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Community support after tragedy: Bellevue Police Department on changes since Dallas shootings

After the tragic events involving law enforcement in Dallas and across the nation, some police departments made changes. For example, Houston police union Vice President Joe Gamaldi stated “what we’re instructing our officers do is request to be placed in two-man units and wait for backup responding to calls,” a measure intended improve officer safety in the light of violence against police

Opinions

Advantages and disadvatages of allowing refugees to immigrate into countries

As millions of refugees keep trying to enter Europe and the fear or terrorism rises in the face of actual terror attacks carried out by refugees in France and Germany, one question demands everyone’s attention, whether or not a country should allow refugees to enter. It is hard to give a short answer to this question because immigration comes with a variety of advantages and

Arts & Features

Natasha Marin: Remember Me

Currently on exhibit at the Vermillion art gallery and bar on Capitol Hill, “Remember Me is both a living poem and a visual benediction to those so often overlooked, dismissed, or forgotten in our communities. Inspired by the power of poetic connections, Remember Me is a metaphor for our unbroken bloodline of human resilience and survival.” The exhibit features photographs of individuals and a

The Edge

Have fun at the blueberry farm

Nested in the heart of Lake Hills is a small yet bountiful 14-acre stretch of land called Larsen Lake Blueberry Farm. Open to the public for two months during the summer, anyone can stop by, grab a bucket and pick away. No matter what part of that time frame one may decide to go, they will be sure to find plenty of bushes lush with ripe blueberries. The Cha family has owned the blueberry

Featured Articles

Origin stories at Hugo House

“I think it’s important to start out by acknowledging we are on stolen land,” Demian DineYazhi said, starting off the night of writing by Indigenous Writers at the Hugo House in Seattle last weekend. Elissa Washuta, Tommy Pico and Demian DinéYazhi’ are part of different nations and presented very different styles of writing. Their shared […]

Guided Pathways helps students find their direction

The Guided Pathways Initiative by the nonprofit organization College Spark has awarded grants to several community colleges in Washington to help them better support students in choosing courses more wisely. Bellevue College was not among the colleges which received a grant. College Spark Executive Director Christine A. McCabe said that “we have more students than […]

Advantages and disadvatages of allowing refugees to immigrate into countries

As millions of refugees keep trying to enter Europe and the fear or terrorism rises in the face of actual terror attacks carried out by refugees in France and Germany, one question demands everyone’s attention, whether or not a country should allow refugees to enter. It is hard to give a short answer to this […]

The Olympics showcase humanity

I’ve been accused of being many things in my time as a writer: Cynical, right-wing, offensive, depressing, provocative, and most of the time it’s true. However, once every two years I throw away all the doom and gloom for the sheer joy of watching humans try discover what it means to be human. The Olympics […]

Hillary Clinton sees the big picture of this country

When imagining the ideal first female president in a country where equal pay and reproductive rights are still a hot button topic, it’s going to take a lot. To start with, the role of first female president requires someone who has a track record of putting others first, someone well liked, someone extremely qualified and […]