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City Recognized as Bicycle Friendly Community

  Kirkland’s years of effort to make the City friendlier to bicycling were rewarded earlier this month by the League of American Bicyclists when they recognized the City as a bronze level Bicycle Friendly Community. The award recognizes Kirkland’s commitment to improving conditions for bicycling through investment in bicycling promotion, education programs, infrastructure and pro-bicycling […]

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Preparedness for People with Pets

The greater Seattle area is home to more companion animals than children. You’ve probably got at least one go-bag for you and your human family members. But what would you do with your four-legged family in case of an emergency? Preparing Pets for Disasters helps responders prepare by teaching them how to identify and safely […]

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Pet license community outreach and education program begins May 7 in Kirkland neighborhoods

Pet licensing community outreach will begin in Kirkland neighborhoods on May 7.  Regional Animal Services of King County (RASKC) has hired staff to conduct door-to-door canvassing to educate Kirkland residents about licensing requirements and ensure all cats and dogs are properly licensed. County staff will visit neighborhoods in the Bridle Trails, South Rose Hill and […]

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Traffic Alert: Kirkland Mother’s Day Half Marathon, May 14

  Commuters should expect traffic delays due to the Kirkland Mother’s Day Half Marathon event to be held at Juanita Beach Park on Sunday, May 14, 2017. A course map is posted online at Course impacts will include lane closures and/or delays from approximately 5:00 a.m. until noon. Detours will be in place. Road closures […]

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Kirkland Earns Title: 2017 Washington State Recycler of the Year

Solid Waste Division honored for creativity and hard work     On May 9, the Washington State Recycling Association (WSRA) will honor the City of Kirkland’s Solid Waste division as its Public Agency Recycler of the Year for 2016. Nine other organizations, businesses and individuals will receive awards for their outstanding recycling achievements, held at […]

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Help Bridge Totem Lake’s Past, Present and Future

Kirkland’s leaders are asking the public to vote on a favorite concept for the Totem Lake Connector     The City of Kirkland is surveying residents and businesses to help the City Council select a Totem Lake Connector bicycle and pedestrian bridge concept to advance to the next phase of design.   Residents can take […]

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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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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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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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