Lake Washington Christian Church to make way for Interstate 405

Christmas preparations at Lake Washington Christian Church are already in full swing, with parishioners ready to trim the holiday tree, organizing caroling groups and asking for donations of hot apple cider for children practicing for an annual Christmas Pageant.

  • Nov 17, 2008

Retirement home honors residents on Veterans Day

Standing just inside the door of the Madison Retirement Home in Totem Lake, a photo collage of young men and women in military uniform stood proudly on display.

  • Nov 17, 2008

Goodman-Nixon race among most expensive State House campaigns

The 2008 race for Kirkland’s 45th District, Position 1 seat in the State House is among the five most expensive, according to the candidates’ latest campaign filings with the PDC.

  • Nov 17, 2008

Galleries out, coffee in as downtown Kirkland’s retail mix shifts

For years, Kirkland’s downtown merchants have tried hard to make the area a shopping destination, filled with unique art galleries and boutique fashion shops. But after 17 years, Gunnar Nordstrom has had enough.

  • Nov 17, 2008

Local Democrats celebrate across-the-board victory

Local and state Democrats hold their seats in Nov. 4 Election Day victories.

Somber mood for Republicans on election night in Redmond

T he two challengers running for the 45th District in the State House of Representatives gathered with supporters on Election Night and hoped for Republican victories -- if not in their district, then at least in several statewide races or in the presidential election.

  • Nov 13, 2008

Woman injured in crosswalk

A car struck a female pedestrian Nov. 4 in a Juanita Village crosswalk while the driver allegedly used his cell phone.

  • Nov 13, 2008

Costco abandons Bellevue site, softens Kirkland blow

Costco has abandoned the idea of opening a store at Bellevue’s Kelsey Creek Center, board chairman Jeff Brotman told a meeting of the Bellevue Breakfast Rotary Club recently.

  • Nov 12, 2008

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