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Update: Property owner terminates lease for spa tied to prostitution | Other spa may still be in operation

One day after reporting two Bellevue spas allegedly used for prostitution had been labeled chronic nuisances, police report Sunnyday Spa's property owner has terminated the business' lease. Sunnyday Spa is expected to vacate the building at 4038 Factoria Blvd., by June 15.

Man allegedly films women in Bellevue College restroom | Suspect facing four voyeurism charges

A man wearing a pink wig was allegedly caught filming women using the restroom with his cellphone at Bellevue College back in January, according to the Bellevue Police Department.

The Bellevue Planning Commission will spend the greater part of a year assessing recommendations of a downtown livability advisory committee

Planning commission to assess downtown livability recommendations

The Bellevue Planning Commission will spend the greater part of a year assessing recommendations of a downtown livability advisory committee — suggested increases to the city’s skyline height limits are expected to be greatly debated.

The Bellevue Planning Commission will spend the greater part of a year assessing recommendations of a downtown livability advisory committee

Council outlines affordable housing incentive | Microunits up for discussion

Without knowing the majority opinion of its residents, the Bellevue City Council removed Newport Hills from consideration as a target area for multifamily housing on May 26, before outlining its plan for a tax exemption program to increase such development around the city.

City council gets early start on Energize Eastside environmental process | Staff says unusual to get involved this soon

The Bellevue City Council acknowledged it may be odd for the lead permitting agency to weigh in this early during a project's environmental process, but decided Monday a letter now could ease the process for Energize Eastside in the future.

The King County Medical Examiner's Office has listed the cause of death for 29-year-old Annelise Harrison as homicide by strangulation. Harrison was found by maintenance workers in a Bellevue apartment unit under construction back in February.

Examiner’s Office: Woman found dead in Bellevue apartment was strangled

A dead woman found by maintenance workers in a Bellevue apartment unit under construction back in February was strangled, according to the King County Medical Examiner's Office.

The King County Medical Examiner's Office has listed the cause of death for 29-year-old Annelise Harrison as homicide by strangulation. Harrison was found by maintenance workers in a Bellevue apartment unit under construction back in February.
Crews work to clear the debris left after the AutoNation Ford dealership burned down on April 25. The cause is undetermined

AutoNation Ford fire cause remains a mystery | Blaze started in shop area; insurance company to perform forensic analysis

The Bellevue Fire Department has not been able to determine the cause of a fire that ripped through the AutoNation Ford dealership on 116th Avenue Northeast last month, and evidence collected by firefighters is now being analyzed by the dealership’s insurance company.

Crews work to clear the debris left after the AutoNation Ford dealership burned down on April 25. The cause is undetermined
The city of Bellevue is salvaging pieces of the historic Philbrook House before it is razed for a new office building. The Eastside Heritage Center is also compiling research on the buildings history for an interpretive space on the property.

Time runs out for Philbrook House | City salvaging pieces for interpretive space at office

Bellevue native Nils Dickmann’s fevered race to spare Old Main’s oldest structure has come to an end, the Philbrook House’s owner now ready to raze the historic structure to make way for an office building. The diamond store is keeping space available for an interpretive piece on its property, announcing where the house once sat.

The city of Bellevue is salvaging pieces of the historic Philbrook House before it is razed for a new office building. The Eastside Heritage Center is also compiling research on the buildings history for an interpretive space on the property.
Isaac G. Pollard was arrested out of state on Wednesday in connection with a robbery at a Bellevue  marijuana growing businesses.

Police round up marijuana grow robbers | Charges say former employee easily linked to crime

It didn’t take police long to connect an employee to the armed robbery of a legal marijuana growing operation in Factoria last month.

Isaac G. Pollard was arrested out of state on Wednesday in connection with a robbery at a Bellevue  marijuana growing businesses.
The city has cleared KG Investment Management for a two-story retail center on the corner of Northeast Fourth Street and 116th Avenue Northeast.

Bellevue Central packs in big names | Lease states REI, Trader Joe’s, HomeGoods to be tenants

KG Investment Management’s Bellevue Central Shopping Center has room for three retailers, which will be REI, Trader Joe’s and a HomeGoods furnishing store, according to a lease agreement filed in King County.

The city has cleared KG Investment Management for a two-story retail center on the corner of Northeast Fourth Street and 116th Avenue Northeast.
A 9-month-old baby sleeping in his crib was uninjured when a vehicle crashed through his nursery at the Hampton Greens Apartments Tuesday morning.

SUV crashes into Bellevue apartment | Baby on other side unharmed

Bellevue Police say a baby is fine after a car crashed into its nursery and partially collapsed the 9-month-old's crib.

A 9-month-old baby sleeping in his crib was uninjured when a vehicle crashed through his nursery at the Hampton Greens Apartments Tuesday morning.

Officials: Statewide drought emergency won’t be felt in Bellevue

Bellevue wants residents to know the Puget Sound Region will not be facing a water shortage this summer, and encourages them to wash their cars, water the lawn and shower — they could even take two.

Council approves contract for false alarm program management | Owners to pay registration, face fines for faulty activations

Bellevue home and business owners will soon be facing penalties from police responding to false alarm activations in the city, under a new program that also comes with an annual fee for tracking their devices.

This photo from the University of Washington's archival library shows what Enatai Elementary looked like when it was first constructed in 1953.

A farewell celebration for old Enatai | Elementary coming down this summer for new school building

Enatai Elementary is filled with more than 60 years of history, and it's all coming down this summer to make way for a bigger and better facility. First, the district and community members want to give the old school a proper sendoff.

This photo from the University of Washington's archival library shows what Enatai Elementary looked like when it was first constructed in 1953.

Bellevue educators to protest Legislature Wednesday | Association angry about stall in education funding

Bellevue educators frustrated with the state Legislature’s stall in passing legislation providing better funding for teachers and schools are skipping today’s planned regional walkouts in favor of waiting until Wednesday to avoid impacting students.

Council passes park title to former councilmember | Bovee out; Zumdieck in

The Bellevue City Council passed the title of a Northtowne park from a sullied historic figure to a former councilmember and neighborhood advocate on Monday.

Police continue search for domestic disturbance suspect | Family described man wearing bulletproof vest, carrying machete

A domestic disturbance call at a Hilltop home Sunday afternoon had Bellevue Police searching the rest of the day for a man believed to have been wearing a bulletproof vest and carrying a machete.

The Low Income Housing Institute's 57-unit August Wilson Place apartment building in downtown Bellevue is more than halfway occupied since leasing started in mid-April.

Low income apartments filling fast downtown | Open house for August Wilson Place next week

The Low Income Housing Institute has filled more than half of its 57 units at the newly constructed August Wilson Place in downtown Bellevue, using a lottery to handle the demand for affordable apartment units in the city.

The Low Income Housing Institute's 57-unit August Wilson Place apartment building in downtown Bellevue is more than halfway occupied since leasing started in mid-April.

City challenges county solid waste plan | Bellevue worries Factoria station to face hauling, traffic issues

Bellevue is ready to take action if the King County Council follows through with a draft regional solid waste transfer plan the city claims will cause traffic and self-hauling problems in Factoria.

Parks board passes Bovee Park name change to council | Two recommendations to be considered next week

The Bellevue parks board is recommending the city council consider two public figures from Northtowne’s past to be honored in the renaming of Bovee Park.