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Increased caseloads plague a court designed to help the mentally ill

King County’s Involuntary Treatment Act Court has seen its cases double in the last decade and the staff can’t keep up.

Friends of Youth announces new director of homeless youth services

Friends of Youth has named Karina Wiggins as its new Director of Homeless Services. Friends of Youth provides homeless youth services, foster care, housing, counseling,… Continue reading

  • Nov 22, 2017
CERT members carry a survivor of a major earthquake to the medical area during a disaster drill in Kirkland City Hall Nov. 18. Megan Campbell, Kirkland Reporter

Kirkland CERTs practice for the big one

Community Emergency Response Teams conduct disaster drill

CERT members carry a survivor of a major earthquake to the medical area during a disaster drill in Kirkland City Hall Nov. 18. Megan Campbell, Kirkland Reporter

Hawk House Light Spectacular compromise reached

“Hawk House,” an expansive holiday decorations and light show erected by a Kirkland resident for several years, has been issued a permit from the City… Continue reading

  • Nov 21, 2017

Conservationists: Why you should care about fish pens

Open water fish pens have long been criticized by conservation activists as facilities that spread disease and can have catastrophic consequences on native fish populations.… Continue reading

EvergreenHealth welcomes new primary care specialists

The four providers will be based at the health system’s various locations.

  • Nov 21, 2017

Eastside Audubon participates in one of the world’s largest citizen science initiatives

The Eastside Audubon Society will hold its annual Christmas Bird Count on Dec. 16. Each year on a Saturday in December, Eastside Audubon arranges teams… Continue reading

  • Nov 21, 2017

LWTech to host tour for Washington STEM summit

LTTech will welcome more than 40 community, business and education leaders as part of Washington STEM’s 2017 STEM Summit.

  • Nov 21, 2017

Lake Washington School District honors community partners and celebrates student success during American Education Week

Lake Washington School District (LWSD) recognized the many community partners, business leaders, elected officials and parent leaders who support the district at its Community Leaders… Continue reading

  • Nov 20, 2017

City council discuses HENC incentives and other topics at first November meeting

Kirkland City Council met Nov. 8 and discussed several topics that may impact the community, including five-story incentives for the Houghton/Everest Neighborhood Center, an animal… Continue reading

From outer space to the Eastside: Astronaut Scott Kelly comes to Kirkland Costco to promote books

Astronaut Scott Kelly visited Kirkland’s Costco last week to promote his two new books, “Endurance: A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery” and “My… Continue reading

Kirkland announces David Wolbrecht as New Neighborhood Services Coordinator

David Wolbrecht has been tapped to become the City of Kirkland’s new Neighborhood Services Outreach Coordinator. He will serve as the liaison between Kirkland’s 13… Continue reading

  • Nov 17, 2017

Couple argues over man’s contact with ex | Police blotter for Nov 10-15

The blotter feature is a description of a small selection of police incidents and calls to the Kirkland Police Department that are dispatched to on-duty police officers.

  • Nov 16, 2017

Washington state auditor: More accountability audits needed for state agencies

Auditor’s office seeking $700,000 from Washington Legislature

Kenmore Mayor, David Baker, speaks at the grand opening celebration for the new EvergreenHealth location across the street from city hall.

EvergreenHealth opens new location in Kenmore

EvergreenHealth opened its new Kenmore location this month. Just across the street from City Hall in the LINQ at Spencer Square building at 18151 68th… Continue reading

Kenmore Mayor, David Baker, speaks at the grand opening celebration for the new EvergreenHealth location across the street from city hall.

PSE warns customers of scams

PSE participates in national campaign to protect consumers.

  • Nov 16, 2017

Kiwanis Club of Kirkland Christmas tree lot opens Nov. 24

With Christmas approaching quickly, the Kiwanis Club of Kirkland is gearing up for their biggest fundraiser of the year. Since 1971, the club has sold… Continue reading

  • Nov 15, 2017

Incumbents, Sage and Dhingra continue to lead in election

The latest election results.

  • Nov 14, 2017
An artistic rendering of the central plaza and storefronts at The Village at Totem Lake. Courtesy of CcnterCal.

Construction continues at Totem Lake village with completion set for early 2020

Development and construction continue around the recently opened Trader Joe’s and Nordstrom Rack as The Village at Totem Lake paves the way for Whole Foods,… Continue reading

An artistic rendering of the central plaza and storefronts at The Village at Totem Lake. Courtesy of CcnterCal.

Man found passed out behind the wheel | Police blotter for Nov. 2-6

The blotter feature is a description of a small selection of police incidents and calls to the Kirkland Police Department that are dispatched to on-duty police officers.

  • Nov 14, 2017