Sims says King County must tighten belt, reduce costs

King County Executive Ron Sims has vowed the county will do all it can to prioritize programs, innovate, find efficiencies and reduce costs as he laid out the steps he is taking to deal with the projected $68 million 2009 budget deficit. Sims called on the region’s leaders to join him in finding permanent solutions to the growing budget crisis in King County and counties statewide.

  • Jun 10, 2008

Bellevue-area students named to UW dean’s list

Students from the Bellevue area have been named to the dean’s list at the University of Washington for Winter Quarter.

  • Jun 7, 2008

Students’ rockets seek survival

The rockets were flying at St. Louise School on Tuesday, May 27. A total of 51 students worked in small groups to design, build and launch 12 water bottle rockets.

  • Jun 7, 2008

Bellevue City Council briefed on climate change

Climate change will potentially have far-reaching impacts in the Puget Sound region, members of the Bellevue City Council were told this week. The changes could include those to water quality and supply, increased flood risks, more variability in weather patterns and changes to the state’s forest and timber economies.

  • Jun 5, 2008

Recycling event at BCC collects 221 computers

A recent computer recycling event at Bellevue Community College collected 221 computers, 172 monitors, 97 printers, 29 laptops and 16 scanners.

  • Jun 5, 2008

Medina reminds residents about dogs

With summer approaching, Medina Police are reminding dog owners of some important details.

  • Jun 5, 2008

Bellevue firefighters raise $10,751 for charity

Bellevue firefighters collected $10,751 during their Fill the Boot campaign to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

  • Jun 5, 2008

Bellevue Police etch glass to prevent auto theft

The Bellevue Police Department on Saturday will offer car owners a valuable tool against theft, free etching of vehicle identification numbers into windshields.

  • Jun 5, 2008

Bellevue’s Street Smarts

When it comes to Bellevue’s pavement management program, the guiding philosophy is that it’s better to repave now than rebuild later.

  • Jun 4, 2008

Planning Commission to weigh options on ‘megahomes’

The Bellevue Planning Commission today will consider whether to support new regulations designed to limit the impacts of large new homes in existing neighborhoods. City staff will host an open house at City Hall about the regulations before the meeting.

  • Jun 4, 2008


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  • Jun 3, 2008

Sound Transit seeking public views on expansion

Sound Transit is asking residents throughout the region to take part in the most intensive public involvement effort the agency ever has undertaken. In addition to open houses around the region, community members can sound off on their views about mass transit through an online questionnaire and, for the first time, using touch-tone phones.

  • Jun 3, 2008

In service

Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Robert E. Milam Jr., son of Rebecca Milam of Greenville, Texas and Robert E. Milam of Bellevue, departed on a scheduled deployment as part of the Peleliu Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) while assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Halsey homeported in San Diego.

  • Jun 3, 2008

Group seeks homes needing rebuilding

Rebuilding Together Eastside is offering free home repairs to eligible homeowners including the elderly, disabled or families with young children.

  • Jun 3, 2008

City acts to reduce carbon footprint

The release last Thursday of a report by the Brookings Institution ranking the Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue metropolitan area as the sixth lowest in the nation in terms of per capita carbon emissions comes at a time when Bellevue has been aggressively working to reduce its carbon footprint, officials say.

  • Jun 3, 2008

Four with developmental disabilities to get BCC degree

Four students with developmental disabilities will make history June 13 when they step to the Bellevue Community College (BCC) commencement stage to receive Associate of Occupational and Life Skills (AOLS) degrees.

  • Jun 3, 2008

TOP Food to offer free prenatal vitamins

Starting today, TOP Food stores will provide free prenatal vitamins to anyone who has prescriptions for them. No insurance plan is required.

  • Jun 3, 2008

BECU opens center with aid to schools

When BECU opened its Neighborhood Financial Center in downtown Bellevue on Thursday, May 29, it did so with a statement. The ribbon-cutting came with the presentation of a $10,000 to the Bellevue School District’s VIBES program.

Medina police investigate residential burglary

Medina Detectives are currently investigating a residential burglary that occurred between Thursday May 22 and Monday May 26.

  • Jun 3, 2008