Samantha Pak

Trump’s executive orders bring out the human side of the country

In the two weeks since he was sworn in, President Donald Trump has wasted no time in signing executive order after executive order to make… Continue reading

Redmond firefighters lend a hand to Camp Unity Eastside; homeless encampment sets up at St. Jude Catholic Church

When members of the Redmond Fire Department (RFD) stopped by Camp Unity Eastside while they were in Kirkland, it started out as a meeting to… Continue reading

SafeSchools Alert offers additional services to LWSD

Students, staff and parents in Lake Washington School District (LWSD) now have multiple ways to report tips on bullying, harassment or other threats to school… Continue reading

Tesla STEM team vies for national award with ‘Take Me There’ app

The ability to get around in day-to-day life is something many in the able-bodied community do not think about much. But for those living with… Continue reading

‘Turning anger into action’: About 175,000 people, including locals, show strength at Women’s March on Seattle

Last Saturday, about 175,000 people from the greater Puget Sound area, including Redmond and the Eastside, gathered in Seattle for the Women’s March on Seattle.… Continue reading

Evergreen students voice concerns about Redmond watershed at City Council meeting

While learning about the environment is not unusual in a sixth-grade science class, educators at Evergreen Middle School (EMS) near Redmond are taking their curriculum… Continue reading

Locals will be attending tomorrow’s Women’s March on Seattle

Thousands are expected to turn out for tomorrow’s Women’s March on Seattle. The 3.6-mile march will begin at 10 a.m. at Judkins Park at 2150… Continue reading

Finding its Groove: Local band to get funky at Firehouse tonight

Playing an instrument in school for many students typically does not go beyond just that. But for a number of students, those years playing in… Continue reading

The Landing offers overnight shelter for young adults in Redmond

Editor’s note: This is part one in a monthlong series on Eastside homelessness. Just as tackling homelessness means more than just giving people a place… Continue reading

It’s cold out there: Experts offer tips on dealing with chilly weather

With winter in full swing, the cold weather is showing no sign of stopping any time soon. When it comes to dealing with the chill,… Continue reading

School success: LWSD named to AP District Honor Roll

For the third year in a row, Lake Washington School District (LWSD) has been named to the College Board’s annual AP District Honor Roll. The… Continue reading

Redmond Library’s programming reflects diverse local population

As the City of Redmond becomes more diverse, the programming at the Redmond Library has come to reflect this. From world language story times to… Continue reading

New Redmond Police Foundation to help citizens and businesses support local law enforcement

About six months ago, a group of concerned citizens in Redmond began talking about how they wanted to support their police department. After approaching the… Continue reading

MAPS’s American Muslim Empowerment Network to hold ‘Make Your Voice Heard’ workshop

While discrimination, hate crimes and Islamophobia are not new in the United States, the country has seen an increase in recent months. To address these… Continue reading

Teens team up with Studio C members to aid refugee families

Standing in line for long periods of time to meet a favorite celebrity is not unusual, but to stand in line for upwards of an… Continue reading

Council member Kimberly Allen to step down Jan. 31

Redmond City Council member Kimberly Allen will resign from her position, effective Jan. 31. Allen, who serves in City Council Pos. 4, cited her job… Continue reading

Redmond Ridge’s Goddard School receives Circle of Excellence Award

The Goddard School in Redmond Ridge has received the Circle of Excellence Award for the fifth year in a row. The award, which is presented… Continue reading

EvergreenHealth’s Johnson receives Nurse of the Year award

Susan Johnson had known what she wanted to be when she grew up since she was 4 years old and would draw pictures of herself… Continue reading

Eastside law enforcement agencies collaborate to tackle property crimes

Around 2004, automobile theft was on the rise in Redmond and throughout the Puget Sound region. Cmdr. Shari Francois with the Redmond Police Department (RPD)… Continue reading

UPDATE| New MAPS sign vandalized one week after installation

The new sign at the Muslim Association of Puget Sound (MAPS) in Redmond was vandalized early Saturday morning. According to a press release from the… Continue reading