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Police Bike Patrol Back on Streets and Trails of Bellevue

After a six-year hiatus caused by recession-related budget cuts, the Bellevue Police bike patrol returned to the streets of our fine City Friday morning. The restoration of the team was made possible after the City Council voted to restore funding for the unit as part of the mid-biennium budget. The department’s former bike unit was eliminated in 2011… Continue Reading

Trump’s War on Women, Hillary’s Wall Street Support a Boost to Eventual “Write-In” TV Candidate

LionHound Productions CEO Michael Wilson today said Hillary’s tight connections with Wall Street and Trump’s “war on women” add up to good news for LionHound’s new TV program, “The Write-In.” Wilson, creator of the program, pointed out that “only Sanders and Kasich have bothered to court millennials,” which Wilson called the “forgotten demographic.” “Millennials and… Continue Reading

“Bernie is Right,” Show Creator Says: “Our Campaign System is Corrupt”

CEO Michael Wilson Invites Sanders to Audition on “The Write-In” LionHound Productions CEO Michael Wilson recently said Independent Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is “on the money” when he describes a “rigged and corrupt campaign system.” Wilson is creator of the “Write- In,” a new TV program designed to allow viewers to narrow a field of… Continue Reading

No More Apple Pie for the FBI

By Allison Goodman For years, law enforcement agencies across the world have been sending locked iPhones to Apple and Apple has been serving up the data from these phones like a piece of Apple pie (with the appropriate subpoena or search warrant).  When Apple released the iOS 8 operating system back in 2014, it announced… Continue Reading

Open house on making Bellevue more bicycle friendly

Open house on making Bellevue more bicycle friendly

If you’re interested in improving the city’s bicycling network, an upcoming open house offers a chance to shape project ideas to create a safer, better-connected system. The open house will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 23, at City Hall, 450 110th Ave. NE. A short presentation followed by an instant-feedback polling… Continue Reading

Washington Earns a C+ For Small Business Friendliness, A+ for Training and Networking Programs

WA Governments Barely Passing, Need Improvement in Attitude Towards Small Business Small business owners in Washington gave the state one of the country’s highest marks for local training programs, but found its regulatory environment challenging, according to Thumbtack’s annual Small Business Friendliness Survey. Complete results for Washington are published at https://www.thumbtack.com/wa/. Nearly 18,000 U.S. small business owners… Continue Reading

Eastside Employers Invited to Commute Advantage WorkSmart Telework Workshop in Bellevue

Eastside Employers to Learn How to Profit from Workplace Strategy Eastside Employers Will Find Predictable, flexible and efficient commute options keys to employee retention and productivity Teleworking allows employees to do more while commuting less with Eastside employers seeing a return to their bottom line. Eastside Employers could save 25 to 90 percent in overhead, in… Continue Reading

King Conservation District Announces $650,000 in Regional Food System Grants

King Conservation District to Award Grants to Support King County Agriculture King Conservation District will make available $650,000 of regional food systems grants in support of King County agriculture through a grant process that was just announced on their website (www.kingcd.org). Grants will be awarded to fund food system related projects with demonstrated public benefit… Continue Reading

Governor To Sign NFIB-Backed Health-Care Costs Bill

At a bill-signing ceremony scheduled for this morning at 10:30 a.m. in his office, Gov. Jay Inslee will put his signature on a measure that NFIB led the coordination and legislative passage of: An All-Payer Claims Database (APCD) that will eventually empower everyone in Washington state to compare quality and costs among health-care providers. “Pairing… Continue Reading