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Critical race theory became a political buzzword last fall after Gig Harbor resident Christopher Rufo (right) joined commentator Tucker Carlson on Fox News. (Screenshot from YouTube broadcast)

Educational merit of critical race theory sparks heated debate

In Washington, schools have seen parents protest and threaten to remove their children from schools.

Critical race theory became a political buzzword last fall after Gig Harbor resident Christopher Rufo (right) joined commentator Tucker Carlson on Fox News. (Screenshot from YouTube broadcast)
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Sexual assault leads to calls for closing King County Courthouse

Crime is rising in the ’dangerous environment that has surrounded our seat of government.’

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COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations are rising in Washington

Data suggests the vaccine is effective in preventing hospitalization for COVID-19

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King County Council OKs millions for courts overwhelmed by pandemic backlog

Some lawyers testified that the backlog has created an “access to justice” problem.

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The Redmond softball team gets fired up during its game against Alaska on July 24. Courtesy photo

Nevada eliminates Redmond from West Regionals

Nevada proved to be too tough for Redmond — again. With a 13-hit attack, the all-star majors team from Las Vegas defeated Redmond, 10-1, to… Continue reading

The Redmond softball team gets fired up during its game against Alaska on July 24. Courtesy photo
Redmond Little League’s majors softball all-stars, from left to right, Ainsley Barcalow, Kati Cygan, Ella Enich, Livy Ruess, Julia Cady, Addy Ruess, Zoey Cooper, Simone Loving-Williams, Abby Hartman, Daisy Walker, Ella Carter, Maggie Enich and Mia Perez. Photo courtesy of Gus Perez

Redmond blasts past NorCal at West Regionals

Locals will play Nevada again tomorrow.

Redmond Little League’s majors softball all-stars, from left to right, Ainsley Barcalow, Kati Cygan, Ella Enich, Livy Ruess, Julia Cady, Addy Ruess, Zoey Cooper, Simone Loving-Williams, Abby Hartman, Daisy Walker, Ella Carter, Maggie Enich and Mia Perez. Photo courtesy of Gus Perez
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Brief history of rats in the Puget Sound region – and the problem they present

Local exterminator noticed big change in rats over the past 40 years.

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Redmond Little League’s majors softball all-stars, from left to right, Ainsley Barcalow, Kati Cygan, Ella Enich, Livy Ruess, Julia Cady, Addy Ruess, Zoey Cooper, Simone Loving-Williams, Abby Hartman, Daisy Walker, Ella Carter, Maggie Enich and Mia Perez. Photo courtesy of Gus Perez

Nevada downs Redmond at West Regionals

Nevada bolted out to a 4-0 lead on five singles in the bottom of the first inning and never looked back against Redmond. The squad… Continue reading

Redmond Little League’s majors softball all-stars, from left to right, Ainsley Barcalow, Kati Cygan, Ella Enich, Livy Ruess, Julia Cady, Addy Ruess, Zoey Cooper, Simone Loving-Williams, Abby Hartman, Daisy Walker, Ella Carter, Maggie Enich and Mia Perez. Photo courtesy of Gus Perez
Sponsor of the motion to establish guidelines for the removal of encampments, Councilmember Reagan Dunn (courtesy of King County Council)

King County Council discusses policy for removal of homeless encampments

Still unclear what the standards will be, who will enforce it, and how jurisdictions will interact.

Sponsor of the motion to establish guidelines for the removal of encampments, Councilmember Reagan Dunn (courtesy of King County Council)
Layout design of new Redmond Senior & Community Center

New Redmond Senior & Community Center funding and design approved

facility expected to open in late 2023.

Layout design of new Redmond Senior & Community Center
Design rendering of new development (Courtesy of Runberg Architecture Group)

Vulcan purchases 1.4-acre property in Bellevue next to future light rail station

The real estate developer says the eight-story development will have about 250 units of housing.

Design rendering of new development (Courtesy of Runberg Architecture Group)
The Redmond softball team gets fired up during its game against Alaska. Courtesy photo

Redmond rolls past Alaska, 5-0, in opener

Redmond’s ruler in the pitchers’ circle Addy Ruess fanned nine Alaska batters to lead the local majors squad to a 5-0 victory in its opening… Continue reading

The Redmond softball team gets fired up during its game against Alaska. Courtesy photo
Fire inflicted heavy damage to the second floor and roof of the 2-story apartment-and ground-floor retail building at 115 East Main Street beginning late on the night of Friday July 23 and continuing into early Saturday morning. The Valley Regional Fire Authority reports that all residents got out safely. Photo courtesy Auburn Police Department.

Fire sweeps downtown Auburn apartment building, all residents out safely

Firefighters had to rescue two residents from the roof of an apartment building in downtown Auburn that burned late Friday night and into early Saturday… Continue reading

Fire inflicted heavy damage to the second floor and roof of the 2-story apartment-and ground-floor retail building at 115 East Main Street beginning late on the night of Friday July 23 and continuing into early Saturday morning. The Valley Regional Fire Authority reports that all residents got out safely. Photo courtesy Auburn Police Department.
Elaine Simons, former foster mother of Jesse Sarey, addresses a crowd outside the Maleng Regional Justice Center on Aug. 24, 2020, moments after Auburn Police Officer Jeff Nelson was formally charged with second-degree murder and first-degree assault in the May 31, 2019, shooting death of 26-year-old Sarey in front of a north Auburn convenience store. File photo

Supreme Court rules officers can be compelled to testify about killings

In a joint lawsuit against King County, the Washington State Supreme Court ruled in favor of the families of Charleena Lyles, Damarius Butts and Isaiah… Continue reading

Elaine Simons, former foster mother of Jesse Sarey, addresses a crowd outside the Maleng Regional Justice Center on Aug. 24, 2020, moments after Auburn Police Officer Jeff Nelson was formally charged with second-degree murder and first-degree assault in the May 31, 2019, shooting death of 26-year-old Sarey in front of a north Auburn convenience store. File photo
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Firearm violence in King County on upward trend

King County prosecutors note a backlog in court cases, point to the pandemic as the reason why.

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Face coverings again recommended for indoor public settings

Regardless of vaccination status, says Public Health – Seattle & King County

  • Jul 23, 2021
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Study suggests that the top 10 percent of gasoline-using drivers consume one-third of all the gas

Researchers believe converting “gasoline superusers” is an important factor in meeting climate goals

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County property purchased in Bellevue for Eastside supportive and affordable housing

The $186 million project is expected to be finished by 2023.

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Redmond Little League’s state-championship softball majors squad. Top row (left to right): Coach Wes Barcalow, Julia Cady, Ella Carter, Livy Ruess, Ainsley Barcalow, Mia Perez, Addy Ruess, manager Casey Ruess and coach Robert Hartman. Bottom row (left to right): Daisy Walker, Simone Loving-Williams, Ella Enich, Abby Hartman, Zoey Cooper, Maggie Enich and Kati Cygan. Photo courtesy of Swen Richter

Redmond softballers win state, qualify for West Regionals

Coach Robert Hartman will soon be sporting green hair to mark the Redmond Little League softball majors all-star team’s recent state championship title. Hartman’s daughter… Continue reading

Redmond Little League’s state-championship softball majors squad. Top row (left to right): Coach Wes Barcalow, Julia Cady, Ella Carter, Livy Ruess, Ainsley Barcalow, Mia Perez, Addy Ruess, manager Casey Ruess and coach Robert Hartman. Bottom row (left to right): Daisy Walker, Simone Loving-Williams, Ella Enich, Abby Hartman, Zoey Cooper, Maggie Enich and Kati Cygan. Photo courtesy of Swen Richter
District 3 King County Council candidates, left to right: Sarah Perry, Kathy Lambert and Joe Cohen. Photo by Conor Wilson/Valley Record
District 3 King County Council candidates, left to right: Sarah Perry, Kathy Lambert and Joe Cohen. Photo by Conor Wilson/Valley Record