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Shooting-caused death causes 520 one-lane closure near Montlake

Lane reopened at about 10:40 a.m. Monday.

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                                Bellevue police officer Craig Hanaumi accepts the award named after him during the Bellevue Police Foundation’s fundraising breakfast on March 15.

Police award named after skateboarding cop

Platinum Service Award is now the Craig Hanaumi award.

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                                Bellevue police officer Craig Hanaumi accepts the award named after him during the Bellevue Police Foundation’s fundraising breakfast on March 15.
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                                Local mom, Meghan, shares her story of how Bellevue LifeSpring kept her family from becoming homeless and hungry.

Bellevue ‘steps up to the plate’ to support local families

Bellevue LifeSpring hosts annual fundraising luncheon.

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                                Local mom, Meghan, shares her story of how Bellevue LifeSpring kept her family from becoming homeless and hungry.

Trail connection across Factoria Boulevard begins work in 2019

The Mountains to Sound Greenway Trail is the next big project for the city of Bellevue.

Bellevue celebrates Meydenbauer Bay Park Grand Opening

In the works for more than 30 years, Bellevue’s newest waterfront park is open.

Eshika Saxena, a senior at Interlake High School, placed 10th in the Regeneron Science Talent Search 2019. Photo courtesy of Eshika Saxena.

Interlake High School senior receives $40,000 award for invention to identify blood diseases

Eshika Saxena wins 10th place at Regeneron Science Talent Search for her smartphone attachment.

Eshika Saxena, a senior at Interlake High School, placed 10th in the Regeneron Science Talent Search 2019. Photo courtesy of Eshika Saxena.
Newport High School juniors, Isha Sangani and Julia Park, were selected for Bellevue Arts Museum’s “20 Under 20” art exhibit. Madison Miller/staff photo

Local students selected for Bellevue Arts Museum exhibit

Newport High School students featured in BAM’s “20 Under 20” exhibit.

Newport High School juniors, Isha Sangani and Julia Park, were selected for Bellevue Arts Museum’s “20 Under 20” art exhibit. Madison Miller/staff photo

Kelsey Creek center shooting under investigation

No motive yet for two cars, AutoZone store front hit by gunfire.

Bellevue students plan gun control walkout, school board announces support

School districts nationwide are planning demonstrations March 14.

  • Mar 19, 2019
U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams speaking following his tour at Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic in Seattle on Feb. 7. Ashley Hiruko/staff photo.

Local House reps. vote in favor of removing MMR personal exemptions

Eastside politicians vote overwhelmingly in favor of HB 1638.

U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams speaking following his tour at Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic in Seattle on Feb. 7. Ashley Hiruko/staff photo.
Bellevue pastor Phil Antilla said his support of the LGBTQ community will continue, following a controversial global vote of the United Methodist Church. Ashley Hiruko/staff photo

United Methodist vote has churches’ future in question

Congregations debate separation following gay-clergy, same-sex marriage ban.

Bellevue pastor Phil Antilla said his support of the LGBTQ community will continue, following a controversial global vote of the United Methodist Church. Ashley Hiruko/staff photo

King County residents receive Martin Luther King medal of distinguished service

Recipients include Eastside King County residents

The Cedar Hills Regional Landfill is the only active landfill in King County. It will operate until at least 2028. It has been in operation since the 1960s. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo

Waste study puts numbers behind King County trash alternatives

County has one remaining landfill located near Maple Valley, and it’s nearing capacity

The Cedar Hills Regional Landfill is the only active landfill in King County. It will operate until at least 2028. It has been in operation since the 1960s. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo

U.S. is now grounding Renton-made 737 MAX 8 and 9; Boeing supports decision

Update: The decision does not affect Renton production lines.

Intellectual Ventures awarded $43 million in patent infringement trial

Fine will be shared by T-Mobile and Ericsson companies.

  • Mar 13, 2019

‘Sovereign citizen’ arrested for obstruction | Police Blotter

Police blotter for March 5-10.

  • Mar 13, 2019
Mayor John Marchione was among many community members to place their handprints in the wet cement below the new sign at the Muslim Association of Puget Sound in Redmond after the mosque’s old sign was vandalized in 2016. File photo

Examining hate crimes on the Eastside

The Anti-Defamation League has been tracking hate-fueled crimes and incidents to paint a picture of trends in communities.

Mayor John Marchione was among many community members to place their handprints in the wet cement below the new sign at the Muslim Association of Puget Sound in Redmond after the mosque’s old sign was vandalized in 2016. File photo
Community members gathered at Bellevue Square on March 2 to celebrate the eighth annual Lunar New Year Celebration. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo

Annual Chinese Lunar New Year at Bellevue Square

Lunar New Year Spectacular included martial arts and the Chinese Lion and Dragon parade

Community members gathered at Bellevue Square on March 2 to celebrate the eighth annual Lunar New Year Celebration. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo
Davis Wright Tremaine is passionate about embracing diversity and inclusion in their offices. Their partnership with AtWork! is a testament that there is a place for people with disabilities, no matter the industry. Stephanie Quiroz/ staff photo.

People with disabilities find purpose through new employment opportunities

Paige Bisbee of Bellevue finds employment at Davis Wright Tremaine

Davis Wright Tremaine is passionate about embracing diversity and inclusion in their offices. Their partnership with AtWork! is a testament that there is a place for people with disabilities, no matter the industry. Stephanie Quiroz/ staff photo.
The graph shows an incline in the number of violent crimes in Bellevue. Graphic courtesy of Bellevue Police Department

Violent crimes on the rise in Bellevue

About 132 instances per 100,000 population reported in 2018.

The graph shows an incline in the number of violent crimes in Bellevue. Graphic courtesy of Bellevue Police Department