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VitalSource staff spends work day helping families give gift of Christmas to kids

Parents walked out of Christmas House, some with carts piled high with toys that their children will unwrap on Christmas morning. But it wasn’t what… Continue reading


The third annual Historic Shell Holiday Shop opens on Nov. 24 at the Historic Shell Station in Issaquah. Courtesy photo

The Gas Station That Turned Into a Holiday Shopping Destination

A holiday pop-up shop filled with heart and handmade gifts.


At Bellevue Botanical Garden, a half-million lights delight

The well-lit habitat attracts all kinds of creatures.

To my sea sisters — and all families of veterans | Editorial

As my Navy recruiter waited in his car with the engine running at the top of our driveway, I stood with my parents on the… Continue reading

Russian hackers targeted Washington election systems, Homeland Security confirms

Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman said when her office discovered suspicious IP addresses last year, they had a “high suspicion” the addresses belonged to… Continue reading

Municipal League rates 48th District candidates

The Municipal League of King County recently rated nearly 50 candidates running for local races in King County. For Kirkland’s 48th Legislative District, the league… Continue reading

Reporter newspapers launch homelessness series | Editor’s Note

Volunteers found them sleeping in parking garages, in vehicles, under structures and roadways, in bushes and other areas.

What ‘Trumponomics’ could mean for local businesses in 2017

The good, the bad — and the ugly. This is how economist Joseph Quinlan divides “Trumponomics” as he described how some of the president-elect’s fiscal… Continue reading

My final plea for Kirkland | Editor’s Note

Where in Kirkland do you live? For the past five-plus years as editor of this newspaper, I have answered this question several ways.

Shoppers compete at Kirkland Metropolitan Market to highlight Guy Fieri’s new game show | Slideshow

Last week, Lauren Berkowitz beat her incumbent challenger for a seat on the Burien City Council.

Missing Kirkland man found in Philippines following deadly typhoon

After days of watching news coverage of the deadly Philippines typhoon and dialing and redialing her brother’s cell phone number, Dianna Schneider finally got an answer this morning.

Suspects plead not guilty in attempted murder of Kirkland teen

Two Kirkland men accused of attempting to murder a teen last month after they allegedly broke into his home and hacked him with weapons, pleaded not guilty today in King County Superior Court.

Driver plows into Kirkland restaurant, strikes employee; business temporarily closed

A Kirkland restaurant is temporarily closed after an elderly woman drove her car through the restaurant’s wall and plowed into an employee on Monday.

Lake Washington High School senior with special needs voted homecoming king | Photos

The Lake Washington High School senior binds people together – friends at school, students in the hallway or Kangs football players out on the field.

Kirkland girl dodges alleged attempted kidnapping by using tips she learned at school

A Kirkland girl avoided an alleged attempted kidnapping on Oct. 30 by asking the stranger a security question she learned in music class.

Marchione, Arnold lead in Kirkland Council race

In early returns Tuesday night, Kirkland City Council incumbent Doreen Marchione and candidate Jay Arnold hold the lead over their challengers.

Kirkland father holds faith that police will find son who went missing 2 years ago

Kirkland father Solomon Metalwala lives life like his son Sky is still with him.

Touchstone sells stake in Kirkland’s Parkplace, project’s future uncertain

Touchstone Corp., the developers of the proposed eight-story Parkplace project in downtown Kirkland, has sold the company’s interest in the project to financial giant Prudential, officials announced Tuesday.

Falling tree branch kills Kirkland hunter in Lewis County, man identified | Update

A tree branch fell onto a tent and killed a 69-year-old hunter from Kirkland on Saturday in Lewis County.