Josh Stilts

The 5th Avenue homecoming of ‘A Christmas Story, The Musical’ is a flawless spectacle of comic brilliance and Christmas cheer

Based loosely on the life of radio legend Jean Shepard, his book "In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash" and the iconic 1983 holiday movie of the same name, the show is a time capsule of what life was like in the 1940s, when children lived simpler lives and every American strived for the "nuclear family."

Open Window student’s ‘Space Planter’ wins NASA 3-D printing design challenge

Sydney Vernon said she got the idea during a field trip to the University of Washington's Center for Urban Horticulture. Vernon's design was selected as one of four finalists from a field of 470 students across the country for the Future Engineers 3-D Printing in Space Challenge.

Aussie acrobat troupe Circus Oz is coming to The Moore

On the heels (and toes, arms and backs) of their hugely successful international tour across North America, Circus Oz is returning to the Pacific Northwest Feb. 5-8 at the Moore Theatre in Seattle.

Habib, Hunter introduce increased cigarette tax legislation

On Monday, Sen. Cyrus Habib (D-Kirkland) and Rep. Ross Hunter (D-Medina) introduced a bills SB 5808 in the senate and HB 2194 in the house, which would raise the tax on cigarettes by 50 cents per pack. Money from the proposed tax would go to help pay for research, prevention and care of the deadly effects they have.

Leadership Eastside luncheon focuses on area’s future

Those in attendance spent the majority of the time listening and talking to each other about the keys to a healthy community, which Eastside Leadership president James Whitfield listed as "basic needs, health and wellness, education, economy, arts and culture, neighborhoods and communities and a healthy environment."

Seahawks serve up steaks, raise $230K for charity

Hundreds of people filled Daniel's Broiler's Bellevue location as Earl Thomas III and his fellow teammates, Bruce Irvin, Richard Sherman, Malcolm Smith and K.J. Wright served appetizers to raise money for Thomas' foundation, Guardian Angels.

Video game company donates $26K to help fund girls STEM camp

A local video game company has partnered with a national nonprofit to encourage girls to explore Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) opportunities.

Check mate: Open Window students take on the chess world

Two of the world's best young chess players travelled to Durban, South Africa to compete in the Youth World Championships.

Governor unveils $2.3 billion education plan

More than half of the proposed investment, $1.3 billion, would be spent meeting the requirements of House Bill 2776, the subject of the McCleary decision, by the second year of the 2015-2017 biennium.

Tabla master Zakir Hussain brings Indian, Celtic fusion to Moore Theatre March 20

On March 20, Hussain will be joined by an all-star cast of Indian and Celtic musicians at the Moore Theatre as part of his latest tour, “Celtic Connections: The Pulse of the World,” a 22-day, 15-city run showcasing the connection between each of the musical cultures.

Habib launches ride-sharing protection legislation

Sen. Cyrus Habib, D-Kirkland, is hoping his first senate bill will better protect passengers, drivers and the public by establishing a statewide framework for Transportation Network Companies such as Uber and Lyft.

BC, CWU partner to expand autism program

Since 2011, students in the program at Bellevue College have been able to attend support meetings each week with trained peer mentors to help with group classes and discussions, their parents have been able to receive training and they’ve been able to fin assistance with community engagement and education.

Bellevue parents, school officials not concerned about potential changes to graduation requirements

Members of the Bellevue School District say increasing the minimum requirement of credits won't be a challenge for students.

Sammamish senior hopes to give back by building bathrooms in Africa

Local bands, friends playing fundraiser concert at Ground Zero March 28 to help Briana Brooke-Merritt raise the $3,000 she needs to go help build toilets and sinks in Cape Verde.

Boys & Girls Club of Bellevue raises $150K during 22nd annual breakfast

Last week, McClendon served as the keynote speaker during the local chapter’s 22nd Annual Friends Breakfast of Champions held at the Bellevue Hilton. Prior to the breakfast he spoke about what it was like growing up in Gary, Ind., and how the John Will Anderson chapter expanded his view of the world, sports and what it takes to be a good citizen.

Bellevue honors MLK

Hundreds of people gathered Monday morning at Crossroads Mall in Bellevue to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., in community.

Bellevue College to partner with WSU or develop hybrid degree programs on its own

Working groups for each of the universities had only met once before Wednesday's meeting, but talks will continue every other week until they decide if a partnership is mutually beneficial, according to board chairman Steve Miller.

Girls build robots too

Three local teams of your engineers, including two all-girl squads, are competing in the FIRST LEGO League Western Washington State Championship on Saturday at the ShoWare Center in Kent.

Pearl Jam frontman, Microsoft raise money for EB research

A few months ago Eddie Vedder and his wife Jill became founder members of the largest nonprofit dedicated to finding a cure for Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB), a devastating, life-threatening genetic skin disorder, which causes children to break out in skin blisters and erosions all over their bodies. Earlier this month he played a benefit solo-show at Microsoft.

Group hopes to provide warmer nights for King County homeless

Sleepless in Seattle is attempting to raise $75,000 by Thanksgiving in order to purchase sleeping bags for the estimated 3,100 people sleeping on the streets.