AWB to host 2015 Legislative Summit

Hundreds of business leaders will gather Jan. 27 at the Red Lion Hotel in Olympia for the Association of Washington Business’ annual Legislative Summit and evening reception. Attendees will hear the latest updates on a host of issues affecting the economy, including minimum wage, transportation, taxation and environmental proposals. The day’s agenda begins at 8:45 […]

I-1372, Gathers Signatures To Protect & Strengthen Medical Cannabis

Initiative Measure No. 1372 filed January 6, 2015, will protect and strengthen the medical cannabis law, RCW 69.51A, by offering compassion, clarity and consistency through the following changes: Bringing Washington state law into compliance with stated federal policy Allowing business owners to obtain licenses for producing, processing or dispensing cannabis in a commercial manner. Using […]

AWB to Governor Inslee: Keep Focus on Economy

Now is the time to build on the success of Washington’s slowly improving economy by making smart investments that will result in expanded opportunity for everyone, according to Kris Johnson, president of the Association of Washington Business. Imposing a costly new cap-and-trade tax on some of the state’s best employers, raising the state’s highest-in-the-nation minimum […]

Letter to the Editor: Destination Sales Tax, modification

On July 1, 2008, the destination sales tax went into effect.  The destination sales tax was set up so, if a retailer (seller) sold something (purchaser), and the item(s) was to be delivered to the purchaser in a different city or county, the retailer would charge the sales tax applicable to the delivered city/county and […]

SBA Awards Grants to Resource Partners to Sustain Entrepreneurship Training for Transitioning Service Members

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has entered into a cooperative agreement with America’s Small Business Development Centers, SCORE, and the Association of Women’s Business Centers (AWBC) to provide a combined $1.12 million of funding to sustain and expand the resource partners’ participation in SBA’s Boots to Business program. The program provides training to transitioning […]

Volunteers from Bellevue’s Stantec Clean Up Cheasty Greenspace, Local Daycare as Part of Company-Wide Community Service Day

Stantec Woodinville Community Day

Volunteers from Bellevue design firm Stantec spent hours Monday sprucing up the Woodinville Children’s Center and Seattle’s Cheasty Greenspace  as part of Stantec in the Community Day, a company-wide day of service. The day saw nearly 5,500 Stantec employees around the world giving back to their communities. “This day of volunteering not only supports our […]

Next stage of Bellevue’s 120th Avenue Project Begins Monday September 15th

Contractors will begin making improvements to 120th Avenue Northeast between Northeast Seventh and 12th streets on Monday, September 15. The city is widening the street to five lanes and adding bike lanes and sidewalks as part of a project to improve mobility and accommodate growth in the corridor. This is the second stage of the […]

Bellevue Police Investigate Homicide at Burger King

Fast Food Kills

On Sunday, August 17, at approximately 3:17 p.m., Bellevue Police officers responded to the Burger King restaurant at 14620 NE 24th St. Witnesses called to report that an individual at that location had been stabbed. While officers were on their way to the scene, the suspect left the scene on foot. Officers were able to locate the […]

City of Bellevue Seeks Input on Search for New Fire Chief

Bellevue Firetruck

Following the recent retirement of Bellevue’s fire chief, city officials want to hear from the community as they prepare to launch a nationwide search for a new chief. Residents and anyone else interested in the fire chief recruitment process, are invited to a public meeting to provide input. The event will be 6-7:30 p.m., Thursday, August 7, at […]

Bellevue Police State Continues to Grow: Council Approves More Traffic Cameras

red light camera

When the Bellevue City Council first approved a couple of traffic cameras in school zones several years ago, they claimed that it was for “the safety of the children”.  While nobody could rightfully argue they don’t want children to be safe – the council’s action was clearly a play to raise more revenues to pay […]