Bill Christianson

Group Health has plans for a mixed-use development in Overlake

Parties fail to reach compromise on Overlake plan

A recent mediation meeting with a grassroots, pro-tree advocacy organization, the City of Redmond and Group Health Cooperative resulted in continued disagreement over an approved plan to cut down more than 1,000 trees to make way for a 28-acre, mixed-use development in Overlake.


Bellevue Mayor Don Davidson speaks about the upcoming start of RapidRide bus service between Bellevue and Redmond in a ceremony Wednesday in Bellevue’s Crossroads area. The service starts Saturday. BILL CHRISTIANSON

RapidRide bus service begins this weekend

Bellevue residents can now make a “beeline” to Redmond, starting this weekend.


Hot-air balloon lands near State Route 520

A large hot-air ballon landed safely last Saturday night in a field near State Route 520 after wind gusts changed its flight plan, according to Bill Star, co-owner of Over the Rainbow, a Woodinville-based hot-air balloon tour service.


John Howie's objective when he goes to the 'Taste of the NFL' is having 'at least 100 people to come up and tell me that this is the best thing there.'

From Seastar to Super Bowl | Restauranteur John Howie heading to Dallas for annual ‘Taste of the NFL’ cook-off

For the eighth straight year, chef/proprietor John Howie is bringing top-notch Northwest cuisine to the Super Bowl.

John Howie's objective when he goes to the 'Taste of the NFL' is having 'at least 100 people to come up and tell me that this is the best thing there.'
Phil Palios

Microsoft protester gives up rally, agrees to pay cut

Phil Palios, a Microsoft temporary worker, led a labor protest against the company's notice that it would cut staffing agencies' fees by 10 percent. But… Continue reading

Phil Palios

Microsoft won’t seek return of severance payments

Microsoft Corp. admitted Monday that it overpaid at least $100,000 in severance money for several employees after launching wide-scale layoffs last month. The Redmond-based tech… Continue reading

Arpana Jinaga

Redmond Police have no ‘firm suspects’ in murder of woman who worked in Bellevue

Redmond Police have found no "firm suspects" in the brutal murder of Arpana Jinaga, a 24-year-old software engineer who was strangled to death at her… Continue reading

Arpana Jinaga

Talented Bellevue tech worker strangled to death; no suspects yet

The woman who was found murdered in her Redmond apartment recently moved to the area, loved to ride her motorcycle and was a “shooting star,” according to her supervisor at a Bellevue software-development company.

Sarah Palin: Wasilla’s second wonder

I guess Sarah Palin is trying to steal my thunder. As editor of the Redmond Reporter, I thought I was the biggest wonder from Wasilla, Alaska. Not any more.