Ryan Murray

Bellevue City Council has four spots up for grabs

Four of Bellevue’s City Council spots are up for grabs this fall. Three of these were scheduled. An additional spot opened and required a special… Continue reading

Clyde Hill, Beaux Arts, Medina, Hunts Point and Yarrow Point have spots up for grabs on council

Several of the Eastside’s smaller communities are facing some elections for council and mayor this election season, and quite a few are running unopposed. Clyde… Continue reading

East Bellevue Community Council has five spots up for election

Five positions are up for election in the East Bellevue Community Council. That’s every position, by the way. Incumbent Steve Kasner is facing a challenge… Continue reading

Incumbents face Libertarian challengers in 48th Legislative District

Several classes over the 48th Legislative District look to highlight election season. Rookie Democratic legislator Vandana Slatter looks to defend her spot in the 48th’s… Continue reading

Newcastle faces three races on council, one for Coal Creek utilities

The City of Newcastle has three races for its city council, as well as one spot on the Coal Creek Utility District. Incumbent and current… Continue reading

One race contested, one not in Bellevue School District election

Two openings on the Bellevue School board are up for grabs this fall. Erica Melief is running unopposed for the District 3 directorship (erica.melief@gmail.com). Incumbent… Continue reading

Bellevue Police honor their own at annual awards ceremony

Dozens of Bellevue’s finest were honored Tuesday afternoon at City Hall for the annual police award ceremony. Officers Trent Cahypull and David Wright were sworn… Continue reading

No love lost between exes| Bellevue Police Blotter May 8 – May 12

May 8 NO LOVE LOST: A suspect attempted to contact his ex-girlfriend on Northeast 10th Street. She was with her new boyfriend and the ex-… Continue reading

Newport High School class donates “monsters” to LifeWire

For children in damaged homes, sometimes the simplest things can root them and tell them they will be OK. For Newport High School teacher Marlys… Continue reading

Bellevue commits $2 million to Highland Village purchase

After a tense deadline last summer at the Highland Village apartments and nearly a year of wading through bureaucratic red tape, Bellevue has committed itself… Continue reading

Bellevue detective commended for helping save State Patrol trooper

A Bellevue Police detective was commended by the Washington State Patrol for his efforts in assisting a fellow lawman in an April incident. On April… Continue reading

Three alarm fire destroys multiple businesses near NE 20th Street

A three alarm fire destroyed a significant portion of a commercial building at the Columbia Business Park Tuesday evening, calling out 21 local units to… Continue reading

Bellevue Fire Department evacuates apartment after garbage truck damages carport

A garbage truck caused a stir at an apartment complex in Bellevue on Tuesday afternoon, necessitating an evacuation. The truck took too tight of a… Continue reading

Kevin Wallace declines to run for City Council again, endorses another candidate

After eight years on the Bellevue City Council, Kevin Wallace has decided not to seek re-election for Position 4. He has however endorsed another candidate… Continue reading

A gem from the Gem State| Bellevue Police Blotter May 1 – May 6

May 1 SILVER GUN: A suspect entered a store on Northeast 8th Street and shoplifted an item from the store. Employees witnessed this and followed… Continue reading

Bellevue author Curtis Manley’s “The Crane Girl” debuts

Bellevue author Curtis Manley is always inspired by a good haiku. So when he began working on his recent children’s book, “The Crane Girl,” he… Continue reading

Energize Eastside draft impact statement highlights need for the project and potential weaknesses

Tallying up to nearly 550 pages, the Phase 2 Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Energize Eastside is a daunting document, but interested parties are already… Continue reading

Bellevue resident Brien Wygle honored for first flight of 737

Brien Wygle has lived a life of adrenaline. Now at 92, he can look back on a life of firsts and milestones. Wygle was honored… Continue reading

Merrill Images debuts colorful Cuba photos at South Bellevue Community Center

The bright colors of a Caribbean island unfamiliar to most Americans splash on the wall at the South Bellevue Community Center. Lisa and John Merrill,… Continue reading

Council reopens discussions on potential Bellevue aquatic center

It’s a topic brought up from the depths of Bellevue City Council past. A regional aquatic center in Bellevue found itself at the center of… Continue reading