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Sage Viniconis is a career performing artist in King County who’s been out of work and seeking creative outlets during the COVID-19 pandemic. Courtesy photo/Sage Viniconis

Puget Sound artists adapt creativity, and business sense, to pandemic

Artists Sunday is an online directory that connects artists across the county, state and nation.

 

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Election Day results in for 48th Legislative District

Slatter and Walen lead in early results for 48th Legislative District

 

Screenshot from the Bellevue 2021-2022 Preliminary Budget.

Bellevue presents the 2021-22 proposed budget

With a $1.7 billion budget, the city will need to face decisions in the next year on how to handle the economic uncertainty from COVID-19

 

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Bellevue council votes to increase sales tax to support affordable housing

The vote from Bellevue and other cities takes revenue away from a county-wide sales tax meant to address chronic homelessness

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Dick’s Drive-In announces search for new Eastside location

Dick’s Drive-In announces search for new Eastside location

The local popular burger chain is looking for public suggestions on possible properties

Dick’s Drive-In announces search for new Eastside location
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Two patients contracted COVID-19 while at EvergreenHealth in Kirkland

A press release from the hospital states it has contacted 100 employees that had various levels of exposure, and that the direct source in this case is unclear

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Deyonté Weather Collection available to view during Fashion Week. Courtesy photo/The Bellevue Collection

Fashion Week at the Bellevue Collection is available virtually and in-person

Proceeds for its online runway shows go to Bellevue LifeSpring.

Deyonté Weather Collection available to view during Fashion Week. Courtesy photo/The Bellevue Collection
Virtual town halls coming up for unincorporated King County

Virtual town halls coming up for unincorporated King County

Events throughout September and October via Zoom will cater to different areas of the region.

Virtual town halls coming up for unincorporated King County
Starting in October, the Ruby Room’s donated formal wear (pictured) for teens in need is going to storage— until they find a new space. Courtesy photo/ Chamonix Films and Ruby Room

Ruby Room looking for new home

The nonprofit that supports bringing high-end clothes to teens in need is moving to storage at the end of the month while it looks for a new location

Starting in October, the Ruby Room’s donated formal wear (pictured) for teens in need is going to storage— until they find a new space. Courtesy photo/ Chamonix Films and Ruby Room
Diya Garg, left, distributes Mighty Crayon recycles crayons and coloring books for Seattle students. Courtesy photo/Diya Garg.

Getting crayons to kids runs in the family

Eastside nonprofit Mighty Crayon is relaunched by younger sister of founder, repurposing used restaurant crayons

Diya Garg, left, distributes Mighty Crayon recycles crayons and coloring books for Seattle students. Courtesy photo/Diya Garg.
Facebook purchases unused Bellevue REI headquarters

Facebook purchases unused Bellevue REI headquarters

The companies will also each donate $1 million to the Eastrail

Facebook purchases unused Bellevue REI headquarters
The truck of the Renton family as it was found Tuesday. While fleeing the Cold Springs Fire two adults were severely burned and one toddler died. Courtesy photo/Okanogan Sheriff’s Office

Toddler killed as Renton family flees Cold Springs Fire

The parents were severely burned and are being treated at Harborview Medical Center

The truck of the Renton family as it was found Tuesday. While fleeing the Cold Springs Fire two adults were severely burned and one toddler died. Courtesy photo/Okanogan Sheriff’s Office
Screenshot of the air quality monitor at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 8. Courtesy Puget Sound Clean Air Agency.

King County faces unhealthy air quality due to wildfire smoke

Weather monitors recommend people limit time outdoors, especially children, seniors and those with heart or lung disease.

Screenshot of the air quality monitor at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 8. Courtesy Puget Sound Clean Air Agency.
Amazon adds more office space to Bellevue, now as many new jobs as HQ2

Amazon adds more office space to Bellevue, now as many new jobs as HQ2

The office space for an additional 10,000 jobs, making it 25,000 coming to downtown, is expected to complete in 2023.

Amazon adds more office space to Bellevue, now as many new jobs as HQ2
Pandemic doesn’t stop pageantry, as Bellevue woman sets to compete for Mrs. America title

Pandemic doesn’t stop pageantry, as Bellevue woman sets to compete for Mrs. America title

Linda Hoffner discusses winning Mrs. Washington America during the COVID-19 pandemic and working for gender equity in the workplace

Pandemic doesn’t stop pageantry, as Bellevue woman sets to compete for Mrs. America title
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Free mask event for King County residents, Aug. 4 in Bellevue

The drive-thru distribution event will offer two masks per person

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Screenshot of the 2020 Bellevue Downtown Association State of the City. Pictured: Mayor Lynne Robinson, Deputy Mayor Jared Nieuwenhuis and BDA President Patrick Bannon.

City leaders talk economic outlook, police reform and more with Bellevue Downtown Association

The annual State of the City with the BDA was held as a virtual fireside chat, livestreamed Thursday, July 30

Screenshot of the 2020 Bellevue Downtown Association State of the City. Pictured: Mayor Lynne Robinson, Deputy Mayor Jared Nieuwenhuis and BDA President Patrick Bannon.
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Bellevue to start school fully remote this fall

The move comes after discussion with public health officials

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The Red Lion Inn at 1 South Grady Way in Renton is being used as temporary site to relocate individuals experiencing homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic. Olivia Sullivan/staff photo.

Renton battles King County over temporary shelter at Red Lion Hotel

County officials believe emergency health order will supersede city’s move.

The Red Lion Inn at 1 South Grady Way in Renton is being used as temporary site to relocate individuals experiencing homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic. Olivia Sullivan/staff photo.
Kirkland man found guilty of promoting prostitution in Eastside sex trafficking ring

Kirkland man found guilty of promoting prostitution in Eastside sex trafficking ring

Authorities say suspect ran “successful enterprise” for greater half of a decade.

Kirkland man found guilty of promoting prostitution in Eastside sex trafficking ring