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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

Subject finds WWI grenade in relative’s belongings | Police Blotter

Police blotter for Sept. 30 - Oct. 6.

  • Oct 11, 2019

Balducci runs against Hirt for District 6 county council seat

The former Bellevue mayor is essentially running unopposed.

King County is not on track to meet its greenhouse gas emissions goals, but emissions also have not been rising with population growth. File photo

King County isn’t on track to meet emissions goals

The goals were ambitious but progress has been slow.

King County is not on track to meet its greenhouse gas emissions goals, but emissions also have not been rising with population growth. File photo
King County is considering ways to increase both the supply of and demand for compost to help divert organic material from the landfill. File photo

King County wants to boost composting market

In 2018, around one-third of material sent to regional landfill could have been composted.

King County is considering ways to increase both the supply of and demand for compost to help divert organic material from the landfill. File photo
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Free printing costs King County libraries $1 million each year

The library board is considering reducing the number of free pages from 75 a week to 10.

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                                Wiest and Aras compete for BSD school board director pos. 5.

Wiest and Aras compete for BSD school board director pos. 5

Candidates touch on curriculum, affordability and diversity.

  • Oct 5, 2019
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                                Wiest and Aras compete for BSD school board director pos. 5.
Bellevue is the most expensive place in the region to rent an apartment, according to a new analysis. Courtesy photo

Several Eastside cities are among most expensive to rent in Northwest

Bellevue topped the list for highest apartment rents during the first half of 2019.

Bellevue is the most expensive place in the region to rent an apartment, according to a new analysis. Courtesy photo
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                                John Stokes and Holly Zhang.

Stokes and Zhang vie for Pos. 1 on the Bellevue City Council

The candidates answer questions formulated from reader interests.

  • Oct 4, 2019
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                                John Stokes and Holly Zhang.

How are Eastside nonprofit leaders supporting Census 2020?

A recent panel discussion shed light on Census 2020 concerns and resolutions.