BCHS Alum Becomes Filmmaker

Brice Budke, a graduate of Bellevue Christian High School and former Bellevue resident, went from a consultant at Loft9 to becoming a local filmmaker.

“It’s been really rewarding to see it all come together and see all the hard work that went into this,” he says. “I wouldn’t have changed anything for the world.”

Filmed in Washington, Brice’s film Prospect is complete and showing in theaters around the country. 

Automated Fingerprint Information System Recognized by King County Council

On Nov. 5, King County recognized the Automated Fingerprint Information System that for three decades has been assisting law enforcement agencies solve thousands of cases. Responding to crime scenes, taking photographs and fingerprints are just some of the tasks the AFIS staff does to help solve a crime. County Sheriff Mitzi Johananknecht celebrated the AFIS by saying, “30 years of success in helping to solve thousands of cases.” 

Growth for Bellevue’s Office Towers

Bellevue’s planning department recently received two new tower developments, and if approved, Bellevue would build five new towers within downtown. The first project would be the Bellevue Plaza which would build three towers in three separate places. The second project is the Bellevue Cadillac Plaza and would bring two 15-story office buildings by 2021. 

Grand Opening of Gin and the Banker

Rachel Nov, owner of La Ree Boutique, has recently opened her newest store, Gin and the Banker. A store named after her grandparents, Gin and the Banker is a fine jewelry store with romance and nostalgia bringing the Eastside a unique and rare shopping experience. Find Gin and the Banker on Main Street now open!