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February 19, 2015 at 6:28 AM

Kirkland latest to ban disposable plastic bags

The Associated Press Kirkland has joined a growing number of Western Washington cities to ban single-use plastic carryout bags. The City Council approved a law on Tuesday that will take effect March 1, 2016. The new ordinance requires retailers to stop using disposable plastic bags and to charge customers 5 cents for every paper bag they provide. Seattle,…


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February 18, 2015 at 7:33 PM

Kirkland council OKs measure to curb plastic-bag use

The Kirkland City Council approved a plastic-bag reduction law this week that will be effective next year on March 1. The city will join Seattle, Shoreline, Issaquah, Mercer Island and Bellingham in instituting similar plastic-bag reduction policies. Kirkland’s new ordinance will require large retailers to stop using single-use plastic bags and to charge customers five cents for…


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January 13, 2015 at 1:55 PM

Domestic violence charges against Hope Solo dismissed

Hope Solo during an earlier court hearing. (Seattle Times file photo) A Kirkland Municipal Court judge dismissed misdemeanor domestic violence charges against Seattle Reign goalie Hope Solo on Tuesday after her attorney successfully argued that the alleged victims had refused to be deposed by defense attorneys. Solo’s attorney, Todd Maybrown, brought the motion to dismiss the charges in December,…


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January 6, 2015 at 5:12 PM

Domestic violence charges against Hope Solo stand — for now

The trial for soccer superstar Hope Solo is still set to go forward after a Kirkland Municipal Court judge on Tuesday refused to dismiss the charges against her. Solo, the goalie for Seattle Reign FC, a member of the U.S. women’s national soccer team and two-time Olympic gold medal winner, was charged with two counts…


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January 3, 2015 at 2:48 PM

8 people displaced after fire in Kirkland

Kirkland and Bothell firefighters fight a second-story fire at the 11600 block of 91st Avenue Northeast in Kirkland Saturday morning. (Photo courtesy of Kirkland Fire Department) About eight people have been displaced after a blaze burned through a second-story unit of a Kirkland apartment building. Kirkland Fire Department Battalion Chief Kenneth Henderson said Kirkland and Bothell firefighters responded…


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December 18, 2014 at 6:16 AM

More reports of flu-like illnesses; sickness closes Kirkland school

The Associated Press The state Health Department says the number of flu-like illnesses in Washington is slightly higher than at this time last year. Health Department educator Michelle Harper says there have been no laboratory-confirmed flu deaths. Last flu season there were 79 flu-related deaths in Washington. KOMO reports an outbreak of flu-like illness on Wednesday prompted Eastside…


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December 11, 2014 at 12:36 PM

Hope Solo seeks dismissal of domestic-violence case

Hope Solo and husband Jerramy Stevens shown in Kirkland Municipal Court during a hearing last month. (Greg Gilbert / The Seattle Times) The lawyer for Hope Solo is asking that the domestic-violence charge filed against the Seattle Reign goalkeeper be dismissed. Attorney Todd Maybrown, in a court filing submitted Wednesday in Kirkland Municipal Court, said his client…


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November 27, 2014 at 9:44 PM

4 men plead guilty in Bellevue, Kirkland hash-oil explosions

The Associated Press Four men who were charged in July for causing two separate hash-oil explosions have pleaded guilty to federal charges. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Seattle said Daniel Strycharske and Jesse Kaplan pleaded guilty Friday to endangering human life while manufacturing a controlled substance. They also pleaded guilty to a charge of manufacturing hash oil…


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November 4, 2014 at 1:10 PM

Hope Solo trial on domestic violence charges set for January

Hope Solo and husband Jerramy Stevens enter Kirkland Municipal Court Tuesday afternoon. (Greg Gilbert / The Seattle Times) A Kirkland Municipal Court judge on Tuesday set a January trial date for Seattle Reign goalkeeper Hope Solo on misdemeanor domestic violence charges. The international soccer star was charged in June with two counts of fourth-degree domestic violence assault for allegedly…


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October 24, 2014 at 6:59 PM

Police investigating reported sexual assault at Juanita High

Four underclassmen at Juanita High School were arrested and “emergency expelled” from the school Thursday while Kirkland police investigate a reported sexual assault of an 18-year-old, male student in the school locker room. KING5 has identified the victim as a special-education student and says the younger students were jabbing him with a broom. According to a news release…


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