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Kirkland Fire Department's newly built Station 24 on 9824 NE 132nd St., pictured on Jan. 12, 2022. Photo by Hannah Saunders/Sound Publishing

Kirkland’s Fire Station 24 responds to first calls from new location

New station will reduce response times to calls throughout Finn Hill and Juanita.

 

Lake Washington High School. Courtesy photo

Lake Washington High School switches to remote learning following substitute shortage

Staff attempted to fill vacancies, but absences were more than what could be covered.

 

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Issaquah and Bellevue police chase ends with stolen car in river

The two suspects have been arrested and are awaiting charges with King County.

 

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Juanita High School extends remote learning due to COVID exposures

LWSD has been advised that all students who were on campus may have had a COVID-19 exposure.

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Photo courtesy of Lake Washington School District

Lake Washington School District places three levies on the Feb. 8 ballot

The exisiting levies, which expire in February, help fully fund the 57 schools within the district.

Photo courtesy of Lake Washington School District
Blood donations drop due to school closures

Blood donations drop due to school closures

Bloodworks Northwest requires 1,000 donations a day to maintain a stable blood supply

Blood donations drop due to school closures
90-year-old Life Care resident recovering after testing positive for COVID-19

90-year-old Life Care resident recovering after testing positive for COVID-19

Geneva Wood remains in isolation at Harborview Medical Center.

90-year-old Life Care resident recovering after testing positive for COVID-19
CDC: Life Care staff worked in multiple facilities and while symptomatic for COVID-19

CDC: Life Care staff worked in multiple facilities and while symptomatic for COVID-19

Staff members assisted in spreading coronavirus throughout long-term care facilities.

CDC: Life Care staff worked in multiple facilities and while symptomatic for COVID-19
Missing Kirkland woman has been found

Missing Kirkland woman has been found

Kirkland Police Department detectives found Samantha Ehrich at a shelter in Seattle.

Missing Kirkland woman has been found
Kirkland police still searching for missing woman

Kirkland police still searching for missing woman

Samantha Ehrich left the Shumway Mansion Adult Family Home on foot on March 12.

Kirkland police still searching for missing woman
A Kirkland police vehicle. Courtesy photo

Kirkland police arrest suspect in shooting from January

The suspect was stalking both the victim and his girlfriend.

A Kirkland police vehicle. Courtesy photo
Toyota of Kirkland employee tests positive for COVID-19

Toyota of Kirkland employee tests positive for COVID-19

The dealership will be closed till March 9 for cleaning and disinfecting.

Toyota of Kirkland employee tests positive for COVID-19
12 Kirkland first responders are showing flu-like symptoms

12 Kirkland first responders are showing flu-like symptoms

The majority of first responders are being quarantined in their homes

12 Kirkland first responders are showing flu-like symptoms
Bloodworks Northwest reports drop in blood donations following coronavirus outbreak

Bloodworks Northwest reports drop in blood donations following coronavirus outbreak

The blood bank has lost 143 donations since March 1.

Bloodworks Northwest reports drop in blood donations following coronavirus outbreak
Family member of Bothell high staffer tests negative for COVID-19

Family member of Bothell high staffer tests negative for COVID-19

The school was closed on Feb. 27 and 28.

Family member of Bothell high staffer tests negative for COVID-19
EvergreenHealth placed on lockdown Thursday evening following active shooter report

EvergreenHealth placed on lockdown Thursday evening following active shooter report

The lockdown was lifted after no risk was found.

EvergreenHealth placed on lockdown Thursday evening following active shooter report
Bothell High School remains closed due to caution over potential coronavirus | UPDATE

Bothell High School remains closed due to caution over potential coronavirus | UPDATE

So far there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19

Bothell High School remains closed due to caution over potential coronavirus | UPDATE
Kirkland talks racism: Driving While Black

Kirkland talks racism: Driving While Black

The event was held at the Lake Washington Institute of Technology.

Kirkland talks racism: Driving While Black
Kirkland council discusses city’s tree code

Kirkland council discusses city’s tree code

The current tree code allows for any sized property to remove two trees over the course of 12 months.

Kirkland council discusses city’s tree code
People protest at Totem Lake Menchie’s on Nov. 20, 2018, regarding a black man being asked to leave the store earlier that month. File photo
People protest at Totem Lake Menchie’s on Nov. 20, 2018, regarding a black man being asked to leave the store earlier that month. File photo