Nour Madani, 7 of Kent, lays her head in her parent's lap while waiting for Gov. Jay Inslee to speak at the Muslim Association of Puget Sound mosque in Redmond. (Photo by John Stang.)

Governor greets area Muslims for Eid

Gov. Jay Inslee visited the Muslim Association of Puget Sound masjid in Redmond for Eid al-Fitr, which marks end of the holy month of Ramadan.
Jul 6, 2016
MAPS (The Muslim Association of Puget Sound) in Redmond is bracing for a possible anti-Islam rally Saturday. (Photo by Varisha Khan)

Redmond mosque receives threat, boosts security for Ramadan

Redmond Police reported that it received a possible threat directed to the Muslim Association of Puget Sound Sunday night.
Jun 14, 2016
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Redmond Indian clothing co. takes on challenges of cross-cultural fashion

The owner of Ravishing Marketplace hopes her original designs can bring Indian clothing styles into the mainstream.
Mar 11, 2016
Willie Miranda of Woodinville adds a flag to an anti-racism display that is traveling to Eastside cities. (Photo by Venice Buhain)

Traveling display counters hate after KKK robe left at Redmond business

The owner of From Rags to Riches, originally from the Bahamas, is still shaken by the incident.
Feb 17, 2016
Zainab Haji (left) gives cookies to Kent Chadwick, who turned out in support of the Islamic Center of Kitsap County. Despite plans for an anti-Islam rally the Bremerton mosque, no protestors actually showed Saturday. (Photo courtesy CAIR-WA)

A hate group called for protests at local mosques. Guess who showed up?

They expected armed anti-Islam protestors. What they got was a group of neighbors who turned out to show support for religious freedom.
Oct 14, 2015
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Redmond teen confronts Boehner on Immigration Reform

With legislation stalled in the House, frustrated immigration activists are taking direct action to confront Congress.
Nov 13, 2013
Despite appearances, Cricket doesn't involve synchronized dance routines. It does have players running back and forth between two different wickets, rather than four bases, as in baseball. (Photo from REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte)

Cricket: the perfect sport for Seattle tech-geeks and globalists

Behind a complex of warehouses in Woodinville, in a fluorescent-lit sports complex laid with AstroTurf and strung with netting, there’s a batsman stepping up to the pitch. I’m at late-night cricket practice for The Moose, the traveling team of The Microsoft Cricket Club. It’s 9:00 on a work night but nobody’s going home anytime soon […]
Nov 30, 2012
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Microsofties with global roots give back

The last couple weeks have seen one former Microsoft executive become the Prime Minister of Mali and another hatch an ambitious plot to mine asteroids. Expanding from our rainy cradle in the corner of the country, the reach of our massive hometown software company transcends borders (and even outer space apparently). But some Microsoft employees […]
Apr 30, 2012
The long awaited chicken handi

Search for authentic Pakistani food leads to the Kebab Palace in Redmond

Chicken handi is the dish that defines Pakistani food for me.  The first time I tried it I was sitting on the roof of Cuckoo’s Den in Lahore–a former brothel famously converted to an eccentric restaurant with a romantic nighttime view of the Badshahi Mosque.  I remember the sweat-soaked shirt plastered against my lower back […]
Jan 31, 2012