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Metro seeking community input on future RapidRide K-Line in Kirkland, Bellevue

The survey opened on Nov. 12 and slated to close on Nov. 26.

  • Nov 15, 2019

 

Kirkland police accused of ‘intense and traumatic’ force against teen

The YMCA spoke out on the incident during a press conference in Seattle on Wednesday.

 

As part of construction, the chapel at Northwest University will get some additions. Blake Peterson/staff photo

Kirkland approves Northwest University’s 20-year master plan

The master plan proposes about 364,910 square feet of building and parking improvements.

 

Political activist Tim Eyman campaigns for Initiative 976 on Nov. 5 in downtown Bellevue. The initiative promised $30 car tabs while functionally eliminating the ability of agencies like Sound Transit to raise taxes for its projects. Photo by Aaron Kunkler

Election analysis: Eastside cities largely voted against I-976

Most Eastside cities weren’t swayed by I-976, though more voters approved it than the county average.

Political activist Tim Eyman campaigns for Initiative 976 on Nov. 5 in downtown Bellevue. The initiative promised $30 car tabs while functionally eliminating the ability of agencies like Sound Transit to raise taxes for its projects. Photo by Aaron Kunkler

King County will challenge legality of I-976

County Executive Dow Constantine: ‘We must clean up another mess that Tim Eyman has created for our state, our region, and our economy’

Vehicles passing through flooded street. File photo

King County Flood Control District to vote on 2020 budget

The budget will fund a variety of programs across the county.

Vehicles passing through flooded street. File photo
A King County judge found the company misled customers into thinking it was a charity. Photo courtesy of the state Attorney General’s office

Judge rules Value Village deceived customers

The King County judge found the company misled customers into thinking it was a charity.

  • Nov 8, 2019
A King County judge found the company misled customers into thinking it was a charity. Photo courtesy of the state Attorney General’s office
Bob Neir. Photo courtesy Christopher Neir

Kirkland honors former mayor and councilmember Bob Neir

The longtime Kirkland resident, business owner and civic leader recently died at age 90.

  • Nov 8, 2019
Bob Neir. Photo courtesy Christopher Neir
Exterior of Kirkland Police Department. Blake Peterson/staff photo

Kirkland police, other departments awarded grant

The North Sound RADAR Navigator program received $80,000 for mental health professional services.

Exterior of Kirkland Police Department. Blake Peterson/staff photo
Ashley Hiruko/staff photo
                                Exterior of Kirkland’s Fire Station 27.

Council approves Kirkland’s share of NORCOM budget

NORCOM provides emergency dispatch services in northeastern King County.

Ashley Hiruko/staff photo
                                Exterior of Kirkland’s Fire Station 27.

Bliesner leading over Wilkins in LWSD school board race

Eric Laliberte and Christopher Carlson also ran in unopposed races.

  • Nov 6, 2019

Kirkland council race results are in

Initial returns have Nixon, Black and Falcone leading.

  • Nov 6, 2019
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                                Dianne and Dick Haelsig were honored as donors at the LWTech’s Bright Futures Benefit Breakfast on Oct. 29.

LWTech raises more than $250,000 at annual benefit breakfast

The fundraising event supports students with scholarships, program support and emergency funds.

Madison Miller/staff photo
                                Dianne and Dick Haelsig were honored as donors at the LWTech’s Bright Futures Benefit Breakfast on Oct. 29.

I-976 is passing, worrying transit advocates

The initiative promises $30 car tabs, but opponents say it will destroy state transit infrastructure.

Voters are narrowly rejecting affirmative action

The no camp on affirmative action is winning by just over one point.

King County Council

King County Council incumbents ahead, with the exception of Gossett

Preliminary results are in for the King County Council races.

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Sound Publishing file photo

King County Council authorizes staff to draft road levy ballot measure

The county is projected to run out of capital funding for roads and bridges by 2025.

Sound Publishing file photo

Young man out on the town breaks glass front door | Police Blotter

Police blotter for Oct. 10-17.

  • Oct 31, 2019

Kirkland Performance Center shares report with council

Jeff Lockhart, the center’s executive director, gave a presentation at the Oct. 15 meeting.