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Elaine Roloff, my 92-year-old neighbor, has a captivating story. Having moved to Seattle from Northern Minnesota to be a part of the war effort as a riveter at Boeing, Elaine’s memories of early adulthood are vivid and inspiring, and her story has only just begun. As I described in part one of this article last week, Elaine lived in multiple apartments with her husband, Lester Hudlow. She had her first child, Karmen, in 1947 and with their growing family, the Hudlows decided to move to bigger house in downtown Kirkland. After finding the home in 1950, Elaine and her family knew it was the house for them and moved in right away.
Community Events, October 2015
Last month I retired from a career in law enforcement that spanned over 30 years, including the last eight as chief of the Kirkland Police Department. I responded to all types of crimes during those years – including violent crime, domestic disturbances and the gamut of emergency situations that would shock people outside law enforcement. As a father and cop, those that haunt me the most are crimes against children.
A recent guest editorial by City Councilmember Dave Asher accused the opponents of Proposition 1 of fearmongering. As a co-chair of the opposition committee, I feel compelled to respond.
The lawyers are circling after the collision | Cartoon for Oct. 7