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In a 2015 report from the Washington State Department of Ecology, King County’s Cedar Hills Regional Landfill received 53,739 tons of of plastic bags and wrap from housing and commercial sources alone. File photo/Sound Publishing

No good solution to the plastics problem

Plastic is piling up everywhere from King County to ocean floors, and humans keep making more.

In a 2015 report from the Washington State Department of Ecology, King County’s Cedar Hills Regional Landfill received 53,739 tons of of plastic bags and wrap from housing and commercial sources alone. File photo/Sound Publishing
City officials celebrate the new Parks Maintenance Center after slamming sledgehammers against a short wall within the old Office Max building as a way to “break ground” on the renovation project. Kailan Manandic / staff photo

Kirkland ‘breaks walls’ on Parks Maintenance Center project

City officials broke holes in a short wall to commemorate the project’s official launch.

City officials celebrate the new Parks Maintenance Center after slamming sledgehammers against a short wall within the old Office Max building as a way to “break ground” on the renovation project. Kailan Manandic / staff photo

Kirkland proclaims June Pride month

Pride celebrates and acknowledges LGBTQ+ people in the city.

Kirkland police search for bank robbery suspect

Police are looking for a tall, thin white male.

Juanita Beach is closed through the weekend

High levels of E. Coli are making it unsafe to be in.

  • Jun 5, 2019
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                                The opening of Old Redmond Schoolhouse will be postponed to fall of 2020.

Old Redmond Schoolhouse will not be ready for students this fall

The scheduled preschool programs will remain at Dickinson Elementary for the next school year.

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                                The opening of Old Redmond Schoolhouse will be postponed to fall of 2020.
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King County homelessness count shows 17 percent decrease overall

Decreases are not even among different demographics.

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Police locate person of interest in Kirkland homicide

The subject was located as he exited a Redmond residence.

  • May 31, 2019

The co-responder way: mental health professionals and officers team up

Local departments are making the push for permanent funding.

Boeing says decision on new airplane will come this year

With the 737 Max crisis far from over, there was speculation that a 797 decision might be delayed.

Shots fired in Finn Hill neighborhood

Police believe gunfire was random.

  • May 24, 2019

First District’s Sen. Palumbo steps down from state Senate

He was elected in 2016 and is returning to the private sector to be closer to his home and young family.

  • May 24, 2019
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                                The original Kirkland Northern Pacific Railroad Station stood at the proposed CKC Central Station Picnic Pavilion site between 1912 and 1968. The Rotary Club of Kirkland is sponsoring the potential pavilion project and seeking city funding.

Kirkland council examines several projects

The projects range from pest and vegetation control to a historical CKC pavilion.

Photo courtesy of city of Kirkland
                                The original Kirkland Northern Pacific Railroad Station stood at the proposed CKC Central Station Picnic Pavilion site between 1912 and 1968. The Rotary Club of Kirkland is sponsoring the potential pavilion project and seeking city funding.

More cases of measles confirmed in King County

On the Eastside, cases have been confirmed in Bothell and Issaquah.

King County’s $5 million derelict boat problem

When a boat sinks, it costs a lot to bring it up, with millions being spent since 2003 on removals.

Sexual misconduct reports triple following ‘Report it to Stop it’ campaign

Joint effort to curb unwanted harassment proves successful.

Candidates file for November 2019 election

Locals will vote on a variety of local and county positions.