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Bellevue Medics treat a pedestrian that was struck by a vehicle last night in the Somerset neighborhood. Courtesy of the Bellevue Beat Blog

Teen driver strikes 88-year-old pedestrian

The victim was transported to Harborview hospital with serious injuries.

  • Dec 6, 2018
Bellevue Medics treat a pedestrian that was struck by a vehicle last night in the Somerset neighborhood. Courtesy of the Bellevue Beat Blog
Legislators are working on several housing bills leading up to their 2019 session, including condo liability reform. Median sales prices of townhomes and low- to mid-rise condos were consistently and substantially lower than for single-family homes. Image courtesy of PSRC

Area legislators to focus on housing policy, funding in 2019 session

Tana Senn (D-Mercer Island) is sponsoring a condo liability reform bill.

Legislators are working on several housing bills leading up to their 2019 session, including condo liability reform. Median sales prices of townhomes and low- to mid-rise condos were consistently and substantially lower than for single-family homes. Image courtesy of PSRC
Andrea Liao holds book drive with Seattle Children’s Hospital and Odessa Brown as part of Book the Future. Photo courtesy of Andrea Liao.

Interlake High School student launches organization to provide books to underprivileged kids

Andrea Liao founded Book the Future, a student-run organization giving kids access to literature.

Andrea Liao holds book drive with Seattle Children’s Hospital and Odessa Brown as part of Book the Future. Photo courtesy of Andrea Liao.
King County Metro paused bus services at 3:20 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 23, to honor the memory of Mark McLaughlin. McLaughlin was killed in the line of duty on Nov. 27, 1998. Courtesy of King County Metro.

King County Metro buses paused all bus services to honor memory of transit operator Mark McLaughlin

Buses pulled over to honor Mark McLaughlin on Friday, Nov. 23.

King County Metro paused bus services at 3:20 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 23, to honor the memory of Mark McLaughlin. McLaughlin was killed in the line of duty on Nov. 27, 1998. Courtesy of King County Metro.
Aiden Yin and Joshua Zhao carry a tree to the lot for the Boy Scout Troop 626 of Bellevue 36th annual Christmas tree sale fundraiser. Courtesy of Jon Trohimovich.

Local Boys Scouts troop holds 36th annual Christmas tree fundraiser

Troop 626 uses the funds from the Christmas tree sale to support scouts on various outdoor education activities.

Aiden Yin and Joshua Zhao carry a tree to the lot for the Boy Scout Troop 626 of Bellevue 36th annual Christmas tree sale fundraiser. Courtesy of Jon Trohimovich.

Staff gets more time on affordable housing

Opportunity available for city staff to recommend changes.

City Council pursues lid park over I-405 as part of Grand Connection

Council directed staff to work on the prelimainray design for the Grand Connection I-405 crossing.

The 2019-20 county budget of $11.7 billion dollars passed by the King County Council. The King County budget priorities are affordable housing and homelessness, public safety, local services, expanding transit access and options, environment, parks and recreation, and equity an health. Graphic courtesy of King County

County council passes 2019-20 budget

Budget priorities include affordable housing and homelessness, public safety and expanding transit access and options.

The 2019-20 county budget of $11.7 billion dollars passed by the King County Council. The King County budget priorities are affordable housing and homelessness, public safety, local services, expanding transit access and options, environment, parks and recreation, and equity an health. Graphic courtesy of King County
The remains of a stolen vehicle that was involved in a hit and run, arson, assault, and burglary in Bellevue. Photo courtesy of the Bellevue Beat Blog

Bellevue police arrest two after string of crimes

The suspects were recently charged for their crimes.

  • Nov 29, 2018
The remains of a stolen vehicle that was involved in a hit and run, arson, assault, and burglary in Bellevue. Photo courtesy of the Bellevue Beat Blog
During the week of Nov. 12-19, community members filled shoeboxes with school supplies, toys and hygiene items to send to children in need around the world. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo.

Eastside churches and schools participate in global Christmas project

National Collection Week for operation Christmas Child shoebox gifts were collected Nov. 12-19.

During the week of Nov. 12-19, community members filled shoeboxes with school supplies, toys and hygiene items to send to children in need around the world. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo.

Multiple hit and runs in Bellevue | Police blotter

The Bellevue police blotter for Nov. 19 through 21.

  • Nov 27, 2018
Arista Holland is in intensive care at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle after suffering injuries in a car crash that killed her mother Saturday night along Interstate 5 near Kent. COURTESY PHOTO, GoFundMe.com

Mother dies, baby injured in I-5 Saturday night crash near Kent

Woman a Bellevue resident, Auburn Mountainview High graduate

Arista Holland is in intensive care at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle after suffering injuries in a car crash that killed her mother Saturday night along Interstate 5 near Kent. COURTESY PHOTO, GoFundMe.com
The Council recognized the AFIS program as it celebrates 30 years of assisting law enforcement throughout King County. Councilmembers, AFIS staff and King County Sheriff Mitzi Johanknecht join AFIS regional manager, Carol Gillespie. Photo courtesy of King County.

King County Council recognizes county’s Automated Fingerprint Information System

For three decades, AFIS has helped law enforcement solve thousands of cases.

The Council recognized the AFIS program as it celebrates 30 years of assisting law enforcement throughout King County. Councilmembers, AFIS staff and King County Sheriff Mitzi Johanknecht join AFIS regional manager, Carol Gillespie. Photo courtesy of King County.

Assault suspect arrested peacefully after 5-hour standoff

The incident evacuated neighboring homes after police called in a SWAT team.

Applications for Master Naturalist Training Program open until Nov. 30

Bellevue is looking for more citizen volunteers to help join the effort to protect the environment.

Police say porch piracy is primarily a crime of opportunity. Many criminals will see a package as they pass by and make quick, easy money. Kailan Manandic, photo illustration

‘Porch pirates’ plunder local packages

Eastside police departments spoke on the ‘porch pirate’ problem and ask locals to report the crime.

Police say porch piracy is primarily a crime of opportunity. Many criminals will see a package as they pass by and make quick, easy money. Kailan Manandic, photo illustration
Brice Budke, a Bellevue Christian High School alum, co-produced “Prospect.” Photo courtesy of Brice Budke.

BCHS alum co-produces local film

Bellevue Christian High School alum takes fruitful career risk into filmmaking.

Brice Budke, a Bellevue Christian High School alum, co-produced “Prospect.” Photo courtesy of Brice Budke.

King County considering speed reduction on Southeast 60th Street

Public comments and feedback accepted through Nov. 27.

Newport student wins first place technology prize at Broadcom MASTERS

Lui designed an RFID system to enhance school safety; wins top technology prize in competition.

Romaine lettuce, beef recalled just before Thanksgiving

23 people have been infected with a Shiga toxin-producing E. coli bacteria in 11 states.