Samantha Pak

Volunteers attend planting events to help restore three parks on Green Redmond Day

Volunteers attend planting events to help restore three parks on Green Redmond Day

Wet weather was not enough to deter about 100 people from planting more than 700 trees, shrubs and other plants at three Redmond parks on… Continue reading

Volunteers attend planting events to help restore three parks on Green Redmond Day
Nair inspires others to enjoy science through STEM for Fun workshops

Nair inspires others to enjoy science through STEM for Fun workshops

As a kid, Milan Nair enjoyed science, but he noticed that not many of his peers felt the same way. Now as a senior at… Continue reading

Nair inspires others to enjoy science through STEM for Fun workshops
Employee giving program furthers Microsoft workers’ philanthropic impact

Employee giving program furthers Microsoft workers’ philanthropic impact

Part of Microsoft Corp’s mission is to help the world do more. For Iris Childress, a senior program manager for Enterprise Commerce at the Redmond-based… Continue reading

Employee giving program furthers Microsoft workers’ philanthropic impact
A middle school by any other name: Shakespeare reflects students’ lives at Rose Hill, other schools

A middle school by any other name: Shakespeare reflects students’ lives at Rose Hill, other schools

This year marks the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death. And while it has been more than four centuries since The Bard first wrote his… Continue reading

A middle school by any other name: Shakespeare reflects students’ lives at Rose Hill, other schools
Marc Goyette (left) and Tim Dewhurst helped save Alan Langman’s life after he went into sudden cardiac arrest. Langman helped save Goyette’s life 10 years ago when the latter went into sudden cardiac arrest.                                Samantha Pak, Redmond Reporter

Cardiac arrest survivor ‘pays it back’ 10 years later on Redmond soccer field

Alan Langman, Marc Goyette and Tim Dewhurst have been playing soccer together recreationally for more than 10 years.

Marc Goyette (left) and Tim Dewhurst helped save Alan Langman’s life after he went into sudden cardiac arrest. Langman helped save Goyette’s life 10 years ago when the latter went into sudden cardiac arrest.                                Samantha Pak, Redmond Reporter
Candidates vying for seats in 45th and 48th districts are focused on transportation, education funding, affordable housing and more

Candidates vying for seats in 45th and 48th districts are focused on transportation, education funding, affordable housing and more

With less than two weeks until election day, there has been much talk about the presidential race. But there are also a few local races in and around Redmond that are on the upcoming ballot. Here is a recap of the candidates who are running.

Candidates vying for seats in 45th and 48th districts are focused on transportation, education funding, affordable housing and more
If Sound Transit 3 passes

Redmond officials discuss the pros and cons of Sound Transit 3

In next month’s election, voters will be asked to approve a ballot measure that could expand mass transit throughout the Puget Sound area, including Redmond.

If Sound Transit 3 passes

Working smoke detectors help firefighters contain Redmond house fire and prevent major damage

There were no injuries from a townhome fire near the the 6400 block of 156th Place Northeast in Redmond Thursday night.

Gordon Rogers (left) discusses his experience and others’ at Rep. Suzan DelBene’s (right) first Veterans Advisory Board meeting at the VFW in Redmond.

DelBene forms advisory board to help improve veterans’ quality of life

For veterans, transitioning back to civilian life is not easy. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is supposed to help with this but that is not always the case.

Gordon Rogers (left) discusses his experience and others’ at Rep. Suzan DelBene’s (right) first Veterans Advisory Board meeting at the VFW in Redmond.
Election day is Nov. 8.

Candidates are focused on transportation, education funding and more

With less than two weeks until election day, there has been much talk about the presidential race.

Election day is Nov. 8.

Working smoke detectors help firefighters contain Redmond house fire and prevent major damage

Firefighters from Redmond, Kirkland and Bellevue responded to a 911 call at about 7:40 p.m. Thursday for a multi-family house fire near the 6400 block of 156th Place Northeast in Redmond.

Chef and Seattle-area native Mario Batali shares one of many food-related stories at Hopelink’s Reaching Out Luncheon on Monday at the Meydenbauer Convention Center in Bellevue. Samantha Pak

Batali shares penchant for public service at Hopelink Reaching Out luncheon

As a human services provider, Hopelink has helped families throughout King and Snohomish counties out of poverty and into more stable situations since 1971.

Chef and Seattle-area native Mario Batali shares one of many food-related stories at Hopelink’s Reaching Out Luncheon on Monday at the Meydenbauer Convention Center in Bellevue. Samantha Pak
DelBene forms advisory board to help improve veterans’ quality of life

DelBene forms advisory board to help improve veterans’ quality of life

For veterans, transitioning back to civilian life is not easy.

DelBene forms advisory board to help improve veterans’ quality of life
Redmond officials discuss the pros and cons of Sound Transit 3

Redmond officials discuss the pros and cons of Sound Transit 3

In next month’s election, voters will be asked to approve a ballot measure that could expand mass transit throughout the Puget Sound area, including Redmond.

Redmond officials discuss the pros and cons of Sound Transit 3
Chef and Seattle-area native Mario Batali shares one of many food-related stories at Hopelink’s Reaching Out Luncheon on Monday at the Meydenbauer Convention Center in Bellevue. Samantha Pak, Redmond Reporter

Batali shares penchant for public service at Hopelink Reaching Out luncheon

As a human services provider, Hopelink has helped families throughout King and Snohomish counties out of poverty and into more stable situations since 1971.

Chef and Seattle-area native Mario Batali shares one of many food-related stories at Hopelink’s Reaching Out Luncheon on Monday at the Meydenbauer Convention Center in Bellevue. Samantha Pak, Redmond Reporter
Marc Goyette (left) and Tim Dewhurst helped save Alan Langman’s life after he went into sudden cardiac arrest. Langman helped save Goyette’s life 10 years ago when the latter went into sudden cardiac arrest.Samantha Pak

Cardiac arrest survivor ‘pays it back’ 10 years later on Redmond soccer field

Alan Langman, Marc Goyette and Tim Dewhurst have been playing soccer together recreationally for more than 10 years.

Marc Goyette (left) and Tim Dewhurst helped save Alan Langman’s life after he went into sudden cardiac arrest. Langman helped save Goyette’s life 10 years ago when the latter went into sudden cardiac arrest.Samantha Pak
Christine and Seth Alexander

Alexander overcomes hearing impairment, prepares for fatherhood

When it comes to parenting, it is important for a mother or father to be able to understand their children.

Christine and Seth Alexander
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A new kind of Rockwell painting: School works to create an all-inclusive environment

As the student population at Norman Rockwell Elementary School in Redmond becomes increasingly diverse each year, the school is working to make sure all families feel like they belong.

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Redmond firefighters work to rescue a man from a Waste Management truck after he was dumped from a dumpster in downtown. Courtesy of Redmond Police Department

Redmond firefighters rescue man after being dumped into Waste Management truck

The Redmond Fire Department (RFD) responded to a 911 call at 6:16 a.m. Tuesday after a man who was presumably sleeping in a dumpster was inadvertently dropped into a Waste Management truck near Northeast 80th Street and Redmond Elementary School in downtown.

Redmond firefighters work to rescue a man from a Waste Management truck after he was dumped from a dumpster in downtown. Courtesy of Redmond Police Department
Leader Becky Pittman keeps track of her campers at Farrel-McWhirter Park in Redmond during a Nature Vision Outdoor Skills Camp in July. The kids focused on compass and mapping work.

Nature Vision receives SETAC award for environmental education

Next month, the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) will recognize Nature Vision for its contributions to environmental education.

Leader Becky Pittman keeps track of her campers at Farrel-McWhirter Park in Redmond during a Nature Vision Outdoor Skills Camp in July. The kids focused on compass and mapping work.