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New county jail could land in Kingsgate

Kingsgate is among six potential sites for a new regional municipal jail

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'No Right Turn on Red' signage at 120th Avenue and 128th Street is either ignored or unseen by motorists using the new intersection.

Totem Lake Transit Center intersection sows confusion

Traffic engineers are advising drivers to use extra care when traveling through the intersection of Northeast 128th Street and 120th Avenue Northeast.

  • Nov 18, 2008
'No Right Turn on Red' signage at 120th Avenue and 128th Street is either ignored or unseen by motorists using the new intersection.

Police Blotter

Between Wednesday, Nov. 5 and Tuesday, Nov. 11, the Kirkland Police Department reported 259 traffic violations (12 DUIs), 31 car accidents, 23 vehicle prowls, 22 thefts, 21 alarm calls, 15 assaults (nine domestic violence) and 10 burglaries. At least 37 people were arrested.

  • Nov 18, 2008

Planning Commission favors large scale Park Place project

After a year and a half of public hearings and study sessions, plans to revitalize the Park Place Shopping Center made strides last Thursday.

Cynthia Goodwin

Loss of human services funds will hurt, say Eastside agencies

On Nov. 24, the Metropolitan King County Council will vote to adopt the county’s final budget for 2009, which calls for massive funding cuts at nonprofit human service agencies.

  • Nov 17, 2008
Cynthia Goodwin

Just the right time for Kirkland Community Food Drive

T ough economic times often call for extreme measures. While your family may not be at the point of desperation, let me assure you that hundreds of families in east King County are.

  • Nov 17, 2008
Reverend Kerry Grogan sits in the sanctuary at Lake Washington Christian Church.

Lake Washington Christian Church to make way for Interstate 405

Christmas preparations at Lake Washington Christian Church are already in full swing, with parishioners ready to trim the holiday tree, organizing caroling groups and asking for donations of hot apple cider for children practicing for an annual Christmas Pageant.

  • Nov 17, 2008
Reverend Kerry Grogan sits in the sanctuary at Lake Washington Christian Church.
At 95 years old

Retirement home honors residents on Veterans Day

Standing just inside the door of the Madison Retirement Home in Totem Lake, a photo collage of young men and women in military uniform stood proudly on display.

  • Nov 17, 2008
At 95 years old

Goodman-Nixon race among most expensive State House campaigns

The 2008 race for Kirkland’s 45th District, Position 1 seat in the State House is among the five most expensive, according to the candidates’ latest campaign filings with the PDC.

  • Nov 17, 2008
Gunnar Nordstrom stands in front of his Lake Street gallery that will soon move to Bellevue

Galleries out, coffee in as downtown Kirkland’s retail mix shifts

For years, Kirkland’s downtown merchants have tried hard to make the area a shopping destination, filled with unique art galleries and boutique fashion shops. But after 17 years, Gunnar Nordstrom has had enough.

  • Nov 17, 2008
Gunnar Nordstrom stands in front of his Lake Street gallery that will soon move to Bellevue
Rep. Roger Goodman and wife

Local Democrats celebrate across-the-board victory

Local and state Democrats hold their seats in Nov. 4 Election Day victories.

Rep. Roger Goodman and wife
Robert Nixon

Somber mood for Republicans on election night in Redmond

T he two challengers running for the 45th District in the State House of Representatives gathered with supporters on Election Night and hoped for Republican victories -- if not in their district, then at least in several statewide races or in the presidential election.

  • Nov 13, 2008
Robert Nixon

Woman injured in crosswalk

A car struck a female pedestrian Nov. 4 in a Juanita Village crosswalk while the driver allegedly used his cell phone.

  • Nov 13, 2008

Costco abandons Bellevue site, softens Kirkland blow

Costco has abandoned the idea of opening a store at Bellevue’s Kelsey Creek Center, board chairman Jeff Brotman told a meeting of the Bellevue Breakfast Rotary Club recently.

  • Nov 12, 2008
Rep. Larry Springer (D) stands among a sea of signs in his front yard Nov. 5.

100 signs of success for 45th Rep. Springer

Far from glamorous, the day after Election Day can be a real chore for candidates as they pick up their campaign signs from the area’s local byways and main roads.

  • Nov 11, 2008
Rep. Larry Springer (D) stands among a sea of signs in his front yard Nov. 5.
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City Council moves to consider new five-story design for BofA project

The future of a downtown building project now before a Superior Court judge could soon be resolved after Kirkland City Council agreed Nov. 4 to review new plans as part of a settlement agreement.

  • Nov 10, 2008
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Voters fill a row of booths while voting at Kirkland City Hall during the election on Tuesday

Election Day inconveniences can’t hold back voters

More than 10,000 Kirkland voters registered to vote at over than a dozen local polling places braved sporadic rain showers, a minor oil-spill and registration mix-ups Nov. 4 as the climax to the 2008 Election arrived.

  • Nov 5, 2008
Voters fill a row of booths while voting at Kirkland City Hall during the election on Tuesday
Gov. Christine Gregoire greets fans after her speech during the Democratic Party's election night gathering at the Westin Hotel in Seattle

So far, so good for state and local Democratic candidates

The room rumbled on Tuesday night at the Westin Hotel in Seattle as a crowd of democratic supporters cheered for Gov. Christine Gregoire in unison,… Continue reading

Gov. Christine Gregoire greets fans after her speech during the Democratic Party's election night gathering at the Westin Hotel in Seattle
Launch of the Osprey

Kirkland’s World War I

It was 1918 — the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. The Great War, which had begun in August 1914, had finally come to an end. This “war to end all wars” had dragged on relentlessly and, by the time the US entered the conflict in April 1917; it had already accounted for millions of lives.

Launch of the Osprey
Chris Chandler

Snohomish jury acquits Halloween shooter in Kirkland teen’s murder

In a verdict that came nearly one year after the day Kirkland resident Christopher Chandler was killed at a Mill Valley Halloween party, an Everett jury acquitted Bryce Fortier of murdering him Oct. 27.

  • Nov 5, 2008
Chris Chandler