Aaron Kunkler

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An indoor scooter park in Redmond? It’s coming soon

While skateboards and longboards have often been the platform of choice for…

  • Jul 19th, 2017 8:30am

State Legislature candidates talk shop at community forum

Four candidates running for state Legislature seats in the 45th and 48th…

  • Jul 18th, 2017 8:30am

Kirkland resident opens Executive Care to offer quality care for seniors and others

Eastsiders looking for home care services have one more option after Executive…

  • Jul 10th, 2017 2:22pm

Brewers Festival brings families out for brews, music and eats

Thousands of beer enthusiasts and families descended on Marymoor Park last weekend…

  • Jun 21st, 2017 9:57am

Knierim challenging Darnell, Kuderer for 48th Senate seat

Dr. Richard Knierim is running for the 48th Legislative District state Senate…

  • Jun 16th, 2017 8:30am

Englund runs for 45th district Senate seat

Jinyoung Lee Englund is running as a Republican for a 45th Legislative…

  • Jun 14th, 2017 9:57am

Darnell runs for 48th District senate position

Michelle Darnell has thrown her hat into the ring in running for…

  • Jun 15th, 2017 8:30am

Harris announces candidacy for 45th District race

Robert Parker Harris has announced his bid for the 45th District Senate…

  • Jun 5th, 2017 11:30am

Dhingra announces bid for 45th District seat

King County prosecuting attorney and Redmond resident Manka Dhingra is throwing her…

  • Jun 5th, 2017 1:30am

Quick action by Kirkland man saves another from cardiac arrest

Doug Rough had pushed himself further before, so what was another flight…

  • May 31st, 2017 10:32am

Cyclists kick off cross-country ride to support Friends of FSH Research

One dozen bicyclists will be kicking off a cross-country bike trip in…

  • May 24th, 2017 9:45am

Energize Eastside releases second draft environmental impact statement

A draft environmental impact statement (EIS) for the second phase of the…

  • May 18th, 2017 1:30pm

Group launches campaign to bar government-funded drug injection sites in King County

Advocates say safe injection sites would allow users to consume the drugs in a safe environment with clean needles, which reduces the risk of contracting diseases like HIV, as well as letting staff respond to medical emergencies.

  • May 17th, 2017 8:46am

Possible changes to SR 520 bus service could affect Eastside riders

These changes could affect up to 12 bus routes managed by Sound Transit and King County Metro which currently make stops at Eastside locations and in Seattle from the University of Washington down to South Lake Union and the city’s downtown core.

  • May 12th, 2017 9:51am

Lake Washington School District receives national environmental award

In 2012, custodians at Lake Washington School District (LWSD) decided to move…

  • May 3rd, 2017 10:08am

Developer may alter proposal for Saint Edward seminary building in response to changes by state legislature

Kevin Daniels, a Seattle-based real estate developer who has been working with the state in an attempt to transform the crumbling Saint Edward Seminary into a lodge, said decisions by the legislature this year may alter his proposal plans.

  • Aug 25th, 2016 4:56pm

Old Friends Club helps seniors in Kirkland keep active

Maintaining healthy social bonds is one of the best ways to protect mental health, especially in old age.

  • Aug 25th, 2016 1:30pm

County steps up to make two north Kirkland parks more accessable

The King County Parks Department has been working since late July in Big Finn Hill and Denny Parks in north Kirkland to restore trails and create new bridges, which frequent park-goers say will greatly increase accessibility within the 46-acre park.

  • Aug 25th, 2016 5:23pm

Kirkland man’s political sign vandalized

The election season is heating up across the country, and one Kirkland man's campaign signs fell victim to vandalism shortly after he posted them along a city street.

  • Aug 18th, 2016 1:30pm

Kirkland’s last trailer park abandoned by some home owners

Months after the Firwood Lanes mobile home park's last residents vacated ahead of a planned redevelopment, the site still contains mobile homes and trash, which has divided opinions among neighbors.

  • Aug 18th, 2016 1:29pm

Kirkland’s historic Trueblood house moves on down the road

One of the last remaining historic houses in Kirkland faces an uncertain future after being temporarily saved by an Everett-based house rescue company.

  • Aug 18th, 2016 2:12pm

Council takes up marijuana buffer, bike lanes issues

Bike lane parking enforcement and marijuana buffer reduction were front and center at last night's Kirkland City Council meeting.

  • Aug 17th, 2016 6:04pm

Eyman, Kirkland City Councilmember Toby Nixon to write opposition statement for ST3

Conservative anti-tax heavyweight Tim Eyman has been picked to write the opposition argument for the Sound Transit 3 (ST3) measure in November's election, drawing criticism from local opposition groups.

  • Aug 11th, 2016 6:02pm

Kirkland Summerfest returns to Marina Park next weekend

The sixth-annual Kirkland Summerfest will return to Marina Park and downtown this year with a loaded lineup of music, food, drink and art.

  • Aug 5th, 2016 1:30pm

Kirkland restaurant George’s turns 40

George's in Kirkland will be celebrating 40 years serving up eats, drinks and keeping their customers happy this August.

  • Aug 4th, 2016 1:30pm

Preliminary election results: Wirth, Langston, Stanford way ahead

Preliminary results from today's state-wide primary election have been posted by King and Snohomish Counties. Contests include 1st District House and Senate Legislative seats and Proposition No. 1 which, if passed, would increase the number of board members in the Public Hospital District No. 2 from five to seven.

  • Aug 3rd, 2016 3:54am

City officials working to identify all plots, burial locations in Kirkland Cemetery

Following a mix-up at the city-owned cemetery last year, Kirkland officials have been working to update their records and procedures on how plots are registered and recorded.

  • Aug 2nd, 2016 4:55pm

Man with fake gun draws police response in Kirkland

Reports of a man with a gun at the Rite Aid along Northwest 132nd Street prompted a police response yesterday around 9:20 p.m.

  • Jul 28th, 2016 2:48pm

Bryant draws volunteers, protesters in Bothell

Washington State gubernatorial candidate Bill Bryant met with supporters today at the McMenamins Anderson School in Bothell.

  • Jul 21st, 2016 1:30pm

New ballot box installed at Kirkland City Hall

A new ballot drop box was opened last Friday at Kirkland City Hall. The box will serve area residents, providing a more accessible and convenient location to drop off ballots.

  • Jul 21st, 2016 1:30pm

City of Kirkland to sell off used vehicles

Five Kirkland vehicles will soon be removed from the city motor pool and classified as surplus following a consent agenda item on last Tuesday's City Council meeting agenda.

  • Jul 20th, 2016 4:26pm

MV Kirkland ferry boat finds new life after devastating fire

After 50 years of service, a 92-year-old ferry will be returning home to Astoria and returned to service.

  • Jul 15th, 2016 3:55pm

Cushman guilty of second-degree murder charge in Kirkland woman’s death

Burrell Michael Cushman was convicted of second-degree murder in the death of Kirkland resident Amy Hargrove and a felony violation of a court order charge today in King County Superior Court.

  • Jul 14th, 2016 7:50pm

Nine candidates vie for two positions in 1st District | Vote 2016

Nine candidates are running for one of two 1st Legislative District House of Representative seats. The Reporter has compiled their platforms from campaign websites and articles from the Everett Daily Herald and Reporter files.

  • Jul 14th, 2016 1:30pm

Palumbo running for senate to be a new voice, break gridlock | Vote 2016

Guy Palumbo is running for the 1st District Senate seat left vacant after long-time state Sen. Rosemary McAuliffe decided not to run in November's election.

  • Jul 14th, 2016 1:29pm

Wirth wants to fund education without an increased burden on tax payers | Vote 2016

Mindie Wirth is running as a Republican for the 1st Legislative Senate seat in this November's election.

  • Jul 14th, 2016 1:29pm

Moscoso running for state Senate foucsing on equal rights, trasnportation and education | Vote 2016

Luis Moscoso is running for the 1st District Senate seat left vacant after long-time state Sen. Rosemary McAuliffe decided not to run in November's election.

  • Jul 14th, 2016 1:29pm

Kirkland police, U.S. Marshalls arrest suspect in domestic violence standoff

Matthew Gordon as arrested around 11:30 a.m. by Kirkland police and the U.S. Marshalls in Sammamish after last Friday's standoff in a Kirkland neighborhood.

  • Jul 15th, 2016 3:58pm

Reporter’s Notes: Kirkland’s gotta catch ‘em all

I'll admit it. When "Pokemon Go" came out I was a bit skeptical of it despite playing the old Gameboy Color games to death as a kid.

  • Jul 13th, 2016 11:03pm

Kirkland police receive outpouring of support in wake of Dallas shootings

Following the attack on police officers in Dallas last week, in which five members of the force were killed, departments around the country have reacted to the violence in different ways.

  • Jul 11th, 2016 6:41pm