Aaron Kunkler

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.