Archive | January, 2017

Should Kirkland follow Seattle’s lead and permit “safe-injection” sites for heroin users? [poll]

On Friday, The Washington Post reported that earlier this month the King County Board of Health unanimously voted to endorse the creation of two “safe-injection” sites for heroin users, one located in Seattle and the other to be located elsewhere in King County. Seattle Mayor Ed Murray (D) and King County Executive Down Constantine (D) […]

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Totem Lake Pedestrian Connector Topic of Open House

Public Invited to Comment on Design of Bridge Connecting the Cross Kirkland Corridor with Totem Lake   The public will get its first chance to learn about the Totem Lake Pedestrian Connector Bridge during an open house on Thursday, Feb. 2 at the Kirkland Justice Center. The drop-in style open house begins at 6 p.m. […]

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LETTER | End the Stigma of Mental Illness

According to, one in five Americans have a mental health condition in a given year. I’m very interested in mental health because the illness is generational in my family; and I’ve had to cope with it myself. Once I had a job selling medicines for bipolar, OCD and ADHD. In coping, not only do […]

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Special Community EventDisease vs. Disgrace: Conversations to End Mental Illness Stigma

Thursday, February 2, 2017 6-8 p.m. EvergreenHealth Medical Center, Kirkland Free Register online ( or by calling the Healthline at 425.899.3000. Progress has been made in understanding the complex dimensions of mental illness, but the prevailing stigma of a diagnosis strongly impacts the lives of all those it touches, including their interactions with society, social […]

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Legislative Guest Column by Larry Springer

45th-district Reps. Larry Springer and Roger Goodman prepared the following column to offer their perspectives on Washington’s education-funding crisis.     “Will the Legislature finally address its constitutional obligation to provide our children – all of them – the fully funded education system that assures their dreams will be a reality?”   When we took the oath […]

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Samantha St. John named Interim Executive Director of the Kirkland Chamber of Commerce

The Greater Kirkland Chamber of Commerce recently announced the resignation of Executive Director, Bruce Wynn effective December 31st. The Board of Directors would like to thank Bruce for his five years of service and wish him well in future endeavors.A search committee will be created to oversee the selection of a permanent successor; however the […]

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Welcoming Refugees, Asylum Seekers & Strangers

Public Invited to Interfaith Dinner Dialogue on “Welcoming Refugees, Asylum Seekers & Strangers” F.I.R.E. (Fostering Interfaith Relationships on the Eastside) invites you to the eighth in a series of Dinner Dialogues aimed at fostering interfaith relationships, on Sunday, January 29, 5PM to 8PM, hosted by St. George Coptic Orthodox Church, 13216 NE 100th Street in […]

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