Demographic changes, Census outreach efforts discussed at recent Bellevue council meeting

Community development shared with the council how the city’s makeup has changed in the last decade.

The language of the original bill prohibited privately-owned detainment facilities from being contracted by local, state, or federal government entities, but a last-second amendment was adopted to substantially narrow the focus of the legislation. File photo

Lawmakers flinch on banning for-profit detention facilities

Last minute amendment exempted ICE detainment facility.

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A proposal to make King County Metro fares free for low-income households could be approved in the coming months. File photo

King County considers free transit for low-income residents

The program would target those at or below 80 percent of the federal poverty level.

Federal Way resident Mi’Chance Dunlap-Gittens, 17, died Jan. 27, 2017. Courtesy photo

Law enforcement challenges report on sting operation that killed Federal Way teen

King County Office of Law Enforcement Oversight’s findings rattle Sheriff’s Office, police union.

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Train Derailment Results in Urgent Plea for Blood Donors

Emergency making huge demands on community supply.

 

AG Ferguson, Amazon sue over “get rich quick” scam

Customers promised easy income, but got empty promises instead.

 

WSDOT releases Gray Notebook 67

WSDOT highlights its strategic direction in this edition of the agency’s quarterly Continue reading...

 

New phone scam targets Washington businesses

The Washington Department of Revenue is warning businesses to be aware of Continue reading...

 

Sports

Newport girls set to take on Issaquah tonight at districts

Playing aggressive basketball every single quarter will be a vital part of the game plan for Newport’s girls as they… Continue reading

 

Local gymnasts qualify for state meet

Bellevue-area gymnasts competed at the 2A/3A District 2 gymnastics meet on Feb. 15 at Ballard High School. Sammamish finished second… Continue reading

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Marketplace

A dance fest for everyone!

Chop Shop returns for another year of art, education and fun

 

Chef Murray Fields recently opened his state-of-the-art kitchen in Tukwila as the heart of his Gourmet Meals to Go.

Gourmet to Go can be this good!

Chef makes it simple to enjoy restaurant-quality cuisine at home or office

 

Buying a home? Here’s inside knowledge that pays

In real estate, location is key. But how do you find that Continue reading...

 

5 reasons to get excited about what’s coming to the heart of Redmond

The amenities at the brand-new Hilton Garden Inn will appeal to locals and visitors alike

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Opinion
Clyde Ford speaks at Bellevue First United Methodist Church. One of the things he spoke about was how other countries have approached the topic of race and racism. Samantha Pak/staff photo

We need to, but how do we talk about race? | Windows and Mirrors

Racism is still an issue in this country. How can we have constructive conversations to move forward and heal?