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Club members celebrate their awards. Courtesy of Kiwanis Club Kirkland.

Kiwanis Club of Kirkland recognizes everyday heroes

27 Kiwanis Aktion Club members were presented with “Everday Hero” awards.

 

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Master Builders Association opposes new Kirkland tree ordinance

The construction industry group claims the tree ordinance will hinder housing projects.

 

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Parent-led group Keep Kids Safe protests facility for homeless in Kirkland

The group held a protest outside of Kirkland City Hall on May 17 as a parent spoke to the council.

 

EvergreenHealth in Kirkland recognized for outstanding hospital safety and quality care

EvergreenHealth was ranked among the top two hospitals in WA for critical care and pulmonary care.

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King County Council approves creation of Cannabis Safety Taskforce amid rash of dispensary robberies

The multi-agency task force will cooperate to find ways to improve safety in the cash-only industry.

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Lake Washington Institute of Technology hosts Annual Applied Research Symposium

The symposium took place on May 12 and consisted of posters, presentations and visual arts.

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New ORCA system launches for regional transit across the Puget Sound

Overhaul includes new website, mobile application and digital business account manager.

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Judged by XII: A King County Local Dive podcast. The hands shown here belong to Auburn Police Officer Jeffrey Nelson, who has been charged with homicide in the 2019 death of Jesse Sarey.

JUDGED BY XII (Episode 4): Foster mom wants accountability in Auburn cop’s upcoming murder trial

Special podcast series explores Auburn Police Officer Jeffrey Nelson’s role in the death of Jesse Sarey.

Judged by XII: A King County Local Dive podcast. The hands shown here belong to Auburn Police Officer Jeffrey Nelson, who has been charged with homicide in the 2019 death of Jesse Sarey.
Inspecting hand made flower bouquets. Courtesy of Koelsch Communities.

Koelsch community houses in Kirkland celebrate nurses

The National Nurses Week and International Nurses Day celebration featured bouquets and lunch.

Inspecting hand made flower bouquets. Courtesy of Koelsch Communities.
FILE PHOTO: King County Sheriff’s Office deputies.

Dozens of King County Sheriff’s Office employees left jobs instead of getting vaccinated

This added on to the existing number of vacancies in the department.

FILE PHOTO: King County Sheriff’s Office deputies.
Invasive Himalayan blackberries cover the the creek’s riparian area (Courtesy of City of Kirkland)

Kirkland begins streambank restoration in Juanita Creek with grant from county

The City of Kirkland says is the community’s largest salmon bearing stream.

Invasive Himalayan blackberries cover the the creek’s riparian area (Courtesy of City of Kirkland)
Courtesy of Bellevue Downtown Association

Bellevue Downtown Association to host 15th Annual Bellevue Jazz & Blues Music Series

The event will be from June 1st to 5th and will feature over 25 artists.

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Kirkland man faces charges after holding gun to victims’ heads

The defendant is facing two felony harassment charges and assault in the fourth degree.

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Juanita High School Pool (Screenshot from Google Images)

$2 million in grant funding to help invest in aquatic recreation in North King County

Funding comes from the “penny for pools” amendment in the voter-approved 2020-2025 Parks Levy.

Juanita High School Pool (Screenshot from Google Images)
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King County audit finds backlog of property tax exemption applications for seniors, people with disabilities, and disabled veterans

The auditors found that program expansions lead to three-times the amount of applications.

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Attorney General Bob Ferguson (Screenshot from video press conference)

AG announces $518 million settlement from pharmaceutical companies over their role in opioid crisis

Most of the settlement money will be used to mitigate the opioid crisis in Washington.

Attorney General Bob Ferguson (Screenshot from video press conference)
King County Local Dive podcast
King County Local Dive podcast
Houghton Transfer & Recycling Station (Screenshot from Google Images)

County wants community input on plans for Houghton Transfer and Recycling Station

Virtual meeting and Q&A sessions will be hosted on May 12 and 19.

Houghton Transfer & Recycling Station (Screenshot from Google Images)
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WSP looking for witnesses to a shooting on Highway 18

Shots fired at truck April 29 in Auburn

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Tuberculosis cases on the rise in Washington state

As of April 28, 70 TB cases have been reported, and 17 new cases have connections with each other.

Courtesy of WA DOH.