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Two pedestrian crashes in November result in deaths

Drivers and pedestrians asked to proceed with caution.

 

Bellevue skyline. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo

Bellevue changing logo for the first time since 1969

New logo to reflect diversity, development.

 

Washington Low Income Housing Alliance is among supporters of statewide “just cause” legislation to protect tenants in Washington. However, some landlords say removing the ability to quickly remove tenants limits their ability to get rid of problem renters. (Courtesy image)

Tenant advocates prepare for another push in Olympia

Following wins in Burien and Federal Way, just cause evictions are on the 2020 Legislative agenda.

 

Suspect wanted after multiple robberies

Public’s help sought in identifying a man caught on security footage.

Fire along Twisp River Road in the Okanogan Wenatchee National Forest in 2018. Courtesy photo

Wildfire response: State unveils funding legislation proposal

Last year, Department of Natural Resources responded to record number of wildfires.

Fire along Twisp River Road in the Okanogan Wenatchee National Forest in 2018. Courtesy photo
A new report, complete with recommendations to the Legislature, has been released by a statewide task force that was formed to address a lack of child care in Washington. File photo

Report outlines lack of child care in Washington

In King County, supply doesn’t meet demand for child care.

A new report, complete with recommendations to the Legislature, has been released by a statewide task force that was formed to address a lack of child care in Washington. File photo
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                                CENSE co-founder Don Marsh speaks to the crowd about the Lake Hills Transmission Line project in East Bellevue. Evan Pappas/Staff Photo

Bellevue City Council rejects appeals to Energize Eastside project

The council stuck by the recommendation made by the hearing examiner.

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                                CENSE co-founder Don Marsh speaks to the crowd about the Lake Hills Transmission Line project in East Bellevue. Evan Pappas/Staff Photo

One car stolen, other dumped nearby | Police Blotter

Police blotter for Nov. 7-10.

  • Dec 3, 2019
Demonstrators from La Resistencia protest Amazon’s involvement with ICE. Photo courtesy of La Resistencia

How will the U.S. respond to climate refugees?

Business as usual has been harder borders, are there other ways to address climate migration?

Demonstrators from La Resistencia protest Amazon’s involvement with ICE. Photo courtesy of La Resistencia

FBI: Eight hate crimes reported in Bellevue in 2018

State hate crime trend has minor decline; crimes toward LGBTQ rise.

Safe drug consumption sites have been recommended by the King County Heroin and Opioid Task Force. Pictured is a safe consumption site in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. Photo supplied by ARCHES in Lethbridge

What’s been happening with safe injection sites?

There hasn’t been much coverage this year compared to the last couple years.

Safe drug consumption sites have been recommended by the King County Heroin and Opioid Task Force. Pictured is a safe consumption site in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. Photo supplied by ARCHES in Lethbridge

1,000 donated giant sequoias will call Bellevue their new home

The effort will help the city fulfill its goal of achieving a 40 percent tree canopy

  • Nov 30, 2019
File photo of a pothole

King County approves roads, bridges funding

The capital projects funding is significantly less than previous years.

File photo of a pothole
Turkeys Nonni, Noelle, November and Nora at Rooster Haus Rescue in Fall City. Natalie DeFord/staff photo

Turkey’s not on the menu with this group

The bird singled out for Thanksgiving.

Turkeys Nonni, Noelle, November and Nora at Rooster Haus Rescue in Fall City. Natalie DeFord/staff photo
A “notice to vacate” sign was placed in the middle of a homeless encampment in Federal Way by FWPD officers before the encampment was cleaned in January 2019. Sound Publishing file photo

King County, Seattle could create joint homelessness response agency

It would be a unified agency and the overarching authority on addressing homelessness in the county.

A “notice to vacate” sign was placed in the middle of a homeless encampment in Federal Way by FWPD officers before the encampment was cleaned in January 2019. Sound Publishing file photo
Photo courtesy of Lisa Merrill
                                Four Bellevue artists are exhibiting their work in a group show with a fall/winter theme at the South Bellevue Community Center from Nov. 1 through Jan. 2, 2020. From left: Farida Hakim, Lisa Merrill, Dolores Marquez and Laura Grover.

New winter-themed art exhibit at SBCC

The art exhibit displays work from four Bellevue artists. The exhibit opened Nov. 1 and will conclude Jan. 2, 2020.

Photo courtesy of Lisa Merrill
                                Four Bellevue artists are exhibiting their work in a group show with a fall/winter theme at the South Bellevue Community Center from Nov. 1 through Jan. 2, 2020. From left: Farida Hakim, Lisa Merrill, Dolores Marquez and Laura Grover.

Twelve arrested in police prostitution sting

About 66 responded to ads posted by Bellevue detectives online.

Man in critical condition after being struck by car Sunday

The accident happened on 145th Place Southeast.