Aaron Kunkler

A real living wage is still out of reach for low-paid workers

As the wealth inequality continues to increase in America and Puget Sound, those making minimum wage or close to it are increasingly pinched in the… Continue reading

Hundreds of people gathered at a Moms Demand Action meeting for gun control at Kirkland Middle School on Feb. 25. Aaron Kunkler/Redmond Reporter

Hundreds turn out for Eastside gun-control meeting

Hundreds of people gathered in Kirkland on Sunday to rally for increased gun control. The meeting was put on by the Washington state chapter of… Continue reading

Hundreds of people gathered at a Moms Demand Action meeting for gun control at Kirkland Middle School on Feb. 25. Aaron Kunkler/Redmond Reporter

Nature is central for Kirkland artist Calladine

Jacqueline Calladine moved to the area about six years ago and has set up shop at VALA Eastside to find a place for herself.

LWSD places bond, levies on February ballot

Voters in the Lake Washington School District (LWSD) will be asked to approve two levy renewals and a bond on the Feb. 13 special election… Continue reading

45th district Dems give priority preview

At the state 45th Legislative District’s first meeting of 2018 on Wednesday night, Democrats took time to review some issues left unresolved after last year’s… Continue reading

Redmond Fire Department honors Eastside family for life-saving action

It was a seemingly normal day last April as Frank Inman, 76, helped his daughter, her husband and other family members move items at a… Continue reading

Cozy cafe for furry feline friends

Cats are at the heart of a newly opened cafe in Redmond where guests can come hang out with a host of furry feline friends.… Continue reading

Microsoft announces massive expansion to Redmond campus

Microsoft announced Tuesday that it will begin construction on a massive overhaul and expansion of its facilities in Redmond. Microsoft, which settled in the city… Continue reading

Conservationists: Why you should care about fish pens

Open water fish pens have long been criticized by conservation activists as facilities that spread disease and can have catastrophic consequences on native fish populations.… Continue reading

Narcan, the Eastside and how to curb the overdose epidemic

Emergency medical technicians in Redmond have been carrying the opioid overdose-reversing drug Naloxone since the spring of 2016, and last year alone first responders used… Continue reading

‘Even when things are tough, we are tougher’: Jill Biden speaks at Hopelink luncheon

Dr. Jill Biden spoke at the annual Hopelink luncheon on Oct. 16, which saw the organization raise some $1.17 million toward its fundraising campaign. Biden… Continue reading

Redmond City Council candidates share ideas at community forum

Candidates for four local races on November’s ballot met in Redmond on Oct. 5 for a community forum. Position 3 on the Lake Washington School… Continue reading

Will Washingtonians be able to grow their own weed?

When Initiative 502, which legalized a recreational market for marijuana, was approved by voters in 2012, it did not include allowances for non-medical patients to… Continue reading

New rapid transit bus lines could hit Redmond by 2024

Two additional RapidRide bus lines could be in the cards for Redmond if a plan to expand routes countywide is approved. King County Metro currently… Continue reading

School lunch data raises questions of equity on the Eastside

The free and reduced lunches program offered by school districts is often used as a way to approximate the number of students living in relative… Continue reading

State Legislature candidates square off at debate in Redmond

Candidates from the 45th and 48th Washington state legislative districts met one recent Monday evening for a debate on policy issues as they vie for… Continue reading

County council discussing changes to Metro rates

An ordinance that would simplify Metro bus fares in the county was referred to committee at Monday’s King County Council meeting. The fares would be… Continue reading

Measure to ban county funds for injection sites will appear on February ballot

An initiative known as I-27, which would ban King County resources from funding drug consumption sites in the county, will not appear on the November… Continue reading

Heavy smoke returns to Puget Sound due to west coast wildfires

Heavy smoke and falling ash returned to the Puget Sound this week as several large wildfires burn across the west coast and into Montana. As… Continue reading

‘The status quo is highly problematic:’ Debate over drug consumption sites continues at local forum

Representatives on both sides of the safe consumption site debate took questions at a recent forum.