Kim Bellware

Washington, D.C.

Reporter covering national breaking news and features

Education: Valparaiso University, BA

Kim Bellware covers national and breaking news for The Washington Post. She previously worked for the Chicago-based civic journalism lab City Bureau, The Huffington Post and as a freelancer for the New York Times, Rolling Stone, Vice News and other outlets.
Latest from Kim Bellware

A deputy fatally shot a Black homeless man during a jaywalking stop. He won’t face charges.

The 2020 shooting drew protests in Orange County where some demonstrators accused sheriff's deputies of over-policing the homeless.

February 12, 2022

Minneapolis suspends use of no-knock warrants as scrutiny of contentious police tactic mounts

The fatal shooting of 22-year-old Amir Locke by Minneapolis police Wednesday has renewed scrutiny of no-knock raids, the practice that drew nationwide outrage two years ago after Louisville police killed Breonna Taylor during a similar operation.

February 5, 2022

Airline vows to stop U.S. lab monkey shipments after primates involved in highway crash

The crash led to an intense day-and-a-half search for the escaped primates and ended with them captured; three were later euthanized.

February 2, 2022

Lunar New Year would become the 12th federal holiday under a bill before Congress

If approved by Congress, Lunar New Year would become the 12th federally commemorated holiday.

February 1, 2022

A university accidentally told students they won full rides. Now it’s offering them real scholarships.

With colleges all but fully transitioned from snail-mail paper letters to email and other forms of e-messaging, admissions-related announcement mishaps are now as perennial as senior pranks.

January 27, 2022

Coast Guard recovers one body as search for 38 missing at sea continues off Florida coast

A survivor told U.S. Coast Guard officials the boat carrying 40 people capsized Saturday shortly after casting off from Bimini in the Bahamas.

January 26, 2022

As ex-officer who killed Laquan McDonald nears early release, DOJ pressed to bring new charges

Activists want Jason Van Dyke to face civil rights charges for the 2014 murder of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald.

January 25, 2022

A cruise line hadn’t paid its bills. It diverted 700 people to the Bahamas to evade capture.

A judge issued a warrant against Crystal Cruises and its parent company last week over $4.6 million in unpaid fuel fees. Passengers and crew on the Symphony ended up in Bimini instead of Miami.

January 25, 2022

Former lawmaker dies using medical suicide law he helped pass nearly a decade ago

Vermont is among nine states and the District of Columbia where terminally ill patients can get prescriptions to end their life.

January 20, 2022

Pop-up companies falsified covid test results, Minnesota AG alleges in new lawsuit

It's the first major legal action against companies that authorities say falsified or mishandled coronavirus tests.

January 19, 2022