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North Kirkland Community Center Park (courtesy of City of Kirkland)

City of Kirkland seeks feedback on Americans with Disabilities Act Transition Plan for parks

Accessibility assessments were conducted at 52 parks and park facilities in Kirkland.

North Kirkland Community Center Park (courtesy of City of Kirkland)
An Axon body-worn police camera. Courtesy photo.

City of Kirkland seeks community input on potential body-worn camera program

The program’s goal is to increase community and officer safety, and perhaps even KPD’s accountability.

An Axon body-worn police camera. Courtesy photo.
LWHS senior Dev Dhawan (#14) dribbles the soccer ball past BHS’s sophomore, Nathanael Simon (#15). Courtesy of Stephanie Ault Justus.
LWHS senior Dev Dhawan (#14) dribbles the soccer ball past BHS’s sophomore, Nathanael Simon (#15). Courtesy of Stephanie Ault Justus.
Ribbon cutting ceremony on March 3, 2022, at MorningStar Kirkland. Courtesy of MorningStar Kirkland.

New senior living facility opens in Totem Lake

MorningStar Kirkland stated the new facility is projected to add 55 jobs to the local economy.

Ribbon cutting ceremony on March 3, 2022, at MorningStar Kirkland. Courtesy of MorningStar Kirkland.
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Man leaves car engine running while buying a banana, car gets stolen

On Feb. 27 the victim’s car was stolen from the Juanita Safeway parking lot.

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Local officials and organizations looking to reinstate greenhouse gas emission reduction targets

An amendment to HB 1099 removed greenhouse gas emissions and vehicle miles traveled reductions.

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BSK State G13 Hermisiton vs Lake Washington 3A GBSK at Tacoma Dome on Thursday, March 3, 2022 in Tacoma, WA (Photo by Patrick Krohn)

Lady Kangs hot streak takes them to state basketball semi-finals

The LWHS girls basketball team will play on March 4 at 7:15 p.m. at the Tacoma Dome.

BSK State G13 Hermisiton vs Lake Washington 3A GBSK at Tacoma Dome on Thursday, March 3, 2022 in Tacoma, WA (Photo by Patrick Krohn)
BSK State G23 Garfield vs Lake Washington 3A BBSK at Tacoma Dome on Saturday, March 5, 2022 in Tacoma, WA (Photo by Patrick Krohn)

Lady Kangs come in 2nd place in state championship

The Lady Kangs lost to Garfield in the final game by 38-39.

BSK State G23 Garfield vs Lake Washington 3A BBSK at Tacoma Dome on Saturday, March 5, 2022 in Tacoma, WA (Photo by Patrick Krohn)
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Community input needed on potential use of body-worn cameras within Kirkland Police Department

The goal of the potential program is to increase community and officer safety.

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Igor Soloydenko, who said he identifies as Russian, holds a sign urging “Peace for Ukraine” at a ceremony Feb. 25 in Federal Way. Soloydenko said: “There’s just so much shame. I feel helpless in the way I cannot change anything in my home country. It was unimaginable that Russia would do such a thing.” Olivia Sullivan/Sound Publishing

Ukrainian Honorary Consul speaks out about Russian invasion of Ukraine

“As long as we breathe, as long as our hearts beat, we’re going to protect our land,” said Valeriy Goloborodko.

Igor Soloydenko, who said he identifies as Russian, holds a sign urging “Peace for Ukraine” at a ceremony Feb. 25 in Federal Way. Soloydenko said: “There’s just so much shame. I feel helpless in the way I cannot change anything in my home country. It was unimaginable that Russia would do such a thing.” Olivia Sullivan/Sound Publishing
Senior, center, Elise Hani shoots a basket against Snohomish at the WIAA 3A Regional Tournament on Feb. 25. Courtesy of Kent Compton.

Lady Kangs to play at WIAA 3A State Championship after winning regionals

The Lady Kangs will play next on March 3 at the Tacoma Dome.

Senior, center, Elise Hani shoots a basket against Snohomish at the WIAA 3A Regional Tournament on Feb. 25. Courtesy of Kent Compton.
Early rendering image of the Marymoor Cricket Community Park. Courtesy of Major Cricket League.

King County passes Motion of Support for Marymoor Cricket Community Park

The pitch would address the lack of a first class cricket facility in the region.

Early rendering image of the Marymoor Cricket Community Park. Courtesy of Major Cricket League.
The Lady Kangs and Kangs following their KingCo. Conference Championship wins. Courtesy of Lady Kangs.

Lady Kangs and Kangs to play at regionals this Friday

The Lady Kangs automatically qualify for the WIAA 3A State Championship.

The Lady Kangs and Kangs following their KingCo. Conference Championship wins. Courtesy of Lady Kangs.
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World’s longest surviving kidney patient dies

Mercer Island resident Nancy Spaeth went on dialysis at age 18 and received four kidney transplants.

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The “Mini-O” is a miniature outdoor office built to be easily relocated. Courtesy photo

Kirkland, Redmond businesses among those at 2022 Seattle Home and Garden Show

Event runs Feb. 26 to March 6 at the Lumen Field Event Center.

The “Mini-O” is a miniature outdoor office built to be easily relocated. Courtesy photo
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Mayor Sweet gives annual State of the City Address with Star Trek overtones

The Feb. 10 speech touched on COVID-19, structural racism, environmental sustainability and more.

Courtesy of Kirkland Chamber of Commerce Facebook Livestream.
Common themes from Eastside communities regarding ways to improve transit service. Courtesy of King County Metro.

King County Metro and Sound Transit seek feedback from Eastside residents

2 Line light rail link to serve 10 new stations by 2023.

Common themes from Eastside communities regarding ways to improve transit service. Courtesy of King County Metro.
In King County, fentanyl is most commonly seen in blue, greenish, or pale colored counterfeit pills. Photo courtesy of King County.

County files homicide charges in Kirkland fentanyl overdose case

Defendant accused of selling blue M30 fentanyl pills to clients after victim died in his apartment.

In King County, fentanyl is most commonly seen in blue, greenish, or pale colored counterfeit pills. Photo courtesy of King County.
Lady Kangs after their KingCo Conference Championship win. Photo credits: Adam Lu.

Lady Kangs and Kangs basketball teams win KingCo Conference Championship

Both teams to play Feb. 15 at LWHS for the SeaKing tournament.

Lady Kangs after their KingCo Conference Championship win. Photo credits: Adam Lu.
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Lake Washington School District votes on levy renewals

The proposed levies would help provide full funding to schools.

Photo courtesy of Lake Washington School District