Aaron Kunkler

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

Nature is central for VALA Eastside artist

The natural world is at the heart of VALA Eastside artist Jacqueline Calladine’s work. The Kirkland artist moved to the area around six years ago… Continue reading

A conversation with Camp Unity residents

The Point-In-Time count for King and Snohomish counties took place last week, and volunteers spread out to count thousands of people experiencing homelessness in the… Continue reading

Sessions issues memo against King County

King County has once again drawn the attention of the Trump administration following a memo by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ Department of Justice (DOJ)… Continue reading

Local artist uses craft to bring people together

Colorful works of art with rounded and jagged splotches of color hang from the walls in a corner of VALA Eastside along with hands frozen… Continue reading

Hogg Guitar Shop tricks out instruments

Andy Hogg’s workshop may be a small one, but it’s enough space for the experienced luthier to work his magic. A luthier is the industry… Continue reading

‘We’re hoping for change’: Overlake hosts assemblies to discuss racial injustice, Take A Knee

The Overlake School in Redmond held a series of assemblies on Tuesday to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr., as well as address current issues. The… Continue reading

Mayor Marchione lays out vision for 2018

As 2018 kicks into full swing, Redmond Mayor John Marchione is hoping to continue and refine the city’s growth over the coming year. Marchione said… Continue reading

Police still seeking leads in 2017 murder

Redmond police continue to search for leads in a murder investigation stemming from a shooting death at a New Years Eve party last year. Officers… Continue reading

Increase in immigration enforcement worries activists

Arrests of immigrants have intensified over the last year under the Trump administration’s orders, causing anxiety in immigrant communities. According to the Immigration and Customs… Continue reading