Samantha Pak

LWTech’s RISE Center creates an inclusive space for students

After three years of planning, Lake Washington Technical Institute of Technology in Kirkland has opened the doors to its new RISE Center. According to its… Continue reading

Kirkland police pay last respects to Sgt. Nathan Rich

Just before 10:30 a.m. Friday, uniformed officers and civilians alike stood at attention along the hall of Overlake Christian Church in Redmond. While a number… Continue reading

Kirkland native tackles difficult subjects in documentaries

Growing up, Lana Wilson loved the arts and film. The Kirkland native and 2001 Lake Washington High School graduate would attend the Seattle International Film… Continue reading

Kirkland’s Hostetter recognized as top volunteer by ACS CAN

Eunice Hostetter was diagnosed with stage-two breast cancer in 2003 and in the almost decade and a half since then, there have been a number… Continue reading

Courts, schools, other agencies address school-to-prison pipeline

As the trend for students to come into contact with the juvenile and adult criminal justice systems continues to rise, the First District Democrats recently… Continue reading

Local women travel to Syrian refugee camps in Lebanon

With so much hardship around the world, Esther Filip, Rachel Hile and Jessica Dahl wanted to do their part to help those in need. For… Continue reading

Grammy-winning Judith Hill to perform at In Concert for Cancer, Sept. 9

Every year, In Concert for Cancer features a Grammy-winning or Grammy-nominated performer at its annual concert and this year’s event will be no different. The… Continue reading

Kirkland police, other law enforcement agencies arrest five juveniles in carjacking and shoplifting

On Thursday, Kirkland police officers arrested five juveniles who were involved in a number of crimes that began the day before and spanned from Kirkland,… Continue reading

Kirkland, Eastsiders come together in demonstration for love and unity

Kirkland and greater Eastside residents’ efforts to spread messages of love and unity continued Saturday afternoon as dozens of people gathered at Everest Park for… Continue reading

First district veterans share stories for history project

When Pearl Harbor was bombed on Dec. 7, 1941 and brought the United States into World War II, Ann Bjorneby and a couple of her… Continue reading

Summerfest returns to downtown next week

Summer is in full swing and in Kirkland, that means Summerfest. The annual event, put on by the Kirkland Downtown Association, is in its sixth… Continue reading

Reporter welcomes Campbell into the fold | Editorial

Change. There are a few cliches I can say about it being the only constant in life, but I won’t. What I will say is,… Continue reading

18-year-old Kirkland man dies in collision on I-405

An 18-year-old man died in a crash on southbound Interstate 405 in Kirkland early Monday morning. The King County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the man… Continue reading

Heritage Park rally urges state lawmakers to pass budget

On a sunny summer day, it’s not unusual to find groups of people gathered at the park. And the afternoon of June 22 at Heritage… Continue reading

Investigators return to home along Kirkland-Kenmore border in search of missing mother of two

After receiving a new tip, investigators from the King County Sheriff’s Office returned Thursday morning to a property along the Kenmore-Kirkland boundary to search for… Continue reading

Telling our community’s story

My first inkling of wanting to become a journalist was in middle school. Students representing various extracurricular activities from the high school were visiting one… Continue reading

Emerald Heights partners with EvergreenHealth for health services

In an effort to take their services to the next level for their residents, the Emerald Heights retirement community in Redmond has partnered with Kirkland-based… Continue reading

Lake Washington Schools Foundation focuses on preparing students for the future

Investing in the future. That is part of the Lake Washington Schools Foundation’s (LWSF) tagline and it was one of the themes at its 12th… Continue reading

Former long time LWSD superintendent Dr. L.E. Scarr dies | Update

Former Lake Washington School District (LWSD) Superintendent Dr. L.E. “Bud” Scarr died on March 21. Scarr began his time at LWSD in July 1977 as… Continue reading

Speakers at Together Center fundraiser focus on the importance of multiple services for clients

At the Together Center in downtown Redmond, much of what the nonprofit organizations do is in the campus’s name. From housing services and affordable health… Continue reading