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Darian S. and Patti Skelton-McGoughan

Audience hears harrowing tales at YES breakfast

Like any 10-year-old, Darian S. likes Hannah Montana, shopping and climbing trees. But unlike most 10-year-olds, she has dealt with and overcome many challenging obstacles in her short life.

Darian S. and Patti Skelton-McGoughan
Illustration shows the lobby area of the updated facility.

Paccar to build education center at Overlake

Paccar has donated $1 million to Overlake Hospital Medical Center to establish the Paccar Education Center. The donation will enable Overlake to create a sophisticated 7,000-square-foot education facility to ensure Eastside residents have access to hospital care from well-trained healthcare professionals.

  • Jun 2, 2008
Illustration shows the lobby area of the updated facility.

Bellevue installs 211 new curb ramps

Crews working for the Transportation Department are wrapping up the largest project yet in the city’s effort to make curbs and sidewalks easier to navigate for people with disabilities.

  • Jun 2, 2008

Police to begin more nighttime seat belt patrols

Law enforcement officers will again take to the streets at night between May 19 and June 1 to enforce use of seat belts.

  • Jun 2, 2008

Parks programs, events win state awards

Bellevue’s Parks & Community Services Department has received several awards this year from the Washington Recreation & Parks Association.

  • Jun 2, 2008

School lunch prices to increase next fall

Bellevue students whose families pay the full cost for school lunch will see higher prices next fall.

  • Jun 2, 2008

Free helmets offered to children

Chiropractor Dr. Eric Hansen will host his 6th Annual Bicycle Helmet Safety Day on Saturday, May 17.

  • Jun 2, 2008

Sammamish students race to find cure

Sammamish High School senior Melva Buyers met four-year-old Aidan Leffler a couple weeks ago when he came to a school assembly.

  • Jun 2, 2008

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  • Jun 2, 2008

Driver backs car over 4-year-old

A driver backed over a four-year-old boy Monday afternoon, sending the child to Harborview Medical Center.

  • Jun 2, 2008

Bellevue student participates in Honduras project

Nicole F. Kahn of Bellevue participated in an American Jewish World Service alternative spring break trip to Honduras.

  • Jun 2, 2008
Pictured (from left): King County Councilmembers Bob Ferguson and Reagan Dunn; Grant Degginger

Agreement brings rail corridor into public ownership

Regional stakeholders gathered in front of the Wilburton trestle at the Bellevue Fire Station Monday morning to sign a historic agreement that will bring the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Rail Corridor into public ownership.

  • Jun 2, 2008
Pictured (from left): King County Councilmembers Bob Ferguson and Reagan Dunn; Grant Degginger

Top skateboarders to compete Friday

Top amateur skateboarders will compete for $3,000 in prize money in “best trick contests” at the opening celebration for the new Highland Center Skate Plaza on Friday, May 16, 3:30 to 10 p.m.

  • Jun 2, 2008
Michael Lee

A grand experience

Fourteen-year-old Michael Lee beat stage fright long ago.

  • Jun 2, 2008
Michael Lee
Republican presidential candidate John McCain interacts with a panel of Washington government

McCain talks about environment, raises funds in Eastside visit Tuesday

Sen. John McCain, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, brought his campaign to the Eastside Tuesday with a fundraiser in Bellevue and participation in a roundtable discussion in North Bend on global climate change.

  • Jun 2, 2008
Republican presidential candidate John McCain interacts with a panel of Washington government

City Council gets update on Bel-Red efforts

A plan that would transform the Bel-Red area of Bellevue over time from an area of light industrial and commercial uses to one with new office and residential neighborhoods with more transportation options and open space was again front and center before the City Council on Monday.

  • Jun 2, 2008

McKenna gives tips to prevent identity theft

Washington Attorney General Rob McKenna visited the Eastside recently to promote GUARD IT! Washington campaign to prevent identity theft.

  • Jun 2, 2008

AARP offers tips to protect identity theft

Lisa Erwin, senior counsel and Seattle Section Chief of the Attorney General of Washington’s office and Jean Mathisen of the AARP (American Association of Retired Persons) Fraud Fighter call center, presented some basic ways to protect yourself from identity theft.

  • Jun 2, 2008

Child safety fair today at Factoria

Eastside families can help make sure their children are safe at the 2008 Child Safety Fair & Baby Extravaganza Saturday at the Factoria Mall.

  • Jun 2, 2008

Museum offers training for adults, teens

BAM offers volunteer docent training programs for teens and adults. The adult program has 68 active docents. Thirty hours of annual service is required.

  • Jun 2, 2008