Raechel Dawson

Reporter Raechel Dawson says farewell to journalism career

Eastside journalist moves on after six years in field.

 

Former Seahawks player Jeremy Lane sentenced for driving high through Mercer Island

His DUI charge was reduced to a reckless driving guilty plea in March.

 

Assault kits provide ‘fresh start’ for survivors

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

 

Mercer Island grad launches business to pay for Mount Everest summit

Mount Everest is the tallest mountain in the world and can cost as much as $90,000 to climb.

Author Cheryl Strayed answers questions on PCT ‘bro’ culture, ‘Gilmore Girls’ and more

The Oprah’s Book Club author is best known for her memoir “Wild.”

Keynote speaker and author Cheryl Strayed spoke of her own struggles and how she got through them at the Youth Eastside Services’ 50th anniversary Invest In Youth breakfast. Photo courtesy of Phillip Johnson

‘Wild’ author Cheryl Strayed shares story of abuse, addiction and heartbreak at Youth Eastside Services breakfast

The nonprofit hopes to raise $790,000 as they celebrate 50 years in 2018.

Keynote speaker and author Cheryl Strayed spoke of her own struggles and how she got through them at the Youth Eastside Services’ 50th anniversary Invest In Youth breakfast. Photo courtesy of Phillip Johnson

Mercer Island man charged in collision that killed Issaquah man

Alexander Chung, 20, faces vehicular homicide and reckless driving charges.

Students at St. Monica School, a private Catholic school based in Mercer Island, prayed for the 17 victims of the Parkland school shooting. Photo courtesy of Krista Pittiglio

Students throughout the region leave class and call for action on guns

The demonstrations, part of the National School Walkout, marked the one month anniversary of the Parkland school shooting.

Students at St. Monica School, a private Catholic school based in Mercer Island, prayed for the 17 victims of the Parkland school shooting. Photo courtesy of Krista Pittiglio

Afghanistan refugee shares how Friends of Youth gave him hope at Bellevue event

Hundreds celebrate youth at annual Friends of Youth luncheon.

Puget Sound Energy to cut carbon footprint in half by 2040

Environmental groups call initiative ‘smoke and mirrors.’

Washington state auditor: More accountability audits needed for state agencies

Auditor’s office seeks $700,000 from Washington Legislature

Mercer Island yoga workshop to benefit India’s Shanti Bhavan, educational nonprofit

Vinceya Edwin used to live in a thatched house with dry coconut leaves and logs that acted as a roof. When it rained, water would… Continue reading

Environmental advocates call for Bellevue-based Puget Sound Energy’s closure of Montana coal plant

Several state environmental groups and residents across the county packed Bellevue City Hall’s council chambers during a public hearing with the Washington State Utilities and… Continue reading

Pump It Up in Kirkland offers space for Friendship Circle birthday party

Denise Leary could see a difference in her son after he joined the Friendship Circle."When he comes home, he's relaxed, hungry and just happy," Leary said. "He's quick to scream, quick to fit, but after Friendship Circle, they all say he has a great time."

Lake Washington School District board votes on bond that excludes Juanita pool

The Lake Washington School District School board unanimously passed all recommended levies and one controversial bond measure at an emotionally charged board meeting on Monday, which even led to one man’s outburst.

68,000 gallons of wastewater spills into lake in Kirkland

Kirkland’s Marina Park beach was closed last weekend due to an estimated 68,000 gallons of wastewater that discharged into Lake Washington on Thursday.

Web giant ‘Go Daddy’ planning expansion to Eastside location

Company to choose between Kirkland and Bellevue, wants to tap into high tech talent here.