Josh Stilts

Bellevue College hires institutional advancement vp as it prepares to turn 50

As part of its preparation for the 50th anniversary celebration in 2016, Bellevue College named Gayle Barge as its vice president of institutional advancement last week.

Broadway talent booming in ‘Jasper in Deadland’

Eastside native Brandon Ivie, fresh off his hugely success directorial run of “A Christmas Story” late last year, is returning to The 5th Avenue next month to direct its newest musical “Jasper in Deadland” and he’s bringing with him Broadway talent.

Seahawks, Symetra name Sammamish High 2014 MVP school

School awarded $10,000 to help fund its Engineering Projects in the Community (EPICS) program and increase student interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields.

Puesta teacher named ‘Hero in the Classroom’

Known as "Senor Mattson," the fourth-grade teacher was honored by Bellevue-based Symetra and the Seattle Seahawks for his ability to reach students in a way few others have, being named the one of this year's Heroes in the Classroom.

Governor asks Bellevue education leaders to spread message of success

To satisfy the financial needs of the McCleary decision, Gov. Jay Inslee proposed a $2.3 billion education plan that is being fought by state republicans. On Wednesday he reached out to local leaders for support.

Gov applauds state’s advancements in life sciences

On Oct. 24, Inslee spoke about the state's potential during his keynote address at the Washington Biotechnology & Biomedical Association (WBBA) 25th annual meeting and Governor's Life Sciences Summit held at the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue.

REVIEW: Mary Poppins not quite perfect in many ways

There's trouble at 17 Cherry Tree Lane and it's not Mary Poppins. The Village Theatre's opening night production of the popular children's story had several magical moments, including flying people, kites and a chimney sweep dancing on the ceiling. But many of those fell flat as numerous miscues, both musical and spoken, clumsy stage blocking and stagehands appearing in plain view took audience members out of the story. By the time you read this I'm sure both cast and crew will have ironed out the majority of its timing issues, taking copious amounts of sugar to help the medicine go down, which is why I'm throughly encouraging people to see this production.

Troopers end I-90 high speed chase with ‘textbook’ maneuver

An unidentified man in his mid 40s attempting to elude police is in custody after leading them along parts of I-405, I-90 east and west, and West Lake Sammamish Parkway late Monday morning.

Bellevue women making blankets for shelter cats

Seattle Humane Society is waiving all adoption fees for felines at least one-year-old.

Bellevue students crack Hour of Code

With the help of Microsoft, a founding support of, a leading partner of the Hour of Code and a sponsor of Computer Science Education Week, the software company is attempting to get 100 million youth to try their hand at computer coding.

National Geographic greatness

Open Window eighth-grade student Eliana Blachman will face off against other state students March 27 at Pacific Lutheran University for the right to represent Washington at the geography championships in Washington, D.C., in May.

UPAC hosts Billie Holiday ‘Songbook’

Often considered one of the most influential and iconic jazz vocalists of all time, Holiday's work will be performed by Stacie Calkins at 2:30 p.m. on February 8 at the Unity Performing Arts Center inside the Unity of Bellevue building.

Hunter: State budget has a $4.6 billion problem

During the last biennium, the state’s lawmakers passed a $33.8 billion budget, but since that time the state Supreme Court ruled Washington must address the McCleary decision, voters passed an initiative reducing class sizes, inflation rose and the state lost several multi-hundred million dollar lawsuits.

Bellevue author slices open audiences with first suspense thriller

Richard Van Anderson has always been fascinated by the urban legends of people waking up in bathtubs full of ice, their organs allegedly removed and sold on the black market. As a medical student in New York, the improbability of the situation troubled him; why would a surgeon keep the patient on ice when the common practice is to warm them up?

Microsoft, St. Thomas School app better connecting students, staff

The teachers and staff at St. Thomas School in Medina say the integration of technology in the classroom is paramount to ensure students are savvy enough to tackle an increasingly electronic-dependent world.

UW research says strong relationships key to healthy life

Doctors Mavis Tsai and Robert J. Kohlenberg, psychologists and professors at the University of Washington, have wanted to examine the benefits of building stronger social connections for some time. Thanks to an anonymous donor, their dream was realized.

Police: Active shooter in Bellevue not a case of if but when

Two days before Interlake High School went into lockdown following alleged threats and rumors of a shooting the Bellevue School District and Bellevue Police Department held a joint seminar discussing what to do in an active shooter situation.

Chism Beach ‘Life Cycle’ sculpture to get $14K rebirth

A wood sculpture by Pat McVay in Bellevue's Chism Beach Park will soon be getting recycled. The piece "Life Cycle," which showcases the various stages of a salmon's life, has suffered heavy damage from the elements causing one large piece to fall off due to rot. The city's arts commission deemed it beyond repair Tuesday night.

Seattle gets trampled … by turtles (REVIEW)

Minnesota bluegrass quintet Trampled By Turtles led the sold-out crowd at Seattle's Sodo Showbox on a beautiful journey of Americana on Saturday.

UPDATED: Police arrest two suspects as part of larger heroin investigation

According to eyewitnesses police converged on the suspects vehicle with weapons drawn ordering the driver and a passenger to get out and both were taken into custody without incident.