Blake Peterson

Nonprofit launches new online COVID-19 local resource hub for King County

Hub collects links for more than 300 local resources for people affected by virus.

 

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Seven candidates running for 41st Legislative District positions

Primary election is Aug. 3; district covers Mercer Island and Newcastle as well as parts of Bellevue, Sammamish, Renton and Issaquah.

 

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Food Lifeline giving out emergency food boxes at Bellevue College, other Seattle-area locations

The nonprofit is working to help mitigate hunger amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Savannah Lynn and Will Chadek in the Second Story Repertory of Redmond’s production of “The Fantasticks.” “The Fantasticks” had been performed three times by the organization until coronavirus concerns resulted in the cancellation of the remaining dates. Photo by Michael Brunk

How is the coronavirus affecting the arts?

Representatives from Eastside arts institutions discuss their experiences.

Savannah Lynn and Will Chadek in the Second Story Repertory of Redmond’s production of “The Fantasticks.” “The Fantasticks” had been performed three times by the organization until coronavirus concerns resulted in the cancellation of the remaining dates. Photo by Michael Brunk
Bellevue School District (BSD) staffer Lori Schrader Hanson assisting food-service efforts Monday, March 16. Photo courtesy BSD

Bellevue students receiving community support

Many local organizations have reached out to the Bellevue School District to see what they can do.

Bellevue School District (BSD) staffer Lori Schrader Hanson assisting food-service efforts Monday, March 16. Photo courtesy BSD
A shot of downtown Kirkland. Samantha St. John of the city’s chamber of commerce said that Kirkland’s business community is likely being more detrimentally affected than others on the Eastside due to the city’s often being deemed the epicenter of the coronavirus epidemic. Blake Peterson/staff photo

‘We’re just kind of in limbo’: Eastside businesses feeling significant economic effects amid coronavirus pandemic

Eastside chamber representatives discuss the states of their business communities.

A shot of downtown Kirkland. Samantha St. John of the city’s chamber of commerce said that Kirkland’s business community is likely being more detrimentally affected than others on the Eastside due to the city’s often being deemed the epicenter of the coronavirus epidemic. Blake Peterson/staff photo
Tim Killian, a public liaison for the Life Care Center, spoke at a press conference on March 7. This is the first time Life Care, whose Kirkland location has been linked with most coronavirus cases in the U.S., has publicly addressed the situation. Screenshot from livestream

Life Care Center of Kirkland breaks silence at Saturday press conference

A public liaison for the center shedded light on resources, confirmed cases, employees and more.

Tim Killian, a public liaison for the Life Care Center, spoke at a press conference on March 7. This is the first time Life Care, whose Kirkland location has been linked with most coronavirus cases in the U.S., has publicly addressed the situation. Screenshot from livestream
Mike Weatherill holds up a picture of his mother, Louise, at a March 5 press conference. Louise, who was a resident of Life Care, died yesterday. It is unknown whether she died from coronavirus. Blake Peterson/staff photo

‘If anyone’s questions should be answered, it’s ours’: Life Care families demand answers

Families of residents organized a press conference in front of the facility Thursday.

Mike Weatherill holds up a picture of his mother, Louise, at a March 5 press conference. Louise, who was a resident of Life Care, died yesterday. It is unknown whether she died from coronavirus. Blake Peterson/staff photo
Bellevue skyline. File photo

Amid coronavirus concerns, Eastside cities are taking preventative steps

Most Eastside cities are following recommendations from county officials.

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                                A recent Well-K.E.P.T. crew. Groups of 10 interns between 14 and 18 years old are typically supported by two supervisors.

Bellevue Parks discusses Well-K.E.P.T. program’s accomplishments

The youth-centric environmental program has been running in Bellevue since 1987.

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                                A recent Well-K.E.P.T. crew. Groups of 10 interns between 14 and 18 years old are typically supported by two supervisors.
King County Executive Dow Constantine at a Seattle press conference Wednesday, March 4. Screenshot from livestream

‘We will get through this’: Officials discuss coronavirus at Wednesday press conference

The county is advising event cancellations, increased telecommuting.

King County Executive Dow Constantine at a Seattle press conference Wednesday, March 4. Screenshot from livestream
Seattle & King County Public Health Official Dr. Jeff Duchin speaking at the press conference. Screenshot from press conference livestream

14 coronavirus cases, including five deaths, in King County

County is in process of purchasing a motel intended for quarantine.

Seattle & King County Public Health Official Dr. Jeff Duchin speaking at the press conference. Screenshot from press conference livestream
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Upcoming event to give Bellevue residents a look at city budgeting

The event also aims to allow residents to provide budgeting feedback.

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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.

Trio Brasileiro (pictured) is one of the headlining bands at the festival. Photo courtesy Wintergrass

‘It’s about community and family’: Wintergrass festival celebrates 10 years in Bellevue

The festival started in Tacoma almost 30 years ago.

Trio Brasileiro (pictured) is one of the headlining bands at the festival. Photo courtesy Wintergrass
Exterior of Bellevue City Hall. Photo courtesy city of Bellevue

Economic development plan data analysis shared at recent council meeting

Research was conducted by Avalanche Consulting.

Exterior of Bellevue City Hall. Photo courtesy city of Bellevue
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                                Eastside Interfaith Social Concerns Council member Farida Hakim and Susan Wilson of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at the groundbreaking.

New mosque breaks ground in Bellevue

Following two arsons, the ICOE is getting closer to the completion of a renovated mosque.

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                                Eastside Interfaith Social Concerns Council member Farida Hakim and Susan Wilson of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at the groundbreaking.
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                                Shot from a 2012 performance of “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown.”

Studio East, StoryBook theater announce winter shows

Programming includes “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,” “The Tempest” and “Little Red.”

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                                Shot from a 2012 performance of “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown.”

Neighborhood Enhancement Program comes to Crossroads

A “kickoff” meeting was held on Jan. 22.

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Bellevue backs school district’s capital bond measure

The measure will be on the Feb. 11 special election ballot.

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