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Friday, August 29, 2014 -- 1:12 pm
Boycotting Burger King | Letter
Redmond Reporter - Merge/buy, whatever you want to call it, but Burger King is a United States company, headquartered in Florida. Read more...
Friday, August 29, 2014 -- 11:37 am
Redmond Historical Society Speaker Series, September 13
Redmond Neighborhood Blog - Behind the Scenes: Hidden Treasures of Washington's MuseumsReady for some well-kept secrets from Washington state museums?  Journalist and author Harriet Baskas, who researches the closeted collections of museums, will share some of her favorite finds at the Redmond Historical Society's Saturday Speaker Series at 10:30am on September 13th.  Sponsored by Humanities Washington, the fast-paced, photo-filled and, at times, offbeat tour through Washington will be told through the stories of museum artifacts that are rarely - or never - shown to the public.  Read More >> And Baskas has some gems to share: from toupees used by Bing Crosby (archived in Spokane), to a quilt made of Ku Klux Klan robes (in Yakima) and a pickle that is almost 175 years old (in Lynden).  Author of Hidden Treasures: What Museums Can't or Won't Show You, Baskas will talk about how those objects came to be in the local collections and who makes decisions about what is displayed - or not. "While there are more than 15,000 museums in our country, visitors only get to see about five percent of any institution's collections," says Baskas. "Most museums simply don't have room to display everything they've got. But some artifacts never get displayed for political, philosophical, artistic, environmental and other, often surprising, reasons," she says.As a journalist, Baskas produced a major radio series on hidden museum artifacts that aired on National Public Radio, with Smithsonian-based historians as her advisers. Baskas has a master's in communication from the University of Washington and served as general manager for three community radio stations in Oregon and Washington. Her other books include Washington Curiosities and Washington Icons. The Saturday Speaker Series is a monthly program presented by the Redmond Historical Society on every second Saturday from September through May (with the exception of December) at 10:30am at the Old Redmond Schoolhouse Community Center, located at 16600 NE 80thStreet.  Topics cover local, state and Pacific Northwest historical interest. There is a suggested $5 donation for non-members. Doors open at 10:00am.  The Redmond Historical Society is a 501 (3)(c) non-profit organization that receives support from the City of Redmond, 4 Culture, Nintendo, the Bellevue Collection, Nelson Legacy Group and Humanities Washington as well as from other donors and members.  Follow Redmond Blog on Facebook: Read more...
Friday, August 29, 2014 -- 11:11 am
Impaired and distracted driving is the same in an accident | Letter
Redmond Reporter - This letter is in response to Larry Brickman's "Tougher DUI laws needed" in the Aug. 8 issue of the Redmond Reporter. Read more...
Friday, August 29, 2014 -- 11:11 am
At Overlake, instructors have one less class to teach, but more time to work with students individually
Redmond Reporter - Class is back in session at The Overlake School, and beginning this year, faculty will have lighter class loads. Read more...
Friday, August 29, 2014 -- 11:11 am
Lehtinen's case setting hearing continued to Sept. 25
Redmond Reporter - Eric Emil Lehtinen, a 37-year-old Redmond resident who is accused of injecting his 4-year-old son with heroin, had his Aug. 28 case setting hearing continued to Sept. 25, according to the King County Prosecuting Attorney's office press secretary. Read more...
Friday, August 29, 2014 -- 9:06 am
Spreading awareness about ovarian cancer | Letter
Redmond Reporter - September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. Approximately 500 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer in Washington state each year. It is estimated that 22,00 women will be diagnosed in the nation in 2014 with an estimated mortality rate of 14,000 in 2014. Read more...
Friday, August 29, 2014 -- 9:06 am
We need to invest in infrastructure | Letter
Redmond Reporter - As I sat in traffic trying to drive up the I-5 north, I bemoaned the lack of funding for our state's infrastructure. About 67 percent of all of Washington's roads are in poor or mediocre condition according to, and needs an estimated $6.3 billion to remedy all infrastructural weaknesses. Read more...
Friday, August 29, 2014 -- 7:09 am
LWSD students raise their average scores on state standardized tests
Redmond Reporter - Lake Washington School District (LWSD) students improved their average scores on state standardized tests in many grades in reading, writing, math and science. Read more...
Thursday, August 28, 2014 -- 5:12 pm
Some residents concerned about 166th Ave. project
Redmond Reporter - The City of Redmond's construction project on 166th Avenue Northeast has some residents concerned about whether the changes will actually improve things along the road. Read more...
Thursday, August 28, 2014 -- 5:12 pm
Speedy Debu sets age-group world records for 10K run; Cretu competes at USA Track and Field National Junior Olympic Championships
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Thursday, August 28, 2014 -- 3:04 pm
Tackling Redmond traffic issues | Letter
Redmond Reporter - Mike Collins raises some important issues in his letter concerning the conversion from four traffic lanes to three on 166th Avenue Northeast. Read more...
Thursday, August 28, 2014 -- 3:04 pm
America the Beautiful, America the Bountiful | Letter
Redmond Reporter - We volunteer for Hopelink during the week and at the Saturday Redmond Farmers Market. Here a group of local farmers, artisans and purveyors of fine food, as well as volunteers such as Master Gardeners and others, sell their wares and share their knowledge. All contribute to the ambience and help the local economy, with their delicious harvest, beautiful flowers, arts and crafts and music. We all have come to appreciate their hard work and knowledge. Read more...
Thursday, August 28, 2014 -- 3:04 pm
Do you attend the Redmond Saturday Market?
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Thursday, August 28, 2014 -- 10:59 am
Lake Washington Schools Foundation Awards $220,000 to School District
Redmond Neighborhood Blog -   When Lake Washington students return to school this fall, they will be able to build robots, use a 3-D printer and learn how to prevent bullying because of extra funding provided to the school district by Lake Washington Schools Foundation. For the 2014-2015 school year, the Foundation granted the district nearly $220,000 to support district-wide initiatives and provide classroom tools that will help students succeed.  Read More >> According to Superintendent Dr. Traci Pierce, "Lake Washington Schools Foundation is a key partner for the Lake Washington School District. They help us build pathways to student success by funding programs that would not be possible without their support." A $10,000 grant will help students access learning opportunities through the Access Fund. This fund enables low-income middle and high school students to get the most out of school by providing scholarships to pay for school-related supplies, fees and extracurricular activities. A major Access Fund expense is for online classes, which help students who are behind in their classes to graduate. Often these kids are the first in their family to graduate from high school. The Access Fund has played an important role in many students' lives by keeping them engaged in school and by paying for opportunities that kids from higher income families often take for granted. The fund helped 2011 Redmond High School graduate Myeka Powers discover her love for the business world by funding her participation in the DECA business program. "Because of the Access Fund I was able to participate in DECA, which made my high school experience one of a kind, said Powers. Another $10,000 Foundation grant will support the new Safe Schools Ambassador (SSA) Program, which will help create a positive and safe school climate. The Foundation believes that all students should have access to learning opportunities. Bullying and harassment can seriously inhibit learning by contributing to dropouts, absenteeism, and academic underachievement.  This field-tested and evidence-based anti-bullying program will be implemented in Juanita, Eastlake, and Tesla STEM High Schools and the International Community School. Student leaders will be trained to work with mentor adults in order to resolve conflicts and to support excluded students. This will lead to a more positive school atmosphere, which will positively impact the entire community.  Because every student deserves a high quality teacher, Lake Washington Schools Foundation is funding the district's New Teacher Support Program for second year teachers with a grant of $18,000. Being a new teacher can be overwhelming and stressful. The program provides teachers with a guiding mentor and extra training. It has been shown to improve student achievement, accelerate professional growth and save school districts money by reducing attrition. The Foundation stepped in to fill the funding gap after state fu Read more...
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 -- 11:08 pm
Cooling off with the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on Redmond Ridge | SLIDESHOW
Redmond Reporter - A group of six men upped the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge ante and are doused with ice and water from a backhoe at The Golf Club at Redmond Ridge today. They are Steve Barker, Keegan Bubar, Todd Mielke, Bill Roberts, Mike Slobojan and Greg Van Hollebeke. Barker held the event in honor of his brother, Mike, who died from ALS in 2009 at the age of 62. Read more...
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 -- 5:04 pm
Redmond High football Green and Gold Scrimmage set for Friday
Redmond Reporter - Get an early look at the 2014 Redmond High Mustangs at the football team's Green and Gold Scrimmage at 6 p.m. Friday. Read more...
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 -- 11:15 am
Officers investigate thefts, burglary | Police Blotter for Aug. 26
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Wednesday, August 27, 2014 -- 11:15 am
Redmond High 5K race and 1K fun run set for Saturday
Redmond Reporter - The Redmond High Cross Country Boosters Club will sponsor a 5K race and 1K fun run through Hartman Park on Saturday. Mustang alumni, students and families with children are welcome. Read more...
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 -- 7:07 pm
UPDATE: Harris family dog found, died from injuries from crash
Redmond Reporter - The Harris family indicated their dog Jake, a wirehaired Griffon, was in the vehicle at the time of the fatal car crash on Aug. 24 that claimed the lives of Steven Harris and Taylor Griffith. The dog remains missing and it is not known if he suffered injuries during the crash on Redmond-Fall City Road and 244th Avenue Northeast. Read more...
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 -- 5:11 pm
Officers investigate residential burglary | Police Blotter for Aug. 25
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Alzheimer's Association Kirkland Caregiver Support Group
Lake Washington United Methodist Church
Juanita Friday Market
Juanita Beach Park
Bellevue Botanical Garden Tours
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