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Club members celebrate their awards. Courtesy of Kiwanis Club Kirkland.

Kiwanis Club of Kirkland recognizes everyday heroes

27 Kiwanis Aktion Club members were presented with “Everday Hero” awards.

 

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Parent-led group Keep Kids Safe protests facility for homeless in Kirkland

The group held a protest outside of Kirkland City Hall on May 17 as a parent spoke to the council.

 

EvergreenHealth in Kirkland recognized for outstanding hospital safety and quality care

EvergreenHealth was ranked among the top two hospitals in WA for critical care and pulmonary care.

 

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Lake Washington Institute of Technology hosts Annual Applied Research Symposium

The symposium took place on May 12 and consisted of posters, presentations and visual arts.

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Inspecting hand made flower bouquets. Courtesy of Koelsch Communities.

Koelsch community houses in Kirkland celebrate nurses

The National Nurses Week and International Nurses Day celebration featured bouquets and lunch.

Inspecting hand made flower bouquets. Courtesy of Koelsch Communities.
Zeyan Butt of Chase Bank in Kirkland. Courtesy of Chase.

How a Kirkland banker helped a Ukrainian family leave a warzone

The Sukhoy family found themselves stuck in Warsaw due to debit card issues.

Zeyan Butt of Chase Bank in Kirkland. Courtesy of Chase.
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Kirkland man faces charges after holding gun to victims’ heads

The defendant is facing two felony harassment charges and assault in the fourth degree.

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No more stolen sisters: How WA is responding to missing and murdered Indigenous people

Across the state, 126 Indigenous people remain missing, with 31 having gone missing in King County.

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Courtesy of WA DOH.

Tuberculosis cases on the rise in Washington state

As of April 28, 70 TB cases have been reported, and 17 new cases have connections with each other.

Courtesy of WA DOH.
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New Eyes on Kelp initiative boosts underwater monitoring of kelp beds

Puget Sound’s kelp forest are in decline due to pollution and threats from climate change.

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Love A Tree Day to mark the beginning of ORCA’s new card system

In most transit areas, fares won’t be collected from 3:00 a.m. on May 14 until 2:29 a.m. on May 16.

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King County expands rural suicide prevention training and peer behavioral health services

Request for application deadlines are on May 3 at 2:30 p.m.

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Washington legislature awards $10.6M in stipends for youth exiting Extended Foster Care program

The number of young adults in King County who will receive stipends is 191.

Courtesy Photo, Treehouse
Courtesy of Stay Eastside.

Tourism campaign launches to attract visitors to Kirkland and Redmond

The Stay Eastside promotion is offering $50 vouchers per night stay in participating hotels.

Courtesy of Stay Eastside.
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Washington wolf population continues to rise, report shows

In 2021, four new wolf packs were documented in four different counties.

Photo courtesy of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
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How a Ukrainian and Russian couple escaped a war zone

“We will never forget that sound. Boom. Boom,” said Valeriia Horodnycha, who has been staying in Mercer Island.

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Juanita Bay Park. Courtesy of the city of Kirkland.

City of Kirkland invites residents to celebrate Earth Month

The goal of celebrating Earth Month is to inspire environmental awareness and stewardship.

Juanita Bay Park. Courtesy of the city of Kirkland.
An ice cream vendor at Juanita Friday Market. Courtesy of the city of Kirkland.

City seeks vendors for the return of Juanita Friday Market

The market will return on June 3 and last every Friday until Sept. 30.

An ice cream vendor at Juanita Friday Market. Courtesy of the city of Kirkland.
Ryan Chan (#8) keeps the ball away from Alex Mendoza (#9). Courtesy of Stephanie Ault Justus.

Juanita varsity boys’ soccer loses to Bellevue

The final score of the game was 0-1.

Ryan Chan (#8) keeps the ball away from Alex Mendoza (#9). Courtesy of Stephanie Ault Justus.
Courtesy of Keep Kids Safe.

Parent-group sues city of Kirkland and King County over planned homeless shelter at La Quinta Inn

Keep Kids Safe is concerned about the lack of transparency of city and county leaders.

Courtesy of Keep Kids Safe.