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1st District legislators talk budget, transportation, housing

Health topics, including vaccines, vaping and long term care, also discussed at Bothell forum.

A look inside the King County Juvenile Detention Center. File photo

King County is still using solitary confinement on juveniles

Report on solitary confinement shows the county is not honoring its agreement.

A look inside the King County Juvenile Detention Center. File photo

Suspect arrested for Kirkland home invasion stabbing previously tried for murder of three in Yakima

Police determined the victim, who is in stable condition, knew the suspect.

48th District town hall focuses on education, housing and gun control

Constituents also worried about proposed sexual educational curriculum, election reforms.

Residents can report potholes, street lights and more on Our Kirkland app

It’s now easier for Kirkland residents to report and resolve issues.

  • Mar 26, 2019

Downtown Kirkland’s utility boxes get a facelift

New wraps celebrate the history of local community, businesses.

Kirkland City Councilmember Neir will not seek re-election in 2019

His business has required an increased level of commitment and focus.

  • Mar 22, 2019
Rosa and Erik, whose last names have been withheld share their experiences being a part of Youth Eastside Services (YES) Latino H.E.A.T. student-leadership program at the Invest in Youth Breakfast on March 20. Madison Miller/staff photo

Eastside community ‘invests in youth’ at annual YES benefit breakfast

YES holds annual Invest in Youth Breakfast.

Rosa and Erik, whose last names have been withheld share their experiences being a part of Youth Eastside Services (YES) Latino H.E.A.T. student-leadership program at the Invest in Youth Breakfast on March 20. Madison Miller/staff photo
Kids in Kirkland enjoy the two days off from school by sledding down a hill at Peter Kirk Park. Madison Miller/staff photo

Eastside schools announce schedule accommodations to snow days

Some districts have built-in make-up days but not all.

Kids in Kirkland enjoy the two days off from school by sledding down a hill at Peter Kirk Park. Madison Miller/staff photo

Local House reps. vote in favor of removing MMR personal exemptions

Eastside politicians vote overwhelmingly in favor of HB 1638.

Suspect uses blowtorch to steal $300 worth of quarters | Police Blotter

Police blotter for Feb. 28 - March 3.

  • Mar 20, 2019
Rep. Patty Kuderer, D-48

Kuderer pushes for election reforms

Her bills involve presidential tax returns, faithless electors, advisory votes and more.

Rep. Patty Kuderer, D-48

AG suing opioid distributors for ‘ignoring red flags’

Kirkland mother shares her son’s history with methadone.

The Cedar Hills Regional Landfill is the only active landfill in King County. It will operate until at least 2028. It has been in operation since the 1960s. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo

Waste study puts numbers behind King County trash alternatives

County has one remaining landfill located near Maple Valley, and it’s nearing capacity

The Cedar Hills Regional Landfill is the only active landfill in King County. It will operate until at least 2028. It has been in operation since the 1960s. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo

U.S. is now grounding Renton-made 737 MAX 8 and 9; Boeing supports decision

Update: The decision does not affect Renton production lines.

New Councilmember Curtis is ready to serve Kirkland

The 25-year resident has clear goals for her term.

A new community van provides shared rides, either one-time or recurring, to popular destinations and are available throughout the day, evening and on weekends. Photo courtesy of King County Metro

Kenmore, Kirkland and Metro launch new community van program

The service offers a customizable alternative to public transportation.

A new community van provides shared rides, either one-time or recurring, to popular destinations and are available throughout the day, evening and on weekends. Photo courtesy of King County Metro
Mayor John Marchione was among many community members to place their handprints in the wet cement below the new sign at the Muslim Association of Puget Sound in Redmond after the mosque’s old sign was vandalized in 2016. File photo

Examining hate crimes on the Eastside

The Anti-Defamation League has been tracking hate-fueled crimes and incidents to paint a picture of trends in communities.

Mayor John Marchione was among many community members to place their handprints in the wet cement below the new sign at the Muslim Association of Puget Sound in Redmond after the mosque’s old sign was vandalized in 2016. File photo