Bill Christianson

Turnout up as Mustangs aim to break out | Pigskin Preview 2012

Turnout numbers and morale is on the rise for the Redmond High School (RHS) football and coach Jeff Chandler is hoping that will help the Mustangs get back into the win column this fall.


Diapers for deadlines: A heartfelt goodbye to the Redmond community | Bill Christianson

It’s sad to say, but I’m leaving as editor of the Redmond Reporter to take on a new job and begin an exciting new chapter in my life. I will soon work for the most demanding — and rewarding — boss in my life.


Biking ‘newbies’ ready to embark on first charity ride

Wee Ling Yong doesn't have much bicycling experience, but she has plenty of drive to help others.


Master planning for Downtown Park to begin next year

It's just an open patch of green space right now, but that will change in the coming years as the City of Redmond plans to transform a two-acre parcel of land downtown into a "signature" gathering space.

Parents, students urge LWSD to take action with overcrowding at Rosa Parks Elementary School

The overcrowding issue at Rosa Parks Elementary School is hindering student development at the Redmond Ridge school and the Lake Washington School District (LWSD) needs to take immediate action in fixing the problem.

LWSD avoids state cuts, board approves $238.8 general fund budget

The Lake Washington School District (LWSD) avoided another round of major state cuts to its 2012-13 budget while creating a stable spending plan that continues a crucial cushion for possible future shortfalls.

Former fire chief comes out of retirement to become Redmond’s public works director

Tim Fuller admits some of his friends question his sanity after entering retirement twice only to take on new jobs.

Myers aims to improve education, government efficiency | 48th District, Pos. 2

Hank Myers is getting quite a workout these days as he advocates for improving education and government efficiency in his bid for state office.

Trilogy resident leads Redmond Ridge food drive effort: Eight communities unite to help feed the hungry

Molly Boll has a hunger to help others and she is hoping her appetite for charity will be contagious. Boll — a resident of Triology at Redmond Ridge, a 55-and-older active lifestyle community — is leading a charge for Redmond Ridge neighborhoods to gather donations for Hopelink's End Summer Hunger campaign.

Old Fire House Teen Center program coordinator to leave position and move to New York

Chris Cullen, who helped organize the Old Fire House Teen Center's popular annual Rockathon, is leaving his job as the teen center's program coordinator to move to New York.

City Council extends moratorium on medical marijuana collective gardens by another six months

The Redmond City Council unanimously approved to extend the temporary ban of medical marijuana collective gardens in Redmond by another six months, after no one commented at Tuesday's public hearing at City Hall.

Richter shooting for more biking glory at Derby Days Criterium

David Richter, a former professional cyclist, is the two-time defending elite men’s champion of the Derby Days Criterium, the longest continuously running “crit” in the nation.

48th District candidates deny involvement in mystery ‘push poll’: Myers, Habib plan to file complaints with state Public Disclosure Commission

The Democrat and Republican candidates running to replace retiring Democrat Deb Eddy in the 48th Legislative District plan to file complaints with the state Public Disclosure Commission (PDC) concerning the lack of transparency with campaign funding.

Wilson ready for next challenge as new assistant chief for Redmond Police Department; four others promoted

Former commander Kristi Wilson is the Redmond Police Department's new assistant chief. She was one of five officers who were promoted at a ceremony at police headquarters on Tuesday.

Investigation reveals Redmond police officer violated department standards

An internal Redmond Police Department investigation revealed Tuesday that an officer violated department standards when he stopped a cyclist in downtown Redmond and threatened to arrest the cyclist for using a cell phone app to record the traffic stop.

Magee flies high in sports, academics | Reporter Female Athlete of the Year

For her greatness in the sports arena and classroom, Bear Creek School graduate Madelyn Magee is the Redmond Reporter’s 2011-12 Female Athlete of the Year.

Harper: Swimming at U.S. Olympic Trials was a ‘surreal feeling’

Tuesday, June 26, 2012 will forever be an unforgettable day for Heather Harper. "It was a childhood dream come true," said Harper, a Redmond native who swam in her first U.S. Olympic Trials race Tuesday at CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Neb. "It was a really a surreal feeling. It was an amazing feeling to be there for sure."

No input given at first official public hearing for 2013-14 city budget

The city held its first official public hearing for the 2013-14 budget at Tuesday night's City Council meeting as a way to garner input from residents. But no one took the podium and spoke as the budget hearing began — and ended — with a presentation by city finance director Mike Bailey.

City to renew its agreement with King County for animal control services

The Redmond City Council gave the green light to Mayor John Marchione to renew the city's animal control services contract with King County for another three years at Tuesday's business meeting at City Hall.

Man assaulted along Sammamish River Trail; police looking for three male suspects

The Redmond Police Department is investigating an incident along the Sammamish River Trail last Friday night, when a male suspect bit another man's pinky, according to police spokesman Jim Bove.