For the estimated 33,000 people who plan on attending the city’s Fourth of July celebration in downtown, the festivities will include a 150-person marching band, a tank, the Seafair Pirates, a flyover by a World II B-25 Mitchell bomber - and of course fireworks.
A statewide transportation package passed by the Senate Monday includes $75 million to construct interchange ramps at 132nd Ave Northeast in Kirkland’s Totem Lake neighborhood.
Kirkland’s capital improvement program is in the midst of designing, building and completing projects that are improving the city. A digest of those projects is included below:
King County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove introduced legislation to make major changes to Metro’s fare enforcement policy for youth.
King County Executive Dow Constantine thanked the Legislature for passing House Bill 2263, which grants new voter-approved sales tax authority to King County to create a fund that provides local services, including access to arts and culture, increasing capacity for mental-health treatment, and expanding affordable-housing options.
King County Councilmember Jane Hague has received the endorsement of Kirkland city leaders including Mayor Amy Walen, Deputy Mayor Penny Sweet and City Councilmembers Doreen Marchione and Toby Nixon.
Metropolitan King County Council Vice Chair Jane Hague released this statement concerning passage of HB 2263, a bill which provides for public and educational benefits and economic support for cultural organizations, as well as facilities and services in the community to assist individuals with mental illness, developmental disabilities and other vulnerable populations.
EvergreenHealth has welcomed Daniel M. Zeitler, M.D., to EvergreenHealth’s Ear, Nose and Throat Care team. Dr. Zeitler is board certified in otolaryngology as well as otology and neurotology, which is medicine and surgery of the ear and skull base.
Citizens who want to vote in the August 4 primary election have until Monday, July 6 to register to vote or update voter registration information online or by mail.
Drivers should expect traffic delays during the Fourth of July weekend and are encouraged to leave early, combine trips, carpool or take transit as large crowds hit the road to get to several major events.
Sleep Country, with a donation and store location in Kirkland, collected a record-breaking number of shoes for foster kids during its annual donation drive.
As part of SRM Development’s public improvements (PDF) to the Cross Kirkland Corridor (CKC), a temporary detour on the CKC will be in place Monday, July 6 through Wednesday July 8.
As Interstate 405 express toll lanes get ready to open in early fall, the Washington State Department of Transportation is testing ways for motorcyclists to use a motorcycle pass without activating a pre-paid Good to Go! account.
The city of Kirkland will hold an appreciation event for Google at an event from 4-5 p.m. on July 6 for its $200,000 donation resulting in free wifi at Everest Park and Houghton Beach Park. The public is invited to attend and be among the first to log on from the Park.
The Kirkland City Council is recruiting interested residents to formulate the statements that will appear in the voters’ pamphlet for and against a potential ballot measure to form a Metropolitan Park District (MPD).
A pedestrian friendly and plaza-style Park Lane aims to become Kirkland’s community hub by creating a gathering place for upcoming summer events.
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.
The recent spike in summer temperatures has brought with it a rise in the number of thefts and car prowls in Kirkland.
With the state-wide drought emergency declared by Gov. Jay Inslee, the burn ban issued by the State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) for DNR-protected lands, the current dry conditions, and the recent high temperatures, there is concern about rising fire danger and the well-being of citizens.
Fred Hutch is looking for more than 100 volunteers to serve as course marshals for this year's Obliteride to raise funds for cancer research.