Jan Dickerman, formerly Housing and Child Development Director for Hopelink, is the new executive director of KITH.
Sen. Brian Weinstein, D-Mercer Island, who represents 41st Legislative District, has confirmed his earlier decision to not seek reelection this November. The district includes a portion of Bellevue.
In 1911, when Eugene M. Sherman and his wife Alice came to Bellevue, the business district consisted of a grocery store, a post office, and a blacksmith shop. The Shermans soon added a fourth business, the Dirigo Compass Factory, on the corner of 100th Ave and NE 1st. “Dirigo” was the state motto of Maine, Eugene’s home state, and it translated to “I guide” or “I direct.”
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Ciara O’Rourke of Bellevue, a student at Western Washington University, has won a third-place award in the Non-Fiction Article category of the recently announced Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) Region 10 Mark of Excellence Awards.
Lake Washington Technical College (LWTC) student Susan Dailey, of Bellevue, has been named to the 2008 All Washington Academic Team. The annual All Washington Academic Team, in its 13th year, honors the top students from the state’s 34 community and technical colleges.