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No more plastic bags at Bellevue QFC stores

Other stores to follow Bellevue lead throughout 2019.

New elementary relieves overcrowding in Bellevue

Wilburton Elementary partners with Microsoft’s Flagship School initiative.

Bellevue residents hold rally to oppose Puget Sound Energy transmission line

Residents gathered at 148th Avenue SE to oppose Puget Sound Energy’s transmission line project.

Suspect assaults bus driver while in transit | Police blotter

The Bellevue police blotter for Sept. 13, courtesy of the Bellevue Beat Blog.

  • Oct 8, 2018

Three Metro drivers receive Operator of the Year award

The first-ever three-way tie for King County Metro Operator of the Year occurred this year as three bus drivers took home the title after a… Continue reading

  • Oct 4, 2018
Bellevue police pose with Adem Redzovic, a jiu-jitsu practitioner who was brought in by officer Craig Hanaumi to give a seminar at the BPD. Photo courtesy of the Bellevue Police Department and Craig Hanaumi

Now hiring: Bellevue police recruits from all walks of life

While some outreach is focused on the martial arts community, BPD seeks any qualified applicant.

Bellevue police pose with Adem Redzovic, a jiu-jitsu practitioner who was brought in by officer Craig Hanaumi to give a seminar at the BPD. Photo courtesy of the Bellevue Police Department and Craig Hanaumi

Emergency alert network test scheduled for Oct. 3

“Presidential Alert” will be sent to all cell phones within participating wireless carriers

  • Oct 2, 2018

Executive Dow Constantine proposes $11.6 Billion budget

With King County’s finances already stretched thin, Constantine’s budget largely maintains current services while making investments in transit, law enforcement, and juvenile justice reform.

Bellevue City Council hears report on possible gas tax replacement

A pilot program researching possible gas tax replacement was presented to the Bellevue City Council.

27 BSD school buses will have paddle cameras, and violators will receive a $419 fine. Photo courtesy of Bellevue School District.

“It scares us to death”: School bus drivers get paddle cams for rogue drivers

27 BSD school buses will have paddle cameras; violators receive $419 fine.

27 BSD school buses will have paddle cameras, and violators will receive a $419 fine. Photo courtesy of Bellevue School District.
Shannon Walker, center, answers a question from the audience at an autonomous vehicle policy conference on Sept. 19. She was joined in a panel by Steve Marshall, left, and Dr. Anne Brown. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo

Self-driving vehicles are coming and cities know it

Public and private sector representatives met to discuss the future of autonomous vehicle policy.

Shannon Walker, center, answers a question from the audience at an autonomous vehicle policy conference on Sept. 19. She was joined in a panel by Steve Marshall, left, and Dr. Anne Brown. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo

ELAP, Microsoft offer free legal help

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

Reckless driver evades police, strikes two vehicles | Police blotter

The Bellevue police blotter for Sept. 17 through 18. Courtesy of the Bellevue beat blog.

  • Sep 26, 2018

Locked up and poor

King County courts use money bail to incarcerate defendants before trial. Should the system be reformed?

Bellevue hosts open house meeting for Energize Eastside feedback

A public meeting was held at Bellevue City Hall to take feedback on the Energize Eastside project.

Four miles added to Eastside Rail Corridor Trail

Four miles of trail have been opened on the King County Eastside Rail Corridor Trail, linking Gene Coulon Park in Renton to Newcastle Beach Park… Continue reading

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
The Washington State Department of Transportation tweeted a video of the situation as seen through their traffic cameras. Screenshot courtesy of the WSDOT Twitter account

UPDATE: Man peacefully in custody after 520 bridge standoff

Police closed all lanes on the floating bridge after finding an uncooperative driver had a shot gun.

The Washington State Department of Transportation tweeted a video of the situation as seen through their traffic cameras. Screenshot courtesy of the WSDOT Twitter account
Art Walk has a new meaning during Bellwether 2018. Pieces by Lauren Max (left), and Monyee Chau and Alex Britt (right) along the pedestrian corridor in downtown Bellevue. Photo courtesy of Bellevue Arts & Culture Facebook page.

Biennial Bellwether brings changes to Bellevue

The 10-day arts festival features mixed mediums and performing arts.

Art Walk has a new meaning during Bellwether 2018. Pieces by Lauren Max (left), and Monyee Chau and Alex Britt (right) along the pedestrian corridor in downtown Bellevue. Photo courtesy of Bellevue Arts & Culture Facebook page.
Democratic incumbent Rep. Adam Smith of Washington’s 9th Congressional District (right) and challenger Sarah Smith discuss the issues facing the district during a forum the Mirror hosted on Sept. 19. Andy Hobbs/staff photo

Smith vs. Smith: Two Democrats clash in 9th Congressional District forum

Democratic socialist Sarah Smith seeks ‘bold new progressive vision’ in bid to replace incumbent Adam Smith.

Democratic incumbent Rep. Adam Smith of Washington’s 9th Congressional District (right) and challenger Sarah Smith discuss the issues facing the district during a forum the Mirror hosted on Sept. 19. Andy Hobbs/staff photo