Stephanie Quiroz

King County Metro paused bus services at 3:20 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 23, to honor the memory of Mark McLaughlin. McLaughlin was killed in the line of duty on Nov. 27, 1998. Courtesy of King County Metro.

King County Metro buses paused all bus services to honor memory of transit operator Mark McLaughlin

Buses pulled over to honor Mark McLaughlin on Friday, Nov. 23.

 

The 2019-20 county budget of $11.7 billion dollars passed by the King County Council. The King County budget priorities are affordable housing and homelessness, public safety, local services, expanding transit access and options, environment, parks and recreation, and equity an health. Graphic courtesy of King County

County council passes 2019-20 budget

Budget priorities include affordable housing and homelessness, public safety and expanding transit access and options.

 

During the week of Nov. 12-19, community members filled shoeboxes with school supplies, toys and hygiene items to send to children in need around the world. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo.

Eastside churches and schools participate in global Christmas project

National Collection Week for operation Christmas Child shoebox gifts were collected Nov. 12-19.

 

The Council recognized the AFIS program as it celebrates 30 years of assisting law enforcement throughout King County. Councilmembers, AFIS staff and King County Sheriff Mitzi Johanknecht join AFIS regional manager, Carol Gillespie. Photo courtesy of King County.

King County Council recognizes county’s Automated Fingerprint Information System

For three decades, AFIS has helped law enforcement solve thousands of cases.

The Council recognized the AFIS program as it celebrates 30 years of assisting law enforcement throughout King County. Councilmembers, AFIS staff and King County Sheriff Mitzi Johanknecht join AFIS regional manager, Carol Gillespie. Photo courtesy of King County.
Bellevue resident Evelyn Clark was crowned Miss Washington USA 2019 on Nov. 4. Photo courtesy of Miss Washington USA.

Bellevue resident is named Miss Washington USA 2019

Evelyn Clark is crowned Miss Washington USA on Nov. 4.

Bellevue resident Evelyn Clark was crowned Miss Washington USA 2019 on Nov. 4. Photo courtesy of Miss Washington USA.
The Kirkland shelter for families and women will be located at 11920 NE 80th St. in Kirkland and will provide as many as 50 beds for families with children and 48 beds for women. Photo courtesy of the city of Kirkland.

Upcoming shelter for women and families offers hope to Eastside

The city of Kirkland anticipates the shelter for families and women to be completed in 2020.

The Kirkland shelter for families and women will be located at 11920 NE 80th St. in Kirkland and will provide as many as 50 beds for families with children and 48 beds for women. Photo courtesy of the city of Kirkland.
Members of the King County Council join retiring executive director of ARCH Arthur Sullivan after the council recognized Sullivan as a voice for affordable housing in East King County. Photo courtesy of King County.

King County Council recognizes ARCH’S Arthur Sullivan

Executive director of A Regional Coalition for Housing retires after three decades.

Members of the King County Council join retiring executive director of ARCH Arthur Sullivan after the council recognized Sullivan as a voice for affordable housing in East King County. Photo courtesy of King County.
Wine and Justice is a fundraiser that supports civil legal aid for low-income families in East King County. Attendees heard from Microsoft’s Strategic Policy Advisor, David Heiner and ELAP attorneys on Oct. 25. Photo courtesy of ELAP.

Campaign for Equal Justice hosts third annual Bellevue Wine and Justice fundraiser

More than 80 people attended the third annual Wine and Justice event at Cast Iron Studios in Bellevue on Oct. 25.

Wine and Justice is a fundraiser that supports civil legal aid for low-income families in East King County. Attendees heard from Microsoft’s Strategic Policy Advisor, David Heiner and ELAP attorneys on Oct. 25. Photo courtesy of ELAP.

King County Assessor John Wilson launches new Taxpayer Transparency Tool

Website makes it easier for King County Residents to know how their property taxes are being invested

The Ride2 Eastgate shuttle service will operate in the 2-to 3-mile area joining Interstate 90, including Lake Hills, Factoria, Somerset and Lakemont neighborhoods. Photo courtesy of King County.

King County Metro launches first ride-hailing application for on-demand shuttle service

King County Metro embraces mobile technology in order to provide costumers with convenient first-and last-mile service reliable transit.

The Ride2 Eastgate shuttle service will operate in the 2-to 3-mile area joining Interstate 90, including Lake Hills, Factoria, Somerset and Lakemont neighborhoods. Photo courtesy of King County.

Two Eastside friends develop a service provider application

Amin Shaykho and Marwan El-Rukby develop a local startup called Kadama.

Jackson Galaxy, host of “My Cat from Hell” transfers 150 cats from California to shelters in Washington

Jackson Galaxy helps transfer 30 cats to Seattle Humane on Sept. 28.

Mayor John Marchione urged all residents to “speak out against domestic violence and support LifeWire’s efforts to prevent and end domestic abuse,” on Oct. 2. Photo courtesy of LifeWire.

Redmond mayor proclaims October as Domestic Violence Action Month

Andrew Farrell, a LifeWire board director, helps the city council proclaim Domestic Violence Action Month on Oct. 2.

Mayor John Marchione urged all residents to “speak out against domestic violence and support LifeWire’s efforts to prevent and end domestic abuse,” on Oct. 2. Photo courtesy of LifeWire.
Amy Rose’s final coaching gig with the men of Northwest Sound Men’s Chorus at the Evergreen District Contest. Photo courtesy of Northwest Sound’s Facebook.

Sing Sing Singing their way to the top

Bellevue a cappella chorus featured in The Harmonizer magazine for their innovative work.

Amy Rose’s final coaching gig with the men of Northwest Sound Men’s Chorus at the Evergreen District Contest. Photo courtesy of Northwest Sound’s Facebook.
Assistant teacher, Ms. Jyoti prompts questions for the preschoolers. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo.

Goddard School holds 11th annual preschooler-approved toy test

Children at Goddard School test toys for top 10 list.

Assistant teacher, Ms. Jyoti prompts questions for the preschoolers. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo.

No more plastic bags at Bellevue QFC stores

Other stores to follow Bellevue lead throughout 2019.

ELAP, Microsoft offer free legal help

Bellevue Wills Clinic offers free legal help to low-income King County residents on Saturday, Sept. 29.

Dale Griffin places donated plants into a pot to place around the new serenity garden at Congregations for the Homeless in Bellevue. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo
Dale Griffin places donated plants into a pot to place around the new serenity garden at Congregations for the Homeless in Bellevue. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo