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Mercer Island Marine Patrol recovers Bellevue man who drowned in Lake Washington

Mercer Island’s Marine Patrol recovered an adult male who drowned in Lake Washington at approximately 5:30 p.m. June 17. He went missing about 22 and… Continue reading

 

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Bellevue, Mercer Island emergency responders search for missing man in Lake Washington

Staff Report Members of the Mercer Island Police Department (MIPD) Marine Patrol and Bellevue emergency responders searched for a missing man in Lake Washington on… Continue reading

  • Jun 18, 2021

 

Freshwater variety of kokanee salmon from Lake Sammamish. 	File photo

Researchers track ‘mysterious’ kokanee salmon in region

Kokanee in Lake Washington and Sammamish are genetically unique. Over the past decades, their numbers have dwindled.

 

A protective mask hanging on a front door. (Sound Publishing file photo)

King County to lift indoor mask mandate on June 29

About 1.3 million county residents have completed their COVID-19 vaccine series.

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Pills taken during police investigation (photo credit: Bellevue Police)

Renton man charged with homicide after selling fentanyl pills to a Bellevue woman

Law enforcement warns of an alarming increase in fentanyl deaths.

Pills taken during police investigation (photo credit: Bellevue Police)
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King County leaders propose emergency funding for gun violence prevention initiative

Sixty-nine people were reportedly shot during the first quarter of 2021.

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Bellevue shines in fastpitch and lacrosse action

Bellevue fastpitch hurler Rachel Treves fires away during the Wolverines’ 11-1 victory over Newport on June 7. As of that date, she had a 1.65… Continue reading

  • Jun 14, 2021
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Auditors find racial disparities in King County contracts

BIPOC-owned businesses earn contract bids at a much lower rate than white-owned businesses.

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Sammamish boots past Bellevue

Sammamish’s Anthony Suazo, right, scored two goals in his team’s 4-1 victory over Bellevue on June 5. Also pictured is Bellevue goal scorer Jahon Ziari.… Continue reading

  • Jun 8, 2021
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Bellevue girls lacrosse nets victory

Bellevue’s girls lacrosse team defeated crosstown rival Newport Sammamish Interlake (NSI), 14-8, on June 2. Bellevue freshman Lauren Park led the scoring with six goals… Continue reading

  • Jun 7, 2021
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Headed to victory

Interlake’s Mateo Filart heads in a goal in his team’s 4-0 victory over Bellevue on June 1. Abraham Tamayo-Garcia netted two goals and David Moran… Continue reading

  • Jun 7, 2021
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Flames attack the hillside in Bonney Lake on Sept. 8, 2020. (East Pierce Fire & Rescue photo)

WA firefighters brace for potentially busy weekend

Washington state Department of Natural Resources firefighters were preparing for what could have been a busy Memorial Day weekend after a record number of wildfires… Continue reading

Flames attack the hillside in Bonney Lake on Sept. 8, 2020. (East Pierce Fire & Rescue photo)
Graphic rendering of ADU design used for Renton’s Permit Ready Accessory Dwelling Unit program (courtesy of City of Renton)

Backyard cottages might offer a partial solution to King County’s housing problem

Some cities are embracing the solution better than others.

Graphic rendering of ADU design used for Renton’s Permit Ready Accessory Dwelling Unit program (courtesy of City of Renton)
Scott McEntire and Jim Coe enjoy a drink and lunch in an outdoor seating tent at the Salish Sea Brewing Co. along Dayton Street on Monday, Oct. 12, 2020 in Edmonds, Washington. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Downtown Bellevue to expand support of outdoor dining for the Summer

A continuation of last year’s “Al Fresco,” program.

Scott McEntire and Jim Coe enjoy a drink and lunch in an outdoor seating tent at the Salish Sea Brewing Co. along Dayton Street on Monday, Oct. 12, 2020 in Edmonds, Washington. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
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Newport blanks Bellevue, 2-0, in boys soccer action

Newport’s Mikio Yap and Charlie Clemons scored goals in the Knights’ 2-0 victory over Bellevue on May 25. Pictured is Yap (17) and Bellevue’s Adam… Continue reading

  • May 28, 2021
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King County Council approves $631 million emergency COVID budget

Staff reports The King County Council approved a seventh round of emergency funding in response to COVID-19, this time totaling more than $631 million. The… Continue reading

  • May 28, 2021
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Photos of Kaloni Bolton. (Courtesy of Kristina Williams)

She couldn’t breathe: Child dies from asthma attack at Renton medical clinic

Family of Kaloni Bolton, 12, seeks answers as to why staff couldn’t treat her.

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Battling to a 1-1 draw

Bellevue’s Dylan Khuu, front, scored on a free kick in the Wolverines’ 1-1 draw with Interlake in boys soccer action on May 18. Interlake equalized… Continue reading

  • May 24, 2021
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First ORCA card free for youth ages 6-18

ORCA cards accepted on Sound Transit, King County Metro, Washington State Ferries, and more.

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King County Councilmember Kathy Lambert announces campaign for re-election

Editor’s note: This is a press release from the candidate’s campaign.

  • May 20, 2021
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