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State offers free at-home COVID-19 tests

You can order the tests through the state’s new online portal.

Sen. Mona Das, D-47

Kent Democratic Sen. Mona Das proposes 1% cut in state sales tax

Starting in 2023; Republicans voice support for Senate Bill 5932

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Non-profit sponsors study on how the pandemic impacted arts and culture in Puget Sound

The study helped identify challenges faced by residents and cultural organizations in Washington

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Bellevue Police Department talks police reform and body worn cameras with community

The department will continue community discussions regarding police reforms and the use of BWC’s.

Screenshot of Bellevue Police Twitter video of landslide wreckage

City of Bellevue officials are working to get Somerset Neighborhood residents displaced by landslide back into their homes

The investigation into what caused the broken water main might take weeks, if not months.

Damage and debris caused by flooding (screenshot from Bellevue Police Department Twitter)

Broken water main causes Bellevue home to slide off of its foundation and collapse

The flooding and debris prompted an evacuation of homes in the area.

Dr. Jayendrina Singha Ray’s research interests include postcolonial studies, spatial literary studies, British literature, and rhetoric and composition. Prior to teaching in the U.S., she worked as an editor with Routledge and taught English at colleges in India. She is a resident of Kirkland.

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