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July 23, 2014 at 1:44 PM

PSE outages in Renton and Redmond affect more than 3,000

Puget Sound Energy crews have been dealing with outages since about 8 a.m. this morning, when approximately 1,200 Redmond customers lost power. Before crews could completely fix that equipment problem, a new outage popped up in Renton around 12:30 p.m. and cut power to 2,245 customers, said PSE spokesman Ray Lane. Lane said the second outage might be…

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Comments | More in General news | Topics: Eastside, power outage, power outages

May 14, 2014 at 8:18 PM

Police report increase in locker thefts at Eastside gyms

Police are warning gym customers about a spike in locker thefts reported in Eastside gyms over the past few weeks. Gyms in Bellevue, Issaquah, Kirkland and Redmond have all reported similar incidents of thieves breaking into lockers and then taking cash. The padlock or combination locks are often placed back on the locker afterward, so some…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Eastside, Redmond Police Department

May 5, 2014 at 6:46 AM

Monday Memo: Lawsuit over power lines … Wet weekend, sun returning … M’s won

Would you want a power line running through your neighborhood? Some Eastside folks who own property that hugs the Lake Washington shoreline are suing to keep Puget Sound Energy from building power lines along the Eastside Rail Corridor. One wet weekend: The rain over the past few days was measured in…

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Comments | More in Morning Memo | Topics: Eastside, Lynnwood climber, Mariners

January 13, 2014 at 5:38 PM

Identity revealed of company that proposed seminary building lease

The identity was revealed Monday of the cyber-security software company that withdrew a century-long lease proposal for the disintegrating seminary building at Kenmore’s Saint Edward State Park last week. Temporal Defense Systems, which has an office in Renton, started negotiating a long-term public-private partnership with Washington state parks in the fall. According to…

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Comments | Topics: Eastside, Kenmore, Saint Edward State Park

February 23, 2013 at 4:35 PM

Missing Bellevue man found in Oregon

An 85-year-old Bellevue man with Alzheimer’s disease who disappeared Friday morning was located Saturday afternoon in Ontario, Ore. – almost 450 miles away near the Idaho state line. Guy Victor Lewis was found about 3:45 p.m. by Ontario police, Bellevue Police Department spokeswoman Carla Iafrate said in a statement. “I do not have many details about the contact, but…

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Comments | Topics: Alzheimer's, Bellevue, Eastside

April 9, 2012 at 11:27 AM

Car prowlers take registration to burglarize homes

Police say car prowlers are taking vehicle registrations to access addresses so they can burglarize homes on the Eastside. Here’s how it works: The thieve(s) break into a vehicle while it’s parked at a public place like a theater or restaurant and take the vehicle registration and other valuables.  The vehicle owner’s home is then burglarized a short time later while the victim is still…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Burglary, car-prowl, Eastside

January 31, 2012 at 6:57 PM

King County deputy, who worked in Sammamish schools, dies

Stan Chapin, 61, a King County sheriff’s deputy who for the past 12 years was part of the police force in Sammamish, died at his home Monday night. Chapin was the school resource officer in Eastlake High School and Inglewood Junior High, according to a news release from Cindi West, spokeswoman for the…

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Comments | More in Education, The Blotter | Topics: Eastlake High School, Eastside, Inglewood Junior High

January 3, 2012 at 9:36 PM

Bellevue council names new mayor

The Bellevue City Council has  unanimously elected councilmember Conrad Lee as mayor. Lee, was born in China and moved to Bellevue in 1967. He is the first ethnic minority to serve as mayor of that city. He replaces Councilmember Don Davidson, whose two-year term as mayor expired at the end of 2011. Lee, who previously served as deputy…

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Comments | More in Government | Topics: Bellevue, Bellevue City Council, Eastside

December 1, 2011 at 12:28 PM

520 Bridge closure canceled

This weekend’s planned nighttime construction closures of the Highway 520 floating bridge are canceled and will be rescheduled. Crews had planned to close all lanes of the highway the nights of Dec. 3 and 4 to install girders at Evergreen Point Road and 92nd Avenue Northeast. The work is being rescheduled to minimize effects on weekend holiday…

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Comments | More in Traffic & Transit | Topics: 520, Eastside, Evergreen Point Bridge