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.

Positive Families Northwest, will host a free children

Positive Families Northwest, will host a free children’s safety workshop at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 18 at 12081 124th Ave. N.E., Kirkland. During the event, hosted also by the King County Sherriff’s Department, families will receive child ID kits and safety educational materials. A seminar will feature anti-abduction and stranger awareness. For reservations, call 425-820-5425.

  • Oct 13, 2008

Jury awards $4.25 million in Evergreen Hospital negligence case

A King County jury verdict awarded $4,248,200 today to the family of a Seattle area girl born with severe brain damage in 2003 after a traumatic delivery at Evergreen Hospital in Kirkland.

  • Oct 13, 2008

Local man loses appeal to block deportation

A federal appeals court in San Francisco recently declined to intervene in the U.S. government’s bid to deport a Kirkland man who allegedly tried to help an al-Qaida operative enter the United States in 1999.

  • Oct 13, 2008

Goodman recipient of national highway safety award

Rep. Roger Goodman, (D-Kirkland) for the 45th Legislative District, was among three recipients of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) Safety Champions Award, Sept. 23 at the Bellevue Hilton Hotel.

  • Oct 8, 2008

Voter deadline arrives on October 4th

Unregistered voters hoping to cast a ballot this November can use the Internet to beat the Oct. 4 registration deadline.

  • Oct 8, 2008

Campaign donations matching ’04 pace

With the 2008 elections only six months away, Kirkland is doing its part to keep campaign fundraising going at a record pace.

  • Oct 8, 2008

Hunts Point event raises $900,000 for McCain

Well-connected Republicans gathered Wednesday morning for a presidential campaign fundraiser at the Hunts Point estate of a wealthy donor and meeting with the candidate’s spouses, Cindy McCain and Todd Palin.

  • Oct 8, 2008

New York, Los Angeles … Kirkland?

Nearly 150 supporters of democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama and a few curious onlookers gathered at an impromptu Saturday morning campaign rally in Marina Park.

  • Oct 8, 2008

How to drive a liberal woman crazy

I understand why some people oppose John McCain’s running mate, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, and why they disagree with her. But I’m astonished at the brazen hypocrisy of liberals (most of them women) who are seething with anger and hatred towards her. I’ve been around politics for 30 years and I’ve never seen such unhinged hypocrisy in all my life.

  • Oct 8, 2008

Who will win in November: Obama and Rossi

Election Day is still a couple months away, but I’m ready to make some predictions on how our state will vote. I think Washington will cast its votes for Democrat Barack Obama for president and Republican Dino Rossi for governor. Here’s why.

  • Oct 8, 2008

Election ’08: Get ready for the main event

If politics were boxing - and sometimes it certainly seems that way - then we have finished with the sparing and its now time for the main event. In other words, the general election will be nothing like the primary.

Anybody home at state Rep. Goodman’s campaign HQ?

Is state Rep. Roger Goodman deliberately trying to throw his re-election effort? Judged by a review of his campaign website and brochure, you have to ask the question given the ethical concerns they raise.

  • Oct 8, 2008

Gregoire, Rossi and the state deficit

Is Washington State running a surplus or a deficit?

  • Oct 8, 2008

Inslee sees clean energy revolution

Tired of archaic policies and the government’s inability to change them, U.S. Rep. Jay Inslee decided years ago that it is time for a clean energy revolution.

  • Oct 8, 2008

What’s in a name? An Eastside Neighborhood Primer

Have you ever wondered how a place gets its name? Sometimes it’s logical, such as Seattle (Chief Sealth), but often it’s not. Take the Strait of Juan de Fuca. This was named after a Greek navigator who “discovered” the channel in 1592, and used a Spanish pseudonym in honor of his employer.

Juanita woman bound and assaulted by home intruder

During the early morning hours of Monday October 6, an unknown male entered the Kirkland condominium of a 63 year old female.

  • Oct 7, 2008

Craft Bazaar and Bake Sale

The 18th Annual All Church Craft Bazaar and Bake Sale at Lake Washington United Methodist Church will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11.

  • Oct 6, 2008