Joshua Hicks

Eastside mayors discuss budgets, development, transportation at forum

Budgets, development and transportation were key topics as the mayors of Bellevue, Redmond and Kirkland discussed the future of their Eastside cities during a Tuesday forum at Bellevue's Meydenbauer Center.


520 Bridge toll bill passes Senate, but real test coming in House

The state Senate overwhelmingly passed a bill Tuesday that would allow the state to move forward with the Eastside projects associated with the replacement of the State Route 520 floating bridge.


Eastside leaders blast Seattle Mayor’s 520 plan

A handful of Eastside politicians, including Redmond Mayor John Marchione, joined with regional business, labor, and government leaders Thursday to support moving ahead with construction… Continue reading


State commission says PSE’s proposed rate increases too high

The staff of the state Utilities and Transportation Commission (UTC) has rejected most of a proposed rate increase for Puget Sound Energy electric and natural-gas… Continue reading

Redmond Police K-9 unit helps Bellevue Police nab suspect who escaped custody at Overlake Hospital

With the help of Redmond Police K-9, Vader, Bellevue Police recaptured a burglary suspect who escaped custody Oct. 18 while under medical observation at Overlake… Continue reading

King County Executive race | Constantine woos suburbs, opens Bellevue headquarters

King County executive candidate Dow Constantine has vowed to cut executive staff if elected, but there's one senior position he intends to add: a liaison… Continue reading

King County Executive race | Eastside candidates fail to advance in primary

The two Eastsiders in a crowded field of King County executive candidates may have canceled each other out in their bids for office.State Sen. Fred… Continue reading

King County Executive race | Eastside candidates fail to advance in primary

The two Eastsiders in a crowded field of King County executive candidates may have canceled each other out in their bids for office.State Sen. Fred… Continue reading

Light rail gets rolling with Central Link

Sound Transit's Central Link light-rail line officially opened July 18 with free rides for the public through most of last weekend.Seattle Mayor and Sound Transit… Continue reading

King County executive candidates spar at Eastside debate

The main candidates for King County executive debated in Bellevue on Thursday with the primary election just over a month away.Each of the five contestants… Continue reading

County executive candidates square off at forum

Poor management was a recurring theme Thursday as six King County executive candidates discussed their bids for election at a forum in North Bend. Each person had different answers for who was a fault for the county’s woes and who is best suited to fix the problems, which include a $110-million general-fund deficit and an expected shortfall of $168 million for Metro Transit.

Redmond man crashes experimental plane into Lake Sammamish

An experimental float plane spun out of control on the south end of Lake Sammamish this morning while attempting to land.The pilot, 82-year-old Paul Weston… Continue reading

Cost of new 520 bridge is toughest on poor, study shows

Tolling on Highway 520 is likely to have a disproportionate effect on low-income people, according a study done for the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT).

Newest county executive candidate to visit Redmond

State Rep. Ross Hunter, who announced earlier this week that he's running for King County executive, will be in Redmond Friday, May 1 to welcome the city’s newest brewery.

Heart smart: Lifestyle changes are the best way to combat cardiovascular disease

When it comes to taking lives, few things can match the numbers achieved by cardiovascular disease, which claims one in every 2.8 deaths in the United States, according to the American Heart Association.

Free health care draws big crowd to Overlake Hospital

The phrase “free health care” is bound to attract people in droves.That’s how things played out when Overlake Hospital hosted its first Eastside Vitality Community… Continue reading

Group raising money for proposed Eastside Performing Arts Center

Asian Indians make up a growing segment of the Eastside immigrant population, with many coming to the area in search of high-tech jobs and the American dream.

New county jail could land on the Eastside

Kingsgate is among six potential sites for a new regional municipal jail, a multi-city planning group announced Nov. 20. Other possible locations include one in Bellevue, three spots in Seattle, one in Shoreline.

Former mayor vs. first-time candidate

This year’s contest for Position 2 in the 48th Legislative District features Democratic Rep. Deb Eddy and Republican challenger Ron Fuller.

Clash of the candidates: Reichert, Burner argue over taxes and the Iraq War at debate

Republican U.S. Rep. Dave Reichert and Democratic challenger Darcy Burner engaged in their first official debate of the 2008 election season at Bellevue’s Meydenbauer Center on Oct. 8.