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Keep leaves and debris out of storm drains this fall to prevent flooding
Police News, All Kirkland News
With the autumn season upon us and long-range weather forecasts predicting more rain than usual, it’s more important than ever to keep Kirkland’s stormwater drainage system flowing freely.
City Begins Distributing Funds from Small Business Relief Fund Grant Program
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During the month of October, the City of Kirkland will begin distributing $5,000 grants through the Kirkland CARES Small Business Relief Fund.
Kirkland Now Accepts E-Checks for Permit Payments
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The Kirkland Building Services Department is excited to announce a swifter, more streamlined building permit payment process that allows customers to pay permit fees directly from their checking accounts.
September 23 Update: Kirkland Houghton Beach Homicide
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The investigation into a homicide that occurred on the evening of September 16, 2020 at Houghton Beach Park has been rapidly progressing. The Kirkland Police Department needs your continued help in finding more information on the suspects involved.
Update: Kirkland Houghton Beach Homicide
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The Kirkland Police Department needs your help finding more information on two suspects in a homicide that occurred on the evening of September 16, 2020 at Houghton Beach Park.
City of Kirkland Opens up Playgrounds in Response to Increased Mask Wearing and Social Distancing
All Kirkland News
In response to higher rates of mask wearing and greater attention to social distancing, the City of Kirkland Parks and Community Services Department reopened playgrounds today, Monday, September 21, that had been closed earlier this year to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Juanita Friday Market Cancelled on 9/18 Due to Poor Air Quality
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The Juanita Friday Market is cancelled today, September 18, due to poor air quality resulting from wildfires in the pacific northwest.
UPDATE: Kirkland Police Investigate Shooting at Houghton Beach Park
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The investigation is currently underway and Kirkland Police investigators are asking if you have any information about the shooting please call Detective A. Haas at 425-587-3505.
Kirkland Police Continue to Investigate Shooting at Houghton Beach Park
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Houghton Beach Park remains closed this morning while the Kirkland Police investigate last night's shooting.
Public input wanted to help site a new recycling and garbage transfer station in northeast King County
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King County’s Solid Waste Division seeks the public’s input in identifying a location for a new, modern recycling and garbage transfer station scheduled to begin operating in northeast King County in 2027. Applications are now being accepted through Oct. 5 for seats on a Siting Advisory Committee that will meet monthly from October 2020 to June 2021.
Juanita Friday Market Cancelled on 9/11 Due to Unhealthy Air Quality
All Kirkland News
The Juanita Friday Market is cancelled today, September 11, due to "unhealthy" air quality resulting from wildfires in the pacific northwest.
Active Recreation Services Cancelled Due to Unhealthy Air Quality
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Solve the Riddles of “Kirkland’s Treasured Past” to win Prizes
All Kirkland News
Adults, 18-years and older, are invited to participate in a scavenger hunt through Kirkland’s treasured past with chances to win $1000 worth of prizes.
Kirkland Fire Department Issues Burn Ban
All Kirkland News
Effectively immediately, the Kirkland Fire Department is issuing a safety burn ban.
Safer Fall Recycling Events Provide Drop-Off Recycling Options in Kirkland
Police News, All Kirkland News
This fall, the Kirkland community can recycle many difficult-to-recycle items at special events designed to limit the risk of exposure to COVID-19.
City Announces Kirkland CARES Grant Opportunity for Local Small Businesses
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The City of Kirkland is making grants to small businesses and nonprofits that were negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic during the second quarter of 2020 (April 1 to June 30).
Parade Your Pooch Virtually at Dog Days of Kirkland
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Give them something to bark about and enter Kirkland Park and Community Service’s virtual Dog Days contest.
Kirkland Place for Families and Women Announces its Grand Opening
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All are invited to attend the virtual grand opening of the Kirkland Place for Families and Women on Wednesday, August 19 at 10 a.m.
City Welcomes Vibrant New Art on Park Lane
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The City of Kirkland, the Kirkland Cultural Arts Commission, Hinojos & Jimenez Art, and Centro Cultural Mexicano of Redmond invite our residents and guests to enjoy a brand-new public art exhibition positioned along Park Lane.
No Kirkland City Council Meeting Tuesday, August 18
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There is no Kirkland City Council meeting on Tuesday, August 18. The next Council meeting takes place Tuesday, September 1, 2020. For more information about Kirkland City Council meetings visit our webpage.
Kirkland Municipal Court Extends Amnesty on Collections Fees for Outstanding Tickets and Fines to August 31
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Collection fees on outstanding tickets and fines with the Kirkland Municipal Court will not have to be paid through August 31, 2020.
City Council Approves Resolution 5434: Affirming that Black Lives Matter and Approving the Framework for Kirkland to Become a Safe, Inclusive and Welcoming Community
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During their meeting on Tuesday, August 4, 2020, the Kirkland City Council approved Resolution 5434: Affirming that Black Lives Matter and Approving the Framework for Kirkland to Become a Safe, Inclusive and Welcoming Community Through Actions to Improve the Safety and Respect of Black People in Kirkland and End Structural Racism by Partnering with Those Most Affected.
City of Kirkland to Close Houghton Beach Parking Lot and Selected Docks to Discourage Large Gatherings
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Starting on Wednesday, July 29, the City of Kirkland will be closing the parking lot and pier at Houghton Beach Park and the pier at David Brink Park. These closures are to help address the frequent large gatherings that have been occurring at these locations in violation of state health directives.
City of Kirkland Implements Changes in Parks in Response to COVID-19
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Starting on Monday, July 27, the City of Kirkland will be opening Lee Johnson Field for evening activities and closing waterfront parks, docks and piers at 9 p.m.
Statement from Kirkland City Council Condemning Recent Vandalism to Black Lives Matter Mural in Marina Park
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Late Friday night vandals defaced the Black Lives Matter artwork on display by the City at the Al Locke Pavilion at Marina Park. The Council strongly condemns this hateful and destructive act and would like to urge anyone with any information as to the identity of the vandal or vandals to contact the Kirkland Police Department.
City to Offer Special Hours for Those Most Vulnerable to COVID-19 at Some Kirkland Parks Starting Monday, July 20
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Kirkland community members and visitors are being asked to allow seniors and those in high risk categories to have priority use at five Kirkland Parks every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8 to 10 a.m. starting Monday, July 20 through Labor Day.
City of Kirkland Seeks Volunteer to Serve on the Planning Commission
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The City of Kirkland is recruiting residents to volunteer to serve on the Planning Commission.
City Launches Online Community Survey
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The City of Kirkland today published its online biennial Community Survey to gauge community attitudes about the quality of life in Kirkland, satisfaction with City government services, and priorities for the future.
Parking Enforcement, Paid Parking and Downtown Employee Parking Program Restarting on Friday, July 17, 2020
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Parking enforcement, paid parking and the Downtown Employee Parking Program will all restart in downtown Kirkland on Friday, July 17.
Kirkland Municipal Court Offering 30-Day Amnesty on Collections Fees for Outstanding Tickets and Fines
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For the 30-days starting Wednesday, July 15, collection fees on outstanding tickets and fines with the Kirkland Municipal Court will not have to be paid.
Library Parking Garage to Be Closed Nightly Starting July 17
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As part of a series of safety upgrades to the library parking garage, the City will begin closing and locking the garage every night from midnight to 5 a.m. beginning on Friday, July 17, 2020.
Kirkland City Council Seeks Volunteers for Potential Fire and Emergency Medical Services Ballot Proposition Statement Committees
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The Kirkland City Council is recruiting residents to formulate the statements that will appear in the voters’ pamphlet for and against a potential Fire and Emergency Medical Services ballot measure.
100th Avenue Northeast to close July 22
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A short section of 100th Avenue Northeast will close just south of its intersection with Simonds Road for up to three weeks, starting July 22.
City Council to Hold Public Hearing on a Draft Resolution Affirming Black Lives Matter and Establishing a Framework for Kirkland Becoming a Safe, Inclusive and Welcoming Community
All Kirkland News
The City Council will hold a public hearing on a “Safe, Inclusive and Welcoming” framework and related community issues during their July 7, City Council meeting.
City Traffic Cameras Now Viewable Online
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The City of Kirkland is pleased to announce that City traffic cameras are now available to the public on the City website at https://trafficmap.kirklandwa.gov/.
City of Kirkland Announces “Evenings on Park Lane” to Support Businesses During Pandemic
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In an effort to support downtown businesses during the coronavirus pandemic, the City will begin closing the west end of Park Lane between Lake Street and Main Street to vehicles from 6 p.m. to 7:00 a.m., seven days a week.
Houghton Beach closed for at least a week due to elevated bacteria levels
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Houghton Beach will be closed for at least a week due to high levels of bacteria in Lake Washington.
City Seeks Community Input to Develop new City Website
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The City of Kirkland is seeking input from the community to help guide the development of a new City website.
Apply for 2021 Kirkland Tourism Funding by August 7
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The Kirkland Tourism Development Committee (TDC) is excited to announce that the 2021 tourism event funding application process is now open.
Celebrate Kirkland Leadership Team and Kirkland Downtown Association Host First Ever Virtual “Celebrate Kirkland” 4th of July Event
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Please join the City, the Celebrate Kirkland Leadership Team, and the Kirkland Downtown Association for the first ever virtual Celebrate Kirkland 4th of July event!
Juanita Beach closed for at least a week due to elevated bacteria levels
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Juanita Beach will be closed for at least a week due to high levels of bacteria in Lake Washington.
City of Kirkland to Invest CARES Act Funding in City General Operations, Human Services Needs and Small Business Assistance
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During their Tuesday, June 16 meeting, the Council adopted a resolution approving the City Manager’s proposed Coronavirus Aid, Relieve, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding framework, authorizing the City Manager to direct the spending of Kirkland’s estimated $2.6 million in potential CARES Act funding.
S&P and Moody’s affirm City of Kirkland’s AAA credit rating for the Build America Bond Refinancing
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The City of Kirkland has one again received a AAA credit rating from S&P and Moody’s credit rating agencies.
Council Statement Regarding Citywide Response to Issues of Bias and Racism
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Kirkland City Council Seeks Volunteers for Potential Fire and Emergency Medical Services Ballot Proposition Statement Committees
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The Kirkland City Council is recruiting residents to formulate the statements that will appear in the voters’ pamphlet for and against a potential Fire and Emergency Medical Services ballot measure.
Toxic Algal Bloom at Juanita Beach
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This afternoon Public Health – Seattle & King County informed the City of Kirkland that a toxic algal bloom is occurring at Juanita Beach.
City to Use KTUB Facility this summer to meet Human Services Needs Resulting from COVID-19
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The City of Kirkland has chosen not to execute an additional one-year contract extension with the YMCA for services at the Kirkland Teen Union Building (KTUB) to allow for this facility to be utilized for human services needs resulting from COVID-19.
Kirkland Parks to Reopen Tennis Courts, Pickleball Courts and Restrooms Over the Weekend
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As a result of King County receiving approval from the State for their modified Phase One reopening application, Kirkland Parks and Community Services staff will be out this weekend reopening tennis courts, pickleball courts and restrooms.
Kirkland Police Arrest Two Subjects Burglarizing Retail Store
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At 6:31 this morning, multiple persons called to report seeing two males attempting to smash the glass storefront of the Zumiez store located at 11901 NE Village Plaza in the Village of Totem Lake.
City Advises Kirkland Businesses May Re-Open But Remain Vigilant
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The City of Kirkland is advising that businesses authorized to open under Phase 1 of Governor Inslee’s Safe Start proclamation may do so, but to remain vigilant for any potential criminal activity.
Statement from the Kirkland City Council
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The City Council would like to take a few moments to acknowledge recent events, locally and throughout the nation.
City of Kirkland Strongly Encourages Residents to Stay Out of Downtown and Waterfront Parks June 1 after 1 p.m. Due to Safety Risks
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In response to a potential protest that may occur in Downtown Kirkland at 2 p.m. today, the City of Kirkland is strongly recommending that all community members and visitors stay away from Downtown Kirkland and waterfront parks today, June 1 starting at 1 p.m.
City of Kirkland Strongly Encourages Businesses to Close on June 1 at 1 p.m. Due to Risk of Looting
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In response to the continued threat of looting across the region, the City of Kirkland is strongly recommending that all Kirkland businesses close their brick and mortar locations today, June 1 at 1 p.m.
City of Kirkland Strongly Encourages Businesses in Downtown and other Commercial Areas to Remain Closed through June 2
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Joint Statement from City Manager Kurt Triplett and Police Chief Cherie Harris
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Message from Police Chief Cherie Harris
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City Council Approves Plan for Summer Parks Operations and Programming to Slow COVID-19 Spread and Meet Human Service Needs
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During their May 19 meeting, the City Council approved Resolution 5424 implementing strategies for reopening parks facilities and summer programming that respond to community concerns, human service needs, and public health and safety requirements to slow the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus.
City Council to Decide Summer Parks Operations and Programming to Slow COVID-19 Spread and Meet Human Service Needs at May 19 Meeting
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During their May 19 meeting the City Council will vote on a resolution implementing strategies for reopening parks facilities and summer programming that respond to community concerns, human service needs, and public health and safety requirements to slow the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus.
City Seeks Advice About Potential Fire and Emergency Medical Services Ballot Measures
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The City Council is asking for the community’s feedback on two potential Fire and Emergency Medical Services ballot measures that could be on the ballot this November.
Local Teens Invited to Participate in QuaranTeen Summit
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Local teens are invited to a virtual zoom summit to talk about mental health, physical health, school, relationships, during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Important Reminders for Safe Boating Week
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During their Tuesday, May 5 meeting the City Council proclaimed Safe Boating Week as May 16-22 in Kirkland.
Message from the Kirkland City Council
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Wednesday, April 29 marked two months since the City of Kirkland activated our Emergency Operations Center in response to the first reported death from COVID-19 at the Life Care Center of Kirkland. Our city was thrust into the national spotlight as the first “epicenter” of this deadly disease in the United States.
Kirkland Marina Park Boat Launch and Restrooms to Open on May 5
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Due to the easing of Governor Inslee’s Stay Home, Stay Healthy order restrictions, the Kirkland Marina Park Boat Launch and moorage at the Kirkland Marina will become available for use starting on Tuesday, May 5.
Eastside Cities Launch Collaborative COVID-19 Business Response
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The cities of Bellevue, Kirkland, Issaquah, Redmond, and Renton today launched (re)STARTUP425, a collaborative effort to connect Eastside small business owners, nonprofit leaders, and sole proprietors with available business support resources during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Kirkland Small Business Relief Fund Provides Financial Support to 250 Kirkland Businesses
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Checks are in the mail to 250 Kirkland small businesses that will each receive a $1000 grant from the Kirkland Small Business Relief Fund.
Social Distancing is Mandatory in Kirkland Parks and on Trails
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Kirkland Residents and visitors are reminded that social distancing is mandatory by the order of the Governor even when walking, running, and biking. Social distancing is especially critical in Kirkland parks and on trails to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
Kirkland City Council Unanimously Approves New Contract With Police Guild
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The Kirkland City Council unanimously voted to approve a new three-year contract with the Police Guild on Tuesday, April 7.
Kirkland Police Pro-Act Team Puts Prolific Car Prowler Behind Bars
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Back in February, Kirkland Police Officers responded to multiple vehicle prowl reports at the Kingsgate Park and Ride, located at 13001 116th Way NE in Kirkland. Multiple victims reported having their parked and unoccupied vehicles prowled during this time. Some of the victims reported that the catalytic converters on their vehicles had also been removed. This led to replacement bills that exceeded multiple thousands of dollars for victims.
Kirkland Police Ask Gunowners to Securely Store Firearms in the Home
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Currently, schools are closed, and our children are home in response to Governor Inslee’s “stay home, stay healthy” order. During this public health emergency, our children and teens are spending a lot of time in the home. An estimated 13 million households with children in the U.S. have at least one gun. Not all these firearms are stored securely, with approximately 4.6 million children living in a household with at least one gun that is stored loaded and unlocked. Adults should always assume children and teens know where guns are stored, and it is our responsibility to keep them locked, unloaded and separate from ammunition.
Kirkland Police Disturbance Call Turns into Barricaded Suspect
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City Mails Postcard to Connect Residents with Needed Services During Pandemic
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The City of Kirkland has mailed an informational postcard to each residential address in Kirkland to connect residents who are homebound with needed services.
Kirkland Small Business Relief Fund Accepting Applications Beginning April 1 through April 7
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The Kirkland Small Business Relief Fund (Relief Fund) will begin accepting applications from eligible Kirkland-based small businesses and small not-for-profits on April 1, 2020, at 9 a.m. The application period will close at 5 p.m. April 7.
Kirkland City Council Authorizes Immediate Actions to Protect Residents and Business During COVID-19 Pandemic
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The Kirkland City Council took emergency actions to support residents and businesses in response to COVID-19 during their virtual special meeting on Tuesday, March 31 at 5:30 p.m.
Kirkland City Council to Hold Special Meeting on March 31
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The Kirkland City Council will be hosting a special meeting on Tuesday, March 31 at 5:30 p.m. using video conferencing technology provided by Zoom to take emergency action in response to COVID-19.
How to Determine Essential Business Status and Report Violations
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This week, Governor Inslee has issued a Stay Home, Stay Healthy order in Washington state to stop the spread of COVID-19. Only those going to work at an “essential business” are allowed to go to workplaces.
All Pet Licensing Late Fees and Proof of Vaccinations Waived During Emergency Proclamation
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Any pet owners that license their pets during the COVID-19 emergency proclamation will have all late fees waived.
Google Seeds Kirkland Small Business Relief Fund, which will Provide Grants to Kirkland Businesses Impacted by COVID-19
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The City of Kirkland, the Greater Kirkland Chamber of Commerce, and Banner Bank announced the creation of a Kirkland Small Business Relief Fund, a new program intended to provide immediate grants to qualifying small businesses and small nonprofits in Kirkland impacted by COVID-19.
City Operations will Continue in Compliance with Governor Inslee’s Stay Home, Stay Healthy Order
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Most City employees have been deemed essential critical infrastructure workers in accordance with Governor Inslee’s March 23 Stay Home, Stay Healthy Order.
City of Kirkland Allowing Temporary Signs for Businesses Providing Essential Services During COVID-19 Emergency
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Effective immediately, to support restaurants and other businesses providing essential services during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Kirkland City Manager has ordered the suspension of enforcement of the temporary Sign Code.
Kirkland Playgrounds Closed, Parks Still Open
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As of Saturday, March 21 all Kirkland playgrounds will be closed until further notice.
Kirkland Police Department Adjusts Protocols to Protect Community and Officer Safety During COVID-19 Pandemic
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Police Chief Cherie Harris announced late this week temporary changes to Kirkland Police Department (KPD) protocol to protect officer and community health during the COVID-19 pandemic.
March 20 Update on City Operations and Kirkland First Responders
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The City continues to operate its Emergency Operations Center to coordinate our response to the presence of COVID-19 (coronavirus) in our community.
Additional testing capacity, adjustments at King County jails, and other COVID-19 updates from Public Health - Seattle & King County for March 20, 2020
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Additional testing capacity for COVID-19 is arriving, but capacity is still constrained, and King County correctional facilities are taking steps to increase social distancing. Public Health announced 100 new cases of COVID-19 today, bringing the official case count in King County to 793. In addition, seven new deaths are reported, bringing the total of confirmed deaths in King County to 67.
March 19 Update on City Operations and Kirkland First Responders
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The City continues to operate its Emergency Operations Center to coordinate our response to the presence of COVID-19 (coronavirus) in our community.
Kirkland Police Locate Missing/Endangered Female
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Public Health - Seattle & King County COVID-19 update for March 18, 2020
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Public Health reminds people to access the informational resources on Public Health Insider. We are reporting 44 new cases today, bringing the official case count in King County to 562. In addition, 10 new deaths are reported, bringing the total of confirmed deaths in King County to 56.
March 18 Update on City Operations and Kirkland First Responders
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The City continues to operate its Emergency Operations Center to coordinate our response to the presence of COVID-19 (coronavirus) in our community.
City of Kirkland Suspends Parking Time Limits and Fees During COVID-19 Pandemic
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For the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic and to help downtown businesses, the City of Kirkland will suspend parking enforcement of time limitations for parking downtown and will not charge fees for parking in any of the City-owned downtown parking lots.
Public Health - Seattle & King County COVID-19 update for March 17, 2020
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Public Health provides updated guidance for retail establishments and childcares. We announced positive cases among King County employees. Public Health is reporting 30 new cases today, bringing the official case count in King County to 518. In addition, three new deaths are reported, bringing the total of confirmed deaths to 46.
Kirkland City Council to Hold First Ever Virtual Council Meeting
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In response to guidance from Public Health – Seattle & King County, and after careful contemplation by the City Council, tonight’s Council meeting will be a “virtual” meeting, with Councilmembers attending remotely using video conferencing technology provided by Zoom.
March 17 Update on City Operations and Kirkland First Responders
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The City continues to operate its Emergency Operations Center to coordinate our response to the presence of COVID-19 (coronavirus) in our community.
City of Kirkland Helps Community Navigate Economic Impacts of COVID-19
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The City of Kirkland has compiled informational webpages to support the community during the COVID-19 pandemic. These resources are immediately useful during this emergency and for the future, when attention turns to recovery.
Changes to City Operations Effective 12 p.m. Monday, March 16
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In response to guidance from Public Health – Seattle & King County, the City will be closing City Hall to the public starting at 12 p.m. today, March 16. Additionally, the Council Chamber will not be open to the public during the City Council meeting on Tuesday, March 17.
Update from Public Health - Seattle & King County for March 16, 2020: New state and local Orders issued to protect residents’ health from COVID-19
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Today, Governor Jay Inslee ordered statewide closure of food establishments to sit-in service and the prohibition of gatherings of more than 50 people. In addition, Dr. Jeff Duchin, Health Officer for Public Health – Seattle & King County, issued a parallel local Health Officer Order for King County to prohibit gatherings of fewer than 50 people unless measures are taken by event organizers to minimize risk. Dr. Duchin also ordered the closure of food establishments except for pick up and delivery. There is widespread community transmission of COVID-19, and all of us need to stay away from others in order to slow the spread of the virus and preserve the health care system’s capacity to treat people at highest need.
March 16 Update on City Operations and Kirkland First Responders
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The City continues to operate its Emergency Operations Center to coordinate our response to the presence of COVID-19 (coronavirus) in our community.
March 15 Update from Public Health - Seattle & King County
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Public Health reminds our community to respond to the need for blood donations. We are announcing several suspensions of in-person Public Health service desks. We are reporting 32 new cases today, bringing the confirmed case count total in King County to 420. In addition, two new deaths are reported, bringing the total number of confirmed deaths to 37.
Message from the City Council: Fire Station 21 Back in Service
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The Kirkland City Council is pleased to announce that Fire Station 21 is officially back in service.
March 13 Update from Public Health - Seattle & King County
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Public Health provides updates on testing, guidance for childcares, emergency precautions at correctional facilities, and isolation and quarantine facilities. There are 58 new cases that are being announced today, bringing the confirmed case count total in King County to 328. In addition, five new deaths are reported, bringing the total number of confirmed deaths to 32.
Kirkland Police Request Public’s Assistance Locating Missing Kirkland Woman
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On Thursday, March 12th Kirkland Police were dispatched to the Shumway Mansion Adult Family Home, located at 11410 99th PL NE for a report of a missing/endangered resident at the home. The staff reported to police that Samantha J. Ehrich left the residence sometime around 4:15 p.m. in the afternoon and had not been seen since.
March 13 Update on City Operations and Kirkland First Responders
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March 12 Update: Public Health Seattle-King County guidance for retail establishments
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March 12 Update on Kirkland’s Response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Outbreak
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March 11 Update on Kirkland's Response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Outbreak
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March 10 Update from Public Health - Increasing King County COVID-19 case numbers for March 10, 2020 point to importance of social distancing
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March 10 Update on Kirkland’s Response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Outbreak
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March 9 Update on Kirkland’s Response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Outbreak
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Update Press Release from Public Health - Seattle & King County Regarding COVID-19 (3/9/2020)
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March 8 COVID-19 update from Public Health - Seattle & King County
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March 7 King County Public Health COVID-19 Update
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March 6 COVID-19 update from Public Health – Seattle & King County
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Public Health – Seattle & King County urges King County residents to follow guidance to reduce the risk of COVID-19 in our community. Our official case count remains at 51, with 10 deaths, but updated numbers will be provided later today.
City of Kirkland Cancels Recreation Programs and Closes Community Centers Starting March 7
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In response to recommendations from Public Health – Seattle & King County, and out of an abundance of caution, the City of Kirkland will be cancelling most recreation programming and classes and closing community centers to the public starting Saturday, March 7 through Tuesday, March 31.
March 6 Update on Kirkland’s Response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Outbreak
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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Team will Augment Staff of Life Care Center of Kirkland Nursing Facility
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Suspect in Kirkland Shooting Arrested
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March 5 Update on Kirkland’s Response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Outbreak
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The City continues to operate its Emergency Operations Center to coordinate our response to the presence of COVID-19 (coronavirus) in our community.
March 5 COVID-19 update from Public Health – Seattle & King County
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This is a critical moment in the growing outbreak of COVID-19 in King County. All King County residents should follow Public Health recommendations. Together, we may potentially impact the spread of the disease in our community. Public Health – Seattle & King County announces today 20 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 in King County residents. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to 51, including 10 deaths.
March 5 COVID-19 UPDATE from Public Heath-Seattle & King County: What to do if you suspect you have COVID-19
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Public Health has specific advice for people who have been confirmed with COVID-19, have been around someone with COVID-19, or are feeling unwell but haven’t been in close contact with someone with COVID-19. With respect to testing, Public Health – Seattle & King County does not typically conduct testing. Testing is typically conducted by taking a swab at a health care provider’s office.
March 4 Update on Kirkland’s Response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Outbreak
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The City continues to operate its Emergency Operations Center to coordinate our response to the presence of COVID-19 (coronavirus) in our community.
March 3 Update on Kirkland’s Response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Outbreak
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March 2 Update on Kirkland’s Response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Outbreak
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The City continues to operate its Emergency Operations Center to coordinate our response to the presence of COVID-19 (coronavirus) in our community.
Update on Kirkland’s Response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Outbreak
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Update Press Release from Public Health - Seattle & King County Regarding COVID-19
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Seattle-King County Public Health Press Release Regarding COVID-19
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Kirkland Fire Department Fully Staffed and Responding to all Calls
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Startup425 Brings Free Classes to Local Entrepreneurs
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This spring, current and aspiring entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to attend free workshops on a variety of topics from business marketing to financing for small businesses to the benefits of networking.
Launch your Career at the Kirkland Parks and Community Services Job Fair
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The City of Kirkland Parks and Community Services department invites the public to attend a job fair on Wednesday, March 25 from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the new Parks Maintenance Facility, 12006 120th PL NE, Kirkland, WA, 98034.
Mayor Penny Sweet Declares the State of the City is Focused
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On Thursday, February 13 Mayor Penny Sweet delivered the annual State of the City address to the Kirkland Chamber of Commerce, during which she declared that the state of the City is focused.
Kirkland City Hall Closed Monday, February 17 for Presidents’ Day
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Kirkland City Hall will be closed Monday, February 17, in honor of Presidents’ Day. City Hall will resume normal business hours (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) on Tuesday, February 18.
Kirkland Proclaims February Black History Month
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Kirkland Residents Invited to Apply to City Advisory Boards by February 13
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The City of Kirkland is looking for applicants to fill adult and youth vacancies occurring on several of its advisory boards and commissions.
City Breaks Ground on New Juanita Beach Park Bathhouse and Picnic Pavilions
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The City of Kirkland broke ground this morning on major upgrades to Juanita Beach Park that will include a new bathhouse, two picnic pavilions and an accessible-to-all abilities playground.
Police Continue to Investigate Attempted Carjacking
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The Kirkland Police continue to investigate an attempted carjacking in the Juanita neighborhood that occurred yesterday evening in the 10700 block of NE 143rd Place. After a diligent search by two police canines, almost forty patrol officers, and a Washington State Patrol aircraft, police believe that the suspect has fled the area.
Public invited to comment on Kirkland’s Stormwater Management Program Plan by March 16, 2020
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Kirkland residents and businesses are encouraged to review the draft 2020 Stormwater Management Program Plan and submit comments or suggestions by March 16, 2020.
City Receives Funding from King County to Improve Waterways
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The City of Kirkland was awarded over $177,500 from the King County WaterWorks Grant Program to protect and improve local waterways in 2020.
City Invests in Safety Improvements for Municipal Parking Garage
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The City is investing in safety improvements to the municipal parking garage under the downtown library at 308 Kirkland Avenue.
Winter Storm Updates- Final (January 16)
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Community invited to learning event to foster a more welcoming and inclusive Kirkland
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On Tuesday, January 21 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Leadership Eastside, in partnership with the City of Kirkland and Eastside for All, will be hosting ‘Preparing to be Color Conscious and Color Brave,’ the first in a series of community learning events to help foster a more welcoming and inclusive Kirkland.
City Seeks Feedback on Summer Sundays Pilot
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The City needs your input on the 2019 Summer Sundays on Park Lane pilot project.
Updates on Road Closure at 13900 block of Holmes Point Dr to Juanita Drive
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Joint Statement from Police Chief Cherie Harris and City Manager Kurt Triplett
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On December 20, 2019, Kirkland Police Chief Cherie Harris issued a final report for Investigative Complaint PO#2019-0027 related to the arrest of a young suspect by the Kirkland Police Department at the Kirkland Teen Union Building (KTUB) on September 5, 2019.
Apply to serve on the Houghton Community Council
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Houghton residents interested in serving on the Houghton Community Council have until 4 p.m., Tuesday, January 14, 2020 to apply to fill a vacancy created by the resignation of (now) City Councilmember Neal Black.
John Olson Confirmed as Presiding Judge of the Kirkland Municipal Court
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Kirkland Police Department gives back with first ever “Shop with a Cop”
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The Kirkland Police Department’s inaugural Shop with Cop event took place Saturday, December 7, at the Kirkland Fred Meyer, located in Totem Lake.
Community Invited to Shoreline Master Program Public Meeting
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The community is invited to attend a meeting on Tuesday, December 17 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chamber to discuss proposed amendments to the Shoreline Master Program.
City Begins Series of Major Investments in Totem Lake
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Contractors will begin relocating an 8” sewer pipe the week of December 16, as part of a series of City investments in Totem Lake including the Totem Lake Connector Bridge, Totem Lake Park and the Village at Totem Lake.
Construction on Juanita Beach Bathhouse to Begin in January 2020
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The Council will be asked to approve the awarding of a contract for the Juanita Beach Bathhouse project at their meeting on Tuesday, December 10.
Kirkland Receives $3 million Grant for 100th Ave NE Corridor Project
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The City of Kirkland has been awarded a $3 million grant from the State Transportation Improvement Board for the 100th Avenue NE Corridor Project.
City bolsters commitment of building safer routes to schools with two walkway projects
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The City of Kirkland is making good on its commitment to create safer routes to schools with the ongoing and upcoming construction of two walkways, one in the Finn Hill area and another in the Highlands.
Kirkland Fire Department Rescues Crane Operator
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The Kirkland Fire Department extracted the operator from a tipped mobile crane this morning at the Sierra Construction site at 5501 Lakeview Drive.
Community Van Program Now Available to All Kirkland Residents
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Looking for an affordable way to take family and friends on a winter adventure? Community Van might be a perfect option to make your holiday season a little merrier.
Washington State Awards City $150,000 Grant to Complete Station Area Plan Around I-405/NE 85th Street Bus Rapid Transit Station
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The Washington State Department of Commerce has awarded the City $150,000 in grant funding to help meet long range goals to increase the housing supply, bolster walkability and improve access to transit around Sound Transit’s Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) station at NE 85th Street and I-405, which is scheduled to open in 2024.
Joint Statement from Police Chief Cherie Harris and City Manager Kurt Triplett
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This statement is in response to concerns that have been expressed by the YMCA related to the arrest of a young suspect by the Kirkland Police Department at the Kirkland Teen Union Building (KTUB) in Kirkland on September 5, 2019.
City Honors Former Kirkland Mayor and Councilmember Robert (Bob) Neir
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Sixth Street Corridor Improvement Project Celebrates Completion
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The City of Kirkland celebrated the completion of the Sixth Street Corridor Improvement Project with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday, October 23.
Mental Health Field Response Grant Awarded to North Sound Radar Navigator Program
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The partners that make up the North Sound RADAR Navigator program including Kirkland, Shoreline, Kenmore, Lake Forest Park, and Bothell Police Departments, were awarded funding for the expansion of the Mental Health Professional (MHP) services currently provided and in development by the RADAR police agencies.
City Council Approves 132nd Square Park Master Plan
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The City Council approved the proposed Master Plan for 132nd Square Park during their meeting on Tuesday, October 15.
School Safety Camera Ticketing Starts October 14
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The school safety cameras pilot at John Muir/Kamiakin and Rose Hill elementary will start issuing tickets on Monday, October 14.
Kick off the planting season with City Council on Green Kirkland Day
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On Saturday, October 19, you’re invited to join the Kirkland City Council and the Green Kirkland Partnership in celebrating the thousands of native trees, shrubs, and groundcovers that volunteers plant across the more than 500 acres of natural areas in Kirkland every year.
“Spooktacular” Pee Wee Monster Bash Promises Tons of Kooky Fun!
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Gather up your ghastly ghouls, miniature monsters and caped crusaders for the Kirkland Parks and Community Services Department’s annual costumed Pee Wee Monster Bash!
One Day, Three Incredible Events
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This year’s City Hall for All takes place on Saturday, October 12 at City Hall and includes three incredible events: Truck-a-palooza, the Sustainability Fair, and the Sustainability Summit.
Bridle Trails Bank Robbery
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A little before 11:30 a.m. this morning, Kirkland Police responded to the Bridle Trails Wells Fargo in the 6600 block of 132nd Ave NE., for reports of a robbery at the bank.
City Seeks Volunteers to Serve on Community Safety Advisory Group
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The City is seeking applicants to volunteer to serve on a Community Safety Advisory Group (CSAG) to advise the City Council on a potential November 2020 ballot measure for Fire and Emergency Medical Services.
Public Food Composting Available in Downtown through Pilot Program
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Visitors to downtown Kirkland can now compost food scraps using a compost cart on Park Lane, thanks to a pilot program managed by the City of Kirkland and local students.
Kirkland Police Department Celebrates Promotions, Service and New Officers
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The Kirkland Police Department celebrated promotions, newly sworn-in officers and staff with milestone years of service on Thursday, September 19, at the Kirkland Justice Center. Congratulations to all those recognized and honored!
Email Phishing Scam Alert
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There is currently an email phishing scam where scammers are posing as the Kirkland Police Department and asking for payment for fines incurred by "speed cameras". This is a scam.
School Safety Camera Warning Period Extended to October 14
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The City of Kirkland will be extending the warning period for the school safety cameras pilot until Monday, October 14.
Kirkland joins with other Eastside cities to celebrate Welcoming Week
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Mayor Penny Sweet, along with the mayors of Bellevue, Redmond, Issaquah and Sammamish issued a joint proclamation Tuesday supporting Welcoming Week across the Eastside from September 13 through 22, 2019.
Telephone Scammers Reported by Kirkland Residents
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Telephone scammers have been calling Kirkland residents claiming to be Kirkland Police Officers.
City Council Adopts the 2019 King County Comprehensive Solid Waste Management Plan
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The City Council recently adopted the 2019 King County Comprehensive Solid Waste Management Plan.
Kirkland Parks and Community Services rolls out new Pickleball Program
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Pickleball is a fun and fast-paced sport that combines elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong, and in Kirkland, the courts are packed!
132nd Square Park Master Plan Public Hearing
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The Park Board will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, September 11 at 7 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chamber to receive public comment on a final draft master plan for 132nd Square Park.
School Zone Safety Camera Pilot Starts September 3
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As part of Kirkland’s ongoing efforts to improve walking and bicycling safety for children, a school zone safety camera pilot at Rose Hill Elementary School and Kamiakin Middle School/John Muir Elementary School will start the first day of school, Tuesday, September 3.
City to perform street maintenance in Kingsgate and Rose Hill Neighborhoods
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A City of Kirkland contractor will begin street maintenance August 27 on more than 40 sections of neighborhood roads and cul de sacs in the Kingsgate and Rose Hill neighborhoods.
City improves pedestrian safety with over 3,000 feet of new sidewalks
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The City is underway on three neighborhood sidewalk construction projects meant to enhance safety for residents by providing safer walking and bicycling routes to our schools.
Kirkland City Council Meeting on August 20 is Cancelled
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The Kirkland City Council meeting for Tuesday, August 20 is cancelled. The next regular business meeting of the City Council takes place 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, September 3. Kirkland City Council meetings take place in Council Chambers at Kirkland City Hall, located at 123 5th Avenue in Kirkland.
New Commercial Recycling Ordinance Requires Equal Recycling Capacity
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The City Council recently passed Ordinance O-4695 requiring commercial customers to have recycling collection service with as much capacity for recycling as for trash.
Houghton Beach is Now Open
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Houghton Beach is now open.
Registration for Fall 2019/Winter 2020 Parks Programs Delayed until Friday, August 9
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Registration for Kirkland Parks programming has been delayed to Friday, August 9, at 6 a.m
City Council Honors Legacy of Former Councilmembers Doreen Marchione and Jessica Greenway
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City Council Honors Legacy of Former Councilmembers Doreen Marchione and Jessica Greenway
Kirkland Parks Department Expands Recreation Scholarship Program
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The Kirkland Parks and Community Services Department’s scholarship program now includes more opportunities for Kirkland residents to receive income-based scholarships to access all programs.
Kirkland Botox Suspect Arrested
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Kirkland Police Detectives arrested Lauren L. Klavano this afternoon on warrants related to the recent thefts involving Botox services.
Suspect in Kirkland Botox Case Identified
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The female suspect who received Botox treatments from DermaVita Skin Care Clinic in Kirkland, and fled without paying, has been identified.
Goat Hill storm project ramps up Monday July 22
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A City of Kirkland contractor begins installing a new stormwater system on Monday along Juanita Drive and Northeast 116th Place, near Juanita Beach Park.
Juanita Beach is open for swimming as of Friday July 19
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After multiple days of collecting samples with low bacteria concentrations, the King County Swim Beach Monitoring Program has recommended that the Juanita Beach closure be lifted.
Kirkland Police Department accepting applications for 2019 Community Police Academy
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The Kirkland Police Department is excited to accept applications for the 2019 Community Police Academy, a dynamic, eight-week series meant to give Kirkland residents a firsthand look at the inner-workings of the Kirkland Police Department.
Community invited to National Night Out 2019 neighborhood block party
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The City of Kirkland invites residents and guests to attend the National Night Out Against Crime 2019 neighborhood block party, a fun and memorable community-building event meant to promote police-community partnerships and bolster neighborhood camaraderie!
Male Threatens to Harm Eighteen-Month Old Child
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Just before 6:30 this morning, Kirkland Police were called to a disturbance near the Dania Furniture Store in the 12200blk of Ne 116th St. Officers were informed that a male subject was holding an eighteen-month old boy and threatening to harm or kill the child.
Juanita Beach closed due to elevated bacteria levels
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Juanita Beach will be closed starting this afternoon, July 12, and through the weekend due to high bacteria concentrations in Lake Washington.
Share your input on community policing
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Community members are invited to share their expectations for community policing in Kirkland.
80th Street pedestrian bridge to close July 15 to July 17
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The pedestrian bridge that spans Interstate 405 to connect South Rose Hill’s 116th Avenue Northeast to Everest’s Kirkland Avenue will be closed from 7 a.m. July 15 to 5 p.m. July 17.
Corporate volunteerism builds culture of giving back
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Whether the emphasis is on team-building, a reprieve from the office or just plain giving back to the community, corporate volunteerism is a win for participants, a win for the environment and a massive win for Kirkland parks and public spaces.
Kirkland Fire Department Celebrates Awards and Promotions
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The Kirkland Fire Department celebrated promotions and awards on Thursday, June 27, honoring recent advancements to Battalion Chief, Lieutenant and Captain, while recognizing Firefighter of the Year, Officer of the Year, and two Medal of Valor award recipients.
Kirkland Fire Fighters Respond to Single-Family House Fire in Totem Lake
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The Kirkland Fire Department is currently responding to a single-family house fire at the 133rd block of 117th Ave NE in the Totem Lake neighborhood.
City to upgrade Juanita Creek culvert
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Early in July, contractors will replace a culvert that carries Juanita Creek under 111th Ave NE to reduce erosion along the creek’s bank and allow for fish migration.
Apply for 2020 Kirkland Tourism Funding by August 9
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The Kirkland Tourism Program is pleased to announce the Tourism Development Committee (aka Lodging Tax Advisory Committee) Tourism Funding Application is available for 2020.
Juanita Beach is now open
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Juanita Beach is open.
Network Issues Resolved
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All services have been restored.
132nd Square Park Master Plan Update Open House
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The community is invited to an Open House for the 132nd Square Master Plan on Thursday, June 20 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 13220 NE 132nd Street.
Community invited to Transportation Connections Workshop
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The community is invited to a Transportation Connections Workshop on Saturday, June 15 from 9 to 11 a.m. to help guide the City's vision for a resilient, connected transportation network.
Kirkland Police Investigate Robbery at Totem Lake Key Bank
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Kirkland Police have taken person of interest in homicide investigation in custody
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Juanita Friday Market – Opening Day June 7
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The City invites the community to attend the grand opening of the Juanita Friday Market, which takes place 3 to 7 p.m., Friday, June 7 at Juanita Beach Park.
Kirkland Introduces Summer Sundays on Park Lane
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All are invited to shop, stroll and dine on Park Lane in a car-free environment every Sunday from June 2 to September 22.
Police Respond to Reports of Shots Fired in Kirkland
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On Thursday May 23rd at 8:50 in the evening, Kirkland Police Officers were dispatched to the 8700 block of NE 137th ST in the Finn Hill neighborhood of Kirkland for reports of a Shots Fired call.
Kirkland community members invited to the Mayor’s “State of the City” address
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The City of Kirkland and the Kirkland Alliance of Neighborhoods (KAN) is pleased to invite you to “The State of the City” address with Mayor Penny Sweet and City Manager Kurt Triplett on June 13 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Peter Kirk Room at Kirkland City Hall.
The City Presents Proposed Amendments to the Shoreline Master Program (SMP) and Invites Public Comment to Inform Update Process
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The City of Kirkland invites community members to attend a public meeting to learn more about the proposed amendments to the Kirkland Shoreline Master Program (SMP), a set of land-use policies and regulations that guide how shoreline properties are used and developed.
Kirkland Police Searching For Missing Endangered Adult Male
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Community invited to “Groundbreaking” for new Parks Maintenance Center
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Community members are invited to attend a “groundbreaking” ceremony on Wednesday, May 22 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. for the new City of Kirkland Parks Maintenance Facility located at 12006 120th Pl NE.
Qualifying organizations can receive a free lifesaving AED from the Kirkland Fire Department
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The Kirkland Fire Department has launched a pilot program to provide free lifesaving Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDs) to qualified organizations in Kirkland.
149 volunteers participate in Edith Moulton Park Earth Day Celebration
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Hosted by the City of Kirkland’s Green Kirkland Partnership and Seattle-based nonprofit EarthCorps, the City’s Earth Day celebration at Edith Moulton Park was an inspirational showcase of environmental care, as volunteers from all over the eastside dedicated themselves to a day of forest restoration.
Kirkland Police and Fire Department Respond to Child Struck by Vehicle in Parking Lot
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Kirkland Police and Fire Department respond to child hit by a vehicle in the Safeway Parking lot located at 13636 100th Ave NE.
Bicycle, pedestrian and stormwater improvements on Market Street begin April 29
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On Monday, April 29, the City begins two Capital Improvement Projects along Market Street meant to cost-effectively renovate over 3,000 linear feet of City stormwater infrastructure, enhance safety for bicyclists and streamline transit access by providing a priority southbound bus lane.
City Council Approves Purchase and Sales Agreement for Future Fire Station 27
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The City Council has authorized the City Manager to execute a Purchase and Sale Agreement for the acquisition of property located at 13118 121st Way NE., Kirkland, WA for future relocation of Fire Station 27.
Kirkland City Council to Discuss Ordinance Restricting Discharge of Firearms in Kirkland
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The Kirkland City Council will be discussing an ordinance restricting the discharge of firearms within the Kirkland city limits during its City Council meeting on Tuesday, May 7.
Female Assaulted by Male Posing as Ride Share Driver
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Just after 11:30 pm on March 16th, Kirkland Police Officers responded on a report of a female who had been assaulted. The victim advised she had been in downtown Kirkland when she requested an Uber car to pick her up.
The City welcomes public comment on the Shoreline Master Program update
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The City of Kirkland invites public comment on the proposed amendments to the Kirkland Shoreline Master Program (SMP), a set of land-use policies and regulations that guide how shoreline properties are used and developed.
Suspicious Person Contacted Near Rosehill Elementary School
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Just after 3:30 this afternoon, Kirkland Police responded on a report of a suspicious adult male just south of Rosehill Elementary School.
City of Kirkland Launches New Yard Smart Rain Rewards Program
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The City of Kirkland has launched an exciting new program called Yard Smart Rain Rewards to provide free technical and financial assistance to qualified Kirkland property owners who install simple and beautiful landscaping projects to manage rainwater on their property.
Celebrate Earth Month with the City of Kirkland
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The City of Kirkland invites community members to celebrate Earth Month, an annual event meant to inspire environmental awareness, education and activism within communities across the nation.
Suspect Apprehended in Kirkland Home Invasion
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On March 18th a suspect was identified and subsequently arrested by Kirkland Detectives later in the day.
Ryug Frostinson’s home for fairies, elves and gnomes open for business
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Gnomes, fairies, elves and hobbits have new lodging available in Juanita Beach Park, thanks to an aging cottonwood tree and creative Kirkland Parks staff.
City Councilmember Tom Neir will not seek re-election in 2019
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City Councilmember Tom Neir will not seek re-election in 2019
Report potholes, street lights, and more on the Our Kirkland app
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On March 11 the City launched Our Kirkland, a new app and online service that allows community members to report issues and track their resolution on their smartphone, tablet, or home computer.
City of Kirkland and King County Metro Launch New Rideshare Program
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In February, the City of Kirkland and King County Metro launched the North Kirkland Community Van rideshare program, a 2-year pilot program meant to enhance public transportation opportunities for residents in the north Kirkland neighborhoods of Finn Hill, Juanita and beyond.
New Design for Juanita Beach Park to Create Accessible Playground
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Visitors to Juanita Beach Park will have a new bathhouse, two new picnic pavilions from which to choose and new playground equipment – inclusive of abilities – by spring 2020, thanks to a construction project that begins fall 2019.
City Reaches out to Evergreen Hill Neighborhood to Discuss Major Infrastructure Investments at 132nd Square Park
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City staff will be discussing major investments to 132nd Square Park during the monthly Evergreen Hill Neighborhood meeting on Wednesday, March 20.
City Council Authorizes School Zone Safety Camera Pilot
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The City Council took action during their meeting on Tuesday, March 5, to authorize a school zone safety camera pilot at Rose Hill Elementary School and Kamiakin Middle School/John Muir Elementary School.
Community invited to comment on Kirkland’s Stormwater Management Program Plan
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Kirkland residents and businesses are encouraged to review the draft 2019 Stormwater Management Program Plan and submit comments or suggestions by March 18, 2019.
Apply to serve on the Houghton Community Council
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Houghton residents interested in serving on the Houghton Community Council have until 4 p.m., Thursday, March 14, 2019 to apply to fill a vacancy created by the resignation of (now) City Councilmember Kelli Curtis.
City Council Selects Kelli Curtis to fill Council Vacancy
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The Kirkland City Council has selected Kelli Curtis to fill the City Council vacancy created by the retirement of former Mayor Amy Walen.
Open House for 124th Ave NE Project Rescheduled for March 12
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An open house on Tuesday, March 12, will offer the public an early look at how a five-lane 124th Avenue Northeast, between Northeast 116th and 124th streets, will better accommodate driving, walking and bicycling.
Kirkland Police Investigate Robbery on Rose Hill
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On February 18, 2019, around 8:00 p.m. Kirkland Police Officers responded to reports of gunshots in the parking lot of the Rose Hill Safeway, located in the 12500 BLK of NE 85th ST.
Snow Storm 2019 Road Closures and Important Updates - February 19
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Extended deadline: Kirkland Residents Invited to Apply to City Advisory Boards by February 21, 2019
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Kirkland residents are encouraged to apply to serve their community on a variety of boards and commissions that advise the City Council.
Updates from Waste Management - February 15
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The regular weekly residential garbage and recycling collection service schedule will resume starting on Monday, February 18. Customers may place out double or triple loads of garbage and recycling, collected at no additional charge.
Mayor Penny Sweet Delivers 2019 State-of-the-City Address
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Mayor Penny Sweet set an optimistic vision of the future during her State-of-the-City address, giving an inspirational overview of the City’s recent accomplishments, ongoing projects and future goals, while proclaiming the state of the City as “booming!”
Updates from Waste Management- February 13
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Updates from Waste Management - February 12
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City of Kirkland and Waste Management have a Plan for Easing Storm Delays
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Weather and safety issues have recently interrupted garbage, recycling and yard waste services for some Kirkland residents. The City of Kirkland and Waste Management are closely monitoring conditions and have contingency plans in place.
Community Invited to Participate in Shoreline Master Program 2019 Update
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Kirkland community members are invited to attend two upcoming meetings regarding the update of the Shoreline Master Program (SMP), a set of land-use policies and regulations that guide how shoreline properties are used and developed.
City facilities to be closed Tuesday, February 12. Snow Response will continue.
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City Hall, the Kirkland Justice Center, Municipal Court and the Community Centers will be closed to the public on Tuesday, February 12.
City facilities to be closed Monday, Feb. 11. Snow Response will continue.
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City Council to Interview Five Candidates to Fill Vacancy
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Event Canceled: Kirkland Residents Invited to Open House for 124th Ave NE Project
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Event canceled: A notification will be sent out when a new date is chosen. A February 12 open house will offer the public an early look at how a five-lane 124th Avenue Northeast, between Northeast 116th and 124th streets, will better accommodate driving, walking and bicycling.
Kirkland Police Apprehend Suspects Wanted in Overnight Shooting
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The suspects will be booked on multiple felony charges based on their individual participation in the crimes.
Kirkland Residents invited to apply to City Advisory Boards by Feb. 14
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Kirkland residents are encouraged to apply to serve their community on a variety of boards and commissions that advise the City Council.
Kirkland Police Department Invites Community to Enjoy Coffee with a Cop
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The City of Kirkland invites the community to attend Coffee with a Cop, an informal gathering that encourages communication between law enforcement professionals and community members.
“PopUp StoryWalk” Combines the Joy of Reading with the Beauty of the Great Outdoors
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The City of Kirkland invites families to visit North Rose Hill Woodlands Park to enjoy the recently-installed “PopUp StoryWalk,” a local literacy effort aimed at getting kids excited to spend time outdoors.
Kirkland Police Apprehend Four Suspects Wanted in Shooting
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City of Kirkland Seeks Applicants to Fill Council Vacancy
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City of Kirkland Issues 2018 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Report
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The City of Kirkland has issued its 2018 Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Report, which includes an inventory of 2017 GHG emissions for the entire Kirkland community and for City government operations.
Menchie’s Incident Investigation Leads to New Protocol for Kirkland Police Department
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Kirkland Police Chief Cherie Harris has issued a final incident report for the Totem Lake Menchie’s incident that occurred on November 7.
Kirkland Police Investigate Shooting in Downtown Apartment Complex
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At 9:00am this morning, Kirkland Police Officers responded to the Arete Apartments located at 450 Central Way on a report of possible gunshots heard.
City Council Selects Councilmember Penny Sweet to Serve as Mayor of Kirkland
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During their meeting on Wednesday, January 2, the Kirkland City Council selected Councilmember Penny Sweet to serve as mayor for the remainder of 2019.
The City of Kirkland hosts MLK Jr. Day of Service events on Friday, January 18 and Monday, January 21, 2019
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The City of Kirkland’s Green Kirkland Partnership invites the community to participate in one of four volunteer park restoration events held in observance of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service.
CenturyLink issues cause 911 disruption- Outage Over
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If you are unable to get through to 911, and you are currently located in Kirkland, you should call 425-577-5656.
Kirkland City Council Adopts 2019-20 Budget that keeps Kirkland Safe, Sustainable, and Connected
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During their meeting on Tuesday, December 11, the City Council adopted the $798 million 2019-20 budget for the City of Kirkland.
Statement from City Manager Kurt Triplett and Chief Cherie Harris
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This has been a challenging week for Kirkland. From a Seattle Times column posted on Friday evening, November 16, our community learned that Kirkland Police were dispatched by NORCOM 911 at the request of the owner of Menchie’s in Totem Lake, to ask Mr. Byron Ragland to leave the shop. Mr. Ragland left Menchie’s feeling that he was unwelcome in Kirkland based on his race. We want to reiterate our sincere apology to Mr. Ragland and all parties for the result of this encounter. On November 17, we initiated an investigation of the incident. In reviewing preliminary findings, we have determined that the arriving officers missed the opportunity to mediate between Mr. Ragland and the shop owner to a better outcome.
Statement from Chief Cherie Harris and City Manager Kurt Triplett
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The City of Kirkland and the Kirkland Police Department would like to extend our sincerest apologies to Mr. Byron Ragland and the residents and businesses of Kirkland for the events at Menchie’s Yogurt in Totem Lake on November 7.
Kirkland Police Investigating Officer Response to 911 Call from Local Yogurt Shop
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Kirkland Police Chief Cherie Harris announced this morning that the department has initiated a formal investigation to determine whether officers that responded to a call for suspicious activity at a Menchie’s frozen yogurt franchise in Kirkland acted in accordance with department protocol.
Kirkland Shelter for Families and Women One-Step Closer to Becoming a Reality
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Earlier this month, the King County Department of Community and Human Services, Housing and Community Development announced approval of capital funding in the form of a loan of up to $2,000,000 to construct the shelter located in Kirkland for women and families with children experiencing homelessness.
Construction of Kirkland Urban starting March 21
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Temporary road and future improvements coming to Peter Kirk Park.
Park Board to Review Three Concepts for 132nd Square Park
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On July 10, the Park Board will review three concepts for City investments at 132nd Square Park.