Raechel Dawson

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.

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.