Aaron Kunkler

Trial for accused Kirkland murderer pushed back to April 18

A tentative trial date has been set for April 18 for accused murderer Burrell Michael Cushman in connection with the January 2014 death of his ex-girlfriend in Kirkland.

New teen center opens in Kirkland Music Academy

On a recent afternoon, the sound of electric bass bounced off the walls, echoing from the lofty ceiling, down the hallway and into the snack bar of the newly formed teen center at the Kirkland Music Academy.

Report shows Washington as ninth healthiest state

Disease rates are low, heart health is improving and workplace safety is relatively high in Washington State, according to a report released Dec. 10 by the United Health Foundation.

Local residents concerned over dwindling salmon runs to lake | Part II

Salmon runs have steadily declined in Lake Washington for nearly 40 years, a phenomenon which has not escaped researchers, ecologists and environmentalists.

Kirkland police search home for domestic violence suspect

Kirkland police have issued a felony warrant for Matthew Gordon for first-degree domestic violence assault and unlawful possession of a firearm following a standoff which began late last night.

Kirkland woman competes on Jeopardy

When Kirkland resident Liz Hedreen filled out her first screening quiz for the trivia game show Jeopardy in the spring of 2015 she wasn't expecting much.

  • Jul 8, 2016

Rep. Springer, running unopposed, says he will work on public safety, mental health care access and affordable housing | Vote 2016

Incumbent Larry Springer is running unopposed as the Democratic party's 45th Legislative House District Position Two candidate after 12 years in office. The Reporter caught up with him to discuss his platforms and policies.

  • Jul 7, 2016

ST3 will include light rail to South Kirkland Park and Ride

Light rail to the South Kirkland Park and Ride has been included in a Sound Transit 3 (ST3) update, which if approved in November would authorize a station to be constructed by 2041.

  • Jul 1, 2016

Kirkland-based BitTitan raises $15 million in first round of financing

Kirkland-based tech company BitTitan announced June 9 that they had raise $15 million in the first round of financing, marking the first time in the company's nine years it has secured outside funding.

  • Jun 30, 2016

City of Kirkland makes mid-year adjustment to budget

Mid-year adjustments to the city of Kirkland budget resulted in a $1.067 million increase for the 2015-2016 budget.

  • Jun 29, 2016

Recession gave Darnell new perspective as she runs for state House seat | Vote 2016

Michelle Darnell is running for the 48th District's House Position 1 as a Libertarian against Democratic incumbent Patty Kuderer. The Reporter caught up with Darnell to talk about her platform and what inspired her to run for office.

School funding and affordable housing fuel Kuderer in race for House seat | Vote 2016

Patty Kuderer is running as the incumbent for the 48th District House of Representatives Position 1 position as a Democrat. The Reporter caught up with her to discuss her policies, platforms and experience.

  • Jun 24, 2016

Time of death could be key in Kirkland murder trial

Opening statements in the trial of Burrell Michael Cushman proceeded today with the defense and prosecution outlining their cases before a 14-panel jury in King County Superior Court in Seattle.

  • Jun 22, 2016

CenterCal, Kirkland city officials help to break ground on the Village at Totem Lake

Developers and city officials broke ground today on The Village at Totem Lake, a long awaited mixed-used development next to Interstate 405 and close to health care and transit centers in the Totem Lake neighborhood of Kirkland.

  • Jun 21, 2016

KDA takes over Kirkland Classic Car Show, local vintage car expert to host

Some 500 vintage cars are expected to roll into downtown Kirkland at the end of July and genre heavyweight Larry Hanson will be on hand to host the Kirkland Classic Car Show. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on July 31.

  • Jun 16, 2016

Godfrey, Kirkland transportation engineer, retires after 22 years

While serving as a traffic engineer for the city of Kirkland during the past 22 years, David Godfrey has seen the city grow and he's tried to manage the pains associated with it.

  • Jun 16, 2016

Kirkland doctor, professor honored with national award

University of Washington assistant professor and Kirkland resident Dr. Rashmi Sharma received the 2016 Hastings Center Cunniff-Dixon Early Career Physician Award for improving end-of-life care.

  • Jun 16, 2016

Trial for accused Kirkland murderer underway

The trial of the accused killer of 28-year-old Kirkland resident Amy Hargrove began Tuesday in King County Superior Court.

  • Jun 15, 2016

Hundreds gather at Kirkland Performance Center to talk about heroin, opiate addiction

Hundreds of people packed the Kirkland Performance Center auditorium May 31 to listen to a panel discussion about heroin following multiple overdoses during the past year.

  • Jun 1, 2016

Council retreat yields progress on biennial budget talks for city

The Kirkland City Council met at the second of two retreats on May 24 to discuss the 2017-2018 biennial budget, which currently has a projected deficit of $79,000.

  • Jun 1, 2016