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01/11/2017
The Bellevue Diversity Initiative, adopted by the City Council late last year, seeks to leverage the city's growing diversity. "Cultural Conversations" is one program that has been doing just that over the last five years.
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Community workshop on Eastgate shelter site

10/19/2016
The public is invited to a workshop about the proposed Eastside men's shelter and supportive housing on Oct. 27, 7- 9 p.m., at the Champions Centre
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NEP in West Lake Sammamish

10/11/2016
West Lake Sammamish residents with ideas for enhancing your neighborhood - now is the time!
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Last Chance: Final Bellwether Art Walk this Friday

10/05/2016
The City of Bellevue will host the final First Friday Bellwether Art Walk of 2016 on Friday, Oct. 7, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
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Neighborhood Leadership Gathering: picturing the future of our neighborhoods

09/26/2016
Leaders and active residents of Bellevue neighborhoods are invited to create a vision for the future of their neighborhoods at a gathering on Oct. 4, 6:30-8 p.m., in City Hall room 1E-108.
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Community meeting for men's shelter site

09/21/2016
The City of Bellevue and King County are working in partnership with Congregations for the Homeless and Imagine Housing to site a permanent men's shelter and supportive housing on King County property at 14350 SE Eastgate Way in Bellevue.
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Cultural Conversations celebrates 'Welcoming America'

09/14/2016
Bellevue's Cultural Conversations women's group will launch its sixth season with a program focused on Welcoming America Week, a national celebration of inclusive communities.
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Open house to preview Cougar Mountain/Lakemont neighborhood enhancement projects

08/22/2016
Cougar Mountain and Lakemont residents will have the opportunity to preview the Neighborhood Enhancement Program projects proposed for their NEP ballot on Sep. 7, 6-8 p.m., at the Lewis Creek Visitor Center (5808 Lakemont Blvd. SE).
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Forum to explore affordable housing needs, solutions

06/08/2016
Residents will have an opportunity to learn about the need for more affordable housing on the Eastside and ways the city can try to address the issue at a forum on June 23, 5:30-8 p.m., in City Hall (450 110th Ave. NE).
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Open house for Eastgate proposed code changes

06/07/2016
As part of an effort to make the Eastgate area along Interstate 90 more attractive to businesses and residents, the city seeks input on proposed land use code changes for the area at an open house Wednesday, June 8, 5-7:30 p.m., in the concourse at City Hall, 450 110th Ave. NE.
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Learn more about Bellevue Essentials on June 9

05/31/2016
Popular program on local government and community engagement begins Sept. 21
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ARCH board position open

05/23/2016
ARCH (A Regional Coalition for Housing) is a public organization created by cities in East King County to assist with developing and administering local affordable housing programs. ARCH is now seeking residents in East King County for its citizen advisory board.
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Panel to explore Wilburton commercial area's potential

05/11/2016
The Wilburton commercial area east of downtown holds tremendous potential for planned growth, and a panel of experts will help the City of Bellevue find ways to tap the neighborhood's full potential.
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Residents offered helping hand with home maintenance

05/02/2016
Residents facing economic or other life challenges sometimes struggle to maintain their homes.
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Bellevue challenges Bellingham on energy reduction

04/22/2016
Bellevue and Bellingham are neck-and-neck in a national contest to be the greenest mid-sized city in the country.
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Cultural Conversations: Does familiarity help open hearts and doors?

04/07/2016
When it comes to helping our neighbors, does familiarity make it easier to reach out and help others?
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Enhancement for Cougar Mountain, Lakemont

04/04/2016
Cougar Mountain and Lakemont residents with ideas for improving your neighborhoods -- now is your time to shine!
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Design charrette for Grand Connection at BAM

03/29/2016
Over 70 designers, architects, planners and artists will volunteer their time and ingenuity for a groundbreaking design charrette concerning the city's "Grand Connection" project April 7-9.
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Tickets on sale for jazzfest

03/25/2016
Tickets went on sale Friday for the Bellevue Jazz & Blues Festival, which will feature headliners Shemekia Copeland and Etienne Charles.
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Bellevue announces first ever "Neighborhoods Conference"

03/22/2016
Residents who want to connect better with their neighbors can learn how at Bellevue's first "Better Together" Neighborhoods Conference.
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Design firm chosen for "Grand Connection" planning

03/21/2016
Following a national and international search, the City of Bellevue has selected Balmori Associates, a New York-based design firm, to serve as the lead consultant for the Grand Connection Visioning project.
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Open house on making Bellevue more bicycle friendly

03/17/2016
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.
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Mediation training available

03/08/2016
Do you want to be able to resolve differences?
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Neighborhood Leadership Gathering to focus on transportation

02/17/2016
Residents are invited to join in conversation with Bellevue's Transportation Director David Berg on Feb. 23, 6:30-8 p.m., at City Hall.
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Neighborhood Enhancement Program open house

02/02/2016
On Feb. 10, 6:30-8:30 p.m., at the South Bellevue Community Center Community Room (14509 SE Newport Way), Eastgate and Factoria residents will have the opportunity to review their community's Neighborhood Enhancement Program projects at a public open house, hosted by the City of Bellevue.
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City Hall to host Cultural Conversations: 'Feeling at Home'

01/26/2016
On Feb. 3, 7-9 p.m., Bellevue's Cultural Conversations team will host a special community-wide presentation in City Hall's council chambers (450 110th Ave NE), exploring what it means for both newcomers and long-time residents to "feel at home" in our community.
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County gives Bellevue arts organizations $2.7 million

12/17/2015
As part of its "Building for Culture" investment in arts facilities around the county, King County is providing more than $2.7 million in capital improvement grants to Bellevue institutions.
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Next Cultural Conversations: Celebrating winter storytelling

12/01/2015
On Dec. 8, from 1-3 p.m., Bellevue's Cultural Conversations group will meet at the Crossroads Community Center, 16000 NE 10th St., to explore the season of winter storytelling.
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Hub Bellevue to host launch party for new working space

11/05/2015
In partnership with the city of Bellevue, Hub Bellevue is scheduled to officially debut its new co-working space, private offices, conference rooms, innovation lab and event venue at a launch celebration Nov. 10, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
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Bellevue to host virtual reality conference

10/22/2015
The City of Bellevue is partnering with SEA VR LLC to host the 2015 SEA VR Conference at the Meydenbauer Center on Oct. 28.
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Cultural Conversations: Discovering pathways of common experience

10/21/2015
On Oct. 27, from 1 to 2:30 p.m., the city of Bellevue's Cultural Conversations group will meet at the Crossroads Community Center, at 16000 NE 10th St.
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Neighborhood Enhancement Program kickoff Oct. 21

10/14/2015
Eastgate and Factoria residents dreaming about how they can bring modest, physical improvements to their neighborhoods can now think about making those dreams reality.
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City offers free telephone conciliation training

10/14/2015
Do you want to have fun, give back to the community and learn invaluable communication and conflict resolution skills all at the same time?
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City cuts emissions and costs with new biodiesel

10/12/2015
The city of Bellevue announced today that it will use a more environmentally friendly and cheaper biodiesel for its fleet operations.
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10/08/2015
For the first time, the city of Bellevue is conducting a survey of businesses in the city.
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Connecting the community through Cultural Conversations

09/22/2015
On Sept. 29, from 1 to 2:30 p.m., the city of Bellevue will begin a new series of seven gatherings for the popular Cultural Conversations program at the Crossroads Community Center, 1600 NE 10th St.
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Neighborhood leaders to discuss neighborhood improvement

09/02/2015
What improvement would you like to see in your neighborhood? How does building a project bring positive energy into a community while everyone works together?
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'Superheroes' install solar panels at KidsQuest

09/01/2015
A group of "Solar Superheroes" descended upon the steep-pitched roof of the new KidsQuest Children's Museum in downtown Bellevue to install a free photovoltaic solar array
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Arts fair weekend July 24-26

07/20/2015
Several downtown streets will be closed this weekend (July 24-26) for Bellevue's annual arts fairs, one of the city's most popular events.
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Taking applications for civic engagement class

07/08/2015
The city is taking applications for Bellevue Essentials, the city's civic engagement class. If you're interested, please apply by Friday, July 17.
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Plan a Neighbor Link block party

07/07/2015
Now's the time to reserve a date and start planning for your neighborhood picnic, potluck, block party or ice cream social.
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Test drive an electric vehicle

07/06/2015
Residents and downtown workers are invited to get behind the wheel of the latest electric vehicles from BMW, Chevy, Ford, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Tesla and other automakers at City Hall on Wednesday, July 8.
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Bellevue welcomes Global Innovation Exchange

06/18/2015
City officials are thrilled that the University of Washington, Tsinghua University in China and Microsoft Corp.
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'Going Green' forum coming up

06/15/2015
Residents are invited to hear stories of going green -- by Bellevue residents, for Bellevue residents -- at a neighborhood forum at City Hall on Tuesday, June 30.
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City Hall art salutes Asian heritage month

05/22/2015
To honor the contributions of Asian and Pacific Islander Americans to the community, the city is hosting a free exhibit of art by Asian-Pacific American artists and designers in the region at City Hall through May 29
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Recruiting for Bellevue Essentials class

05/19/2015
The city is seeking participants for the next Bellevue Essentials class, the city's program for emerging neighborhood and community leaders,
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Next Cultural Conversation: The practice of giving gifts

05/13/2015
At the next Cultural Conversations gathering on Tuesday, May 19, the women's group will explore the different meanings of gift giving and receiving across cultures, and how the practice among families, friends and co-workers may reflect the changing face of the community.
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Cultural Conversations: The push-pull between generations

04/16/2015
At the next Cultural Conversations gathering on Tuesday, April 21, the women's group will explore how rapid cultural changes can impact different generations, especially within immigrant families.
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Book a ticket for Booker T.

03/26/2015
Legendary soulman Booker T. Jones will headline this year's Bellevue Jazz & Blues Festival, May 27-31 at the Theatre at Meydenbauer
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Cultural Conversations: Unintended consequences of careers on hold

03/19/2015
At the next Cultural Conversations gathering on Tuesday, March 24, the group will explore the challenges and opportunities for women who relocate with their spouses and are unable to work due to government work visa restrictions or lack of personal and professional connections.
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Solarize Bellevue campaign celebrates shining success

03/18/2015
The Solarize Bellevue campaign far surpassed its goal for increasing the number of rooftop solar installations in the city
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Neighborhood leaders to focus on economic development

02/18/2015
In the first Neighborhood Leadership Gathering of the year, interested residents can join in a conversation about economic growth and its effect on neighborhoods.
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City offers 40-hour mediation training course

01/26/2015
The city's Neighborhood Mediation Program offers a variety of conflict resolution services to the Bellevue community
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Cultural Conversations presents evening of storytelling

01/22/2015
The popular Cultural Conversations program will take a different approach on Wednesday, February 4, when it features the stories of four Bellevue residents who will explore how diversity builds connections and resilience in the community.
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Cultural Conversations group to screen, discuss 'Girl Rising'

01/07/2015
At the next Cultural Conversations gathering on Tuesday, January 13, women who attend will screen a documentary highlighting the life-changing impact of education for young girls in Haiti, Peru and Afghanistan, then discuss the film.
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City hires economic development director

12/18/2014
James Henderson has been hired as the city's economic development director. He starts today (Thursday, December 18).
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12/17/2014
Solarize Bellevue, a community campaign designed to reduce the cost of rooftop solar panels for Bellevue residents and business owners, is donating a free solar installation to the Bellevue Boys & Girls Clubs Teen Center in Lake Hills.
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New name for Bel-Red arterial

12/12/2014
The street that will serve as the key corridor through the Bel-Red area after its transformation from warehouse district to transit-oriented development is changing its name, from Northeast 16th Street to Northeast Spring Boulevard.
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'World in my Kitchen 2' cookbook on sale

12/03/2014
Just in time for gift-giving, the second edition of a well-received ethnic cookbook by the Cultural Conversations women's group is now on sale, with all proceeds benefiting local charities.
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Next Cultural Conversation: Arts and crafts traditions

11/26/2014
At the next Cultural Conversations gathering on Tuesday, December 2, women will come together to share their interest in arts and crafts such as painting, photography, fiber arts, hand crafts, performance, cooking and arrangements.
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Trade Development Alliance reception at Bellevue

11/10/2014
The Trade Development Alliance and the City of Bellevue will host the third annual Global Partnerships reception to celebrate the many international connections in Bellevue and the Puget Sound area.
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Next Cultural Conversation: 'Empathy Across Culture'

10/22/2014
At the next Cultural Conversations gathering on October 28, the group will explore the topic of empathy as a personal expression that creates a safe space to build relationships and create community.
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Bellevue's first Startup Weekend is Oct. 24-26

10/17/2014
The first Startup Weekend Bellevue, an opportunity for potential entrepreneurs to turn their ideas into action and pitch the concepts to a panel of judges, will take place Oct. 24-26.
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Mini City Hall to celebrate 20th anniversary

10/15/2014
In 1994, the idea of taking local government to the people -- putting it in a shopping mall -- rather than having people come to the government seemed a bit unusual.
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Free telephone conciliation training offered

09/29/2014
The city's Neighborhood Mediation Program has openings for a free, 20-hour telephone conciliation training class.
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Eastgate/I-90 open house on Oct. 2

09/25/2014
After working the past two years on a community vision for the Eastgate/I-90 corridor, Bellevue and its partners are inviting the public view the progress at an open house.
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Next Cultural Conversation: 'Storytelling for Change'

09/16/2014
At the first Cultural Conversations meeting of the new season, participants will learn why storytelling from the heart is the most powerful way to communicate, profoundly impacting both the storyteller and the listener.
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08/28/2014
With 2,500 acres of parks and open space, Bellevue is home to wildlife such as deer, coyotes, cougars and black bears.
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Opening on Arts Commission

07/24/2014
The City Council is seeking candidates for a vacancy on Bellevue's Arts Commission.
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The City of Bellevue is partnering with local nonprofits and a group of community volunteers to install up to 25 new solar energy systems on Bellevue homes and businesses by 2015. A series of free workshops is planned to provide property owners the details about costs, benefits, technology, financing and appropriate installation sites. The first workshop takes place July 15. The program, called "Solarize Bellevue," is a neighborhood purchasing strategy that offers interested homeowners and suitable businesses reduced cost, solar electricity installations. It's an effort to increase the adoption of renewable energy in Bellevue. By pooling local individuals interested in pursuing solar power and making a collective "bulk buy," the program aims to achieve cost reductions of more than 10 percent, compared with typical system costs. All community members interested in solar are invited to participate in the program and can learn more at one of four upcoming community workshops. The program's contractor, Northwest Electric and Solar, which was selected by community volunteers through a competitive bidding process, will be on hand to answer questions. Workshop attendees become eligible to receive a free site assessment and cost estimate by the contractor. Attendees are required to pre-register for workshops online at GreenWA, where more information on Solarize Bellevue is available. Workshop dates and locations are: Tuesday, July 15, 6-8 p.m., City Hall council chambers, 450 110th Ave. NE; Tuesday, August 12, 6-8 p.m., South Bellevue Community Center Community Room A, 14509 SE Newport Way; Tuesday, August 26, 6-8 p.m., Highland Community Center art room, 14224 NE Bel-Red Road; Saturday, September 20, time and location to be announced. Solar energy systems have become increasingly popular in recent years, providing energy without noise or pollution. In addition, solar prices have fallen, with state and federal incentives pushing the payback period on some systems to as low as six years. The City of Bellevue is moving forward with its own solar energy project, using a state Department of Commerce grant of $105,191 to install a 20-kilowatt solar photovoltaic array on the roof of the Bellevue Service Center, the city's main equipment and maintenance facility. It's the first solar array on the roof of a city-owned building, and is expected to supply about 7 percent of the building's energy needs on sunny days.

07/07/2014
The City of Bellevue is partnering with local nonprofits and a group of community volunteers to install up to 25 new solar energy systems on Bellevue homes and businesses by 2015.
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July 18 deadline to apply for Bellevue Essentials course

07/07/2014
People who live or work in Bellevue and are interested in delving deeper into the structure and operations of city government have until July 18 to apply for the second annual Bellevue Essentials class.
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Bellwether sculpture exhibition returns with new public art

06/16/2014
When Bellevue's biennial sculpture exhibition opens downtown on June 27, passersby will experience some unusual sights.
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Jazzfest kicks off today

05/28/2014
With headliners Bill Frisell and Poncho Sanchez on the bill, the 2014 Bellevue Jazz Festival celebrates community and the creative power of music.
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Downtown Livability open house: comments wanted

05/28/2014
After more than 18 months of meetings, focus groups and walking tours, the city will hold an open house to wrap up a set of recommendations on the Downtown Livability Initiative
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05/21/2014
Residents in need of outside home maintenance and repairs have until June 3 to apply for help from a team of volunteers as part of the 2014 "Day of Sharing and Caring."
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Open house to preview next Bellevue Essentials course

05/01/2014
If you live or work in Bellevue and are interested in participating in the city's second annual Bellevue Essentials leadership course, you are invited to an open house on Wednesday, May 14, to learn more about the classes.
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Cultural Conversations: Finding your own voice

04/14/2014
Cultural Conversations, a women's group with a vision to build community connections and cultural understanding, will explore the topic of "Finding Your Own Voice" at its next meeting on Tuesday, April 22.
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City, college land energy efficiency grants

03/31/2014
The City of Bellevue and Bellevue College recently secured more than $1.2 million in grants from the state Department of Commerce to help make operations more energy efficient and lower costs.
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Upcoming meetings for PSE's Energize Eastside project

03/19/2014
Puget Sound Energy is holding a series of workshops to provide people an opportunity to learn more about its Energize Eastside project and provide feedback about potential route segments.
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Heart and art of cultural translation

03/10/2014
Have you ever thought you said something wrong based on another person's response? At this month's Cultural Conversations, participants will explore the complex process of communication across cultures and languages, and within the same culture.
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Mediation training classes now enrolling

02/20/2014
The city's Neighborhood Mediation Program, which offers conflict resolution services to the community, is offering a 40-hour Basic Mediation Training to people who live, work or go to school in Bellevue.
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Cultural Conversations on immigration

02/12/2014
If the United States is a nation of immigrants, then Bellevue has become a city of immigrants, with more than 30 percent of its population foreign born.
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Workshop Jan. 30 to reveal 'life of a transportation project'

01/23/2014
How does a roadway project move from idea to reality? How do bike lanes, crosswalks, sidewalks, or traffic signals become part of the capital plan?
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Now forming: first-ever Downtown Residents Association

01/08/2014
Downtown has been the city's fastest-growing neighborhood in recent years and it's one of Bellevue's largest, with a population of about 10,000.
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Cultural Conversations: Moving beyond assumptions

01/08/2014
Everyone makes assumptions. It's part of being human and helps provide context. But when it comes to different cultures, assumptions can be limiting if one is unwilling to go beyond appearances.
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Cultural Conversations group seeks recipes for cookbook

11/25/2013
Cultural Conversations, a women's group that builds cultural understanding and community connections, will gather recipes for the second edition of its cookbook at its annual potluck on Tuesday, Dec. 3.
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Applications for arts funding due by Dec. 2

11/25/2013
Every year more artists and arts organizations from all cultures are bringing their art to Bellevue, thanks to funding support from the city.
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Planning Commission special meeting on Eastgate corridor

11/08/2013
The city's Planning Commission will hold a special meeting with guest speakers at Bellevue College to launch the implementation phase for the Eastgate/I-90 Land Use and Transportation Project.
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Bellevue Essentials to graduate inaugural class Nov. 13

11/06/2013
Emerging leaders from across the city will celebrate their graduation from the first-ever Bellevue Essentials course, designed to give people a grasp of the nuts and bolts of city government.
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Workshop to highlight online tools for neighborhoods

10/23/2013
How can residents utilize websites, blogs and social media to better engage their neighbors and build a more cohesive neighborhood?
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Bellevue helps residents sign up for health insurance

10/17/2013
More than 11,000 people in Bellevue are uninsured. As a result of the Affordable Care Act, uninsured or underinsured residents can now shop for health insurance that fits their needs and budgets.
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Next Cultural Conversation: Birth stories from around the world

10/16/2013
Women from around the world will share stories about maternity care and birth during the next Cultural Conversations meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 1-2:30 p.m., at Crossroads Community Center.
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Celebration for Bellevue's Indian community

10/03/2013
In September the city, the Indo-American Friendship Forum and the Trade Development Alliance of Greater Seattle hosted Nirupama Rao, ambassador of India to the U.S., at a special event at City Hall as a way to celebrate our partnership with the Indian community.
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Neighborhood leaders invited to City Hall gathering

09/16/2013
Neighborhood leaders and others interested in becoming more involved in their neighborhood are invited to a gathering at City Hall to participate in roundtable discussions and to hear from top city officials.
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Women's group to explore views of money across cultures

09/11/2013
What did you learn about money as a girl? What was talked about and perhaps more importantly, what was not talked about in your home?
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Free mediation training for volunteers

08/21/2013
The city's Neighborhood Mediation Program has training openings for volunteers with a positive attitude, good communications skills and the ability to help people resolve problems. Other important attributes for applicants are a capacity to respect confidentiality and to remain impartial.
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Opening on Planning Commission

07/31/2013
There is a vacancy on the Planning Commission, and people interested in serving on the City Council-appointed board have until Aug. 18 to apply.
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Arts fair weekend coming up

07/25/2013
To make way for Bellevue's arts and crafts fairs coming up this weekend, a few downtown streets will be closed Thursday evening through Sunday.
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City to check in with newest residents and greater South Bellevue community

07/10/2013
Residents of South Bellevue communities annexed last year still have "new to Bellevue" questions as they transition from King County services.
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Live at Lunch launches

07/08/2013
The Bellevue Downtown Association offers a tuneful twist to the lunch hour with the 13th annual Live at Lunch concert series.
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New civics class generates buzz

07/01/2013
Since it was announced on June 10, the city's new "Bellevue Essentials" class has generated a buzz in the community, with early applications from people who reflect the city's age range and ethnic and geographic diversity.
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Rescheduled: Downtown Livability open houses

06/21/2013
A second round of city-hosted open house/focus group discussions concerning the Downtown Livability initiative has been rescheduled.
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Brainstorming for 'best ideas' at Crossroads and Bellevue Square

06/17/2013
Bellevue's Best Ideas forum, an effort by the city to engage the public in an update of the comprehensive plan, is coming to the Crossroads Shopping Center and Bellevue Square on June 21
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Essentials class: on-ramp for emerging leaders

06/11/2013
If you live or work in Bellevue and have an interest in learning more about your community, you are invited to join the inaugural Bellevue Essentials leadership class.
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Community conversations on diversity

05/31/2013
Bellevue is one of the most diverse cities in the state, and the city is inviting people who live and work here to participate in a series of community conversations -- one in Spanish and English and another in Chinese and English -- exploring diversity in economic development, human services and other aspects of life here.
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Volunteers offer home maintenance and repair

05/23/2013
Residents in need of home maintenance and repair can apply for help from a team of volunteers. More than 300 people, working for Jubilee Reach, will tackle outside improvements on some 20 homes, including home repair, painting, deck replacement, yard work and carport cleanup.
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Forum on preparing for, limiting climate change impacts

05/03/2013
If climate change is in our future, how will Bellevue be affected? At a May 14 forum, experts will share current research and how residents can prepare for and limit local impacts.
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Openings on Arts, Planning, Transportation commissions

04/24/2013
With terms for some members of the Bellevue's Arts, Planning and Transportation commissions ending on May 31, the City Council is seeking candidates to fill the vacancies. Applications are due by May 10.
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Do cultural expectations make the juggling act harder?

04/18/2013
Most residents juggle multiple commitments, but those from other countries often have to balance expectations from multiple cultures too.
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Input invited during downtown walking tours

04/15/2013
Join City of Bellevue staff on Saturday, April 27, or Wednesday, May 1, for guided walking tours of downtown. The 9 a.m. tours are part of the public outreach for the ongoing Downtown Livability Initiative.
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Chestnut headlines Jazzfest

03/21/2013
The Cyrus Chestnut Trio, Kendrick Scott Oracle and Carlos Cascante y su Tumbao will headline this year's edition of the Bellevue Jazz Festival, May 29-June 2, the Bellevue Downtown Association announced Monday
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City staff win United Way award

03/20/2013
United Way of King County gave City of Bellevue staff a Spirit of Caring award Tuesday, for raising close to $55,000 for local charities.
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One person does not represent a culture

03/12/2013
One person's story and experience cannot represent an entire culture or race. Bellevue women from around the world will focus on that message at the next Cultural Conversations meeting on March 19 at the Crossroads Community Center.
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Another focus group for Downtown Livability

03/08/2013
To make sure everyone who has a stake in downtown's future can weigh in about possible changes that could make the mixed-use, urban neighborhood more livable, the city has added a focus group for people who work downtown.
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Arts funding available

03/05/2013
Each year artists and arts groups working in Bellevue get a boost from the city's two arts funding programs:
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Focus groups for Downtown Livability initiative

02/27/2013
As the city considers zoning regulations and design guidelines that would ensure downtown develops as a vibrant, mixed-use center, it wants to hear from residents, businesses, architects and others.
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02/26/2013
Wintergrass, Washington's venerable bluegrass festival, takes place in Bellevue this weekend, starting Thursday and winding up on Sunday.
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Neighborhood leaders to gather

02/20/2013
Under the direction of new Neighborhood Outreach Manager Mike McCormick Huentelman, a gathering of neighborhood leaders is set for Tuesday, Feb. 26, 5:30 - 7 p.m. at City Hall.
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Cultural Conversation to focus on mourning practices

01/29/2013
Bellevue residents from all over the world will get an opportunity to share their stories and their rituals around death and dying at a Cultural Conversations meeting on Tuesday Feb. 12, at the Crossroads Community Center.
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Training for would-be mediators

01/09/2013
People interested in developing mediation and conflict resolution skills can receive training from the Bellevue Neighborhood Mediation Program
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