Samantha Pak

Medical Teams pivots to help with COVID-19 response in King, Snohomish counties

The organization has converted its dental fleet into a testing command center and emergency dental clinics.

 

Swedish, Microsoft develop CERA to improve hospitals’ response to COVID-19

The app is available for any health care provider to use.

 

Bellevue police town hall addresses racism stemming from COVID-19 outbreak

The virtual meeting was also translated into Mandarin.

 

DigiPen serves up hot food and more for school community with DragonDrop

The new delivery service was started in response to the COVID-19 outbreak as a way to serve students and staff amid remote learning.

Deserving respect for being human | Windows and Mirrors

Since the COVID-19 outbreak began, Asians and Asian Americans have been targeted. Here’s what’s been happening on the Eastside.

Life Care Center (LCC) of Kirkland is facing more than $600,000 in fines for its response to the COVID-19 outbreak in its facility. Samantha Pak/Sound Publishing

Life Care in Kirkland facing more than $600K in fines for COVID-19 response

The facility has until Sept. 16 to pay or address areas of concern or it will be terminated.

Life Care Center (LCC) of Kirkland is facing more than $600,000 in fines for its response to the COVID-19 outbreak in its facility. Samantha Pak/Sound Publishing

Eastsiders utilize technology to keep things running during COVID-19 outbreak

Technology and online habits have allowed businesses, city governments, nonprofits and residents to keep going while maintaining social distancing.

Gov. Jay Inslee discusses the COVID-19 pandemic and the state’s response during a press conference on Thursday, March 26. Screenshot

Inslee: Stay-at-home orders must continue to completely eliminate COVID-19

Slight decrease in rate of new coronavirus cases, but residents must continue to hunker down.

Gov. Jay Inslee discusses the COVID-19 pandemic and the state’s response during a press conference on Thursday, March 26. Screenshot

Now is the time to be kind to each other | Windows and Mirrors

As the COVID-19 outbreak continues, it is important for us to be there for others in our communities.

We need to think before we act | Windows and Mirrors

As coronavirus has led to xenophobia and racism against Asians, we should all stop and think before acting on our biases.

‘We can do the right thing’ | Windows and Mirrors

Clarence Moriwaki shares how we can stand up for each other and not have history repeat itself.

Clyde Ford speaks at Bellevue First United Methodist Church. One of the things he spoke about was how other countries have approached the topic of race and racism. Samantha Pak/staff photo

We need to, but how do we talk about race? | Windows and Mirrors

Racism is still an issue in this country. How can we have constructive conversations to move forward and heal?

Clyde Ford speaks at Bellevue First United Methodist Church. One of the things he spoke about was how other countries have approached the topic of race and racism. Samantha Pak/staff photo
The city of Redmond’s Census outreach work included an informational table at Redmond Lights in December 2019. Photo courtesy of city of Redmond

Redmond partners with community groups for Census outreach work

Census data is used to determine legislative and congressional representatives as well as how much federal funding a community receives.

The city of Redmond’s Census outreach work included an informational table at Redmond Lights in December 2019. Photo courtesy of city of Redmond

Vandenbrande retires after almost two decades at Redmond

The former planning director reflects on her 19 years at the city.

Swedish Redmond nurses, staff launch three-day strike

The strikers are among nearly 8,000 nurses and caregivers at Swedish-Providence locations throughout the region to strike.

Centro Cultural Mexicano exhibit opens doors to discussions on immigration, border issues

“Border Doors” features art by students who have visited the United States-Mexico border.

Working toward a more inclusive Redmond: Kritzer joins city council

Vanessa Kritzer ran for council hoping to make an impact at the local level.

A holistic approach to government: Forsythe joins Redmond City Council

The new councilmember hopes to address issues relating to the environment, infrastructure and representing all of Redmond.

United Methodist Church: To split or not to split | Windows and Mirrors

Local clergy from Eastside United Methodist Churches weigh in on the church’s future regarding LGBTQ+ inclusion.

CEAT builds trust between Redmond community and police

The group is an advisory council that informs the chief of police on various issues.