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Kirkland City Council candidates talk density, housing, transit at local forum

Six of the eight Kirkland City Council candidates talked affordable housing, density,…

 

One big problem down, two to go: Area legislators discuss last year’s successes and challenges for next session

A coalition of 10 Chambers of Commerce invited legislators from eight area districts to talk about the outcomes of the last legislative session, and to look at what’s ahead.

 

Man arrested for assaulting another man and stealing his pizza | Police blotter for Sept. 7-13

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

  • Sep 18th, 2017

 

Local women travel to Syrian refugee camps in Lebanon

With so much hardship around the world, Esther Filip, Rachel Hile and…

City-wide block party ‘Crossing Kirkland’ sees more than 1,000 attendees

More than 1,000 people came out for the City of Kirkland’s first…

  • Sep 14th, 2017

LWSD superintendent releases letter to families following Freeman high shooting

Following the shooting at Freeman High School near Spokane, Lake Washington School…

  • Sep 13th, 2017

LWSD students’ ACT scores remain above state and national averages

Lake Washington School District (LWSD) students are more likely to meet college…

  • Sep 13th, 2017

Washington senate candidates meet in luncheon debate

Seattle CityClub and KIRO 7 will present a luncheon debate between Washington…

  • Sep 19th, 2017

Kirkland hosts its fifth annual Oktoberfest at Marina Park, Sept. 22-24

Now in its fifth year, Kirkland Oktoberfest is three epic days of…

  • Sep 15th, 2017

Benefit Car Show raises money for Kirkland’s Youth Police Explorers program

More than 50 classic cars lined the street at the Justice Center…

UPDATE: Kirkland police find missing girl

About 36 hours after Lily Nauman was last seen, the Kirkland Police…

  • Sep 6th, 2017

City of Kirkland appoints Deana Lansing as new Neighborhood Resource Officer

Kirkland Police Chief Cherie Harris appointed Officer Deana Lansing as the new…

  • Sep 12th, 2017

Helpers sought for downtown clean-up and “beautification”

A volunteer group asks Kirkland locals to join them at a series…

  • Sep 11th, 2017

County council discussing changes to Metro rates

An ordinance that would simplify Metro bus fares in the county was…

City improves North Rose Hill school walking route

Mark Twain Elementary students walking to school might experience a safer route…

  • Sep 13th, 2017

Kirkland hosts Gelato Social to appreciate volunteers

The City of Kirkland recognized City volunteers who contributed 10 or more…

  • Sep 7th, 2017

Measure to ban county funds for injection sites will appear on February ballot

An initiative known as I-27, which would ban King County resources from…

CERT offers disaster training course starting Sept. 20

Course begins during National Preparedness Month

District bus driver shortage impacts preschool start times

Like many school districts nationwide, the Lake Washington School District is facing…

‘It’s Outrageous!’ Ferguson sues Trump administration over DACA order

On Tuesday, Ferguson said he’d be filing a lawsuit “very, very soon.” On Wednesday, he filed it.

EvergreenHealth, city staff attend FEMA training course

Picture this: An infectious disease is causing mass casualties. The local hospital…

Eastside legislators meet for wrap-up after third special session

The Third Special Session is over and legislators have left the state…

  • Sep 6th, 2017

County approves sale of land to City of Kirkland

On Tuesday, the Metropolitan King County Council unanimously approved the sale of…

Heavy smoke returns to Puget Sound due to west coast wildfires

Heavy smoke and falling ash returned to the Puget Sound this week…

LWSD sees administrative changes for 2017-18 school year

Now that school is now in session, there are many new faces…

  • Sep 5th, 2017

Salary Commission meeting on Sept. 21

The Salary Commission is holding a meeting on Sept. 21 at 5…

  • Sep 4th, 2017

City-wide block party called “Crossing Kirkland” set for Sept. 9

The event runs along the Cross Kirkland Corridor from 12-3 p.m.

  • Sep 1st, 2017

Lake Washington Institute of Technology students to exhibit nine games at PAX West convention

Kirkland, Wash. – Twenty-five students and recent graduates from Lake Washington Institute…

  • Aug 30th, 2017

Public Health investigates foodborne illness link to Cafe Juanita in Kirkland

Public Health — Seattle &King County recently investigated a foodborne outbreak associated…

Grammy-winning Judith Hill to perform at In Concert for Cancer, Sept. 9

Every year, In Concert for Cancer features a Grammy-winning or Grammy-nominated performer…

Local business collects diapers through Friday for those affected by Hurricane Harvey

Now through Friday, Michelle Landwehr, founder and owner of Roo’s World of…

Spill response training prepares city staff to protect our environment

Last month, staff from the City’s Storm Utility Crew, Surface Water &…

  • Aug 29th, 2017

New EvergreenHealth contract settlement brings wage increase to Kirkland Hospital

Using their strength as members of SEIU Healthcare 1199 Northwest, more than…

  • Aug 29th, 2017

A Fairfax Hospital patient assaulted a fellow patient with a book in a pillowcase | Kirkland police blotter for Aug. 17 – 23

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

  • Aug 28th, 2017

Peter Kirk Community Center Advisory Board collects more than 3,000 items for homeless teens

After 12 weeks of collecting, the Peter Kirk Community Center Advisory Board…

Kirkland police, other law enforcement agencies arrest five juveniles in carjacking and shoplifting

On Thursday, Kirkland police officers arrested five juveniles who were involved in…

Eastside teachers step in boots of Marine recruits at San Diego workshop

They’re used to issuing commands in their classrooms or on the athletic…

Street closures continue on main routes throughout Kirkland

The following street closures will continue to affect some main routes around…

  • Aug 24th, 2017

Environmental advocates call for Bellevue-based Puget Sound Energy’s closure of Montana coal plant

Bellevue was flushed with green on July 31. Several state environmental groups…