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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

Lunch Buddies needed at AG Bell Elementary

AG Bell Elementary is looking for mentors to participate in the school’s Lunch Buddy Program. Volunteers should be able to commit to one hour a week between 12:00-1:00 to be a listener and mentor to a student who would benefit from a little extra one-on-one attention. Lunch Buddies do not provide lunch for their student. For more information visit www.schools.lwsd.org/bell/lunch_buddies.htm or contact Jana Robertson at 425-822-7450 or jrobertson@lwsd.org.

  • Sep 16, 2008
(Left to Right) Front Row:  Ofc. Chuck Pierce
(Left to Right) Front Row:  Ofc. Chuck Pierce

New routes, more trips on Metro

With ridership nearly 7 percent higher than this time last year, Metro Transit is adding two new bus routes and more service on 20 routes throughout King County beginning Saturday, Sept. 20.

  • Sep 16, 2008

Puget Sound Energy plans area upgrade to several projects

Puget Sound Energy is investing approximately $421 million in service-area infrastructure improvements in 2008, of which about $247 million is earmarked for capacity and reliability upgrades, and about $174 million is allocated to meet growing customer needs.

  • Sep 16, 2008
Points on the map indicate areas in Kirkland that have had recent car prowls.

Car prowls continue to plague Kirkland neighborhoods

The urge to enjoy Kirkland’s outdoors in the summer months increasingly seems to draw out a certain type of thief, recent police reports show.

  • Sep 16, 2008
Points on the map indicate areas in Kirkland that have had recent car prowls.
Permitting developments in downtown Kirkland will be blocked by a proposed moratorium

Kirkland City Council considering downtown building moratorium

Building heights in downtown Kirkland will soon get a closer look.

  • Sep 16, 2008
Permitting developments in downtown Kirkland will be blocked by a proposed moratorium
The City of Kirkland will raise property taxes another 1 percent this year but it won't be enough to cover the city's projected short-fall. The city only receives around 15 percent of property tax paid to the state.

Kirkland Hosts Budget Open Houses in September

Financial Condition, Strategies to Balance Budget to be Presented

  • Sep 11, 2008
The City of Kirkland will raise property taxes another 1 percent this year but it won't be enough to cover the city's projected short-fall. The city only receives around 15 percent of property tax paid to the state.
Kirkland Reporter's new editor

Carrie Wood named editor of Kirkland Reporter

Carrie Wood is the new editor of the Kirkland Reporter.

  • Sep 11, 2008
Kirkland Reporter's new editor
Northwest University junior Teresa Garcia (left) and senior Jason Hatcher help new student Kaila Hammond move her belongings from her car to her dorm room.

Orientation week kicks off for Northwest University students

New students had barely pulled up to the curb when all the commotion began.

  • Sep 11, 2008
Northwest University junior Teresa Garcia (left) and senior Jason Hatcher help new student Kaila Hammond move her belongings from her car to her dorm room.

Kirkland Gets Cooler with Green Learning Opportunities

Sustainable September includes free public workshops, educational symposiums and an outdoor Green Festival concurrent with the Kirkland Wednesday Market.

  • Sep 11, 2008

Juanita grad earns WSU scholarship

Crystal V. Gaston will receive a $1,000 Marriott/Cody Rickert Memorial Scholarship for the 2008-2009 academic year at Washington State University.

  • Sep 11, 2008