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Kirkland City Council votes Amy Walen as new mayor, Penny Sweet as Deputy Mayor

The Kirkland City Council voted Councilwoman Amy Walen as the new Kirkland mayor at the first Council meeting of 2014 on Tuesday evening.

Kirkland City Council approves Totem Lake Park master plan

The hidden, and some may say "forgotten," lake in the heart of the Totem Lake business district finally has a plan for greatness.

Man arrested for yelling at family, wrestling McDonalds manager | 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.

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.

‘JJ’ gives three decades to city of Kirkland, set to retire today

Members of the community know Janet Jonson as “Janet” when she answers the phone, but those who work for the city or have a strong connection to the city of Kirkland know her simply as “JJ.”

Kirkland Reporter’s top 10 most-read stories of 2013

A young teen missing, prostitution at Motel 6 and other stories sexual in nature were among the most-read headlines this year, but two heart-warming, community oriented stories made the cut as well.

Off-duty Kirkland police officers help woman in Evergreen Hill house fire | Update

A Kirkland woman was rescued from her burning home by two off-duty police officer Saturday night.

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.”

Kirkland residents concerned about potential power lines on Rose Hill

With the Seattle City Light power lines already laced throughout the South Rose Hill neighborhood, many Kirkland residents can’t imagine having more power lines in the area.

Father and son arrested at Kirkland pub after assault and public urination | 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.

Three-time Olympian has medals stolen from Kirkland home

Three-time Olympian Betsy McCagg Hills had all of her rowing medals stolen after a burglar broke into her Kirkland home on Dec. 2.

Kirkland Subway robber sentenced to nearly 6.5 years

An Issaquah man, who pleaded guilty to robbing a Kirkland Subway employee at gunpoint in July, was recently sentenced to nearly 6.5 years in prison.

Kirkland car accident leaves one critically injured on Juanita Drive

A car occupied by five young women hit another vehicle in the Finn Hill neighborhood Saturday evening.

Landlords react to marijuana store backlash from Kirkland community | Map

After receiving several “nasty” phone calls from Kirkland residents, the landlord of 1818 Market Street will no longer lease the property, which has garnered interest from marijuana retail license applicants in recent weeks.

Kirkland firefighters combat kitchen fire, no injuries

Kirkland firefighters responded to a kitchen fire in the Moss Bay neighborhood yesterday afternoon.

Craft beer delivery service Tavour launches in Kirkland

Like many craft beer lovers, Tavour CEO Philip Vaughn stumbled upon the brew after years of associating beer with the poor quality stuff he drank in college.

Donations save Kirkland woman’s home as she battles cancer

After months of battling it out with her bank, Sandy Furness can finally say ‘thank you’ to the people who helped save her Kirkland home.

Kirkland moms oppose marijuana retail location in Market neighborhood

Several local moms called on the Kirkland City Council to protest a Kirkland location where three marijuana retail license applicants have applied to set up shop.

Thoreau students, Kirkland business raise money for victims of Typhoon Haiyan

Eight-year-old Fraxz Padilla lay in bed thinking about what could be done after he saw the impact of Typhoon Haiyan on TV one evening in November.

Two marijuana business owners submit license applications for Kirkland

Two applicants have filed for a marijuana retail license with the intent of putting a pot shop in the Market neighborhood of Kirkland.