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The implicit bias trainings came about in part because of a November 2018 racial-profiling incident at Menchie’s (pictured). Staff photo/Andy Nystrom

How is Kirkland addressing implicit bias?

The city council was updated on recent implicit bias trainings undergone by Kirkland staffers.

The implicit bias trainings came about in part because of a November 2018 racial-profiling incident at Menchie’s (pictured). Staff photo/Andy Nystrom

Swedish Medical Center nurses could send notification of strike by year’s end

Union reps say negotiations have stalled since they began in April.

Best of the Kirkland police blotter

Reporter has compiled the best of the Kirkland blotter for reading pleasure.

  • Dec 27, 2019

Who owns King County forestlands?

It’s a hodgepodge mix, but large investment companies own a substantial chunk.

Getting to know new Kirkland Councilmember Neal Black

Fresh to the Kirkland City Council, Black has roots in law and Houghton Community Council.

Retiring judge Lambo reflects on 14 years at Kirkland municipal court

His career included time as an officer with Bellevue police.

A train route that would shuttle people between Eastern and Western Washington could tie in with the proposed ultra-high-speed rail between B.C. and Portland. Photo courtesy RobertStafford/Pixabay.com

Catch a train: WA considers an Auburn to Spokane rail line

An east-west route could tie in with the proposed ultra-high-speed rail between B.C. and Portland.

A train route that would shuttle people between Eastern and Western Washington could tie in with the proposed ultra-high-speed rail between B.C. and Portland. Photo courtesy RobertStafford/Pixabay.com

Kirkland officer’s use of force within policy and procedures; profanity violated department policy

Joint statement from police chief Cherie Harris and city manager Kurt Triplett.

  • Dec 20, 2019

Roommate pawns stolen jewelry and gets $482 | Police Blotter

Police blotter for Dec. 5-12.

  • Dec 18, 2019

Prep work on Totem Lake Connector bridge begins this week

Drivers should expect traffic delays.

Regional homelessness authority approved by King County, Seattle

The authority will consolidate crisis response and services into one entity.

Local high school students organized Kirkland’s second climate strike. A group of protesters met with Mayor Penny Sweet to discuss the city’s plans to address the climate crisis. Madison Miller / staff photo

Eastside students organize second climate strike in Kirkland

Organized by local high school students, a climate strike was held at Marina Park.

Local high school students organized Kirkland’s second climate strike. A group of protesters met with Mayor Penny Sweet to discuss the city’s plans to address the climate crisis. Madison Miller / staff photo

Boeing Renton plant to halt 737 Max production

Suspension expected to begin in January

Lawmakers aim to act on guns and pot, taxes and apples

There’s a wide range of subjects they hope to address when the 2020 session begins next month.

Media day at OMF to show off the first Siemens Link light rail vehicle June 19, 2019. File photo

King, Pierce county officials want answers on Sound Transit fare enforcement disparities

The transit agency reported in October that black riders were more likely than others to get fined.

Media day at OMF to show off the first Siemens Link light rail vehicle June 19, 2019. File photo
Photo courtesy of city of Kirkland 
                                One of the vans in King County Metro’s Community Connections project.

Kirkland solidifies new carpooling program

The rideshare pilot is part of King County Metro’s Community Connections project.

Photo courtesy of city of Kirkland 
                                One of the vans in King County Metro’s Community Connections project.
Blake Peterson/staff photo
                                City staff cut the ribbon in front of the facility.

Kirkland celebrates new parks maintenance facility

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on Dec. 9.

Blake Peterson/staff photo
                                City staff cut the ribbon in front of the facility.

Despite concerns, homelessness authority moves toward final Seattle vote

Seattle’s homelessness committee aligned the city’s plan with King County’s.

King County’s current climate action plan was adopted in 2015 and has provided a blueprint for reducing emissions and preparing for climate change. File photo

King County approves environmental justice provision

An update to the King County climate action plan should include an environmental justice framing as it’s developed over the coming months. The King County… Continue reading

King County’s current climate action plan was adopted in 2015 and has provided a blueprint for reducing emissions and preparing for climate change. File photo

Caller upset over cat in cafeteria | Police Blotter

Police blotter for Nov. 29-Dec. 5.

  • Dec 12, 2019