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Design rendering of new PCC Community Markets location (Courtesy of PCC Community Markets)

PCC Community Markets to open relocated Kirkland store

The co-op’s new location will open on March 2, 2022.

Design rendering of new PCC Community Markets location (Courtesy of PCC Community Markets)
State Superintendent Chris Reykdal (Courtesy of OSPI)

State Superintendent recommends change of mask mandate policies in schools, claims ‘landscape’ of pandemic has changed

Meanwhile, the state’s largest public school employees’ union continues support for masks in schools.

State Superintendent Chris Reykdal (Courtesy of OSPI)
Lady Kangs after their KingCo Conference Championship win. Photo credits: Adam Lu.

Lady Kangs and Kangs basketball teams win KingCo Conference Championship

Both teams to play Feb. 15 at LWHS for the SeaKing tournament.

Lady Kangs after their KingCo Conference Championship win. Photo credits: Adam Lu.
A protective mask hanging on a front door. (Sound Publishing file photo)

Inslee: Mask mandate is going away, but not quite yet

Governor said he’ll say exactly when next week. Meanwhile, a pause on elective surgeries will end Feb. 17.

A protective mask hanging on a front door. (Sound Publishing file photo)
Courtesy of City of Kirkland

Concrete drivers’ strike to delay handful of Kirkland projects, including Totem Lake Connector

Project managers are unsure how long it could be until concrete is available.

Courtesy of City of Kirkland
Traffic in South King County. File photo

5 things Democrats didn’t say about their $17B transpo plan

Democrats’ transportation package in the Washington state Legislature, as of Feb. 9, spends lots of money. It also makes new policy. Here are five points… Continue reading

Traffic in South King County. File photo
The East DDC in Redmond (Cameron Sheppard/Sound Publishing)

U.S. House passes postal service reform bill after concerns of facility closures and declining service standards

The bill intends to improve services, expand transparency and to save the agency billions.

The East DDC in Redmond (Cameron Sheppard/Sound Publishing)
Photo courtesy of Lake Washington School District

Lake Washington School District votes on levy renewals

The proposed levies would help provide full funding to schools.

Photo courtesy of Lake Washington School District
Force tactics used by the Kirkland Police Department in all use of force cases from 2016 to 2020. Courtesy of KPD Use of Force Dashboard Draft.

Kirkland seeks community input on police use of force dashboard

Dashboard shows incidents from 2016 to 2020.

Force tactics used by the Kirkland Police Department in all use of force cases from 2016 to 2020. Courtesy of KPD Use of Force Dashboard Draft.
The 62-foot-long mural design and location (courtesy of Austin Picinich)

Community organizations collaborate to plan salmon sustainability mural in Kirkland

The mural will painted at SPUD Fish & Chips and was designed by a 16-year-old artist.

The 62-foot-long mural design and location (courtesy of Austin Picinich)
La Quinta Inn located at 10530 Northup Way. Courtesy of Google.

King County may buy La Quinta Inn as permanent supportive housing location in Kirkland

The city expects a decision on the potential purchase within days or weeks.

La Quinta Inn located at 10530 Northup Way. Courtesy of Google.
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Snoqualmie Indian Tribe and Eastside Fire & Rescue to receive grant-funded emergency aid vehicle

The vehicle will be designed for safe emergency response during viral pandemics.

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Attorney General files lawsuit against COVID testing company

Center for COVID Control operated testing sites in King County.

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Courtesy of King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office

After a record-breaking 2020, gun violence continues to increase in King County

King County Prosecuting Attorney believes pandemic gun violence is part of a national trend.

Courtesy of King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office
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Woman arrested after allegedly pulling gun on gas station employee who asked her to wear a mask

The 33-year-old Spanaway woman has not been charged yet.

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Information on escape vehicle (Screenshot from King County Sheriff’s Office PIO Twitter)

One of five juvenile detention center escapees apprehended

Five inmates escaped from Echo Glen Children’s Center in Snoqualmie in a Ford Fusion on Jan. 26.

Information on escape vehicle (Screenshot from King County Sheriff’s Office PIO Twitter)
Seattle East DDC facility front (Photo by Cameron Sheppard/Sound Publishing)
Seattle East DDC facility front (Photo by Cameron Sheppard/Sound Publishing)

U.S. Rep. Suzan DelBene urges Postmaster General to reconsider closing Eastside mail facility

Workers at the East DDC in Redmond are concerned about how the closure would impact mail service.

Seattle East DDC facility front (Photo by Cameron Sheppard/Sound Publishing)
Seattle East DDC facility front (Photo by Cameron Sheppard/Sound Publishing)
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King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office testifies on behalf of catalytic converter theft bill, suggests additional measures

KCPAO representative emphasized the importance of addressing the demand for the stolen car parts.

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Deputy Police Chief Clint Beck, Sgt. Ethan Nguyen, Navigator Danielle Fernandez and Police Chief Ken Seuberlich at a RADAR commendation ceremony in May of 2021, recognizing Nguyen and Fernandez’s exceptional work. Courtesy photo

$500k grant from DOJ to help reduce use of police force in North King County

North Sound RADAR Program responds to calls within Shoreline, Lake Forest Park, Kenmore, Bothell and Kirkland.

Deputy Police Chief Clint Beck, Sgt. Ethan Nguyen, Navigator Danielle Fernandez and Police Chief Ken Seuberlich at a RADAR commendation ceremony in May of 2021, recognizing Nguyen and Fernandez’s exceptional work. Courtesy photo
The Village at Totem Lake (Screenshot from City of Kirkland Youtube video)

Kirklands’s Village at Totem Lake receives Governor’s Smart Communities Award

The award is granted to exemplary projects that demonstrate positive community collaboration.

The Village at Totem Lake (Screenshot from City of Kirkland Youtube video)