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Smelly mystery person enters home | Police Blotter

Police blotter for Dec. 30 - Jan. 4.

 

Attorney General Bob Ferguson visited the Reporter’s office. Carrie Rodriguez/staff photo

Eastside lawmakers sponsor Attorney General bills

The bills focus on gun control, consumer protection and raising vape and tobacco product age limits.

 

Kirkland police: Officers did not act out of racial bias during Menchie’s incident

Police will now take more of a ‘mediation’ type role.

 

Eastside tech companies Smartsheet, OfferUp, Apptio face challenging 2019

Here are a handful of companies from the Eastside that will be interesting to watch in 2019.

Attendees gather after the Dec. 21, 2018, meeting at Seattle’s Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center. Photo by Melissa Hellmann

Washington indigenous communities push for action to address violence against women

A new law seeks to strength data collection on missing and murdered indigenous women.

Attendees gather after the Dec. 21, 2018, meeting at Seattle’s Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center. Photo by Melissa Hellmann

Exit poll indicates Washington voters still support climate change action

State environmental organizations’ poll points to continuing support for carbon-reducing measures.

King County considers building 44,000 affordable housing units by 2024

A report on housing released in December was accepted by the King County Council on Jan. 7.

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Menchie’s incident investigation leads to new protocol for Kirkland police

The report showed that department practices for responding to “unwanted person” calls was inadequate and that a new formal protocol is needed.

  • Jan 11, 2019
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Kirkland to create citywide transportation connections map

The city decided it would be more efficient to develop a single document with all of the city’s connections.

Kirkland City Hall. Reporter file photo

CenturyLink 911 outage investigations underway; AG seeks comment from locals

CenturyLink could be hit with both FCC and UTC fines.

Eastside Rail Corridor rebranding in 2019

Options for a new name for the trail include The Eastway, The 425, The Eastrail and The E.

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Seattle area braces for three-week SR 99 closure

Expect more congestion, longer commutes.

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Proposed law would raise age limit for tobacco sales in WA

Lawmakers cite health concerns over tobacco and vape products

  • Jan 9, 2019
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Search continues for Seattle murder suspect on Eastside

The King County Sheriff’s Office believes murder suspect Mical Roberts could be hiding out in Kirkland or another Eastside city. And detectives are asking anyone… Continue reading

Global Idea School is a nonprofit bilingual elementary school in Kirkland, with the hope to open in fall of 2019. Photo courtesy of Veronica Guzman.

Bilingual elementary school coming to Kirkland

Global Idea School will teach students Spanish and English.

Global Idea School is a nonprofit bilingual elementary school in Kirkland, with the hope to open in fall of 2019. Photo courtesy of Veronica Guzman.
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Kirkland police investigate shooting in downtown apartment complex

After the shooting on Sunday, an adult male was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

  • Jan 7, 2019
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A coho salmon. Flickr/Bureau of Land Management

Climate change could kill salmon’s sense of smell

A report released by UW last month highlights further dangers higher CO2 levels pose to coho salmon.

A coho salmon. Flickr/Bureau of Land Management
AR-15 rifle and a loaded magazine that were recovered from a suspect in a shooting incident at the Kent Station parking garage. Photo courtesy of King County Sheriff’s Office

Democrats to focus on 30-round magazines and ghost guns in 2019

Following gun control success on the November ballot, state Democrats are eyeing further regulation.

AR-15 rifle and a loaded magazine that were recovered from a suspect in a shooting incident at the Kent Station parking garage. Photo courtesy of King County Sheriff’s Office

Suspect steals seafood from Safeway | Police blotter

Police blotter for Dec. 1-5, 2018.

  • Jan 4, 2019

Council selects Sweet to serve as Kirkland’s mayor

The council also discussed how to fill the vacancy left by outgoing Mayor Amy Walen.