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Uniqlo’s expansion to Washington starts at Bellevue Square

After months of speculation about what will fill the vacant J.C. Penney building at Bellevue Square, Uniqlo on Monday announced 13,000 square feet of it will be a new retail outlet for the Japanese casual apparel company.


Ex-husband charged in Bellevue murder | Update

Bellevue police have arrested a 46-year-old Edmonds man in connection with the murder of 35-year-old Nataliya Vabishchevich, who was stabbed 72 times in her Bellevue home


The art and business of burlesque | The Eastside Scene

Commonly mistaken for little more than strip tease, burlesque has deep roots in vaudevillian parody. Performers Queenie O’Hart and Tootsie Spangles dish on the true trials and tropes of the art form.


Neighborhoods get attention at Bellevue candidates’ forum

The six city council candidates on this fall's ballot met again Tuesday night at a forum in Newport Hills, this time focusing primarily on neighborhood issues, like the revival of the local shopping center and traffic congestion.

School board candidates talk bullying, building

School board candidates—at least half of them—spoke at a candidate forum in Newport Hills on Tuesday night.

Bellevue Galleria sells for $88 million

Bellevue Galleria, a 204,000-square-foot shopping and office complex, just west of the downtown transit center, sold on Friday for $87.6 million, or $429 per square foot

Bellevue City Council candidates talk budget, neighborhoods, transportation

Bellevue’s budget, neighborhoods and transportation were on the minds of candidates for City Council as the Bellevue Downtown Association hosted a candidate forum Tuesday night at the Bellevue Westin. The event was held in partnership with Sound Publishing.

Trammell Crow buys downtown Bellevue site for $24.1 million

19-story office tower planned for site acquired for $24.1 million

CleanScapes asks city to reconsider proposed solid waste contract

Earlier this month garbage collection company, CleanScapes lost a proposed contract to Republic Services, Bellevue's current garbage hauler. Now the company, which was the lower of the two bidders, is asking the city to reconsider.

Two named to arts commission

Appointments mark changing social fabric of Bellevue

Victory for Spiritwood neighbors in the form of emergency ordinance

On Monday, City Council passed a new emergency interim ordinance to address a housing model that has taken off in Bellevue.

Bellevue-based DreamBox working to make math fun

It’s hard to imagine many students getting excited about math, but CEO Jessie Woolley-Wilson of DreamBox Learning, a Bellevue-based digital education company, swears it’s not only possible, but in some school districts, teachers actually reward their students with the subject.

Bellevue City Council revisits appointments to light-rail group

The Bellevue City Council has approved a new Citizen Advisory Committee (CAC) after acknowledging earlier this month that the original slate of nine members could be more thoroughly vetted for conflicts of interest. All but one were reaffirmed in the Monday night vote.

Large crowd pleads for transportation fix

Bellevue forum first stop of nine set by state Senate and local legislators

Making nice with the neighbors | Lake Bellevue community forms alliance with developer to monitor environment as Bel-Red grows

The Lake Bellevue Water Quality Association and the Lake Bellevue Village Homeowners Association will work with Wright Runstad and Shorenstein Properties to monitor the environment of the lake and surrounding area as major developments begin construction nearby.

Building subs and the science-minded

Local teens launch program to supplement STEM training in classroom

$2.3 billion Spring District project to break ground Monday

On Monday, Sept. 16, Wright Runstad & Co. of Seattle and Shorenstein Properties of San Francisco will break ground on its long-anticipated $2.3 billion Spring District project.

Bellevue to rein in houses used as dorms

On Monday, Council discussed an emergency interim ordinance to address multi-room rentals in single-family homes.

Council to take another look at light rail appointments

Sloppy process, possible conflicts of interest cited

Newcastle Historical Society awarded grant to preserve mining cemetery

The Newcastle Historical Society, which next week will celebrate its annual Newcastle Days, was recently awarded a grant to preserve the small cemetery plot, buried with the coal miners and pioneer families that years ago called the Eastside home.