Raechel Dawson

Kirkland man creates new gathering place for community

Very rarely do people open a book, become inspired and put a plan into action, but this is exactly what one Kirkland man did after reading “The Abundant Community” by John McKnight and Peter Block.

Old railroad chugs forward as money shuffles

King County executive Dow Constantine proposed paying the Port of Seattle $15.8 million for nearly 20 miles of the Eastside Rail Corridor last week. If accepted, the disused railway that occupies the corridor would go to public ownership and connect the Eastside in a more ways than one.

Kirkland man pleads guilty to having sex with 15-year-old prostitute

A Kirkland man pleaded guilty on Aug. 5 to assault in the second degree after being arrested for having sex with a 15-year-old prostitute last winter at his Kirkland condo.

Kitchen fire at Kirkland home causes nearly $100,000 in damages | Update

Kirkland firefighters extinguished the flames of a kitchen fire at a house in the Finn Hill neighborhood Wednesday evening.

Man arrested for knocking bicyclist off bike with car door | Kirkland Police Blotter

Between Oct. 25-31, the Kirkland Police Department reported 379 traffic violations, seven DUIs, 14 school zone traffic violations, seven animal calls,

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.