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World’s longest surviving kidney patient dies

Mercer Island resident Nancy Spaeth went on dialysis at age 18 and received four kidney transplants.

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Redmond’s Silver Cloud Inn was purchased by county to become permanent supportive housing for the chronically homeless. Sound Publishing file photo

Top concerns of Redmond residents include homelessness, cost of living, growth

City releases annual community survey results

Redmond’s Silver Cloud Inn was purchased by county to become permanent supportive housing for the chronically homeless. Sound Publishing file photo
The “Mini-O” is a miniature outdoor office built to be easily relocated. Courtesy photo

Kirkland, Redmond businesses among those at 2022 Seattle Home and Garden Show

Event runs Feb. 26 to March 6 at the Lumen Field Event Center.

The “Mini-O” is a miniature outdoor office built to be easily relocated. Courtesy photo
Redmond Watershed Preserve. Courtesy of Washington Trails Association.

City of Redmond seeks volunteers for Parks and Trails Commission

The position is a four-year term and those interested are encouraged to apply by March 4.

Redmond Watershed Preserve. Courtesy of Washington Trails Association.
Common themes from Eastside communities regarding ways to improve transit service. Courtesy of King County Metro.

King County Metro and Sound Transit seek feedback from Eastside residents

2 Line light rail link to serve 10 new stations by 2023.

Common themes from Eastside communities regarding ways to improve transit service. Courtesy of King County Metro.
In King County, fentanyl is most commonly seen in blue, greenish, or pale colored counterfeit pills. Photo courtesy of King County.

County files homicide charges in Kirkland fentanyl overdose case

Defendant accused of selling blue M30 fentanyl pills to clients after victim died in his apartment.

In King County, fentanyl is most commonly seen in blue, greenish, or pale colored counterfeit pills. Photo courtesy of King County.
Photo courtesy of Lake Washington School District

Lake Washington School District votes on levy renewals

The proposed levies would help provide full funding to schools.

Photo courtesy of Lake Washington School District
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RHS fastpitch program hosts electronic recycling drive

Donations benefit the fastpitch program.

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COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

LWSD returns to in-person learning with updated COVID-19 guidelines

New protocols come from the expertise of King County health department.

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
Courtesy of Redmond High School

Redmond High School extends remote learning due to COVID-19 and staffing shortages

RHS is one of a handful of schools within the district that has switched to remote learning.

Courtesy of Redmond High School
Photo courtesy of Lake Washington School District

Lake Washington School District places three levies on the Feb. 8 ballot

The exisiting levies, which expire in February, help fully fund the 57 schools within the district.

Photo courtesy of Lake Washington School District
Blood donations drop due to school closures

Blood donations drop due to school closures

Bloodworks Northwest requires 1,000 donations a day to maintain a stable blood supply

Blood donations drop due to school closures
90-year-old Life Care resident recovering after testing positive for COVID-19

90-year-old Life Care resident recovering after testing positive for COVID-19

Geneva Wood remains in isolation at Harborview Medical Center.

90-year-old Life Care resident recovering after testing positive for COVID-19
CDC: Life Care staff worked in multiple facilities and while symptomatic for COVID-19

CDC: Life Care staff worked in multiple facilities and while symptomatic for COVID-19

Staff members assisted in spreading coronavirus throughout long-term care facilities.

CDC: Life Care staff worked in multiple facilities and while symptomatic for COVID-19
Volodymyr Kvarshuk conducted his scheme at the Microsoft headquarters in Redmond. Jake Berg/staff photo

Former Microsoft employee convicted of 18 federal felonies

The software engineer stole more than $10 million from the company.

Volodymyr Kvarshuk conducted his scheme at the Microsoft headquarters in Redmond. Jake Berg/staff photo
Bloodworks Northwest reports drop in blood donations following coronavirus outbreak

Bloodworks Northwest reports drop in blood donations following coronavirus outbreak

The blood bank has lost 143 donations since March 1.

Bloodworks Northwest reports drop in blood donations following coronavirus outbreak
Family member of Bothell high staffer tests negative for COVID-19

Family member of Bothell high staffer tests negative for COVID-19

The school was closed on Feb. 27 and 28.

Family member of Bothell high staffer tests negative for COVID-19
Bothell High School remains closed due to caution over potential coronavirus | UPDATE

Bothell High School remains closed due to caution over potential coronavirus | UPDATE

So far there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19

Bothell High School remains closed due to caution over potential coronavirus | UPDATE
Theo Koshar, Janet McIntosh and Robin Kelley of the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery work to find road drains and clear them of leaves, outside the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery in Issaquah, WA on Feb. 6, 2020. Mitchell Atencio/Staff Photo

Rapid rainfall has led to flooding, impacting all parts of King County.

County warns residents to obey barricades for safety.

Theo Koshar, Janet McIntosh and Robin Kelley of the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery work to find road drains and clear them of leaves, outside the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery in Issaquah, WA on Feb. 6, 2020. Mitchell Atencio/Staff Photo