Aaron Kunkler

Knights of Columbus helps clothe Eastside children and families

The local chapter of the nonprofit Knights of Columbus donated nearly 150 coats to charity organizations on the Eastside. The chapter, based out of St.… Continue reading

Council set to approve parks-code updates in January

Updates to Redmond’s parks code are set to be approved at the Jan. 2 city council meeting following a public hearing on Dec. 5. The… Continue reading

Emerald Heights, neighbors at odds over proposed development

The Emerald Heights retirement community is planning on expanding at its current campus with a new assisted living building along 176th Avenue Northeast, a decision… Continue reading

Redmond farm spreads holiday cheer with trees

The holiday season is a time for many people to spend time with family and engage in time-honored traditions. For many people celebrating Christmas, one… Continue reading

Local gym raises funds for leukemia treatment

Emerald City Gymnastics is holding a fundraiser to help a fellow gymnast with medical costs from leukemia treatment. The gym picks someone to raise money… Continue reading

Families worried following reduction in special-needs services

A scaling back of programs for adults with special needs run by the City of Redmond is causing concern among parents despite staff reiterating their… Continue reading

Election results finalized with no upsets

Results have been finalized for the November general election and shows the three forerunners in the Redmond City Council races have kept their leads. Three… Continue reading

Microsoft announces massive expansion to Redmond campus

Microsoft announced Tuesday that it will begin construction on a massive overhaul and expansion of its facilities in Redmond. Microsoft, which settled in the city… Continue reading

Origins Cannabis rolls into Redmond

Marijuana connoisseurs now have another option for buying weed in Redmond as Origins Cannabis has opened downtown. The store, which is the second location of… Continue reading

City council roundup: homelessness, document fees

New public records request fees were approved at the Nov. 21 Redmond City Council meeting, bringing the city in line with state guidelines. The fee… Continue reading

Bloodworks Northwest seeks holiday donors

As the holiday season is kicking into full swing, local blood banks are asking residents to make some time and donate blood. Bloodworks Northwest is… Continue reading

Greg and Ann Humes are the owners of the Hop House in Redmond, which boasts 75 taps. Aaron Kunkler/Redmond Reporter

Growlers USA rebrands, goes independent as The Hop House

The past year held some big changes for Greg and Ann Humes, who opened their bar in downtown Redmond last year as a Growler USA… Continue reading

Greg and Ann Humes are the owners of the Hop House in Redmond, which boasts 75 taps. Aaron Kunkler/Redmond Reporter

Redmond sets legislative priorities

At Tuesday’s Redmond City Council study session, council members were presented with a list of issues appearing before the state Legislature this session that could… Continue reading

Dave Head is one of the instructors at The Music Haven in Redmond. The studio hosts more than a dozen teachers. Aaron Kunkler/Redmond Reporter

Tuned in: The Music Haven studio offers instruction for students

Making a living through a passion can be difficult, but the teachers at The Music Haven in Redmond have been finding a way to do… Continue reading

Dave Head is one of the instructors at The Music Haven in Redmond. The studio hosts more than a dozen teachers. Aaron Kunkler/Redmond Reporter

Tesla STEM’s Schools Under 2C program exceeds expectations

For the past year, students at Redmond’s Tesla STEM High School have been hard at work designing and implementing a program to reduce the school’s… Continue reading

Conservationists: Why you should care about fish pens

Open water fish pens have long been criticized by conservation activists as facilities that spread disease and can have catastrophic consequences on native fish populations.… Continue reading

Dubliner owner Ben Wahbi opened the neighborhood pub earlier this month in Redmond. Aaron Kunkler/Redmond Reporter

Dubliner Irish Pub: ‘come in as a friend, leave as family’

The Dubliner Irish Pub and Cafe is now open for business in Redmond after its official opening on Nov. 6. The pub’s owner, Ben Wahbi,… Continue reading

Dubliner owner Ben Wahbi opened the neighborhood pub earlier this month in Redmond. Aaron Kunkler/Redmond Reporter

DelBene, military honor Vietnam veterans in Redmond ceremony

Some 60 Vietnam War veterans gathered Friday at the Redmond Veterans of Foreign Wars post to be honored by Rep. Suzan DelBene and fellow service… Continue reading

Redmond City Council approves land-use proposals

The Redmond City Council held public hearings on two land-use projects on Nov. 7. The first was on a proposal concerning the Group Health Overlake… Continue reading

Kids’ paint paradise: Covering the walls with colors at Redmond’s Art Works

There’s not many spaces where kids are actively encouraged to throw paint against a wall. While coming home to brightly-colored splotches everywhere might be a… Continue reading