Blake Peterson

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                                Volunteer Rob Polasek at work. The Master Naturalist program currently is accepting applications.

Master Naturalist program connects people to environment, community

The program, which enables community members to work with the parks department, started in 2009.

 

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                                Photo from evening Cultural Conversations event.

Cultural Conversations program approaching 10th year of bringing women across the Eastside together

For nearly a decade, the program has sought to foster inclusivity and togetherness.

 

City council weighs in on potential gas tax replacement

The council heard and then responded to results from a Road Usage Charge Pilot project.

 

Conversation around potential aquatic center continues at Bellevue City Council study session

Interest in the facility was recently renewed after progress was cut short about a decade ago.

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                                From left to right: Deputy Mayor Lynne Robinson, Mayor John Chelminiak and lawyer J. Richard Aramburu.

Contention around the Eastside Energy project continues

CENSE is challenging the hearing examiner’s approval of the project’s south segment.

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                                From left to right: Deputy Mayor Lynne Robinson, Mayor John Chelminiak and lawyer J. Richard Aramburu.
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                                Halloween on the Hill seeks to be inclusive of all ages.

Halloween on the Hill event celebrating its ninth year

The event is set for Oct. 26 and is hosted by the South Bellevue Community Center.

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                                Halloween on the Hill seeks to be inclusive of all ages.

Why were Republic Services workers in Washington striking this month?

Why workers were picketing earlier this October

124th Avenue Northeast is one of many Bellevue locations affected by construction. Blake Peterson/staff photo

‘It’s really helping us build some firsts in Bellevue’: Checking in on transportation projects in the city

The council received an update on transportation projects at a recent study session.

124th Avenue Northeast is one of many Bellevue locations affected by construction. Blake Peterson/staff photo

How are Eastside nonprofit leaders supporting Census 2020?

A recent panel discussion shed light on Census 2020 concerns and resolutions.

Bellevue pioneering road safety analysis project

High-tech process will identify near-miss intersections, could lead the way for other cities.

Seattle leaders, community members learn about armed intruder de-escalation at event

Armed Intruder Safety Practices took place at Crossroads Bible Church on Sept. 11

Council moves forward with proposed encampment code amendment

A final decision by the council is set for Dec. 9.

Council checks in on status of proposed Sambica Activity Center rezone

The application for the rezoning was filed on Feb. 25.

Eastside Pathways releases community report

The report was released late last month by the nonprofit.

Downtown Bellevue’s Bellwether artfest expanding its scope for 2019

The free 10-day event begins on Sept. 13.

Bellevue School District pedestrian safety construction projects nearing completion

The projects are benefitting four schools in the district.

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                                Park Ranger Christie Caldwell of Lake Hills Greenbelt Park led the recent event.

Crows celebrated at educational event after getting Species of the Year title

“Bird Brains: An American Crow” took place on Aug. 23 at Lake Hills Greenbelt Park.

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                                Park Ranger Christie Caldwell of Lake Hills Greenbelt Park led the recent event.
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                                Bellevue North Sector Captain Joe Nault, Redmond Police Sergeant AnnMarie Fein and Issaquah Administrative Sergeant Ryan Raulerson were included on the panel.

Panel educates public on Washington state ERPO law

Washington state’s Extreme Risk Protection Order law was put into effect in 2016.

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                                Bellevue North Sector Captain Joe Nault, Redmond Police Sergeant AnnMarie Fein and Issaquah Administrative Sergeant Ryan Raulerson were included on the panel.

Bellevue Utilities presenting green-cleaning workshops

The seasonal workshops started in 2012.