City cuts 70 feet off tree, Kirkland residents upset

Left, Tom Bach stands in front of the cottonwood before city arborists pruned the tree to 20 feet, which is pictured to the right.  - Matt Phelps/Kirkland Reporter
  • Today at 12:08PM

A large cottonwood in the middle of the Kirkland Highlands neighborhood was hacked by 70 feet on Tuesday. Now standing 20-feet-tall, one Kirkland resident is extremely frustrated the tree, estimated to be 60-80 years old, had to be pruned down in the first place.


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Apply for King County ‘Best Workplaces for Waste Prevention and Recycling’ list

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King County’s annual Best Workplaces for Waste Prevention and Recycling list is accepting applications for 2014. Now in its eighth year, the list recognizes businesses in King County that have excelled at preventing waste and promoting recycling.

Lake Washington schools receive 2013 Washington Achievement Awards

  • Today at 3:00PM

The Lake Washington School District will receive the most Washington Achievement Awards from the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction and the State Board of Education for 2013 than any other year in its history.

Realtors endorse bond measure for Lake Washington School District

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Realtors are joining other supporters of a $404 million bond measure to fund various construction-related projects for schools in the Lake Washington District.

King County property taxes due for first half of 2014

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Property owners in King County have until April 30 to pay the first half of their 2014 property taxes. After April 30, interest charges and penalties will be added to the tax bill.

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