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iPod stabbing earns Kirkland teen 9 years in prison

A Kirkland teen held accountable for allegedly stabbing a man in the back for his iPod, was sentenced to 11 years in prison Sept. 19.

  • Oct 2, 2008
A dead crow that was found and reported to Public Health.

Dead Kirkland crow tests positive for West Nile Virus

King County officials announced Tuesday that a dead crow found in Kirkland on Sept. 15 tested positive for West Nile Virus.This is the first bird… Continue reading

  • Oct 1, 2008
A dead crow that was found and reported to Public Health.
Kirkland Performance Center Executive Director Steve Lerian celebrated his last day yesterday. He will move on to director of Cal Poly Arts at California Polytechnic State University.

‘Heart and Soul’ of Kirkland Performance Center says goodbye

When Steve Lerian sat in the audience for the first time, it was a cathartic experience.

Kirkland Performance Center Executive Director Steve Lerian celebrated his last day yesterday. He will move on to director of Cal Poly Arts at California Polytechnic State University.

Public hearings set for 2009 King County Budget

With what is now projected to be a $90 million shortfall in the County general fund for 2009, the Metropolitan King County Council has declared public safety, health and quality of life as its first priorities for funding in the County budget. The public will have a chance to speak to its priorities at one of six public hearings that have now been scheduled through the county.

  • Sep 29, 2008

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
Kirkland native Jill Kintner holds up her bronze medal she recently won at this summer’s Olympic Games during a visit to Juanita High School. She was also honored the same week by the Kirkland City Council as a “Hometown Hero.”

Bronze-medalist ‘Hometown hero’ returns to alma mater

Some people never forget where they came from.

  • Sep 24, 2008
Kirkland native Jill Kintner holds up her bronze medal she recently won at this summer’s Olympic Games during a visit to Juanita High School. She was also honored the same week by the Kirkland City Council as a “Hometown Hero.”
Toby Nixon

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
Toby Nixon
Kirkland resident Maria Langworthy    Couresty Photo

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
Kirkland resident Maria Langworthy    Couresty Photo

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
Kaytal Keo works on a penmanship lesson in Mrs. Luthra’s class at John Muir Elementary. Keo was one of several students who attended an ELL Jump Start program for incoming kindergarten students who speak English as a second language.

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
Kaytal Keo works on a penmanship lesson in Mrs. Luthra’s class at John Muir Elementary. Keo was one of several students who attended an ELL Jump Start program for incoming kindergarten students who speak English as a second language.
Chef Laraine Corneilson
Chef Laraine Corneilson

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's central business districts. Each zone is rated by city planner's discretion around building heights. Red represents a high level of discretion

Kirkland Council approves delay of downtown development

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

Kirkland's central business districts. Each zone is rated by city planner's discretion around building heights. Red represents a high level of discretion

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
Olympic synchro swimmer Jillian Penner
Olympic synchro swimmer Jillian Penner