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Safe injection sites in King County would be stocked with naloxone, a drug used to treat narcotic overdoses in an emergency
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Bellevue could become one of the first places in King County to impose a ban on supervised injection sites for drug users.

Two locations are being considered for the homeless men's shelter. One of them is the Eastgate Public Health Center (top right).
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Bellevue officials could vote Monday night on whether to open a homeless shelter in the Eastgate neighborhood, despite concerns from residents.


Bill Radke talks with Bellevue City Council member Kevin Wallace about homelessness in Bellevue.

Yu Deng and her coworker lead moms in exercise at Bellevue's Downtown Park
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Four Bellevue City Council members are up for election this fall.

The election comes at a time when Bellevue is going through many changes. Downtown is growing, and with light rail on the way, that growth will expand northeast toward Microsoft.

Ross Reynolds talks with John Haynes, executive director of the Tateuchi Center, which is slated to be major performing arts venue in Bellevue. Fundraising began in 2002, slowed because of the recession, and has now picked up again due to Bellevue's decision to publicly finance a piece of it.

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Ross Reynolds talks with Bellevue Mayor Claudia Balducci about a possible ban on marijuana businesses in the fifth largest city in Washington.

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When Don Davidson joined the Bellevue City Council in 1984, a fellow council member offered sage advice: “Get along with Nan. It’ll go a long way.”

Marcie Sillman speaks with Crosscut reporter Knute Berger to get a roundup of the Bellevue City Council races.

KUOW Photo/Amy Radil, Lynne Robinson's Facebook page.

During the fight over light rail, Bellevue was described as having a conservative majority on the city council. Those members challenged Sound Transit’s light rail route and Bellevue’s share of the cost.

But then long-time incumbent Don Davidson lost in the August primary, leaving two more liberal candidates in the runoff for his seat: Lynne Robinson and Vandana Slatter.

Although city council races are nonpartisan, both candidates sought the endorsement of the King County Democrats.

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Light rail has been a contentious issue for the Bellevue City Council in recent years, with members divided on the project. Now the Eastside’s light rail line is in final design and no longer in doubt. But those light rail disputes are still campaign fodder for incumbent Kevin Wallace and his challenger Steve Kasner, one of three races for the council that will be taking place in November.