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It looks a lot like Inslee is running for president

New statements and political fundraising from Gov. Inslee point toward a 2020 presidential bid

State Supreme Court upholds King County youth jail levy

The decision, issued Dec. 27, sided with King County and allows it to keep collecting revenue.

How does the Texas ACA ruling affect Washington

A ruling last week from a Texas judge striking down the ACA will likely be overturned.

Harborview Hall homeless shelter opens

Bellevue-based group trying to acquire surplus King County land

The Department of Ecology has awarded $12 million from the VW settlement to purchase 336 buses statewide. Courtesy of Department of Ecology.

VW settlement brings electric transit, low-emission school buses to LWSD

More than 80 districts and 19 public transit fleets will receive $22 million from VW settlement to improve air quality.

The Department of Ecology has awarded $12 million from the VW settlement to purchase 336 buses statewide. Courtesy of Department of Ecology.
Kailan Manandic, Photo Illustration

UPDATE: 911 services partially back online, FCC investigates

CenturyLink and King County report most 911 calls are getting through.

Kailan Manandic, Photo Illustration
Tennis Outreach Programs (TOPs) in Kirkland, received donated van from Councilmember Claudia Balducci. (L-R) Travis Roach, Councilmember Balducci and Charles Hodge. Courtesy of King County.

Three Eastside Organizations receive “retired” King County vans

Councilmember Claudia Balducci donates three vans to help each organization in its mission.

Tennis Outreach Programs (TOPs) in Kirkland, received donated van from Councilmember Claudia Balducci. (L-R) Travis Roach, Councilmember Balducci and Charles Hodge. Courtesy of King County.

43 LWSD teachers achieve, renew National Board Certification

The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards is the highest certification a teacher can achieve.

  • Dec 27, 2018

Kirkland Arts Center receives grant from Bradley Family Foundation

Grant funding will support youth art education programs, including Make Your Mark.

  • Dec 27, 2018
Kirkland City Hall - Reporter file photo

Kirkland City Council adopts updates to Rose Hill and Bridle Trails neighborhood plans

The plans focus on connectivity for transit, bikes and pedestrians, along with affordable housing.

  • Dec 27, 2018
Kirkland City Hall - Reporter file photo
Greg McClellan of Kirkland assembles the complex album cover art puzzle for the first time. He released his album, “Listen2Daze” in October. For full list of top 2018 stories, see page 3. Madison Miller/staff photo

A look back at Kirkland in 2018

The top Reporter stories for 2018.

  • Dec 26, 2018
Greg McClellan of Kirkland assembles the complex album cover art puzzle for the first time. He released his album, “Listen2Daze” in October. For full list of top 2018 stories, see page 3. Madison Miller/staff photo
John Taylor

John Taylor appointed first director of Department of Local Services for King County

Starting January 1, Taylor will lead the new Department of Local Services to better meet the needs of unincorporated King County.

John Taylor
Kirkland’s Planning Commission reviewed the city’s tree code in the summer and fall of 2018, and will recommend changes next year. File photo

Changes to Kirkland tree code aim to preserve canopy

The city has lost 270 acres of tree canopy since 2010, when the code was last updated.

Kirkland’s Planning Commission reviewed the city’s tree code in the summer and fall of 2018, and will recommend changes next year. File photo

King County launches text to 911 service

The service will help the hearing impaired and those experiencing domestic violence.

Kirkland City Council adopts 2019-20 budget

Budget funds city operations and council priorities; keeps Kirkland safe, sustainable and connected.

  • Dec 20, 2018

Juvenile Diversion keeps kids out of court and away from crime

The diversion program recruits community volunteers to oversee local juvenile cases.

Puget Sound prepares for the big one

Three years after an alarming report made national headlines, locals are quietly preparing disaster.

Suspect steals sandwich after causing disturbance | Police blotter

The Kirkland police blotter for Nov. 29 through Dec. 1.

  • Dec 18, 2018
A woman works on a drawing next to an unused viewing scope as a smoky haze obscures the Space Needle and downtown Seattle last August as smoke from wildfires moved across the region. (Photo courtesy of The Herald/Elaine Thompson/Associated Press)

Why do Washington voters struggle with climate change policies?

Despite environmental awareness and the public’s apparent desire for reform, statewide initiatives keep failing

A woman works on a drawing next to an unused viewing scope as a smoky haze obscures the Space Needle and downtown Seattle last August as smoke from wildfires moved across the region. (Photo courtesy of The Herald/Elaine Thompson/Associated Press)
Washington Supreme Court building. Photo courtesy of Everett Daily Herald

State Supreme Court strikes down I-27; King County will pursue safe consumption sites

The decision upholds a court ruling keeping the anti-consumption site initiative off the ballot.

Washington Supreme Court building. Photo courtesy of Everett Daily Herald