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Bellevue’s Mary’s Place wins PSE Foundation grant to help fund homeless shelter.

Several other King County non-profits were awarded grants for their efforts to help the homeless.

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State Superintendent Chris Reykdal (Courtesy of OSPI)

State Superintendent recommends change of mask mandate policies in schools, claims ‘landscape’ of pandemic has changed

Meanwhile, the state’s largest public school employees’ union continues support for masks in schools.

State Superintendent Chris Reykdal (Courtesy of OSPI)
The East DDC in Redmond (Cameron Sheppard/Sound Publishing)

U.S. House passes postal service reform bill after concerns of facility closures and declining service standards

The bill intends to improve services, expand transparency and to save the agency billions.

The East DDC in Redmond (Cameron Sheppard/Sound Publishing)
Damage and debris caused by flooding (screenshot from Bellevue Police Department Twitter)

City reaches agreement with homeowners to demolish structure damaged by landslide

That home, and others in the neighborhood, had been deemed unsafe for families to return.

Damage and debris caused by flooding (screenshot from Bellevue Police Department Twitter)
Photo of home damaged by landslide (Screenshot from BPD Twitter)

City of Bellevue takes legal action to demolish home made unsafe by landslide

The family who owns the home has not given permisson to destroy “unstable” the home

Photo of home damaged by landslide (Screenshot from BPD Twitter)
Menchie’s location in Federal Way. (Photo by Cameron Sheppard/Sound Publishing)

Investigation: Menchie’s locations failed to pay workers, stole tips

Multiple King County locations involved, including Federal Way, Bellevue and two Renton shops.

Menchie’s location in Federal Way. (Photo by Cameron Sheppard/Sound Publishing)
Military police posting Civilian Exclusion Order No. 1, requiring evacuation of Japanese living on Bainbridge Island, Washington. (Courtesy of The Library of Congress)

Bellevue schools introduce course that will explore history of local Japanese internment

Third-grade unit will use historical sources to examine the perspective of Japanese families.

Military police posting Civilian Exclusion Order No. 1, requiring evacuation of Japanese living on Bainbridge Island, Washington. (Courtesy of The Library of Congress)
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Snoqualmie Indian Tribe and Eastside Fire & Rescue to receive grant-funded emergency aid vehicle

The vehicle will be designed for safe emergency response during viral pandemics.

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Courtesy of King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office

After a record-breaking 2020, gun violence continues to increase in King County

King County Prosecuting Attorney believes pandemic gun violence is part of a national trend.

Courtesy of King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office
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Woman arrested after allegedly pulling gun on gas station employee who asked her to wear a mask

The 33-year-old Spanaway woman has not been charged yet.

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Downtown Bellevue flower shop co-owner pleads guilty to stealing sales tax

Defendent sentenced to 240 hours of community service and fined $97,858 by the state.

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Information on escape vehicle (Screenshot from King County Sheriff’s Office PIO Twitter)

One of five juvenile detention center escapees apprehended

Five inmates escaped from Echo Glen Children’s Center in Snoqualmie in a Ford Fusion on Jan. 26.

Information on escape vehicle (Screenshot from King County Sheriff’s Office PIO Twitter)
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Massage therapist, psychologist in Bellevue disciplined by DOH after alleged misconduct

Both have either lost their license to practice or had it suspended.

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Symetra Center building (Screenshot from Downtown Bellevue Association website)

Prominent infrastructure company gets new Bellevue office

HNTB’s new office has been leased in the Symetra Center building.

Symetra Center building (Screenshot from Downtown Bellevue Association website)
Seattle East DDC facility front (Photo by Cameron Sheppard/Sound Publishing)
Seattle East DDC facility front (Photo by Cameron Sheppard/Sound Publishing)

U.S. Rep. Suzan DelBene urges Postmaster General to reconsider closing Eastside mail facility

Workers at the East DDC in Redmond are concerned about how the closure would impact mail service.

Seattle East DDC facility front (Photo by Cameron Sheppard/Sound Publishing)
Seattle East DDC facility front (Photo by Cameron Sheppard/Sound Publishing)
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King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office testifies on behalf of catalytic converter theft bill, suggests additional measures

KCPAO representative emphasized the importance of addressing the demand for the stolen car parts.

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King County Executive announces million in in affordable housing funding for construction and preservation

Several Eastside organizations and projects are slated to receive funding.

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U.S. Sen. Patty Murray, D-WA, who pushed for broadband funding in Washington schools. (Screenshot from murray.senate.gov)

American Rescue Plan Act funding approved for broadband investments in WA schools

U.S. Sen. Patty Murray pushed for the funding, which will benefit several King County school districts.

U.S. Sen. Patty Murray, D-WA, who pushed for broadband funding in Washington schools. (Screenshot from murray.senate.gov)
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Non-profit sponsors study on how the pandemic impacted arts and culture in Puget Sound

The study helped identify challenges faced by residents and cultural organizations in Washington

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WA lawmakers propose making companies responsible for recycling improvements

SB 5697 would compel industries to report data, invest in infrastructure, meet standards.

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