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Kirkland hosts Gelato Social to appreciate volunteers

The City of Kirkland recognized City volunteers who contributed 10 or more hours in the past 12 months with a Volunteer Appreciation Gelato Social the… Continue reading

  • Sep 7, 2017

District bus driver shortage impacts preschool start times

Like many school districts nationwide, the Lake Washington School District is facing a bus driver shortage and it’s having an impact on preschool start times.… Continue reading

Measure to ban county funds for injection sites will appear on February ballot

An initiative known as I-27, which would ban King County resources from funding drug consumption sites in the county, will not appear on the November… Continue reading

UPDATE: Kirkland police find missing girl

About 36 hours after Lily Nauman was last seen, the Kirkland Police Department found her close to her Houghton-area home. The department posted on its… Continue reading

  • Sep 6, 2017

County approves sale of land to City of Kirkland

On Tuesday, the Metropolitan King County Council unanimously approved the sale of county land to the City of Kirkland. The 1.18-acre parcel is located in… Continue reading

‘It’s Outrageous!’ Ferguson sues Trump administration over DACA order

On Tuesday, Ferguson said he’d be filing a lawsuit “very, very soon.” On Wednesday, he filed it.

EvergreenHealth, city staff attend FEMA training course

Picture this: An infectious disease is causing mass casualties. The local hospital is under staffed. The power’s out so the doctors and nurses are using… Continue reading

Eastside legislators meet for wrap-up after third special session

The Third Special Session is over and legislators have left the state capitol. Here is your chance to catch up with them and find out… Continue reading

  • Sep 6, 2017

Heavy smoke returns to Puget Sound due to west coast wildfires

Heavy smoke and falling ash returned to the Puget Sound this week as several large wildfires burn across the west coast and into Montana. As… Continue reading

LWSD sees administrative changes for 2017-18 school year

Now that school is now in session, there are many new faces in Lake Washington School District, including new principals. Openings resulted from retirements or… Continue reading

  • Sep 5, 2017

Salary Commission meeting on Sept. 21

The Salary Commission is holding a meeting on Sept. 21 at 5 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chamber to receive public input and discuss… Continue reading

  • Sep 4, 2017

City-wide block party called “Crossing Kirkland” set for Sept. 9

The event runs along the Cross Kirkland Corridor from 12-3 p.m.

  • Sep 1, 2017

Lake Washington Institute of Technology students to exhibit nine games at PAX West convention

Kirkland, Wash. – Twenty-five students and recent graduates from Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) will showcase nine concept games in its booth (6010) at… Continue reading

  • Aug 30, 2017

Local business collects diapers through Friday for those affected by Hurricane Harvey

Now through Friday, Michelle Landwehr, founder and owner of Roo’s World of Discovery, is holding a diaper drive to send to those affected by Hurricane… Continue reading

Public Health investigates foodborne illness link to Cafe Juanita in Kirkland

Public Health — Seattle &King County recently investigated a foodborne outbreak associated with a Kirkland restaurant. Cafe Juanita, which remains open, was linked to two… Continue reading

Grammy-winning Judith Hill to perform at In Concert for Cancer, Sept. 9

Every year, In Concert for Cancer features a Grammy-winning or Grammy-nominated performer at its annual concert and this year’s event will be no different. The… Continue reading

Spill response training prepares city staff to protect our environment

Last month, staff from the City’s Storm Utility Crew, Surface Water & Pollution Prevention and Fire Department joined members of the Marine Rescue Dive Unit… Continue reading

  • Aug 29, 2017

New EvergreenHealth contract settlement brings wage increase to Kirkland Hospital

Using their strength as members of SEIU Healthcare 1199 Northwest, more than 1,000 nursing assistants, social workers, chaplains, dietary and housekeeping staff, and more have… Continue reading

  • Aug 29, 2017

Peter Kirk Community Center Advisory Board collects more than 3,000 items for homeless teens

After 12 weeks of collecting, the Peter Kirk Community Center Advisory Board gathered more than 3,000 items to donate to Friends of Youth, which will… Continue reading

A Fairfax Hospital patient assaulted a fellow patient with a book in a pillowcase | Kirkland police blotter for Aug. 17 – 23

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

  • Aug 28, 2017