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                                The Island’s third Pumpkin Walk is set for Oct. 27 at Luther Burbank Park.

Eastside Halloween roundup

Family-friendly seasonal events throughout the Eastside.

  • Oct 25, 2019
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                                The Island’s third Pumpkin Walk is set for Oct. 27 at Luther Burbank Park.
The fire department had to cut the roof off the rolled vehicle to extract the driver. Photo courtesy of Bellevue Police Department

One car rolls over after collision

Drivers received minor injuries.

The fire department had to cut the roof off the rolled vehicle to extract the driver. Photo courtesy of Bellevue Police Department

Protected bike lanes in Bellevue encourage people to ride more

City reports more safety and efficiency.

A new study argues that many luxury apartment units in Seattle are vacant, damaging the surrounding communities. (Screenshot on Google)

Luxury apartments: Who’s buying King County?

Wealthy investors jack up housing prices in Seattle and beyond.

A new study argues that many luxury apartment units in Seattle are vacant, damaging the surrounding communities. (Screenshot on Google)

West Point Treatment Plant report due in January

The report will look at ways to keep adequate power flowing to the plant after a July spill.

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                                From left to right: Deputy Mayor Lynne Robinson, Mayor John Chelminiak and lawyer J. Richard Aramburu.

Contention around the Eastside Energy project continues

CENSE is challenging the hearing examiner’s approval of the project’s south segment.

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                                From left to right: Deputy Mayor Lynne Robinson, Mayor John Chelminiak and lawyer J. Richard Aramburu.
Bellevue Police investigators collect evidence April 3 after a body was found in the Goldsmith Neighborhood Park. Ashley Hiruko/staff photo

Executive Constantine, Bellevue PD respond to ICE accusations

State law prohibits jails from complying with federal immigration hold requests.

Bellevue Police investigators collect evidence April 3 after a body was found in the Goldsmith Neighborhood Park. Ashley Hiruko/staff photo

Hungry person cooks potato in a tree stump | Police Blotter

Police blotter for Oct. 15-20.

  • Oct 23, 2019

Why were Republic Services workers in Washington striking this month?

Why workers were picketing earlier this October

Flying Fish: Lake Sammamish kokanee move to Orcas Island

It’s part of a program to preserve the unique freshwater salmon species.

Bellevue police will now carry Narcan to help reverse opioid overdose

Opioid overdoses remain on the rise in the region.

  • Oct 21, 2019

Suspect leads police on chase | Police Blotter

Police blotter for Oct. 7-12.

  • Oct 18, 2019
Malena Gaces, left, and other members of Washington CAN protest unfair move-out charges and alleged discriminatory behavior outside Kitts Corner Apartments in Federal Way in 2018. Sound Publishing file photo

King County could increase tenant protections

The council is considering ordinances designed to help renters.

Malena Gaces, left, and other members of Washington CAN protest unfair move-out charges and alleged discriminatory behavior outside Kitts Corner Apartments in Federal Way in 2018. Sound Publishing file photo
124th Avenue Northeast is one of many Bellevue locations affected by construction. Blake Peterson/staff photo

‘It’s really helping us build some firsts in Bellevue’: Checking in on transportation projects in the city

The council received an update on transportation projects at a recent study session.

124th Avenue Northeast is one of many Bellevue locations affected by construction. Blake Peterson/staff photo
The 2015 Wolverine Fire in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest near Lake Chelan. Photo courtesy of the Washington Department of Natural Resources.

The smoky summer that wasn’t

While Washington had a mild season, wildfires burned near the Arctic.

The 2015 Wolverine Fire in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest near Lake Chelan. Photo courtesy of the Washington Department of Natural Resources.
U.S. Sen. Patty Murray and Rep. Kim Schrier held a roundtable at the Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank on Oct. 3 to talk about the Trump administration’s plan to further change SNAP food benefits rules and reduce the number of people using them. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo

Murray, Schrier vow to fight White House restrictions on food stamps

Senator and Representative met Oct. 3 at Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank.

U.S. Sen. Patty Murray and Rep. Kim Schrier held a roundtable at the Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank on Oct. 3 to talk about the Trump administration’s plan to further change SNAP food benefits rules and reduce the number of people using them. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo

Pos. 7 city council candidates discuss Bellevue’s character, housing options

Jennifer Robertson and James Bible responded to questions posed by the Reporter.

  • Oct 15, 2019
Dane Scarimbolo and Dominique Torgerson run Four Horsemen Brewery in Kent. They were almost shut down in late 2017 by King County, which after years of letting them operate a brewery and taproom, decided they were in violation of county code. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo

Proposed winery ordinance irks King County farmers, neighbors and businesses

Concerns include more traffic, higher land prices, code enforcement and compliance.

Dane Scarimbolo and Dominique Torgerson run Four Horsemen Brewery in Kent. They were almost shut down in late 2017 by King County, which after years of letting them operate a brewery and taproom, decided they were in violation of county code. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo

Zahn and Yu seeking pos. 5 on the city council

Zahn is the incumbemt; Yu is a principal engineer system architect

  • Oct 14, 2019
Several roads in King County, including the Snoqualmie Parkway, were closed when a brief snow storm struck the region last February. File photo

More roads in King County could be plowed during winter storms

Proposal targets 70 more miles in unincorporated areas.

Several roads in King County, including the Snoqualmie Parkway, were closed when a brief snow storm struck the region last February. File photo