Ryan Murray

Bellevue’s CoBuy seeks to make home ownership a reality for Millennials

Despite older generations fretting about the fate of Millennials, most people in that much-maligned age cohort (born between about 1982 and 2004) still want to… Continue reading

Educator asks city hall crowd “what does it mean to be white?” in MLK Day event

Can a fish see the water through which it swims every moment of its life? According to Professor Robin DiAngelo, just as a fish may… Continue reading

Slatter resigns from Bellevue City Council as she takes 48th District seat

After a whirlwind week of legislative positions opening up and being filled, Vandana Slatter is ready to get to work. Slatter — the newly-appointed representative… Continue reading

Eastside legislators talk taxes, tolls at chamber breakfast

While a thousand little things are on the minds of Washington state legislators, one massive subject looms over all others: How are we going to… Continue reading

Bellevue companies make 2016 top places to work list

Two Bellevue companies have been named one of last year’s best places to work, according to a job-search website. Concur Technologies and Aegis Living have… Continue reading

Nordstrom Rack eyes Lincoln Square location in Downtown Bellevue

Nordstrom Rack is headed to the Lincoln Square Expansion in Downtown Bellevue in fall of 2017. Seattle-based Nordstrom, Inc. last week announced plans to open… Continue reading

City names new finance director

Late last week, City Manager Brad Miyake appointed Toni Call as Bellevue’s Finance Director, effective immediately. Call has served as the interim finance director since… Continue reading

Salon’s beverage service shut down by King County Health

Last week a King County Public Health inspector shuttered the beverage service at Mark Allen salon in Downtown Bellevue. On Dec. 22 the inspector found… Continue reading

Sewer work to close parts of 114th Ave., Meydenbauer Beach Park

Two major sewer-work projects will close parts of a busy road near the Interstate and a popular park for several months each. 114th Avenue Southeast… Continue reading

WeWork presents co-working model to Bellevue Downtown Association

The future of work culture could be changing from cubicles to community, according to co-working space company WeWork. Gina Phillips, the Pacific Northwest Lead for… Continue reading

Commission recommends 45 percent raise in Bellevue Council salaries

The Salary Commission updated the salaries of the Bellevue City Council last week, approving a raise 0f 45 percent for every position. The strikingly large… Continue reading

Pipeline study finds Energize Eastside can co-locate with petroleum pipeline

Puget Sound Energy last week released the results of a safety study regarding the Energize Eastside project. A report from international safety consulting firm DNV… Continue reading

At 100, Virginia Brehm remembers the Eastside and Bellevue as farm communities

Tucked away on an isolated street, down an overgrown driveway not far from State Route 520, is an Eastside original celebrating a century. Virginia Brehm… Continue reading

Bellevue council passes balanced $1.5 billion budget

Last week the Bellevue City Council voted unanimously to pass its 2017-18 budget and 2017-2013 capital investment program, coming in at $1.512 billion all together.… Continue reading

Bellevue dentist and NFL teams help grant man his last wish

It was a snowstorm Josh McCall — and those who know him — will never forget. Although his beloved Green Bay Packers might well remember… Continue reading

Duke’s Chowder House signs lease in Bellevue

A Puget Sound favorite will be making its way back to Bellevue this spring. Duke’s Chowder House, a seafood restaurant chain with locations in Alki… Continue reading

Mustachioed men at Bellevue’s Tavern Hall to shine light on men’s health issues

Dozens of Bellevue and Seattle men (and women) raised money for men’s health causes on Nov. 29 by celebrating fuzzy faces. Bellevue and other regional… Continue reading

Post-election, deportation concerns addressed by Bellevue police, school district and nonprofits

In the wake of the presidential election results, some Eastside residents have expressed fears of deportation or arrest due to their undocumented status. The city… Continue reading

Police release data regarding Eastgate homeless shelter

As the city moves forward with its public input process regarding the Eastgate men’s homeless shelter, the volume of feedback for all sides has increased.… Continue reading

Final Bellevue budget requests include Grand Connection and ballet support

As the Bellevue City Council prepares to approve its 2017-2018 budget, tweaking of the numbers continues. At the Nov. 21 council meeting, city residents and… Continue reading