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The rendering shows the planned GIX, set to open in the fall of 2016.
The rendering shows the planned GIX, set to open in the fall of 2016.
Bellevue hosts Tsinghua University alumni in celebration of GIX
Friday, July 24, 2015

Bellevue has been selected as the future home for the Global Innovation Exchange (GIX), an institute for technology and a partnership between the University of Washington and Tsinghua University in China with $40 million in foundational support from Microsoft Corp.

This is the first time a Chinese research university has established a physical presence in the United States. The Tsinghua University alumni are scheduled to attend the council meeting Monday, July 27, to congratulate the city for being selected as the home for GIX and will present the school's seal to the Bellevue City Council in celebration of these plans.


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Bellevue hosts Tsinghua University alumni in celebration of GIX
The rendering shows the planned GIX, set to open in the fall of 2016.
The rendering shows the planned GIX, set to open in the fall of 2016.

Bellevue has been selected as the future home for the Global Innovation Exchange (GIX), an institute for technology and a partnership between the University of Washington and Tsinghua University in China with $40 million in foundational support from Microsoft Corp.

This is the first time a Chinese research university has established a physical presence in the United States. The Tsinghua University alumni are scheduled to attend the council meeting Monday, July 27, to congratulate the city for being selected as the home for GIX and will present the school's seal to the Bellevue City Council in celebration of these plans.

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Friday, July 24, 2015
City officials laud state transportation package
Gov. Inslee signs the transportation bill into law as elected officials look on.
Gov. Inslee signs the transportation bill into law as elected officials look on.

City officials say the state transportation and capital budgets recently approved by the state Legislature and signed into law this week by Gov. Jay Inslee will have a tremendous positive impact for Bellevue.

City officials, including Councilmember John Chelminiak, City Manager Brad Miyake and other staff were on hand Wednesday in Seattle as Inslee signed the 2015 Transportation Investment Package of three bills.

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Thursday, July 16, 2015
Council Roundup: ST3 interest statement adopted
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The City Council on Monday adopted an interest statement and a comment letter on the topic of Sound Transit Phase 3 (ST3). The letter will be sent to the Sound Transit Board.

The East Link project, which will bring light rail to Bellevue in 2023, is part of ST2. The proposed next phase, ST3, covers planning for the next 25 years and would extend the regional transit system. Voters could decide on the ST3 transit improvements and financing package as part of a ballot measure in November 2016.

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Wednesday, July 15, 2015
U-Pick season in full swing at Bellevue blueberry farms
Berry picking in Bellevue

Blueberry lovers rejoice! Berries are ripe at both the Mercer Slough and Larsen Lake blueberry farms in Bellevue.

The farms, open to the public for U–pick during hours of operation, offer blueberries for $1.50 per pound (cash and checks only). Please bring a valid Washington State ID as a deposit for a picking bucket. See below for details.

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Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Water supply changes from good to fair
Cedar River Watershed

After the hottest June here in recorded history, higher-than-usual water consumption and record-low stream flows into storage reservoirs, the outlook on Bellevue’s water supply has dropped from "good" to "fair."

While the water supply is expected to be adequate until fall rains return, residents can reduce consumption by using efficient plant-watering systems and watering before 10 a.m. and after 7 p.m. The city offers other tips on its Practice Smart Watering page.

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Friday, July 10, 2015
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