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.

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