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Murdered Kirkland mother was victim of domestic violence multiple times

Police are still investigating the recent homicide of a Kirkland mother of four.

City creates policy on public art decorations in Kirkland

Downtown Kirkland dwellers need only look toward the bronze Cow and Coyote statue on Central Way to figure out what major holiday is quickly approaching.

Prudential partners with Talon on Kirkland Parkplace project

Executives with Prudential Real Estate Investors have partnered with Talon Private Capital, a local real estate investment firm, on the downtown Kirkland Parkplace project.

Man arrested for assaulting girlfriend with cigarette butt | Kirkland Police Blotter

Between March 22-28, the Kirkland Police Department reported 412 traffic violations (two DUIs), 21 school zone traffic violations, 17 alarm calls, eight noise complaints, 12 calls of disturbance, two animal calls, 13 thefts, eight car prowls, one car theft, 15 traffic accidents,

Kirkland firefighters put out Houghton house fire

One Kirkland resident was able to escape a kitchen fire Monday night before Kirkland firefighters arrived at the Houghton home.

Rep. Roger Goodman’s new DUI law stiffens penalties, opens records

After a Friday night of happy hour and late-night drinking, many fail to consider the repercussions of driving while impaired, but legislators have.

Kirkland residents disagree on what city should do with proposed park land | Map

Many residents of the Garden Gate neighborhood want a nearby one-acre piece of land turned into a small children’s public park, but others in the surrounding neighborhood say that opening up the enclosed space may subject the site to criminal activity.

Crews fix water main break that left 16 homes without water, two flooded

Public works crews worked long into the night to repair a water main break that left 16 homes without water and two flooded.

Former Kirkland nurse charged with drug tampering

A nurse, who once worked at a Kirkland plastic surgery clinic, was recently arrested and charged for tampering with painkillers and stimulants — an alleged act that caused a patient to seizure on the operating table in a “possessed” state.

FlyCaster Brewing to be first brewery in Kirkland this spring

Bonefish Blonde, Hopper Pale Ale, Yakima River Red and Rocky Ford IPA.

Friends of Youth celebrates new homes in Kirkland with local elected officials

As First Lady Trudi Inslee addressed the crowd at a Friends of Youth event, she called on legislators, who were also present, to get more organizations like Friend of Youth implemented statewide.

3 Kirkland women return to Sea Gals squad, hopeful for Super Bowl win

With the inkling of a Super Bowl win this season, 34 women were chosen for the 2013 Sea Gals NFL cheerleading squad.

Kirkland Summer Concert Series short $15,000, needs more sponsors

After nearly 40 years of providing the Kirkland community with free summer concerts, Kirkland Summer Concert Series organizers are $15,000 short in their fundraising goal for 2014.

Elderly drunk man arrested for exposing himself at Taco Time | Kirkland Police Blotter

Between March 8-14, the Kirkland Police Department reported 460 traffic violations (nine DUIs), 21 school zone traffic violations, four animal calls, 29 alarm calls, nine noise complaints,

Kirkland house fire causes $45,000 in damages

Kirkland firefighters responded to a house fire Wednesday evening in the Finn Hill neighborhood. Three fire engines, three ladder trucks and one medic arrived at 9242 N.E. 135th Street at 5:34 p.m.

Kirkland businesses offer ceremonies and more for same-sex couples

The Kirkland community is making sure same-sex couples will have an opportunity to have a wedding this Sunday, instead of simply going to City Hall.

Kirkland host team for the Junior Softball World Series advances to semifinals

The Kirkland-based host team, Washington District 9, will continue onto the semifinals of the Junior League Softball World Series tomorrow at 5 p.m. The Kirkland American and National Little League players were the only team to go undefeated during pool play. Kirkland completed a dominant first half of the tournament with a 8-4 win against Central Escanaba Little League Wednesday.

Kirkland firefighters battle electrical fire in Bridle Trails neighborhood | Video

Kirkland firefighters worked for an hour trying to put out an electrical fire at a house in the Bridle Trails neighborhood yesterday evening.

Kirkland residents create Springbrook Neighborhood Watch group

After witnessing several crimes, members of the Springbrook Homeowners Association have bonded together to create a neighborhood watch program.

Former Kirkland mayor to run against Tom for state Senate | Update

Former Kirkland mayor Joan McBride will run against Sen. Rodney Tom, D-Medina with the 48th Legislative District in the August primary election.