Bill Christianson

Redmond High School senior Tyler Bennett has embraced and shined at his new position at center midfield for the Mustangs

Loaded Stangs’ soccer team aims for state berth

Another season, another position for Tyler Bennett, the new main man in the middle for the Redmond High School boys’ soccer team. Bennett, a senior center midfielder, triggers the attack this spring for the Mustangs, who are shooting for a Class 4A state berth come May. “We want to at least make a run at state,” said Bennett, who has played three different positions in his three varsity seasons at Redmond. “We got the players to do it. It’s just a matter of how much we want it and how hard we work for it.”

Redmond High School senior Tyler Bennett has embraced and shined at his new position at center midfield for the Mustangs
A proposed plan calls for adding 16 more speed radar feedback signs

Proposed traffic safety plan calls for school-zone improvements

A proposed plan calls for the use of technology — not ticketing cameras — to help improve safety in city school zones.

A proposed plan calls for adding 16 more speed radar feedback signs

Eyman continues legal battle with Redmond, despite court ruling

Tim Eyman is not backing down in his legal fight against the City of Redmond, despite last week's state Supreme Court ruling that stated local voters don't have the right to ban red-light cameras.

Assistant Police Chief Larry Gainer retired last week after nearly 36 years of service to the Redmond Police Department — the longest tenure of any Redmond police officer.

Assistant Police Chief Gainer retires after nearly 36 years with the Redmond Police Department

The Redmond Police Department (RPD) bid farewell to its longest-serving officer at a retirement party last Friday. Assistant Chief Larry Gainer, known for his fair and honest approach to policing, called it a career after serving nearly 36 years with the department.

Assistant Police Chief Larry Gainer retired last week after nearly 36 years of service to the Redmond Police Department — the longest tenure of any Redmond police officer.

City working to hire new communications manager

The City of Redmond is in the midst of hiring a new communications manger as it seeks to take a more proactive, coordinated approach to connecting with its residents, according to Mayor John Marchione.

Sammamish native Claire Thompson loved the outdoors and went on weekly nature walks and hikes with her best friend

Claire Thompson ‘saw the beauty in everything’: Friends remember woman who died in Redmond shooting

Claire E. Thompson, a people, pet and nature lover, hoped one day her nurturing, generous personality would lead to a career in nursing. Thompson, a 20-year-old Sammamish native who was fatally shot early Sunday morning in Redmond, enjoyed giving to others and never asked for anything in return, according to her friends.

Sammamish native Claire Thompson loved the outdoors and went on weekly nature walks and hikes with her best friend
A Redmond man was charged with first-degree manslaughter in the shooting death of a 20-year-old Seattle woman at this home on Education Hill.

Redmond man charged in connection with fatal shooting of Eastlake High graduate

The King County Prosecutor's office charged 21-year-old Cornelius J. De Jong IV of Redmond with first-degree manslaughter for Sunday morning's shooting, which killed Claire Thompson, an Eastlake High School graduate

A Redmond man was charged with first-degree manslaughter in the shooting death of a 20-year-old Seattle woman at this home on Education Hill.
This is the flyer about the upcoming neighborhood budget meetings that was sent out to residents earlier this week.

City seeks public input at upcoming neighborhood budget meetings

The City of Redmond invites community members to participate in the upcoming 2012 Redmond Neighborhood Network and Budgeting by Priorities meetings in February and March.

This is the flyer about the upcoming neighborhood budget meetings that was sent out to residents earlier this week.
ABOVE: Juan-Ignacio Munoz

Redmond Goddard Schools to host community outreach event on Saturday

Both of the Goddard Schools near Redmond are opening their doors Saturday morning for the community as part of a nationwide outreach event.

ABOVE: Juan-Ignacio Munoz
Redmond's new planned STEM school recieved a $400

$400,000 grant awarded to planned STEM school; construction still on hold

Redmond's planned new secondary choice school remains in the permitting process, but it received a substantial financial boost Tuesday from the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation to help fund equipment for the school's four laboratories and professional development for teachers.

Redmond's new planned STEM school recieved a $400
A city snow plow clears snow on Avondale Road during last week's snow storm. Many residents said they feel the city did a good job of clearing snow off the roads.

City’s improved snow plan pays off; county sets up storm damage website, hotline

The City of Redmond executed an effective storm plan when snow, ice and winds hit the region last week, a notable improvement from the city's response during the 2008 snow storm, according to residents and city officials.

A city snow plow clears snow on Avondale Road during last week's snow storm. Many residents said they feel the city did a good job of clearing snow off the roads.
Last December

Sustainable Redmond seeks to save trees in Overlake, files land-use petition with King County Superior Court

Sustainable Redmond is leading a legal charge to save more than 1,000 trees slated to be cut down as part of a 28-acre, mixed-use, transit-oriented development in Overlake.

Last December
Tim Eyman

Eyman continues legal battle to ban all traffic-enforcement cameras in Redmond

As long as traffic-enforcement cameras — of any kind — remain in Redmond, Tim Eyman will continue his legal battle to get the issue on an upcoming ballot. Eyman's attorney filed an opening argument to a Washington state appeals court last Friday morning in hopes of reversing a county court decision that blocked a citizen-driven effort to put the issue of traffic-enforcement cameras on the ballot.

Tim Eyman

City plans to continue school-zone cameras at least through June 22

Red-light cameras are on their way out of Redmond, but the city’s two school-zone speed cameras will likely remain — at least until the end of the school year. Redmond City Council is expected to approve a new contract with its traffic camera vendor to continue using the speed cameras at Einstein Elementary School through the end of the school year.

Redmond’s K9 Vader helps locate attempted robbery suspect in Kirkland

Redmond Police Department's K9 unit helped with the arrest of a juvenile male, who allegedly attempted to rob a man using a toy pistol at a downtown Kirkland automatic teller machine late Tuesday night.

Richard Cole

Cole steps down after 24 years on City Council: Longtime politician was an advocate for financial stability

A fixture in Redmond politics for nearly three decades, Richard Cole admits he is a penny pincher and it’s a philosophy that has guided him during his 24-year tenure on the City Council.

Richard Cole

Nearly $50,000 in jewelry stolen during downtown burglary

Redmond police are investigating a downtown jewelry store break-in, during which $46,000 of antique watches and other jewelry were stolen. The front door of Danielson Jewelers at 8693 161st Ave, N.E. Ste No. 2 was smashed open sometime during the early hours of Thursday and the stolen jewelry was taken from a display case inside the store, according to Redmond Police Lt. Charlie Gorman.

Lynden Benshoof

Missing 93-year-old Redmond man found unharmed by Bothell police

A 93-year-old Redmond man who was reported missing early Thursday morning was found by police in Bothell later that night, according to a Redmond Police Lt. Charlie Gorman.

Lynden Benshoof

Staff reductions planned for Fire Station 13 on Union Hill

Facing a nearly $1 million budget shortfall, King County Fire District 34, unincorporated Redmond's fire district, plans to reduce staffing at its Union Hill fire station, effective Jan. 1, 2012. The district will cut three full-time firefighters — through attrition, not layoffs — reducing the number of fire and medical personnel at Station 13 from three to two during each day's 24-hour shifts, according to Peter Lucarelli, chair of District 34's board of commissioners.

Building 3 at the Sammamish Ridge Apartments is almost completely rebuilt and should be open to rent by mid-February

Cause of New Year’s Day fatal fire at Sammamish Ridge Apartments: Undetermined

The Redmond Fire Department announced Monday that after a thorough investigation of the fatal fire at the Sammamish Ridge Apartments last New Year's Day, the cause of the fire was ruled "undetermined," according to a City of Redmond press release.

Building 3 at the Sammamish Ridge Apartments is almost completely rebuilt and should be open to rent by mid-February