Aaron Kunkler

Macy’s at Redmond Town Center to close early next year

Macy’s said in 2016 it would be closing about 100 locations. The Redmond closure will bring the number to 83.

As PSE moves away from coal, one community scrambles to build a new economy

Lewis County has long relied on the energy needs of consumers throughout the region. That’s all about to change.

FEMA updates county flood maps

An update to the King County floodplain maps will be presented to residents at two upcoming public meetings. Floodplain maps are used, among other things,… Continue reading

Bear Creek draft study suggests ways to restore salmon habitat

A draft plan to improve the environmental quality of the Bear Creek Basin area has been completed and makes several recommendations. The basin encompasses 26… Continue reading

Police meet with concerned parents at Horace Mann Elementary

Redmond police and parents met Monday evening to discuss a suspicious interaction between students at Horace Mann Elementary and an adult that has sparked concerns… Continue reading

LWSD junior collects baseball donations for local and international players

Getting involved in sports can be expensive for many families as many require the player to buy equipment. This extends to baseball, where players often… Continue reading

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