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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

Kirkland police, other law enforcement agencies arrest five juveniles in carjacking and shoplifting

On Thursday, Kirkland police officers arrested five juveniles who were involved in a number of crimes that began the day before and spanned from Kirkland,… Continue reading

Eastside teachers step in boots of Marine recruits at San Diego workshop

They’re used to issuing commands in their classrooms or on the athletic field all day during the school year. But one group of 17 Eastside… Continue reading

Street closures continue on main routes throughout Kirkland

The following street closures will continue to affect some main routes around Kirkland. Kirkland Way and Kirkland Avenue Sections of Kirkland Way and Kirkland Avenue… Continue reading

  • Aug 24, 2017

Environmental advocates call for Bellevue-based Puget Sound Energy’s closure of Montana coal plant

Bellevue was flushed with green on July 31. Several state environmental groups and residents across the county packed Bellevue City Hall’s council chambers during a… Continue reading

Public hearing on proposal to sell county land to the City of Kirkland set for Sept. 5

The Metropolitan King County Council will hold a hearing on Sept. 5 to gather public comment on a proposed ordinance that would allow the county… Continue reading

  • Aug 23, 2017

City partially closes NE 85th Street through Friday

The City of Kirkland closed the westbound lane of Northeast 85th Street between 114th Avenue Northeast and Sixth Street to repair and repave damaged pavement… Continue reading

  • Aug 23, 2017

Beach at Juanita Beach Park reopens Wednesday

Kirkland’s Juanita Beach reopened Wednesday. “Recent samples have had low fecal coliform concentrations,” reads a King County alert. Seattle-King County Public Health Department will sample… Continue reading

  • Aug 23, 2017

EvergreenHealth opens neuroscience, spine and orthopedic institute

EvergreenHealth announced the grand opening of its Neuroscience, Spine & Orthopedic Institute on the health system’s Kirkland campus. The Institute spans four levels of EvergreenHealth’s… Continue reading

  • Aug 23, 2017

Becker’s Hospital Review names EvergreenHealth to list of ‘100 Great Community Hospitals’

Becker’s Hospital Review has included EvergreenHealth on its 2017 list of “100 Great Community Hospitals,” honoring the health system for the second year in a… Continue reading

  • Aug 23, 2017