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After Lake Washington Education Support Professionals authorized a strike for a fair contract with competitive and equitable pay Jan. 7., the union and Lake Washington School District reached a tentative agreement Jan. 17. Photo courtesy of Lake Washington Education Support Professionals Facebook page

Lake Washington School District office professionals reach tentative agreement

The district and Lake Washington Education Support Professionals reached a tentative agreement Jan. 17.

 

Kirkland Performance Center set to rock with audiences at annual benefit concert

KPC’s Long Live Rock will play rock encores at “We Will Rock You” benefit concert on Jan. 25.

 

LWESP authorized a strike for a fair contract with competitive and equitable pay Tuesday, Jan. 7. Photo courtesy of Lake Washington Education Support Professionals Facebook page

Lake Washington School District office professionals authorize strike

After months of negotiations, LWESP authorized a strike Jan. 7; District says LWESP can’t legally strike.

 

Houghton Community Council seeks a candidate to fill the vacancy left by Neal Black. Photo courtesy of the city of Kirkland

Houghton Community Council seeks candidate

Interested candidates have until Jan. 14 to apply.

Houghton Community Council seeks a candidate to fill the vacancy left by Neal Black. Photo courtesy of the city of Kirkland

Washington doesn’t know true vaccination data

New auditor’s report shows schools have not reported accurate vaccination data.

Local high school students organized Kirkland’s second climate strike. A group of protesters met with Mayor Penny Sweet to discuss the city’s plans to address the climate crisis. Madison Miller / staff photo

Eastside students organize second climate strike in Kirkland

Organized by local high school students, a climate strike was held at Marina Park.

Local high school students organized Kirkland’s second climate strike. A group of protesters met with Mayor Penny Sweet to discuss the city’s plans to address the climate crisis. Madison Miller / staff photo
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                                Last year’s Hopelink toy drive with JHS alumni.

Juanita alumni group run second annual toy drive

The boxes are located at the Kirkland Library, the Kingsgate Library and La Corona.

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                                Last year’s Hopelink toy drive with JHS alumni.

Lake Washington High School debuts ‘Newsies’ this weekend

Students have been rehearsing since the second day of school.

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                                KPC is offering a pilot Momentia Improv class on Nov. 25.

Kirkland Performance Center brings Momentia to the Eastside

The program allows students with memory loss to socialize and reignite their senses through improv.

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                                KPC is offering a pilot Momentia Improv class on Nov. 25.
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                                Kimani Troy Iba as Gherardo in Gianni Schicchi, alongside Libby Donald.

Kirkland opera singer stars in Puccini comic masterpiece

Tenor Kimani Troy Iba performs as Gherardo in “Gianni Schicchi” with Vancouver’s Opera Mariposa.

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                                Kimani Troy Iba as Gherardo in Gianni Schicchi, alongside Libby Donald.
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                                Dianne and Dick Haelsig were honored as donors at the LWTech’s Bright Futures Benefit Breakfast on Oct. 29.

LWTech raises more than $250,000 at annual benefit breakfast

The fundraising event supports students with scholarships, program support and emergency funds.

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                                Dianne and Dick Haelsig were honored as donors at the LWTech’s Bright Futures Benefit Breakfast on Oct. 29.
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                                Booker T. Jones comes to KPC Nov. 8.

Music legends coming to Kirkland Performance Center

Booker T. Jones and Micky Dolenz are two of KPC’s most anticipated November shows.

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                                Booker T. Jones comes to KPC Nov. 8.
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                                LWSD unveiled the new Peter Kirk Elementary School.

Peter Kirk Elementary celebrates grand opening

The grand opening celebration was Oct. 24.

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                                LWSD unveiled the new Peter Kirk Elementary School.
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                                The school safety cameras pilot at John Muir, Kamiakin Middle School and Rose Hill Elementary began issuing tickets on Oct. 14.

School zone camera pilot starts ticketing drivers in Kirkland

The school zone photo enforcement camera pilot at three schools began issuing tickets Oct. 14.

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                                The school safety cameras pilot at John Muir, Kamiakin Middle School and Rose Hill Elementary began issuing tickets on Oct. 14.
Paul Brown retires Oct. 18. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo

Brown retires from Sound Publishing

He has worked at Sound Publishing for almost 20 years in various positions.

Paul Brown retires Oct. 18. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo

Coming down to the wire: Student MMR vaccine deadline approaches

Students have limited time to show compliance with new MMR vaccination law before being barred from school.

Hundreds of protesters gathered Friday for the climate strike. Madison Miller/staff photo

Kirkland, Eastside residents protest climate change

Organized by local high school students, a climate strike was held at Houghton Beach Park.

Hundreds of protesters gathered Friday for the climate strike. Madison Miller/staff photo

High School Nation makes a stop in Kirkland

High School Nation treated Juanita students to a two-hour music festival Sept. 13.

Jolene Messmer, a loan consultant at Caliber Home Loans, walks the runway at the Kirkland Chamber of Commerce’s sustainable fashion show on Sept. 12. Madison Miller/staff photo

Kirkland chamber host fashion show fundraiser

Kirkland Chamber of Commerce celebrates Sustainable September with fashion show.

Jolene Messmer, a loan consultant at Caliber Home Loans, walks the runway at the Kirkland Chamber of Commerce’s sustainable fashion show on Sept. 12. Madison Miller/staff photo
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                                Melody Kieffer, an office manager at Laura Ingalls Wilder Elementary School, addresses the school board on Aug. 12.

LWSD seeks mediation for LWESP negotiations

LWSD and LWESP have not reached a tentative agreement.

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                                Melody Kieffer, an office manager at Laura Ingalls Wilder Elementary School, addresses the school board on Aug. 12.