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June 4 city council meeting roundup

The Kirkland City Council met on June 4 and accomplished several actions for the month of June.

  • Jun 14, 2019

 

Tasting room proposal could redefine alcohol production in King County

Pilot program would benefit wineries, breweries and distilleries. Several farmers are concerned.

 

City to host Square Park Master Plan open house

The open house will take place at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints on June 20.

  • Jun 13, 2019

 

Lake Washington High’s baseball team after winning the 3A state title. Courtesy photo

Kirkland City Council to congratulate Kangs

During its June 18 meeting, Kirkland City Council will congratulate the Lake Washington High School Kangs varsity baseball team on its 3A state championship. Coaches… Continue reading

  • Jun 13, 2019
Lake Washington High’s baseball team after winning the 3A state title. Courtesy photo
Kirkland City Hall. Reporter file photo

City of Kirkland network restored | UPDATE

The network problem was caused by a broken strand of fiber.

  • Jun 12, 2019
Kirkland City Hall. Reporter file photo

Former soccer team owner faces rape charge in Kirkland case

King County prosecutors filed charge against Dion Earl.

E. coli levels keep Juanita Beach closed for days

It’s hard to know what’s causing the bacteria to thrive.

Victim of Kirkland homicide was ‘friend to everyone’

Community fundraising for funeral costs for father of three.

In a 2015 report from the Washington State Department of Ecology, King County’s Cedar Hills Regional Landfill received 53,739 tons of of plastic bags and wrap from housing and commercial sources alone. File photo/Sound Publishing

No good solution to the plastics problem

Plastic is piling up everywhere from King County to ocean floors, and humans keep making more.

In a 2015 report from the Washington State Department of Ecology, King County’s Cedar Hills Regional Landfill received 53,739 tons of of plastic bags and wrap from housing and commercial sources alone. File photo/Sound Publishing
City officials celebrate the new Parks Maintenance Center after slamming sledgehammers against a short wall within the old Office Max building as a way to “break ground” on the renovation project. Kailan Manandic / staff photo

Kirkland ‘breaks walls’ on Parks Maintenance Center project

City officials broke holes in a short wall to commemorate the project’s official launch.

City officials celebrate the new Parks Maintenance Center after slamming sledgehammers against a short wall within the old Office Max building as a way to “break ground” on the renovation project. Kailan Manandic / staff photo

Kirkland proclaims June Pride month

Pride celebrates and acknowledges LGBTQ+ people in the city.

Kirkland police search for bank robbery suspect

Police are looking for a tall, thin white male.

Juanita Beach is closed through the weekend

High levels of E. Coli are making it unsafe to be in.

  • Jun 5, 2019
Photo courtesy of LWSD
                                The opening of Old Redmond Schoolhouse will be postponed to fall of 2020.

Old Redmond Schoolhouse will not be ready for students this fall

The scheduled preschool programs will remain at Dickinson Elementary for the next school year.

Photo courtesy of LWSD
                                The opening of Old Redmond Schoolhouse will be postponed to fall of 2020.
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King County homelessness count shows 17 percent decrease overall

Decreases are not even among different demographics.

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Police locate person of interest in Kirkland homicide

The subject was located as he exited a Redmond residence.

  • May 31, 2019

The co-responder way: mental health professionals and officers team up

Local departments are making the push for permanent funding.

Boeing says decision on new airplane will come this year

With the 737 Max crisis far from over, there was speculation that a 797 decision might be delayed.