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

Local Republican caught up in Party fine for non-disclosures

If you’re running for elected office under one of the state’s two major political parties, getting help from the state organization is usually a good thing.

  • Sep 22, 2008

Women in technology

Kirkland resident Maria Langworthy, partner with Compass Partners, LLC, will present her yearlong research study on technical women to the American Association of University Women (AAUW) at 7 p.m., Oct. 15 at the Redmond at Holy Cross Episcopal Church, at the corner of 162nd Northeast and Northeast 116th Street.

  • Sep 22, 2008

Girl Scout recruitment begins

Recruiting is underway in the Juanita Service Unit, which promotes scouting at Frost, Muir, Juanita, Keller, Thoreau and Sandburg Elementary schools.

  • Sep 22, 2008

Lake Washington School District aims to connect cultures

Seventy four language groups are spoken among students in the Lake Washington School District (LWSD).

  • Sep 22, 2008

Police Blotter

Between Wednesday, Sept. 10 and Tuesday, Sept. 16, the Kirkland Police Department reported 289 traffic violations, 23 assaults (13 domestic violence), 22 car accidents, 20 alarm calls, 17 noise complaints, 15 vehicle prowls, 14 thefts and 13 acts of fraud. At least 35 people were arrested.

  • Sep 22, 2008

Kirkland resident running for Superior Court

Tehran, Iran probably isn’t the first place most Kirklanders would associate with a Superior Court judge. But local resident Susan Amini, who emigrated from Iran in 1979, offers a unique perspective on her adopted county’s laws and legal rights.

  • Sep 22, 2008

Top-two primary an easy hurdle for Kirkland candidates

With most of the attention of the national media focused on November’s general election, local voters could easily forget the state’s “top-two” primary on Aug. 19.

  • Sep 22, 2008

Kirkland Council approves delay of downtown development

Kirkland City Council approves ordinance that will affect most new downtown development.

Support group discusses dementia

A free information and support group for care partners, family members and friends of individuals with dementia will be held from 1:30-3 p.m. the second Monday of each month at the Peter Kirk Community Center, 406 Kirkland Ave.

  • Sep 16, 2008

LWSD announces national merit semifinalists

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation recently announced that 18 Lake Washington School District high school seniors qualified as semifinalists in the 53rd annual National Merit Scholarship Program.

  • Sep 16, 2008

Wednesday Market gives back to community

Farmers and shoppers at Kirkland’s Wednesday Market are taking “giving local” and “building sustainability” to a new level.

  • Sep 16, 2008

KITH holds charity auction at Redmond Marriott

Kirkland Interfaith Transitions in Housing (KITH) is holding a charity fundraising event Oct. 4 at the Marriott Redmond Town Center in Redmond.

  • Sep 16, 2008

Lunch Buddies needed at AG Bell Elementary

AG Bell Elementary is looking for mentors to participate in the school’s Lunch Buddy Program. Volunteers should be able to commit to one hour a week between 12:00-1:00 to be a listener and mentor to a student who would benefit from a little extra one-on-one attention. Lunch Buddies do not provide lunch for their student. For more information visit or contact Jana Robertson at 425-822-7450 or

  • Sep 16, 2008

New routes, more trips on Metro

With ridership nearly 7 percent higher than this time last year, Metro Transit is adding two new bus routes and more service on 20 routes throughout King County beginning Saturday, Sept. 20.

  • Sep 16, 2008

Puget Sound Energy plans area upgrade to several projects

Puget Sound Energy is investing approximately $421 million in service-area infrastructure improvements in 2008, of which about $247 million is earmarked for capacity and reliability upgrades, and about $174 million is allocated to meet growing customer needs.

  • Sep 16, 2008