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Legislature preserves law enforcement training funding | Bellevue chief says staffing a main concern for force

Washington cities in the process of boosting their police force won't be doing so alone, as the Legislature this session agreed to continue funding the bulk cost of law enforcement training.

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Prosecutor declines to prosecute art teacher accused of rape | Office says insufficient evidence; school district conducting own investigation

A Bellevue art teacher arrested earlier this year for the alleged rape of a former student will not be facing charges due to a lack of sufficient evidence provided by investigators, says the King County Prosecutor's Office.

Bellevue Police open a strange package left by a man at the Apple Store in Bellevue Square

Police open mystery package left at Apple Store for company CEO | Officers find glass, gift card made out to Bill Clinton

Bellevue Police say an Apple Store employee at Bellevue Square did the right thing by contacting law enforcement after a man came in and left a suspicious package on the counter addressed to Apple CEO Tim Cook, which turned out to be a harmless glass chalice.

Bellevue Police open a strange package left by a man at the Apple Store in Bellevue Square

International School student receives deferred sentence | Senior who threatened mass shooting receiving treatment, providing restitution

An International School senior charged with felony harassment in February for allegedly threatening to go on a mass shooting was granted a deferred disposition in return for following a number of conditions while under community supervision.

Bel-Red may lose its hyphen | Council expects no confusion with SeaTac

The Bellevue City Council voted 3-2 Monday to scrap the hyphen in the Bel-Red subarea during a study session for an update to the city's comprehensive plan.

Bellevue construction company paying more than $140K to settle allegations | DOT alleges Tri-State lied about using DBE machinery

Bellevue-based Tri-State Construction agreed to pay more than $140,000 to settle allegations it lied about using machinery belonging to a certified Disadvantage Business Enterprise, when the equipment actually belonged to the company itself.

Council postpones medical marijuana research decision

New legislation that will change how medical and recreational marijuana operates in Washington has the Bellevue City Council holding back on how it might regulate cannabis research in the city, pending development of a statewide program.

No one was injured when a Bellevue woman accidentally accelerated her vehicle into the front of Peak Dental in Factoria on Tuesday afternoon.

Chipped glass at dental clinic | Car accidentally accelerates into building

A 65-year-old Bellevue woman accidentally accelerated from a handicap parking space into the Peak Dental clinic in Factoria on Tuesday.

No one was injured when a Bellevue woman accidentally accelerated her vehicle into the front of Peak Dental in Factoria on Tuesday afternoon.
The Bellevue City Council voted Monday to vacate a portion of property adjacent to the KidsQuest Children's Museum's new facility in downtown Bellevue

KidsQuest $4 million closer to fundraising goal | City vacates property for Chickadee Trail

The KidsQuest Children's Museum received more than $4-million worth of good news over the past week, all of which goes toward construction of its new facility in downtown Bellevue.

The Bellevue City Council voted Monday to vacate a portion of property adjacent to the KidsQuest Children's Museum's new facility in downtown Bellevue
About 100 residents in the Woodland Commons apartment complex lost water after an 8-inch main break on Monday night.

Apartment residents lose water in Monday night main break | 48-hour boil advisory at complex

Residents of the Woodland Commons will be boiling their water for up to 48 hours, after an 8-inch water main broke in the apartment complex Monday night.

About 100 residents in the Woodland Commons apartment complex lost water after an 8-inch main break on Monday night.
Veteran Robert Shay admires the new installment on the 'Lest We Forget' monument in Downtown Park. A crew placed the bronze flag

Veteran’s mission accomplished | WWI memorial gets new centerpiece

Vietnam veteran Robert Shay admired a new bronze sculpture he raised money to have created for the ‘Lest We Forget” World War I monument in Downtown Park on Wednesday.

Veteran Robert Shay admires the new installment on the 'Lest We Forget' monument in Downtown Park. A crew placed the bronze flag
A conditional use permit issued to Kemper Development Company in 2011 for a helicopter landing pad atop its Bank of America Building has passed a review by the city of Bellevue

Kemper Development helistop clears city review | Code interpretation prompted by opponent Ina Tateuchi

A conditional use permit issued to Kemper Development Company in 2011 for a helicopter landing pad atop its Bank of America Building has passed a review by the city of Bellevue, requested last year by opponent Ina Tateuchi.

A conditional use permit issued to Kemper Development Company in 2011 for a helicopter landing pad atop its Bank of America Building has passed a review by the city of Bellevue
The city is adding clarity to a land use code to fix a lack of parking in Old Bellevue.

City correcting parking oversight in Old Bellevue

The city is working to correct an oversight in Old Bellevue that led to fewer parking spaces being constructed since the late ‘90s than had been intended.

The city is adding clarity to a land use code to fix a lack of parking in Old Bellevue.
The  ChowDown(town) Bellevue Food Truck Round-up was a mouthful for many last year. The gastronomic event is back again this summer - this time as a double order.

ChowDown(town) coming back to Ashwood Park| Food truck roundup doubling down

Riding on last year's success, the ChowDown(town) Bellevue Food Truck Round-up is coming back to Ashwood Park on Thursday, July 9.

The  ChowDown(town) Bellevue Food Truck Round-up was a mouthful for many last year. The gastronomic event is back again this summer - this time as a double order.

EBCC rejects permit application for Lake Hills-Phantom Lake substation project | PSE assessing ‘next steps’

The East Bellevue Community Council found more than a dozen legal arguments for opposing Puget Sound Energy's redundancy project between its Lake Hills and Phantom Lake substations on Wednesday.

Bellevue Police arrested three women for alleged prostitution at a Main Street massage parlor on Thursday.

Police bust third massage parlor this month for alleged prostitution

Bellevue Police arrested three women for alleged prostitution at the Long Life Retreat & Spa on Thursday, making it the third massage parlor facing closure under the city's chronic nuisance ordinance this month.

Bellevue Police arrested three women for alleged prostitution at a Main Street massage parlor on Thursday.
Police report Justin M.G. Bacani

UPDATE: Bail increases to $5M for Bellevue murder suspect | Justin Bacani facing life in prison under WA’s ‘Three Strikes’ law

Justin M.G. Bacani was ordered held on $2 million bail Tuesday in King County Court, where he faces a second-degree murder charge for the February strangulation death of Annelise Harrison in a vacant Bellevue apartment.

Police report Justin M.G. Bacani
The Bellevue City Council on Monday approved the $475

Council approves $475K Newport Hills property purchase | Land to be used for future park

The Bellevue City Council made its deadline Monday to purchase a $475,000 parcel of land in the Newport Hills neighborhood for a future park.

The Bellevue City Council on Monday approved the $475
This year's Bellevue Strawberry Festival has the berries

Strawberry Festival bursting with new, past attractions

The Bellevue Strawberry Festival is adding new attractions — and bringing back some from its past — for this year’s celebration of the city’s agricultural history at Crossroads Park.

This year's Bellevue Strawberry Festival has the berries
Volcom is making Bellevue Skate Plaza its third stop on its Wild in the Parks tour

Wild in the Parks rolls into Bellevue Saturday | $500 cash purse for Volcom amateur skateboard competition

Volcom is making Bellevue Skate Plaza its third stop on its Wild in the Parks tour, a free amateur skateboard contest series, on Saturday.

Volcom is making Bellevue Skate Plaza its third stop on its Wild in the Parks tour