Raechel Dawson

Bellevue’s 365 by Whole Foods closes

Bellevue Square’s 365 by Whole Foods Market recently announced its closure. A representative of Whole Foods Market said the decision was made by company leadership… Continue reading

Bellevue City Council permanently bans safe injection sites for illegal drugs

The Bellevue City Council unanimously voted to permanently ban safe injection sites for illegal drugs at a council meeting Monday. The permanent ban will go… Continue reading

Man sentenced to 14 months for Islamic Center of Eastside fire

The man responsible for burning down the Islamic Center of the Eastside was sentenced to 14 months in prison Friday. King County Superior Court Judge… Continue reading

Bellevue Chamber’s Eastside Annual Dinner draws hundreds

The Bellevue Chamber of Commerce’s 2017 Eastside Annual Dinner was a full house at the Westin Bellevue Tuesday night. The chamber welcomed its new board… Continue reading

Eastside senatorial candidates weigh in on immigrant hate speech and crime

Eastside senatorial candidates spoke about hate crimes against the immigrant community last Thursday and what they would do to help put an end to it.… Continue reading

Counter-rallies planned for Betsy DeVos’ visit to Bellevue

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is coming to Bellevue Friday. And her anticipated presence has sparked hundreds to plan their protest on Facebook. Approximately… Continue reading

Bellevue School Board candidates discuss growth, transparency at forum Monday

Bellevue School Board candidates weighed in on the district’s growth, transparency and even its Dreamer students at a forum on Monday. Candidate Erica Melief for… Continue reading

Eastside senatorial candidates sound off on fully funding education

Cutting corporate tax loopholes, exercising fiscal discipline, creating a public infrastructure bank and providing more choice schools were the ideas Eastside Senatorial candidates presented on… Continue reading

Bellevue’s One88 breaks ground, first high-rise in nearly decade

Editor’s note: A previous version of this article stated the One88 building would be the first high-rise in Bellevue in 10 years. That information was… Continue reading

Bellevue City Council discusses alternative location for Eastside men’s shelter

Bellevue City Councilmember Kevin Wallace has a different idea for the location of the Eastside men’s shelter. Initially proposed for Eastgate, the new location would… Continue reading

Kirkland Art Center’s Cirque du Surreal celebrates the imagination this October | The Eastside Scene

Artist Salvador Dali’s melting clocks, a ring master at a circus, and flapper girls from the 1920s. Cirque du Surreal is coming to town. The… Continue reading

Group holds Bellevue candlelight vigil to honor Las Vegas shooting victims

At least 59 were killed Sunday night in Las Vegas with more than 500 injured in one of the deadliest shootings in the United States.… Continue reading

Bellevue in ‘best position of any city’ for Amazon HQ2

Bellevue is among regional players Tacoma and Seattle in a game to win the location of Amazon’s second headquarters, dubbed Amazon HQ2. The city of… Continue reading

Bellevue-based Courthouse Dogs Foundation helps victims as they relive trauma

After a child has gone through abuse or neglect, it’s often hard for them to retell their traumatic story. But Bellevue-based Courthouse Dogs Foundation has… Continue reading

Bellevue City Council candidates talk transportation, affordable housing at forum

Bellevue City Council candidates shared their ideas on traffic, affordable housing and diversity, among other issues, at a forum sponsored by the Bellevue Downtown Association… Continue reading

Environmental groups protest Bellevue-based Puget Sound Energy

About 50 environmentalists stormed Puget Sound Energy headquarters in Bellevue Thursday. The group was among hundreds of other protesters who rallied against the company’s 13… Continue reading

Members of Congress, Dreamers call out Trump administration’s end of DACA at Bellevue event

Four members of Congress stood up on Thursday to let President Donald Trump know ending the DACA program is not only cruel, but stupid. Representing… Continue reading

Cheng discusses importance of “I” and “We” cultures at Bellevue-based Cultural Conversations

Spring Cheng was caught between two cultures. One was the “We” culture she grew up knowing in China until age 22, when she immigrated to… Continue reading

Man Pleads Guilty to ‘Reckless Burning’ of Bellevue’s Islamic Center of the Eastside

The Center will hold a meeting next week to discuss reconstruction efforts.

Man pleads guilty to ‘reckless burning’ of Bellevue’s Islamic Center of the Eastside

A homeless man charged with burning down the Eastside’s largest mosque pleaded guilty to first-degree reckless burning on Sept. 15. King County prosecutors initially charged… Continue reading