Madison Miller

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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.
In May, Governor Jay Inslee signed EHB 1638, a bill updating Washington state’s school and child care immunization requirements to remove the personal and philosophical exemption option for the MMR vaccine. Courtesy photo

New MMR immunization requirements before school starts

All K-12 students need to have received the MMR vaccine before first day of school.

In May, Governor Jay Inslee signed EHB 1638, a bill updating Washington state’s school and child care immunization requirements to remove the personal and philosophical exemption option for the MMR vaccine. Courtesy photo

KPC announces 2019-20 season

KPC to welcome Jake Shimabukuro, Booker T. Jones, Mickey Dolenz, Los Lobos this season.

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

LWSD office personnel may see pay cuts next year

LWSD and LWESP are bargaining for a new three-year contract.

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

Lake Washington PTSA receives National PTA grant

The grant was used to organize two parent focus groups to learn more of what’s on parents’ minds.

Bliesner and Wilkins likely to advance to general election

As of Tuesday evening 26,692 ballots were returned out of 114,894 registered voters for the school board race.

Siri Bliesner, Susan Wilkins and John Towers compete for Lake Washington School District Director District 5 position. Courtesy photos

Three candidates aim to fill an open seat on the Lake Washington School Board

Siri Bliesner, John Towers and Susan Wilkins compete for Lake Washington School District Director District 5 position.

Siri Bliesner, Susan Wilkins and John Towers compete for Lake Washington School District Director District 5 position. Courtesy photos