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Local trash men trained to spot crime

Local trash collection agency Waste Management announced last week a new partnership with Eastside law enforcement agencies to help drivers report crime -- if they see it.

  • May 30, 2008

Council wrap: Kirkland deserves more buses

Fresh from its retreat in La Conner, the City Council met for its April 1 meeting facing a full agenda of development and environmental issues.

  • May 30, 2008

Police Blotter

Kirkland Police Department

  • May 30, 2008
“Citizens for One Kirkland” member Johanna Palmer led a discussion about annexation at Heritage Hall last Saturday.

Annexation group makes PAA pitch

Annexation proponents “Citizens for One Kirkland” talked up reasons for the incorporation of their neighborhoods into the city at a community forum at Heritage Hall last Saturday.

  • May 30, 2008
“Citizens for One Kirkland” member Johanna Palmer led a discussion about annexation at Heritage Hall last Saturday.
Steve Brustkern shows off his mason bees.

Local man trying to take sting out of bee shortage

A disease that has killed off honeybees and devastated crop production along the West Coast has some Northwest farmers growing uneasy.

  • May 30, 2008
Steve Brustkern shows off his mason bees.

The new blotter: a primer

The Police Log is available to the public, free of charge, during Kirkland Police Department business hours Monday through Friday. A small number of the calls to police on a weekly basis are excerpted in the Kirkland Courier-Reporter. These summaries are prefaced by a brief synopsis describing significant numbers or important types of calls received.

  • May 30, 2008

In Brief

The Seattle Seahawks aren’t leaving Kirkland for Renton just yet. Team president Tim Ruskell said the Seahawks will hold training camp at Northwest University for one more year because of uncertainty over the timetable with the team’s new facility in Renton.

  • May 30, 2008
Sharon VonClasen poses behind a plastic-bars set up as a Muscular Dystrophy Association volunteer takes her picture after she was “arrested” and “served time” at a mock jail at the Wilde Rover last Thursday. Each participant made phone calls to raise money for their “bail.” The event raised over $26
Sharon VonClasen poses behind a plastic-bars set up as a Muscular Dystrophy Association volunteer takes her picture after she was “arrested” and “served time” at a mock jail at the Wilde Rover last Thursday. Each participant made phone calls to raise money for their “bail.” The event raised over $26

North Rose Hill votes in three improvements

The results are in for the latest neighborhoods improvement projects under Kirkland’s popular Neighborhood Connections program.

  • May 30, 2008

In Brief

A Kirkland neighborhood taskforce is ready to present proposed safety improvements to Slater Avenue to residents who live along the corridor between N.E. 97th Street and N.E. 112th Place.

  • May 30, 2008
Social marketing consultant Nancy Lee (second from right) shares results of Kirkland’s pedestrian flag study with Seattle City Councilwomen Sally Clark and Jan Drago (from far left) as David Godfrey of Kirkland Public Works (middle) and Kirkland Deputy Mayor Joan McBride (far right) look on outside the Epicurean Edge on Central Way. McBride was giving Drago and Clark a tour of Kirkland’s sidewalks last Friday to demonstrate the city’s pedestrian safety initiatives. The Seattle Council is now working on a number of activities related to pedestrian safety.
Social marketing consultant Nancy Lee (second from right) shares results of Kirkland’s pedestrian flag study with Seattle City Councilwomen Sally Clark and Jan Drago (from far left) as David Godfrey of Kirkland Public Works (middle) and Kirkland Deputy Mayor Joan McBride (far right) look on outside the Epicurean Edge on Central Way. McBride was giving Drago and Clark a tour of Kirkland’s sidewalks last Friday to demonstrate the city’s pedestrian safety initiatives. The Seattle Council is now working on a number of activities related to pedestrian safety.

Eastside railway tracks to stay

Reversing an earlier position, King County Executive Ron Sims last week announced his support for preserving the tracks along a 42-mile BNSF Railway corridor running through Kirkland from Snohomish to Renton.

  • May 30, 2008

Council tables annexation indefinitely

Despite pressure and incentives from county and state officials, Kirkland’s Potential Annexation Area (PAA), which includes Kingsgate, Juanita and Finn Hill, will stay part of King County for now.

  • May 30, 2008

Trend in housing market is dropping prices

Like tulips and daffodils heralding spring, rising prices typically mark the end of the real estate winter slumber -- until this year.

  • May 30, 2008

Nokia moving into Parkplace offices

Nokia has become the latest high-tech giant to call downtown Kirkland home, last week announcing it will move into a 25,000-square-foot space at Parkplace sometime this summer.

  • May 30, 2008

Police Blotter

Kirkland Police Department

  • May 30, 2008

City pondering new downtown parking plan

Aggressive enforcement of two downtown parking lots may have worked to keep spaces free and visitors moving along in the past, but no longer.

  • May 30, 2008

Sheriff’s Department could thin deputy ranks by 100

Slashes in the King County budget may force Sheriff Sue Rahr to cut as many as 100 deputies from the county roster, she told members of the Sammamish Chamber of Commerce last week.

  • May 30, 2008
(Above) Greg Rock

Gas prices starting to affect local dealerships

Rising gas prices and fears of a recession are beginning to impact local car sales, Kirkland dealerships say.

  • May 30, 2008
(Above) Greg Rock

Police Blotter

Kirkland Police Department

  • May 30, 2008