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Flying Fish: Lake Sammamish kokanee move to Orcas Island

It’s part of a program to preserve the unique freshwater salmon species.

 

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                                Kirkland Council Candidates participated in a forum hosted by Lutheran Peace Fellowship in collaboration with Faith Action Network and Indivisible Kirkland on Oct. 14. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo

Kirkland council candidates talk racial equity, gun control, affordable housing and more

The event was held at Holy Spirit Lutheran Church on Oct. 14.

 

Malena Gaces, left, and other members of Washington CAN protest unfair move-out charges and alleged discriminatory behavior outside Kitts Corner Apartments in Federal Way in 2018. Sound Publishing file photo

King County could increase tenant protections

The council is considering ordinances designed to help renters.

 

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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.
The 2015 Wolverine Fire in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest near Lake Chelan. Photo courtesy of the Washington Department of Natural Resources.

The smoky summer that wasn’t

While Washington had a mild season, wildfires burned near the Arctic.

The 2015 Wolverine Fire in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest near Lake Chelan. Photo courtesy of the Washington Department of Natural Resources.

Kirkland massage therapist charged with theft, fraud and money laundering

Suspect was arrested sometime last week.

  • Oct 17, 2019
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                                132nd Square Park.

Kirkland council contemplates progress on 132d Park project

The project has been under discussion since 2015.

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                                132nd Square Park.

Unknown intruder turns out to be dog | Police Blotter

Police blotter for Sept. 26-30.

  • Oct 16, 2019
U.S. Sen. Patty Murray and Rep. Kim Schrier held a roundtable at the Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank on Oct. 3 to talk about the Trump administration’s plan to further change SNAP food benefits rules and reduce the number of people using them. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo

Murray, Schrier vow to fight White House restrictions on food stamps

Senator and Representative met Oct. 3 at Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank.

U.S. Sen. Patty Murray and Rep. Kim Schrier held a roundtable at the Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank on Oct. 3 to talk about the Trump administration’s plan to further change SNAP food benefits rules and reduce the number of people using them. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo
Dane Scarimbolo and Dominique Torgerson run Four Horsemen Brewery in Kent. They were almost shut down in late 2017 by King County, which after years of letting them operate a brewery and taproom, decided they were in violation of county code. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo

Proposed winery ordinance irks King County farmers, neighbors and businesses

Concerns include more traffic, higher land prices, code enforcement and compliance.

Dane Scarimbolo and Dominique Torgerson run Four Horsemen Brewery in Kent. They were almost shut down in late 2017 by King County, which after years of letting them operate a brewery and taproom, decided they were in violation of county code. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo

Kirkland council opposes proposed motor fee tax measure

Initiative 976 will be voted on by the public in November.

Several roads in King County, including the Snoqualmie Parkway, were closed when a brief snow storm struck the region last February. File photo

More roads in King County could be plowed during winter storms

Proposal targets 70 more miles in unincorporated areas.

Several roads in King County, including the Snoqualmie Parkway, were closed when a brief snow storm struck the region last February. File photo

Balducci runs against Hirt for District 6 county council seat

The former Bellevue mayor is essentially running unopposed.

Kirkland will house Woodinville inmates

Woodinville approved the contract in September.

Falcone and Hamilton seek Kirkland City Council Pos. 6

Candidates share their views on transportation, housing and more.

  • Oct 9, 2019
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

Kirkland seeks volunteers to serve on community safety advisory group

Group will advise council on potential November 2020 ballot measure for fire and emergency medical services.

  • Oct 9, 2019

Kirkland Police Department celebrates promotions, service and new officers

Chief Cherie Harris swears in six new patrol officers and three new corrections officers.

  • Oct 8, 2019

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.