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Love A Tree Day to mark the beginning of ORCA’s new card system

In most transit areas, fares won’t be collected from 3:00 a.m. on May 14 until 2:29 a.m. on May 16.

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King County expands rural suicide prevention training and peer behavioral health services

Request for application deadlines are on May 3 at 2:30 p.m.

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Washington legislature awards $10.6M in stipends for youth exiting Extended Foster Care program

The number of young adults in King County who will receive stipends is 191.

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Redmond High School welcomes new water bottle filling station

Cascade Water Alliance is providing 2,300 reusable water bottles to students who sign a water pledge.

Courtesy of Redmond High School
Courtesy of Stay Eastside.

Tourism campaign launches to attract visitors to Kirkland and Redmond

The Stay Eastside promotion is offering $50 vouchers per night stay in participating hotels.

Courtesy of Stay Eastside.
Photo courtesy of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

Washington wolf population continues to rise, report shows

In 2021, four new wolf packs were documented in four different counties.

Photo courtesy of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
Pottery made by Cory Wink Design. Courtesy of Eastside Pottery.

Eastside Pottery spring sale to support local artists and organizations

Half of all proceeds will be donated to United Way King County and UNICEF Ukraine.

Pottery made by Cory Wink Design. Courtesy of Eastside Pottery.
Courtesy of Eastside Climate Challenge.

Eastside cities partner to launch communitywide climate challenge on Earth Day

The challenge offers over 80 ideas to reduce carbon footprints, with 30 additional actions.

Courtesy of Eastside Climate Challenge.
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How a Ukrainian and Russian couple escaped a war zone

“We will never forget that sound. Boom. Boom,” said Valeriia Horodnycha, who has been staying in Mercer Island.

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Mayor Angela Birney speaks at Redmond’s State of the City address on March 31. Courtesy of YouTube.

Redmond’s 2022 State of the City address looks toward the future

“We have opportunities before us that don’t come around often,” said Mayor Angela Birney.

Mayor Angela Birney speaks at Redmond’s State of the City address on March 31. Courtesy of YouTube.
Courtesy of Bridget Howley.

Former CEO to speak on “Small Business: The Good, Bad & Ugly”

Mark Howley will speak about small business ownership on May 4 at River Trail Roasters.

Courtesy of Bridget Howley.
Courtesy of SoulFood CoffeeHouse.

SoulFood CoffeeHouse starts a fundraiser amid COVID-19 challenges

The goal is to get rid of the debt that was taken on during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Courtesy of SoulFood CoffeeHouse.
A map showing vehicle detour routes for NE 60th Street. Courtesy of Sound Transit.

Ongoing road closures due to downtown Redmond light rail extension

Sound Transit has set up detours, and plans for a temporary off-ramp for SR 520 Eastbound in June.

A map showing vehicle detour routes for NE 60th Street. Courtesy of Sound Transit.
Courtesy of the city of Redmond.

Hop into spring with Beat the Bunny 5k

The race will take place on April 2 at 10:00 a.m., with a free kids’ dash starting at 9:30 a.m.

Courtesy of the city of Redmond.
Redmond Library. Courtesy of City of Redmond.

City of Redmond seeks volunteer to serve on Library Board of Trustees

Library board members are appointed five-year terms, with a two-term limit.

Redmond Library. Courtesy of City of Redmond.
Princess Buttercup enjoying some fresh air and green grass. Courtesy of Facebook.

Princess Buttercup, the bunny at Farrel-McWhirter Farm Park, passes away

Buttercup leaves behind her partner Newton, her caretakers, and the many beloved park visitors.

Princess Buttercup enjoying some fresh air and green grass. Courtesy of Facebook.
U.S. Department of Justice. Courtesy image

Redmond man sentenced for selling fake COVID-19 vaccines

Johnny T. Stine sold his fake COVID-19 vaccines for $400-1,000 each.

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File photo.

Local officials and organizations looking to reinstate greenhouse gas emission reduction targets

An amendment to HB 1099 removed greenhouse gas emissions and vehicle miles traveled reductions.

File photo.
Igor Soloydenko, who said he identifies as Russian, holds a sign urging “Peace for Ukraine” at a ceremony Feb. 25 in Federal Way. Soloydenko said: “There’s just so much shame. I feel helpless in the way I cannot change anything in my home country. It was unimaginable that Russia would do such a thing.” Olivia Sullivan/Sound Publishing

Ukrainian Honorary Consul speaks out about Russian invasion of Ukraine

“As long as we breathe, as long as our hearts beat, we’re going to protect our land,” said Valeriy Goloborodko.

Igor Soloydenko, who said he identifies as Russian, holds a sign urging “Peace for Ukraine” at a ceremony Feb. 25 in Federal Way. Soloydenko said: “There’s just so much shame. I feel helpless in the way I cannot change anything in my home country. It was unimaginable that Russia would do such a thing.” Olivia Sullivan/Sound Publishing
Early rendering image of the Marymoor Cricket Community Park. Courtesy of Major Cricket League.

King County passes Motion of Support for Marymoor Cricket Community Park

The pitch would address the lack of a first class cricket facility in the region.

Early rendering image of the Marymoor Cricket Community Park. Courtesy of Major Cricket League.