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The third annual Historic Shell Holiday Shop opens on Nov. 24 at the Historic Shell Station in Issaquah. Courtesy photo

The Gas Station That Turned Into a Holiday Shopping Destination

A holiday pop-up shop filled with heart and handmade gifts.


At Bellevue Botanical Garden, a half-million lights delight

The well-lit habitat attracts all kinds of creatures.


To my sea sisters — and all families of veterans | Editorial

As my Navy recruiter waited in his car with the engine running at the top of our driveway, I stood with my parents on the… Continue reading

Russian hackers targeted Washington election systems, Homeland Security confirms

Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman said when her office discovered suspicious IP addresses last year, they had a “high suspicion” the addresses belonged to… Continue reading

Metalwala holds faith that police will find son who went missing two years ago

Kirkland father Solomon Metalwala lives life like his son Sky is still with him. Though the boy went missing two years ago when he was 2 years old, Metalwala said most everything he does every day involves his son.

Thatcher looks to ‘bring greater accountability to state government’ | 45th District, Pos. 2

Political newcomer and Union Hill area Republican Jim Thatcher is running for 45th District state representative, Position 2 "to help bring a fresh team to our citizen legislature and greater accountability to state government."

Redmond employee finalist to win trip to space: Sonnet makes the cut for online space race

Seattle’s iconic Space Needle, in partnership with Space Adventures, will be sending someone from the general public into space through its Space Race 2012 program. The mission is in celebration of the Space Needle’s 50th anniversary. Built in 1962 for the World’s Fair, its creation marked the beginning of the original space race that put man on the moon.

Police hope new efforts this weekend will help with search for missing 2-year-old Redmond boy

Investigators searching for a missing 2-year-old Redmond boy will explore new efforts this Veterans Day weekend that they hope may yield more answers.

With danger comes the ‘opportunity to serve’ and protect

A Becca Specialist at Lake Washington High School (LWHS) and mother of four, Mary Jo Bogden is reminded of how vulnerable her son is every time she passes Jake Herring’s football jersey on display at the school. A 2001 graduate with her son Michael, Sgt. Herring was killed in Iraq.

Studio East finds new space to expand creative legs

Keeping up with the Eastside community's growing demand for more arts programs, Studio East has found a new space to expand its creative legs.The organization,… Continue reading

‘The Bachelor’ star Jason Mesnick speaks | Q&A

A Q&A with Kirkland’s 32-year-old single father, Jason Mesnick, who was on ABCs “The Bachelorette” show last season.

Bereaved parents find lifeline, comfort from Compassionate Friends

Sometimes, when the wind blows gently, Marsha Stevens hears her son speak to her through wind chimes that hang outside her house.She also sees her… Continue reading

Aerojet launches giant leaps for mankind

Exactly 40 years after Apollo 11 touched down on the moon’s surface, Jon Schierberl runs his fingers over a small metal engine encircled with Saturn-like… Continue reading

Hutchison heads to Eastside during campaign kickoff to talk small business

After her campaign kickoff event in front of Safeco Field on Tuesday, King County executive candidate Susan Hutchison dashed across Lake Washington to include the… Continue reading

Ford CEO delivers milestone car to Microsoft CEO

Ford Motor Company CEO Alan Mulally left his company's global headquarters in Michigan to deliver a new Ford to Microsoft Corp. CEO Steve Ballmer on Redmond's Microsoft campus Tuesday afternoon.

Igniting inspiration: Lake Washington Schools Foundation raises $123,000 at annual luncheon

Fired by Donald Trump, James Sun considers it a privilege to have stood before the real estate baron billionaire on the hit reality show "The… Continue reading

Longtime John Muir teacher, Redmond resident dies of breast cancer

Long after they had left her John Muir Elementary classroom, many students have come back over the years just to say hello to teacher Sally Horton. Horton - who taught in the Lake Washington School District for 22 years and most recently third grade at John Muir - passed away of breast cancer with her family at her side Wednesday, April 15. She was 60 years old.

11-year-old Maya Ganesan creates own laws of writing in her new book

Maya Ganesan has broken the rules, and she’s not apologizing. She remembers her mother’s advice well: real poets sit in a quiet place and write. So at age four, she sat down on the couch and started writing.

Sheriff speaks with LWSD students about fear, courage

Every day, Sue Rahr does something that gives her a queasy stomach.