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King County faces $2 million lawsuit from 2016 K-9 bite

A man’s right arm was left “permanently disfigured and disabled” after a Sheriff’s Office K-9 was used.

  • Jan 6, 2020
Amy Falcone (pictured) will succeed Dave Asher on the Kirkland City Council. Photo courtesy Amy Falcone

Getting to know new councilmember Amy Falcone

Falcone will start in her position this month.

Amy Falcone (pictured) will succeed Dave Asher on the Kirkland City Council. Photo courtesy Amy Falcone

Washington doesn’t know true vaccination data

New auditor’s report shows schools have not reported accurate vaccination data.

Graphic of the project. Courtesy of city of Kirkland

Juanita Beach Park to get new bathhouse, other amenities by August

Once complete, the bathhouse will be open year-round.

Graphic of the project. Courtesy of city of Kirkland
Insulin pumps are worn by diabetics to monitor blood glucose levels and replace manual injections. (Wikimedia Commons)

WA lawmakers propose capping insulin costs at $100 a month

With the federal government in gridlock, states and finding ways to lower costs.

Insulin pumps are worn by diabetics to monitor blood glucose levels and replace manual injections. (Wikimedia Commons)

Swedish nurse strike still possible following Dec. 30 negotiations

Not enough progress was made, nurses unions say.

Kirkland investigators had portions of the Juanita Neighborhood Safeway parking lot blocked off on April 25 after a toddler was struck by a vehicle. File photo

Kirkland Reporter’s top 10 most-viewed web stories of 2019

Here are the top online stories for the Kirkland Reporter. 1. Toddler hit, killed in Kirkland Safeway parking lot The Kirkland community is mourning after… Continue reading

  • Dec 30, 2019
Kirkland investigators had portions of the Juanita Neighborhood Safeway parking lot blocked off on April 25 after a toddler was struck by a vehicle. File photo
The implicit bias trainings came about in part because of a November 2018 racial-profiling incident at Menchie’s (pictured). Staff photo/Andy Nystrom

How is Kirkland addressing implicit bias?

The city council was updated on recent implicit bias trainings undergone by Kirkland staffers.

The implicit bias trainings came about in part because of a November 2018 racial-profiling incident at Menchie’s (pictured). Staff photo/Andy Nystrom

Swedish Medical Center nurses could send notification of strike by year’s end

Union reps say negotiations have stalled since they began in April.

Best of the Kirkland police blotter

Reporter has compiled the best of the Kirkland blotter for reading pleasure.

  • Dec 27, 2019

Who owns King County forestlands?

It’s a hodgepodge mix, but large investment companies own a substantial chunk.

Getting to know new Kirkland Councilmember Neal Black

Fresh to the Kirkland City Council, Black has roots in law and Houghton Community Council.

Retiring judge Lambo reflects on 14 years at Kirkland municipal court

His career included time as an officer with Bellevue police.

A train route that would shuttle people between Eastern and Western Washington could tie in with the proposed ultra-high-speed rail between B.C. and Portland. Photo courtesy RobertStafford/Pixabay.com

Catch a train: WA considers an Auburn to Spokane rail line

An east-west route could tie in with the proposed ultra-high-speed rail between B.C. and Portland.

A train route that would shuttle people between Eastern and Western Washington could tie in with the proposed ultra-high-speed rail between B.C. and Portland. Photo courtesy RobertStafford/Pixabay.com

Kirkland officer’s use of force within policy and procedures; profanity violated department policy

Joint statement from police chief Cherie Harris and city manager Kurt Triplett.

  • Dec 20, 2019

Roommate pawns stolen jewelry and gets $482 | Police Blotter

Police blotter for Dec. 5-12.

  • Dec 18, 2019

Prep work on Totem Lake Connector bridge begins this week

Drivers should expect traffic delays.

Regional homelessness authority approved by King County, Seattle

The authority will consolidate crisis response and services into one entity.

Local high school students organized Kirkland’s second climate strike. A group of protesters met with Mayor Penny Sweet to discuss the city’s plans to address the climate crisis. Madison Miller / staff photo

Eastside students organize second climate strike in Kirkland

Organized by local high school students, a climate strike was held at Marina Park.

Local high school students organized Kirkland’s second climate strike. A group of protesters met with Mayor Penny Sweet to discuss the city’s plans to address the climate crisis. Madison Miller / staff photo