Kailan Manandic

EvergreenHealth’s CEO stepped down after nine months

Dr. Amy Beiter left the position on May 31 as part of a mutual decision, officials said.

 

Tutta Bella will open a smaller location within QFC’s Kirkland Urban location this summer. While the in-store restaurant won’t offer the traditional seating of a Tutta Bella location, it will offer the same quality food with a wood-burning oven and authentic ingredients. Kailan Manandic/staff photo

Tutta Bella to partner with QFC and open in-store location at Kirkland Urban

The smaller location will open this summer.

 

City officials celebrate the new Parks Maintenance Center after slamming sledgehammers against a short wall within the old Office Max building as a way to “break ground” on the renovation project. Kailan Manandic / staff photo

Kirkland ‘breaks walls’ on Parks Maintenance Center project

City officials broke holes in a short wall to commemorate the project’s official launch.

 

Microsoft reveals project criteria for $500 million affordable housing funds

The company will soon accept applications for projects related to affordable housing on the Eastside.

Kirkland volunteers honor local fallen veterans at their graves in the Kirkland Cemetery. White crosses mark each veteran and a U.S. flag commemorates their service. Kailan Manandic / staff photo

Locals honor fallen heroes at Kirkland Cemetery

Numerous Kirkland volunteers honored local veterans in recognition of Memorial Day.

Kirkland volunteers honor local fallen veterans at their graves in the Kirkland Cemetery. White crosses mark each veteran and a U.S. flag commemorates their service. Kailan Manandic / staff photo
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                                The original Kirkland Northern Pacific Railroad Station stood at the proposed CKC Central Station Picnic Pavilion site between 1912 and 1968. The Rotary Club of Kirkland is sponsoring the potential pavilion project and seeking city funding.

Kirkland council examines several projects

The projects range from pest and vegetation control to a historical CKC pavilion.

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                                The original Kirkland Northern Pacific Railroad Station stood at the proposed CKC Central Station Picnic Pavilion site between 1912 and 1968. The Rotary Club of Kirkland is sponsoring the potential pavilion project and seeking city funding.

Candidates file for November 2019 election

Locals will vote on a variety of local and county positions.

Capital improvements along Market Street in Kirkland have begun

The capital projects will replace degraded pipes and decrease congestion along the road.

The data visualized here was compiled from Apartment List’s monthly rent reports. See an interactive chart below. Kailan Manandic / data illustration

Eastside rental market could balance out with the region

Eastside rent medians increased by 2.8 in the past year, a decrease in growth from previous years.

The data visualized here was compiled from Apartment List’s monthly rent reports. See an interactive chart below. Kailan Manandic / data illustration
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Legislators budgeted more than $900 million for the Eastside

Kirklanders will see about $113.7 million in state funds outside of LWTech and I-405 widening.

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From left: Philip, Mary Madaline, Dee, Tom and Thomas Roe pose together at the award ceremony. Photo courtesy of St. Vincent de Paul

Kirkland’s Roe receives second honor for volunteer work

Dee Roe received her second St. Vincent de Paul Least of My Brethren Award.

From left: Philip, Mary Madaline, Dee, Tom and Thomas Roe pose together at the award ceremony. Photo courtesy of St. Vincent de Paul
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                                Officials break ground outside Salt House Church for the Eastside’s first permanent women and family shelter. Workers hope to complete construction in 2020.

Eastside’s first permanent shelter breaks ground in Kirkland

The shelter will serve single women and families with children who are experiencing homelessness.

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                                Officials break ground outside Salt House Church for the Eastside’s first permanent women and family shelter. Workers hope to complete construction in 2020.
The Sound Transit double-decker buses replace the articulated buses on Everett to Bellevue routes along I-405. The 14.5-foot tall buses seat more people for an equal footprint and similar fuel economy. Kailan Manandic/staff photo

Double-deckers descend on the Eastside

The new 14.5-foot tall buses will run from Everett to Bellevue, with stops in Bothell and Kirkland.

The Sound Transit double-decker buses replace the articulated buses on Everett to Bellevue routes along I-405. The 14.5-foot tall buses seat more people for an equal footprint and similar fuel economy. Kailan Manandic/staff photo
EvergreenHealth seeks to secure funding through a voter-approved bond measure that would pay for critical upgrades at the Kirkland medical center. The Family Maternity Center was last renovated in 1996 and officials hope to modernize the space for new families. Kailan Manandic/staff photo

EvergreenHealth seeks support in upcoming ballot measure

The health system is asking for local voters to approve a bond measure of $345 million over 20 years.

EvergreenHealth seeks to secure funding through a voter-approved bond measure that would pay for critical upgrades at the Kirkland medical center. The Family Maternity Center was last renovated in 1996 and officials hope to modernize the space for new families. Kailan Manandic/staff photo

Boeing probe reaches Kirkland local after deadly crashes

The criminal investigation into Boeing’s 737 MAX certification seeks information from a local expert.

Kirkland Urban, the nearly completed mixed-use development in downtown Kirkland, will host Shake Shack along with about a dozen other tenants. Kailan Manandic / staff photo

Shake Shack to open in Kirkland

The East Coast burger chain will open in Kirkland Urban, the nearly completed mixed-use development.

Kirkland Urban, the nearly completed mixed-use development in downtown Kirkland, will host Shake Shack along with about a dozen other tenants. Kailan Manandic / staff photo
The current Board of Directors for the Greater Kirkland chamber of Commerce. Photo courtesy of the the Greater Kirkland chamber of Commerce

Greater Kirkland Chamber of Commerce celebrates centennial

The 100-year celebration will take place during the chamber’s annual gala.

The current Board of Directors for the Greater Kirkland chamber of Commerce. Photo courtesy of the the Greater Kirkland chamber of Commerce
The overall goal of the traffic cameras is to decrease driving speeds in school zones and encourage alternate ways of getting to school, such as walking or biking. <em>Reporter </em>file photo

Kirkland considers traffic cameras for school zones

The traffic camera pilot program will be tested in September at three schools in two school zones.

The overall goal of the traffic cameras is to decrease driving speeds in school zones and encourage alternate ways of getting to school, such as walking or biking. <em>Reporter </em>file photo
Kristina Perdue sets up her vendor booth for cosmetic distributor SeneGence International. Before starting the Kirkland Women’s Show, Perdue and other Eastside vendors would have to travel out of the Eastside just to compete with bigger corporate vendors. Photo courtesy of Kristina Perdue

Local business owner starts Kirkland’s first vendor show

The Kirkland Women’s Show will take place at Kamiakin Middle School on March 30.

Kristina Perdue sets up her vendor booth for cosmetic distributor SeneGence International. Before starting the Kirkland Women’s Show, Perdue and other Eastside vendors would have to travel out of the Eastside just to compete with bigger corporate vendors. Photo courtesy of Kristina Perdue
Mayor Penny Sweet highlighted the extra effort put in by city employees and PSE workers and thanked them during her first state of the city address on Feb. 14. Kailan Manandic/Staff photo

Sweet gives first state of the city address as Kirkland mayor

Mayor Penny Sweet gave the address at the Greater Kirkland Chamber of Commerce meeting on Feb. 14.

Mayor Penny Sweet highlighted the extra effort put in by city employees and PSE workers and thanked them during her first state of the city address on Feb. 14. Kailan Manandic/Staff photo