Samantha Pak

Redmond resident Marie Emerson studies a display at the City of Redmond's Transportation Master Plan update meeting Thursday evening. Emerson is a 13-year Redmond resident and often bikes or walks two and a half miles from her home to downtown Redmond.

Residents, city staff talk transportation at community meeting

Thursday's Transportation Master Plan update meeting was the second of three public meetings for City of Redmond staff to show the community their plans for the city's streets, public transportation, trails, bike lanes and anything else that helps people get from one place to another. This was also an opportunity for the public to provide some input as well.

Redmond resident Marie Emerson studies a display at the City of Redmond's Transportation Master Plan update meeting Thursday evening. Emerson is a 13-year Redmond resident and often bikes or walks two and a half miles from her home to downtown Redmond.
On April 3

Kids Journey Camp eases pain of scary disease for Redmond twins

Pilar Parker was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) on March 24 and with help from her family, she is not letting the scary disease dictate her lifestyle.

On April 3
Delhi 2 Dublin will perform at this year's Ananda Mela Joyful Festival of India

Cultural growth spurt: Annual festival in Redmond to celebrate Indian culture

Pat Pattabhiraman and his wife moved to Redmond almost 10 years ago from Vancouver, British Columbia.

Delhi 2 Dublin will perform at this year's Ananda Mela Joyful Festival of India
Redmond firefighters extinguished a two-alarm fire

No one injured in two-alarm apartment fire in Redmond; neighbors respond quickly to call 911 and evacuate buildings

No one was injured as firefighters extinguished a two-alarm fire at a Redmond apartment complex Thursday afternoon.

Redmond firefighters extinguished a two-alarm fire
On July 28

Rouhfar Dental in Redmond to offer one day of free dental services to children

On July 28, Leyla Rouhfar will be offering her dental services for free to children 14 years old and younger.

On July 28

Hopelink offices and emergency services center to change locations within Redmond

Hopelink is moving both its administrative offices and emergency services center to other locations in Redmond after two decades as a founding partner at Redmond's multi-tenant nonprofit Together Center (formerly the Family Resource Center).

Redmond resident Sally LaBay and her team

Redmond woman to hold yard sale on Saturday in honor of her late sister; proceeds will go toward fighting breast cancer

By the time doctors realized Amy Misiuk had breast cancer, it was too late.

Redmond resident Sally LaBay and her team
Renton resident David Fleming opened a 24-hour emergency animal hospital in downtown Redmond on May 28.

New 24-hour emergency animal hospital opens in downtown Redmond

David Fleming has wanted to be a veterinarian since he was in the fifth grade.

Renton resident David Fleming opened a 24-hour emergency animal hospital in downtown Redmond on May 28.
A new Goddard School is opening in at 4200 228th Ave. N.E. in unincorporated King County. From left

New Goddard school set to open this fall outside of Redmond

This fall, Redmond parents will have one more option for early education.

A new Goddard School is opening in at 4200 228th Ave. N.E. in unincorporated King County. From left
Students rehearse for the Redmond Academy of Theatre Arts’ debut performance

New performing arts school opens on Redmond Ridge

A new theater school has opened on Redmond Ridge for young aspiring thespians and performers.

Students rehearse for the Redmond Academy of Theatre Arts’ debut performance
KING 5 anchor Dennis Bounds moved to Redmond in 1991 and all three of his adult children attended Lake Washington School District schools.

KING 5’s Dennis Bounds to be Grand Marshal of Derby Days Grand Parade on Saturday

Throughout the Northwest, Dennis Bounds is known as one of the popular evening anchors on KING 5.

KING 5 anchor Dennis Bounds moved to Redmond in 1991 and all three of his adult children attended Lake Washington School District schools.

Redmond Police Department to close substation at town center: Services will be moved to Public Safety Building

As of Friday, July 8, the Redmond Police Department's (RPD) substation in Redmond Town Center has closed.

Chuck Collins

With ongoing budget cuts, energy efficiency program at LWSD saves district millions

With budget cuts trickling down from the state year after year, the Lake Washington School District (LWSD) has been participating in an energy program that has saved them millions of dollars.

Chuck Collins
Redmond resident Koloud Tarapolsi shows off an Arabic alphabet poster she created with the help of Jill Schmidt (not pictured). The poster is available at Zibbet.com

Redmond woman combines her love for art and heritage to create Arabic alphabet poster

Art has always been part of Redmond resident Koloud Tarapolsi's life.

Redmond resident Koloud Tarapolsi shows off an Arabic alphabet poster she created with the help of Jill Schmidt (not pictured). The poster is available at Zibbet.com
A map of Derby Days Summer Festival activities

Growing Derby Days Summer Festival ready to rock and roll

For nearly two decades, Alan and Shay Nohr have seen the Redmond’s Derby Days Summer Festival grow and grow each year. The Redmond couple began as sponsors for the festival’s Kids Parade, but in the last few years, their roles have grown as they now coordinate the event. A Derby Days tradition since the festival’s inception in 1940, the Kids Parade is one of the biggest attractions at the festival — which celebrates its 71st anniversary next week — and has particularly grown in the last few years.

A map of Derby Days Summer Festival activities
Redmond Ridge resident Sandeep Thomas has come a long way from his childhood in poverty-stricken India. The 19-year-old recently graduated from the Insight School of Washington and will attend the University of Washington-Bothell in the fall.

Insight graduate’s future shines bright despite tragic past: Redmond Ridge resident strives to help poverty-stricken kids thrive

Sandeep Thomas has come a long way from his humble — and horrific — beginnings.

Redmond Ridge resident Sandeep Thomas has come a long way from his childhood in poverty-stricken India. The 19-year-old recently graduated from the Insight School of Washington and will attend the University of Washington-Bothell in the fall.
On Monday

Lake Washington School District avoids teacher pay cuts, layoffs for 2011-12

The Lake Washington School District (LWSD) plans to offset the state's major budget cuts to education by using district levy funds, extending the school year and making small reductions in staff through attrition — not layoffs.

On Monday
Andy Kinard with Car Charging Group in Miami Beach

Electric vehicle charging station opens at Red 160 apartment complex in downtown Redmond

Electric vehicle drivers now have one more location in Redmond to charge their cars.

Andy Kinard with Car Charging Group in Miami Beach
Benjamin Rush Elementary School teacher Syd Mack drives a bulldozer as a treat for students during a groundbreaking ceremony for the school's new building. Mack has been with the school since it opened in 1970. At 65

Ben Rush in Redmond holds groundbreaking ceremony, construction on new school to begin this summer

Syd Mack has been teaching at Benjamin Rush Elementary School in Redmond since it opened in April 1970.

Benjamin Rush Elementary School teacher Syd Mack drives a bulldozer as a treat for students during a groundbreaking ceremony for the school's new building. Mack has been with the school since it opened in 1970. At 65
Mike Hilley (left) instructs residents from Tent City 4 at St. Jude Parish in Redmond in CPR Thursday evening. Hilley also answered residents' medical questions.

Tent City 4 residents receive CPR training from Redmond Fire

As a firefighter with the Redmond Fire Department, Mike Hilley is trained to respond to emergency situations and give medical help to anyone who may need it.

Mike Hilley (left) instructs residents from Tent City 4 at St. Jude Parish in Redmond in CPR Thursday evening. Hilley also answered residents' medical questions.