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.
Despite the early spring weather, February is considered too early to assume we don't still have to turn up the heat in homes. The good news is that for thousands of local low-income residents, it’s not too late to receive up to $1,000 to help with energy bills.
The Heathman Hotel in downtown Kirkland has gone through some changes during the past few years. The hotel had a major remodel and changed general managers in 2012. The award winning hotel is going through more changes.
The Senate Transportation Committee passed a transportation package to the chamber floor last week that includes funding for widening Interstate 405, completing the west side of the State Route 520 floating bridge and what Democrats are calling a "poison pill."
Chevron U.S.A. Inc. announced that the 2014 Fuel Your School program, which launched for the first time this year in King County, generated $600,000 helping to fund 497 local public school classroom projects, 189 of which support science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) curriculum and impacting 67,881 students.
Ninety-four percent of Washington voters believe every child should have access to a high quality science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education in the state’s K-12 public schools, but just 45 percent believe schools are delivering, according to a new poll.
Advocates for minority and low-income students are urging legislators to take a closer look at the state’s McCleary obligation to ensure that all students are given equal and ample opportunity to achieve in school.
About four years ago, Sarah Wright lost her job. At the time, she had two children — one of whom was a newborn, the other was about 6. She decided to stay home to take care of them, but as a result, the family budget took a hit. Initially, Wright was reluctant to ask for help, but eventually, she turned to Hopelink.
Home sales in Kirkland for January were up 30.6 percent but prices were down .8 percent compared to the same time in 2014, according to the Redfin Real-Time Home Price Tracker.
Metropolitan King County Councilmembers introduced legislation on Feb. 26 that would guarantee working moms and dads employed by King County up to 12 weeks in paid parental leave after a birth, adoption, or new placement of a foster child. The legislation was authored by Councilmember Rod Dembowski and is co-sponsored by Councilmembers Jane Hague and Larry Gossett.
A 31-year-old Kirkland massage therapist has been charged with second degree rape for allegedly sexually assaulting a 26-year-old woman late last year.
The proposal to toll Interstate 405 from Bellevue to Lynnwood received less than an enthused response at a public meeting held at Kirkland City Hall Feb. 19.
The state Senate voted unanimously Wednesday for a bill requested by Commissioner of Public Lands Peter Goldmark to use LiDAR technology to develop and catalog detailed maps of Washington’s geologic hazards.
Out of the hundreds of 170-pound wrestlers who competed this year at the 2A/3A high school level only 16 qualified for the Mat Classic state wrestling tournament in the Tacoma Dome last weekend. Juanita junior Mason McDaniel finished second in state on Saturday.
The Kirkland City Council voted to approve a proposed ban on most plastic bags at city businesses, despite a 2013 survey of residents that showed overwhelming opposition. The ban prohibits single-use plastic bags while allowing exemptions for plastic bags such as those used for transporting bulk food, hardware items, frozen foods, meats and newspapers. It also requires retail stores to charge customers at least a five cent fee for recyclable paper bags.
King County Metro Transit riders will pay a bit more to ride the bus beginning March 1. The fare change will apply to adults, youth, seniors and people with disabilities who use regularly scheduled transit services.
Four of the five Juanita High School football players charged with second-degree attempted rape pled not guilty at the King County Juvenile Court in Seattle Friday. The fifth defendant's arraignment was moved to Monday because his attorney was not unavailable.
The King County Board of Health gave its unanimous approval to a resolution, sponsored by Boardmember Rod Dembowski, calling on the Washington State Legislature to pass legislation proposed by state Attorney General Bob Ferguson to increase the legal purchase age for tobacco and vapor products from 18 years to 21 years old.
Samuel "Sam" Dorsey, a freshman at Lake Washington High School, was selected to be a page for the Washington State Legislature.
Friends of Youth will host its 10th annual Celebration of Youth luncheon on March 13 at the Hyatt Regency in Bellevue.