Aaron Kunkler

Neo-Nazis distribute fliers around Bellevue on Saturday

The fliers were found in neighborhoods near Clyde Hill Elementary School and Chinook Middle School with candy seemingly designed to attract children.

Bellevue Square expansion planned for next year

Kemper Freeman hopes to break ground on a large expansion in downtown Bellevue in 2019.

Western Washington could see more wildfires this year

Lots of grass and warmer weather could make for worsening fire seasons.

PCC, Target expand in Bellevue

Both stores will anchor the second phase of the Wilburton Village development.

Attorney General alleges three King County residents scammed foreclosed homeowners

The lawsuit claims that employees of a real estate company misrepresented the process by which foreclosed homeowners can recover surplus funds.

AG Ferguson alleges three Eastside residents scammed foreclosed homeowners

A lawsuit filed by the state alleges three Eastsiders scammed homeowners for hundreds of thousands.

Juanita High students push to change ‘Rebels’ mascot

Students say the mascot glorifies the Confederacy while detractors say it honors Revolutionary War.

Dormant since 1999, the machinery at the John Henry Mine will soon resume operations if all goes as planned. Photo by Ray Still

Plans to open King County coal mine later this year move forward

The Department of the Interior has granted a permit to resume mining at the Black Diamond location.

Dormant since 1999, the machinery at the John Henry Mine will soon resume operations if all goes as planned. Photo by Ray Still
The Erection Company does the steel work on the GIX school for Lease Crutcher Lewis as part of the major construction of Wright Runstad & Company’s Spring District project in Bellevue, Wash. Photo by Marcus R. Donner

Construction underway on new Bellevue Spring District office building

The 11-story Block 16 development is scheduled to open by January 2020.

The Erection Company does the steel work on the GIX school for Lease Crutcher Lewis as part of the major construction of Wright Runstad & Company’s Spring District project in Bellevue, Wash. Photo by Marcus R. Donner
A sign posted by Save DeLeo Wall along May Valley Road Southeast. Aaron Kunkler/Staff photo

DNR approves DeLeo Wall logging permit in Newcastle

Despite opposition from community members the state has approved a clearcutting permit for 28 acres.

A sign posted by Save DeLeo Wall along May Valley Road Southeast. Aaron Kunkler/Staff photo

Tips for staying safe around Washington wildlife

In the wake of a deadly cougar attack near North Bend here’s some tips on staying safe.

Roza Irrigation District manager Scott Revell inspects a water gauge in the lower Yakima Valley. If a drought pump is installed in Kachess Lake it would mean a more reliable source of water for crops in the valley. Aaron Kunkler/Staff photo

Puget Sound residents worried about Kachess Lake plan

A pump to supply much-needed water to Eastern Washington during droughts could affect recreation.

Roza Irrigation District manager Scott Revell inspects a water gauge in the lower Yakima Valley. If a drought pump is installed in Kachess Lake it would mean a more reliable source of water for crops in the valley. Aaron Kunkler/Staff photo

Eastside environmentalists turn up the heat on climate change

Residents are concerned about King County not meeting its greenhouse gas emissions targets.

Seattle head tax worries Eastside business organizations

Seattle has passed a head tax to help fund homelessness services.

Low numbers of Lake Sammamish kokanee raise fears of extinction

Only 19 kokanee salmon returned to spawn this year.

City of Redmond studies proposed Overlake redevelopment

The Seritage Development would create apartments along with retail, office and commercial space.

Construction kicks off in Bellevue for $250M Overlake expansion

Overlake Medical Center in Bellevue is starting the largest expansion in its 58-year history.

Office space is tight all across the Eastside

The Broderick Group released a report detailing low office vacancy rates across Eastside cities.

Newcastle, Renton push back against logging near Cougar Mountain

A proposal to log 28 acres near the DeLeo Wall has led to cities, community pushing to save forest.

Surrey Downs Park closes for reconstruction

The Bellevue park will likely be closed through the end of the year for improvements.