Brandon Macz

The Seattle Humane Society has raised more than $21 million to construct the new three-story

Humane society hits funding milestone for new shelter | Bellevue facility to be completed in 2017

The Seattle Humane Society used its Tuxes & Tails gala last Saturday to announce reaching its financial goal to start its public fundraising campaign for a new shelter and veterinary teaching hospital in Bellevue.

The Seattle Humane Society has raised more than $21 million to construct the new three-story
Bellevue veteran Bob Shay turns over dirt surrounding the 'Lest We Forget' memorial in Downtown Park on Monday

Work starts on WWI memorial in Downtown Park | Bronze sculpture to be installed this summer

After five years of work, veteran Bob Shay was finally able to put shovel to dirt at the "Lest We Forget" monument in Downtown Park.

Bellevue veteran Bob Shay turns over dirt surrounding the 'Lest We Forget' memorial in Downtown Park on Monday
The city is replacing fish weirs in Newport Creek with a roughened stream channel to help migrating fish move upstream

City replacing fish weirs in Newport Creek to aid salmon migration

The city is continuing its work to ease the journey of migrating salmon this summer with a nearly $250,000 project to construct a roughened stream channel over deteriorating log weirs in Newport Creek.

The city is replacing fish weirs in Newport Creek with a roughened stream channel to help migrating fish move upstream
A Bellevue Police investigation into a high-profile Eastside car thief led its special enforcement and SWAT teams to Seattle's Lake City neighborhood last Friday.

BPD takes down Eastside car theft suspect in Lake City

A Bellevue Police investigation into a high-profile Eastside car thief led its special enforcement and SWAT teams to Seattle's Lake City neighborhood last Friday, where 20-year-old Brian Beasley was arrested and two stolen vehicles were recovered.

A Bellevue Police investigation into a high-profile Eastside car thief led its special enforcement and SWAT teams to Seattle's Lake City neighborhood last Friday.
Michelle Hilhorst is running for Bellevue City Council Position 5.

Planning Commissioner Hilhorst running for council

Bellevue Planning Commissioner Michelle Hilhorst has announced her candidacy for Bellevue City Council Position 5, making Mayor Claudia Balducci’s seat the most competitive race of the season to date.

Michelle Hilhorst is running for Bellevue City Council Position 5.
Don Cruickshank needed to clear a bevy of blackberry bushes from the backyard of a Crossroads home he's renovating. He called The Goat Lady in Duvall and on Friday

Goat where the work is | Couple uses free-range landscaping in Bellevue backyard

Don Cruickshank bought a fixer-upper in Bellevue's Crossroads neighborhood, but couldn't start remodeling until something was done about the pesky mass of blackberry bushes in the backyard.

Don Cruickshank needed to clear a bevy of blackberry bushes from the backyard of a Crossroads home he's renovating. He called The Goat Lady in Duvall and on Friday
Mindy Leffler

What a mother wouldn’t do | Documentary features Bellevue mom’s struggle to save son with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Aidan Leffler is doing well with his latest treatment for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, but Mindy Leffler continues to fight for better drugs to save her son’s life. That work had been done mostly behind-the-scenes, until a documentary film crew came knocking.

Mindy Leffler

Council still questioning Energize Eastside demand | USE report supports PSE forecast

The Bellevue City Council had more questions than answers by the end of Monday’s report from an independent consulting firm whose technical analysis supports moving forward with Puget Sound Energy’s Energize Eastside project.

Update: Former BHS staffer charged with sexual misconduct with student | Former Wolverine allegedly fondled sleeping 16-year-old

A former Bellevue High School staffer and football player was charged Tuesday with second-degree sexual misconduct with a minor following allegations the 24-year-old Medina man inappropriately touched a 16-year-old boy while he slept inside his home back in January.

Bellevue Police believe the same suspect who robbed the U.S. Bank in Factoria last month struck again Thursday afternoon.

Police: Factoria bank struck again, possibly by same suspect

Bellevue Police believe the same suspect who robbed the U.S. Bank in Factoria two weeks ago struck again Thursday afternoon.

Bellevue Police believe the same suspect who robbed the U.S. Bank in Factoria last month struck again Thursday afternoon.
New Bellevue Police Chief Steve Mylett says he’s relying on his officers and staff to tell him what’s working and what needs improvements.

New police chief working with officer feedback

After a month on the job, Bellevue Police Chief Steve Mylett says he’s about halfway through with one-on-one interviews with officers, asking them what the department does well and what it can be doing better.

New Bellevue Police Chief Steve Mylett says he’s relying on his officers and staff to tell him what’s working and what needs improvements.

Council approves PSE substation application | EBCC is next hurdle for transmission line project in Lake Hills, Phantom Lake

Bellevue residents opposing the removal of nearly 300 trees for a Puget Sound Energy redundancy project between the Lake Hills and Phantom Lake substations lost their appeal to city council on Monday, however, they did so quietly.

The Bellevue City Council on Monday

Council commits $20M to Tateuchi Center | PACE must raise remaining funds first; city to avoid tax increases

The Bellevue City Council voted late Monday night to commit $20 million toward completing the Tateuchi Center for performing arts on the condition it does not increase taxes for residents and serves a significant public benefit.

The Bellevue City Council on Monday
This city of Bellevue traffic camera documents congestion around the newly opened Chick-fil-A restaurant near the corner of Northeast Eighth and 116th Avenue Northeast.

UPDATE: Bellevue transportation director says Chick-fil-A plan working

Bellevue staff say the craze over the city’s new Chick-fil-A restaurant will last a few more weeks, but the latest steps taken to tackle the traffic congestion it’s caused appear to be working.

This city of Bellevue traffic camera documents congestion around the newly opened Chick-fil-A restaurant near the corner of Northeast Eighth and 116th Avenue Northeast.
Bellevue Parks Board Chairwoman Sherry Grindeland announced her candidacy for Bellevue City Council Position 5 on Tuesday

Parks chairwoman announces city council campaign | Grindeland says ‘community needs a voice’

Bellevue Parks Board Chairwoman Sherry Grindeland announced her candidacy for City Council Position 5 on Tuesday.

Bellevue Parks Board Chairwoman Sherry Grindeland announced her candidacy for Bellevue City Council Position 5 on Tuesday
An 18-year-old woman had her driver’s license for less than a day

Short driving history for hit-and-run suspect | Woman had license less than a day when she allegedly struck school bus

An 18-year-old woman had her driver’s license for less than a day, losing it when she allegedly struck a Bellevue school bus while exiting the Crossroads Mall and driving away.

An 18-year-old woman had her driver’s license for less than a day
A sinkhole that opened up on Northeast Fourth Street in downtown Bellevue on March 15 was determined to have been caused by water backing up on the road

Records fault contractor for March sinkhole downtown

While the city of Bellevue claimed back in March it could take as long as a month to know what caused a sinkhole to open up in downtown Bellevue,public records show the city knew construction was to blame from the start.

A sinkhole that opened up on Northeast Fourth Street in downtown Bellevue on March 15 was determined to have been caused by water backing up on the road

Man who stabbed ex-wife 72 times receives 26 1/2 year sentence | Polak murdered Nataliya Vabishchevich inside Bellevue condo

A man who murdered his ex-wife by stabbing her 72 times in her Bellevue condo and briefly fled the state two years ago was sentenced to 26 1/2 years in prison Friday in King County Superior Court.

Scoping meetings set for Energize Eastside environmental review

Bellevue has begun the environmental review process for Puget Sound Energy's Energize Eastside project, and will include five scoping meetings for the public to weigh in on details they want to see included when preparing the Environmental Impact Statement for the project, as required by the Washington State Environmental Policy Act.

Bellevue firefighters responded to a three-alarm fire at the AutoNation Ford dealership at Northeast Fourth Street and 116th Avenue Northeast Saturday morning. The dealership is being called a total loss.

Update: Bellevue Fire: No signs of arson in AutoNation blaze

An investigation into the three-alarm fire that destroyed the AutoNation car dealership on 116th Avenue Northeast in Bellevue early Saturday morning will take a considerable amount of time, given the heavy debris left by a collapsed showroom and burned up vehicles.

Bellevue firefighters responded to a three-alarm fire at the AutoNation Ford dealership at Northeast Fourth Street and 116th Avenue Northeast Saturday morning. The dealership is being called a total loss.