In my 12 years growing up in the Lake Washington School District, I never attended a school that had a school garden program. This is not uncommon: of the nine high schools, nine middle schools and 13 elementary schools I contacted in the district, only about a third of them have school gardens which students have the opportunity to participate in directly.
According to the Animal Legal Defense Fund, Washington ranks as the seventh best state for animal protection laws. But its rating may soon take a dive if HB 1104 passes.
Thank you for the generally excellent coverage of the school district reboundary process. This has been a long and arduous process, and as the board member representing southern Kirkland, I do appreciate the attention that the community has given to this issue.
Let me start by saying I really enjoy football. My two favorite teams are playing this weekend, Seattle and Green Bay. Here is my take. Sports fans have complained for years that we should review plays when in doubt. Now it is done way too much.
I have to say how embarrassed I am on the actions of some of my city of Kirkland elected officials and how they have been acting in the media this past few weeks. Specifically, the fire station siting process.
What has happened to the postal service in Kirkland?
There's too many examples that illustrate welfare benefit abuse and lack accountability. If we continue to hand out free money for doing nothing, our nation is in trouble. We need accountability in government and from citizens.
Citizens were warned about the Council and Kirkland citizens that the Council had already made up its mind on the proposed fire station before any public hearings were conducted.
It’s that time of year when the Kirkland City Council adopts a budget that promises the tax payers is all they need to run the city. Don't believe it. They'll spend a lot more at our expense. Historically, the city has averaged a surplus of $15 million per year.
So impressed with the family that is decorating their house to honor our local Seahawks... as well Huskies and Mariners.
Development fees to be paid by developers? No, this is a hidden property tax that last forever.
Marika Weber wrote succinctly in favor of a ban on plastic bags and corresponding tax on paper bags. Here's a counter argument. First, our family uses these free bags as trash can liners.
I am appalled that the five football players at Juanita HS who sexually assaulted a special needs boy with a broom handle are allowed to transfer to other schools in the district.
Many individuals from across faith communities stood together with neighbors on Monday afternoon in downtown Kirkland in an interfaith Vigil for Peace.
What will we gain if we give up plastic shopping bags? We’ll have fewer chemicals in the air we breathe. We’ll have a good feeling in our hearts knowing that fewer whales, dolphins, sea turtles, birds and other animals and wildlife will be suffocated or get a lethal blockage from mistaking plastic bags for food.
Ever since the horrors at Columbine, and with each incident in the recent two years involving school shootings, measures have been enacted to absolutely ridiculous heights in order to protect us.
The food box distribution site in the south part of Kirkland was new to the Kirkland Nourishing Network and to the families we were stretching to support.
Thank you for publishing the letter to the editor about littering on the Cross Kirkland Corridor.
In April 2013, the county of San Mateo, Calif. where my grandparents live, implemented a Reusable Bag Ordinance that required retailers to keep “complete and accurate records of the purchase and sale of any recycled paper bag or reusable 2.25 mil plastic bag by the retail establishment.”
You are a total failure in regard to supporting the Growth Management Act (GMA). It calls for local jurisdictions to adopt a transportation plan that supports mass transit.