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Eastside Race and Equity Summit returns for second annual event

More than 100 people gathered on March 29 for the second annual Race and Equity Summit.

Advocates hold a rent control rally in Olympia on Feb. 27, the day before Oregon passed legislation capping rent increases and prohibiting no-cause evictions. Photo courtesy of Amy Tower/Tenants Union of Washington State

Would rent control work in Washington?

Oregon’s new law could lay the blueprint for other states

Advocates hold a rent control rally in Olympia on Feb. 27, the day before Oregon passed legislation capping rent increases and prohibiting no-cause evictions. Photo courtesy of Amy Tower/Tenants Union of Washington State

King County presents upcoming parks levy to Bellevue city council

The county is working on bringing a renewed six-year levy to voters for parks and trails funding.

Raven Patina, a junior, adds a piece to Amaya Storseth’s memorial. Madison Miller/staff photo

Memorial honors late Sammamish High School student

Mother dedicates life to change laws around bullying.

Raven Patina, a junior, adds a piece to Amaya Storseth’s memorial. Madison Miller/staff photo
Photo by Kayse Angel

What’s next for the I-405 master plan?

New express toll lanes from Renton to Bellevue are coming soon.

Photo by Kayse Angel
Puget Sound Energy’s Energize Eastside project will replace two-pole towers with taller, single poles and four-pole towers with two poles. Photos courtesy of Puget Sound Energy

Fight over Energize Eastside continues

Community groups remain opposed to PSE’s planned system upgrade.

Puget Sound Energy’s Energize Eastside project will replace two-pole towers with taller, single poles and four-pole towers with two poles. Photos courtesy of Puget Sound Energy
Superior Court judge Veronica Alicea-Galván presides over the courtroom on March 19. Ashley Hiruko/staff photo

Dissecting the future of impactful pretrial decision making

Data on inmates not being cohesively collected is needed for decision making, advocates say.

Superior Court judge Veronica Alicea-Galván presides over the courtroom on March 19. Ashley Hiruko/staff photo
Photo courtesy of Marlene Hutchinson.
                                Marlene Hutchinson will bring her popular Learn to Play Guitar in a Day workshop to North Bellevue Community Center on April 6.

Learn to ‘play guitar in a day’ at upcoming workshop

Hutchinson set to bring her popular “Learn to Play Guitar in a Day” workshop to Bellevue.

Photo courtesy of Marlene Hutchinson.
                                Marlene Hutchinson will bring her popular Learn to Play Guitar in a Day workshop to North Bellevue Community Center on April 6.
Courtesy of kingcounty.gov

King County approves bargaining agreement with 60 unions

Employees will receive wage increases and $500 bonus.

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48th District town hall focuses on education, housing and gun control

Constituents also worried about proposed sexual educational curriculum, election reforms.

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Bellevue begins search for interim men’s shelter location

Current shelter in need of improvements.

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Rosa and Erik, whose last names have been withheld share their experiences being a part of Youth Eastside Services (YES) Latino H.E.A.T. student-leadership program at the Invest in Youth Breakfast on March 20. Madison Miller/staff photo

Eastside community ‘invests in youth’ at annual YES benefit breakfast

YES holds annual Invest in Youth Breakfast.

Rosa and Erik, whose last names have been withheld share their experiences being a part of Youth Eastside Services (YES) Latino H.E.A.T. student-leadership program at the Invest in Youth Breakfast on March 20. Madison Miller/staff photo
Fumiko Yarita/staff photo A Metro bus coming out of the Bellevue Transit Center.

Man arrested for ‘racially-fueled’ malicious harassment on Bellevue bus

He allegedly threatened to kill bus rider, called him ‘stupid Hispanic.’

Fumiko Yarita/staff photo A Metro bus coming out of the Bellevue Transit Center.
A sunset over Lake Sammamish. Photo courtesy of Dana Jaime Rundle.

King County cleans up wastewater spill in Lake Sammamish

King County is investigating a malfunction that led to a wastewater spill in Lake Sammamish.

A sunset over Lake Sammamish. Photo courtesy of Dana Jaime Rundle.
Krischanna Roberson addresses BSD high school girls at SHOUT. Madison Miller / staff photo

BSD holds third annual SHOUT Experience conference at Bellevue College

The annual conference hosted over 300 female students in the Bellevue School District.

Krischanna Roberson addresses BSD high school girls at SHOUT. Madison Miller / staff photo

Clues for fixing King County’s child care woes may be found in British Columbia

B.C. struggles with many of the same problems as Washington state.

Issaquah man steals over $100,000 worth of rings, leaves medical card behind

Suspect charged with Bellevue jewelry theft.

A look inside the King County Juvenile Detention Center. File photo

King County is still using solitary confinement on juveniles

Report on solitary confinement shows the county is not honoring its agreement.

A look inside the King County Juvenile Detention Center. File photo