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Kirkland Police Department

Between Wednesday, July 9, and Tuesday, July 15, the Kirkland Police Department reported 314 traffic violations, 29 alarm calls, 27 thefts, 27 noise complaints, 24 assaults (14 domestic violence), 19 car accidents, 16 burglaries, and 16 vehicle prowls. At least 51 people were arrested.

  • Jul 28, 2008

Kirkland’s elder statesman

(Part Three of a three part series highlighting three men who helped define the Kirkland of today.)

  • Jul 23, 2008

Kirkland hires legal help to solve memo mess

The appearance of an outside legal adviser on the city’s payroll could spell trouble for one or more council members following a tumultuous July 1 meeting.

  • Jul 22, 2008

Principal, councilman dedicated his life to public service

If you grew up in Kirkland, chances are Everly “Ev” Cox touched your life in some way.

Three local science teachers join Fred Hutch labs for summer

Three science teachers from Kirkland are this summer joining about 30 science teachers from Washington – plus two from Singapore and one from Australia – in spending part of their vacation at “summer school,” working beside scientists in research laboratories at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and several other partner sites throughout Seattle. The summer workshop, which runs July 14-30, will host teachers from nearly 20 communities throughout the state and abroad.

  • Jul 21, 2008

Eye doctor chosen as outstanding teacher

Kirkland ophthalmologist and University of Washington instructor Dr. Jennifer Lee was last month named the UW department of ophthalmology’s 2007-2008 outstanding teacher of the year during its 34th annual Resident Alumni Day.

  • Jul 21, 2008

Intern wins Houghton an ice cream party

A Houghton cul-de-sac will this weekend be one of 1,500 neighborhoods across the country treated to its very own ice cream block party.

  • Jul 21, 2008

Kirkland girl finalist in Miss Wash. pageant

Kirkland’s Lindsey Brown, 12, was recently chosen as a finalist in the National American Miss Washington Pageant, which will be held Aug. 29 at the Hilton Hotel in Bellevue.

  • Jul 21, 2008

Program offers language help to immigrants

Many Eastside residents previously stymied by language difficulties are now able to get help for their families thanks to the full launch of the Eastside Cultural Navigator Program.

  • Jul 21, 2008

Pie-making experts

When it comes to Rose Hill, keylime pie takes the cake. Gretchen Moosbrugger won first place for her keylime pie at the North Rose Hill Neighborhood Annual Picnic at Woodlands Park on July 19.

  • Jul 21, 2008

City still looking to fill Design Board post

The Kirkland City Council has extended the application deadline for the Design Review Board vacancy to Aug. 21. The Council is specifically seeking persons with professional experience in landscape architecture to fill this seat.

  • Jul 21, 2008

Journal offers glimpse into early life in Kirkland

Harry D. French’s journal is not a window into his soul. It is a peek into his life, and that of the other early settlers in Pleasant Bay. By the time Harry put pen to paper in 1880 he was in his early 30s, and his family was one of several living in our area.

  • Jul 21, 2008

Six businesses named best places to recycle

Six Kirkland businesses were last week named to King County’s list of the Best Workplace for Recycling in 2008. Google, Chameleon Technologies, Champagne’ Design, Eco Cartridge Store, Otak and Poggemeyer Design Group all made the list.

  • Jul 21, 2008

I-405 south closed three weekends next month

Removal of the Wilburton Tunnel will close southbound Interstate 405 in south Bellevue for three August weekends while giant hydraulic excavators crunch away at the 36-year old Wilburton Tunnel.

  • Jul 21, 2008

Kirkland woman senteced to 22 months, ordered to repay nearly $1 million, for embezzlement scheme

A Kirkland woman who embezzled nearly $1 million from Microsoft in her job as a program manager was sentenced today to 22 months in prison and three months of supervised release.

  • Jul 18, 2008

Faulty light switch suspected in Totem Lake fire

A fire that ripped through two stories of an apartment building in Totem Lake yesterday and took 19 fire units from at least five fire departments to contain...

  • Jul 18, 2008

Kirkland drowning victim identified

The King County Medical Examiner has identified the 36-year-old Kirkland man who went missing on the Snoqualmie River last month as Curtis Hall.

  • Jul 17, 2008

Transit center open house next week

The city is hosting a community open house to review the design for a new Kirkland transit center on Third Street between Central Way and Kirkland Avenue on Wednesday, July 23, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at City Hall.

  • Jul 16, 2008