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UPDATE | Islamic Center arsonist apprehended, no early indications of hate crime or terrorism

The suspect at the heart of the Islamic Center of the Eastside…

Man barricades self on bus in Bellevue

The rush hour commute was disrupted Tuesday when a man made threatening…

Bellevue students honor MLK’s messages of inclusion and unity with peace march

Cedar Crest Academy students, teachers and parents united together on Jan. 13…

Local knitters join national movement

On Jan. 21, people wearing pink hats will take to the streets…

  • Jan 17th, 2017

114th Avenue Southeast to close for paving work

Depending on weather conditions, street paving resulting from Bellevue Utilities sewer replacement…

  • Jan 17th, 2017

‘We have the opportunity to decide what kind of community we’re going to be’

Around 500 Bellevue residents packed in Sammamish High School’s auditorium Jan. 15…

Educator asks city hall crowd “what does it mean to be white?” in MLK Day event

Can a fish see the water through which it swims every moment…

Police chiefs meet with community members at Eastside Muslim Safety Forum

As Eastside police chiefs and others gathered at the Muslim Association of…

Man threatens to kill people of certain religion | Bellevue Police Blotter Jan. 4-10

Jan. 5 Scary surprise: The victim had obtained a temporary protection order…

City of Bellevue pays $1M to family injured in 2014 police cruiser crash

The city of Bellevue agreed to pay approximately $1 million late last…

Slatter resigns from Bellevue City Council as she takes 48th District seat

After a whirlwind week of legislative positions opening up and being filled,…

Family of slain Bellevue woman suing Department of Corrections

The parents of a Bellevue woman who was killed by a man…

King County unveils new restaurant rating system

Next time Bellevue residents go to their favorite restaurant, they may notice…

Janice Zahn announces city council campaign

Longtime Bellevue resident, Bellevue Transportation Commission Chair, and Port of Seattle leader…

  • Jan 9th, 2017

Bellevue schools considering start time change to combat growth and traffic problems

The Bellevue School District has more than 115 buses, a full roster…

Eastside legislators talk taxes, tolls at chamber breakfast

While a thousand little things are on the minds of Washington state…

Nervous forgery suspect flees bank, forgets ID | Bellevue Police Blotter Dec. 26 – Jan 1

Dec. 27 Car prowls: Approximately six cars parking in a parking lot…

Donors needed to give blood at Bellevue center, 11 others

Bloodworks Northwest is urging people to give blood and platelets this holiday…

  • Jan 5th, 2017

Kuderer replaces Cyrus Habib in WA Senate

Eastside legislator Patty Kuderer will be moving from the House to the…

King County Council to fill vacant 48th District Senate seat Thursday

The King County Council will interview and appoint a new senator to…

  • Jan 5th, 2017

Sound Transit’s South Bellevue parking mitigation plan could displace commuters

With the 519-stall South Bellevue Park and Ride shutting down as early…

Councilmember Robinson launches re-election campaign

Bellevue City Councilmember Lynne Robinson has announced her re-election campaign for the…

  • Jan 4th, 2017

Bellevue developer pleads guilty to fraud federal charges | UPDATE

Bellevue developer Lobsang Dargey faces as much as 10 years in federal…

  • Jan 4th, 2017

Public invited to comment on stormwater plan

Bellevue Utilities invites residents to comment on the city’s draft 2017 stormwater…

  • Jan 4th, 2017

Screaming man causes lockdown at Chik-fil-A | Bellevue Police Blotter Dec. 19-24

Dec. 19 Retail robbery: A woman was shopping in the 600 block…

The Bellevue Reporter’s year in review: 2016

The last 12 months were busy for government officials, students, homeowners, fire…

  • Dec 30th, 2016

Bellevue boys honored for saving grandfather’s life with CPR

Daniel and Jonathan Tyshler were on their way to the airport after…

How did lead end up in Bellevue’s new schools?

The Bellevue School District has been tearing down and rebuilding their schools,…

Woman caught dumping human feces in storm drain | Bellevue Police Blotter Dec. 11-18

Dec. 12 Grinch-y employee: A house in the 15900 block of SE…

Sewer work to close parts of 114th Ave., Meydenbauer Beach Park

Two major sewer-work projects will close parts of a busy road near…

City names new finance director

Late last week, City Manager Brad Miyake appointed Toni Call as Bellevue’s…

Salon’s beverage service shut down by King County Health

Last week a King County Public Health inspector shuttered the beverage service…

Bellevue teen wins world chess championship

An Odle Middle School student was named the world chess champion in…

670 Bellevue kids get gift of Christmas | Photos

Ten-year-old Emma wants a journal for Christmas to jot down her thoughts…

  • Dec 24th, 2016

Seahawks Michael Bennett visits Bellevue as Santa | Photos

Seattle Seahawks defensive lineman Michael Bennett read “‘Twas The Night Before Christmas”…

  • Dec 23rd, 2016

Commission recommends 45 percent raise in Bellevue Council salaries

The Salary Commission updated the salaries of the Bellevue City Council last…

Pipeline study finds Energize Eastside can co-locate with petroleum pipeline

Puget Sound Energy last week released the results of a safety study…

Mumps outbreak spreads to Bellevue

The recent mumps outbreak has spread to Bellevue, health department officials announced…

Bellevue College and LifeWire educate students and faculty on domestic abuse

What is domestic abuse? Is it exclusively physical violence? Is it considered…

Man charges at cops, taken down by police K9 | Bellevue Police Blotter Dec. 4-10

Dec. 5 Food to go no-go: A woman who had previously been…

Wang guilty of killing Bellevue prostitute, setting Bellevue apartment on fire

Former Newcastle resident Song Wang was found guilty of robbing and killing…

Inslee unveils plan to fully fund education with $5B in new and higher taxes

OLYMPIA — Gov. Jay Inslee unveiled a $46.7 billion budget proposal Wednesday…

Bellevue School Board approves anti-discrimination resolution | Parents, students call for stronger response

The Bellevue School Board passed a resolution Tuesday reaffirming the district’s stance…

At 100, Virginia Brehm remembers the Eastside and Bellevue as farm communities

Tucked away on an isolated street, down an overgrown driveway not far…

Bellevue council passes balanced $1.5 billion budget

Last week the Bellevue City Council voted unanimously to pass its 2017-18…

Bellevue dentist and NFL teams help grant man his last wish

It was a snowstorm Josh McCall — and those who know him…

Jackson sentenced to life in prison for Bellevue woman’s death

The man who killed his fiance in a hit-and-run while he should…

Bellevue marijuana retailer caught selling to minors

A Bellevue recreational marijuana business was caught selling pot to a minor,…

Searching for the little red fish in local streams

By Celeste Gracey Special to the Reporter The student braces himself with…

  • Dec 9th, 2016

Chimney condos fire victims burglarized | Bellevue Police Blotter Nov. 28 – Dec. 4

Nov. 28 Affair fight: A woman was arrested for punching her friend…