Carrie Rodriguez

Reporter joins forces with Eastside papers to serve you better

You may have noticed some changes at the Reporter.


VitalSource staff spends work day helping families give gift of Christmas to kids

Parents walked out of Christmas House, some with carts piled high with toys that their children will unwrap on Christmas morning. But it wasn’t what… Continue reading


The third annual Historic Shell Holiday Shop opens on Nov. 24 at the Historic Shell Station in Issaquah. Courtesy photo

The Gas Station That Turned Into a Holiday Shopping Destination

A holiday pop-up shop filled with heart and handmade gifts.


At Bellevue Botanical Garden, a half-million lights delight

The well-lit habitat attracts all kinds of creatures.

To my sea sisters — and all families of veterans | Editorial

As my Navy recruiter waited in his car with the engine running at the top of our driveway, I stood with my parents on the… Continue reading

Russian hackers targeted Washington election systems, Homeland Security confirms

Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman said when her office discovered suspicious IP addresses last year, they had a “high suspicion” the addresses belonged to… Continue reading

Municipal League rates 48th District candidates

The Municipal League of King County recently rated nearly 50 candidates running for local races in King County. For Kirkland’s 48th Legislative District, the league… Continue reading

Reporter newspapers launch homelessness series | Editor’s Note

Volunteers found them sleeping in parking garages, in vehicles, under structures and roadways, in bushes and other areas.

What ‘Trumponomics’ could mean for local businesses in 2017

The good, the bad — and the ugly. This is how economist Joseph Quinlan divides “Trumponomics” as he described how some of the president-elect’s fiscal… Continue reading

Injured Kirkland senior gets hero’s helping hand

Most people would help a fallen man on his feet and then go their separate ways, says Ruth Reynolds, a resident at Woodlands at Forbes Lake retirement community. But not Cliff Smart.

Kirklanders take the plunge New Year’s Day

After the City of Kirkland axed funding for its annual Polar Plunge event, nearly 50 people still showed up on New Year's Day to plunge… Continue reading

Kirkland Arts Center transforms under new leadership

Throwing some beer in the mix of UFOs, big foot sightings and snowmen made from dirt and straw, Cable Griffith has raised the level of… Continue reading

Albanian exchange student looking for good Kirkland home

Some helpful people she has never met before have helped 17-year-old Merita on her journey from Albania to Kirkland.

House passes bill that could end Houghton Community Council

The Washington state House of Representatives approved a bill late Thursday that could bring an end to the Houghton Community Council (HCC).

Montana man charged in 1996 murder of Kirkland woman pleads not guilty

A Montana man charged in the 1996 cold case murder of a Kirkland woman pleaded not guilty today in King County Superior Court.

JBLM soldier accused of murdering Kirkland woman to return to King County

A Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldier will soon return to King County to face charges of murdering a Kirkland woman last November, after he received a bad conduct discharge from the U.S. Army.

Carrie Wood | Insensitive headline?

Finn Hill resident Cami Keyes brought to my attention a headline in last week’s Reporter that offended her. The headline was: “There goes the neighborhood?”… Continue reading

Kirkland cub scouts visit Kirkland Reporter office, learn about newspapers

Kirkland Cub Scout Troop No. 595 recently visited the Kirkland Reporter office to learn what it takes to produce a newspaper.

Undisguised robber flees Chase Bank in Kingsgate after holding up teller with knife

Police are searching for an armed suspect who in plain view robbed the Chase Bank in the Kingsgate neighborhood Monday and fled on foot. Making no attempt to hide his face, the suspect passed a demand note to the bank teller and showed that he was armed with a knife at 12:40 p.m. Monday.

Last-minute moves bring in more challengers for Council race

All four Kirkland City Council positions have challengers, thanks to some last-minute moves Friday.