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$730,000 raised for Humane Society

Animal lovers raised more than $730,000 for the Bellevue-based Seattle Humane Society at the 19th Annual Tuxes & Tails Celebrity and Pet Fashion Show and Auction in Seattle. Forty local celebrities walked the runway with their own pets and animals available for adoption during the event.

  • Jun 2, 2008
A semi-truck sits dead at the intersection of 112th Avenue and Main Street in downtown Bellevue following a collision with a garbage truck (back right). The semi-truck was proceeding through a green light when it was struck by the garbage truck traveling north on 112th
A semi-truck sits dead at the intersection of 112th Avenue and Main Street in downtown Bellevue following a collision with a garbage truck (back right). The semi-truck was proceeding through a green light when it was struck by the garbage truck traveling north on 112th

Bellevue man gets four years in prison

David Alan Hawkins, 68, of Bellevue, Washington and Harry Skeins Jr., 72, an attorney from San Antonio, Texas, were sentenced Friday, April 25 in U.S. District Court in Seattle for Conspiracy to Commit Wire Fraud, and two counts of Wire Fraud. Both men were sentenced to 48 months in prison, three years of supervised release and $1.56 million in restitution.

  • Jun 2, 2008

Resolutions honor Freemasonry

The Washington State Senate and House recently passed unanimous resolutions honoring Freemasonry for its many contributions to the state.

  • Jun 2, 2008
It was the fifth annual Bite of Crossroads last weekend at the popular Bellevue shopping mall. Families and a wide-variety of food went nicely together. Above
It was the fifth annual Bite of Crossroads last weekend at the popular Bellevue shopping mall. Families and a wide-variety of food went nicely together. Above
More than 300 people showed up on Saturday

Hiking for healthy kids

Bright sunshine brought out more than 300 people to the second annual Rotary Walks! The Hike for Healthy Kids on Saturday, April 26.

  • Jun 2, 2008
More than 300 people showed up on Saturday
A series of overnight closures on eastbound I-90 allowed crews to set 32 girders in South Bellevue as contractors widen I-405.

Highway construction season means ongoing work in Bellevue

The state officially kicked off its 2008 construction season this week, but in Bellevue it just means that two large projects still have months to go before they end.

  • Jun 2, 2008
A series of overnight closures on eastbound I-90 allowed crews to set 32 girders in South Bellevue as contractors widen I-405.

Bellevue briefed on SR-520 improvements

State Department of Transportation officials Monday gave members of the Bellevue City Council a look at the state’s plan to replace a six-mile stretch of… Continue reading

  • Jun 2, 2008

Japanese visitors learn of U.S. pet program

The handlers and animals being judged were American, the evaluators Japanese. At the end, everyone learned something.

Bellevue briefed on SR-520 improvements

State Department of Transportation officials Monday gave members of the Bellevue City Council a look at the state’s plan to replace a six-mile stretch of State Route 520, including the Evergreen Point Bridge, by 2018.

  • Jun 2, 2008

Jay Thomas Sextet to perform at Jazz Club

Jay Thomas will bring his Sextet to perform at the Bellevue Jazz Club at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 13.

  • Jun 2, 2008

Bellevue resident wins Rangel Fellowship

Vi L. Nhan, of Bellevue, was selected as a 2008 Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Fellow, following a highly competitive nationwide contest. The Rangel Fellowship, funded by the U.S. Department of State and managed by the Ralph J. Bunche International Affairs Center at Howard University, supports individuals who want to pursue careers in the U.S. Foreign Service.

  • Jun 2, 2008

City Council looks at Bel-Red financial options

The City Council was briefed Monday on the potential for using developer impact fees to fund transportation and parks improvements in Bel-Red and other places in the city.

  • Jun 2, 2008

Six receive National Merit scholarships

Six students from the Bellevue area have won National

  • Jun 2, 2008

KidsQuest receives $20,000 grant

KidsQuest Children’s Museum in Bellevue will receive a $20,000 grant to help more children experience the displays inside.

  • Jun 2, 2008
Interlake horticulture students donate their time at the Glendale Fold Club on Thursday
Interlake horticulture students donate their time at the Glendale Fold Club on Thursday

Women in Need events raise $540,000

Washington Women In Need raised $540,000 at its annual spring luncheons in Bellevue and Seattle that will provide financial assistance to low income women in Washington.

  • Jun 2, 2008

Hague to host Town Hall on environment on May 10

King County Councilmember Jane Hague will host a community Town Hall on “climate change,” “sustainable communities” and “environmentalism” and present practical, everyday ideas for protecting the environment.

  • Jun 2, 2008

Bellevue student at BCC wins scholarship

Tess McMillan, of Bellevue, has received a Washington Award for Vocational Excellence (WAVE) scholarship from the state Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board. McMillan is a student at Bellevue Community College studying .NET Programming and Web Development.

  • Jun 2, 2008

Ballinger finalist for scholarship

Alex Ballinger of Bellevue is one of 20 high school seniors named as a finalist in the Ignatian Leaders Scholarship at Gonzaga University for the 2008-2009 academic year.

  • Jun 2, 2008