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Bellevue’s Downtown Park to reopen June 28

After a year of work to “complete the circle” of Downtown Park,…

  • Jun 21st, 2017

 

Sweet kitty Abby is available for adoption in Bellevue | Pet of the Week

Abby is a gorgeous 4-year-old kitty. A true beauty, she has silky…

  • Jun 21st, 2017

 

Annual Bellevue Strawberry Festival set for this weekend

Eastside Heritage Center is gearing up for its annual Bellevue Strawberry Festival…

  • Jun 22nd, 2017

 

Bellevue Police Department launches “safe place” program

On Monday evening, the Bellevue Police Department briefed the Bellevue City Council…

  • Jun 21st, 2017

Bellevue Way SE reduced to one lane, ramps to I-90 closed this weekend

Utility relocation work will continue this weekend on Bellevue Way Southeast. Sound…

  • Jun 21st, 2017

Rigorous hiring process makes better, scarcer firefighters for Bellevue Fire Department

The most recent class of Bellevue firefighters come from all walks of…

Shark Tale: Bellevue Blotter June 5 – June 10

June 5 POWDER: A bank customer was attempting to put $5,000 in…

City secures $99.6 million TIFIA loan

The city of Bellevue has secured a $99.6 million federal loan for…

  • Jun 14th, 2017

Fire at 139th Avenue townhomes treated as suspicious

A townhome fire on Monday morning is being treated by Bellevue police…

Clyde Hill couple arrested for defrauding investors

A Clyde Hill couple has been charged with multiple counts of fraud.…

  • Jun 13th, 2017

Open Window School students earn best of state awards in math competition

Five of Bellevue’s brightest math students took an international competition by storm,…

Carnival, flea market, knitting and more: Events in Bellevue this week

SATURDAY | 10 We Rock the Spectrum Kid’s Gym Grand Opening: 10…

  • Jun 9th, 2017

41st District legislators talk education, taxes, Trump

State Sen. Lisa Wellman, Rep. Judy Clibborn and Rep. Tana Senn spoke…

Bellevue Botanical Garden celebrates 25 years with free event June 10

The Bellevue Botanical Garden is celebrating its 25th anniversary on June 10…

  • Jun 9th, 2017

Cyber-education: Bellevue police Blotter May 29 – June 4

May 29 PROWLERS: Car dealership employees called police with a report of…

Jury duty phone scammers target King County

King County residents have been impacted by a convincing phone scam in…

  • Jun 8th, 2017

Transformer fire in Medina knocks out power for 300

A transformer fire Thursday morning shut down one of Medina’s busiest streets,…

Bellevue Council moves forward with all 3 homeless shelter locations

Instead of using a scalpel, the Bellevue City Council decided to use…

Protesters rally against McMorris Rodgers over AHCA vote at Bellevue fundraiser

Darci Ladwig came to Bellevue from Spokane for one reason — to…

‘A joyful life’: UW student portrays Bellevue woman in photo project

Editor’s note: University of Washington visual journalism student Regina Friedland recently shadowed…

  • Jun 5th, 2017

48th District Senate candidates address school funding, taxes, housing

Three candidates are gunning for the state Senate seat in the 48th…

Bellevue man recognized for nursing excellence

Behauden Omer, a Bellevue resident, is a recipient of a 2017 Shining…

  • Jun 5th, 2017

Mimi Siegel awarded for decades of leadership at Kindering

In 1978, when Mimi Siegel joined as a part-time employee at the…

City seeks new planning commission member

The City Council is seeking candidates for a vacancy on Bellevue’s Planning…

  • Jun 5th, 2017

Survivor to share story during discussion on human trafficking in Bellevue

Cultural Conversations, the popular women’s discussion group, will conclude its latest season…

  • Jun 2nd, 2017

Strange roleplaying or PTSD? : Police Blotter May 22 – May 26

May 22 Fight: Two homeless men were involved in some kind of…

Sound Transit hosts BelRed construction open house

Construction of the East Link light rail project is getting underway in…

  • Jun 2nd, 2017

Bellevue premieres national program to reduce traffic deaths

After months of collaboration with Microsoft and the University of Washington, the…

10th Bellevue Jazz & Blues Festival brings rhythm to downtown

From May 31 to June 4, the Bellevue Downtown Association will bring…

  • Jun 6th, 2017

Firenze Ristorante Italiano offers patrons a personal experience in Bellevue

Deep in the hustle and bustle of the Crossroads area of Bellevue,…

‘Ambassador of the region’ | Bellevue High School marching band to perform in National Memorial Day Parade

The Bellevue High School marching band will be heading to Washington, D.C.…

Youth Link leaders earn awards for positive influence

To celebrate Bellevue Youth Link’s 27th anniversary of providing nationally-recognized programs and…

  • May 27th, 2017

Bellevue parents protest school board vote for questionable playfield infill

Bellevue parents turned out in force for the Bellevue School Board’s May…

Bench-clearing brawl| Bellevue Police Blotter May 13 – May 21

May 13 TASER INCIDENT: Two youths were trespassing on property on Bellevue…

Emerald Bike Ride to circle Lake Washington, close highways lanes this Sunday

The Cascade Bicycle Club is preparing its 24-mile bike ride around Lake…

  • May 26th, 2017

Police investigating Bellevue High students for alleged rape of 14-year-old girl at house party

Clyde Hill Police are investigating several Eastside teens after a 14-year-old girl…

Eastside Legal Assistance Program looks toward medical-legal partnership

When Washington’s poor get sick, sometimes the bills stack up and emergencies…

Bellevue names Mac Cummins planning director

Bellevue City Manager Brad Miyake has appointed Michael “Mac” Cummins as Bellevue’s…

  • May 23rd, 2017

Bellevue police release age-progressed image of Sky Metalwala to help solve missing child case

Representatives from the Bellevue Police Department have revealed a new age-progressed image…

  • May 23rd, 2017

Bellevue City Council has four spots up for grabs

Four of Bellevue’s City Council spots are up for grabs this fall.…

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…

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

The City of Newcastle has three races for its city council, as…

East Bellevue Community Council has five spots up for election

Five positions are up for election in the East Bellevue Community Council.…

One race contested, one not in Bellevue School District election

Two openings on the Bellevue School board are up for grabs this…

Sparc Apartments open, ushering in Bellevue’s Spring District

For years, the Spring District has been a bold plan for the…

Incumbents face Libertarian challengers in 48th Legislative District

Several classes over the 48th Legislative District look to highlight election season.…

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…

Bellevue Police honor their own at annual awards ceremony

Dozens of Bellevue’s finest were honored Tuesday afternoon at City Hall for…

Newport High School class donates “monsters” to LifeWire

For children in damaged homes, sometimes the simplest things can root them…

Bellevue police shock teen with Taser, launch internal investigation

The Bellevue Police Department launched an internal investigation this week regarding a…