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Eastside organ recipients represent Washington at national transplant summit

Two local organ donation recipients represented the transplant community last month at the inaugural Transplant Patient Summit in Washington, D.C. They were joined by more… Continue reading

Woman arrested for stealing candy bars | Police blotter for Oct. 26-Nov. 2

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

  • Nov 6, 2017

LWSD board candidates discuss charter schools, national anthem and evolution

Following its candidate forum on Oct. 15, members of Indivisible Kirkland Kenmore followed up and reached out to the Anita Damjanovic and Cassandra Sage, who… Continue reading

  • Nov 3, 2017

City regulates short-term rental businesses

Short-term rental houses have recently disrupted some single-family neighborhoods in Kirkland and in response to community outcry, the City Council quickly passed an ordinance regulating… Continue reading

Citizens committee launches campaign to support LWSD levy and bond measures

Guided by a mission to support schools in a fiscally responsible way, the Lake Washington Citizens Levy Committee recently launched its campaign in support of… Continue reading

  • Nov 2, 2017

City discusses traffic, construction and more at Finn Hill meeting

Community members gathered at Finn Hill Middle School on Oct. 25 to hear officials discuss emergency response in Finn Hill, traffic safety, ongoing traffic projects… Continue reading

Kids in King County Jail are punished harshly for pranks and sent to isolation, lawsuit contends

Columbia Legal Services filed a lawsuit against the county, alleging violations of due process. The details of the suit paint a picture of severe punishment for acting out.

LWSD to place bond, two levies on Feb. 13 ballot

Lake Washington School District is planning three ballot measures for the Feb. 13, 2018 election. The measures are a bond (the second of four planned… Continue reading

  • Oct 27, 2017

Judge blocks I-27, saves supervised consumption sites

A ballot petition designed to obstruct King County’s public health response to the heroin crisis has been struck down by King County Superior Court Judge… Continue reading

LWTech’s RISE Center creates an inclusive space for students

After three years of planning, Lake Washington Technical Institute of Technology in Kirkland has opened the doors to its new RISE Center. According to its… Continue reading

King County implements reserved parking at local park and rides

King County Metro is expanding its Carpool Parking Permit program next month to nine more park and ride locations, including Kingsgate, Bothell and Kenmore. The… Continue reading

Man arrested for stealing $607 worth of razors from Safeway | Police blotter for Oct. 12-19

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

  • Oct 23, 2017

Kirkland police pay last respects to Sgt. Nathan Rich

Just before 10:30 a.m. Friday, uniformed officers and civilians alike stood at attention along the hall of Overlake Christian Church in Redmond. While a number… Continue reading

Sound Publishing nets 250 journalism awards at WNPA event

Sound Publishing employees received more than 250 journalism awards at the 2017 Washington Newspaper Publishers Association annual meeting on Oct. 12-14 in Olympia. Kirkland Reporter… Continue reading

  • Oct 20, 2017

48th District legislator McBride recognized for affordable housing advocacy

The Washington State Housing Finance Commission has honored 48th District Rep. Joan McBride as “Friends of Housing” for her work to create, support and advocate… Continue reading

  • Oct 19, 2017

Lake Washington Institute of Technology named one of 150 top us community colleges eligible to compete for $1 million dollar Aspen Prize

Washington state’s Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) has been named as one of 150 community colleges eligible to compete for the 2019 Aspen Prize… Continue reading

  • Oct 18, 2017

‘Even when things are tough, we are tougher’: Jill Biden speaks at Hopelink luncheon

Dr. Jill Biden spoke at the annual Hopelink luncheon on Oct. 16, which saw the organization raise some $1.17 million toward its fundraising campaign. Biden… Continue reading

Memorial service for Sgt. Rich of KPD set for Friday

The Kirkland Police Department has announced that there will be a memorial service for Sgt. Nathan Rich on Friday. The service will be at 11… Continue reading

  • Oct 18, 2017

Kirkland police mourn Sgt. Nathan Rich

The Kirkland Police Department announced Monday that Sgt. Nathan Rich, a 20-year veteran of the force, died Oct. 13. According to a press release, Rich… Continue reading

  • Oct 17, 2017

Betsy DeVos’ Bellevue visit on education reform draws hundreds of protesters

Hundreds of protesters filled Bellevue Way as Betsy DeVos, President Donald Trump’s secretary of education, came to Bellevue to address the Washington Policy Center’s annual… Continue reading