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.
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.
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.
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.
Congressman Dave Reichert recently voted in favor of transportation legislation to boost the Highway Trust Fund (HTF) by $8 billion and bring much-needed funding to bridges and transportation infrastructure across the country.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.