Microsoft launched its next generation of gaming with nationwide parties Thursday night, which brought fans to the Bellevue Square Mall in droves to be one of the firsts to play the long-anticipated Xbox One.
Business leaders at Wednesday’s Bellevue Chamber of Commerce Eastside Economic Forecast Breakfast made fairly sunny predictions for future growth as the economy continues to rebound from the 2008 recession.
Sound Transit’s East Link extension in Redmond is in its pre-final design phase and the agency is currently seeking public input to affect the final outlook for the project planned to go online in 2023.
The Real Change Homeless Empowerment Project is expanding its reach to the Eastside.The Seattle-based organization will partner with Congregations for the Homeless in Bellevue to provide an opportunity for low-income and homeless individuals to profit from sales of the nonprofit’s weekly publication.
Former Bellevue mayor and city councilmember Nan Campbell died Monday night at Overlake Medical Center as a result of injuries she sustained in the Nov. 5 Hampton Greens Apartments complex fire that destroyed one building on the 4500 block of 148th Avenue Northeast.
Justin and Keri Embree met and fell in love at Camp Unity Eastside in the Bellevue First United Methodist Church parking lot. When they announced their plans to wed at the church before CUE’s move to Woodinville, congregation members made the couple’s special day a fast-paced mission that coalesced in a full ceremony on Thursday (Nov. 14).
Food Network celebrity chef Giada De Laurentiis came to the Bellevue Square Mall Thursday to sign and promote her new cookbook, “Giada’s Feel Good Food,” during her national tour. More than 600 people showed up and lined the inside of mall waiting for their turn to meet the Food Network star.
A man nicknamed the “Baseball Cap Crook” by law enforcement is being sought in connection to two bank robberies in Kent and Bellevue over the weekend.
The FBI states the suspect is a Hispanic male, who wore different baseball caps, hooded sweatshirt and jeans during the robberies, the latest occurring Monday at the Alaska USA Federal Credit Union on the 2000 block of 148th Avenue Northeast in Bellevue. He is also being sought for a robbery at a US Bank in Kent on Saturday.
Bellevue Police Ofc. Carla Iafrate said officers have arrested one of two suspects allegedly involved in a burglary on the 3800 block of 150th Avenue Southeast. A homeowner returned home this afternoon and reported two men who ran out of her home, said Iafrate. Because officers were already in the area for an unrelated call, one man was quickly apprehended and police anticipate the other will be in custody shortly.
The Washington State Library can add online technology training to its list of free services thanks to a partnership with Microsoft, which has expanded its IT Academy from classrooms to anyone looking to advance their tech skills and gain a competitive edge in the global job market.
Portland-based company BETTERY has partnered with Safeway to install high-tech kiosks for recycling alkaline batteries and exchanging the latest generation in rechargeable batteries. One of these kiosks was recently installed at the Safeway on Bellevue Way.
The Bellevue Police Department is investigating a Thursday night hit-and-run collision at the intersection of 140th Avenue Northeast and Northeast Eighth Street that left one driver in serious condition at Overlake Hospital.
Youth Eastside Services’ mission is as critical for at-risk youth today as it was 45 years ago, says founding member Dr. Lee Vincent, who on Nov. 1 thanked the King County communities who continue to support its cause.
More than 30 protesters were reported to have been arrested after refusing to leave the Washington State Republican Party Headquarter’s Bellevue office this afternoon.
This was one of 10 acts of organized civil disobedience orchestrated by Washington CAN, the Alliance for a Just Society and We Belong Together and demanding Republican lawmakers get behind H.R. 15, an immigration reform bill stalled in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Bellevue Mayor Conrad Lee has secured his position on the Bellevue City Council with Wednesday night ballot counts showing him still way ahead of opponent, Lyndon Heywood, and Bellevue parks commissioner Lynne Robinson appears all but certain to join him in the chamber next year. Incumbent Councilmember Kevin Wallace is still holding a small lead against his Position No. 4 opponent, Steve Kasner, chairman for the East Bellevue Community Council.
The Hampton Greens apartment complex fire that sent seven people to the hospital this morning is now being handled as a criminal investigation with the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms now assisting.
The Bellevue Fire Department has knocked down a fire at a two-story residence belonging to Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Felix Hernandez and are now working to preserve contents within the home before an investigation into the cause of the blaze can start.
The Eastside Rail Corridor Regional Advisory Council unanimously approved a report supporting cooperative planning among corridor owners on Tuesday, Oct. 29.
The report recommends how to proceed forward with future use of the Eastside Rail Corridor, identifying a regional policy framework for decision making along the corridor and setting a vision for the ERC as development, transportation and trail system improvements continue.