Samantha Pak

King County Council member Kathy Lambert speaks to Redmond Ridge-area residents at a rally on Saturday. Courtesy of Sai Ramanath

Residents concerned about potential pot facilities on Redmond Ridge

On Monday, King County Council is scheduled to vote on a zoning code measure that includes an amendment that could bring marijuana growing and processing plants to urban reserves.

King County Council member Kathy Lambert speaks to Redmond Ridge-area residents at a rally on Saturday. Courtesy of Sai Ramanath

Five candidates running for Congressional District 1 seat in primary

In the upcoming primary election, there are five candidates running for the Congressional District 1 representative position.

This violence against and mistreatment of others must stop | Reporter’s Notebook

As a community newspaper, it is our job to report the news of the community.

A member of the community gives Redmond police officer Dan Smith a hug following the Dallas shooting. Courtesy of the Redmond Police Department

Local law enforcement respond to Dallas shooting

On July 7, five police officers in Dallas were shot and killed by a lone sniper who specifically targeted law enforcement during a peaceful protest.

A member of the community gives Redmond police officer Dan Smith a hug following the Dallas shooting. Courtesy of the Redmond Police Department
Cyclists participate in the criterium races at Derby Days in downtown Redmond. Courtesy of Amany Aamir

Thousands gather downtown for 76th Annual Derby Days festival | SLIDESHOW

All day Saturday, downtown Redmond was busy with activity as local residents gathered for the 76th Annual Derby Days Summer Festival.

Cyclists participate in the criterium races at Derby Days in downtown Redmond. Courtesy of Amany Aamir
Ramiro Valderrama

From education to traffic congestion, Valderrama is focused on giving citizens a voice

Ramiro Valderrama first became involved in local civic issues when he and other Sammamish residents were concerned about some of the road construction happening in their city.

Ramiro Valderrama
Robert Malsch faces Judge Mary Roberts with his attorney Colleen Hartl in court on Friday afternoon. Samantha Pak

Malsch sentenced to 125 months in prison for vehicular homicide, other charges

The scene in courtroom W-905 at the King County Courthouse Friday afternoon was emotional as Robert Malsch was sentenced to 125 months in prison.

Robert Malsch faces Judge Mary Roberts with his attorney Colleen Hartl in court on Friday afternoon. Samantha Pak

As child-luring investigation continues, Redmond police, YES offer stranger-danger tips for families

Redmond police are still searching for a man who is suspected of trying to lure a child at Redmond Town Center on June 19.

County rep: ‘Good plan in place’ to control Marymoor concerts noise

The first month of the Marymoor Park Concert series is complete and organizers are continuing to work on controlling the noise.

Robert Scoble speaks to the crowd at the Eastside Leadership Conference at Microsoft on Friday.

Eastside Leadership Conference at Microsoft focuses on technology of the future

Technology was the name of the game at this year's Eastside Leadership Conference.

Robert Scoble speaks to the crowd at the Eastside Leadership Conference at Microsoft on Friday.
Danu Sherpa visits with a child in Nepal during his recent trip back to his homeland. He is a City of Redmond employee. Courtesy photo

Sherpa returns to homeland of Nepal to check on family, children

When Nepal was hit by a 7.8-magnitude earthquake on April 25, 2015, Danu Sherpa didn't even have to think about it; he knew he had to go back to his home country.

Danu Sherpa visits with a child in Nepal during his recent trip back to his homeland. He is a City of Redmond employee. Courtesy photo
Brewhouse Provisions owner Glenn Rollolazo refills a bin of hops at his Redmond store.

Rollolazo pours his Brewhouse Provisions business ingredients into Redmond

Over the years, there have been a number of breweries that have opened in Redmond.

Brewhouse Provisions owner Glenn Rollolazo refills a bin of hops at his Redmond store.
Ben Phelps

Public education, criminal justice reform and more are issues on Phelps’ docket

Ben Phelps has always been politically minded.

Ben Phelps
Joan McBride

Incumbent McBride focused on affordable housing, tolling rules and public records

When Joan McBride (D-Kirkland) decided to run for a state legislator position two years ago, it was because she was concerned about what was happening at the state level.

Joan McBride

Redmond joins cities around the world for Make Music Day on June 21

The City of Redmond is joining hundreds of cities around the world for Make Music Day on Tuesday.

  • Jun 20, 2016

‘We fight on and we have pride in who we are’: LGBT community reacts to Orlando shooting

On Sunday, Calvin Goings woke up at around 7 a.m. to go for a run before going to church.

  • Jun 17, 2016

Local Muslims stand together with LGBT community following Orlando attack

From the moment authorities — and the general public — learned that the shooter in the Orlando nightclub massacre last weekend had ties to the terrorist group ISIS, there has been a rise in anti-Muslim sentiment and Islamophobia.

  • Jun 17, 2016
Redmond United Methodist Church pastor Lara Bolger speaks at Sunday’s Interfaith Friendship Iftar Dinner. Courtesy photo

Pacifica Institute and Redmond United Methodist come together for Interfaith dinner

A group of about 130 people gathered at Redmond United Methodist Church (RUMC) for dinner on Sunday evening.

  • Jun 17, 2016
Redmond United Methodist Church pastor Lara Bolger speaks at Sunday’s Interfaith Friendship Iftar Dinner. Courtesy photo
MAPS in Redmond held a press conference Monday morning to discuss the threats the mosque received Sunday evening.

MAPS in Redmond threatened; mosque and police heighten security

There was increased security at the Muslim Association of Puget Sound (MAPS) mosque in Redmond Sunday evening after police were informed of a possible threat.

  • Jun 16, 2016
MAPS in Redmond held a press conference Monday morning to discuss the threats the mosque received Sunday evening.
It all adds up: Tesla STEM High’s Cat Raggi is drawn toward mathematics. Samantha Pak

Tesla STEM’s Raggi enjoys math and helping others

For a while, whenever she was bored, Cat Raggi would write numbers in a notebook — specifically, multiples of seven.

  • Jun 10, 2016
It all adds up: Tesla STEM High’s Cat Raggi is drawn toward mathematics. Samantha Pak