Samantha Pak

Paying twice for their mistakes | Windows and Mirrors

Southeast Asians are at greater risk of being deported to countries many haven’t been to since they were young or have never been to.

 

Come together…but not just right now | Windows and Mirrors

We shouldn’t be coming together just during the holidays or when disaster strikes.

 

Let’s talk about race | Windows and Mirrors

The more we talk about it, the more we can prevent incidents from happening.

 

The sweetness of coming together | Windows and Mirrors

For immigrant women on the Eastside, Turkcha is here to help.

Boys cannot just be boys | Windows and Mirrors

What happens when bad behavior does not come with consequences?

What happens when we believe | Windows and Mirrors

How an unlikely group of teenagers achieved success through the support of their community.

When we ban books | Windows and Mirrors

What message does it send when certain stories are censored?

This is the Eastside: Stories welcome | Windows and Mirrors

This new column will focus on highlighting the stories of the underrepresented populations on the Eastside.

The default in our own stories | Editorial

Senior editor Samantha Pak reflects on what representation in media means to her.

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Freedom to feel safe | Reporter’s Desk

Let’s not forget that July 4 is a day that celebrates the freedoms we have in this country.

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Bothell man sentenced to two years for Kirkland drive-by shooting last year

The shooting occurred in June 2017 and Dustin Bradshaw will also six months concurrent jail time for his role in a drug deal shooting in Everett in March 2017.

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Open Sesame: Mobile app offers patients more independence and privacy

As someone with multiple sclerosis, Gary Fisher and his wife Eileen Fisher are in regular contact with his doctor. But when Ted Brown, director of… Continue reading

Local gymnastics community calls for change in sport culture

As a young adult, “Amy Johnson” had received a number of professional massages. Her massage therapists had always been female and it wasn’t until she… Continue reading

It could have been #MeToo | Editorial

Editor Samantha Pak reflects upon the USA Gymnastics sex abuse scandal.

Tens of thousands take to the streets for Seattle Women’s March

Marchers included residents from the greater Eastside.

StoryBook’s sensory-friendly shows offers new options for families

The two performances will be Jan. 27 in Renton and Feb. 4 in Kirkland.

Residents weigh in on housing issues

The City of Kirkland held a public workshop to receive public feedback for its Housing Strategy Plan.

Kirkland Nourishing Networks helps fill the hunger gap during long school breaks

The network of neighbors provide food boxes for local families in need.

A Keener’s Christmas: Local couple decorates home for a good cause

Jeff and Candice Keener are collecting financial donations for Strong Against Cancer and non-perishable food items for Hopelink.

Kirkland’s Mussman receives top AARP service award

Art Mussman helped found the city’s senior council about 16-17 years ago.