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Washington state auditor: More accountability audits needed for state agencies

Auditor’s office seeking $700,000 from Washington Legislature

 

Eastside senatorial candidates sound off on fully funding education

Cutting corporate tax loopholes, exercising fiscal discipline, creating a public infrastructure bank and providing more choice schools were the ideas Eastside Senatorial candidates presented on… Continue reading

 

Kirkland Art Center’s Cirque du Surreal celebrates the imagination this October | The Eastside Scene

Artist Salvador Dali’s melting clocks, a ring master at a circus, and flapper girls from the 1920s. Cirque du Surreal is coming to town. The… Continue reading

 

Members of Congress, Dreamers call out Trump administration’s end of DACA at Bellevue event

Four members of Congress stood up on Sept. 21 to let President Donald Trump know ending the DACA program is not only cruel, but stupid.… Continue reading

No need for parents to say ‘I’m sorry’ at new We Rock the Spectrum sensory gym in Bellevue

A little boy sat on the gym floor, crying. He continued to have what his mother, co-owner of We Rock the Spectrum, called a “meltdown”… Continue reading

Environmental advocates call for Bellevue-based Puget Sound Energy’s closure of Montana coal plant

Bellevue was flushed with green on July 31. Several state environmental groups and residents across the county packed Bellevue City Hall’s council chambers during a… Continue reading

Kirkland Albertsons to close mid-October

The long-time Albertsons in Kirkland’s Juanita neighborhood will close mid-October, leaving many out of work or forced to relocate to another store. The nearest Albertsons is in Woodinville.

Man arrested for carving gashes in parents’ front door and threatening to kill them | 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.

Kirkland firefighters respond to fire, explosion in Juanita neighborhood Tuesday

Firefighters responded to a residential fire in the Juanita neighborhood on Tuesday after hearing reports of explosions.

Williams, Hirt vie for EvergreenHealth board seat

Vice chair of the Evergreen Healthcare Foundation Kinnon W. Williams is taking on longtime incumbent Rebecca Hirt for the EvergreenHealth board

Kirkland woman creates dog collars, wallets and more out of recycled goods

Kirkland resident Tracy Borders was inspired to turn trash into art while sailing around the islands of Croatia four years ago.

Kirkland fraud reports spike, majority related to Seattle Archdiocese tax scam

Within the last month, the Kirkland Police Department has received more than 100 fraud reports from Kirkland residents - the highest amount in years.

Chris Warren inducted into Kirkland Plaza of Champions

Emmy Award winning meteorologist Chris Warren is the first in 12 years to be inducted into the Kirkland Plaza of Champions.

State patrol seeks hit-and-run vehicle, witnesses to car crash that caused woman injuries in Kirkland

The Washington State Patrol is investigating an I-405 hit-and-run that left one woman with non-life-threatening internal injuries on Sunday.

44-year-old man dies at N.E. 85th exit, northbound I- 405

A 44-year-old man from Vancouver, Wash. died Friday afternoon on Interstate 405 at exit 18 in Kirkland.

Kirkland Wells Fargo Bank robber sentenced to 6 years

Prosecutors sentenced an Everett man to six years of prison time for robbing the Totem Lake Wells Fargo Bank in 2012.

Kirkland parents searching for missing teen girl | Update

Editor's note: Lydia Taggart was found “safe and sound” at 4:15 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 18 in Kirkland. Police found her at a Kirkland home and she was soon reunited with her family at the Kirkland Police Department. Her family said they are overwhelmed and extremely thankful to the friends and extended community who reached out with words of encouragement and support during their crisis.

Drunk Bothell woman arrested for punching her boyfriend | Kirkland Police Blotter

Between Dec. 6-13, the Kirkland Police Department reported 587 traffic violations, 25 car accidents, 42 alarm calls, four assaults (11 domestic violence), 20 thefts, 12 cases of fraud, 12 vehicle prowls,

Kirkland limited to two marijuana retail outlets, based on old population data

The Washington State Liquor Control Board recently announced Kirkland is allowed only two marijuana retail outlet stores within city boundaries and appropriate zones.

Boys & Girls Club to host first Brick Fest in Kirkland

After attending Lego KidsFest in Portland, Ore. with her two children, event organizer Bekki Jo Kahler thought she could bring the popular Lego trend to Kirkland.