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Bob Neir. Photo courtesy Christopher Neir

Kirkland honors former mayor and councilmember Bob Neir

The longtime Kirkland resident, business owner and civic leader recently died at age 90.

  • Nov 8, 2019
Bob Neir. Photo courtesy Christopher Neir
Exterior of Kirkland Police Department. Blake Peterson/staff photo

Kirkland police, other departments awarded grant

The North Sound RADAR Navigator program received $80,000 for mental health professional services.

Exterior of Kirkland Police Department. Blake Peterson/staff photo
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                                Exterior of Kirkland’s Fire Station 27.

Council approves Kirkland’s share of NORCOM budget

NORCOM provides emergency dispatch services in northeastern King County.

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                                Exterior of Kirkland’s Fire Station 27.

Bliesner leading over Wilkins in LWSD school board race

Eric Laliberte and Christopher Carlson also ran in unopposed races.

  • Nov 6, 2019

Kirkland council race results are in

Initial returns have Nixon, Black and Falcone leading.

  • Nov 6, 2019
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                                Dianne and Dick Haelsig were honored as donors at the LWTech’s Bright Futures Benefit Breakfast on Oct. 29.

LWTech raises more than $250,000 at annual benefit breakfast

The fundraising event supports students with scholarships, program support and emergency funds.

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                                Dianne and Dick Haelsig were honored as donors at the LWTech’s Bright Futures Benefit Breakfast on Oct. 29.

I-976 is passing, worrying transit advocates

The initiative promises $30 car tabs, but opponents say it will destroy state transit infrastructure.

Voters are narrowly rejecting affirmative action

The no camp on affirmative action is winning by just over one point.

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King County Council incumbents ahead, with the exception of Gossett

Preliminary results are in for the King County Council races.

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King County Council authorizes staff to draft road levy ballot measure

The county is projected to run out of capital funding for roads and bridges by 2025.

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Young man out on the town breaks glass front door | Police Blotter

Police blotter for Oct. 10-17.

  • Oct 31, 2019

Kirkland Performance Center shares report with council

Jeff Lockhart, the center’s executive director, gave a presentation at the Oct. 15 meeting.

Man in his 40s dies after colliding with car, railing and pole

The accident happened on an Interstate 405 ramp Tuesday.

  • Oct 30, 2019
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                                LWSD unveiled the new Peter Kirk Elementary School.

Peter Kirk Elementary celebrates grand opening

The grand opening celebration was Oct. 24.

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                                LWSD unveiled the new Peter Kirk Elementary School.

King County parents are still struggling with child care

A new report looks at the effects on parents here and across the state.

Brother suspected of killing half-sister from Kirkland-Kenmore area

David Haggard’s bail set at $2 million, for murder of half-sister Jamie Haggard.

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King County studies broadband access

A report due to the council in January could show opportunities for expansion.

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Exterior of Kirkland City Hall. Blake Peterson/staff photo

Kirkland council moves forward with proposed stormwater facility project

The study resulting from the council’s decision will begin in early 2020.

Exterior of Kirkland City Hall. Blake Peterson/staff photo
A new study argues that many luxury apartment units in Seattle are vacant, damaging the surrounding communities. (Screenshot on Google)

Luxury apartments: Who’s buying King County?

Wealthy investors jack up housing prices in Seattle and beyond.

A new study argues that many luxury apartment units in Seattle are vacant, damaging the surrounding communities. (Screenshot on Google)