Samantha Pak

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.

Watoto Children’s Choir comes to Kirkland churches

Ugandan group tours to advocate for the 18 million African children currently orphaned by AIDS

No injuries in two Kirkland house fires Wednesday night

Crews from the Kirkland Fire Department and surrounding agencies responded to two house fires Wednesday night. There were no injuries to civilians or firefighters in… Continue reading

Bright Futures breakfast brings in $185,000 for LWTech

On Tuesday morning, students, staff and community supporters gathered at Lake Washington Institute of Technology in Kirkland for the school’s annual Bright Futures Benefit Breakfast… Continue reading

Two-time cancer survivor runs to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research

When she was 24 years old, Janae Smith and her husband were at a friend’s house when she felt stabbing pains in her breast. She… Continue reading

Manandic goes from intern to reporter | Editorial

If you’ve been reading the Kirkland Reporter online and in print in the last week or so, you may have seen a familiar name. That… Continue reading