Matt Phelps

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Woman claims attempted dog napping | Kirkland Police Blotter

The blotter feature is both a description of a small selection of…

  • Mar 24th, 2017 1:30am

We all scream for free ice cream at Ben & Jerry’s in Kirkland

If the old saying “I scream, you scream, we all scream for…

  • Mar 21st, 2017 8:20am

Two-alarm fire at Brown Bag Cafe in Kirkland believed to be an accident, investigation continues

The Kirkland Fire Department was called to the Brown Bag Cafe in…

  • Mar 20th, 2017 3:53pm

Free gardening classes at the Northshore Utility District building

The Northshore Utility District and the Saving Water Partnership are sponsoring free…

  • Mar 16th, 2017 8:32am

Studio East, StoryBook Theater in Kirkland present three new shows this spring

Studio East and StoryBook Theater have announced three new shows for this…

  • Mar 14th, 2017 8:27am

Kirkland Downtown Association memberships bring community together, fund events

The Kirkland Downtown Association’s (KDA) new membership program is aimed at connecting…

  • Mar 7th, 2017 11:02am

Kirkland man dies in avalanche in Kittitas County

A Kirkland man who was caught in a large avalanche died Saturday…

  • Mar 6th, 2017 3:25pm

Kirkland-based Sibling House to hold 15th annual auction fundraiser

The bond between siblings is unique and can last a lifetime. However,…

  • Mar 3rd, 2017 8:58am

Kirkland Chamber of Commerce names new executive director

Samantha St. John has been named the executive director for the Greater…

  • Feb 28th, 2017 9:18am

Discover Burien hires former Kirkland Chamber director

Former Kirkland Chamber of Commerce executive director Bruce Wynn has found a…

  • Feb 17th, 2017 9:00am

Kirkland pot shop incident caught on video, police seek suspect

Violence erupted at a Kirkland retail marijuana store when an intoxicated customer…

  • Feb 13th, 2017 8:44am

LWSD cancels classes at Kirkland schools for Tuesday due to road conditions | UPDATE

All Kirkland public schools in the Lake Washington School District are closed…

  • Feb 7th, 2017 6:21am

Kirkland Google employees protest Trump’s executive order on immigration

Employees at the Google campus in Kirkland held a demonstration on Monday…

  • Feb 1st, 2017 11:34am

iHeart Strings concert fills the Juanita field house in Kirkland with music | Photos

More than 300 kids participated in the Lake Washington School District’s annual…

  • Jan 30th, 2017 10:19am

Kirkland Fire, PSE evacutate five homes for gas leak on Finn Hill in Kirkland

The Kirkland Fire Department and Puget Sound Energy (PSE) were forced to…

  • Jan 18th, 2017 2:09pm

Kirkland Police file charges in homicide case, seek public information

Kirkland Police Department detectives are actively searching for a man for who…

  • Jan 11th, 2017 1:03pm

Bruce Wynn steps down as director of the Kirkland Chamber of Commerce

Following a busy holiday season with many local Greater Kirkland Chamber of…

  • Jan 5th, 2017 7:50am

Driver in Juanita Drive accident could face vehicular assault charge

Two men in their late 20s or 30s were sent to the…

  • Dec 30th, 2016 11:31am

Husky tradition is in Kirkland and my DNA | Editorial

The University of Washington football team returns to the national stage tomorrow…

  • Dec 29th, 2016 1:30am

Homeless man arrested after causing $5,000 in damage to coffee shop | Kirkland Police Blotter

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  • Dec 16th, 2016 1:30am

Kirkland disturbance call results in the bust of a major identity theft suspect

A domestic violence call on Dec. 14 has resulted in the arrest…

  • Dec 16th, 2016 1:51pm

Snow, road conditions force many Kirkland-area schools to close

The Kirkland area was blanketed with snow Thursday evening and into Friday morning, making the morning commute a challenge.

  • Dec 9th, 2016 8:10am

Election day is here, many important issues on the ballot in Kirkland

The 2016 general election day is finally here.

  • Nov 8th, 2016 7:11am

Kirkland Reporter honored during WNPA awards gala

The Kirkland Reporter was honored with multiple journalism awards during the annual Washington Newspaper Publisher Association awards gala on Friday in Wenatchee, Wash. The journalism contest honors reporters and editor from across Washington state at weekly newspapers.

  • Oct 17th, 2016 5:12pm

Tree damages cars in Juanita thanks to high winds, power outages reported on Finn Hill, Rose Hill

The first qualifiable damage from the fall windstrom in Kirkland occrued Friday afternoon as a tree fell on some cars in the Juanita Neighborhood.

  • Oct 14th, 2016 11:02pm

Kirkland police seek public’s help to identify assault suspect

The Kirkland Police Department is seeking the public's help to find a man in connection with an assault that took place at 1:20 a.m. on Sept. 19 near the intersection of Lake Street and Kirkland Avenue in downtown Kirkland.

  • Oct 6th, 2016 9:24am

Police arrest Kirkland man for illegal marijuana grow house

Police detectives arrested a Kirkland man after seizing 370 marijuana plants in a drug raid on his Kirkland home on Sept. 22.

  • Sep 26th, 2016 9:57pm

Kirkland City Council votes to reduce marijuana retail buffer, ticket bike-lane violators

Marijuana buffer reduction and bike lane parking enforcement were front and center at Tuesday night's Kirkland City Council meeting.

  • Sep 8th, 2016 8:19pm

Cushman receives 23 years for murder of Kirkland resident Amy Hargrove

Former Kirkland resident Amy Hargrove predicted her own death.

  • Sep 6th, 2016 8:46pm

Sen. Patty Murray visits EvergreenHealth in Kirkland to talk about job training

Zoe Melendez showed up to her first day of school with no hair, no fingernails and no toenails. She had just been laid off from her job in a career she had been a part of for more than 25 years and was battling breast cancer.

  • Aug 10th, 2016 5:52pm

New primary election results show Palumbo widening lead for second position in Senate general election race | Vote 2016

A new round of results from from the state-wide primary election were posted by King and Snohomish Counties on Saturday afternoon. Guy Palumbo (D) continued to widen his lead over Rep. Luis Moscoso (D) for the second spot in the general election running for the 1st District Senate seat.

  • Aug 8th, 2016 5:55pm

Palumbo widens lead on Moscoso in latest 1st District Senate primary returns

A new round of results from from the state-wide primary election were posted by King and Snohomish Counties on Thursday afternoon. Guy Palumbo continued to widen his lead over Rep. Luis Moscoso for the second spot in the general election running for the 1st District Senate seat.

  • Aug 5th, 2016 8:14pm

Palumbo pulls slightly ahead of Moscoso in 1st District senate race to run in general election

A new round of results from from the state-wide primary election were posted by King and Snohomish Counties on Wednesday afternoon.

  • Aug 4th, 2016 12:36am

Bothell man dies at hospital after accident on I-405 in Kirkland closes highway

A 49-year-old Bothell man died at EvergreenHealth hospital on Monday following a three-car collision on I-405 that nearly closed the freeway for two hours on Monday morning.

  • Jun 7th, 2016 3:39am

Kirkland man hospitalized after car struck by metal cylinder near Levenworth

A 19-year-old Kirkland man was taken to a local hospital after a metal cylinder came off a flatbed truck and crashed through the windshield of his car in eastern Washington on Friday.

  • Jun 6th, 2016 4:09pm

Organizers select theme, seek community support for annual Fourth of July events in Kirkland

Celebrate Kirkland and the Kirkland Downtown Association have announced that the theme for this year's Fourth of July celebration in downtown Kirkland will be "It's a Small World." The groups are also seeking support from community businesses.

  • May 18th, 2016 10:57pm

LWSD bond measure results certified, three Kirkland schools to be rebuilt

The April 2016 special election results were certified on May 6. Those results include the approval of the Lake Washington School District's (LWSD) $398 million bond measure to reduce overcrowding and enhance aging facilities. The measure officially passed with 66.28 percent or 27,585 votes in favor and 33.73 percent or 14,031 votes against.

  • May 9th, 2016 10:45pm

Two chances for Kirkland kids to hunt for eggs this weekend

With Easter on Sunday, kids will have two opportunities to hunt for eggs this weekend.

  • Mar 23rd, 2016 6:11pm

California-based development company begins knocking down Totem Lake Malls in Kirkland

California-based development company recently began knocking down the lower mall in Totem Lake Malls in Kirkland to make way for its new development The Village at Totem Lake.

  • Mar 7th, 2016 4:43pm

Man steals ring from Fred Meyer Jewelers in Kirkland, implies he has a gun

The Kirkland Police Department responded to an armed robbery call from the Totem Lake Fred Meyer Jewelers on Feb. 8.

  • Feb 12th, 2016 5:11pm