Kailan Manandic

City regulates short-term rental businesses

City regulates short-term rental businesses

Short-term rental houses have recently disrupted some single-family neighborhoods in Kirkland and in response to community outcry, the City Council quickly passed an ordinance regulating… Continue reading

City regulates short-term rental businesses
City discusses traffic, construction and more at Finn Hill meeting

City discusses traffic, construction and more at Finn Hill meeting

Community members gathered at Finn Hill Middle School on Oct. 25 to hear officials discuss emergency response in Finn Hill, traffic safety, ongoing traffic projects… Continue reading

City discusses traffic, construction and more at Finn Hill meeting
King County implements reserved parking at local park and rides

King County implements reserved parking at local park and rides

King County Metro is expanding its Carpool Parking Permit program next month to nine more park and ride locations, including Kingsgate, Bothell and Kenmore. The… Continue reading

King County implements reserved parking at local park and rides
Dr. Michelle Neal loads a car with donations alongside two staff members who collected the donations during the 2015 Candy Buy-back program. Courtesy of Neal Smiles Orthodontics.

Orthodontist helps community fight cavities and hunger through candy buy-back program

A local orthodontist office is giving back to the community during its sixth annual candy buy-back program for local schools and community members to donate… Continue reading

Dr. Michelle Neal loads a car with donations alongside two staff members who collected the donations during the 2015 Candy Buy-back program. Courtesy of Neal Smiles Orthodontics.
A real-world experience | Editorial

A real-world experience | Editorial

I’ve been working to become a journalist for the past three years. My entire college career has been focused on preparing for this point in… Continue reading

A real-world experience | Editorial
A year ago, Salvon Ahmed announced his intent to play for the University of Washington. Reporter file photo

Juanita grad Ahmed rolls into his University of Washington career

Salvon Ahmed, a Juanita High School graduate, began his true freshman season for the University of Washington Huskies with a carry during their opening win… Continue reading

A year ago, Salvon Ahmed announced his intent to play for the University of Washington. Reporter file photo
Kirkland author to launch new book next weekend

Kirkland author to launch new book next weekend

A local business writer turned children’s book author recently published her seventh book, which aims to teach kids about building bridges between cultures. Dori Jones… Continue reading

Kirkland author to launch new book next weekend
Friends of Youth board chair pays it forward with house dedication

Friends of Youth board chair pays it forward with house dedication

The homelessness crisis continues to rage throughout the Puget Sound region and while the homeless struggle to obtain vital attention for their situation, one demographic… Continue reading

Friends of Youth board chair pays it forward with house dedication
New Indigo clinic in Totem Lake offers streamlined services for patients

New Indigo clinic in Totem Lake offers streamlined services for patients

MultiCare Health System opened its 12th Indigo urgent care clinic in hopes to connect with and offer medical aid to the Kirkland community. Kirkland’s Indigo… Continue reading

New Indigo clinic in Totem Lake offers streamlined services for patients
Local garbage truck drivers Steve Wegener (left) and Richard Salts (right) have developed close friendships with their customers in the community. Kailan Manandic, Kirkland Reporter

Kirkland Waste Management truck drivers preserve deep ties with community

The City of Kirkland’s decision to extend their contract with Waste Management (WM) last month has left two long-time local garbage truck drivers relieved. Richard… Continue reading

Local garbage truck drivers Steve Wegener (left) and Richard Salts (right) have developed close friendships with their customers in the community. Kailan Manandic, Kirkland Reporter
Kirkland City Council asks for further analysis and recommendation on Houghton Everest Neighborhood Center rezoning plans

Kirkland City Council asks for further analysis and recommendation on Houghton Everest Neighborhood Center rezoning plans

The Kirkland City Council voted to run an analysis and ask a recommendation on allowing residential suites and therefore increasing the density of city owned… Continue reading

Kirkland City Council asks for further analysis and recommendation on Houghton Everest Neighborhood Center rezoning plans
Suraphong “A” Liengboonlertchai, owner of Simplicity ABC and Simplicity Decor, checks in on Audrey and Elliott Ku during the 2013 Stand for a Cause program. Audrey and Elliott raised $68.50 that year for their charity, World Vision, which helps kids in poverty.

Kirkland business owner offers kids a chance to ‘Stand for a Cause’

A local business owner is helping the community beat the heat this summer while raising money for numerous charities through the Lemonade Stand for a… Continue reading

Suraphong “A” Liengboonlertchai, owner of Simplicity ABC and Simplicity Decor, checks in on Audrey and Elliott Ku during the 2013 Stand for a Cause program. Audrey and Elliott raised $68.50 that year for their charity, World Vision, which helps kids in poverty.