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I-90, 520 bridges: Six-dollar tolls could drive away commuters

Tolls to cross Lake Washington could cost commuters $6.85 a round trip, be levied on both the I-90 and 520 bridges and change people’s decision to cross the bridge itself, according to a new study unveiled on Wednesday.

  • Jul 28, 2008
Emily Yescas

Summer swingin’ | Photo

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  • Jul 26, 2008
Emily Yescas

Redmond Reporter News Briefs | July 26

The Redmond Arts Commission continues its 2008 Arts in the Parks series of free concerts and performances, Friday nights at 7 p.m. on the Redmond City Hall campus, 15670 NE 85th St. Bring a picnic and a blanket and make the most of the beautiful summer evenings.

  • Jul 24, 2008

Man arrested while napping | Redmond Police Blotter

Police officers responded to a reported assault at a hotel in the 7400 block of 164th Avenue Northeast.

  • Jul 24, 2008
Washington State Department of Transportation Construction Engineering Manager North Brian Nielsen speaks to the media in front of the Wilburton Tunnel earlier this week.

Crunch time coming to southbound I-405 lanes

Southbound lanes on I-405 from Southeast Eighth Street in Bellevue to I-90 will be completely closed for three weekends in August as construction crews remove the Wilburton Tunnel.

  • Jul 24, 2008
Washington State Department of Transportation Construction Engineering Manager North Brian Nielsen speaks to the media in front of the Wilburton Tunnel earlier this week.

Little Bit names project manager, architect of new Redmond project

Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center hired J. Christopher Kirk of Kirk Associates LLC as project manager to help manage the renovations and improvements that will take place over the next two years at its new Redmond location.

  • Jul 24, 2008

Redmond Police seek help finding hit-and-run driver

Redmond Police are seeking the public’s help in finding a driver of a Nissan sedan who hit a teenage bicyclist Wednesday morning and then left the scene.

  • Jul 24, 2008

Fallen Officers Memorial Tournament set for this weekend

The Fourth Annual Fallen Officers Memorial Tournament, which honors those who lost their lives in the line of duty, will be held Saturday and Sunday at Marymoor Park.

  • Jul 23, 2008
Haley Hauge

Kids and cartoons

Cartooniversity Camp was in full swing at the Old Redmond Schoolhouse Community Center (ORSCC) July 14-18 and will repeat at Redmond’s Farrel-McWhirter Park Aug. 18-22, as well as Bellevue’s Kelsey Creek Farm Aug. 25-29.

Haley Hauge

Youth skateboarding event scheduled for Saturday

The Old Fire House Teen Center is hosting the seventh annual RedSkate, a youth skateboarding competition that will take place Saturday, July 26 at Redmond’s Edge Skate Park.

  • Jul 21, 2008

Redmond library summer reading program underway

The Redmond Regional Library’s second “One Book, One Redmond, One Summer” reading campaign is underway. The intent is to get as many Redmond teens and adults as possible to read and discuss the same book — and to have them participate in meetings with the author and illustrator in early fall.

City to host open house on sustainable living July 28

The City of Redmond needs residents’ ideas regarding how the city should encourage sustainable development and is hosting an information gathering open house from 5-7 p.m. Monday, July 28 in the City Hall Lobby, 15670 NE 85th St.

  • Jul 21, 2008

Former Microsoft manager sentenced to prison

A Kirkland woman who embezzled nearly $1 million from Microsoft in her job as a program manager was sentenced today to 22 months in prison and three months of supervised release.

  • Jul 21, 2008

Sheriff Rahr, Lambert to discuss budget cuts

King County Sheriff Sue Rahr and Metropolitan King County Councilmember Kathy Lambert will appear at a public meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 31 at Rosa Parks Elementary School, 2845 NE Cedar Park Crescent, Redmond Ridge.

  • Jul 21, 2008

Former Redmond mayor appointed County Housing Authority commissioner

King County Executive Ron Sims has appointed Doreen Marchione to serve a five-year term as a King County Housing Authority commissioner.

  • Jul 21, 2008

Aegis of Redmond offers Alzheimer’s patients chance to share memories through art

We all know an older person who tells the same stories over and over. We patiently listen, although we’ve heard the anecdote countless times before. But what if someone dear to you suddenly couldn’t describe details of the day they made that winning touchdown, caught that big fish or met their spouse? What if they didn’t even seem to know whether you were their daughter or their neighbor?

Burner’s fundraising efforts reach nearly $2 million

Eighth District Democratic Congressional Candidate Darcy Burner reported July 15 that she has raised about $585,000 during the second quarter, putting her total raised for the campaign at just under $2 million.

  • Jul 19, 2008

Dream Giveaway to be announced July 23

On Wednesday, July 23, a lucky engaged couple will find out that they’ve won the $50,000 Washington Dream Wedding Giveaway sponsored by the Redmond-based Pacific Northwest Bridal Web site (www.PacificNWBridal.com).

NEWS BRIEFS

A free lecture, “Truths & Myths of Fibromyalgia” will be presented at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday, July 23 at the Redmond Regional Library, 15990 NE 85th St., Redmond.

  • Jul 17, 2008

NEWS BRIEFS

Helen F. Neville, a Bay Area pediatric advice nurse and parent educator, and the author of the recently published “Is This a Phase? Child Development & Parent Strategies, Birth to 6 Years” ($21.95, Parenting Press, 206-364-2900), will discuss new parents’ most common concerns at Woodinville’s Tot Spot Café Tuesday, July 29 at 11 a.m.

  • Jul 17, 2008