Samantha Pak

From left, KUOW’s “All Things Considered” host Kim Malcolm interviews New York Times journalist Jonathan Weisman about the rise of bigotry in the United States. Samantha Pak/staff photo

Combating bigotry | Windows and Mirrors

Author and journalist Jonathan Weisman visited the Stroum Jewish Community Center to as part of the center’s “Words to the Wise” series.


Paying twice for their mistakes | Windows and Mirrors

Southeast Asians are at greater risk of being deported to countries many haven’t been to since they were young or have never been to.


Marknisha Hervol, an eighth grader at Environmental & Adventure School in Kirkland, gets her book signed by Fredi Lajvardi during his appearance at the Peter Kirk Community Center. Samantha Pak/staff photo

OPINION: 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?

The default in our own stories | Editorial

Senior editor Samantha Pak reflects on what representation in media means to her.

Power restored in Olde Town Issaquah following possible equipment failure

Puget Sound Energy is investigating equpiment within its West Issaquah Substation.

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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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Speakers at Together Center fundraiser focus on importance of multiple services for clients

At the Together Center in downtown Redmond, much of what the nonprofit organizations do is in the campus’ name. From housing services and affordable health… Continue reading

The Landing offers overnight shelter for young adults in Redmond

Editor’s note: This is the second part of a month-long series that focuses on homelessness on the Eastside. Just as tackling homelessness means more than… Continue reading

From education to traffic congestion, Valderrama is focused on giving citizens a voice | Election

Ramiro Valderrama first became involved in local civic issues when he and other Sammamish residents were concerned about some of the road construction happening in their city.

KING 5 trio and Eastside residents, file their final reports, look forward to retirement

For broadcast journalists who are on TV regularly, it is not uncommon for people to approach them as if they know them and treat them as members of their immediate community.

  • May 9, 2016

Leadership Eastside looks at region’s future

What are the most pressing issues on the Eastside? And what can area leaders do to tackle them on a regional level? Those were the questions driving the first Eastside Futures conference, the latter of which was intended to challenge the government, business and nonprofit representatives in attendance to step away from what organizers described as narrow and siloed thinking.

LWSD officials looking at new options to address overcrowding after bond fails

Faced with another failure to pass a school construction bond, the Lake Washington School District will look at other options to handle school crowding.

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.