Archive | February, 2018

EvergreenHealth Named as One of America’s 100 Best Hospitals

Today, Healthgrades named EvergreenHealth to its 2018 America’s 100 Best Hospitals™ list, recognizing the Kirkland-based health system’s high-quality, patient-centered care for the second consecutive year. The distinction places EvergreenHealth among an elite group of hospitals nationwide, which represent the top 2 percent of more than 4,500 U.S. hospitals, recognized for consistent, year-over-year superior clinical performance across a broad spectrum of care. […]

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Senior Property Tax Relief Forum on March 13th

King County Assessor and Attorney General Representative to address concerns and present options to save money Seniors facing sticker shock from the February 2018 property tax bills will learn how state and local programs can provide some relief at a free public forum on Tuesday, March 13 from 10:30 a.m. to noon in the Council […]

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Make a Splash at Kirkland’s Mermaid Ball

Start an annual tradition by attending the City of Kirkland’s first Mermaid Ball. This fun event is intended for girls between 3 and 10 years old who are accompanied by their fathers, grandfathers, uncles or other father figures. The Mermaid Ball will be held on Friday, March 23, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the […]

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EvergreenHealth Foundation Awarded Tableau Foundation Community Grant to Enhance Forensic Nurse Program Training

The EvergreenHealth Foundation has been awarded an important grant from the Tableau Foundation to enhance and expand training for EvergreenHealth’s Forensic Nurse Program (FNE), which provides skilled, compassionate, specialty care to victims of sexual assault, domestic violence and neglect. In addition to caring for victims with emotional support, nurses who are trained as Forensic Nurse […]

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Letter to the Editor | Cold Hearted Council

Will the City Council continue to ignore the severe impacts of higher property taxes that will probably force homeowners out of their homes, especially those on fixed income? Property tax bills have gone up 18.8 percent, and the RTA vehicle registration tax has more than doubled. The vehicle registration tax is intended for rail service, […]

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Rotary Club of Kirkland Helping Feed Kids

Low income kids in Kirkland know they will receive a meal every day when school is in session. This meal helps make the difference between being nourished for the day or going to bed hungry. With school breaks coming up, Rotary wanted to make sure families in need had a little extra in the coming weeks. Many club members, including President Steve […]

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LETTER | Yes to School Levys

Olympia is struggling with a dual problem–how to address the K-12 teacher shortage crisis and how to amply fund K-12 basic education. Thankfully, Lake Washington School District voters don’t have to wait for the State. We can take decisive action to support our children. The three LWSD ballot measures are critical to funding educational programs, […]

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LETTER | No to Local Property Tax

Dear Editor,   I sometimes wonder if the “higher taxes for schools” people ever stop to think of how these property taxes impact some of the more vulnerable in our community.  If the LWSD increased taxes are added to local bills, taxes on a median home will be about $12,000 a year or $1,000 a […]

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Aquatic Center Proposed at Peter Kirk Park

  Bob Becker of Becker Architects will be presenting to the park board on February 14th for a new proposed swimming facility at Peter Kirk Park. This proposal includes additional space for baseball, swimming, indoor gym activities, tennis, recreational park space, a community hall with kitchen, and additional parking.  The public is welcome to attend […]

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Council Votes to Preserve Affordable Housing and Purchase Land for Women and Family Shelter

The City Council cast two unanimous votes at their February 6 meeting including the purchase of land for a shelter for women and families experiencing homelessness and paving the way to preserve affordable housing in Kirkland. The purchase of property located at 11920 NE 80th Street fulfills part of the Council’s 2015-2016 City Work Program […]

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