Bellevue Downtown Ice Rink presented by Alaska Mileage Plan

Skate, glide and slide into the holiday season at the Bellevue Downtown Ice Rink at Downtown Park, the region’s largest open-air ice skating experience! This beloved all-ages winter tradition is the perfect memory-making activity for family and friends. Rain, shine or snow, stop on by to the all-weather sheltered covered festive rink. Bellevue Downtown Park […]
Nov 23, 2018

How Bellevue businessmen who stoked fears benefited after Japanese American incarceration

Eastside businessmen who stoked anti-Japanese and anti-immigrant sentiment benefited most when Bellevue's Japanese American community was incarcerated.
Feb 19, 2017
Bellevue College (Photo from Flickr by Art Brom)

Hate speech at Bellevue College: Student group demands action

There have been at least five incidents of hate speech at Bellevue College this year threatening LGBTQ and Muslim students. It's time to take action.
May 23, 2016
Weseem Shoulub, 7, resting in the Palestine Children's Relief Fund office in Gaza last year. Shoulub underwent surgery to amputate both legs at Spokane Shriners Hospital on October 7th. (Photo courtesy PCRF)

Young visitor from Gaza underscores lack of medical access in Palestine

7-year-old Weseem Shoulub is in Washington this month for a surgery he can't get near his home in Gaza.
Oct 22, 2015

UW teams with ‘MIT of China’ on new tech program in Bellevue

The University of Washington and a top Chinese research university Tsinghua University announced a partnership to open a technology program in Bellevue focusing on innovation.
Jun 19, 2015

Madeleine Albright’s pins made statements to world leaders

Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, the first woman to hold that position, didn’t just wear her lapel pins for fashion. Albright sent pointed messages to world leaders with her brooches. “I found that jewelry had become part of my personal diplomatic arsenal,” Albright said in a statement released by the Bellevue Arts Museum, which has […]
Mar 24, 2015
Lion dancers help celebrate Chinese Lunar New Year in Seattle’s International District in 2011. (Photo by Joe Mabel)

5 ways to ring in the Lunar New Year in the Northwest

The Year of the Sheep is coming! Where to catch the Lunar New Year action around the Seattle area.
Jan 21, 2015

Bellevue food truck pod brings international flavors five days a week

No longer do Bellevue residents and workers have to wait for Fridays to enjoy food truck goodness. Downtown Bellevue's food truck pod is now open five days a week.

A tour of Taiwanese food in Seattle

It's not a coincidence that some of the most popular Chinese restaurants in the Seattle area are Taiwanese.
Jan 5, 2015
The author graduated in the top 1% of her class at Bellevue High School. (Photo by Melanie Hassler)

Student attitudes not keeping up with growing diversity in Bellevue schools

As a graduate of Bellevue High School’s Class of 2011, and a person of color, I am skeptical that demographic changes will mean more opportunity for students of color on the east side.
Mar 17, 2014
Delaney Ruston, in the field. (Photo courtesy Hidden Pictures)

On World Mental Health Day, local film takes on global stigma

“Hidden Pictures” follows people diagnosed with mental illnesses on four continents to reveal how a shift in attitudes might improve care.
Oct 10, 2013

Crossroads Mall’s cross-cultural chess connection

At the epicenter of international community in the Northwest: a novelty sized chessboard in Bellevue’s Crossroads Mall.
May 21, 2013

Beckoning cats invade the Bellevue Arts Museum

Those porcelain cat statues aren’t waving at you. They’re beckoning you to Bellevue for a lesson in Japanese culture.
Apr 23, 2013

Seattle Egyptians celebrate revolution, but keep up fight for freedom back home

In the Egyptian capital of Cairo, thousands have flooded into Tahir Square to mark the one-year anniversary of the revolution which overthrew dictator Hosni Mubarak. This photo of the packed square is getting heavy play on  Facebook profiles worldwide. Despite the celebration, it’s been a long year for Egypt. When Mubarak left, the military took […]
Jan 25, 2012