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Russian hackers targeted Washington election systems, Homeland Security confirms

Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman said when her office discovered suspicious IP addresses last year, they had a “high suspicion” the addresses belonged to… Continue reading

Eastside mayors talk challenges at the local, regional level

Some might think traffic would be the focal point in a discussion about challenges facing Eastside communities — but a room full of more than… Continue reading

Man charged with hate crime for incident at Kingsgate Safeway

William Leo Kraft was charged with first-degree robbery, second-degree assault and malicious harassment Sept. 12, according to the King County Prosecutor’s Office. As previously reported,… Continue reading

City of Kirkland honored for financial reporting

For the 12th consecutive year, the City of Kirkland received the Government Finance Officers Association Certificate of Achievement for Financial Reporting. This award is for… Continue reading

  • Sep 21, 2017

Kirkland City Council candidates talk density, housing, transit at local forum

Six of the eight Kirkland City Council candidates talked affordable housing, density, parking and transit, among other things, during a candidates forum hosted by the… Continue reading

One big problem down, two to go: Area legislators discuss last year’s successes and challenges for next session

A coalition of 10 Chambers of Commerce invited legislators from eight area districts to talk about the outcomes of the last legislative session, and to look at what’s ahead.

Washington senate candidates meet in luncheon debate

Seattle CityClub and KIRO 7 will present a luncheon debate between Washington 45th legislative district candidates Manka Dhingra and Jinyoung Lee Englund on Oct. 10,… Continue reading

  • Sep 19, 2017

Man arrested for assaulting another man and stealing his pizza | Police blotter for Sept. 7-13

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 18, 2017

Local women travel to Syrian refugee camps in Lebanon

With so much hardship around the world, Esther Filip, Rachel Hile and Jessica Dahl wanted to do their part to help those in need. For… Continue reading

Kirkland hosts its fifth annual Oktoberfest at Marina Park, Sept. 22-24

Now in its fifth year, Kirkland Oktoberfest is three epic days of cold bier, hot sausages and sizzling oompah. This is the real deal with… Continue reading

  • Sep 15, 2017

City-wide block party ‘Crossing Kirkland’ sees more than 1,000 attendees

More than 1,000 people came out for the City of Kirkland’s first city-wide block party last weekend. The event, known as “Crossing Kirkland,” took place… Continue reading

  • Sep 14, 2017

LWSD superintendent releases letter to families following Freeman high shooting

Following the shooting at Freeman High School near Spokane, Lake Washington School District Superintendent Dr. Traci Pierce released the following letter: Dear Lake Washington School… Continue reading

  • Sep 13, 2017

LWSD students’ ACT scores remain above state and national averages

Lake Washington School District (LWSD) students are more likely to meet college readiness standards than other students in Washington state or the United States. Comparatively,… Continue reading

  • Sep 13, 2017

City improves North Rose Hill school walking route

Mark Twain Elementary students walking to school might experience a safer route along 126th Ave NE when they head to school next week. As part… Continue reading

  • Sep 13, 2017

Benefit Car Show raises money for Kirkland’s Youth Police Explorers program

More than 50 classic cars lined the street at the Justice Center Saturday for the Kirkland Police Department’s third annual Benefit Car Show. All proceeds… Continue reading

City of Kirkland appoints Deana Lansing as new Neighborhood Resource Officer

Kirkland Police Chief Cherie Harris appointed Officer Deana Lansing as the new Neighborhood Resource Officer. Officer Lansing started her new assignment this summer. “Officer Lansing… Continue reading

  • Sep 12, 2017

Suspect arrested on warrants after running through a construction site while on meth | Kirkland police blotter for Aug. 31 – Sept. 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

  • Sep 12, 2017

Helpers sought for downtown clean-up and “beautification”

A volunteer group asks Kirkland locals to join them at a series of clean-up events in Downtown Kirkland on three Saturdays in September. US-Japan Volunteers… Continue reading

  • Sep 11, 2017

County council discussing changes to Metro rates

An ordinance that would simplify Metro bus fares in the county was referred to committee at Monday’s King County Council meeting. The fares would be… Continue reading

CERT offers disaster training course starting Sept. 20

Course begins during National Preparedness Month