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Chamber welcomes nine new board members

The Bellevue Chamber of Commerce also elected a new chair— Michael Nassirian

  • Sep 17, 2020

 

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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

 

Virtual town halls coming up for unincorporated King County

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

 

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
A view of the Palmer Fire, located seven miles southwest of Oroville in north central Washington. Source: InciWeb

Antifa isn’t starting Washington wildfires

Online conspiracy theories are spreading as the West Coast burns.

A view of the Palmer Fire, located seven miles southwest of Oroville in north central Washington. Source: InciWeb

Seven decades later, the search for two missing Navy pilots continues

The pilots are thought to have disappeared near Black Lake, northeast of North Bend.

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
A plane drops fire retardant on the Palmer Mountain Fire last week. The fire is listed as 84 percent contained, and fully lined. Laura Knowlton/Sound Publishing staff photo

Threat multiplier: How climate change, coronavirus and weather are scorching WA

Dry summer conspired with the pandemic and a wind storm.

A plane drops fire retardant on the Palmer Mountain Fire last week. The fire is listed as 84 percent contained, and fully lined. Laura Knowlton/Sound Publishing staff photo

New chamber fund helps Bellevue students access internet

The fundraising effort supports the hundreds of kids in the district without high-speed internet

  • Sep 9, 2020
Screenshot from the state Employment Security Department’s website at esd.wa.gov.

Workers may qualify for an extra $1,500 in unemployment back pay

A federal program will give some of the state’s unemployed a $300 weekly bump for the past five weeks.

Screenshot from the state Employment Security Department’s website at esd.wa.gov.

King County moves to Stage 2 burn ban

Outdoor fires, even barbecues or in fire pits, are now prohibited.

  • Sep 8, 2020
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.
Image courtesy of the Washington Department of Natural Resources.

Massive wildfires incinerate WA

All state Department of Natural Resources lands were closed to recreational activities on Sept. 8.

Image courtesy of the Washington Department of Natural Resources.

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.

In 2019 Garden d’Lights celebrated 25 years. This year, COVID-19 has canceled it. Stephanie Quiroz/File photo.

Major Bellevue holiday event canceled

The Garden D’lights will be returning to the Botanical Garden in 2021

  • Sep 3, 2020
In 2019 Garden d’Lights celebrated 25 years. This year, COVID-19 has canceled it. Stephanie Quiroz/File photo.

Constantine announces King County climate action plan

Plots an example of decreased stormwater pollution, urban flooding prevention, immigrant connections

The YMCA of Greater Seattle opened its King County branches to provide child care centers dedicated to serving the families of essential workers. Courtesy photo

COVID continues to whittle away at child care in Washington

It’s estimated that 25% of Washington child care facilities have closed since the pandemic began.

The YMCA of Greater Seattle opened its King County branches to provide child care centers dedicated to serving the families of essential workers. Courtesy photo

Ferguson sues agencies over archive relocation decision

“Decision to close the National Archives in Seattle has far-reaching impacts across the Northwest.”

Bellevue residents explore the new pier at Meydenbauer Bay Park during the grand opening event. File photo 2019.

Lifeguards to be at five Bellevue beaches daily through Labor Day

Includes Enatai, Meydenbauer Bay, Chism, Clyde and Newcastle beach parks

  • Aug 27, 2020
Bellevue residents explore the new pier at Meydenbauer Bay Park during the grand opening event. File photo 2019.
TRIO participants at their academic awards reception, Spring 2019. Courtesy Bellevue College

$1.47 million grant will support students at Bellevue college

The grant has been a part of the college since 2001, and this year will help students struggling with online learning

  • Aug 27, 2020
TRIO participants at their academic awards reception, Spring 2019. Courtesy Bellevue College