Expect rolling closures tomorrow along many of Bellevue's major roads for competitors in the Seafair marathon, half-marathon and 5K races.
Expect rolling closures tomorrow along many of Bellevue’s major roads for competitors in the Seafair marathon, half-marathon and 5K races.
The races start in downtown Bellevue and travel along roads that include Northeast 12th Street, Northup Way, the Lake Hills Connector and Southeast Eighth Street.
The first race begins at 6:55 a.m.; roads will close as competitors reach them and reopen when they depart, or by 1 p.m. For a complete list of road closures, visit www.cityofbellevue.org/press.asp?view=37792 and go to “route map” at the bottom of the page.
Couple pleads guilty in drug-records case
A Mercer Island couple has pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to failing to keep records on millions of dollars in sales of cold medicine.
Ick Jin Kim, 52, and Suk Hui Kim, 45, pleaded guilty Thursday to a misdemeanor for selling $2.8 million worth of pseudoephedrine without recording the sales or reporting them on their tax return, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
The medicine can be used as a key ingredient in methamphetamine, so sellers are required to keep records.
The couple must pay $900,000 to the federal government and serve three years of probation, including six months of home monitoring with an electronic device.
Culvert work to close short portion of road
A short stretch of Holmes Point Drive at the entrance to O.O. Denny Park in Juanita will be closed Friday through Aug. 4 so King County crews can replace a failing culvert.
The park will remain accessible from either end during the closure. Motorists may detour via Juanita Drive.
Homelessness forum set for Tuesday night
The Redmond City Council will convene a forum Tuesday to discuss homelessness. The forum will take place at the Lake Washington School District’s Board Room at Redmond Town Center, 16250 N.E. 74th St.
A recent count showed 8,000 people are homeless in King County. The forum, which will start at 7 p.m., is intended to raise awareness about the issue.
Issues will include transitional and emergency housing, youth needs, affordable-housing efforts, Kirkland’s experience with Tent City 4, and a regional look at homelessness.
Student selected for Boys Nation
A senior from Mercer Island High School is one of 96 student representatives from across the nation selected to attend the American Legion Boys Nation government-training program later this month in Arlington, Va.
David Ellis, 18, will serve as a delegate or “senator” from Washington based on his academic record, leadership potential and previous activities associated with the American Legion Boys State program.
The program’s senators spend a week in the nation’s capital attending lectures, forums and visiting federal agencies, institutions, memorials and historic sites. They also will conduct a mock session of Congress.
Councilman Blazey to seek 2nd term
Medina Councilman Drew Blazey has announced he will run for a second term on the council this fall.
Blazey has lived in Medina for 18 years and has volunteered on numerous area boards, including Sacred Heart Parish Council in Clyde Hill and the state Substance Abuse Coalition in Bellevue.
He retired from the Washington Air National Guard in 2002.
Mayor to attend session on climate
Redmond Mayor Rosemarie Ives is one of 45 mayors invited to attend Sundance Summit: A Mayors’ Gathering on Global Warming.
The event, held tomorrow through Tuesday in Sundance, Utah, is to rally support of climate protection and speed the work cities are doing to prevent global warming. It is hosted by actor Robert Redford, Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson and the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives.
Sundance Summit grew out of Greenhouse Glasnost, a summit on global warming co-convened with the Soviet Academy of Sciences at Sundance in 1989.