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LWTech’s RISE Center creates an inclusive space for students

After three years of planning, Lake Washington Technical Institute of Technology in Kirkland has opened the doors to its new RISE Center. According to its… Continue reading

King County implements reserved parking at local park and rides

King County Metro is expanding its Carpool Parking Permit program next month to nine more park and ride locations, including Kingsgate, Bothell and Kenmore. The… Continue reading

Man arrested for stealing $607 worth of razors from Safeway | Police blotter for Oct. 12-19

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… Continue reading

  • Oct 23, 2017

Kirkland police pay last respects to Sgt. Nathan Rich

Just before 10:30 a.m. Friday, uniformed officers and civilians alike stood at attention along the hall of Overlake Christian Church in Redmond. While a number… Continue reading

Sound Publishing nets 250 journalism awards at WNPA event

Sound Publishing employees received more than 250 journalism awards at the 2017 Washington Newspaper Publishers Association annual meeting on Oct. 12-14 in Olympia. Kirkland Reporter… Continue reading

  • Oct 20, 2017

48th District legislator McBride recognized for affordable housing advocacy

The Washington State Housing Finance Commission has honored 48th District Rep. Joan McBride as “Friends of Housing” for her work to create, support and advocate… Continue reading

  • Oct 19, 2017

Lake Washington Institute of Technology named one of 150 top us community colleges eligible to compete for $1 million dollar Aspen Prize

Washington state’s Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) has been named as one of 150 community colleges eligible to compete for the 2019 Aspen Prize… Continue reading

  • Oct 18, 2017

‘Even when things are tough, we are tougher’: Jill Biden speaks at Hopelink luncheon

Dr. Jill Biden spoke at the annual Hopelink luncheon on Oct. 16, which saw the organization raise some $1.17 million toward its fundraising campaign. Biden… Continue reading

Memorial service for Sgt. Rich of KPD set for Friday

The Kirkland Police Department has announced that there will be a memorial service for Sgt. Nathan Rich on Friday. The service will be at 11… Continue reading

  • Oct 18, 2017

Kirkland police mourn Sgt. Nathan Rich

The Kirkland Police Department announced Monday that Sgt. Nathan Rich, a 20-year veteran of the force, died Oct. 13. According to a press release, Rich… Continue reading

  • Oct 17, 2017

Betsy DeVos’ Bellevue visit on education reform draws hundreds of protesters

Hundreds of protesters filled Bellevue Way as Betsy DeVos, President Donald Trump’s secretary of education, came to Bellevue to address the Washington Policy Center’s annual… Continue reading

24-year-old man arrested for assaulting brother | Police blotter for Oct. 5-10

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… Continue reading

  • Oct 16, 2017

Permanent homeless shelter could be coming to the Eastside in 2019 | Video

Several faith-based organizations, in partner with local agencies and municipalities, are working to create a permanent homeless shelter that will house women and families living… Continue reading

Village at Totem Lake update: Nordstrom Rack, Trader Joe’s moving in late October

The Village at Totem Lake is taking shape, with the first retail businesses scheduled to open in the new mall later this month. Trader Joe’s… Continue reading

Advisory group to discuss next steps for I-405/SR 167 corridor projects, transit performance

The public is invited to join Washington State Department of Transportation and elected officials on Tuesday in Bothell as they discuss ongoing and future improvements… Continue reading

  • Oct 12, 2017

Eastside Health Network, Cigna launch accountable care program

Eastside Health Network, the clinically integrated provider network that includes Overlake, EvergreenHealth and dozens of independent physician practices, recently launched an initiative with Cigna to… Continue reading

  • Oct 11, 2017

CERT class teaches basic preparedness techniques

On Sept. 20, Kirkland’s Community Emergency Response Team began a nine-week disaster training course that instructs about 35 citizens how to “help themselves, their families… Continue reading

LWTech receives $275K grant for advanced manufacturing training

Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech), in collaboration and partnership with the Workforce Development Council of Seattle-King County, received a $275,000 Washington state Talent and… Continue reading

  • Oct 10, 2017

20-year-old found to have $26K in warrants from three cities | Police blotter for Sept. 22-28

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… Continue reading

  • Oct 9, 2017

Eastside senatorial candidates sound off on fully funding education

Cutting corporate tax loopholes, exercising fiscal discipline, creating a public infrastructure bank and providing more choice schools were the ideas Eastside Senatorial candidates presented on… Continue reading