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100 signs of success for 45th Rep. Springer

Far from glamorous, the day after Election Day can be a real chore for candidates as they pick up their campaign signs from the area’s local byways and main roads.

  • Nov 11, 2008

City Council moves to consider new five-story design for BofA project

The future of a downtown building project now before a Superior Court judge could soon be resolved after Kirkland City Council agreed Nov. 4 to review new plans as part of a settlement agreement.

  • Nov 10, 2008

Election Day inconveniences can’t hold back voters

More than 10,000 Kirkland voters registered to vote at over than a dozen local polling places braved sporadic rain showers, a minor oil-spill and registration mix-ups Nov. 4 as the climax to the 2008 Election arrived.

  • Nov 5, 2008

So far, so good for state and local Democratic candidates

The room rumbled on Tuesday night at the Westin Hotel in Seattle as a crowd of democratic supporters cheered for Gov. Christine Gregoire in unison,… Continue reading

Kirkland’s World War I

It was 1918 — the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. The Great War, which had begun in August 1914, had finally come to an end. This “war to end all wars” had dragged on relentlessly and, by the time the US entered the conflict in April 1917; it had already accounted for millions of lives.

Snohomish jury acquits Halloween shooter in Kirkland teen’s murder

In a verdict that came nearly one year after the day Kirkland resident Christopher Chandler was killed at a Mill Valley Halloween party, an Everett jury acquitted Bryce Fortier of murdering him Oct. 27.

  • Nov 5, 2008

Kirkland drummers set new Guinness World Record

More than 3,000 drummers banging their drum sets in sync in an attempt to set a world record.

Hopelink Turkey Trot walk Nov. 16

Hopelink will hold its annual Turkey Trot Fun Walk on Sunday, Nov. 16 to raise money for providing holiday assistance to 2,100 low-income families in east and north King County.

  • Nov 3, 2008

Join the City of Kirkland Nov. 8 in celebration of Arbor Day

The city of Kirkland will be hosting an Arbor Day event on November 8th, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Carillon Woods Park.

  • Nov 3, 2008

Community sends off man to get surgery for facial tumors

The bulbous tumors that have amassed on 46-year-old James O’Neal’s face since birth will soon be removed.

Final hearing on eight-story Parkplace Plan

For a 27th time, the public weighed in on plans to revitalize the Parkplace Shopping Center and continued a spirited discussion over the future vision of the downtown area at an Oct. 23 Planning Commission hearing.

  • Nov 3, 2008

Red Rose four plead not guilty in prostitution case

Local resident Timothy Kevin Howell and three others charged with operating an Rose Hill massage parlor as a front for prostitution pleaded not guilty at King County Superior Court Oct. 22.

  • Nov 3, 2008

Police Blotter

Between Wednesday, Oct. 22 and Tuesday, Oct. 28, the Kirkland Police Department reported 318 traffic violations, 21 car accidents, 21 alarm calls, 20 thefts, 19 vehicle prowls, 12 assaults and nine acts of vandalism. At least 52 people were arrested.

  • Nov 3, 2008

BNSF rail deal delayed until early 2009

The financial crisis enveloping the country is now blamed for delaying the public purchase of the BNSF line that runs through Kirkland.

  • Oct 31, 2008

Broken promises: 45th District campaign gets ‘put in the gutter’

Mud slinging, name calling, deceptive ads – it’s the nature of the campaign beast. But when a negative ad was slung straight into Toby Nixon’s mailbox Oct. 24 likening him to former Republican President Richard Nixon and his alleged involvement in the Watergate Scandals, he said enough is enough.

48th District: Eddy vs. Fuller

By Joshua Adam HicksThis year's contest for Position 2 in the 48th Legislative District features Democratic Rep. Deb Eddy and Republican challenger Ron Fuller.Fuller is… Continue reading

  • Oct 29, 2008

48th District: Hunter vs. Lapp

Voters in the Eastside's 48th Legislative District will hit the poles on Nov. 4 to elect a state representative to serve parts of Bellevue, Kirkland,… Continue reading

Inslee vs. Ishmael: First Congressional District

By Bill ChristiansonReporter NewspapersThe race for United States Representative in the First Congressional District features a Democratic incumbent who would rather wage war against global… Continue reading

  • Oct 29, 2008

Gregoire vs. Rossi, the rematch

Gov. Christine Gregoire faces another tough, close fight from Republican challenger Dino Rossi in her bid for re-election.Seeking a second term in the seat she… Continue reading

  • Oct 29, 2008

Election ’08: Record enthusiasm in number of local voters, contributors

Local voters are getting ready for the Nov. 4th election like never before, with the number of voters and donations to various political campaigns reaching… Continue reading

  • Oct 29, 2008