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EvergreenHealth joins with Overlake Medical Center to form Eastside Health Alliance

The following is a release from EvergreenHealth: EvergreenHealth and Overlake Medical Center…

  • Jan 18th, 2017

 

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Kirkland Fire, PSE evacutate five homes for gas leak on Finn Hill in Kirkland

The Kirkland Fire Department and Puget Sound Energy (PSE) were forced to…

 

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Brightwater Treatment System experiences brief loss of disinfection

An equipment malfunction in the Brightwater Treatment Plant’s disinfection system temporarily shut…

  • Jan 18th, 2017

 

Mayor Amy Walen delivers the State of the City address at a Kirkland Chamber of Commerce luncheon. CATHERINE KRUMMEY/Kirkland Reporter

Kirkland mayor delivers State of the City address

Kirkland Mayor Amy Walen delivered the annual State of the City address…

Mayor Amy Walen delivers the State of the City address at a Kirkland Chamber of Commerce luncheon. CATHERINE KRUMMEY/Kirkland Reporter
Washington State Police estimated more than 6,000 people visited the Washington State capital on Jan. 16, including parents, teachers, students and union reps from Lake Washington School District. Photo courtesy of Washington Education Association

LW teachers’ union accuses new senator of prioritizing lunch over students

Representatives from the Lake Washington Education Association had a bit of a…

Washington State Police estimated more than 6,000 people visited the Washington State capital on Jan. 16, including parents, teachers, students and union reps from Lake Washington School District. Photo courtesy of Washington Education Association

Volunteers needed to help un-decorate Kirkland downtown area

The Kirkland Downtown Association (KDA) is asking for help to take down…

  • Jan 18th, 2017
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EvergreenHealth named among top 5 percent of hospitals in nation for quality care

EvergreenHealth has announced it has received the 2017 Distinguished Hospital Award for…

  • Jan 17th, 2017
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Deadly force, abortion limits, marijuana in schools draw legislators’ attention in pre-session bill filings

By Enrique Pérez de la Rosa WNPA Olympia News Bureau OLYMPIA —…

  • Jan 11th, 2017
Bellevue Police Department Chief Steven Mylett interacts with Imam Sheikh Fazal of the Islamic Center of Eastside during the Eastside Muslim Safety Forum. ANDY NYSTROM, Redmond Reporter

Police chiefs meet with community members at Eastside Muslim Safety Forum

As Eastside police chiefs and others gathered at the Muslim Association of Puget Sound (MAPS) on Tuesday night, something was missing.

Bellevue Police Department Chief Steven Mylett interacts with Imam Sheikh Fazal of the Islamic Center of Eastside during the Eastside Muslim Safety Forum. ANDY NYSTROM, Redmond Reporter
Juan Felipe Galeana Madrigal is wanted for a 2016 murder in Kirkland. Contributed photo/KPD

Kirkland Police file charges in homicide case, seek public information

Kirkland Police Department detectives are actively searching for a man for who…

Juan Felipe Galeana Madrigal is wanted for a 2016 murder in Kirkland. Contributed photo/KPD
Lindsay Hill was killed in a hit-and-run in November 2015. Hill’s boyfriend and convicted felon Robert Jackson was found guilty for her death and was sentenced to life in prison last month. Reporter file photo

Kirkland family suing Department of Corrections for daughter’s death

The Kirkland parents of a woman who was killed by a man…

Lindsay Hill was killed in a hit-and-run in November 2015. Hill’s boyfriend and convicted felon Robert Jackson was found guilty for her death and was sentenced to life in prison last month. Reporter file photo
Kirkland City Manager Kurt Triplett attends a city council meeting in November, 2016. Reporter file photo

Kirkland City Council approves salary increase for city manager

The Kirkland City Council unanimously approved an updated employment agreement with City…

Kirkland City Manager Kurt Triplett attends a city council meeting in November, 2016. Reporter file photo
Debie Frable (left), Jennifer Cail, Susanna Gilbert and Sabrina Barton participate in a Pussyhat Project event at Serial Knitters in Kirkland. Contributed photo

Kirkland knitters join Pussyhat Project, national movement

On Jan. 21, people wearing pink hats will take to the streets…

Debie Frable (left), Jennifer Cail, Susanna Gilbert and Sabrina Barton participate in a Pussyhat Project event at Serial Knitters in Kirkland. Contributed photo
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Kindergarten registration opens on Feb. 2 for Lake Washington School District

Though the 2017-18 school year is still more than eight months away,…

  • Jan 13th, 2017
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Kirkland Police unveil new online system for reporting non-emergency crimes

Certain non-emergency crimes can now be reported to the Kirkland Police department…

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No DUI arrests in Kirkland on New Years Eve | Kirkland Police Blotter

The blotter feature is both a description of a small selection of…

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All LWSD Kirkland schools to start two-hours late today | UPDATE

The Lake Washington School District (LWSD) will start two-hours late today, Tuesday,…

  • Jan 11th, 2017
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Saint Edward Seminary in Saint Edward State Park on the Kirkland and Kenmore boundary. Reporter file Photo

State parks commission approves St. Edward Seminary lease proposal

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission unanimously approved a motion directing…

Saint Edward Seminary in Saint Edward State Park on the Kirkland and Kenmore boundary. Reporter file Photo
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Carpool-only spaces coming to South Kirkland Park and Ride on Feb. 1

In August, King County officials spoke of plans for a permit system…

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St. Edward Seminary in St. Edward State Park on the Kirkland and Kenmore boundary. Reporter file Photo

Hundreds attend St. Edward Seminary public hearing

More than 100 people signed up to share their opinions on the…

St. Edward Seminary in St. Edward State Park on the Kirkland and Kenmore boundary. Reporter file Photo
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Eastside legislators talk taxes, tolls in chamber breakfast

While a thousand little things are on the minds of Washington state…

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Man arrested for DUI after passing out in Jack in the Box drive thru | Kirkland Police Blotter

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Former Kirkland mayor, Northwest College president D.V. Hurst | OBITUARY

Dr. Duane V. Hurst, former mayor of Kirkland and longtime president of…

  • Jan 9th, 2017
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Kuderer replaces Cyrus Habib in WA Senate

Eastside legislator Patty Kuderer will be moving from the House to the…

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DelBene selected to serve on House Ways and Means Committee

Congresswoman Suzan DelBene has been selected to serve on the House Ways…

  • Jan 5th, 2017
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New Kirkland City Councilmember Jon Pascal (right) takes his oath of office from Kirkland Municipal Court Judge Michael Lambo. KATHY CUMMINGS/Contributed photo

New city councilmember brings extensive transportation experience

As Kirkland, the Eastside and the Puget Sound region continue to grow,…

New Kirkland City Councilmember Jon Pascal (right) takes his oath of office from Kirkland Municipal Court Judge Michael Lambo. KATHY CUMMINGS/Contributed photo
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Totem Lake section of CKC to temporarily close

A section of the Cross Kirkland Corridor in Totem Lake will be…

  • Jan 5th, 2017
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Kirkland residents can recycle Christmas trees beginning Jan. 2

Residents can still recycle Christmas trees While not everyone tosses the tannenbaum…

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Rep. Kuderer among candidates to take Lt. Gov. Habib’s vacated 48th District Senate seat

The King County Council will interview and appoint a new Senator to…

  • Jan 4th, 2017
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Kirk Elementary closed Wednesday due to heating issues

The Lake Washington School District (LWSD) has announced that Peter Kirk Elementary…

  • Jan 4th, 2017
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Lobsang Dargey outside the US District Court building in Seattle on Wednesday. Dan Catchpole/Everett Herald

Kirkland Potala Village developer pleads guilty to federal charges, could face 10 years

Developer Lobsang Dargey faces as much as 10 years in federal prison…

  • Jan 4th, 2017
Lobsang Dargey outside the US District Court building in Seattle on Wednesday. Dan Catchpole/Everett Herald
Juanita High School students walk down 132nd Street as part of a protest on Nov. 14. JOHN WILLIAM HOWARD/Kirkland Reporter

‘Fighting Heroin’ leads top-10 most-read stories from 2016

This year has been marked with big news in Kirkland, from the…

Juanita High School students walk down 132nd Street as part of a protest on Nov. 14. JOHN WILLIAM HOWARD/Kirkland Reporter
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Intoxicated homeless man found sleeping in Totem Lake McDonalds | Kirkland Police Blotter

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The Kirkland Police Department closed parts of Juanita Drive early Friday morning after a car drove off the road and struck a power pole. Matt Phelps/Kirkland Reporter

Driver in Juanita Drive accident could face vehicular assault charge

Two men in their late 20s or 30s were sent to the…

The Kirkland Police Department closed parts of Juanita Drive early Friday morning after a car drove off the road and struck a power pole. Matt Phelps/Kirkland Reporter
Saint Edward Seminary in Saint Edward State Park on the Kirkland and Kenmore boundary. Reporter file photo

Second Saint Edward Seminary meeting announced

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission will have not one but…

Saint Edward Seminary in Saint Edward State Park on the Kirkland and Kenmore boundary. Reporter file photo
Gail Genereau of Lake Forest Park scours the items recovered from the “Movie Bandits” burglaries in 2012 at the Redmond Police Department as the result of a Pro-Act investigation. She found some of her stolen jewelry. File Photo

Eastside police departments examine future of proactive policing

Around 2004, automobile theft was on the rise in Redmond and throughout…

Gail Genereau of Lake Forest Park scours the items recovered from the “Movie Bandits” burglaries in 2012 at the Redmond Police Department as the result of a Pro-Act investigation. She found some of her stolen jewelry. File Photo
Anthony Ramos-Estrada of Kirkland graduates from the Washington Youth Academy on Dec. 17 and is congratulated by Secretary of State Kim Wyman and Gov. Jay Inslee. Contributed photo

Kirkland teen graduates from Washington Youth Academy

Anthony Ramos-Estrada of Kirkland was among the 149 cadets who graduated from…

  • Dec 29th, 2016
Anthony Ramos-Estrada of Kirkland graduates from the Washington Youth Academy on Dec. 17 and is congratulated by Secretary of State Kim Wyman and Gov. Jay Inslee. Contributed photo
Sen. Rosemary McAuliffe participates in the 2013 second special session of the Washington State Senate. Contributed photo

Sen. Rosemary McAuliffe shares ‘retirement’ plans

Following her retirement from the State Senate in January, where she represented…

Sen. Rosemary McAuliffe participates in the 2013 second special session of the Washington State Senate. Contributed photo
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Parks and community services administrative staff relocate to Kirkland City Hall

The City of Kirkland’s Parks and Community Services administrative staff has begun…

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Westbound SR 520 closed for construction duirng the next two nights

Westbound State Route 520 will close tonight, Wednesday, Dec. 28 and tomorrow,…

  • Dec 28th, 2016
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