Aaron Kunkler

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

Kirkland loses its Laughs, comedy club moving to Seattle

After nearly nine years and countless shows, Kirkland's Laughs Comedy Spot will be closing its doors this weekend as the owners look to open a new club in Seattle's University District.

  • May 27, 2016

Kirkland City Council considers changes to marijuana retail law

Last June the state legislature voted to give cities the authority to reduce buffers around retail marijuana businesses, leading the Kirkland City Council to consider reducing the 1,000-foot buffers around day cares to 100 feet.

  • May 27, 2016

Antique Mall site in downtown Kirkland could be redeveloped this summer

Construction on a mixed-use development at the site of Kirkland's old Antique Mall could begin this summer, according to the developer.

  • May 26, 2016

PSE submits permit for transmission lines in Kirkland

Puget Sound Energy (PSE) plans on submitting permit applications with the cities of Kirkland and Redmond this summer to begin constructing a new electricity transmission line running from the Sammamish substation to the Juanita substation.

  • May 26, 2016

Election season officially begins for local races

May 20 was the final day to file for public offices up for election on November's ballot. Races with more than two candidates will have a primary in August, where the top two candidates will advance to the general election.

  • May 25, 2016

Kirkland eateries receive produce from local farming families

The day starts early for first-generation farmers Ryan and Kim Lichttenegger.

  • May 19, 2016

Local group to hold meeting on heroin and opiate prevention at Kirkland Performance Center

Members of the Kirkland community will be hosting an event called Operation H.O.P.E (heroin, opiate, prevention education) on May 31 at the Kirkland Performance Center from 6:15-8:45 p.m.

  • May 19, 2016

County Search and Rescue on the chopping block

A rhythmic thumping pulse reverberates through the trees, bouncing off the walls of the pristine valley where the Bandera State Airport sits, some 11 miles west of the Summit at Snoqualmie pass.

  • May 23, 2016

Kirkland family loses dog to coyote in troubling trend

Around 1 a.m. on March 28, the sound of fighting animals awakened Chris Carlson from his sleep at his family's home in southwest Kirkland.

  • May 3, 2016

Juanita High School teacher disciplined for using racial slur in class

A Juanita High School teacher was suspended for three days without pay after two incidents last year which involved offensive language and jokes.

  • Apr 29, 2016