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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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Local women travel to Syrian refugee camps in Lebanon

Local women travel to Syrian refugee camps in Lebanon

With so much hardship around the world, Esther Filip, and Bellevue residents Rachel Hile and Jessica Dahl wanted to do their part to help those… Continue reading

Local women travel to Syrian refugee camps in Lebanon
Seattle Seahawks defensive end Tylor Harris encourages Celebration of Youth luncheon attendees to contribute financially to support Friends of Youth. Samantha Pak, Redmond Reporter

Speakers share success stories at Friends of Youth fundraiser

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

Seattle Seahawks defensive end Tylor Harris encourages Celebration of Youth luncheon attendees to contribute financially to support Friends of Youth. Samantha Pak, Redmond Reporter
Batali shares penchant for public service at Hopelink Reaching Out luncheon

Batali shares penchant for public service at Hopelink Reaching Out luncheon

As a human services provider, Hopelink has helped families throughout King and Snohomish counties out of poverty and into more stable situations since 1971.

Batali shares penchant for public service at Hopelink Reaching Out luncheon
Mario Batali spoke at Hopelink

Batali shares penchant for public service at Hopelink Reaching Out luncheon

As a human services provider, Hopelink has helped families throughout King and Snohomish counties out of poverty and into more stable situations since 1971.

Mario Batali spoke at Hopelink

Eastside immigrants benefit from organizations, county working to improve services

As the immigrant and refugee population in King County increases, questions have been raised about how to best serve them.

Bellevue teen launches robotics-based nonprofit to help youth in the Philippines

Bellevue teen launches robotics-based nonprofit to help youth in the Philippines

In the Philippines, there is a dish called pagpag.

Bellevue teen launches robotics-based nonprofit to help youth in the Philippines
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McBride focused on affordable housing, tolling rules and public records | Election

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.

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MAPS in Redmond held a press conference Monday morning to discuss the threats the mosque received Sunday evening.

MAPS in Redmond threatened; mosque and police heighten security

There was increased security at the Muslim Association of Puget Sound (MAPS) in Redmond Sunday evening after the mosque was threatened.

MAPS in Redmond held a press conference Monday morning to discuss the threats the mosque received Sunday evening.
Andrew Brim with his dog Bob in their Bellevue home. Brim adopted Bob a little more than a year ago and the dog has helped him with some of the struggles the veteran has faced since he left the Marine Corps in 2004. Bob recently underwent kidney surgery for a giant kidney worm. He has since made a full recovery.

Local veterinarian helps treat key part of veteran’s life

Andrew Brim and his dog Bob recently celebrated their first year together. While this may be an important milestone for any owner-pet relationship, their anniversary was particularly special, considering what the pair have gone through in the last year.

Andrew Brim with his dog Bob in their Bellevue home. Brim adopted Bob a little more than a year ago and the dog has helped him with some of the struggles the veteran has faced since he left the Marine Corps in 2004. Bob recently underwent kidney surgery for a giant kidney worm. He has since made a full recovery.
Cirque du Solei's 'Kurios — Cabinet of Curiousities' has received rave reviews from audiences. The show at Marymoor Park runs though March 22.

Cirque du Soleil’s ‘Kurios’ challenging audiences visions of reality

Marymoor Park turned into into dream world as 'the visible becomes invisible.' Performances run through March 22.

Cirque du Solei's 'Kurios — Cabinet of Curiousities' has received rave reviews from audiences. The show at Marymoor Park runs though March 22.

Sexually assaulted homeless youth to benefit from new Project360

Homeless youth on the Eastside who have been sexually assaulted will now be able to receive more specialized services through Project360, a partnership of the King County Sexual Assault Resource Center and several Eastside agencies.

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Cavalia rounds up its horses for ‘Odysseo’ | The Scene

Two years ago, “Cavalia” came to town for a run of sold-out shows at King County’s Marymoor Park just between Bellevue and Redmond.

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The beauty of man and beast in ‘Odysseo’ | The Scene

Although the show features equestrian arts, stage arts and high-tech theatrical effects like “Cavalia,” creator Normand Latourelle said that is where the similarities end. He said even if people have seen “Cavalia,” they will still enjoy “Odysseo” because it is so different.

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LetsPour provides wine, education – and more

After about a year of selling wine and beer online, one local business is opening its doors to the local community for educational tasting sessions.

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The Redmond City Council approved a development plan last month for a 28-acre site in the Overlake area. The site is owned by Group Health Cooperative and will feature both business and residential buildings.

Group Health gets OK to redevelop property in the Overlake area

The Redmond City Council has approved a development plan for a 28-acre parcel that will add more residential and commercial space in the Overlake neighborhood.

The Redmond City Council approved a development plan last month for a 28-acre site in the Overlake area. The site is owned by Group Health Cooperative and will feature both business and residential buildings.

Eastside Timebank lets people exchange services for free, build community

When Margaret Schwender broke her ankle a few months ago, she couldn't cook, clean or take care of other household chores that needed to be done. But rather than sit around and watch her post-injury to-do list grow, she utilized the Eastside Timebank to complete these normally easy tasks.

Mark Chenovick’s first full production at SecondStory Repertory is Shakespeare’s 'Much Ado About Nothing

Bellevue resident, hooked on theater at age 9, now head of Redmond’s SecondStory Repertory

Mark Chenovick’s first time on a theatre stage was at age 9 — and he’s been hooked ever since. Now the Bellevue resident is executive director of the SecondStory Repertory (SSR) in Redmond Town Center.

Mark Chenovick’s first full production at SecondStory Repertory is Shakespeare’s 'Much Ado About Nothing