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King County sets up extra seat belt enforcement

Despite the extra patrols, Washington drivers remain safe with 95 percent of them using seat belts.

  • May 14, 2018

Lights, camera, action in Kirkland

A Redmond-based Cloudstar Pictures, LLC crew shot some scenes for its movie ”Aberdeen” on Thursday in the Reporter’s Kirkland office. “Aberdeen” is about a female… Continue reading

  • May 10, 2018

King County adopts prepaid ballot postage

Designed to improve voter turnout, the measure was approved in time for the 2018 midterm elections.

Scam Warning: The jury duty arrest warrant scam is back

King County Police emphasize that they will never call and request money or gift card numbers.

  • May 10, 2018

Kirkland starts community dialogue on gun safety

Residents, including gun owners, asked the city council to adopt a gun safety resolution on May 1.

Council weighs in on NE 85th Street BRT station

A three-level design would improve access for transit, cars and pedestrians.

As proposed by King County Public Health, safe drug consumption sites would feature medical personnel with naloxone to prevent overdose deaths and sterile needles for drug users to prevent the spread of disease. Photo by Todd Huffman/Wikipedia Commons

Safe drug site challenge heads to state Supreme Court

The case will determine if an initiative banning the project in King County can go to the ballot.

As proposed by King County Public Health, safe drug consumption sites would feature medical personnel with naloxone to prevent overdose deaths and sterile needles for drug users to prevent the spread of disease. Photo by Todd Huffman/Wikipedia Commons

New audit highlights the shortcomings of King County’s regional homelessness plan

The stats don’t lie—the system isn’t working.

Boat sinks at Kirkland marina, leaking fuel into Lake Washington

The small leak poses no threat to residents in the area and the state Department of Ecology responded to the incident.

Suspect hacks Northwest University, steals $60,000

The scammer had been watching email communications prior to theft.

Headshot courtesy of Cindi Bright

Cindi Bright announces candidacy for 48th District representative

The local radio host is running for Pos. 2.

  • May 7, 2018
Headshot courtesy of Cindi Bright

Roads close for Kirkland Mother’s Day Half Marathon

The half marathon will take place on Mother’s Day morning and afternoon on May 13.

  • May 4, 2018
Board members of All Home stand behind King County Executive Dow Constantine and Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan during a May 3 press conference at the Salvation Army William Booth Center. Photo by Josh Kelety

King County and Seattle agree to restructure regional homelessness programs

The move comes after calls for change from advocates within the system.

Board members of All Home stand behind King County Executive Dow Constantine and Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan during a May 3 press conference at the Salvation Army William Booth Center. Photo by Josh Kelety
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King County task force to explore solutions to ‘recycling crisis’

With tighter regulations affecting the flow of recyclables in the U.S., officials look for new avenues for the region’s paper waste.

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Kirkland Reporter publisher adds Seattle Weekly to line-up

Regional publisher oversees 7 Eastside publications, along with Seattle Weekly.

  • May 3, 2018

Secretary of State pushes for pre-paid postage for ballots

Kim Wyman is asking Gov. Jay Inslee for the authority to reimburse counties for postal costs.

Man charged with making bomb threats, holding woman hostage in Kirkland

The suspect said he wanted to commit suicide by cop.

Suspected arrested at local gas station for possession of stolen vehicle | Police blotter for April 13-19

The blotter is a small selection of police incidents and calls to the Kirkland Police Department.

  • May 1, 2018
Transit-oriented development near the Othello Station in Southeast Seattle. Photo by SounderBruce/Wikipedia Commons

Sound Transit plans to facilitate affordable housing near light rail stations

The agency is setting aside land in hopes of making transit more equitable.

Transit-oriented development near the Othello Station in Southeast Seattle. Photo by SounderBruce/Wikipedia Commons

Eastside state legislators talk carbon fees, housing and cars at UW Bothell

Eastside lawmakers met on April 26 for a debrief with constituent businesses.