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The Department of Ecology has awarded $12 million from the VW settlement to purchase 336 buses statewide. Courtesy of Department of Ecology.

VW settlement brings electric transit, low-emission school buses to LWSD

More than 80 districts and 19 public transit fleets will receive $22 million from VW settlement to improve air quality.

The Department of Ecology has awarded $12 million from the VW settlement to purchase 336 buses statewide. Courtesy of Department of Ecology.

Pedestrian killed in vehicle collision

Investigators believe inclement weather and low visibility were the major factor.

  • Dec 29, 2018
Kailan Manandic, Photo illustration

UPDATE: 911 services partially back online, FCC investigates

CenturyLink and King County report most 911 calls are getting through.

Kailan Manandic, Photo illustration
Overlake students participate in a walkout at the Redmond school on Wednesday morning calling on legislators and Congress to enact “common sense” gun control laws. The nationwide school walkouts were sparked by the Parkland, Florida, school shooting in which 17 students and teachers were killed on Feb. 14, a month from the date of the walkouts. Photo courtesy of Susan Messier/The Overlake School

Change comes to Redmond in 2018

Here are some of the top stories in the last year.

Overlake students participate in a walkout at the Redmond school on Wednesday morning calling on legislators and Congress to enact “common sense” gun control laws. The nationwide school walkouts were sparked by the Parkland, Florida, school shooting in which 17 students and teachers were killed on Feb. 14, a month from the date of the walkouts. Photo courtesy of Susan Messier/The Overlake School

Suspect smashes and grabs purse in a car prowl | Police blotter

The Redmond police blotter for Dec. 3 through 5.

  • Dec 27, 2018

43 LWSD teachers achieve, renew National Board Certification

The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards is the highest certification a teacher can achieve.

  • Dec 26, 2018
John Marchione, mayor or Redmond. Photo courtesy of city of Redmond

Redmond Mayor John Marchione appointed chair of Sound Transit Board

Steilacoom Mayor Ron Lucas and Everett Councilmember Paul Roberts to serve as vice chairs.

  • Dec 24, 2018
John Marchione, mayor or Redmond. Photo courtesy of city of Redmond

King County launches text to 911 service

The service will help the hearing impaired and those experiencing domestic violence.

Man arrested for second time for stealing bicycle | Police blotter

Wednesday, Nov. 28 Arrest: Redmond bike officers arrested a 34-year-old man for the second time in a week for being in possession of a stolen… Continue reading

  • Dec 20, 2018

Cat-sitter finds home ransacked | Police blotter

The Redmond police blotter for Nov. 21 and 22. Courtesy of the Redmond Police Department Blog.

  • Dec 19, 2018

Puget Sound prepares for the big one

Three years after an alarming report made national headlines, locals are quietly preparing disaster.

John Taylor

John Taylor appointed first director of Department of Local Services for King County

Starting January 1, Taylor will lead the new Department of Local Services to better meet the needs of unincorporated King County.

John Taylor
A woman works on a drawing next to an unused viewing scope as a smoky haze obscures the Space Needle and downtown Seattle last August as smoke from wildfires moved across the region. (Photo courtesy of The Herald/Elaine Thompson/Associated Press)

Why do Washington voters struggle with climate change policies?

Despite environmental awareness and the public’s apparent desire for reform, statewide initiatives keep failing

A woman works on a drawing next to an unused viewing scope as a smoky haze obscures the Space Needle and downtown Seattle last August as smoke from wildfires moved across the region. (Photo courtesy of The Herald/Elaine Thompson/Associated Press)
Washington Supreme Court building. Photo courtesy of Everett Daily Herald

State Supreme Court strikes down I-27; King County will pursue safe consumption sites

The decision upholds a court ruling keeping the anti-consumption site initiative off the ballot.

Washington Supreme Court building. Photo courtesy of Everett Daily Herald
The two suspects wore dark masks to conceal their faces. Redmond police are still investigating this crime. Photos courtesy of the Redmond Police Department

Redmond police investigate armed robbery at local Jack in the Box

The two masked suspects came in wielding guns and made off with $180.

The two suspects wore dark masks to conceal their faces. Redmond police are still investigating this crime. Photos courtesy of the Redmond Police Department

Driver passes out at the wheel | Police blotter

The Redmond police blotter for Nov. 19 through 20.

  • Dec 12, 2018
Mary Lynn Pannen, founder and CEO of Sound Options, has consulted thousands of Washington families on geriatric care for 30 years. Photo courtesy of Sound Options.

Elder abuse cases are on the rise in Washington

Local agencies and geriatric care managers aim to increase public awareness about the epidemic.

Mary Lynn Pannen, founder and CEO of Sound Options, has consulted thousands of Washington families on geriatric care for 30 years. Photo courtesy of Sound Options.
With some community feedback, the City gathered they will prioritize work to make accessible three more tennis courts, three picnic areas/shelters five more playgrounds, and six ballfields, along with additional improvements to overall access. Photo courtesy of Experience Redmond

Redmond’s park and trails working to be more accessible for all

The city develops an ADA transition plan.

With some community feedback, the City gathered they will prioritize work to make accessible three more tennis courts, three picnic areas/shelters five more playgrounds, and six ballfields, along with additional improvements to overall access. Photo courtesy of Experience Redmond

LWSD to place capital projects levy on April 23 ballot

Levy will address immediate capacity needs and district-wide safety measures.

  • Dec 11, 2018

Redmond woman tied to ‘sham’ charity scheme

The defendants gained more than $1 million and gave very little to those they claimed to be helping.