Samantha Pak

From left to right: Redmond paramedic/firefighter Terry Houghton

Drawn to the paramedic field, Redmond High’s Smith will attend Congress of Future Medical Leaders

Since he was a young boy, Drew Smith has known what he wanted to do when he got older.

  • May 11, 2016
From left to right: Redmond paramedic/firefighter Terry Houghton
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KING 5 trio and Eastside residents, file their final reports, look forward to retirement

For broadcast journalists who are on TV regularly, it is not uncommon for people to approach them as if they know them and treat them as members of their immediate community.

  • May 6, 2016
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The Redmond High School Studio Jazz Orchestra recently performed at Carnegie Hall as part of MidAmerica Productions’ Ensemble Spotlight series. Courtesy photo

Redmond High School student musicians impress crowd at Carnegie Hall

In the music world, Carnegie Hall in New York is considered one of the premier stages for a performer.

  • May 6, 2016
The Redmond High School Studio Jazz Orchestra recently performed at Carnegie Hall as part of MidAmerica Productions’ Ensemble Spotlight series. Courtesy photo
Redmond Mayor John Marchione gives his state of the city address at the Seattle Marriott Redmond. The event was put on by OneRedmond. Samantha Pak

Mayor Marchione gives State of the City address at OneRedmond breakfast

The City of Redmond is not the same as how it was when Mayor John Marchione was growing up — or even from 5-10 years ago.

  • May 3, 2016
Redmond Mayor John Marchione gives his state of the city address at the Seattle Marriott Redmond. The event was put on by OneRedmond. Samantha Pak
The City of Redmond. Courtesy Graphic

Redmond’s water supply safe to drink, city to conduct annual testing this summer

In light of recent concerns over lead in regional drinking water, the City of Redmond is stepping up its efforts to test the local water supply.

  • Apr 29, 2016
The City of Redmond. Courtesy Graphic
A Goddard School student puts the finishing touches on her class’s rendition of Vincent van Gogh’s “The Starry Night.” Courtesy photo

Redmond area Goddard Schools hold art auction for a good cause

For five years, the two Goddard School locations in the Redmond area have held art auctions featuring students' artwork, with proceeds going to a good cause.

  • Apr 29, 2016
A Goddard School student puts the finishing touches on her class’s rendition of Vincent van Gogh’s “The Starry Night.” Courtesy photo
The City of Redmond. Courtesy Graphic

Phase II of Redmond Central Connector begins this week, completion scheduled for end of the year

Earlier this week, the City of Redmond broke ground on the next segment of the Redmond Central Connector (RCC) trail.

  • Apr 28, 2016
The City of Redmond. Courtesy Graphic
A decorative heart emblazoned with the word “Love” hangs on the From Rags to Riches storefront in January. Redmond Reporter file photo

No charges filed in Rags to Riches KKK robe case

It has been a little more than three months since a man dropped off Ku Klux Klan-like (KKK) garments at Leona Coakley-Spring's consignment store, but the aftereffects of the incident still linger.

  • Apr 27, 2016
A decorative heart emblazoned with the word “Love” hangs on the From Rags to Riches storefront in January. Redmond Reporter file photo
Ellie Wilson (left) and Levi DeTienne are working to build Treelight Village

Redmond residents raising money for low-income Treelight Village community

For a number of years, homelessness has been a growing issue in Redmond and the greater Puget Sound area.

  • Apr 23, 2016
Ellie Wilson (left) and Levi DeTienne are working to build Treelight Village
Amanda Lang of Forbid Me Not Photography started the Eastside Business Networking for Women Facebook group. Courtesy of Forbid Me Not Photography

Redmond’s Lang starts networking group for women in business

Owning a business is not easy but one thing that can help with the challenges of being the boss is networking with others who have been or are there.

  • Apr 22, 2016
Amanda Lang of Forbid Me Not Photography started the Eastside Business Networking for Women Facebook group. Courtesy of Forbid Me Not Photography
Participant Emma Coopersmith (left) and instructor Jane Chapin are all smiles with Star the horse at Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center’s annual horse show. Courtesy of Sugar Sand Photography.

Redmond’s Little Bit to hold auction fundraising event Saturday

Since it was founded in 1976, Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center in Redmond has worked to improve the bodies, minds and spirits of people with disabilities through equine-assisted therapies and activities.

  • Apr 21, 2016
Participant Emma Coopersmith (left) and instructor Jane Chapin are all smiles with Star the horse at Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center’s annual horse show. Courtesy of Sugar Sand Photography.
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Tulip Ride for Seattle Humane set to begin Saturday at Blazing Bagels in Redmond

Motorcycles and pets. A seemingly unusual combination, but come tomorrow, the two will come together for a good cause.

  • Apr 15, 2016
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Gonzales with kids.

Redmond’s Gonzales shares stories behind the Syrian refugee crisis

When the Syrian refugee crisis broke out, the topic was big, complex and confusing for Giselle Gonzales.

  • Apr 15, 2016
Gonzales with kids.
Rizwan Dhanani

Redmond police search for missing man following Celtic Bayou fire

The Redmond Police Department (RPD) is searching for a man who may have information on the March 31 Celtic Bayou restaurant fire at 7281 W. Lake Sammamish Pkwy.

  • Apr 12, 2016
Rizwan Dhanani
Redmond 10-year-old Felicity Ng displays her artwork that was used on the White House Easter Egg Roll program. Samantha Pak
Redmond 10-year-old Felicity Ng displays her artwork that was used on the White House Easter Egg Roll program. Samantha Pak
Evergreen Middle School student Moiz Chawdhary and health teacher Paul Blair

Evergreen student learns Heimlich in class, performs it while babysitting

In the eighth-grade health classes at Evergreen Middle School (EMS) in King County near Redmond, one of the things students learn about is basic first aid.

Evergreen Middle School student Moiz Chawdhary and health teacher Paul Blair
Redmond Police Chief Ron Gibson’s last day on the job will be Thursday. He has worked in law enforcement for 36 and a half years.

Redmond Police Chief Gibson is ready for retirement

Since he was a junior in high school, Redmond Police Chief Ron Gibson knew he wanted a career in law enforcement.

Redmond Police Chief Ron Gibson’s last day on the job will be Thursday. He has worked in law enforcement for 36 and a half years.
Joshua Kohn (center) was recently recognized as a President’s Cabinet Award recipient with Verizon in Switzerland.

Redmond Verizon’s Kohn earns President’s Cabinet Award

Joshua Kohn has always set high goals for himself.

Joshua Kohn (center) was recently recognized as a President’s Cabinet Award recipient with Verizon in Switzerland.
King County Executive Dow Constantine delivers his State of the County address at Redmond City Hall on Monday.

Constantine’s State of the County address focuses on growth and transportation

The greater Puget Sound area’s population is on the rise and the local and regional communities need to prepare for this growth.

King County Executive Dow Constantine delivers his State of the County address at Redmond City Hall on Monday.
Video game developers from Colabee Studios interview a Ukrainian woman for their cultural research for their upcoming game

Redmond-based Colabee’s ‘The Forest Song’ connects gamers with world cultures | SLIDESHOW

In the ever-growing world of video games, there are a variety of genres for gamers to enjoy.

Video game developers from Colabee Studios interview a Ukrainian woman for their cultural research for their upcoming game