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Redmond man shot by police charged with burglary, assault

A Redmond man who was shot twice by a Redmond Police officer has been charged with first-degree burglary and two counts of second-degree assault after he went on a drunken rampage, armed with a large knife.

Redmond encourages ‘green’ building with new program

To encourage residential builders to “build green,” the City of Redmond is instituting the Green Residential Permitting Pilot Program. The city has heard from Redmond residents that they expect new development to be environmentally sensitive. That extends not only to preserving environmentally critical areas and mature trees — as Redmond already does — but also constructing buildings with a reduced environmental footprint. This program encourages exactly that.

  • Jun 14, 2008

Writer’s Retreat coming up June 21

The summer Northwest Writer’s Retreat will be held Saturday, June 21, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., at the South 47 Farm in Redmond.

  • Jun 14, 2008

Rising diesel costs prompt King County to call for audit of Metro Transit

The impact of sharply rising diesel fuel costs prompted the Metropolitan King County Council to unanimously call for a performance audit of King County Metro Transit to identify more efficient business processes and ensure the best allocation of resources in order to maintain levels of service. “Skyrocketing fuel costs may soon lead the County Executive to propose a fuel surcharge or fare increase for Metro Transit,” said Councilmember Larry Phillips. “Before we entertain such action, we need to assure bus riders that we are identifying every cost-savings and efficiency in the transit system.”

  • Jun 12, 2008

Mystery behind Redmond Way Everything Party sign holders unravelled

For several weeks, passers-by on Redmond Way have noticed two men standing in front of the Everything Party store, holding a sign referring to a labor dispute and proclaiming, “Everything Party hurts our community.” On June 6, a Redmond Reporter staff member approached the sign holders and asked them about the labor dispute and how the store was hurting the community. They said they didn’t speak English, but offered a flyer from the Pacific Northwest Regional Council of Carpenters. The flyer stated, “The Pacific NW Regional Council of Carpenters has a labor dispute with Heiberg Inc., which is a sub-contractor for SD Deacon at the Landing in Renton. Heiberg Inc. does not meet area labor standards, including providing or fully paying for family healthcare and pension for all of its carpenter craft employees.”

  • Jun 12, 2008

Volunteer appreciation picnic to be held June 20

The Lake Washington School District, Lake Washington Schools Foundation and AXA Financial Advisors will host a volunteer appreciation picnic and pilot lunch for a district-wide program called LINKS (Looking Into the Needs of Kids and Schools). The picnic takes place from 4-6 p.m., Friday, June 20, at Einstein Elementary School, 18025 NE 116th St.

  • Jun 12, 2008
Friday night bicycle races has returned to the banked oval track of the Group Health Velodrome at King County’s Marymoor Park. With up to nine races a night

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  • Jun 12, 2008
Friday night bicycle races has returned to the banked oval track of the Group Health Velodrome at King County’s Marymoor Park. With up to nine races a night

NEWS BRIEFS

Daily Bread to hold grand opening

  • Jun 12, 2008

POLICE BLOTTER

Monday, June 9

  • Jun 12, 2008

Party Patrol on the prowl

A total of 143 people were arrested or cited on a variety of charges on the nights of Friday and Saturday, June 6-7, the first weekend of Party Patrol for 2008.

  • Jun 12, 2008

Cyber abuse seminar set for June 18

Parents will learn how to protect their children from cyber abuse and risks at a free seminar Wednesday, June 18, hosted by Youth Eastside Services (YES).

  • Jun 12, 2008

Redmond man shot by police charged with burglary, assault

A Redmond man who was shot twice by a Redmond Police officer has been charged with first-degree burglary and two counts of second-degree assault after he went on a drunken rampage, armed with a large knife.

  • Jun 12, 2008
Sisters Maya and Selina Adelman work with other students at a beading “creation station
Sisters Maya and Selina Adelman work with other students at a beading “creation station
Paul Delgado holds his daughter
Paul Delgado holds his daughter

Redmond church to plant tree in honor of 98-year-old resident

In celebration of Waneta Shawhan’s 98th birthday, RedWood Family Church has organized a tree planting party at Perrigo Community Park, 9011 196th Ave. NE. The party begins at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 14 and lasts until 4 p.m.

  • Jun 11, 2008
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Redmond Library offers prizes for young readers

One day, your kids are jumping for joy because school’s out for the summer. The next day, they’re whining, “I’m bored.” Before they get too “antsy,” sign them up for the King County Library System’s (KCLS) Summer Reading Program, titled “Catch the Reading Bug.”

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Two-time breast cancer survivor Vickie Mason celebrates while walking with others on the Survivor Lap at the American Cancer Society’s Redmond/Kirkland Relay for Life at Redmond High School last Saturday. For more photos
Two-time breast cancer survivor Vickie Mason celebrates while walking with others on the Survivor Lap at the American Cancer Society’s Redmond/Kirkland Relay for Life at Redmond High School last Saturday. For more photos
The Bear Creek boys basketball coach Scott Moe cuts down the net after the Grizzlies won the tri-district championship in March and earned the program’s first berth to the state tournament.

Bear Creek basketball coach leads team from cellar to state tourney

Four years ago, The Bear Creek boys’ basketball team was in shambles. The Grizzlies, in their 2004-2005 campaign, did not win a single league game and won only one other contest all season, which was on par with their previous years — the team only won a total of four games from 2001-2005. Enter Scott Moe. The Grizzlies, led by a strong core of seniors in guard Nate Castle and forwards Jimmy Rehfeld and Garrett Bensen, went undefeated in the 2B Sea-Tac League on the way to their first league crown and won 20 games for the first time.

The Bear Creek boys basketball coach Scott Moe cuts down the net after the Grizzlies won the tri-district championship in March and earned the program’s first berth to the state tournament.

Redmond’s ‘build green’ program to be presented June 19

To encourage residential builders to "build green," the City of Redmond is instituting the Green Residential Permitting Pilot Program. The city has heard from Redmond residents that they expect new development to be environmentally sensitive. That extends not only to preserving environmentally critical areas and mature trees — as Redmond already does — but also constructing buildings with a reduced environmental footprint. This program encourages exactly that.

  • Jun 11, 2008

King County receives proposed amendments to ‘constitution’

Every 10 years, a citizen commission reviews the King County Charter and recommends charter amendments for the King County Council to place before voters to update the county’s “constitution.” This is one of those years and the council, last week, received proposed amendments to be considered for the November general election ballot.

  • Jun 11, 2008