Category: Redmond

Local news and information for/from Redmond, of interest to residents and voters within the 45th LD.

45th District Democrats Call for Eastside Plastic Bag Ban

Resolution Inspired by 5th Grader’s Earth Month Experiment Redmond, Wash.—May 12, 2018—On Wednesday, May 2, the membership of the 45th District Democrats adopted a resolution in support of expanding Kirkland’s plastic bag ban to the Eastside cities of Duvall, Redmond, Sammamish, and Woodinville. Shawn Roland and his 10-year-old son, Jeremiah, presented the resolution. The pair were inspired to take action by an Earth Month challenge at Jeremiah’s school, Horace Mann Elementary. The challenge? Refusing to use single-use plastics for 30 days. The Rolands shared that the challenge was tough, but important. According to the Earth Day Network, each year, 4...

A Resolution to Support Plastic Bag Bans

WHEREAS​, the Washington State Legislature in RCW 70.95.010(8)(a) established waste reduction as the first priority for the collection, handling, and management of solid waste; and WHEREAS​, the Washington State Legislature in RCW 70.95.010(4) found that it is “necessary to change manufacturing and purchasing practices and waste generation behaviors to reduce the amount of waste that becomes a governmental responsibility”; and WHEREAS​, the Washington State Legislature in RCW 70.95.010(6)(c) found that it is the responsibility of city and county governments “to assume primary responsibility for solid waste management and to develop and implement aggressive and effective waste reduction and source separation...

Last chance to GOTV for Manka Dhingra (D)

Ballots are due this Tuesday by 8 p.m.—we need your help to get every last vote we can for Manka and progressives all the way down the ballot! In off-off years like this, especially in the primaries, a handful of votes really can be the difference between candidates who value public schools, aim to address climate change, and support vulnerable communities advancing and candidates who, well, don’t! If you haven’t voted yet, check out our endorsements and helpful links for submitting your ballot. We’ll wait here. All done? Filled out, signed, and turned your ballot in? Great! The next biggest...