Aaron Kunkler

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.

Hot, dry streak could break 1951 record

Hot and dry conditions continue in western Washington — including Kirkland — and across the state this week as higher temperatures prompted the National Weather… Continue reading

District candidates garner copious campaign contributions

Campaigns for seats in the Washington state 45th and 48th district House of Representatives and Senate are in full swing, but where are the candidates… Continue reading

An indoor scooter park in Redmond? It’s coming soon

While skateboards and longboards have often been the platform of choice for athletes looking to test their mettle off the beaten path of team sports,… Continue reading

State Legislature candidates talk shop at community forum

Four candidates running for state Legislature seats in the 45th and 48th districts attended a forum on July 11 at the First Baptist Church in… Continue reading

Kirkland resident opens Executive Care to offer quality care for seniors and others

Eastsiders looking for home care services have one more option after Executive Care opened in Bothell last month. Kirkland resident Aarti Bindlish is the owner… Continue reading

Brewers Festival brings families out for brews, music and eats

Thousands of beer enthusiasts and families descended on Marymoor Park last weekend for the annual Washington Brewers Festival, which brought in 130 breweries from across… Continue reading

Knierim challenging Darnell, Kuderer for 48th Senate seat

Dr. Richard Knierim is running for the 48th Legislative District state Senate seat as an independent Democrat in an attempt to bridge the partisan divide… Continue reading