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King County Executive Ron Sims effectively declared a state of emergency Jan. 8 as authorities intensified emergency flood relief efforts, trying to help residents living in areas most impacted by this week's severe weather.
Air Force Airman Nicholas L. Paine has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas. Paine is the son of Susan Sutter, Camano Island and Mark Paine, Bothell. He is a 2007 Lake Washington High School graduate.
Lake Washington Toddler Group and Redmond Toddler Group will be holding their annual Preschool Night on Thursday, Jan. 15, 7-8:30 p.m. This free event will be held at Ben Franklin Elementary, located at 12434 Northeast 60th Street in Kirkland.
Stroller Strides, the nation’s largest fitness program for new moms, has arrived in Kirkland.
aste Management, Inc. has resumed normal curbside garbage and recycling pickup for City of Kirkland residents and businesses. For those City residents who would like to dispose of extra garbage and recycling before the next scheduled pick up date, such items can be dropped off at the temporary site available at Kirkland City Hall, 123
With an economic recession affecting the city’s outlook, Kirkland City Council readjusted their priorities and adopted a scaled-back 2009/2010 biennial budget at their Dec. 16 meeting.
Kirkland Interfaith Transitions in Housing was recently awarded $15,000 by the Seattle Foundation. The funding will support housing and services to families and children who are at risk of homelessness.
The National Wildlife Federation recently announced that the central Houghton Neighborhood is putting out the welcome mat for birds, butterflies and other wildlife, by registering its Community Wildlife Habitat project with NWF.
The Eastside Community Aid Thrift Shop approved fourteen grants, money to two philanthropic organizations, and three Lake WA Technical College scholarships for 2008.
Some residents suffered power cuts on Christmas Day as a result of the rain weighing down the snow-laden power lines and tree branches, causing them to break.
Unsuited to that wintertime idyll made famous by the basso of Bing Crosby, Kirklanders wishing for a "White Christmas" will get their wish, according to the National Weather Service.
Highlands residents Brenda and Rick Baker were busy dropping-off Christmas notes and cookies when they noticed the dog, well-groomed but without a collar, wandering the neighborhood. Acting as good samaritans, they searched for the pet's owners for hours until they found a friend's home where the dog could find temporary food and shelter.
Between Wednesday, Dec. 10 and Tuesday, Dec. 16, the Kirkland Police Department reported 307 traffic violations (7 DUIs), 38 car accidents, 27 alarm calls, 18 assaults (12 domestic violence), 15 vehicle prowls, 15 thefts and eight disturbances. At least 41 people were arrested.
The National Weather Service has issued a for Western Washington that is in effect from late tonight until Thursday morning.
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Kirkland and the Seattle Metro area and a High Wind Warning for the coming weekend.
The American Automobile Association is predicting a slight decline in the number of Americans traveling during the Christmas holiday period. Nearly 63.9 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home over the holiday travel period, a decrease of 1.4 million travelers (2.1 percent) from last year’s total of 65.3 million. This is the first decline in Christmas holiday travelers since 2002.
Merita, a 17-year-old Christian girl from Albania, wants to go to Puget Sound Adventist Academy in Kirkland next semester. She needs a host family that can get her to school. She can contribute $100 a month for transportation. Meri is a good student and wants to be a doctor.
Kirkland Fire Department Capt. Larry Peabody was recognized for 30 years of service during a council meeting Dec. 16.