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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.

Suspects charged in connection with armed robbery of Kirkland drugstore

Two 15-year-old males have been arraigned on multiple counts of first degree robbery and possession of controlled substances after prosecutors said they robbed various pharmacies including a Kirkland Walgreens.

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.

Seahawk Bobby Wagner speaks to Kirkland Chamber, teens about leadership

Seattle Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner took the stage at last Thursday’s Kirkland Chamber of Commerce meeting, addressing members and dozens of local high school students.

Kirkland couple takes trip of a lifetime… on TV show

A Kirkland couple recently took the trip of a lifetime, and unlike most trips seen only on social media to friends and family, this trip was nationally televised.

Man arrested on warrant after allegedly using laundry money to purchase alcohol | Kirkland Police Blotter

The blotter feature is both a description of a small selection of police incidents and a statistical round-up of all calls to the Kirkland Police Department that are dispatched to on-duty police officers. The Kirkland Reporter police blotter is not intended to be representative of all police calls originating in Kirkland, which average about 1,000 per week.

Martial arts singled out for taxation, relief bill stuck in committee

Martial artists across the state hope to see relief from what they view as an unfair tax passed last fall targeting their profession.

Suspects charged in connection with armed robbery of Kirkland drugstore

Two 15-year-old males have been arraigned on multiple counts of first degree robbery and possession of controlled substances after prosecutors said they robbed various pharmacies including a Kirkland Walgreens.

Three finalists named for new Kirkland chief of police

The city of Kirkland has narrowed the search for a new chief of police down to three finalists following former chief Eric Olsen’s retirement last September after 27 years of service, including eight years as chief.

Changes coming to 405 tolling, bottleneck north of Kirkland

Congestion along Interstate 405 has improved in some places, and has gotten significantly worse in others, leaving Bothell in the lurch as commuters north of State Route 522 in both directions slog through heavier traffic.

Kirkland woman is Jill-of-all-trades

Sporting four separate business cards, Lauren Dillon-Merrill is something of a Jill-of-all-trades.

County votes to take closer look at Kirkland water taxi routes

Kirkland and Kenmore could be one step closer to getting water taxis after a Feb. 8 vote by the King County Council approved a report of three proposed routes in the county.

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.

The steady decline of salmon runs to Lake Washington | Part I

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

Low, moderate income residents feeling housing squeeze in east King

Housing in King County is in high demand and low to moderate income residents are feeling the crunch.

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 doctor’s medical license restricted by DOH for over prescribing medication

A Bothell doctor's medical license has been summarily restricted by the Washington State Department of Health relating to allegations that he improperly prescribed more controlled substances than any other doctor in the state, according to a press release from the Department of Health.