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The blotter feature is both a description of a small selection of police incidents and a statistical round-up of all calls to the Kirkland Police Department that are dispatched to on-duty police officers. The Kirkland Reporter police blotter is not intended to be representative of all police calls originating in Kirkland, which average about 1,000 per week.
Community Events, April 2015
EvergreenHealth Monroe announced on April 14 that EvergreenHealth’s emergency physicians group in Kirkland will lead and staff the community hospital’s emergency department. The two hospitals signed an agreement that will bring board-certified emergency providers to Monroe’s ED staff beginning in July, led by Dr. Kevin Hanson.
After several months of increasing or steady unemployment rates, Washington’s unemployment rate for the month of March dropped to 5.9 percent, on a preliminary, seasonally adjusted basis, according to estimates by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The state House has included $75 million in its transportation budget for a project to build freeway access ramps at Northeast 132nd Street in the Totem Lake neighborhood of Kirkland. The House bill will have to be reconciled with the Senate version, however, which does not include the allocation.
A bill to modernize the process of legislative testimony and open the doors to state government for people across the state advanced today, as it passed the House of Representatives on a 96-2 vote. The bill previously passed the Senate on a unanimous 46-0 vote.