Election crunch time: Frosted presidential candidate cookies prove to be a big hit

The sheer volume and viciousness of the down-to-the-wire election coverage probably isn’t making you think of “sugar and spice and everything nice.”

Man who worked at Microsoft faces 20-26 years in prison for rape, criminal impersonation

A 27-year-old Bellevue man who worked at Microsoft faces 20 to 26 years in prison for impersonating a police officer to force a woman to have sex with him at an apartment in Redmond earlier this month.

Reporter takes home three WNPA awards

The Redmond Reporter recently took home three Better Newspaper Contest Awards from the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association (WNPA).

  • Oct 30, 2008

Public hearing slated for Nov. 5

The City of Redmond Planning Commission is continuing its public hearing at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5 in the City Hall Council Chambers, 15670 NE 85th St.

  • Oct 30, 2008

Friends of Youth opens new facility in Kirkland

Celebrating the opening of their fifth transitional living program in the Puget Sound, Redmond-based non-profit Friends of Youth welcomed residents and elected officials to a tour of the newly-renovated facility earlier this month.

  • Oct 30, 2008

Former mayor vs. first-time candidate

This year’s contest for Position 2 in the 48th Legislative District features Democratic Rep. Deb Eddy and Republican challenger Ron Fuller.

Inslee, Ishmael ready for rematch

The race for United States Representative in the First Congressional District features a Democratic incumbent who would rather wage war against global warming than Iraq and a Republican candidate who is preaching for fiscal responsibility and deregulating health care.

Former Air Force pilot hoping to spoil Hunter’s House reign

Voters in the Eastside’s 48th Legislature District will hit the polls on Nov. 4 to elect a state representative to serve parts of Bellevue, Kirkland, Redmond, and all of Medina, Clyde Hill, Yarrow Point and Hunts Point area.

  • Oct 29, 2008

Redmond High School cheer coach dismissed; rumors swirl

Under the direction of Galaxy Cheer’s Ronda Thomas, the Redmond High School (RHS) cheer squad won its first-ever state championship at the WIAA (Washington Interscholastic Activities Association) competition last spring.

Four Lake Washington District schools honored

When Washington Superintendent of Public Instruction Terry Bergeson announced the winners of her second annual Schools of Distinction last week, four Lake Washington schools were among the 98 honorees.

  • Oct 27, 2008

Springer, Haistings address top issues

As the former Kirkland Mayor, Rep. Larry Springer has taken a pragmatic, fiscally conservative approach from the local to state level.

  • Oct 26, 2008

Goodman, Nixon working overtime

Vying for the chance to represent local residents from the state’s 45th Legislative District, Position 1, both former Rep. Toby Nixon, a Republican, and current Democratic Rep. Roger Goodman are hoping they’ll get the majority of voters to agree with their re-election to Olympia.

  • Oct 26, 2008

Police charge man who impersonated an officer to get free sex

Redmond Police filed charges of rape and criminal impersonation on Friday against a 27-year-old Bellevue man accused of impersonating a police officer to force women to have sex with him free.

  • Oct 24, 2008

King County cuts: Public safety, health are top concerns

Visiting one of the most densely populated parts of the county, County Council members listened late into the night Tuesday as neighborhood residents, dozens of county employees and non-profit agencies begged them not to slash funding and jobs at a budget hearing at Finn Hill Junior High School.

  • Oct 23, 2008

Books with Bite Tour to land in Redmond

The “Pitch Black: Books with Bite Tour” swoops down to Borders at Redmond Town Center, 16549 NE 74th St. at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29. Authors of vampire tales for teens and tweens will read book excerpts, answer questions and offer giveaways at the free event.

County Council passes safeguards for Sixty Acres Park

Sixty Acres Park in Redmond is the center of regional soccer in King County. It is also the hub of activities ranging from ultimate frisbee to rocketry and the flying of radio-controlled sailplanes.

  • Oct 23, 2008


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  • Oct 23, 2008

Residents weigh in on mayor’s budget proposal

REPORTER STAFF At a brief and orderly public hearing Tuesday, citizens offered comments and suggestions in response to Mayor John Marchione’s priorities for the City of Redmond’s 2009-10 budget.

  • Oct 23, 2008

Hopelink earns praise for helping the less fortunate

Nearly 1,500 guests gathered at Bellevue’s Meydenbauer Center Monday to hear speakers, including actor/activist Edward James Olmos, Sen. Maria Cantwell and former Washington first lady Mona Locke extol the virtues of the Redmond-based social service agency Hopelink — and to drive home the urgent message that the need to support Hopelink is greater than ever.

The Overlake School gearing up for annual auction

Parents, faculty and staff of The Overlake School in Redmond, along with many local businesses and families, are gearing up for the school’s annual benefit dinner auction, set for 4 p.m., Nov. 16, at the Hyatt Regency in Bellevue.

  • Oct 20, 2008