Samantha Pak

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.

 

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.

Redmond Town Center sells for $192 million

Major additions will happen over time but in the immediate timeline, $12 million has been earmarked for cosmetic purposes.

Come for the conversation, stay for the friendships | Windows and Mirrors

Talk Time classes allow English language learners to practice their speaking and conversation skills.

Helping neurodivergent students navigate higher education | Windows and Mirrors

The Neurodiversity Navigators program at Bellevue College offers various services to students who are on the autism spectrum.

Changing systems doesn’t happen overnight | Windows and Mirrors

It’s been a year since the Menchie’s incident and here is what the city of Kirkland has been working on since then.

From a place of respect | Windows and Mirrors

What does it mean to share your culture with others?

Mental health: One size does not fit all | Windows and Mirrors

The challenges of providing mental health services for communities of color.

Professionals in a second language | Windows and Mirrors

What is it like to pursue a career in a language that is not your first?