Aaron Kunkler

A real living wage is still out of reach for low-paid workers

As the wealth inequality continues to increase in America and Puget Sound, those making minimum wage or close to it are increasingly pinched in the… Continue reading

Redmond places moratorium on reclaimed water in parts of the city

Recent regulatory changes from the Department of Ecology (DOE) have paved the way for local jurisdictions to use reclaimed water for a number of uses… Continue reading

Burns’ book release party is set for Sunday at VALA

Technology, hidden messages and a post-apocalypse are central to one local author’s new book, which will be released on March 4 at VALA Eastside in… Continue reading

Final Lake Washington School District counts in for February ballot

Final results are in from the February special election, which asked voters in the Lake Washington School District (LWSD) to vote on two levies and… Continue reading

Esterra Park to bring 130 ‘truly’ affordable units to Redmond

Some 130 affordable housing units will be available for low- and medium-income families in Redmond once the Esterra Park development is completed. The complex will… Continue reading

Hundreds turn out for Eastside gun-control meeting

Hundreds of people gathered in Kirkland on Sunday to rally for increased gun control. The meeting was put on by the Washington state chapter of… Continue reading

Retail sales up across the state in 2017

Washington state retail figures for the third quarter of 2017 were released Feb. 21 and show an increase in year-over-year sales. The report was released… Continue reading

Options for dealing with aging landfill presented to council

King County is developing an update to its solid waste plan which will guide the department through 2040. Several key issues need to be addressed… Continue reading

SpaceX push for satellite-based internet continues

The future of the internet could be in orbit if tech companies across the country are successful in their bids to send satellites into orbit.… Continue reading

Bushnell Craft Brewing on the move with plans to expand

Bushnell Craft Brewing is on the move this year after 3½ years operating out of a taproom and restaurant in Redmond. Kempton Bushnell, who opened… Continue reading

Redmond City Council approves affordable housing funds

Several items were approved at Tuesday’s Redmond City Council meeting, including some dealing with the budget process. A timeline for budget planning was approved by… Continue reading

New Quest Factor escape rooms open in Redmond

Escape rooms have been growing in popularity in recent years and a new business in Redmond is putting a twist on the classic formula. The… Continue reading

Early results: Lake Washington School District levies are passing, bond is failing

Early results from Tuesday’s election are in and show mixed results. Voters in the Lake Washington School District (LWSD) voted to approve two levies that… Continue reading

Redmond writer’s poem featured in recycling campaign

A Redmond resident recently had her poem selected as part of a Waste Management campaign tailored toward Spanish speakers in Puget Sound. Elena Westbrook wrote… Continue reading

Mayor Marchione delivers State of the City address

Redmond mayor John Marchione presented his annual State of the City address Thursday morning at the Marriott hotel in the Redmond Town Center. Marchione is… Continue reading

House approves budget without DACA protections

A budget deal approved by the Congressional House of Representatives to fund the government failed to include protection for Dreamers, which was a key aspect… Continue reading

Hi-Fi Brewing will close next week after five years in Redmond

Hi-Fi Brewing will be shutting down next week after five years spent creating craft beers in Redmond. The brewery opened in 2013 and has been… Continue reading

Diving deeper into state bridges report

A report recently released listed the most traveled structurally deficient bridges in the state showing many of them are close to home. According to the… Continue reading

The Grass Lawn neighborhood of Redmond was ranked as the most competitive real estate market in the country for 2017 by Redfin. Aaron Kunkler/Redmond Reporter

Buyers can prepare to pay even more for a house in Redmond

It’s no secret that Puget Sound is in a housing crunch, leading to soaring real estate costs and squeezing many people from the area. Housing… Continue reading

The Grass Lawn neighborhood of Redmond was ranked as the most competitive real estate market in the country for 2017 by Redfin. Aaron Kunkler/Redmond Reporter

Local party chairs react to State of the Union

President Donald Trump delivered his first State of the Union speech on Tuesday night, which local supporters of the president praised and which Democrats panned.… Continue reading