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Sims issues emergency proclamation to fight flooding, slides

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.

  • Jan 8, 2009

Weather warnings of flooding, high winds

Regional coverage through the Reporter Newspapers group can be found here.Several towns and villages across the Puget Sound are facing evacuation orders as authorities tried… Continue reading

  • Jan 7, 2009

Paine graduates from basic training

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.

  • Jan 5, 2009

Event gives parents a look at many eastside preschools Annual Preschool Night

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.

  • Jan 5, 2009

Stroller Strides of Kirkland grand opening Jan. 7

Stroller Strides, the nation’s largest fitness program for new moms, has arrived in Kirkland.

  • Jan 5, 2009
Andy Lampkin

City Hall temporary site for garbage, recycling through Jan. 2

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

  • Dec 31, 2008
Andy Lampkin

Council passes $366 million budget, new business tax

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.

  • Dec 29, 2008

KITH receives two grants from Boeing and the Seattle Foundation

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.

  • Dec 29, 2008
John and Beth McCaslin (right) and other fellow Houghton residents recently certified the neighborhood as a Wildlife Habitat.

Houghton residents turn community into a welcoming place for wildlife

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.

  • Dec 29, 2008
John and Beth McCaslin (right) and other fellow Houghton residents recently certified the neighborhood as a Wildlife Habitat.

Eastside Community Aid Thrift Shop awards $63,183

The Eastside Community Aid Thrift Shop approved fourteen grants, money to two philanthropic organizations, and three Lake WA Technical College scholarships for 2008. 

  • Dec 29, 2008

Blood Center issues plea for help

With emergency blood supplies at critically-low levels, Puget Sound Blood Center is issuing an urgent plea for volunteer donations -- donations which tailed off during… Continue reading

  • Dec 29, 2008
Kirkland residents Taylor Moore (left)

Snow-laden lines cause thousands of area power outage

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.

  • Dec 26, 2008
Kirkland residents Taylor Moore (left)

A “White Christmas” for Kirkland, but weekend rain forecast

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.

  • Dec 24, 2008
This black and tan color hound-mix dog was found by neighbors walking Sunday evening in the Highlands neighborhood of Kirkland.

Couple’s Christmas errand finds lost pooch in winter snow

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.

  • Dec 24, 2008
This black and tan color hound-mix dog was found by neighbors walking Sunday evening in the Highlands neighborhood of Kirkland.

Police Blotter: Dec. 10 – Dec. 16

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.

  • Dec 24, 2008
The clear skies Tuesday will disappear under another winter storm this evening

Winter Storm Watch issued for all of Western Washington

The National Weather Service has issued a for Western Washington that is in effect from late tonight until Thursday morning.

  • Dec 23, 2008
The clear skies Tuesday will disappear under another winter storm this evening
Pedestrians cross the intersection of Lake Street and Kirkland Avenue during the snow storm Dec. 18.

Storms turn Kirkland into Winter Wonderland

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.

  • Dec 23, 2008
Pedestrians cross the intersection of Lake Street and Kirkland Avenue during the snow storm Dec. 18.

AAA predicts decrease in holiday travel

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.

  • Dec 23, 2008

Student needs host family

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.

  • Dec 22, 2008
Kirkland Mayor Jim Lauinger (left) recognizes Kirkland Fire Department Capt. Larry Peabody for 30 years of service during a council meeting Dec. 16. Also pictured is Peabody’s family.

Fire Captain recognized for 30 years of service

Kirkland Fire Department Capt. Larry Peabody was recognized for 30 years of service during a council meeting Dec. 16.

  • Dec 22, 2008
Kirkland Mayor Jim Lauinger (left) recognizes Kirkland Fire Department Capt. Larry Peabody for 30 years of service during a council meeting Dec. 16. Also pictured is Peabody’s family.