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Cirque du Soleil audience sprayed with oil, show canceled

A Cirque du Soleil performance in Washington state ended abruptly when a hose on a hydraulic system broke and sprayed audience members with what the theatrical company says was vegetable-based …


CEO charged with fraud on over 100 H-1B visa applications

The U.S. Department of Justice has charged a Redmond, Washington, CEO with visa fraud.


5 Redmond detectives on leave after fatal Kirkland shooting

Five Redmond police detectives have been placed on administrative leave after the shooting death of a man at a Safeway gas station in Kirkland last week.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 29, 2017, 11:28 a.m.

Microsoft plans to rebuild its Redmond headquarters

Microsoft is overhauling its longtime headquarters with an 18-building construction project that will make room for another 8,000 workers.


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 5, 2017, 10:22 p.m.

New Buddhist meditation center in Redmond offers tranquility

The International Insight Meditation Center of Oregon is a quiet, peaceful retreat center located on 12.5 acres off state Highway 126. The center is open for daytime use and hosted …


UPDATED: Tue., July 25, 2017, 11:57 a.m.

Microsoft keeping Paint program after outpouring of fan support

The end is near for Microsoft Paint. The simple graphics application that has been included with Windows for more than 30 years could be phased out of future versions of …


Utility agreement would allow Microsoft to buy own power

Microsoft has struck a deal with Washington state’s largest energy utility allowing the software giant to buy its own power on the open market.


Burrowing rodents threaten Central Oregon canals

Drive along the Pilot Butte Canal in Redmond in the spring and you’ll see ground squirrels scurry frantically back and forth across the road. Chubby rock chucks sprint from rock …


Microsoft invests in Swedish startup Pickit

Microsoft’s venture capital arm has joined a $4.6 million investment round in Pickit, a Swedish software startup that builds a tool that curates images for use in documents.


Shooting of cougar in research cage prompts complaint

State wildlife researchers have stepped up efforts to protect the safety of animals they study after a Redmond man killed a cougar in a trap and tried to pass it …


Stray bullet bounces off Oregon woman’s head

Police say a Central Oregon woman suffered a small bump when a stray bullet crashed into her home and bounced off her head.


Man shot dead at New Year’s party in Redmond

Police are investigating after a man was shot and killed at a large New Year’s Eve party at an apartment complex in Redmond.


Women’s share of Microsoft jobs drops again

At Microsoft, about one of every four employees is female. The latest data on the diversity of the Redmond software giant’s workforce, released this week, showed a second consecutive annual …


Washington Sen. Andy Hill dies of lung cancer at age 54

Sen. Andy Hill, the key budget writer for the Washington state Senate, has died of lung cancer. He was 54.


Exploring Mars: Redmond company wins $67M deep-space contract

A Redmond, Washington, company has won a $67 million contract with NASA to build a propulsion system that will help explore deep space and Mars.


Treasured Pirate

Football games on television continue to haunt former Whitworth University great Michael Allan. The worst comes when he sees players he tested against in the 2007 NFL scouting combine or …


Police: Redmond man tried to kill son with heroin

A Redmond man tried to kill his 4-year-old son with heroin on the day his divorce was supposed to be finalized, court documents say.


Two state auditor hopefuls mix it up

The filing deadline is still a couple of weeks away, but candidates barked at each other Thursday night in their bid to become the state’s top watchdog. State Rep. Mark …


Kimmel Athletic buys Redmond company, expands to West Side

Spokane’s Kimmel Athletic Supply has acquired a Redmond, Wash., sports gear firm and will use that location for its West Side base, company president Bill Davis said. The company has …