Tom Neir announces run for Kirkland City Council

Tom has announced he is a candidate for Position No. 2 on the Kirkland City Council, a position formerly held by Shelly Kloba, our new state legislator. Tom grew-up in Kirkland, attended Lake View Elementary, Kirkland Junior High and graduated from Lake Washington High School and the University of Washington.  He played baseball when Kirkland […]

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The Kirkland Cemetery’s Forgotten Pioneers: Kirkland Historian and Author Matt McCauley to speak at Heritage Hall, Wednesday April 26, 7pm as the Kirkland Heritage Society’s April Program.  

Founded in 1890, the Kirkland Cemetery is part of the City of Kirkland’s park system and Kirkland author Matt McCauley, the cemetery’s unofficial historian, says that the Victorian vision of cemeteries was consistent with designating them parks: “Kirkland was to have been a steel manufacturing company-owned town. The cemetery was part of the original 1888 […]

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Two Alarm Apartment Fire Damages 12 Units

Quick response enables successful evacuation resulting in only one injury   A quick response by Kirkland Firefighters to a 3:30 a.m. two alarm fire at the Forbes Creek Apartments in the 10,000 block of 113th Court NE resulted in the successful evacuation of nine families. One occupant was transferred to Harborview Medical Center suffering burn injuries. […]

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Local students seek support to compete in international competition

Destination Imagination is a creativity and teamwork based worldwide competition that our Kirkland team has been participating in together for 5 years! We compete in the Engineering Challenge, in which we must create and perform a skit, complete with props, costumes, and a backdrop, about two countries solving an international problem. Additionally, we must create […]

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Tony Award Winner Laura Benanti to Perform at KPC

Kirkland Performance Center (KPC) is proud to present American television actress, musical theater icon, and songwriter, Laura Benanti. She will take the KPC stage this upcoming May for an intimate solo performance. Tickets are still available. A multifaceted artist, Laura Benanti is a highly celebrated Tony Award-winner, with over five Tony nominations for varying theater […]

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Growing Up Black in Kirkland in the 1960’s

Clyde Merriwether moved to what was then the Town of Houghton in 1961 with his parents and his older sister, Chrystal. His folks had purchased a beautiful home on four acres with a spectacular view of the lake. Clyde enrolled at the old Kirkland Junior High and went on to graduate from Lake Washington High […]

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LETTER | A Shout-out to Shawn

On any given day you might see a tall, thin man dripping sweat while hauling old tires, bottles, and half-buried debris out of thickets next to the Cross Kirkland Corridor. Shawn Etchevers has been volunteering for parks and greenbelt cleaning, or doing it quietly on his own, for at least 15 years. “I detest trash […]

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Kirkland Police Investigate Possible Murder-Suicide

Husband and Wife located Inside Residence in Highlands Neighborhood On April 16th at approximately 11:00am, Kirkland Police responded to a private residence in the 10300 block of 113th Ct. NE. on a report of a deceased male. The male was discovered by a family member who had not heard from the man and had come […]

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LETTER | Car Thieves are getting high-tech

Editor: Apparently, car thieves are getting really high-tech: On Sunday night a 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe was stolen from a “secure,” gated downtown Kirkland condo garage. The car doors were locked and the key, an electronic “proximity fob,” was in the owner’s condo unit 2 floors above the garage. The car requires the fob to […]

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