When we purchased our home in Kingsgate I and II in 1970, I was a young married mother with a 4 year old and a new baby.
There have been a lot of letters lately talking about the problems in Kirkland. To wit: the plastic bag ban, fire protection on both sides for I-405, spending money on frivolous projects rather than concentrating on the essentials. Additionally nothing has been said or done about the apparent hispanic gang problem or wannabes in the Totem Lake/Kingsgate area (we didn’t agree to naming it Evergreen Hills by the way) that we see with all the gang tags that appear.
So far, the Council does not plan to spend any of the newly found 20 million dollar surplus it on safety. They plan to spend on everything else but.
There are more than 100,000 Washingtonians living with Alzheimer’s disease with over 300,000 caregivers. As an Alzheimer’s ambassador, it is my privilege to represent them to our elected officials.
Kirkland resident seeks help from the community for father’s funeral in Monrovia, Liberia.
Wednesday, April 22 is Earth Day. Much like Mother’s or Father’s Day, it is a day to reflect and appreciate, in this case for our beautiful planet and all of its finite resources that provide us life. It’s a day to say “thanks” to all the people, hopefully yourself included, who do things—big and small—to help our environment."
King County is asking for another increase in the levy on property taxes. In the past 20-plus years, I have supported increases in this levy to help schools, the library system and the multiple other requests for various needs which were to improve the quality of life here in King County.
I was at the QFC around noon, parked in the very front. When I was getting back into my car I noticed the [person in the] car next to me doing IV drugs.
I have read the letters criticizing the new plastic bag ban in Kirkland, and while I support the ban, I realize it will be a minor inconvenience for some people. But recently arguments against the ban have veered into the hysterical.
Wow! With your help, we have completed another successful year of growing the network of support for some of our most needy residents. The expressions of gratitude are huge and continuing. You made a real impact.
Craig Stone, the Washington State Toll Division Director seems to have a very “optimistic” assessment of the benefits from tolls.
According to the latest agenda, the city just found another $20 million that was unaccounted for in their adopted budget, a surplus now that could be used to fund the proposed Property Tax increase by King County for an upgrade of “regional” emergency radio network.
It's not too late for the members of the Kirkland City Council to undo the well-intended but totally unsupportable ban on so-called single-use disposable plastic shopping bags.
The Kirkland City Update Newsletter first quarter 2015 contained this: “Retailers may continue to provide plastic bags for such items as bulk and frozen foods, meat and fish, take-out foods, and newspaper, dry cleaning, and pet waste.”
Having keenly followed transit development in the area for some time, I found Sen. Andy Hill's inability to properly represent his constituents with the ST3 funding measure (SB 5987) to be rather disappointing.
This is in response to Don Kaufman's letter in the March 20 issue of the Reporter. I am with you 100 percent. I am an employee of a major grocery chain with two locations in the city of Kirkland. Not only is a food borne illness a risk for consumers, it is also a risk for employees, along with other factors.
As I understand it, the Rose Hill Fire Station is made up of three fireman and serves the area from Bridle Trails to Kingsgate (now labeled by the Kirkland City Council as Evergreen Hill). It also happens that it is the only Kirkland Fire station east of 405.
After reading all of the articles on the "one-time use plastic bag," it is apparent that the official of Kirkland, and other cities that voted for the ban, do not realize that almost everything we purchase is contained in plastic; a loaf of bread, prepackaged lettuce, some egg cartons, roses usually are wrapped with plastic, greeting card are made with plastic, nuts, bolts and washers are in plastic boxes, yard care products are in plastic bags, etc. These are also not biodegradable. Also, when we purchase fresh produce we use a plastic bag.
Our third year of support for needy elementary school children during school breaks has one, last challenge to meet this year.
Recently, a study from the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy rated Washington State’s tax system as the most regressive in the nation.