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Proposed light rail project draws interest

A large crowd turned out for Monday’s City Council study session to hear Sound Transit staff update elected officials on a proposed East Link Light Rail project that would run from Seattle to downtown Bellevue and possibly to Overlake.

  • Jun 26, 2008

Bellevue to buy Lincoln Center property

The Bellevue City Council Monday authorized staff to move forward with the purchase of the Lincoln Center property for future public uses.

  • Jun 26, 2008

Law on driving, cell phone use starts July 1

Starting Tuesday, July 1, the Washington State Patrol will begin enforcing a new law requiring drivers talking on cell phones to use a headset or speaker-phone.

  • Jun 26, 2008

Adopt-a-thon finds homes for 139 pets

A pet was adopted every 2½ minutes at Super Pet Adopt-a-thon held June 21 at the King County Animal Shelter in Kent.

  • Jun 26, 2008

BCC math team places 9th in nation

For the 11th time in 12 years, a team of Bellevue Community College mathematics students has finished in the national top 10 in the annual American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges’ Student Math League competition.

  • Jun 26, 2008

Man sentenced in parking lot jewelry robbery

One of three men who robbed a jewelry courier outside a Bellevue McDonald’s restaurant last year was sentenced Monday, June 23 to 70 months in prison.

  • Jun 26, 2008

Medina police warn of man going through medicine cabinets

Medina Police responded to a report in late May that a suspicious person was reportedly rummaging through the medicine cabinet of a home during an open house. When confronted, the subject quickly left the residence. Medina officers contacted the subject, who was uncooperative.

  • Jun 26, 2008

Strawberry festival, marathon, more this weekend in Bellevue

Two major summer events in Bellevue – the Strawberry Festival and the Seafair Marathon – arrive today and Sunday. In addition, families can go on an orienteering adventure at Lewis Creek Park.

  • Jun 26, 2008

Downtown Bellevue to get ‘in motion’

King County Metro Transit is bringing “In Motion” back to downtown Bellevue. The program is aimed at increasing the use of transit, carpooling, bicycling and walking in the downtown area by providing information and incentives to residents willing to take a pledge.

  • Jun 25, 2008

Neighbors working to honor park’s driving force

In 1934, Tony Valentino scored the winning touchdown for his high school, carrying the football 55 yards for a team victory. Always involved in sports, he grew up playing pickup games with the neighborhood kids on the streets of New York and later played high school and college ball.

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  • Jun 24, 2008

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  • Jun 24, 2008

Organizations

The following groups offer a variety of activities and interests.

  • Jun 24, 2008

Pet of the Week

Only eight months old, Chelsea, a Welsh Corgi mix , is a happy, outgoing gal who’ll greet you with a very silly short leg, long body, tail wag. Although Chelsea loves people, she needs a home with no other dogs.

  • Jun 24, 2008

202 graduate from Sammamish High School

A total of 202 students at Sammamish High School received diplomas on Monday, June 16 in ceremonies at Bellevue Community College.

  • Jun 24, 2008

178 graduate from Interlake High School

The Interlake class of 2008 graduated on Tuesday, June 17 with ceremonies at Bellevue Community College.

  • Jun 24, 2008

Windermere agents spend day fixing up Bellevue EADS facility

Windermere real estate agents were out in force Friday, June 20 in their annual community service project, this one at Elder and Adult Day Services (EADS).

  • Jun 24, 2008

326 students graduate from Bellevue High School

326 students graduate from Bellevue High School

  • Jun 24, 2008

No worries WSU fans: all is well with Paul Wulff

I thought it was time to throw a bone to the West-side Cougars.

Patrols to target speeding,

This summer, law enforcement in King County will join colleagues in Snohomish, Skagit, and Whatcom counties to conduct X-52 patrols, targeting motorists who speed or drive while intoxicated. The first of these patrols was Saturday June 14. Other patrols follow on July 19, August 1, and September 28.

  • Jun 24, 2008