Blake Peterson

Downtown Kirkland. Blake Peterson/staff photo

How is COVID-19 impacting Kirkland?

King County has released city-specific data on case rates, unemployment filings and more.

 

Nonprofit launches new online COVID-19 local resource hub for King County

Hub collects links for more than 300 local resources for people affected by virus.

 

EvergreenHealth Kirkland exterior. File photo

EvergreenHealth Foundation receives $120,000 donation for ventilators

The donation was provided by Emerald Communities.

 

Savannah Lynn and Will Chadek in the Second Story Repertory of Redmond’s production of “The Fantasticks.” “The Fantasticks” had been performed three times by the organization until coronavirus concerns resulted in the cancellation of the remaining dates. Photo by Michael Brunk

How is the coronavirus affecting the arts?

Representatives from Eastside arts institutions discuss their experiences.

Savannah Lynn and Will Chadek in the Second Story Repertory of Redmond’s production of “The Fantasticks.” “The Fantasticks” had been performed three times by the organization until coronavirus concerns resulted in the cancellation of the remaining dates. Photo by Michael Brunk
Photo courtesy of Meenakshi Sinha 
                                From left, Kirkland residents Nick Davis and Silvia Bajardi play their instruments at a neighborhood music event March 15.

‘We’re still in this together’: Inspired by Italian residents, Kirkland resident organizes singing event

Meenakshi Sinha wanted to connect Kirkland neighborhoods amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Photo courtesy of Meenakshi Sinha 
                                From left, Kirkland residents Nick Davis and Silvia Bajardi play their instruments at a neighborhood music event March 15.
A shot of downtown Kirkland. Samantha St. John of the city’s chamber of commerce said that Kirkland’s business community is likely being more detrimentally affected than others on the Eastside due to the city’s often being deemed the epicenter of the coronavirus epidemic. Blake Peterson/staff photo

‘We’re just kind of in limbo’: Eastside businesses feeling significant economic effects amid coronavirus pandemic

Eastside chamber representatives discuss the states of their business communities.

A shot of downtown Kirkland. Samantha St. John of the city’s chamber of commerce said that Kirkland’s business community is likely being more detrimentally affected than others on the Eastside due to the city’s often being deemed the epicenter of the coronavirus epidemic. Blake Peterson/staff photo
EvergreenHealth’s Kirkland location. File photo

EvergreenHealth doctor tests positive for coronavirus

He has been admitted to the intensive care unit of the facility.

EvergreenHealth’s Kirkland location. File photo
Public information liaison Tim Killian at a March 12 press briefing in front of the Life Care Center of Kirkland. Livestream screenshot

Life Care Center of Kirkland still waiting for employee coronavirus testing results

Life Care public information liaison gave a new COVID-19 update in front of the facility March 12.

Public information liaison Tim Killian at a March 12 press briefing in front of the Life Care Center of Kirkland. Livestream screenshot
Life Care’s public information liaison Tim Killian in front of the Kirkland facility March 11. Screenshot from livestream

Life Care awaiting employee coronavirus test results, according to public liaison

Another briefing in front of the facility will be held on March 12.

Life Care’s public information liaison Tim Killian in front of the Kirkland facility March 11. Screenshot from livestream
Life Care public information liaison Tim Killian at a March 10 press conference. Screenshot from livestream

21 out of 49 current Life Care residents in Kirkland show COVID-19 infection

Twelve people have tested negative for the virus, 12 tests are pending and four have been found inconclusive.

Life Care public information liaison Tim Killian at a March 10 press conference. Screenshot from livestream
Tim Killian, a public liaison for the Life Care Center, spoke at a press conference on March 7. This is the first time Life Care, whose Kirkland location has been linked with most coronavirus cases in the U.S., has publicly addressed the situation. Screenshot from livestream

Life Care Center of Kirkland breaks silence at Saturday press conference

A public liaison for the center shedded light on resources, confirmed cases, employees and more.

Tim Killian, a public liaison for the Life Care Center, spoke at a press conference on March 7. This is the first time Life Care, whose Kirkland location has been linked with most coronavirus cases in the U.S., has publicly addressed the situation. Screenshot from livestream
Shamrock Run participants from a previous year smile for the camera. Photo courtesy of Orca Running

Shamrock Run returning to Kirkland March 14

The annual event is put on by Orca Running with presenting sponsor Lake Washington Physical Therapy.

Shamrock Run participants from a previous year smile for the camera. Photo courtesy of Orca Running
Mike Weatherill holds up a picture of his mother, Louise, at a March 5 press conference. Louise, who was a resident of Life Care, died yesterday. It is unknown whether she died from coronavirus. Blake Peterson/staff photo

‘If anyone’s questions should be answered, it’s ours’: Life Care families demand answers

Families of residents organized a press conference in front of the facility Thursday.

Mike Weatherill holds up a picture of his mother, Louise, at a March 5 press conference. Louise, who was a resident of Life Care, died yesterday. It is unknown whether she died from coronavirus. Blake Peterson/staff photo
Bellevue skyline. File photo

Amid coronavirus concerns, Eastside cities are taking preventative steps

Most Eastside cities are following recommendations from county officials.

Bellevue skyline. File photo
King County Executive Dow Constantine at a Seattle press conference Wednesday, March 4. Screenshot from livestream

‘We will get through this’: Officials discuss coronavirus at Wednesday press conference

The county is advising event cancellations, increased telecommuting.

King County Executive Dow Constantine at a Seattle press conference Wednesday, March 4. Screenshot from livestream
Seattle & King County Public Health Official Dr. Jeff Duchin speaking at the press conference. Screenshot from press conference livestream

14 coronavirus cases, including five deaths, in King County

County is in process of purchasing a motel intended for quarantine.

Seattle & King County Public Health Official Dr. Jeff Duchin speaking at the press conference. Screenshot from press conference livestream

Eastside man among four arrested, described as violent extremist

He was charged, alongside three others, for a conspiracy in Seattle Feb. 26.

Welcoming Kirkland’s lead facilitator, James Whitfield, headed the Feb. 20 meeting. Blake Peterson/staff photo

‘We’re collecting all input’: Welcoming Kirkland has second town hall meeting

Like its Feb. 15 predecessor, the Feb. 20 gathering was focused on business and police protocols.

Welcoming Kirkland’s lead facilitator, James Whitfield, headed the Feb. 20 meeting. Blake Peterson/staff photo
Big Finn Hill Park entrance. Blake Peterson/staff photo

Kirkland council, police address Big Finn Hill Park security concerns

Currently, Big Finn Hill Park is operated and maintained by King County as a regional park.

Big Finn Hill Park entrance. Blake Peterson/staff photo
Kirkland residents engaging in the interactive Sustainability Forum on Saturday, June 22. The council reviewed a draft of the Sustainability Master Plan at its Feb. 4 study session. Photo courtesy of city of Kirkland

Kirkland council provides sustainability master plan feedback

The council reviewed a draft of the plan at its Feb. 4 study session.

Kirkland residents engaging in the interactive Sustainability Forum on Saturday, June 22. The council reviewed a draft of the Sustainability Master Plan at its Feb. 4 study session. Photo courtesy of city of Kirkland