Nat Levy

Investigation into off-duty Bellevue officers conduct at Seahawks game to conclude in a month

Bellevue Police Chief Linda Pillo told the City Council Monday that events that led to multiple confrontations between three off duty Bellevue police officers, Seattle Police, and a group of fans at Seattle Seahawks game Sept. 16, will be thoroughly investigated.

 

Seattle City Council votes in favor of SoDo arena

The Seattle City Council voted 6-2 Monday to cut a deal with hedge fund manager Chris Hansen to build an arena in the SoDo district.

 

August home sales for Bellevue

Sales, prices up for homes in Bellevue | Less expensive homes in East Bellevue see more sales

August sales of single family homes in Bellevue were down from the same month a year ago, but condo sales were up, according to the Northwest Multiple Listing Service.

 

Leslie Lloyd

BDA president stepping down

Leslie Lloyd, president of the Bellevue Downtown Association, is leaving the organization to become executive director of the Icicle Creek Center for the Arts in Leavenworth, Wash. Lloyd has been with the BDA for 12 years.

Leslie Lloyd
Ashlee McKenney and Kim Faretra in chicken costumes support walkers as they approach Grass Lawn Park in Redmond.

A walk to remember | Walkers hike around Seattle area in Komen 3 Day walk to fight breast cancer

Dan Kinley felt helpless. He watched as his mother suffered through breast cancer for more than five years. The disease eventually took her life, and her son had no idea how he could contribute.

Ashlee McKenney and Kim Faretra in chicken costumes support walkers as they approach Grass Lawn Park in Redmond.

Solving the ‘Groupon Problem’ | Mercer Island entrepreneurs build daily deal app that encourages repeat business

When sites such as Groupon and LivingSocial touted more than half-off deals on a variety of products, customers were thrilled and businesses excited for the new way to get people in the door. But as the years ticked by, it became clear to business owners that they were not benefitting from these sites.

Developers settle on Spring District appeals

Two opponents of the Spring District development in the Bel Red area have agreed to drop their appeals of the project after developer Wright Runstad agreed to conduct a traffic study.

Workers move at high speed to remove materials such as textiles that could harm the equipment at the Material Recovery Facility.

Tons of trash | Republic Services simplifies recycling with sorting facility

Recycling is a lot easier than it used to be. The painstaking process of separating out every piece of material into three or four bins that have to be lugged to the curb every week has been largely eliminated in this area.

Workers move at high speed to remove materials such as textiles that could harm the equipment at the Material Recovery Facility.
A series of robots

Inside T-Mobile | Company opens the doors of its testing lab, rolls out new features for 10-year anniversary

A robot named Mr. Hats listens as noise is piped in from every angle. Meanwhile, Tappy, another robo-tester, mashes buttons and commands for 24 hours straight. At the same time, a model of a head is scanned in different positions in a room adorned with bright blue and yellow foamed cones.

A series of robots

Bellevue to hold natural yard care classes this fall

Fall is an important season for many homeowners, with the prospects of planting the seeds for a captivating display of greenery. But this doesn't come without environmental risks, specifically the use of pesticides.

Kimberly Kasin

Bellevue woman jumps from the courtroom to the sales floor

After more than four years practicing family law, Kimberly Kasin felt suffocated. Case after case of bitter divorce, domestic abuse and custody battles left her unable to leave the problems at the office.

Kimberly Kasin

Downtown library garage to open this year

A long-planned parking garage expansion for the downtown Bellevue Library should open later this year, easing parking woes faced by those who use the facility. The garage will increase the parking capacity from 199 to 362 parking spaces, said King County Library Services Director of Facilities Management Services Gregory Smith.

Nick Huzar

Craigslist alternative gives customers simplicity, safety

With a baby on the way and a room full of junk, Nick Huzar knew he had to act fast. Huzar had between 50 and 60 items to sell that were taking up space in what would become his child’s nursery. As he rounded up each item, planning to sell them all on online, Huzar thought the ordeal should be a lot easier.

Nick Huzar
From left: Callie

Coffee for a cause | Medina family sets up business to help pediatric cancer foundation

When most little girls open up a lemonade stand they do it to get money for toys or clothes. Then again, Callie Lentz is not most little girls. Callie, 8, witnessed tragedy at a very young age. Her friend, Ben Towne, was diagnosed with a form of pediatric cancer at the age of 2 and died a year later. When Ben’s parents set up a foundation, Callie knew she wanted to start a business to help out the family.

From left: Callie
John Brangwin with his completed Little Free Library. He was the first to install one in Bellevue.

‘Little Free Library’ comes to Bellevue

Much of John and Nelda Brangwin’s 22-year marriage centers around the written word. They met in a book club, and throughout their Bellevue home one can find one of the more than 30 magazines and newspapers the couple subscribes to. Nelda is a librarian at Cherry Valley Elementary in Duvall who helped institute several reading programs, at which John has helped out. Now John is taking it a step further, building and dedicating a small book depository to his wife, who is currently studying in New York.

John Brangwin with his completed Little Free Library. He was the first to install one in Bellevue.
Residents of all ages were excited to see some of the Bellevue Police Department's best equipment at National Night Out Tuesday.

Police, residents get acquainted at National Night Out

Police got a chance to get to know residents and show off some of the best equipment at National Night Out Tuesday at Crossroads Mall.

Residents of all ages were excited to see some of the Bellevue Police Department's best equipment at National Night Out Tuesday.

Supreme Court overturns search of Bellevue student’s backpack

The State Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a 2009 search of a student's backpack that yielded an airsoft gun and led to the conviction of a student was not legal, because the school officer was acting in a law enforcement role, requiring him to first obtain a search warrant.

Don’t forget about the primary

It’s election season! That also means it’s the best and worst time of the year for political reporters. It means endless fodder for stories, issues coming to the forefront and of course negative campaigning. Yes, most of these things still are a months down the road, but primary season is important, too, even if it doesn’t seem that way.

Bellevue budget plans coming along

Bellevue reached a new level of the budget process, as the City Council got its first look at program and project proposals Monday night. The series of proposals, both in the general fund and for capital projects, show a consistent theme: Bellevue can maintain nearly all of its services and complete most of its projects, but the economy isn't ready for the city to take on new plans.

Mark Poch

Bellevue’s traffic plan gets smarter

As Bellevue’s growth continues, so do the number of cars on the roads. While planners have worked for years on road projects to add more capacity, the city is also taking steps to make its infrastructure smarter.

Mark Poch