Aaron Kunkler

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

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 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

Totem Lake’s Trading Post shutting down after decades of business

After three decades of business, the Trading Post post office is closing its doors for good on May 27.

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

Northshore Utility District says water lead-free in north Kirkland

Residents serviced by Northshore Utility District are drinking lead-free water the district said in a press release.

  • Apr 27, 2016

Kirkland firefighters help to save lives beyond US borders

The Kirkland Fire Department donated dozens of air packs, cylinders and masks to the international nonprofit Firefighters Crossing Borders on April 15.

  • Apr 25, 2016

Two brothers sought for murder of Arlington couple

Two brothers are on the run and are being sought by law enforcement for the murders of an Arlington couple.

  • Apr 19, 2016

Petition started to change Kirkland to a strong mayor form of government

A petition to place a measure on the November ballot calling for the city of Kirkland to switch from a council and city manager form of government to a strong mayor system has started.

  • Apr 14, 2016

Students, parents rally for LWSD bond

Students and parents rallied Wednesday morning at the corner of 6th Street and Northeast 85th Street in support of a nearly $400 million bond to rebuild and enlarge Juanita High School and other projects.

  • Apr 12, 2016

Kirkland Councilwoman Shelley Kloba to run for state representative

Kirkland City Council member Shelley Kloba will run for a seat in the state House of Representatives this year.

  • Apr 12, 2016

Cpt. Cherie Harris prepares for new job as Kirkland Chief of Police

Recruiting new officers, utilizing social media and tackling burglaries are all high priorities for the newly selected Kirkland Chief of Police, Cpt. Cherie Harris.

  • Apr 11, 2016

Officials scramble to find solutions for troubled Kirkland road, circuit

Power outages along Holmes Point Drive Northeast in Kirkland have skyrocketed this year leaving city officials and Puget Sound Energy (PSE) scrambling to find solutions.

New modern quilting store opens in downtown Kirkland

Two philosophical schools of thought dominate the modern quilting scene: those who craft traditional quilts and those who side with the ‘modern’ camp.