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Cindy McCain addresses the crowd during a presidential campaign fundraiser in Hunts Point

Hunts Point event raises $900,000 for McCain

Well-connected Republicans gathered Wednesday morning for a presidential campaign fundraiser at the Hunts Point estate of a wealthy donor and meeting with the candidate’s spouses, Cindy McCain and Todd Palin.

  • Oct 8, 2008
Cindy McCain addresses the crowd during a presidential campaign fundraiser in Hunts Point

New York, Los Angeles … Kirkland?

Nearly 150 supporters of democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama and a few curious onlookers gathered at an impromptu Saturday morning campaign rally in Marina Park.

  • Oct 8, 2008

How to drive a liberal woman crazy

I understand why some people oppose John McCain’s running mate, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, and why they disagree with her. But I’m astonished at the brazen hypocrisy of liberals (most of them women) who are seething with anger and hatred towards her. I’ve been around politics for 30 years and I’ve never seen such unhinged hypocrisy in all my life.

  • Oct 8, 2008

Who will win in November: Obama and Rossi

Election Day is still a couple months away, but I’m ready to make some predictions on how our state will vote. I think Washington will cast its votes for Democrat Barack Obama for president and Republican Dino Rossi for governor. Here’s why.

  • Oct 8, 2008

Election ’08: Get ready for the main event

If politics were boxing - and sometimes it certainly seems that way - then we have finished with the sparing and its now time for the main event. In other words, the general election will be nothing like the primary.

Anybody home at state Rep. Goodman’s campaign HQ?

Is state Rep. Roger Goodman deliberately trying to throw his re-election effort? Judged by a review of his campaign website and brochure, you have to ask the question given the ethical concerns they raise.

  • Oct 8, 2008

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
Juanita Slough Bridge

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 Slough Bridge

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
Kirkland Boys & Girls Club Director Doug Wozeniak (left) poses with fundraiser participants during the event.

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
Kirkland Boys & Girls Club Director Doug Wozeniak (left) poses with fundraiser participants during the event.
Kelli Hughes

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
Kelli Hughes
Triple JJJ Photo Club member Don McGehe (right)

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
Triple JJJ Photo Club member Don McGehe (right)
Jill Jurenka and her daughter Jolie

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.

Jill Jurenka and her daughter Jolie

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 KirklandReporter.com

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