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Bellevue City Council candidates talk transportation, affordable housing at forum

Bellevue City Council candidates shared their ideas on traffic, affordable housing and diversity, among other issues, at a forum sponsored by the Bellevue Downtown Association… Continue reading

Environmental groups protest Bellevue-based Puget Sound Energy

About 50 environmentalists stormed Puget Sound Energy headquarters in Bellevue Thursday. The group was among hundreds of other protesters who rallied against the company’s 13… Continue reading

WIAA lifts postseason ban to Bellevue High School football program

The Executive Board of the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) voted Monday to amend the sanctions that were previously imposed on Bellevue High School’s football… Continue reading

  • Sep 25, 2017

King County Sheriff candidates debate discipline, management

“Accountability” was the buzzword of the day as King County Sheriff candidates John Urquhart and Mitzi Johanknecht exchanged ideas for improving the county’s 13th largest… Continue reading

Legislators discuss education funding, Hirst decision and traffic for next session

A coalition of 10 Chambers of Commerce invited legislators from eight area districts to talk about the outcomes of the last legislative session, and to look at what’s ahead.

  • Sep 23, 2017

Russian hackers targeted Washington election systems, Homeland Security confirms

Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman said when her office discovered suspicious IP addresses last year, they had a “high suspicion” the addresses belonged to… Continue reading

Members of Congress, Dreamers call out Trump administration’s end of DACA at Bellevue event

Four members of Congress stood up on Thursday to let President Donald Trump know ending the DACA program is not only cruel, but stupid. Representing… Continue reading

State Legislature candidates square off at debate

Candidates from the 45th and 48th Washington state legislative districts met Monday evening for a debate on policy issues as they vie for seats in… Continue reading

Police nab car thieves in Clyde Hill area | Bellevue Police Blotter

Sept. 11 Security confronts burglar: At 2:34 a.m. in the 4100 block of Factoria Blvd. SE, a suspect entered the business via an unlocked door… Continue reading

  • Sep 21, 2017

National Merit Scholarship Corporation announces 55 Bellevue students as semifinalists

Officials of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation recently announced the names of approximately 16,000 semifinalists in the 63rd annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Of those… Continue reading

  • Sep 21, 2017

Local women travel to Syrian refugee camps in Lebanon

With so much hardship around the world, Esther Filip, and Bellevue residents Rachel Hile and Jessica Dahl wanted to do their part to help those… Continue reading

Sammamish High School’s grand opening scheduled for Sept. 29

Sammamish High School welcomes the community to join in a grand opening celebration of the new school building on the evening of Sept. 29. The… Continue reading

  • Sep 20, 2017

Cheng discusses importance of “I” and “We” cultures at Bellevue-based Cultural Conversations

Spring Cheng was caught between two cultures. One was the “We” culture she grew up knowing in China until age 22, when she immigrated to… Continue reading

Man Pleads Guilty to ‘Reckless Burning’ of Bellevue’s Islamic Center of the Eastside

The Center will hold a meeting next week to discuss reconstruction efforts.

Man pleads guilty to ‘reckless burning’ of Bellevue’s Islamic Center of the Eastside

A homeless man charged with burning down the Eastside’s largest mosque pleaded guilty to first-degree reckless burning on Sept. 15. King County prosecutors initially charged… Continue reading

Police, SWAT arrest Bellevue man with gun powder after preparing for neighborhood evacuation

A Bellevue man who was recently released from a two-week involuntary committal was arrested on Sunday after police and SWAT teams prepared to evacuate neighbors… Continue reading

  • Sep 18, 2017

Eastside mayors talk affordable housing, opioid epidemic and other challenges

Some might think traffic would be the focal point in a discussion about challenges facing Eastside communities — but a room full of more than… Continue reading

Swastika, KKK graffiti marked in Bellevue | Bellevue Police Blotter

Sept. 4 Shopping cart fire at park: At 7:38 a.m. in the 14100 block of NE 20th St, the Bellevue Fire Department requested police assistance… Continue reading

  • Sep 15, 2017

Eastside Bike Share Vendor Fair Sept. 27

The city of Bellevue is exploring the public’s interest in privately run bike share services as part of the Pedestrian &Bicycle Implementation Initiative. Tell the… Continue reading

  • Sep 14, 2017

Bellevue City Council to adopt updated downtown land use code as early as October

The Bellevue City Council held its fourth study session on the Downtown Livability Inititive on Tuesday. Once complete, the initiative will be the first comprehensive… Continue reading

  • Sep 12, 2017