Aaron Kunkler

‘Even when things are tough, we are tougher’: Jill Biden speaks at Hopelink luncheon

Dr. Jill Biden spoke at the annual Hopelink luncheon on Oct. 16, which saw the organization raise some $1.17 million toward its fundraising campaign. Biden… Continue reading

Proposition 1 focuses on renewal and expansion of property tax levy

Among a number of candidates and issues that King County voters will be asked to decide on in November, Proposition 1 will ask residents if… Continue reading

45th district candidates go in depth on policy platforms

Democrat Manka Dhingra and Republican Jinyoung Lee Englund squared off at a debate held on the Microsoft campus on Tuesday as moderators from KIRO 7… Continue reading

Dhingra, Murray meet with students in Redmond

U.S. Sen. Patty Murray and 45th District Washington state Senate candidate Manka Dhingra met with students ranging in age from elementary to college at Dhingra’s… Continue reading

Duwamish tribe keeps fighting for federal recognition

Despite a lengthy process that has seen the federal government flop on its position, the Duwamish tribe of Puget Sound is continuing its legal challenge… Continue reading

Redmond City Council candidates share ideas at community forum

Candidates for four local races on November’s ballot met in Redmond on Oct. 5 for a community forum. Position 3 on the Lake Washington School… Continue reading

Dhingra outlines ideas for gun control legislation

Manka Dhingra, candidate for the 45th Legislative District Senate seat, held a press conference on Friday outlining her ideas for gun control legislation she would… Continue reading

Athan welds a career on the farm at Ace Iron Works

When Jim Athan quit school at age 13, he went directly into working in the restaurant and bar business with his family. His family owned… Continue reading

Will Washingtonians be able to grow their own weed?

When Initiative 502, which legalized a recreational market for marijuana, was approved by voters in 2012, it did not include allowances for non-medical patients to… Continue reading

Evidence seems to support safe injection sites

Advocates and opponents of a plan to set up safe drug consumption sites in King County have been trying to sway voters to their sides… Continue reading

Redmond runner heads to Chile for 155-mile desert race

The Atacama Desert is the driest place on the planet outside of the arctic poles. It’s sparsely populated and so inhospitable that scientists use it… Continue reading

Second phase of Redmond Central Connector opens on Willows Road

The second phase of the Redmond Central Connector was opened last Saturday with a celebration and ceremony. This marks the end of construction on the… Continue reading

County doubles down on commitment to Paris Climate Agreement

The King County Council reaffirmed its commitment to upholding the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement through approving an ordinance at Tuesday’s meeting. The county… Continue reading

Pumping out pumpkins by the patch in Redmond

Rows of sunflowers towered over a field full of bright pumpkins beneath a cloudy autumn sky at Serres Farm just outside of Redmond earlier this… Continue reading

School lunch data raises questions of equity on the Eastside

The free and reduced lunches program offered by school districts is often used as a way to approximate the number of students living in relative… Continue reading

New rapid transit bus lines could hit Redmond by 2024

Two additional RapidRide bus lines could be in the cards for Redmond if a plan to expand routes countywide is approved. King County Metro currently… Continue reading

Howarth uses technology to craft quilts

Stephanie Howarth hadn’t sewn for more than a decade before she and her husband moved to Redmond in 2015. The northern California Bay Area native… Continue reading

Medical Teams International to develop strategy to aid Myanmar refugees

As Rohingya Muslims are facing ethnic cleansing by a Buddhist majority in Myanmar, Pacific Northwest members of Medical Teams International (MTI) — which has an… Continue reading

Wilhite proud to keep prices low at his neighborhood bar, Palmers East

With tech money pouring into the region and driving up housing and real estate costs, it can be increasingly hard to find a neighborhood watering… Continue reading

State Legislature candidates square off at debate in Redmond

Candidates from the 45th and 48th Washington state legislative districts met Monday evening for a debate on policy issues as they vie for seats in… Continue reading