Disaster Mental Health Support

Health Support Team (HST) is a non-profit organization dedicated to training non-professional volunteers in how to provide mental health support services in the aftermath of natural and man-made disasters.  Utilizing the HST curriculum, class participants will learn how to best help their family, friends and community members cope with emotional shock and stress responses in the aftermath of a disaster.  Areas covered include common responses to disaster and trauma; supportive communication and listening techniques; relaxation and stress reduction techniques; thinking strategies; resiliency development…

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Female Admits Claim of Sexual Assault in Kirkland was Fabricated

On November 11th the Kirkland Police Department received an email from a concerned citizen who had seen a Facebook post by a female stating she had been the victim of a sexual assault in our city and that the Kirkland Police responded but would not investigate the case or even file a police report. The Kirkland Police Department takes all allegations very seriously and the department conducted an investigation to locate the victim in an effort to bring light to the event. The investigation was unable to locate any call of that type being received through our dispatch center and any officers being dispatched to a call. Investigators had no information on the author of the Facebook post as the information had been marked out on the email. Yesterday investigators were finally able to determine who the author of the original post was and interviewed her at her work location in Kirkland.  During the interview the female admitted she had fabricated the entire event and no assault had occurred and the Kirkland Police were never called.  The female cited her reason for posting the false claim as “being distraught over the recent election”…

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LETTER | Unhappy about Dancing Marijuana Sign Holders


I am pretty unhappy to see the advertiser for the local pot store next to Costco dancing and swinging a giant marijuana sign on the corner of 85th and 120th. I was told that this is completely legal and is considered Freedom of Speech. I wish that the City of Kirkland would have taken this into consideration when issuing business licenses. I drive by this corner several times a day with my children and am unhappy to see this sign literally waving in our faces…

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Congratulations, Barbie Collins-Young, Kirkland Downtown Association Executive Director

The Kirkland Downtown Association is proud to announce that Barbie Collins-Young has been promoted to Executive Director. The promotion recognizes the duties that Barbie had performed ever since the reorganization of the KDA in January of 2016.


One of the most recognizable people in downtown Kirkland, Barbie can be seen at virtually every KDA activity, from Clean Sweep to Summerfest to board meetings to this weekend’s Wine Walk and Downtown Decorating. With her boundless energy and cheerful demeanor, Barbie makes it fun for the many volunteers that help keep downtown Kirkland the great place that it is.


Behind the scenes, Barbie advocates for downtown businesses and residents with the Kirkland city government, seeks out sponsorships and grants to help fund the KDA, and does countless other administrative details that keep us compliant as a 501c(3) charitable organization.


Congratulations, Barbie!..

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Kirkland City Council seeks qualified applicants for Position No. 2 vacancy

Applications due 4 p.m. Thursday, December 8, 2016 At its November 15, 2016 meeting, the Kirkland City Council called for letters of interest and resumes from qualified persons seeking appointment to Council Position No. 2. The position will be vacated by the resignation of Shelley Kloba who was elected as State Representative for Legislative District […]

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EvergreenHealth’s Board of Commissioners Appoints Tim McLaughlin as its Newest Member

Experienced financial executive and long-time Redmond resident fills Redmond/Sammamish board seat


EvergreenHealth’s Board of Commissioners formally appointed Tim McLaughlin as its newest board member this week. After a thorough search and selection process, the board selected Mr. McLaughlin to fill the seat that represents the Redmond/Sammamish area. The position was held formerly by Auggie Kempf, who announced his retirement in September…

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Kiwanis Club Of Kirkland Christmas Tree Lot Opens November 25

With Christmas approaching quickly, the Kiwanis Club of Kirkland is gearing up for their biggest fundraiser of the year.  Since 1971, the club has sold Christmas trees, Wreaths, Gourmet Nuts, Delicious Delights and See’s Candy with all funds going to support the children of the Kirkland community.


The tree lot is located in the parking lot of Juanita Beach Park.  It opens Friday, November 25 (the day after Thanksgiving) and will stay open until December 23 or until the trees are gone.  Last year things sold out early, so be sure not to wait too long!


Tree Lot hours will be 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday…

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