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Photo courtesy ICOE                                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.

Photo courtesy ICOE                                Eastside Interfaith Social Concerns Council member Farida Hakim and Susan Wilson of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at the groundbreaking.
Photo courtesy Studio East                                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.”

Photo courtesy Studio East                                Shot from a 2012 performance of “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown.”
Neighborhood Enhancement Program comes to Crossroads

Neighborhood Enhancement Program comes to Crossroads

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

Neighborhood Enhancement Program comes to Crossroads
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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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Fire-prevention efforts in Bellevue improve following addition of new officers

With two new officers, Bellevue fire completed all safety inspections for the first time in years.

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Award-winning play ‘The Good Adoptee’ coming to Mercer Island

Award-winning play ‘The Good Adoptee’ coming to Mercer Island

The autobiographical drama was penned by acclaimed playwright Suzanne Bachner.

Award-winning play ‘The Good Adoptee’ coming to Mercer Island
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Body found along Bellevue-area trail

As of Jan. 21, no foul play suspected.

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Firefighter labor union agreement in place for next three years

The council recently passed a successor labor agreement.

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From left, Debra Entenman, Tana Senn, Lisa Callan, Brandi Kruse, Manka Dhingra, Patty Kurderer, Roger Goodman and My-Linh Thai at the event. Blake Peterson/staff photo

I-976, affordable housing, other issues discussed at legislative breakfast event

The gathering included a keynote speech from attorney general Bob Ferguson.

From left, Debra Entenman, Tana Senn, Lisa Callan, Brandi Kruse, Manka Dhingra, Patty Kurderer, Roger Goodman and My-Linh Thai at the event. Blake Peterson/staff photo
From left: students Riley Retinger, Abby Smith, Mimmi Hubbard and Sadie Rabinowitz. Photo by Calah Webb

‘It’s one of my favorite places to be’: School of Rock Issaquah gears up for January shows

In January, students will be paying homage to the Beatles, Black Sabbath, Chris Cornell and others.

From left: students Riley Retinger, Abby Smith, Mimmi Hubbard and Sadie Rabinowitz. Photo by Calah Webb
Shot of the city during the pilot period. Photo courtesy Bellevue Downtown Facebook page.

City receives report on Grand Connection pilot placemaking program

The next placemaking proposal will come later in the year.

Shot of the city during the pilot period. Photo courtesy Bellevue Downtown Facebook page.
Photo courtesy city of Bellevue                                From left, newly appointed Deputy Mayor Jared Nieuwenhuis and Mayor Lynne Robinson.

New city leaders take the helm

Robinson and Nieuwenhuis secured the roles during the Jan. 6 council meeting.

Photo courtesy city of Bellevue                                From left, newly appointed Deputy Mayor Jared Nieuwenhuis and Mayor Lynne Robinson.
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Construction on Eastside-related light rail project begins

Travelers should expect delays until March.

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Exterior of Bellevue City Hall. Photo courtesy city of Bellevue

City’s arts commission secures 2020 grant allocations

For 2020, the arts commission be allocating $145,000 between three programs.

Exterior of Bellevue City Hall. Photo courtesy city of Bellevue
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Man on stolen utility vehicle arrested

The man was not intoxicated at the time but has previously been convicted for other vehicular misconduct.

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Bellevue’s Temple B’nai Torah (pictured), who had representation during the public comment section of the Dec. 9 meeting, has hosted Tent City 4 a total of five times on its property. Blake Peterson/staff photo

Homeless encampments see rule changes in Bellevue

A new ordinance passed in a 6-1 vote.

Bellevue’s Temple B’nai Torah (pictured), who had representation during the public comment section of the Dec. 9 meeting, has hosted Tent City 4 a total of five times on its property. Blake Peterson/staff photo
New park in Newport Hills neighborhood might be ready by November 2020

New park in Newport Hills neighborhood might be ready by November 2020

The Bellevue City Council included funding for the project in its 2019-‘25 CIP plan.

New park in Newport Hills neighborhood might be ready by November 2020
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Bellevue City Council approves 2019-2020 budget adjustments

The changes are part of the mid-biennium budget review process.

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Back row, from left: Eric Vaughn, Lisa Dreher and Hope Maltz, Hideo Fujita, Sheri Campbell, Warren Mainard. Front row, from left to right: Jenny Chang, Kendy Sasaki-Ross, Rob Kamihana and Monika Kannadaguli. Photo courtesy Eastgate Expounders

More than a speaking group: Eastgate Expounders look back at 15 years

Eastgate Expounders is one of many clubs under the overarching Toastmasters International nonprofit.

Back row, from left: Eric Vaughn, Lisa Dreher and Hope Maltz, Hideo Fujita, Sheri Campbell, Warren Mainard. Front row, from left to right: Jenny Chang, Kendy Sasaki-Ross, Rob Kamihana and Monika Kannadaguli. Photo courtesy Eastgate Expounders
From left to right: Deputy Mayor Lynne Robinson, Mayor John Chelminiak and lawyer J. Richard Aramburu at a public hearing in October. Staff photo/Blake Peterson

CENSE plans to appeal city’s Energize Eastside decision

The appeal must go to King County Superior Court.

From left to right: Deputy Mayor Lynne Robinson, Mayor John Chelminiak and lawyer J. Richard Aramburu at a public hearing in October. Staff photo/Blake Peterson