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Kirkland woman charged with arson after allegedly attempting to kill self and son

A Kirkland woman was charged with first-degree arson on Sept. 19 after she is believed to have knowingly and maliciously set fire to her Juanita apartment in November 2011.

Eight file for Kirkland City Council seats; two incumbents to run unopposed

Eight candidates have filed for the five open Kirkland City Council positions this week during the King County candidate filing period.

Former soldier sentenced to 20 years in Paxton, Kirkland stabbing | Update

A former Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldier was sentenced to 244 months today for fatally stabbing a Kirkland woman back in 2011.

Garbage strike taking its toll on Kirkland residents and restaurants

Just behind Hector’s, the popular restaurant on South Lake Street in downtown Kirkland, dumpsters stood packed to the brim Monday morning.

Kirkland Council approves zoning to allow for affordable residential suites development

The Kirkland City Council voted 6-1 on Oct. 16 to go forth with zoning amendments to the Central Business District and the Totem Lake Business District, which have unlimited density, to allow for the development of residential suites.

Kirkland to purchase generators for potential emergency shelters

Kirkland city officials are working toward securing two portable generators for two places that could be used as shelters during emergencies.

Hundreds gather at Kids Concert to celebrate ‘Kind’ Day

Hundreds of mothers and children congregated around the Marina Park pavilion Tuesday for the Kirkland Kids Concert to celebrate “Be Kind to Everyone” Day.

Gov. Inslee visits Lake Washington Institute of Technology in Kirkland | Slideshow

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee received feedback from students and faculty at the Lake Washington Institute of Technology in Kirkland during a tour of the campus Thursday afternoon.

Three involved in Kirkland head-on collision

Three people were taken to EvergreenHealth Medical Center after a head-on collision Thursday night.

Dickerman to retire as KITH director

KITH Cares’ executive director, Jan Dickerman, has announced she will officially retire between the end of September and early October.

Kirkland residents disapprove of large Lake Street development

Some residents in downtown Kirkland oppose the construction of a large building that would replace the current parking lot behind Hector’s and Milagro Cantina with roughly 189,500 square feet of parking, office, restaurant and retail space.

Longtime Kirkland mail carrier retires, neighbors celebrate his 36 years | SLIDESHOW

On any regular day, children and dogs can be seen waiting for Steve Conover to pull up in his mail truck. He hands out lollipops and dog treats amidst letters, coupons and bills.

Woman claims she was forced into prostitution, sexually assaulted | Kirkland Police Blotter

Between June 21-27, the Kirkland Police Department reported 475 traffic violations (12 DUIs), four animal calls, 40 alarm calls, 21 noise complaints,

Lake Washington High School teacher being investigated for duct taping student to chair

A Lake Washington High School teacher is on paid administrative leave after being accused of duct taping a male student to his class chair on Wednesday, Lake Washington School District officials have confirmed.

Green E Juice smoothie shop opens in Kirkland

It’s not often business owners hope more businesses like theirs open up nearby, but one businesswoman has a mission: to spread good health.

Ford of Kirkland to host Seahawks rally on Friday

In celebration of the Super Bowl, Ford of Kirkland owner Jim Walen and Denver-based Sill-Terhar Motors owner Bo Smith have placed a friendly wager.

Kirkland man leaves Microsoft to follow passion in music, entertainment

Kirkland resident Mike Lucero, 49, found himself talking to a career coach last October after 15 successful years at Microsoft.

Kirkland man shoves 16-year-old boy for standing in front of mail boxes, said he’d ‘do it again’ | 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 City Councilman-elect Jay Arnold to take office in January

A Colorado native, Kirkland City Councilman-elect Jay Arnold assures he’s a Seahawks fan “through and through.”

Lake Washington School District board votes on bond that excludes Juanita pool | Photos

The Lake Washington School District School board unanimously passed all recommended levies and one controversial bond measure at an emotionally charged board meeting on Monday, which even led to one man’s outburst.