances of “inappropriate use of force by officers” and complaints against officers by the public.

Bellevue Arts Museum opens 3 new exhibits

Whether its Northwest artist Jason Walker's first solo museum exhibition, "On the River, Down the Road," featuring his three-dimensional blend of nature, industrialism, or the first American viewing of Australian glassblower Nick Mount's "The Fabric of Work" collection, or John Economaki's woodworking tools, the museum's second floor is a series of new revelations for visitors, according to Director of Art, Craft, and Design Stefano Catalani.

Tillicum teacher wins Social Worker of the Year award

Piper Sangston doesn’t need much to capture the attention of her students. With a few kind, respectful words, each picks up their writing instruments, note cards and begins scribbling down the three things they’re thankful for that day.