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The current Kirkland City Council (Screenshot from City of Kirkland website)

Kirkland leaders write letter to the county expressing support for “imminent” homeless shelter

Kirkland City Council wants the community to be engaged and have input regarding the shelter.

 

King County Executive Dow Constantine (Screenshot from King County website)

King County Executive announces million in in affordable housing funding for construction and preservation

Several Eastside organizations and projects are slated to receive funding.

 

U.S. Sen. Patty Murray, D-WA, who pushed for broadband funding in Washington schools. (Screenshot from murray.senate.gov)

American Rescue Plan Act funding approved for broadband investments in WA schools

U.S. Sen. Patty Murray pushed for the funding, which will benefit several King County school districts.

 

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City of Kirkland wants community feedback on police use of force data dashboard

The use of force dashboard offers a variety of police use of force data to the public.

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Non-profit sponsors study on how the pandemic impacted arts and culture in Puget Sound

The study helped identify challenges faced by residents and cultural organizations in Washington

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WA lawmakers propose making companies responsible for recycling improvements

SB 5697 would compel industries to report data, invest in infrastructure, meet standards.

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Unions: 2021 hosted a record number of workplace safety complaints vs. hospitals

Healthcare workers’ unions are supporting legislation that would implement safer staffing standards.

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Trash piles up in King County neighborhoods after agency postpones service for weeks

Collection company initially cited weather as the reason, but now a strike interferes.

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Screenshot from King County Council meeting

King County Council approves new leadership, committee structure and assignments

The leadership positions and committee assignments will last through 2022.

Screenshot from King County Council meeting
Courtesy of 4Culture
Courtesy of 4Culture
Design rendering of the planned development in the Totem Lake neighborhood in Kirkland. (Courtesy of American Capital Group)

Land acquired for mixed-use development in Totem Lake neighborhood

Development will become nearly 500 units of housing and 11,000 square feet of commercial space.

Design rendering of the planned development in the Totem Lake neighborhood in Kirkland. (Courtesy of American Capital Group)
Snoqualmie Casino. Courtesy photo

Kirkland-based company sues to challenge ‘tribal gaming monopoly’ in Washington

Company called the state’s policy an “erroneous application of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act.”

Snoqualmie Casino. Courtesy photo
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Widespread burnout among healthcare workers prompts change at hospitals

Healthcare workers unions are supporting HB 1868 and companion bill SB 5715.

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Fate of Redmond’s East DDC in question following federal push for US Postal Service consolidation (Photo by Cameron Sheppard/Sound Publishing)

Postal workers concerned about USPS consolidation, impact on region’s mail delivery

Cities affected would be Mercer Island, Bellevue, Issaquah, North Bend, Snoqualmie, Snoqualmie Pass, Carnation, Duvall, Fall City, Mill Creek, Bothell, Woodinville, Lynnwood, Edmonds, Kirkland and Redmond.

Fate of Redmond’s East DDC in question following federal push for US Postal Service consolidation (Photo by Cameron Sheppard/Sound Publishing)
Jeff Duchin, Health Officer for Public Health — Seattle King County. (Screenshot from Zoom meeting)

King County health expert is ‘mind-boggled’ by spread of Omicron variant

Omicron wave could peak by mid-January, according to predictions.

Jeff Duchin, Health Officer for Public Health — Seattle King County. (Screenshot from Zoom meeting)
Courtesy of Leesa Manion

Leesa Manion, chief of staff for the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, to run for county prosecutor

Announcement comes the same day that Dan Satterberg announced he would not run for re-election.

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top left: Penny Sweet, top right: Jay Arnold, bottom left: Jon Pascal, bottom right: Neal Black (screenshot from city council meeting)

Recently elected Kirkland City Council members sworn-in

All four were re-elected in the November 2021 elections

top left: Penny Sweet, top right: Jay Arnold, bottom left: Jon Pascal, bottom right: Neal Black (screenshot from city council meeting)
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Lakeview Elementary students must eat lunch outside during winter cold

Lake Washington School District spokesperson says students eat outdoors if temperatures are not below 38 degrees.

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Kirkland to host annual New Years Polar Bear Plunge

Event will take place on Saturday, Jan. 22.

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Kenmore Middle School. Photo courtesy of Northshore School District

Kenmore man charged after assaulting referee at middle school basketball game

The 72-year-old referee suffered a broken nose and cheekbone

Kenmore Middle School. Photo courtesy of Northshore School District