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Members of Congress, Dreamers call out Trump administration’s end of DACA at Bellevue event

Four members of Congress stood up on Sept. 21 to let President Donald Trump know ending the DACA program is not only cruel, but stupid.… Continue reading

Redmond Police Department Pro-Act Unit conducts search warrant at Kirkland pawn shop

Following a two-year investigation of illegal business practices at a Kirkland pawn shop, the Redmond Police Department (RPD) Pro-Act Unit conducted a search warrant at… Continue reading

Oktoberfest raises money for local nonprofits

Deputy Mayor Jay Arnold did the honors of tapping the firkin, kicking off the fifth annual Kirkland Oktoberfest, which ran Sept. 22-24 at Marina Park… Continue reading

Sheriff’s Office simplifies Miranda warnings for juveniles

Researchers have found that adolescents often lack the experience, perspective and judgment to recognize and avoid choices that could be detrimental to them. In addition,… Continue reading

  • Sep 28, 2017

State Legislature candidates square off at debate in Redmond

Candidates from the 45th and 48th Washington state legislative districts met one recent Monday evening for a debate on policy issues as they vie for… Continue reading

Viva Volunteers! Fair set for Oct. 14

The 5th annual “Viva Volunteers! Fair” will connect people interested in volunteering with representatives of organizations seeking volunteers. The fair will take place on Oct.… Continue reading

  • Sep 27, 2017

Courts, schools, other agencies address school-to-prison pipeline

As the trend for students to come into contact with the juvenile and adult criminal justice systems continues to rise, the First District Democrats recently… Continue reading

Man trespassed from apartment after wrestling match goes awry | Police blotter for Sept. 14-20

The blotter feature is a description of a small selection of police incidents and calls to the Kirkland Police Department that are dispatched to on-duty… Continue reading

  • Sep 26, 2017

Kirkland Park Board seeks applicants

The City of Kirkland Park Board has one adult vacancy for an unexpired term, ending March 31, 2021. Eligibility requirements for the position are available… Continue reading

  • Sep 26, 2017

After a 2-year trial, are I-405’s toll lanes here to stay?

Lawmakers will decide whether to keep them or end the experiment and try something else.

Kirkland City Council supports Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy

Following a public hearing on Sept. 19, the Kirkland City Council voted 6-1 to pass Resolution R-5270 expressing its support to King County Proposition No.… Continue reading

  • Sep 25, 2017

Russian hackers targeted Washington election systems, Homeland Security confirms

Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman said when her office discovered suspicious IP addresses last year, they had a “high suspicion” the addresses belonged to… Continue reading

Eastside mayors talk challenges at the local, regional level

Some might think traffic would be the focal point in a discussion about challenges facing Eastside communities — but a room full of more than… Continue reading

Man charged with hate crime for incident at Kingsgate Safeway

William Leo Kraft was charged with first-degree robbery, second-degree assault and malicious harassment Sept. 12, according to the King County Prosecutor’s Office. As previously reported,… Continue reading

City of Kirkland honored for financial reporting

For the 12th consecutive year, the City of Kirkland received the Government Finance Officers Association Certificate of Achievement for Financial Reporting. This award is for… Continue reading

  • Sep 21, 2017

Kirkland City Council candidates talk density, housing, transit at local forum

Six of the eight Kirkland City Council candidates talked affordable housing, density, parking and transit, among other things, during a candidates forum hosted by the… Continue reading

One big problem down, two to go: Area legislators discuss last year’s successes and challenges for next session

A coalition of 10 Chambers of Commerce invited legislators from eight area districts to talk about the outcomes of the last legislative session, and to look at what’s ahead.

Washington senate candidates meet in luncheon debate

Seattle CityClub and KIRO 7 will present a luncheon debate between Washington 45th legislative district candidates Manka Dhingra and Jinyoung Lee Englund on Oct. 10,… Continue reading

  • Sep 19, 2017

Man arrested for assaulting another man and stealing his pizza | Police blotter for Sept. 7-13

The blotter feature is a description of a small selection of police incidents and calls to the Kirkland Police Department that are dispatched to on-duty… Continue reading

  • Sep 18, 2017

Local women travel to Syrian refugee camps in Lebanon

With so much hardship around the world, Esther Filip, Rachel Hile and Jessica Dahl wanted to do their part to help those in need. For… Continue reading