Ashley Hiruko

Issaquah man steals over $100,000 worth of rings, leaves medical card behind

Issaquah man steals over $100,000 worth of rings, leaves medical card behind

Suspect charged with Bellevue jewelry theft.

Issaquah man steals over $100,000 worth of rings, leaves medical card behind
Shooting-caused death causes 520 one-lane closure near Montlake

Shooting-caused death causes 520 one-lane closure near Montlake

Lane reopened at about 10:40 a.m. Monday.

Shooting-caused death causes 520 one-lane closure near Montlake
Ashley Hiruko / staff photo                                 Bellevue police officer Craig Hanaumi accepts the award named after him during the Bellevue Police Foundation’s fundraising breakfast on March 15.

Police award named after skateboarding cop

Platinum Service Award is now the Craig Hanaumi award.

Ashley Hiruko / staff photo                                 Bellevue police officer Craig Hanaumi accepts the award named after him during the Bellevue Police Foundation’s fundraising breakfast on March 15.
Kelsey Creek center shooting under investigation

Kelsey Creek center shooting under investigation

No motive yet for two cars, AutoZone store front hit by gunfire.

Kelsey Creek center shooting under investigation
U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams speaking following his tour at Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic in Seattle on Feb. 7. Ashley Hiruko/staff photo.

Local House reps. vote in favor of removing MMR personal exemptions

Eastside politicians vote overwhelmingly in favor of HB 1638.

U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams speaking following his tour at Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic in Seattle on Feb. 7. Ashley Hiruko/staff photo.
Bellevue pastor Phil Antilla said his support of the LGBTQ community will continue, following a controversial global vote of the United Methodist Church. Ashley Hiruko/staff photo

United Methodist vote has churches’ future in question

Congregations debate separation following gay-clergy, same-sex marriage ban.

Bellevue pastor Phil Antilla said his support of the LGBTQ community will continue, following a controversial global vote of the United Methodist Church. Ashley Hiruko/staff photo
Mayor John Marchione was among many community members to place their handprints in the wet cement below the new sign at the Muslim Association of Puget Sound in Redmond after the mosque’s old sign was vandalized in 2016. File photo

Examining hate crimes on the Eastside

The Anti-Defamation League has been tracking hate-fueled crimes and incidents to paint a picture of trends in communities.

Mayor John Marchione was among many community members to place their handprints in the wet cement below the new sign at the Muslim Association of Puget Sound in Redmond after the mosque’s old sign was vandalized in 2016. File photo
The graph shows an incline in the number of violent crimes in Bellevue. Graphic courtesy of Bellevue Police Department

Violent crimes on the rise in Bellevue

About 132 instances per 100,000 population reported in 2018.

The graph shows an incline in the number of violent crimes in Bellevue. Graphic courtesy of Bellevue Police Department
Huawei pleads not guilty to stolen trade secret charges

Huawei pleads not guilty to stolen trade secret charges

Trial is set for March, 2020.

Huawei pleads not guilty to stolen trade secret charges
Chief Hagen and Firefighter Williams accept nearly $2,000 in donations made at the till. $6,000 was raised in total at Nordstrom. Photo courtesy of Bellevue Fire Department.

For Bellevue firefighters, cancer fundraising hits close to home

Responders are fourth on team fundraising chart.

Chief Hagen and Firefighter Williams accept nearly $2,000 in donations made at the till. $6,000 was raised in total at Nordstrom. Photo courtesy of Bellevue Fire Department.
Primrose School of West Bellevue saw a second location in Washington open in 2018. Madison Miller/staff photo.

Parents are feeling the pinch of child care costs

A King County report charts ways the county could reduce child care costs and boost access.

Primrose School of West Bellevue saw a second location in Washington open in 2018. Madison Miller/staff photo.
The trash situation at a Redmond apartment complex remained overflowing in the afternoon on Tuesday, Feb. 19, after a series of snowstorms hit the region in February. Corey Morris/staff photo

Garbage service resumes on Eastside, after weeks without collection

Snow disrupted service on the Eastside.

The trash situation at a Redmond apartment complex remained overflowing in the afternoon on Tuesday, Feb. 19, after a series of snowstorms hit the region in February. Corey Morris/staff photo
President’s emergency declaration sparks immediate legal backlash

President’s emergency declaration sparks immediate legal backlash

Attorney General Bob Ferguson said his team will sue the White House if federal funds originally intended for Washington state are interrupted.

President’s emergency declaration sparks immediate legal backlash
A plow removes snow from the Reporter’s parking lot in Factoria on Monday, Feb. 11. Ashley Hiruko/Staff photo

One of the ‘snowiest’ months on record for King County

Citizens fled to stores to stock up on needed supplies; City staff worked to keep roads clear.

A plow removes snow from the Reporter’s parking lot in Factoria on Monday, Feb. 11. Ashley Hiruko/Staff photo
Infant with measles. Photo courtesy of Washington State Department of Health/Centers for Disease Control

Mandatory MMR vaccine a possibility in Washington state

Measles outbreak slows as four new cases are confirmed in Oregon.

Infant with measles. Photo courtesy of Washington State Department of Health/Centers for Disease Control
Sunset in Bellevue on Monday, Feb. 4, after the region was blanketed in snowfall. Photo courtesy of Brook A. Rose

Snow hits lowland areas of King County

More snow could fall Friday evening.

Sunset in Bellevue on Monday, Feb. 4, after the region was blanketed in snowfall. Photo courtesy of Brook A. Rose
Seattle man sentenced to one year in prison for smuggling firearms into Iraq

Seattle man sentenced to one year in prison for smuggling firearms into Iraq

Co-conspirator Bellevue man to be sentenced in March.

Seattle man sentenced to one year in prison for smuggling firearms into Iraq
Chinese tech company Huawei charged with stealing secrets from T-Mobile

Chinese tech company Huawei charged with stealing secrets from T-Mobile

Alleged crimes took place at phone company’s Bellevue lab.

Chinese tech company Huawei charged with stealing secrets from T-Mobile
Newport High School vandalized | Police Blotter

Newport High School vandalized | Police Blotter

Police blotter for Jan. 14-18.

Newport High School vandalized | Police Blotter
Measles outbreak puts Washington under State of Emergency

Measles outbreak puts Washington under State of Emergency

Thirty-five cases have been confirmed statewide.

Measles outbreak puts Washington under State of Emergency