Aaron Kunkler

Eastside environmentalists turn up the heat on climate change

Residents are concerned about King County not meeting its greenhouse gas emissions targets.

 

Low numbers of Lake Sammamish kokanee raise fears of extinction

Only 19 kokanee salmon returned to spawn this year.

 

Seattle head tax worries Eastside business organizations

Seattle has passed a head tax to help fund homelessness services.

 

City of Redmond studies proposed Overlake redevelopment

The Seritage Development would create apartments along with retail, office and commercial space.

Construction kicks off in Bellevue for $250M Overlake expansion

Overlake Medical Center in Bellevue is starting the largest expansion in its 58-year history.

Office space is tight all across the Eastside

The Broderick Group released a report detailing low office vacancy rates across Eastside cities.

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King County task force to explore solutions to ‘recycling crisis’

With tighter regulations affecting the flow of recyclables in the U.S., officials look for new avenues for the region’s paper waste.

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Kringles Bakery serves up old-school pastries

Kringles Bakery opened in 2010 and makes baked goods based on family recipes.

Redmond’s pot stores bring in the green

Redmond’s three marijuana stores are doing well for themselves.

Eastside state legislators talk carbon fees, housing and cars at UW Bothell

Eastside lawmakers met on April 26 for a debrief with constituent businesses.

Bellevue hosts open house on toll lane expansion

State and local officials met with residents about proposed expansions of toll lanes on I-405.

Activists begin collecting signatures for November carbon fee initiative

A carbon fee could be on November’s ballot if supporters of I-1631 gather enough signatures.

Deadly EHV horse virus detected again in King County stable

New case at Woodinville stable has Eastside equestrian community working together to ensure virus does not spread to other stables.

Construction underway at Sound Transit’s Operations and Maintenance Facility East

The facility will serve upcoming Redmond light rail stations.

Startup 425 aims to help small businesses on the Eastside

The program is a partnership between the cities of Bellevue, Issaquah, Kirkland, Redmond, Renton and the Port of Seattle.

Fate of Idylwood trees to be determined by hearings examiner

Residents succeeded in temporarily halting the removal of the remaining 20 trees in the Redmond park.

Redmond has begun removing 30 trees from Idylwood

Despite neighbors concerns, the city has begun removing trees deemed hazardous from the lakeside park.

Macy’s at Redmond Town Center to close early next year

Macy’s said in 2016 it would be closing about 100 locations. The Redmond closure will bring the number to 83.

As PSE moves away from coal, one community scrambles to build a new economy

Lewis County has long relied on the energy needs of consumers throughout the region. That’s all about to change.

FEMA updates county flood maps

An update to the King County floodplain maps will be presented to residents at two upcoming public meetings. Floodplain maps are used, among other things,… Continue reading