Samantha Pak

Telling our community’s story

My first inkling of wanting to become a journalist was in middle school. Students representing various extracurricular activities from the high school were visiting one… Continue reading

Emerald Heights partners with EvergreenHealth for health services

In an effort to take their services to the next level for their residents, the Emerald Heights retirement community in Redmond has partnered with Kirkland-based… Continue reading

Lake Washington Schools Foundation focuses on preparing students for the future

Investing in the future. That is part of the Lake Washington Schools Foundation’s (LWSF) tagline and it was one of the themes at its 12th… Continue reading

Former long time LWSD superintendent Dr. L.E. Scarr dies | Update

Former Lake Washington School District (LWSD) Superintendent Dr. L.E. “Bud” Scarr died on March 21. Scarr began his time at LWSD in July 1977 as… Continue reading

Speakers at Together Center fundraiser focus on the importance of multiple services for clients

At the Together Center in downtown Redmond, much of what the nonprofit organizations do is in the campus’s name. From housing services and affordable health… Continue reading

Redmond police chief, attorneys and LWSD superintendent discuss immigration at forum

Dealing with immigration can be confusing and complicated. To help people navigate the system, the City of Redmond partnered with the Eastside Legal Assistance Program… Continue reading

Students participate in Teen CEO competition

Entrepreneurial ambitions don’t necessarily wait for someone to become an adult or graduate from college. As a way to recognize this, the Lake Washington School… Continue reading

Speakers share success stories at Friends of Youth fundraiser

During the Celebration of Youth luncheon fundraiser for Kirkland-based Friends of Youth (FOY) on March 15, a common theme running through the various speeches was… Continue reading

The Landing offers overnight shelter for young adults in Redmond

Editor’s note: This is part two in a monthlong series on Eastside homelessness. Just as tackling homelessness means more than just giving people a place… Continue reading

EvergreenHealth’s Johnson receives Nurse of the Year award

Susan Johnson had known what she wanted to be when she grew up since she was 4 years old and would draw pictures of herself… Continue reading

Facing our fears: Time to come together to build each other up | Reporter’s Notebook

Well, the results are in and much to many people’s surprise, Donald Trump will be the next president of the United States. Reactions to the… Continue reading

Sabine gains boatload of knowledge as UW ocean intern

While Dylan Sabine may not know exactly what he would like to be when he grows up, he does know he would like to pursue a career in marine science.

Otten has an eye for helping others during mission trips

It all started with a pinhole camera.

LWSD now offering tuition-free full-day kindergarten

Beginning this upcoming school year, the Lake Washington School District (LWSD) will now be able to provide full-day kindergarten at no extra cost for families.

Lake Washington School District will soon offer sale of tax-exempt bonds

Local investors will soon have the opportunity to purchase tax-exempt bonds from the Lake Washington School District (LWSD).

From education to traffic congestion, Valderrama is focused on giving citizens a voice | Vote 2016

Ramiro Valderrama first became involved in local civic issues when he and other Sammamish residents were concerned about some of the road construction happening in their city.

  • Jul 8, 2016

McBride focused on affordable housing, tolling rules and public records | Vote 2016

When Joan McBride (D-Kirkland) decided to run for a state legislator position two years ago, it was because she was concerned about what was happening at the state level.

  • Jun 30, 2016

Kirkland couple among 13 to become United States citizens

On Monday, 13 individuals earned the right to call themselves Americans during a naturalization ceremony at the Redmond Regional Library.

Kirkland-based Friends of Youth spotlights success story at annual luncheon

When Brandon Atkins first arrived in Seattle last summer, it was supposed to be for a vacation.