Kirkland Rotary assists the community and Santa!

Rotarians from the Kirkland Club put on a breakfast, gift shopping and Santa visit for 25 families and 33 kids. Fred Meyer opened their doors on Saturday morning the 17th of December and families with their kids shopped with the assistance of a Rotarian and a gift card. The store gave a discount and an express […]

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Kiwanis Club of Kirkland Tree Lot A Huge Success

The Kirkland community and surrounding neighborhoods came through once again this year in its support of the Kiwanis Club of Kirkland’s Christmas Tree Lot.  The lot opened the day after Thanksgiving and officially sold its last tree on December 13, raising approximately $30,000. The Kiwanis Club is grateful to the community for the loyalty and support it has shown over the years…

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Jon Pascal Appointed By City Council to Fill Vacancy Left By Kloba

City Council Appoints Jon Pascal to Fill Upcoming Vacancy in Council Position 2

Pascal to Replace Shelley Kloba Effective January 1, 2017


At a special meeting of the Kirkland City Council today, the Council appointed Jon Pascal to fill an upcoming vacancy. Council Position 2 will be vacated by Shelley Kloba who resigned effective December 31, 2016. Kloba was elected to serve Legislative District 1 in the State House of Representatives in the November 8, 2016 general election.  Mr. Pascal will be sworn in at the January 3 City Council meeting. Pascal’s term is effective January 1, 2017 through the certification of the 2017 general election. 


Pascal’s appointment capped the special meeting which included interviews with the five finalist candidates that advanced on December 13 for consideration to fill the vacancy…

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Top Ten Things to Bring to the 15th Annual Kirkland Polar Bear Plunge, Jan. 1 @1PM

The 15th Annual unofficial Polar Bear Plunge (the first and therefore the BIGGEST event of 2017) is rapidly approaching and we have received a few questions as to what one should wear. So, we have put together a list of the Top 10 Things to Bring to the Polar Bear Plunge. The most important thing to bring is a sense of humor. There are few events in town which prompt more laughter from participants and onlookers alike…

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Kirkland Police Arrest Suspects on Multiple Identity Theft and Fraud Charges

On December 14th, the Kirkland Police Department responded to a local hotel in the Totem Lake area for a report of a disturbance between a male and female. The female stated that she had been assaulted by her boyfriend, who had since fled the scene. Officers were able to persuade the male to return back to the area, where he was located and arrested on the domestic charges…

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Kirkland Police Arrest Juvenile in Stabbing Incident

Kirkland Police responded at 6:46 pm last night to a report of several juveniles fighting in the 132nd Square Park. The park is located at the intersection of NE 132nd St and 132nd AVE NE. Officers arrived and located a male juvenile in the park with two stab wounds to his right leg.  Another male juvenile was contacted at a nearby residence where he had fled to after stabbing the other juvenile. The victim was transported to Evergreen Hospital and treated for his non-life threatening wounds.  The second juvenile was placed under arrest for Assault in the 2nd Degree and transported to a juvenile facility.  The individuals knew each other and the confrontation was a result of accusations and comments conducted mostly over social media sites…

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EvergreenHealth Nurse Susan Johnson Honored as a March of Dimes Nurse of the Year

EvergreenHealth is proud to announce Susan Johnson, RN, received the March of Dimes 2016 Nurse of the Year award in the Community Health and Public Health category.

Johnson, who is a nurse in EvergreenHealth’s Redmond Emergency Department, was selected out of more than 260 nominees and received the honor for her continued dedication and work on behalf of victims of sexual assault, domestic violence and human trafficking.

“We congratulate Susan on this award and thank her for working diligently to address these critically important issues for our patients and the community,” said EvergreenHealth CEO Bob Malte. “This honor is well deserved and is especially meaningful as it recognizes Susan for her exemplary work within her passion.”…

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Applicants for City Council Position Narrowed to Five

Interviews to be scheduled soon; appointment expected in January


Kirkland City Council voted last night to narrow the list of 26 applicants for Council position 2 to five candidates including: 

Dianne Bell

Colleen Cullen

Andy Held

Tom Neir

Jon Pascal



A special meeting of the Council will be held between now and January 17 to interview the candidates. It is the intent of the Council to appoint the new Councilmember to fill Position 2 at that special meeting, but if circumstances dictate, the appointment may be made at a later meeting.


Councilmember Shelley Kloba submitted her resignation letter at the December 13 Council Special Meeting due to her election as State Representative for Legislative District 1. Her resignation is effective December 31, 2016.


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Kirkland Police Arrest Suspects in Elder Financial Abuse Case

On 11/15/2016, Kirkland Police Detectives arrested two suspects in Puyallup on suspicion of Elder financial abuse, Identity Theft and Forgery.  The suspects are the adult daughter and grandson of the 87 year old female victim. They are accused of methodically stealing funds through abuse of power of attorney, deception and forgery.  The suspects fraudulently opened financial accounts and diverted Social Security and pension payments totaling over $150,000.  The suspects were booked into King County Jail.

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