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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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Kelly Dylla named Executive Director of Kirkland Arts Center

Kirkland Arts Center announced today that Kelly Dylla has been named Executive Director. Kelly brings a wealth of experience in cultural organization leadership to Kirkland’s flagship visual arts center. “I am so excited to join the Kirkland Arts Center, already a thriving community where all are welcome to make art,” said Dylla. “In the years […]

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Help Remove Invasive Plants on the Cross Kirkland Corridor

Monday, April 3 9 to 11 am We’ll be working south of Kirkland Way (red “x” on map). Parking available on Railroad Avenue (red “P” on map). Bring long handled loppers and water (I’ll have a few extra tools) Wear long pants, long sleeves, sturdy shoes, and gloves (leather are best for blackberries) We’ll be hacking out blackberries and scotch broom For more information contact karen@nwnative.us.

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