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A 37-year-old driver lost control of his vehicle, slid down a street and over an embankment, his car rolling down a hill before coming to a stop against a house after the Eastside was blanketed with snow on Monday, Jan. 13. Photo courtesy of Bellevue Police Department

Snow makes for dangerous conditions; few emergencies reported

Bellevue saw 1 to 3 inches on Monday morning.

  • Jan 13, 2020
A 37-year-old driver lost control of his vehicle, slid down a street and over an embankment, his car rolling down a hill before coming to a stop against a house after the Eastside was blanketed with snow on Monday, Jan. 13. Photo courtesy of Bellevue Police Department
Melanie Gaeth and her daughter Natalie enjoy music therapy with music teacher Amy Dacaug at Bellevue College’s Parent Education parent-infant class. From left: Melanie Gaeth, Lucy Goddard, Natalie Gaeth and Amy Dacaug. Madison Miller/staff photo

Bellevue College serve Eastside families through parent-infant classes

A new BC infant class launched Jan. 8.

Melanie Gaeth and her daughter Natalie enjoy music therapy with music teacher Amy Dacaug at Bellevue College’s Parent Education parent-infant class. From left: Melanie Gaeth, Lucy Goddard, Natalie Gaeth and Amy Dacaug. Madison Miller/staff photo
Shot of the city during the pilot period. Photo courtesy Bellevue Downtown Facebook page.

City receives report on Grand Connection pilot placemaking program

The next placemaking proposal will come later in the year.

Shot of the city during the pilot period. Photo courtesy Bellevue Downtown Facebook page.
A man works on a balcony at the Cedar Pointe Apartments, a 255 apartment complex for seniors 55+, on Jan. 6, 2020, in Arlington, Washington. (Andy Bronson/The Herald)

Washington state has been under-producing housing units for decades

A new report said there should have been an additional 225,000 units created between 2010 and 2015.

A man works on a balcony at the Cedar Pointe Apartments, a 255 apartment complex for seniors 55+, on Jan. 6, 2020, in Arlington, Washington. (Andy Bronson/The Herald)
Photo courtesy city of Bellevue
                                From left, newly appointed Deputy Mayor Jared Nieuwenhuis and Mayor Lynne Robinson.

New city leaders take the helm

Robinson and Nieuwenhuis secured the roles during the Jan. 6 council meeting.

Photo courtesy city of Bellevue
                                From left, newly appointed Deputy Mayor Jared Nieuwenhuis and Mayor Lynne Robinson.
Washington State Capitol Building in Olympia. File photo

Homelessness, guns among 2020 legislative priorities

WA lawmakers examine issues heading into 60-day session.

Washington State Capitol Building in Olympia. File photo
Sound Transit station. File photo.

Construction on Eastside-related light rail project begins

Travelers should expect delays until March.

Sound Transit station. File photo.
Girmay Zahilay (District 2) is the newest member of the King County Council. Courtesy photo

New King County Council members sworn in

The King County Council was sworn in on Jan. 8, with three familiar faces and one new face. Councilmembers Jeanne Kohl-Welles (District 4), Claudia Balducci… Continue reading

Girmay Zahilay (District 2) is the newest member of the King County Council. Courtesy photo

King County faces $2 million lawsuit from 2016 K-9 bite

A man’s right arm was left “permanently disfigured and disabled” after a Sheriff’s Office K-9 was used.

  • Jan 6, 2020

Washington doesn’t know true vaccination data

New auditor’s report shows schools have not reported accurate vaccination data.

Exterior of Bellevue City Hall. Photo courtesy city of Bellevue

City’s arts commission secures 2020 grant allocations

For 2020, the arts commission be allocating $145,000 between three programs.

Exterior of Bellevue City Hall. Photo courtesy city of Bellevue
Bellevue resident Reily Finnelly is a pilot in the Air Force Reserve. Finnelly was born into a family of pilots. Photo Courtesy of the Department of Defense.

Bellevue Reporter’s top 10 most-viewed web stories of 2019

1. Amazon confirms move to Bellevue Amazon confirmed rumors and numerous reports that the industry giant is planning a big move to Bellevue. GeekWire broke… Continue reading

  • Jan 1, 2020
Bellevue resident Reily Finnelly is a pilot in the Air Force Reserve. Finnelly was born into a family of pilots. Photo Courtesy of the Department of Defense.
Insulin pumps are worn by diabetics to monitor blood glucose levels and replace manual injections. (Wikimedia Commons)

WA lawmakers propose capping insulin costs at $100 a month

With the federal government in gridlock, states and finding ways to lower costs.

Insulin pumps are worn by diabetics to monitor blood glucose levels and replace manual injections. (Wikimedia Commons)

2019 saw snow, gang violence, pedestrian deaths

The news of the past year in review.

  • Jan 1, 2020

Swedish nurse strike still possible following Dec. 30 negotiations

Not enough progress was made, nurses unions say.

Photo courtesy of OrcaCon Facebook page 
                                OrcaCon attracts more than 1,000 tabletop gamers each year. OrcaCon will be held at the Bellevue Hilton Jan. 10-12, 2020.

Hundreds will celebrate the fifth Orca Con this January

Orca Con will be held at the Bellevue Hilton Jan. 10-12.

Photo courtesy of OrcaCon Facebook page 
                                OrcaCon attracts more than 1,000 tabletop gamers each year. OrcaCon will be held at the Bellevue Hilton Jan. 10-12, 2020.
From left: Jared Nieuwenhuis, Jennifer Robertson, Conrad Lee, Deputy Mayor Lynne Robinson, Jeremy Barksdale, Mayor John Chelminiak, John Stokes and Janice Zahn. Photo courtesy of the City of Bellevue

City council honors Mayor John Chelminiak, elected officials take oath

Four elected officials were officially sworn in at Bellevue’s City Council meeting.

From left: Jared Nieuwenhuis, Jennifer Robertson, Conrad Lee, Deputy Mayor Lynne Robinson, Jeremy Barksdale, Mayor John Chelminiak, John Stokes and Janice Zahn. Photo courtesy of the City of Bellevue

Swedish Medical Center nurses could strike by year’s end

Union reps say negotiations have stalled since they began in April.

Swedish Medical Center nurses could send notification of strike by year’s end

Union reps say negotiations have stalled since they began in April.