Samantha Pak

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.

 

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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 share success stories at Friends of Youth fundraiser

At the Celebration of Youth luncheon fundraiser for Friends of Youth on March 15, a common theme running through the various speeches was the idea… 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

Locals will be attending tomorrow’s Women’s March on Seattle

Thousands are expected to turn out for tomorrow’s Women’s March on Seattle. The 3.6-mile march will begin at 10 a.m. at Judkins Park at 2150… Continue reading

Sound Transit seeks public input at East Link open house

With the 2008 passing of Sound Transit 2 (ST2) and this month’s passing of Sound Transit 3 (ST3), light rail is coming to the Eastside… Continue reading

Friends of Youth and Material Good partner to raise money for Capital Campaign

Sales of Little Shirley vases, created by the Mercer Island Florist owner's daughter, will benefit Friends of Youth.

New legislation brings good news to Friends of Youth amidst federal budget cuts

A new piece of state legislation may lead more homeless and runaway youth to seek shelter with service agencies such as Eastside-based Friends of Youth (FOY).

Mercer Islander helps to keep Safeco Field green

The subject of sports usually does not come up during conversations about sustainability, but Scott Jenkins is working to change that.

Eastside Muslims ‘relieved’ at death of Osama bin Laden

Along with the rest of the country, Javed Sikander, Hyder Ali and Island resident Arsalan Bukhari were all relieved at the news of Osama bin Laden’s death.