Local man recognized for historic efforts

Former President of the Kirkland Heritage Society, Bob Burke was recently recognized for his historic preservation efforts within the City of Kirkland.Burke was given the… Continue reading

Finn Hill Election Special – 32nd District: Chase vs. Rion

Carved off of North Kirkland, Finn Hill residents will make their choice in the 32nd Legislative District for the state's House of Representatives.

  • Oct 29, 2008

Regulars send Polaroids to hospitalized local restauranteur

Running a family business often means the “family” includes your customers, especially when you’re the oldest continuously-run restaurant in Kirkland.

  • Oct 22, 2008

Prostitution charges for Rose Hill massage parlor owner, employees

King County prosecutors filed charges Oct. 9 of promoting prostitution, a felony, against a Kirkland man and three other women.

  • Oct 21, 2008

Friends of Youth expand local services with “New Ground” opening

Celebrating the opening of their fifth transitional living program in the Puget Sound, non-profit Friends of Youth welcomed Kirkland residents and elected officials to an Oct. 15 luncheon and tour of the newly renovated facility.

  • Oct 21, 2008

State spending, 520 bridge draw clear lines between 45th, 48th District candidates

There was no shortage of sparring between Kirkland’s contingent of Democratic state representative and their Republican challengers at the Woodmark Hotel Oct. 13 for a candidates forum, hosted by the Rotary Club of Kirkland.

  • Oct 20, 2008

Police Blotter

Between Wednesday, Oct. 8 and Tuesday, Oct. 14, the Kirkland Police Department reported 254 traffic violations, 31 alarm calls, 25 car accidents, 22 thefts, 15 assaults (11 domestic violence) and eight DUIs. At least 43 people were arrested.

  • Oct 20, 2008

Juanita family pleads for mercy

Wearing a Seahawks #37 Shaun Alexander jersey, 10-year-old Arvin Malkandi could be one of hundreds of football-loving kids from Kirkland, but he’s the only one who’s father is held at a maximum-security prison as an alleged terrorist.

  • Oct 20, 2008

Out & About in Kirkland | Oct. 15

Halloween, Events, Music and more...

  • Oct 15, 2008

Police Blotter

Between Wednesday, Oct. 1 and Tuesday, Oct. 7, the Kirkland Police Department reported 276 traffic violations, 24 alarm calls, 21 car accidents, 18 assaults (12 domestic violence), 17 DUIs, 17 thefts and 14 controlled substance violations. At least 49 people were arrested.

  • Oct 15, 2008

SeaTac woman arrested on human trafficking charges

A federal grand jury charged a Thai woman Friday with conspiracy to transport individuals for prostitution at brothels in Kirkland, Bellevue and SeaTac.

  • Oct 15, 2008

Juanita woman bound, assaulted by home intruder

During the early morning hours of Oct. 6, an unknown male entered the Kirkland condominium of a 63 year old woman. The victim, who lives alone on the 10000 block of NE 122nd Street, awoke to find the intruder standing in her bedroom. The victim was bound and assaulted. According to recent news reports, the assailant allegedly took photographs of the woman during the assault.

  • Oct 15, 2008

Alleged misused funds for Rossi campaign results in lawsuit

The Attorney General’s Office recently filed a lawsuit against the Washington State Republican Party for alleged violations of the state’s campaign finance disclosure law.

  • Oct 15, 2008

Goodman and Nixon tackle character, issues

Vying for the chance to represent local residents from the state’s 45th Legislative District, both former Rep. Toby Nixon (R-Kirkland) and current Rep. Roger Goodman (D-Kirkland) are hoping they’ll get the majority of voters to agree with their re-election to Olympia.

  • Oct 15, 2008

Kirkland City Employees take ‘green’ commute pledge

What do a deputy fire marshal, a police corporal, a human resources analyst and an engineer have in common? They are among 23 City employees who have pledged to reduce drive-alone commuting by participating in King County’s The Green Bike Project. The program requires that participants bicycle to work for at least 60 percent of their total commute times from August through mid-November and mid-February to the end of May. Participants can choose to receive a specially branded bicycle or have their personal bicycle tuned up. At the end of the project, participants who fulfill their pledge will earn sole ownership of their green bike, or if the participant opted for a tune up of their existing bike, be entered into a drawing for a $1,000 REI gift card.

  • Oct 15, 2008

Kirkland police chief joins domestic violence efforts

Kirkland Police Chief Eric Olsen will join 24 other law enforcement executives from across the country this week for a leadership conference on domestic violence in Atlanta, Georgia.

  • Oct 15, 2008

LWTC grant to bolster ‘second-chance’ programs

Lake Washington Technical College (LWTC) received a $310,000 start-up grant to implement Gateway to College, a nationally-recognized dropout recovery program originally developed by Portland Community College in Oregon.

  • Oct 15, 2008

Gregoire takes to the streets on the Eastside

Gov. Christine Gregoire had barely finished the last bite of her Big Mac when she stepped out of her vehicle in front of The Grape Choice wine shop in Kirkland on Saturday afternoon.

Burner applauded for abortion stance in debate with Reichert

8th District candidates also spar over economy, Iraq War and Guantanamo Bay

  • Oct 14, 2008

The Kirkland Senior Council needs volunteers

I never thought I’d have time to volunteer for much of anything. I’ve always been a workaholic, working 24/7 in real estate, but three years ago one of my past clients approached me to join The Kirkland Senior Council, a group I’d never heard of. Having been actively involved on the front lines with my own senior parents, joining the council was appealing. It had been difficult to navigate “the system” on behalf of my elderly parents and I wanted to do something to help improve what so many of us boomers are going through. It felt as if we boomers were all hacking our way through the same medicare/seniors forest, but having to create our own paths. The Council seemed like a good fit for me to start my volunteer “career,” and, hopefully, to make a difference.