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Bellevue’s Audrey Bennett elected state PTA director

Audrey Bennett, of Bellevue, recently was elected Washington State PTA Region 2 Director, which supports PTAs in Bellevue, Mercer Island, Issaquah, Lake Washington, Riverview, and Snoqualmie Valley school districts in eastern King County.

  • Jun 2, 2008

Election season kicks off Monday; Bellevue to choose senator, four reps

The political season begins in ernest on Monday, June 2 as candidates begin filing for elective office. The in-person filing period ends on Friday, June 6 at 5 p.m. Online filing ends an hour earlier.

  • Jun 2, 2008

I-405 work may close some lanes near Bellevue

Motorists may see lane closures because of two projects on I-405 in Bellevue next week. From June 2-5, during the night and early morning hours, crews may close a lane on southbound I-405 between Southeast Eighth Street and Coal Creek Parkway for electrical work. Crews may also close the following ramps: (continued)

  • Jun 2, 2008

Openings available on county’s Civil Rights Commission

Bellevue-area residents can apply for one of two openings on the King County Civil Rights Commission. Five positions are open, including District 6, represented by Councilmember Jane Hague (whose district includes Bellevue, Mercer Island, Redmond and Kirkland) and District 9 represented by Councilmember Reagan Dunn (whose district includes Bellevue, Maple Valley, Renton, Newcastle, Covington, and Kent).

  • Jun 2, 2008

Downtown Bellevue bucking national housing trend

Amid a national housing climate that has caused a reduction in housing demand in many areas, Bellevue is bucking the storm.

  • Jun 2, 2008

Boaters warned about debris in Lake Washington

Boaters are being warned that area lakes - especially Lake Washington - could be extremely hazardous for the near future.

  • Jun 2, 2008

Bellevue City Council gets update on I-405 projects, timeline

Interstate 405 has seen its share of congestion relief work in recent years, including two projects now under construction in Bellevue. On Tuesday, officials with the state Department of Transportation briefed Bellevue City Council members on progress and previewe of what lies ahead.

  • Jun 2, 2008

One in 10 million

Bellevue woman turns immigration into business success

  • Jun 2, 2008

Workshop helps new parents care for each other first

The next workshop runs on two Saturdays, April 26 and May 2, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The cost is $150 per couple. Parents are welcome to bring baby. To register, call Overlake at 425-688-5269 or visit www.overlakehospital.org/classes. For information, visit www.gottman.com/parenting/baby.

  • Jun 2, 2008

Governor tells Bellevue youth to be leaders

Inspire, imagine, innovate: that was the idea behind the 2008 Bellevue Youth Involvement Conference at Meydenbauer Center. With guests Dr. Matt Bellace, Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire, and 13-year-old founder of the charity foundation, Hoops of Hope, the conference brought more than 450 students, the highest attendance ever, together to discuss ways to get involved in the community in Bellevue.

  • Jun 2, 2008

Group to start Drinking Liberally in Bellevue

Political change is brewing at the Mustard Seed Grill & Pub in Newport Hills.

  • Jun 2, 2008

School board OKs $5 million in cuts

Nearly $5 million in cuts was approved by the Bellevue School Board last Tuesday to rebuild the district’s reserve.

  • Jun 2, 2008

Bellevue IRS office to open on Saturday

The Bellevue Internal Revenue Service’s Taxpayer Assistance office will be open on Saturday, March 29, to help people in the area file a tax return in order to receive their Economic Stimulus Payment, commonly referred to as a rebate

  • Jun 2, 2008

Ooh-la-la, Bellevue

They shopped, they had fun in school, they enjoyed Slurpees.

  • Jun 2, 2008

Bellevue named top place to live, launch business

Fortune Small Business (FSB) has named Bellevue the best place (out of 100) in the nation to live and launch a business.

  • Jun 2, 2008

Westminster hosts AIDS exhibit

Bellevue’s Westminster Chapel will host at educational AIDS exhibit from May 9-12.

  • Jun 2, 2008

YMCA to host Healthy Kids Day

The Bellevue YMCA will host a Healthy Kids Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 12 at the Y’s facility on Bel-Red Road.

  • Jun 2, 2008

Preschool to require IQ tests for students

It will be unprecedented in Washington state: The first institution designed for young gifted students to require IQ testing from preschool applicants.

  • Jun 2, 2008

Erin Fletcher profiled in engineering campaign

Erin Fletcher, project manager of HDR’s Bellevue office, is among 12 female engineers profiled by the Engineer Your Life (EYL) campaign. Backed by more than 50 engineering associations, colleges and universities, the campaign is designed to encourage college-bound girls to integrate engineering into college studies.

  • Jun 2, 2008

Former first lady balances work, family, giving back

Life is the craziest it has ever been for Mona Locke, even more so than her eight years serving as Washington’s first lady.

  • Jun 2, 2008