Ryan Murray

Bellevue class connects community, exceeds expectations | Reporter’s Notebook

It’s a strange thing to have expectations so thoroughly surpassed. When I signed up for Bellevue Essentials as a reporter looking into improving his ability… Continue reading

Two Downtown mid-rise properties sell in one week

Two major properties in Downtown Bellevue sold this week, as both local and national companies pry into the hot Bellevue office space market. The Civica… Continue reading

Bellevue works to design smart city dashboard to monitor data

The city of Bellevue is working to design a “dashboard” to help monitor and analyze city vitals from one sprawling platform, improving the way a… Continue reading

Len’s Automotive gives back to community

Local business owner Ken Mattson of Len’s Automotive honored local families with a special event on Nov. 5. Family Service Day–Keeping Cars Kickin’ is a… Continue reading

Serial thrillers: Race the clock in Bellevue’s new escape room

The clock is ticking as you and a group of friends work to solve puzzles and escape the room at Bellevue’s Serial Mysteries. Up to… Continue reading

King County budget spotlights recreation, homelessness on Eastside

In a unanimous vote earlier this week, the King County Council passed its 2017-2018 biennial budget, including interesting plans for District 6, which encompasses most… Continue reading

Bellevue veteran soars with World War Two vets

Mary Baker is going to lengths to thank America’s World War II veterans while she still can. She went on her third “Honor Flight” in… Continue reading

Sound Transit 3 poised to pass

Barring a significant swing in later votes, it’s looking likely that Sound Transit 3 will pass. Sound Transit 3, the $54 billion transit plan to… Continue reading

Bellevue props 1 and 2 for fire and transportation pass

Initial election results have Bellevue’s propositions passing in the city with solid majorities. Proposition 1, the “Fire Facilities” measure wants to make some significant changes… Continue reading

Incumbents hold onto 48th District, Habib surges

Democrats lead the polls on the Eastside early even as the party lost major ground on a national level. Incumbent Patty Kuderer (D-Clyde Hill) leads… Continue reading

Bellevue’s first sushi restaurant celebrates 30 years

After 30 years in business, it can be easy for a restaurant to stick to the same old dishes, the same things that customers have… Continue reading

Puget Sound Energy, East Bellevue Community Council present arguments in appeal court

East Bellevue residents packed the King County Superior Court of Appeals Division I on Monday morning to hear the arguments for a long-simmering land-use case.… Continue reading

Sophia Way looking to expand day shelter to weekends

Changes could be coming for one of the Eastside’s largest organizations helping the homeless. The Sophia Way, a nonprofit which specializes in helping homeless women,… Continue reading

El Gaucho Executive Chef Sarah Scott breaks barriers in Bellevue

From 17-years-old, Sarah Scott has been thriving in the fast-paced world of high-end restaurants.

UberEATS brings food to the Eastside’s door

Eastside residents now merely have to tap a few buttons to get lunch to their door, courtesy of UberEATS.

Bellevue Council considers changing marijuana retailer restrictions

After several months of an interim ordinance limiting where marijuana retailers can be located, the Bellevue City Council gave insight to staff that it would be open to tinkering with it.

Nonprofit rescues kids from chaos at home

For hundreds of children in Washington's foster care system, life can be chaotic.

Bellevue pizzeria wins two awards at 2016 Washington Beer Awards

Resonate Brewery and Pizzeria in Bellevue has been making beer in its own brewing system for five months.

Ted Baker plans store for Bellevue

Ted Baker, an international clothing store based in London, has announced plans to bring a shop to Bellevue Square in spring or summer of 2016.

Pepperoni in the UK: MOD Pizza plans expansion to England

After years of being inspired by a subculture of the United Kingdom, Bellevue-based pizza chain MOD Pizza will be bringing its fresh pizza on demand to Great Britain.