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Hopelink seeks literacy volunteers

Hopelink’s Eastside Literacy and other programs need volunteers to help adults learn to read or earn a General Education Development (GED) diploma, assist non-native English speakers to improve their English and provide help to achieve many other tasks.

  • Sep 1, 2008

Kirkland ophthalmologist gets UW award

Dr. Jennifer J. Lee, a Kirkland ophthalmologist, received the 2007-2008 Outstanding Teacher Award for her clinical instruction in eye surgery during the University of Washington Department of Ophthalmology’s 34th annual Resident Alumni Day.

  • Sep 1, 2008

Kirkland to offer green learning

Kirkland will offer a month-long green learning opportunity to offer something for everyone.

  • Sep 1, 2008

Lake Washington students do well on WASL

Lake Washington School District (LWSD) students continue to perform well on the Washington Assessment of Student Learning (WASL), according to the preliminary 2008 test score results announced by the Office for the Superintendent of Public Instruction. Scores were significantly higher than state averages in every grade and subject tested.

  • Sep 1, 2008

Evergreen offers in-home substance abuse service

Assessment, diagnosis and developing a care plan for younger, disabled adults or older adults over the age of 60 who may have substance abuse issues is now available through Evergreen Healthcare’s Behavioral Health Geriatric Regional Assessment Team. The new program started recently.

  • Sep 1, 2008

LWTC offers new health care degrees

Lake Washington Technical College (LWTC) is starting three new health care degree programs. The three new programs are: massage therapy (starting fall quarter 2008); physical therapist assistant (starting winter quarter 2009); and occupational therapy assistant (program starting in 2009, with introduction courses starting fall quarter 2008).

  • Sep 1, 2008

Police Blotter

Between Wednesday, Aug. 13 and Tuesday, Aug. 19, the Kirkland Police Department reported 274 traffic violations, 26 noise complaints, 23 thefts, 20 car accidents, 20 alarm calls, 16 vehicle prowls and 14 assaults. At least 58 people were arrested.

  • Sep 1, 2008

Juanita streets blocked by water main break

Slowed by the summer rain, afternoon traffic in Juanita also had to contend with a water main break Aug. 25 that shut down part of 98th Avenue.

  • Sep 1, 2008

Local students outperforming peers in college prep test

While national and state mean scores for college-bound seniors dipped in 2007, Lake Washington School District (LWSD) seniors scored higher on all three tests on the SAT college prep test. The percent of students in the district taking the test dropped slightly, from 72 percent to 71 percent. District students continue to score well above state and national averages.

  • Sep 1, 2008

Downtown developer files lawsuit against city

For nearly a year, developers working on a plan for the corner of South Lake Street and Kirkland Avenue have gathered local input and gone through the local process for a new building there.

  • Sep 1, 2008

Juanita streets blocked by water main break

98th Avenue closed down during Monday rush-hour after an old water main burst.

  • Aug 28, 2008

Kirkland names boy ‘chief for a day’

Joe Taylor will become a “Chief for a Day” thanks to the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission (WSCJTC) and the Kirkland Police Department.

  • Aug 27, 2008

Kirkland’s ‘Bachelor’ Jason Mesnick returns to primetime in 2009

Local celebrity Jason Mesnick will have a second chance at on-air love and stardom on the next season of ABC’s “The Bachelor.”

  • Aug 27, 2008

Peter Kirk’s ‘Pittsburgh of the West’

It was big news on June 1, 1888 — for the nation, Seattle, and the approximately 200 inhabitants of the Houghton/Kirkland area. The Morning Oregonian was one of many newspapers to spread the word. Seattle was to have a $2 million iron and steel works at its back door.

  • Aug 27, 2008

He’s Ba-a-ack! Kirkland’s ‘Bachelor’ Jason Mesnick returns to primetime in ’09

Hoping the "third time is the charm," local celebrity Jason Mesnick will have a second chance at on-air love and stardom on the next season of ABC's "The Bachelor."

  • Aug 26, 2008

Juanita Creek’s history of bacteria spurs all-out water sampling effort

A long history of frequent beach closures has prompted one of the most intensive sampling efforts now underway along Juanita Creek.

  • Aug 26, 2008

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Calendars are published Wednesdays on a space-available basis. Items must be submitted by noon the previous Thursday. Submit calendar items to calendar@reporternewspapers.com.

  • Aug 26, 2008

Leadership Eastside enrolls 40 in next class

Forty emerging Eastside community leaders have been accepted to Leadership Eastside’s (LE) community leader development program.

  • Aug 26, 2008

In service

Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Tyler R. Erickson, son of Steve Erickson of Kirkland and Linda Molemaar of Bellevue recently completed the Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX).

  • Aug 26, 2008