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Oakley launches tree-climbing business at Marymoor

Katie Oakley estimates she’s climbed about a couple hundred trees in her life. And now, the 24-year-old has created a business that teaches others to climb.

LWSD school board votes to include $404 million bond on April ballot

Just one week after the $755 million Lake Washington School District (LWSD) bond officially failed, the school board of directors voted to put a smaller bond on the April ballot.

McBride to challenge Tom for 48th Legislative District seat

Former Kirkland mayor Joan McBride will run against Sen. Rodney Tom, D-Medina, of the 48th Legislative District, which includes Redmond and other cities, in the August primary election.

Former Microsoft senior human resources manager accused of illegally moving child to Japan

A Kirkland mom and former Microsoft senior human resources manager was charged in King County Superior Court last week for first-degree custodial interference, a felony, after she illegally moved her 5-year-old son Maximus to Japan.

Ralliers call on legislators to pass budget, fund education

Nearly 300 people and members of political action committees chanted “Courage for kids” and “Kids and families first” at a rally on Wednesday evening to let legislators know they want a budget passed — and one that reflects amply funded education, as well.

Eighth annual LWSF luncheon brings in more than $216,000 in donations

State legislators, council members, educators and parents were among a record-number of 562 guests at the Lake Washington Schools Foundation’s eighth annual benefit luncheon on Wednesday.

Lake Washington Singers share joy of music for 60 years

The women of the Lake Washington Singers have graced the Eastside with song for 60 years and they’re far from finished.

Many liquor store owners feel burned by state, terms of privatization

Don Sidhu has held various jobs at gas stations, he’s driven ice cream trucks and taxi cabs and worked in a small business since he came to the United States from India in 1992.

Fallen heros honored at memorial event at Redmond VFW

For many, mid-August symbolizes hot weather, beaches and a lackadaisical life style. But for Kirkland resident, Linda Clanin-Swanberg, this time of the month reminds her of the last time she saw her son.