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Car crashes into Bellevue home

A man has been hospitalized after crashing his car into a Lake Hills home Oct. 21, cracking a brick wall and pushing the homeowner's car a dozen feet backwards.

Gov. Inslee, others gather in Bellevue to hear county’s plan to transform Wilburton Trestle into trail

Gov. Jay Inslee, the executive director of the Cascade Bicycle Club and other elected leaders gathered at the Wilburton Trestle in Bellevue on Tuesday, as King County Executive Dow Constantine outlined the county's plan to transform the iconic structure into a scenic elevated trail.

  • Oct 21st, 2016

A new twist on classic: Bellevue’s Resonance changes how the Eastside looks at music

When the din of construction falls quiet during the evening in Downtown Bellevue, some residents listening closely might hear the strains of classical music on 106th Avenue Northeast.

Litzow campaign used names, photos of fellow legislators without permission, complaint states

Reps. Judy Clibborn and Tana Senn filed an ethics complaint with the Public Disclosure Commission (PDC) against Sen. Steve Litzow for alleged inappropriate use of their names and photos in his political campaign advertising on Oct. 10, according to a press release.

  • Oct 21st, 2016

Bellevue Reporter staff writer named News Writer of the Year

Bellevue Reporter staff took top honors at the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association's annual event on Oct. 15, as reporter Allison DeAngelis won first place in the prestigious News Writer of the Year category.

  • Oct 20th, 2016

Residents encouraged to comment on Utilities rates

Bellevue residents are encouraged to comment on the proposed Utilities budget and rate increases in the 2017-2018 budget at a meeting this Thursday, Oct. 20.

  • Oct 18th, 2016

Changing Bellevue increasingly wealthy and diverse, census data shows

Bellevue is a city in motion, according to data gathered by the U.S. Census in its yearly American Community Survey.

Bellevue closes Coal Creek trailhead for construction

The Coal Creek Parkway trailhead, between Forest Drive Southeast and Southeast 60th Street, closed Oct. 12 for approximately four months so the city can build a new, 11-stall parking lot.

  • Oct 17th, 2016

Ex-Seahawk Derrick Coleman sentenced to community service for Bellevue hit-and-run

Former Seattle Seahawks player Derrick Coleman was sentenced on Friday to 240 hours of community service for vehicular assault and fleeing the scene of a car crash that seriously injured a man in Bellevue last year.

Storm prompts postponement of Bellevue College homecoming

Due to the inclement weather predicted by the media, the Bellevue College Homecoming Festival slated for Saturday, Oct. 15 has been postponed until a later date.

  • Oct 14th, 2016

Bellevue LifeSpring raises $591,000 at fundraiser

Bellevue has much to celebrate after Bellevue LifeSpring's Uncork the Night: A Celebration of Wine and Giving raised $590,580 to benefit children and their families living in poverty in Bellevue.

  • Oct 13th, 2016

State candidates tackle aging issues during forum

Thirteen candidates from the 1st, 41st, 45th and 48th legislative districts gathered at the North Bellevue Community Center on Oct. 10 to discuss a problem that all Washingtonians will have to face sooner or later — how the state can better support its aging population.

  • Oct 13th, 2016

Old SR-520 bridge arsenic test results mixed, WSDOT says

The Washington State Department of Transportation responded last week to residents' concerns about the arsenic levels in the old State Route 520 bridge.

  • Oct 13th, 2016

Bellevue officials warn residents to prepare for severe weather

With the forecast calling for a possible one-two punch of heavy rains and strong winds in the Puget Sound region through the weekend, Bellevue residents are urged to be prepared for severe weather.

  • Oct 13th, 2016

Customers uninjured after elderly driver crashes through Bellevue Starbucks windows

Customers at the Starbucks on Northeast 8th Street were given an extra shot of energy when a car crashed through the store's front windows Wednesday morning.

Candidate forum for 41st District candidates set for Oct. 16 in Bellevue

A public forum for all candidates for House and Senate seats in the 41st Legislative District will be held from 3-5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16 at St. Margaret's Episcopal Church, 4228 Factoria Blvd. SE, Bellevue. Episcopal Bishop Greg Rickel will moderate the forum.

  • Oct 12th, 2016

Eastside’s first center for victims of sex trafficking opens in Bellevue

Mere blocks away from the high-rise Bellevue condominiums where more than a dozen women were rescued in January after being forced into sex work, a new facility has opened to help survivors of sex trafficking.

Bellevue College kicks off homecoming week in honor of 50th anniversary

Outside of Seattle in the fall of 1965, dozens of students camped out overnight to be the first to enroll at a fledgling new college. Bellevue Community College opened its doors the following January, starting classes with 500 students in a temporary home at Newport High School.

  • Oct 11th, 2016

Bellevue SchoolPool pilot program rolls out at 8 locations

Walk to School Day on Oct. 5 — the national event to promote safety and connected communities — had a little extra spring in its step this year. A new pilot program called Bellevue SchoolPool is being launched at eight schools.

  • Oct 11th, 2016

Repair Fair to help fix Bellevue’s broken items Monday afternoon

Do you have something lying around your home that could be useful again if only you knew how to repair it? Now, help is on the way through the City of Bellevue's Repair Fair on Monday, Oct. 10.

  • Oct 10th, 2016

Leadership Eastside explores creativity and improv as leadership tools

Creativity remains a mystery to a lot of people, but even creative people get stuck. When the well goes dry — what do you do?

  • Oct 10th, 2016

Animal lovers raise $90,000 for Seattle Humane in Bellevue

More than 700 animal lovers and their pets gathered at Seattle Humane's 14th annual Walk for the Animals at Green Lake on Oct. 2, raising $90,000.

  • Oct 10th, 2016

Enter Bellevue Reporter’s first fall poetry contest

Celebrating the printed word and the freedom to read during Banned Books Week, the Reporter has launched its first-ever poetry contest, open to all. Enter the contest for your chance to get published.

  • Oct 8th, 2016

New Boys and Girls Clubhouse opens in Downtown Bellevue

Thousands of children, teenagers and residents of all ages can now enjoy the new Bellevue Boys and Girls Club facility in Downtown, which opened Oct. 6.

Residents raise concerns about arsenic in old SR-520 bridge

Concerned residents of the Lake Washington area are working together to hold the Washington State Department of Transportation accountable for the arsenic levels in the old State Route 520 bridge.

  • Oct 6th, 2016

Bellevue residents demand transparency in Fire Station 10 process

As Bellevue acquires property in the Northtowne neighborhood to clear space for the pending Fire Station 10, some residents say they felt left out of the process and are now paying the price.

Bellevue Council considers changing marijuana retailer restrictions

After several months of an interim ordinance limiting where marijuana retailers can be located, the Bellevue City Council gave insight to staff that it would be open to tinkering with it.

Elderly Bellevue woman dead after car crash

An elderly Bellevue woman died after being struck by a driver in Downtown Bellevue Wednesday evening.

Bellevue School District sees 94 percent reduction in life-threatening allergic reactions

While hundreds of students across the district have life-threatening allergies, the number of emergency medical treatments in Bellevue schools have fallen to almost none over the last two years.

Sound Transit construction to close lanes on 110th Avenue NE

Over the course of the past three months, Sound Transit's contractor has been installing tunnel monitoring equipment along the downtown Bellevue tunnel alignment. Once tunnel excavation begins later this year, the equipment will monitor tunnel excavation activities as they occur. During the next approximately three weeks, lane closures will be required on 110th Avenue NE near NE 4th Street as installation work continues.

  • Oct 5th, 2016

Postal Service, Bellevue Police work together to halt drug trafficking

The Bellevue Police Department is working closely with a little-talked about ally in the fight against drugs: The United States Postal Service.

Bellevue Council seeks new Environmental Service Commissioner

Bellevue City Council is seeking candidates for a vacancy on Bellevue's Environmental Services Commission. Applications are due by Oct. 28 and can be online, mailed, faxed or delivered by hand.

  • Oct 4th, 2016

Eastside immigrants benefit from organizations, county working to improve services

As the immigrant and refugee population in King County increases, questions have been raised about how to best serve them.

Lowering of Lake Washington changed the tide for Eastside

It all started in 1854, when Thomas Mercer stood on a table and declared there should be a connection between Lake Washington and the Puget Sound.

Bellevue College turns 50, to celebrate homecoming festival Oct. 15

Save the date because Bellevue College is planning a monumental celebration for its 50th anniversary, and the entire community is invited to join in the fun at the Homecoming Festival on Saturday, Oct. 15.

  • Oct 2nd, 2016

Bellevue woman determined her ‘cancer is not going to win’

The worst kind of phone call to receive, according to Sonja Mandt, is the call informing you that you have breast cancer.

  • Oct 2nd, 2016

Winters House to close Oct. 1 for Sound Transit construction in Bellevue

The historic F.W. Winters House, occupied by the Eastside Heritage Center and occasionally rented for small weddings, will close Oct. 1 for approximately four years for construction of Sound Transit's East Link light rail line.

  • Sep 30th, 2016

Tateuchi Center in Bellevue gets $20M boost from donors

The long-planned Tateuchi Center got a major boost with three donations totaling $20 million, organization officials announced during an event on Wednesday night

REI confirms headquarters move to Bellevue’s Spring District

Today, REI announced that it has finalized an agreement to relocate its headquarters to a section of the Spring District in Bellevue.

White powder prompts evacuation of building

Bellevue Fire Department hazardous material technicians investigated an unknown white powder found in the mailroom of a Downtown Bellevue highrise on Monday morning.

Case of Legionella confirmed at Bellevue’s Overlake Medical Center

A patient at Overlake Medical Center was recently diagnosed with Legionella pneumonia.

  • Sep 27th, 2016

Mayors, business leaders support ST3 in Bellevue

Some of the Eastside's largest employers joined with three city mayors on Tuesday morning to encourage voters to support Proposition 1, the Sound Transit 3 proposal.

Bellevue Chamber of Commerce supports local safety propositions

The Bellevue Chamber of Commerce has announced it will back two local public safety ballot measures. Bellevue Propositions One, if approved by the voters, could generate up to $120 million over twenty years in support of fire services, including a new station in Downtown Bellevue. Proposition Two, also a twenty year property tax levy, could yield $140 million for neighborhood transportation safety, connectivity and congestion relief.

  • Sep 27th, 2016

Bellevue resident appointed to King County library board

The Metropolitan King County Council gave its unanimous support on Wednesday to the appointment of Bellevue resident Lalita Uppala to serve on the King County Library System's Board of Trustees.

  • Sep 26th, 2016

Bellevue Youth Court to host open house

Teens interested in experiencing local government and law in action are encouraged to attend the Bellevue Youth Court open house on Sept. 27, 5:30-7 p.m., at City Hall, 450 110th Ave. NE.

  • Sep 25th, 2016

Bellevue Council votes to support Sound Transit 3

In a lengthy meeting Monday night, the Bellevue City Council voted 4-1 to publicly support the Sound Transit Proposition 1.

Thousands compete in Round the Rock event in Bellevue

Thousands of stand up paddlers from around the world competed in an exciting and friendly sports competition while raising money for charity last weekend.

  • Sep 23rd, 2016