Aaron Kunkler

Bellevue Police Department Chief Steven Mylett interacts with Imam Sheikh Fazal of the Islamic Center of Eastside during the Eastside Muslim Safety Forum in January at the Muslim Association of Puget Sound in Redmond. Andy Nystrom, Redmond Reporter

‘It affects our children, it affects our generation’: Local Muslims grapple with national increase in hate crimes

The past year has been a tense one for Muslims in America, both nationally and locally. A report released on May 9 by the Council… Continue reading

Bellevue Police Department Chief Steven Mylett interacts with Imam Sheikh Fazal of the Islamic Center of Eastside during the Eastside Muslim Safety Forum in January at the Muslim Association of Puget Sound in Redmond. Andy Nystrom, Redmond Reporter
Mead is king at Redmond’s Sky River

Mead is king at Redmond’s Sky River

“It’s work, there’s a lot of days in rubber boots and sweatshirts, but it’s nice people,” in the industry, Ingalls said. “I can’t complain.”

Mead is king at Redmond’s Sky River
Redmond’s Farrel-McWhirter Farm Park is one of Redmond’s 46 parks. Courtesy photo

Park fees on new development likely to increase in 2018

The City of Redmond is considering raising park impact fees to help pay for building new parks and major renovations of existing ones. A study… Continue reading

Redmond’s Farrel-McWhirter Farm Park is one of Redmond’s 46 parks. Courtesy photo
Mayor John Marchione gives the Redmond state of the city address on Thursday morning. Aaron Kunkler, Redmond Reporter

Redmond Mayor Marchione delivers state of the city address

Redmond Mayor John Marchione gave a state of the city address Thursday morning at the Marriott Hotel at Redmond Town Center. The event was put… Continue reading

Mayor John Marchione gives the Redmond state of the city address on Thursday morning. Aaron Kunkler, Redmond Reporter
The four students from Redmond High School who competed in the U.S. Chess Federation national championship took home a fifth-place award last weekend. Contributed photo

Redmond chess club members take home national fifth-place award

Four chess players from Redmond High School (RHS) took home the fifth-place prize at a national competition last weekend in Nashville, Tenn. The competition topped… Continue reading

The four students from Redmond High School who competed in the U.S. Chess Federation national championship took home a fifth-place award last weekend. Contributed photo
Possible changes to SR 520 bus service could affect Eastside riders

Possible changes to SR 520 bus service could affect Eastside riders

These changes could affect up to 12 bus routes managed by Sound Transit and King County Metro which currently make stops at Eastside locations and in Seattle from the University of Washington down to South Lake Union and the city’s downtown core.

Possible changes to SR 520 bus service could affect Eastside riders
Joshua Freed, right, is the chair of Citizens for a Safe King County. The group has launched a campaign to gather signatures to place an initiative on the November ballot that would prohibit government-funded injection sites in the county. Aaron Kunkler/Redmond Reporter

Group launches campaign to bar government-funded drug injection sites in King County

Advocates say safe injection sites would allow users to consume the drugs in a safe environment with clean needles, which reduces the risk of contracting diseases like HIV, as well as letting staff respond to medical emergencies.

Joshua Freed, right, is the chair of Citizens for a Safe King County. The group has launched a campaign to gather signatures to place an initiative on the November ballot that would prohibit government-funded injection sites in the county. Aaron Kunkler/Redmond Reporter

Proposed pension restructuring creates concern among Washington cities

A provision in the Washington state Senate’s approved budget would shift some $70 million in pension contributions from the state to local municipalities if signed into law.

Dan Ullom discusses Brick and Mortar Books, which will open soon in Redmond Town Center. Aaron Kunkler, Redmond Reporter

Family set to crack open Brick and Mortar Books in Redmond Town Center

Dan Ullom strikes one as a person who would fit well as a book store owner. With a semi-tamed red beard and friendly demeanor, it… Continue reading

Dan Ullom discusses Brick and Mortar Books, which will open soon in Redmond Town Center. Aaron Kunkler, Redmond Reporter
Redmond community continues to combat fire hazards together

Redmond community continues to combat fire hazards together

The community of senior citizens at Trilogy at Redmond Ridge continue to pull together twice a month to keep their community safe and forests healthy.… Continue reading

Redmond community continues to combat fire hazards together
Energize Eastside releases second draft of environmental impact statement

Energize Eastside releases second draft of environmental impact statement

A draft environmental impact statement (EIS) for the second phase of the Energize Eastside project was released on Monday. The statement was released by Energize… Continue reading

Energize Eastside releases second draft of environmental impact statement
Lake Washington School District receives national environmental award

Lake Washington School District receives national environmental award

In 2012, custodians at Lake Washington School District (LWSD) decided to move their schools in a greener direction, and nearly five years later, their efforts… Continue reading

Lake Washington School District receives national environmental award
An artist’s rendering of Redmond’s Downtown Park, which is slated for a summer 2018 opening. Courtesy of the City of Redmond

Downtown Park final groundbreaking set for May 10

When it is completed, it will be the city’s first urban park and fit within the guiding development philosophy of the city.

An artist’s rendering of Redmond’s Downtown Park, which is slated for a summer 2018 opening. Courtesy of the City of Redmond
City council approves multiple contracts at regular meeting

City council approves multiple contracts at regular meeting

The Redmond City Council took action on a number of issues on Tuesday, including awarding several contracts. • At the meeting, Watson Asphalt Paving Co.… Continue reading

City council approves multiple contracts at regular meeting
From left, Sam Deng, Noah Yeo and Anshul Ahluwalia compete at the Washington state chess competition earlier in 2017. File photo

Parents, administration at odds over using Redmond High School name at national chess tourney

Members of the Redmond High School chess club may not be able to represent their school at the upcoming US Chess Federation tournament.

From left, Sam Deng, Noah Yeo and Anshul Ahluwalia compete at the Washington state chess competition earlier in 2017. File photo