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Microsoft turbocharges downtown

If Microsoft is the engine that drives the Eastside then Bellevue’s commercial real-estate market just got a turbo boost. The Redmond-based company put the pedal to the floor, leasing 561,000 square feet at the City Center Plaza office building.

Hearing set on transportation plan

A May 8 meeting will give people a chance to voice their suggestions or learn about future transportation projects in Bellevue.

  • Jun 2, 2008

Garage fire damages home in Bellevue

A fire Sunday night damaged a Bellevue home in the Wilburton neighborhood. No one was home at the time of the fire, but neighbors reported the blaze at about 11:45 p.m. after hearing popping sounds and seeing flames. The fire occurred in the 12800 block of Southeast Second Street.

  • Jun 2, 2008

Six receive National Merit scholarships

Six students from the Bellevue area have won National Merit $2500 Scholarships. They were selected by a committee of college admissions officers and high school counselors. The awards are provided by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation’s own funds.

  • Jun 2, 2008

Correction

Information furnished to the Bellevue Reporter and an editing error resulted in an incorrect date regarding the fire that closed Stamos restaurant in Lake Hills. The fire was in December, 2006.

  • Jun 2, 2008

County sheriff facing cut of 100 deputies

Slashes in the King County budget may force Sheriff Sue Rahr to cut as many as 100 deputies from the county roster.

  • Jun 2, 2008

Bellevue student places in writers contest

Yasmin Luthra, a student at Stevenson Elementary School in Bellevue, placed third in the 14th annual Reading Rainbow Young Writers and Illustrators Contest, sponsored by KCTS 9 in Seattle.

  • Jun 2, 2008

Hague wants county plugged into next generation vehicles

Metropolitan King County Councilmember Jane Hague wants the county to study ways King County could provide charging stations for a new generation of hybrids called Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs).

  • Jun 2, 2008

Spring native plant sale set at botanical garden

Bellevue Botanical Garden will hold its spring native plant sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 10 at the garden, 12001 Main St., in Bellevue.

  • Jun 2, 2008

3 Scouts receive awards

Three special needs Girl Scouts from Troop 1171 in Bellevue were recognized for their Girl Scout Gold Award projects at an areawide event Tuesday night, May 6.

  • Jun 2, 2008

Living life Animoto-style Bellevue High grads come up with new slideshow technology

Beverly Jefferson has an entire library of DVD slideshows she has created from photos of trips to Italy, China and sailing in the Caribbean. But the process to make them has often taken her longer than the vacations themselves.

  • Jun 2, 2008

Council briefed on transportation study

Bellevue transportation planners briefed the Bellevue City Council Monday on efforts to update an agreement between Bellevue and Redmond concerning joint transportation projects and land-use coordination in a heavily traveled area that borders the two cities.

  • Jun 2, 2008

Bellevue Community Calendar

A listing of Bellevue community events and announcements.

  • Jun 2, 2008

Council OKs more firefighters, police

Bellevue City Council members Monday approved hiring eight additional firefighters and six police officers to meet rapidly expanding public safety needs.

  • Jun 2, 2008

Vehicle prowls hit Medina

Fourteen cars were prowled in Medina during the early morning hours of Friday, May 2. Thirteen of them had been left unlocked.

  • Jun 2, 2008

Public hearing set on PSE merger, rate-boost requests

Customers of Puget Sound Energy (PSE) will be able to comment to state regulators on the utility’s proposed merger and request to increase electricity and natural gas rates at a public meeting in Bellevue May 15.

  • Jun 2, 2008