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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Is Washington State running a surplus or a deficit?
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.
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.
During the early morning hours of Monday October 6, an unknown male entered the Kirkland condominium of a 63 year old female.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Annexation. Possible cuts in public safety. Economic growth -- or lack thereof. Welcome to Budget Season, circa 2008.
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.
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.