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                                From left, Siri Bliesner and Susan Wilkins.

Bliesner and Wilkins compete for LWSD director Pos. 5

Candidates touch on housing affordability, curriculum and educational support professionals.

  • Sep 26, 2019
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                                From left, Siri Bliesner and Susan Wilkins.
Hundreds of protesters gathered Friday for the climate strike. Madison Miller/staff photo

Kirkland, Eastside residents protest climate change

Organized by local high school students, a climate strike was held at Houghton Beach Park.

Hundreds of protesters gathered Friday for the climate strike. Madison Miller/staff photo
Toby Nixon and David Schwartz. Courtesy photos

Kirkland City Council candidates seek pos. 4

Toby Nixon and David Schwartz share their views on transportation, housing and more.

  • Sep 24, 2019
Toby Nixon and David Schwartz. Courtesy photos

Vacuum trucks assisting Kirkland with flood-prevention, city utility projects

The city started using the vehicles last year.

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$30 car tab proposal returns to ballot in November

Tim Eyman-led initiative would restrict car tabs and transportation benefit districts in Washington.

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Disclosure complaints filed against EvergreenHealth Foundation

Alleged violations include failing to adhere to reporting required by recently passed DISCLOSE Act.

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King County alcohol production ordinance could be approved by year’s end

Update to county code has been more than a year in the making.

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Subject attempts to instigate fight at drive-thru window | Police Blotter

Police blotter for Aug. 22-Sept. 5.

  • Sep 18, 2019

KCSO found all but one of the 108 allegations of excessive or unnecessary use of force were justified

The Office of Law Enforcement Oversight has released its annual 2018 report.

Women and families homeless shelter in Kirkland receives grant

Premera Blue Cross selected Catholic Community Services and the Sophia Way as recipients for the $250,000 grant.

Design plans submitted for upcoming culvert replacement in Kirkland

Construction at 100th Avenue Northeast planned to begin next summer.

Kirkland City Hall. Photo courtesy city of Kirkland

Kirkland council passes new affordable housing initiative pilot

The pilot was approved 6-1 at the council’s Sept. 3 meeting.

Kirkland City Hall. Photo courtesy city of Kirkland
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                                Melody Kieffer, an office manager at Laura Ingalls Wilder Elementary School, addresses the school board on Aug. 12.

LWSD seeks mediation for LWESP negotiations

LWSD and LWESP have not reached a tentative agreement.

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                                Melody Kieffer, an office manager at Laura Ingalls Wilder Elementary School, addresses the school board on Aug. 12.

Man killed on I-405 during tire change

Incident took place near mile post 20.

  • Sep 11, 2019

Fall CERT training starting Sept. 17 in Kirkland

The trainings have been seasonally offered by the city since 2005.

School zone traffic pilot project began at select Kirkland schools this week

Warnings about the cameras will be issued for the first 30 days of operation.

Kirkland city officials discuss progress on Prop. 1

The tax measure, which focuses on police services and community safety, was passed by the public in 2018.

Used car on back of truck catches fire near I-405 on-ramp in Kirkland

Northeast 116th Street was closed as firefighters put out the blaze.

In May, Governor Jay Inslee signed EHB 1638, a bill updating Washington state’s school and child care immunization requirements to remove the personal and philosophical exemption option for the MMR vaccine. Courtesy photo

New MMR immunization requirements before school starts

All K-12 students need to have received the MMR vaccine before first day of school.

In May, Governor Jay Inslee signed EHB 1638, a bill updating Washington state’s school and child care immunization requirements to remove the personal and philosophical exemption option for the MMR vaccine. Courtesy photo