Teen relay will be community party Saturday

Bellevue’s 24-Hour Relay Challenge, a popular event where teens take big steps toward being productive citizens while they walk around Downtown Park, will be a community celebration Saturday. The public is invited to enjoy food, games and live entertainment.

  • Jun 16, 2008

Pet of the Week

Buddy is a three-year-old affectionate, outgoing boy who loves to play with other cats. He’s very tolerant of grooming and nail trimming, too. A video of Buddy is available at

  • Jun 16, 2008

Bennett Elementary students let the games begin

Bennett Elementary students cheered louder than the Olympic Game anthem that roared on two speakers as each class walked past holding up their country’s respective flag.

  • Jun 16, 2008

Symphony of Gardens to show 5 homes

Phyllis Warman’s handiwork in the garden is more than just a casual hobby. The local mother of three’s green thumb is literally rooted to her profession as a landscape designer.

  • Jun 16, 2008

Luncheon raises $554,000 for schools

The Bellevue School Foundation hosted its 20th annual Spring for Schools Benefit Luncheon, raising a record-breaking $554,000 for the Bellevue School District. The proceeds provide funding for the foundation’s educational programs that are made available to Bellevue students.

Seminar tonight to discuss cyber abuse

A seminar tonight at Interlake High School will help parents protect their children from cyber abuse.

  • Jun 16, 2008

PSE urges calling before digging

With Memorial Day marking the start of summertime outdoor projects, such as building a new fence or deck, planting trees and shrubs, or even pulling out a tree stump, Puget Sound Energy is asking homeowners and excavators to contact the 811 “call before you dig” hotline.

  • Jun 16, 2008

Work nears on demolition of Wilburton Tunnel

The I-405, South Bellevue Widening Project continues to pave the way for reduced congestion in and out of Bellevue. In order to make room for additional southbound I-405 lanes in south Bellevue, the contractors for the state Department of Transportation next will bring out the wrecking ball.

Commission offers 12 amendments to county charter

The King County Charter Review Commission has proposed 12 amendments to the King County charter. The amendments now will be considered by the King County Council for possible inclusion on the November general election ballot.

  • Jun 16, 2008

More Metro hybrid buses hit the streets

An influx of 22 new articulated hybrid buses is about to make the ride a little easier for many Metro customers.

  • Jun 16, 2008

Police Blotter

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  • Jun 16, 2008

Foundation forms to help children

CFO Selections, a financial services consultancy has established the CFOS Foundation that will focus on providing help to needy Washington children.

  • Jun 16, 2008

Bellevue businessman takes Rotary abroad

South Asia has held a special place in Rob Rose’s heart since he was 16; he lived in Calcutta, India, for eight months through an exchange program his junior year of high school. He still calls his Indian host parents “Ma” and “Pa” and visits them often, usually taking along his wife, Gina, and/or one of his sons.

  • Jun 16, 2008

Small earthquake hits Yarrow Point on Monday

A small earthquake shook the Yarrow Point area shortly after midnight on Monday, June 16.

Council may put park funds on ballot

The Bellevue City Council is considering whether to ask voters this fall to approve more money for parks.

  • Jun 16, 2008

Small earthquake hits Yarrow Point

A small earthquake shook the Yarrow Point area shortly after midnight on Monday, June 16.

It’s not too late to plant late-summer vegetables

By Marianne Binetti

  • Jun 14, 2008

Who should be Obama’s running mate?

By John Carlson

Bellevue teachers will strike if new contract isn’t reached by Sept.

For the first time in decades, the Bellevue Education Association voted to go on strike in the fall 2008-2009 school year, pending a tentative contract agreement with the district. The vote passed with 94 percent approval by union members attending a general meeting Tuesday night at Sammamish High School.


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  • Jun 12, 2008