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Eastside legislators gather for annual breakfast before 2018 session

The East King County Chambers Coalition will host their annual legislative breakfast on Jan. 4 at 7:30 a.m. in the Hyatt Regency Bellevue. The coalition… Continue reading

  • Dec 28, 2017

Attorney general sends allegations against King County to PDC for review

PDC has the authority to take action against King County as needed

  • Dec 28, 2017

A look back at Kirkland in 2017

A year in review.

  • Dec 28, 2017

Matison to become city animal control officer

Kirkland’s Animal Services program will replace its contract with the Regional Animal Services of King County.

10 sent to hospital for carbon monoxide exposure at Redmond townhomes

Preliminary investigation indicates cause may have been a vehicle accidentally left running in a garage.

  • Dec 26, 2017

County institutes new recycling rule at Houghton Recycling & Transfer Station

Increased recycling will cut waste, fight climate change, save landfill space.

  • Dec 22, 2017

City receives John D. Spellman Award for historic preservation

Kirkland recognized for its effort to protect buildings surrounded by new development.

  • Dec 21, 2017

State AG files lawsuit against Value Village alleging widespread deception

Staff Report Washington state has filed a lawsuit against the company that owns Value Village, alleging the Bellevue-based company TVI, Inc. lied to customers and… Continue reading

  • Dec 21, 2017

City buildings close for upcoming holidays

Kirkland closes three government buildings on certain days in light of the holidays.

  • Dec 20, 2017

City holds online transit survey

How do you use transit?

  • Dec 20, 2017
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Council members, residents voice opinions on Houghton/Everest Neighborhood Center building heights

Kirkland’s City Council approved an ordinance last week that limits the Houghton/Everest Neighborhood Center building height to three stories and creates five-story incentives on the… Continue reading

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Lake Washington School District earns place on District Honor Roll.

More students are taking and succeeding in Advanced Placement courses.

  • Dec 20, 2017

Emotions flow at Marchione’s retirement celebration

An emotional crowd gathered at the Kirkland Performance Center on Dec. 14 to celebrate the extensive public service career of Kirkland City Council member Doreen… Continue reading

Kirkland police respond to disturbance, shoot and kill armed male suspect

A Kirkland police officer shot and killed an armed male suspect while responding to a disturbance at the Emerson Apartments Tuesday evening. The incident took… Continue reading

  • Dec 20, 2017

Design Review Board approves Aegis Living update

The Kirkland Design Review Board voted 5-2 to approved designs for the Aegis Living after meticulous review at their meeting last Monday. The design update… Continue reading

The Amtrak train 501 wreckage on Interstate 5 near DuPont. Courtesy of Washington State Trooper, Brooke Bova.

Bloodworks NW calls for donations in wake of fatal Amtrak derailment

Bloodworks Northwest issued an urgent appeal for donors Monday morning following the Amtrak passenger train derailment near DuPont that is making major demands on the… Continue reading

  • Dec 19, 2017
The Amtrak train 501 wreckage on Interstate 5 near DuPont. Courtesy of Washington State Trooper, Brooke Bova.

City receives more than $5 million for road, sidewalk improvements in Totem Lake

Improvements aim to improve mobility for drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians.

Suspect arrested on multiple warrants including false statements after playing the ‘name game’ with officers | Police blotter for Dec. 1-6

The blotter feature is a description of a small selection of police incidents and calls to the Kirkland Police Department that are dispatched to on-duty… Continue reading

  • Dec 12, 2017

City to use updated geological data to amend zoning process

The data was collected by a University of Washington research team after a year-long field study.