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Woman identified in fatal fall

A 25-year-old woman from Bellevue who fell to her death from a balcony has been identified as Chelsea Marie Howe.

  • Aug 19, 2008
Richard Boehmer

Route 222 bus driver in Bellevue honored the best

It was 1979 and Richard Boehmer hired on at Metro while he looked for a “real job.”

  • Aug 19, 2008
Richard Boehmer

Bellevue store picked for liquor project

Matthews at Lakemont grocery store is one of 30 stores cross the state chosen for a pilot program to allow wine and beer tasting on site.

  • Aug 19, 2008

PSE foundation awards grants to area organizations

The Puget Sound Energy Foundation has awarded grants totaling almost $130,000 to more than 30 charitable organizations throughout Washington.

  • Aug 19, 2008

Bellevue Arts Museum awarded grant

The Bellevue Arts Museum has been awarded a $478,492 grant from the federal government’s Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). The grant will fund museum exhibitions and educational programs between July 1, 2008 and June 30, 2009.

  • Aug 19, 2008

Restaurants adding nutritional information to menus

By the new year, King County residents will be able to weigh the nutritional value of their dine-out meals.

  • Aug 18, 2008

I-405 Wilburton tunnel demolition milestone reached as roof removed

Demolition crews made a major breakthrough Saturday, Aug. 16 when they brought down the roof of the Wilburton Tunnel on southbound I-405.

  • Aug 16, 2008
Eastside Rail Now members envision a one-mile moving walkway that would link Bellevue Way with 120th Avenue Northeast.

Eastside Rail Now envisions elegant moving sidewalks for downtown Bellevue

For Paul Zimmer, this is only the beginning of the line. The Bellevue resident first learned of King County’s plan to rip out the Eastside railroad line and replace it with a bicycle trail last year. How bizarre, he thought. He had to do something.

  • Aug 15, 2008
Eastside Rail Now members envision a one-mile moving walkway that would link Bellevue Way with 120th Avenue Northeast.

GARDEN CALENDAR

King County Iris Society Bearded Iris Sale: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 16. Features unusual and hard-to-find irises. Proceeds benefit the King County Iris Society. Crossroads Bellevue Shopping Center, 15600 N.E. Eighth St., Bellevue. www.kcis.org.

  • Aug 15, 2008

CALENDAR

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  • Aug 15, 2008

St. Thomas School to open new Medina campus

Just 14 months after razing its former buildings, St. Thomas School will open the doors to its new building and campus at 8300 N.E. 12th Street in Medina.

  • Aug 15, 2008

Catapalooza finds homes for 146 cats

The Humane Society’s recent Catapalooza found homes for 146 orphaned cats.

  • Aug 15, 2008

Polling places changed for some

Ten polling places in Bellevue have new locations and King County is urging voters to confirm the location of their assigned polling place before the primary election on Tuesday, Aug. 19.

  • Aug 15, 2008

Police Blotter

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  • Aug 15, 2008

Six seek two spots in race for Congress

The Bellevue Reporter today presents the six candidates for Congress in the Eighth District. The top two finishers in the Aug. 19 primary will move on to the general election. The information and answers below were provided by the candidates.

  • Aug 15, 2008
An artist rendering shows a new skybridge from the south end of Bellevue Square to an expanded Lincoln Square.

Kemper Development eyes new Bellevue expansion

In its 62 year history, Kemper Development has had a number of milestones: Bellevue Place, Bellevue Square and Lincoln Square, together encompassing four million square feet of real estate on 50 acres of land in Bellevue’s downtown core.

An artist rendering shows a new skybridge from the south end of Bellevue Square to an expanded Lincoln Square.

CALENDAR

Calendars are published Wednesdays and Saturdays on a space-available basis. Items for the Wednesday edition must be submitted by noon the previous Thursday. Items for the Saturday edition must be submitted by noon the previous Tuesday. To submit an item, e-mail calendar@reporternewspapers.com.

  • Aug 12, 2008

Children, babysitters to team up to fight cancer

SeekingSitters will host the first Alex’s lemonade stand fundraiser in Bellevue on Aug. 23 in an effort to raise money for cancer research.

  • Aug 12, 2008

Parade, barbecue wrap up Medina Days

Medina Days, the community’s annual week-long celebration, concluded Saturday, Aug. 9 with a parade and carnival followed by a BBQ and firework show at Medina Beach.

Nancy Jacobs works on organizing backpacks as other volunteers help pack them with school supplies for more than 1

School supplies readied for needy Bellevue children

Twenty-four Bellevue congregations came together Monday to stuff backpacks with back-to-school supplies for 1,052 kids in the Bellevue School District. Congregation for Kids, now in its 13th year, provides backpacks and school supplies for needy Eastside kids. The project first began in 1996 with 10 congregations helping 143 students and now serves nearly 2,000 Bellevue-area students.

  • Aug 12, 2008
Nancy Jacobs works on organizing backpacks as other volunteers help pack them with school supplies for more than 1