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First time in 100 years: LWHS boys, girls basketball teams are regular season champions

The Lady Kangs won the 3A Regular Season Conference for the third consecutive year.

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Force tactics used by the Kirkland Police Department in all use of force cases from 2016 to 2020. Courtesy of KPD Use of Force Dashboard Draft.

Kirkland seeks community input on police use of force dashboard

Dashboard shows incidents from 2016 to 2020.

Force tactics used by the Kirkland Police Department in all use of force cases from 2016 to 2020. Courtesy of KPD Use of Force Dashboard Draft.
La Quinta Inn located at 10530 Northup Way. Courtesy of Google.

King County may buy La Quinta Inn as permanent supportive housing location in Kirkland

The city expects a decision on the potential purchase within days or weeks.

La Quinta Inn located at 10530 Northup Way. Courtesy of Google.
The Banh Mi Burger contains a lemongrass patty, pickled daikon carrots, pickled red cabbage, cilantro, jalapenos, plant-based mayonnaise, cucumber, umami sauce, and fresh cracked pepper. Courtesy of Plantiful Superfoods.

Plantiful Superfoods holds ribbon cutting and opening ceremony

Plantiful’s mission is to bridge the gap between meat lovers and plant lovers.

The Banh Mi Burger contains a lemongrass patty, pickled daikon carrots, pickled red cabbage, cilantro, jalapenos, plant-based mayonnaise, cucumber, umami sauce, and fresh cracked pepper. Courtesy of Plantiful Superfoods.
Deputy Police Chief Clint Beck, Sgt. Ethan Nguyen, Navigator Danielle Fernandez and Police Chief Ken Seuberlich at a RADAR commendation ceremony in May of 2021, recognizing Nguyen and Fernandez’s exceptional work. Courtesy photo

$500k grant from DOJ to help reduce use of police force in North King County

North Sound RADAR Program responds to calls within Shoreline, Lake Forest Park, Kenmore, Bothell and Kirkland.

Deputy Police Chief Clint Beck, Sgt. Ethan Nguyen, Navigator Danielle Fernandez and Police Chief Ken Seuberlich at a RADAR commendation ceremony in May of 2021, recognizing Nguyen and Fernandez’s exceptional work. Courtesy photo
Wilde Rover Irish Pub. Courtesy of Wilde Rover Irish Pub’s Facebook.

Wilde Rover Irish Pub closes doors for good

Jan. 23 was Wilde Rover’s last night of staying open.

Wilde Rover Irish Pub. Courtesy of Wilde Rover Irish Pub’s Facebook.
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

LWSD returns to in-person learning with updated COVID-19 guidelines

New protocols come from the expertise of King County health department.

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
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.

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

Lake Washington High School. Courtesy photo
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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