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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

Bellevue Downtown Association endorses ST3, two levies

The Bellevue Downtown Association announced Wednesday its Board of Directors endorsed, by majority vote, Sound Transit 3 and two local infrastructure investment measures, all set for the Nov. 8 ballot.

  • Sep 23rd, 2016

Bellevue Police arrest “most wanted” suspect in Renton

Late on Wednesday night, Bellevue police arrested one of "Washington's Most Wanted" after following a reportedly stolen vehicle to Renton.

Former Bellevue police officer sues department, alleging discrimination

A former Bellevue police officer is suing the city and police chief, alleging he was discriminated against and wrongly fired after raising concerns when his supervisor called him "chocolate face."

Bellevue will hold community meeting for men’s shelter

The City of Bellevue and King County are working in partnership with Congregations for the Homeless and Imagine Housing to site a permanent men's shelter and supportive housing on King County property at 14350 SE Eastgate Way in Bellevue.

  • Sep 22nd, 2016

Sammamish High’s first graduating class tours new campus

Fifty-five years after they received their diplomas, members of Sammamish High School's original graduating class toured the new school building as a part of their reunion festivities.

Bellevue School District to purchase $26M property for Elementary 19

The Bellevue School Board voted Sept. 20 to purchase an 8-acre plot of land in the Spring District neighborhood for a new elementary school.

Gov. Inslee speaks at Master Builders’ meeting, stresses need for action in housing

The time to act on affordable housing is now.

Bellevue man admits to decapitating duck at Kirkland’s Marina Park

A Bellevue man has been charged with first-degree animal cruelty after an incident at a Kirkland park.

  • Sep 20th, 2016

State patrol urging drivers to put down Pokemon Go in light of national report on dangers

The Washington State Patrol is urging drivers to focus on the road, not their phones, after a report revealed that 14 crashes in 10 days were caused by Pokemon Go.

Bellevue teacher helps ease stress, boredom with Tent City art workshop

In her small 7-by-7-foot tent, White Eagle Arai has carved out a corner for her passion: painting pastel images of motorcycles.

Renowned spiritual guide to share stories at Bellevue event

Come and hear the international bestselling author and renowned spiritual guide Radhanath Swami share intimate stories from his decades of experience as a guru of bhakti yoga during an event at 6 p.m. Sept. 20 at Barnes and Noble, 626 106th Ave. NE, Bellevue.

  • Sep 18th, 2016

Bellevue students semifinalists in National Merit Scholarship Program

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) recently announced the names of approximately 16,000 semifinalists in the 62nd annual National Merit Scholarship Program.

  • Sep 17th, 2016

‘Cycle the Wave’ event to benefit domestic violence victims Sept. 18 in Bellevue

Registration is now open for the ninth annual Cycle the WAVE event.

  • Sep 17th, 2016

City begins purchasing property for Fire Station 10

The city of Bellevue is nearing the purchase of property for the proposed Fire Station 10, according to a presentation at Monday's council meeting.

Bellevue students send science experiments to space

International School science teacher Cheryl McClure was given a unique gift from her students last week: four standard U.S. quarters, except these had been to outer space.

Eastside mayors discuss challenges, opportunities

Mayors from across the Eastside gathered Sept. 9 at Cascadia College in Bothell for Leadership Eastside's annual mayors' panel — including Bellevue Mayor John Stokes.

  • Sep 16th, 2016

Bellevue teen launches robotics-based nonprofit to help youth in the Philippines

In the Philippines, there is a dish called pagpag.

Bellevue student earns top ACT score | Only one-tenth of one percent get perfect score

A Bellevue high school student was one of the few students to earn the highest possible ACT score this year.

  • Sep 15th, 2016

Bellevue council votes to take stand on ST3

After an intense discussion, Bellevue city council voted to take a stand on the looming Sound Transit 3 package.

Nonprofit rescues kids from chaos at home

For hundreds of children in Washington's foster care system, life can be chaotic.

Balducci earns transit honor for her efforts in transportation

A new star shines on Transit Hero Boulevard, as Metropolitan King County Councilmember Claudia Balducci has been inducted to the Transportation Choices Coalition's Transit Heroes Hall of Fame. Balducci, an advocate for public transportation for over a decade, has been a leader in the effort to expand, preserve and grow transportation options in the Puget Sound region.

  • Sep 14th, 2016

Bellevue homeowner injured in Labor Day fire after forgetting to turn off grill

A Lakemont resident was injured in a fire late Monday night that spread from a backyard shed to the home.

Police searching for alleged child molester

Police are searching for an alleged child molester who may be back in the Bellevue area.

Fire sweeps Lake Hills home, displaces residents

A family of four Lake Hills residents have been displaced after a large fire swept through their house early Monday morning.

Bellevue seeks comments on stormwater changes

The City of Bellevue is considering changes to Bellevue's land use code intended to reduce stormwater runoff from redevelopment and new development. People will have an opportunity to comment on the proposed changes at a public hearing on Sept. 14 at City Hall, 6:30 p.m., in Room 1E-113.

  • Sep 12th, 2016

Bellevue’s Udupi Cafe closed by health department

The Udupi Cafe in Bellevue has been shut down by the health department last week after inspectors found multiple food safety violations.

Small Medina school leading the pack in 1:1 computer programs

This school year, St. Thomas students' backpacks will be a little lighter as the school extends the use of notebook computers to every child through its widely recognized 1:1 computer program. The school is eschewing textbooks in favor of tablets for all 185 first- through eighth-graders.

Affordable housing strategies scrutinized by Bellevue Council

The Bellevue City Council took a hard look at what the city was doing for affordable housing at its public study session on Tuesday.

Group sworn in as U.S. citizens in Bellevue ceremony

Twenty-two people became United State citizens Tuesday at the first naturalization ceremony held in a Bellevue library in at least a decade.

Bypass routes, safety on Bellevue’s mind as Energize Eastside scoping summary reveals comments

After a busy comment period, the Energize Eastside project released its Phase 2 Scoping summary to reveal many of the same comments people have had on the project since its inception.

Public invited to open houses on I-405 improvements between Renton, Bellevue

People who are interested in future improvements on the Interstate 405 corridor should mark their calendars. The Washington State Department of Transportation will host two neighborhood open houses in early September to provide updates on the I-405 Renton to Bellevue Widening and Express Toll Lanes project.

  • Sep 4th, 2016

Drunk Renton man drives into church, flees without repenting

A Renton man who was reportedly driving while intoxicated crashed into a Bellevue church early Sunday morning and fled without repenting, according to police.

Bellevue fire crews rescue cat from Newcastle house fire

Bellevue firefighters fought a Newcastle house fire and saved a cat early Sunday morning.

Students ‘lead’ the way in Sammamish High School Summer Program

Nearly 200 Bellevue students spent more than a week this summer applying project based problem-solving skills to a variety of complex scenarios with local professionals from Microsoft, the city of Bellevue and more.

  • Sep 3rd, 2016

Eastside home sales surge

J. Lennox Scott, chairman and CEO of John L. Scott Real Estate, was the presenting speaker at the monthly Rotary Club of Bellevue membership luncheon on Aug. 23 at Maggiano's Little Italy restaurant in Downtown Bellevue.

  • Sep 3rd, 2016

Bellevue College seeks to honor ‘the exceptional 50’

Do you know someone who has contributed greatly to Bellevue College's success? To celebrate its 50th anniversary, BC is calling on the community to help nominate 50 exceptional people who have made an indelible mark on the institution. In October, "The Exceptional 50" will be honored with a special reception during the college's homecoming week festivities.

  • Sep 3rd, 2016

Governor to keynote housing summit in Bellevue

The Puget Sound region is in a housing crisis. As the region's economy grows, so does the number of workers and families moving into the area looking for a home. Skyrocketing home prices, spiraling rents and the shortage of affordable housing create news headlines every day.

  • Sep 2nd, 2016

Redmond and Bellevue police searching for suspected package thief

Redmond and Bellevue police are asking for the public's help to identify a suspected package thief who has targeted homes in both cities, according to Crime Stoppers of Puget Sound.

  • Sep 2nd, 2016