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Residents pick out costumes at Kirkland’s Halloween Costume Swap | Photos

Residents tried on and walked away with free Halloween costumes and accessories at the City of Kirkland’s Halloween Costume Swap Saturday. The city collected about… Continue reading

Helping local ‘heroes’ find a home on the Eastside

Stacey Porter, 34, teaches music and technology in Kirkland. For the last year, she’s been looking for a home on the Eastside that was close… Continue reading

Get your household items fixed for free at King County’s Repair Café

Have a broken lamp or small appliance? Don’t throw it out – get it fixed for free. Bring your small household items and clothing to… Continue reading

  • Oct 3, 2017

School lunch data raises questions of equity on the Eastside

The free and reduced lunches program offered by school districts is often used as a way to approximate the number of students living in relative… Continue reading

Cascade Water Alliance asks you to imagine a day without water

Can you imagine a day without water? Cascade Water Alliance and its members Bellevue, Issaquah, Kirkland, Redmond, Tukwila, Sammamish Plateau Water and the Skyway Water… Continue reading

  • Oct 2, 2017

Kirkland joins regional partners to launch EnviroStars

Kirkland businesses can now get help making their operations sustainable while receiving recognition for their efforts. The City of Kirkland joins 16 Washington cities, counties… Continue reading

  • Oct 2, 2017

Kirkland motorcyclist dies in SR 599 accident

A Kirkland man was pronounced dead after being thrown from his motorcycle after hitting a guardrail and getting struck by another vehicle on State Route… Continue reading

City inducts competitive swimming champion to Plaza of Champions

Kirkland’s Plaza of Champions is about to gain an additional honoree. Kathy Smith Connor will be inducted into Kirkland’s Plaza of Champions at an induction… Continue reading

  • Sep 29, 2017

Grants help salmon habitat work, programs in Lake Washington-Cedar-Sammamish watershed

The King County Flood Control District has approved more than $2.3 million in Cooperative Watershed Management grant funding to support ongoing chinook salmon recovery efforts… Continue reading

  • Sep 29, 2017

Members of Congress, Dreamers call out Trump administration’s end of DACA at Bellevue event

Four members of Congress stood up on Sept. 21 to let President Donald Trump know ending the DACA program is not only cruel, but stupid.… Continue reading

Redmond Police Department Pro-Act Unit conducts search warrant at Kirkland pawn shop

Following a two-year investigation of illegal business practices at a Kirkland pawn shop, the Redmond Police Department (RPD) Pro-Act Unit conducted a search warrant at… Continue reading

Oktoberfest raises money for local nonprofits

Deputy Mayor Jay Arnold did the honors of tapping the firkin, kicking off the fifth annual Kirkland Oktoberfest, which ran Sept. 22-24 at Marina Park… Continue reading

Sheriff’s Office simplifies Miranda warnings for juveniles

Researchers have found that adolescents often lack the experience, perspective and judgment to recognize and avoid choices that could be detrimental to them. In addition,… Continue reading

  • Sep 28, 2017

State Legislature candidates square off at debate in Redmond

Candidates from the 45th and 48th Washington state legislative districts met one recent Monday evening for a debate on policy issues as they vie for… Continue reading

Viva Volunteers! Fair set for Oct. 14

The 5th annual “Viva Volunteers! Fair” will connect people interested in volunteering with representatives of organizations seeking volunteers. The fair will take place on Oct.… Continue reading

  • Sep 27, 2017

Courts, schools, other agencies address school-to-prison pipeline

As the trend for students to come into contact with the juvenile and adult criminal justice systems continues to rise, the First District Democrats recently… Continue reading

Man trespassed from apartment after wrestling match goes awry | Police blotter for Sept. 14-20

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

  • Sep 26, 2017

Kirkland Park Board seeks applicants

The City of Kirkland Park Board has one adult vacancy for an unexpired term, ending March 31, 2021. Eligibility requirements for the position are available… Continue reading

  • Sep 26, 2017

After a 2-year trial, are I-405’s toll lanes here to stay?

Lawmakers will decide whether to keep them or end the experiment and try something else.

Kirkland City Council supports Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy

Following a public hearing on Sept. 19, the Kirkland City Council voted 6-1 to pass Resolution R-5270 expressing its support to King County Proposition No.… Continue reading

  • Sep 25, 2017