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Jordan Hazeur

Crime prevention in action

The 25th Annual National Night Out, a community crime prevention event, produced plenty of fun for Redmond neighbors — and two arrests.

  • Aug 7, 2008
Jordan Hazeur

Redmond boy to help raise money for Camp Korey

A 10-year-old Redmond boy, Connor Burshears is hosting a lemonade stand and bake sale to benefit Camp Korey, Saturday, Aug. 9 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Follow the signs to a multi-family garage sale on Union Hill Road, half a mile from Ames Lake Road. Many of the participating families will also donate proceeds from the garage sale to Connor’s fundraising project.

  • Aug 7, 2008

Riding for a reason

Allison Brucker said she is still recovering from last weekend’s Courage Classic Bicycle Tour, a three-day, 162-mile trek through three mountain passes.

Law aims to take a bite out of crime

King County now requires landlords in unincorporated areas to address drug crimes on their properties head-on instead of turning a blind eye.

  • Aug 7, 2008
King County Sheriff Sue Rahr said areas of unincorporated areas in northeast King County would be ‘terribly exposed’ to more crime because of the recent budget cuts.

King County Sheriff says budget cuts will lead to more crime

Parts of the Eastside could soon seem like the Wild, Wild West because of King County budget cuts that will significantly affect law enforcement.

King County Sheriff Sue Rahr said areas of unincorporated areas in northeast King County would be ‘terribly exposed’ to more crime because of the recent budget cuts.

Lake Wash., Issaquah schools’ Challenge Day slated for Aug. 23

Students from the Lake Washington and Issaquah School Districts, who are entering grades 8-12, are invited to Friends of Youth’s Challenge Day, either Wednesday, Aug. 20 or Thursday, Aug. 21 from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. The events takes place at Pine Lake Covenant Church in Sammamish. Cost is $25 per participant and includes lunch.

  • Aug 6, 2008
Joe Beattie

Solar panels installed at Evergreen Junior High

Redmond High School (RHS) had the first solar electric system of any school in King County. Since 2005, the six solar panels at RHS have created enough electricity to power about 60 homes for one day.

Joe Beattie

King County Bar Association issues ratings for judicial races

The King County Bar Association has rated nine candidates for judicial election as “exceptionally well qualified” for contested positions on the King County Superior and Washington State Supreme courts. An additional 12 judicial candidates appearing on the Aug. 19 primary ballot also received ratings from the organization.

  • Aug 6, 2008

King County gets multi-million dollar helicopter | Redmond Reporter News Briefs

A multi-million-dollar helicopter for crimefighting and search-and-rescue work has arrived in King County. The new Guardian One, a Bell 407 model officially unveiled by the county’s Sheriff Department during a media event last Wednesday at Boeing Field in Seattle, has a spotlight, infrared equipment, mapping software, and a downlink so a ground-based command post can see what the pilot sees, officials said.

  • Aug 6, 2008

Murdered woman had protection order against suicidal husband

The woman who was shot several times in the torso last week by her estranged husband outside of her Redmond apartment was identified as Melissa Batten, according to the King County Medical Examiner's office.

Three of the four Blue Angels begin their takeoff roll at Boeing Field in front of smoke released for dramatic effect. The Blue Angels were part of SeaFair weekend.
Three of the four Blue Angels begin their takeoff roll at Boeing Field in front of smoke released for dramatic effect. The Blue Angels were part of SeaFair weekend.

Briggs’ garden back on display Aug. 17

Redmond’s Tom and Judy Briggs will again participate in the Puget Sound Garden Railway Society’s Public Days event called “Railroads through the Rhodies” Aug. 16-17.

  • Aug 2, 2008
Elena Donaldson is a three-time U.S. women’s chess champion and two-time Russia women’s champion. The Redmond resident now gives chess lessons.

Learning chess — champion style

More and more schools across the U.S. are incorporating chess as a way to increase their students’ academic performance.

  • Aug 2, 2008
Elena Donaldson is a three-time U.S. women’s chess champion and two-time Russia women’s champion. The Redmond resident now gives chess lessons.
From left: Sajan Nauriyal

Students learn the power of robotics

The Bear Creek School sponsored a week-long robotics camp for sixth through ninth graders in mid-July.

  • Aug 1, 2008
From left: Sajan Nauriyal

King County elections seeking volunteers to fill poll worker positions

With the election less than one month away, King County Elections is still looking for 700 individuals to fill nearly 4,000 poll worker positions.

  • Aug 1, 2008

Radio station to help during emergencies

In an effort to keep Redmond better prepared in times of emergency, the city will continue to implement and improve its Emergency Advisory Radio System, or EARS, which is found at 1650 AM on the radio dial.

  • Aug 1, 2008

The 2nd annual EcoCommuting and Sustainable Living Fair

The 2nd annual EcoCommuting and Sustainable Living Fair will be held Thursday, August 21, from 5-9 p.m. at Redmond Town Center, Center Street Plaza.

  • Aug 1, 2008

Drinking in the park: Police officers responded to a a

Drinking in the park: Police officers responded to a alcohol offense at a park in the 9900 block of 171st Avenue Northeast. One of the people drinking alcohol was under the age of 21. Police officers arrested the drinkers, booked them and then they were released.

  • Aug 1, 2008
Redmond Police detectives investigate the crime scene of a murder-suicide in a parking lot at the Archstone Redmond Campus Apartments on Tuesday. Officals say a man fired several shots

Murder-suicide: Woman, man shot dead in Redmond parking lot near Microsoft

A protection order did not dissuade a man from finding his estranged wife and committing a murder-suicide at the Archstone Redmond Campus Apartments on 156th Avenue Northeast Tuesday morning.

Redmond Police detectives investigate the crime scene of a murder-suicide in a parking lot at the Archstone Redmond Campus Apartments on Tuesday. Officals say a man fired several shots

Audubon Birdloop to open at Marymoor

For the past two years, more than 200 volunteers have put in more than 2,300 hours of work restoring and replanting the interpretive nature trail at Marymoor Park. The trail, now known as the Audubon BirdLoop, has been transformed into a showcase for the birds and other wildlife in the area. It will be officially opened at noon Saturday, August 2 by King County Executive Ron Sims and Eastside Audubon President Christy Anderson.

  • Jul 28, 2008