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The closed Redmond Senior Center on Oct. 13. Community members leave ribbons in the heart to honor the memories of the to-be-demolished center. Haley Ausbun/staff photo.

Demolition of Redmond Senior Center underway this month

The city council has an upcoming vote on the size and cost of the future senior center

 

Exterior of Redmond City Hall. File photo.

Redmond plans the 2021-2022 biennial budget

The community has two more opportunities for public hearings on the budget before the December council vote

 

Dick’s Drive-In announces search for new Eastside location

The local popular burger chain is looking for public suggestions on possible properties

 

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Two patients contracted COVID-19 while at EvergreenHealth in Kirkland

A press release from the hospital states it has contacted 100 employees that had various levels of exposure, and that the direct source in this case is unclear

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Virtual town halls coming up for unincorporated King County

Events throughout September and October via Zoom will cater to different areas of the region.

Diya Garg, left, distributes Mighty Crayon recycles crayons and coloring books for Seattle students. Courtesy photo/Diya Garg.

Getting crayons to kids runs in the family

Eastside nonprofit Mighty Crayon is relaunched by younger sister of founder, repurposing used restaurant crayons

Diya Garg, left, distributes Mighty Crayon recycles crayons and coloring books for Seattle students. Courtesy photo/Diya Garg.

Facebook purchases unused Bellevue REI headquarters

The companies will also each donate $1 million to the Eastrail

The truck of the Renton family as it was found Tuesday. While fleeing the Cold Springs Fire two adults were severely burned and one toddler died. Courtesy photo/Okanogan Sheriff’s Office

Toddler killed as Renton family flees Cold Springs Fire

The parents were severely burned and are being treated at Harborview Medical Center

The truck of the Renton family as it was found Tuesday. While fleeing the Cold Springs Fire two adults were severely burned and one toddler died. Courtesy photo/Okanogan Sheriff’s Office
Screenshot of the air quality monitor at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 8. Courtesy Puget Sound Clean Air Agency.

King County faces unhealthy air quality due to wildfire smoke

Weather monitors recommend people limit time outdoors, especially children, seniors and those with heart or lung disease.

Screenshot of the air quality monitor at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 8. Courtesy Puget Sound Clean Air Agency.

Amazon adds more office space to Bellevue, now as many new jobs as HQ2

The office space for an additional 10,000 jobs, making it 25,000 coming to downtown, is expected to complete in 2023.

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Free mask event for King County residents, Aug. 4 in Bellevue

The drive-thru distribution event will offer two masks per person

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Toni Underwood celebrates her 100th birthday with sequins, glam and a face mask. Haley Ausbun/Staff photo.

Celebrating 100 years during COVID-19 pandemic

Toni Underwood, Redmond, was still able to get a red-carpet celebration, despite the pandemic cancelling her 150-person birthday party.

Toni Underwood celebrates her 100th birthday with sequins, glam and a face mask. Haley Ausbun/Staff photo.
Screenshot of the stray kitten and the Rev. Aaron Burt from the July 12 liturgy video.

Stray kitten surprises local priest during virtual Sunday service

“It was one of the most difficult sermons I’ve ever had to offer, because I was trying not to step on her.”

Screenshot of the stray kitten and the Rev. Aaron Burt from the July 12 liturgy video.
The Red Lion Inn at 1 South Grady Way in Renton is being used as temporary site to relocate individuals experiencing homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic. Olivia Sullivan/staff photo.

Renton battles King County over temporary shelter at Red Lion Hotel

County officials believe emergency health order will supersede city’s move.

The Red Lion Inn at 1 South Grady Way in Renton is being used as temporary site to relocate individuals experiencing homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic. Olivia Sullivan/staff photo.

Kirkland man found guilty of promoting prostitution in Eastside sex trafficking ring

Authorities say suspect ran “successful enterprise” for greater half of a decade.

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Renton man pleads guilty to one of state’s largest workers’ comp scams

The delivery driver was still working under his own name while receiving L&I pension, and owes the state almost $340,000.

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A screenshot of the video circulating on twitter showing a Bellevue Police Officer restraining a woman and forcing her to the ground. The video is now identified as an incident from Dec. 23, 2018.

Video of Bellevue officer’s forceful restraint of unarmed woman goes viral

Update: After the video spread, Bellevue police announced it was prohibiting neck restraints. The police chief has called the video of the officer’s actions “disturbing” but “reasonable for the resistance he was faced with.”

A screenshot of the video circulating on twitter showing a Bellevue Police Officer restraining a woman and forcing her to the ground. The video is now identified as an incident from Dec. 23, 2018.
Protesters fall back from clouds of smoke and tear gas at a protest May 31 in downtown Bellevue. Photo by Haley Ausbun/Sound Publishing
Protesters fall back from clouds of smoke and tear gas at a protest May 31 in downtown Bellevue. Photo by Haley Ausbun/Sound Publishing

How is COVID-19 affecting Redmond?

Latest numbers on cases and deaths.

Detectives at the apartment where a 59-year-old Redmond resident was found dead, after an autopsy revealed a gunshot wound to the head, Saturday, May 16. Photo courtesy of Redmond Police Department.

Redmond police investigate suspicious death as homicide

Redmond woman, 59, was found in her apartment May 13. Then medical examiners discovered the gunshot wound.

Detectives at the apartment where a 59-year-old Redmond resident was found dead, after an autopsy revealed a gunshot wound to the head, Saturday, May 16. Photo courtesy of Redmond Police Department.