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

Boys & Girls Club fundraiser a success

The Kirkland Boys & Girls Club held their 15th Annual Don James Golf Classic at the Golf Club at Newcastle Sept. 12. More than 200 guests gathered to golf and help raise about $85,000 for Boys & Girls Club’s programs.

  • Oct 6, 2008

City-wide effort to give children safe walk to school

Earning praise for making crosswalks more pedestrian-friendly, Kirkland’s leaders and parents are trying to shift the spotlight on to local children and encourage them to walk to school -- or in some cases, build better ways to get there.

  • Oct 6, 2008

Triple JJJ Photo Club

The Triple JJJ Photo Club presented a photograph of Fire Station #22 to Fire Captain Bryan Vadney recently. The gift had only one qualification: Vadney agreed to allow the club to display the photograph at the Triple JJJ Photo Club’s annual Exhibit at Kahili Coffee, 105 S Lake Street through Dec. 6.

  • Oct 6, 2008

Library closure for renovation project postponed

Library patrons looking for story times, book groups, literacy programs or to check out a good read during the Kirkland library’s expected year-long closure now have a few more months to search.

Police Blotter

Between Sept. 24 and Sept. 30 the Kirkland Police Department reported 326 traffic violations, 25 car accidents, 25 alarm calls, 23 thefts, 19 vehicle prowls, 17 noise complaints and 15 DUIs. At least 44 people were arrested.

  • Oct 6, 2008

Drive-thru Flu Shots

Beginning this week, Virginia Mason Medical Center will offer Saturday drive-thru flu shots at clinics throughout the region, making influenza immunization as easy as getting a morning cup of coffee. Participating in the drive-thru flu clinic is quick, convenient and important (immunization saves lives). This popular program allows protection from the flu without ever having to leave the comfort of your car. Simply drive up, fill out a form, receive your immunization and drive away.

  • Oct 6, 2008

Local budget woes felt on regional and county level

Annexation. Possible cuts in public safety. Economic growth -- or lack thereof. Welcome to Budget Season, circa 2008.

  • Oct 6, 2008

Reader comments now featured on

Starting today, your community news site is adding a lot more community. Visitors to our site can now contribute their own comments to all of our news stories, editorials and letters to the editor. You are invited to participate.

  • Oct 3, 2008

Kirkland Reporter Police Blotter | Oct. 1

Between Wednesday, Sept. 17 and Tuesday, Sept. 23, the Kirkland Police Department reported 342 traffic violations, 23 car accidents, 21 assaults (16 domestic violence), 20 thefts, 17 vehicle prowls and 15 noise complaints. At least 64 people were arrested.

  • Oct 2, 2008

iPod stabbing earns Kirkland teen 9 years in prison

A Kirkland teen held accountable for allegedly stabbing a man in the back for his iPod, was sentenced to 11 years in prison Sept. 19.

  • Oct 2, 2008

Dead Kirkland crow tests positive for West Nile Virus

King County officials announced Tuesday that a dead crow found in Kirkland on Sept. 15 tested positive for West Nile Virus.This is the first bird… Continue reading

  • Oct 1, 2008

‘Heart and Soul’ of Kirkland Performance Center says goodbye

When Steve Lerian sat in the audience for the first time, it was a cathartic experience.

Public hearings set for 2009 King County Budget

With what is now projected to be a $90 million shortfall in the County general fund for 2009, the Metropolitan King County Council has declared public safety, health and quality of life as its first priorities for funding in the County budget. The public will have a chance to speak to its priorities at one of six public hearings that have now been scheduled through the county.

  • Sep 29, 2008

Opposition to Parkplace redevelopment to meet

City Council held a special neighborhood council meeting Sept. 25 in the Juanita neighborhood, offering residents updates on several important local issues.

  • Sep 29, 2008

Bronze-medalist ‘Hometown hero’ returns to alma mater

Some people never forget where they came from.

  • Sep 24, 2008