Bellevue Patch Week in Review

Kids were in the news this week.

Kids got lost of virtual ink this week on Bellevue Patch, as some of the most read stories of this week show. Here are some of the highlights of the past week, in case you missed them.

The youth group of took on the politically and culturally signficant incident of the 1998 murder of Matthew Shepard, a University of Wyoming student who was targeted because he was gay. They staged a reading of the play "The Laramie Project" to explore the aftermath of this incident.

People took to the street corner of Bellevue Way and NE 8th St. in Bellevue to celebrate the resignation of Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak, who stepped down after 30 years in power and weeks of major protests involving hundreds of thousands of people. We have photos and video.

In the debut of our , we featured super-volunteer Reagan Teegarden, 13, who was the city of Bellevue's youngest top volunteer.

Columnist Sherry Grindeland recounts the story of Bellevue Christian School's Ethan Zakes, who got a break from treatment for an adrenal condition to be the  "cool kid" at the Bellevue Skate Park, thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. 

Our Viewfinder photo gallery this week features "Paint Me A Story," a weekly activity at Bellevue Art & Frame that combines painting with tempera and story time.

As the legislature considers approving a peak-hour $3.50 toll for State Route 520, we put together a Q&A on the upcoming tolling on State Route 520. Have you got question? Post it and we'll try to track down the answer.

Yes, for the KingCo tournament title. But Bellevue bounced back in the SeaKing district tournament playoffs on Saturday by beating West Seattle by 82-60. The Wolverines will play Rainier Beach on Tuesday in Seattle.

Looking for a different type of workout in Bellevue? The Pacific Northwest Ballet has developed its own version of Pilates and offers it in Bellevue. Patch's Heidi Dietrich checks it out.


  • We had some great additions to "House Hunt" feature last week. Are you a real estate agent who wants to include an open house for this Thursday's feature? Let me know by Wednesday! .
  • It's great that this week's Whiz Kid feature on Regan Teegarden has been shared so much. Do you have a nomination?

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