Aaron Kunkler

Hot, dry streak could break 1951 record

Hot and dry conditions continue in western Washington — including Kirkland — and across the state this week as higher temperatures prompted the National Weather… Continue reading

District candidates garner copious campaign contributions

Campaigns for seats in the Washington state 45th and 48th district House of Representatives and Senate are in full swing, but where are the candidates… Continue reading

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

While skateboards and longboards have often been the platform of choice for athletes looking to test their mettle off the beaten path of team sports,… Continue reading

State Legislature candidates talk shop at community forum

Four candidates running for state Legislature seats in the 45th and 48th districts attended a forum on July 11 at the First Baptist Church in… Continue reading

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 Care opened in Bothell last month. Kirkland resident Aarti Bindlish is the owner… Continue reading

Brewers Festival brings families out for brews, music and eats

Thousands of beer enthusiasts and families descended on Marymoor Park last weekend for the annual Washington Brewers Festival, which brought in 130 breweries from across… Continue reading

Knierim challenging Darnell, Kuderer for 48th Senate seat

Dr. Richard Knierim is running for the 48th Legislative District state Senate seat as an independent Democrat in an attempt to bridge the partisan divide… Continue reading

Darnell runs for 48th District senate position

Michelle Darnell has thrown her hat into the ring in running for the 48th District’s Senate seat in this November’s special election. Darnell is running… Continue reading

Englund runs for 45th district Senate seat

Jinyoung Lee Englund is running as a Republican for a 45th Legislative District seat to fill out the remainder of Sen. Andy Hill’s position following… Continue reading

Harris announces candidacy for 45th District race

Robert Parker Harris has announced his bid for the 45th District Senate races on this November’s ballot. Harris, an engineer-turned-teacher, is running as an Independent… Continue reading

Dhingra announces bid for 45th District seat

King County prosecuting attorney and Redmond resident Manka Dhingra is throwing her name in the mix for the November state legislature election. Dhingra is running… Continue reading

Quick action by Kirkland man saves another from cardiac arrest

Doug Rough had pushed himself further before, so what was another flight of stairs? The 60-year-old Kirkland resident and his wife, Lorraine, were exercising at… Continue reading

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 support of a Kirkland-based nonprofit on Saturday in downtown Seattle. The nonprofit, Friends… Continue reading

Energize Eastside releases second draft environmental impact statement

A draft environmental impact statement (EIS) for the second phase of the Energize Eastside project was released last week. The statement was released by Energize… Continue reading

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.

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.

Lake Washington School District receives national environmental award

In 2012, custodians at Lake Washington School District (LWSD) decided to move their schools in a greener direction, and nearly five years later, their efforts… Continue reading

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.

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.

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.