Google Surprises Seattle Area Teachers By Funding All Classroom Requests On Donorschoose.org

Major donation from Google fulfills 388 classroom requests for 295 teachers in King, Pierce, and Snohomish Counties


Seattle Mayor Ed Murray announced today that Google has fully funded the classroom requests of every teacher in King, Pierce, and Snohomish Counties on the education crowd funding site DonorsChoose.org. As a result of Google’s $338,000 donation, 295 teachers will receive materials for over 36,000 students – ranging from paper, pencils, and books to laptops, musical instruments, and microscopes.

Heathman Hotel is for sale
Year-long construction along NE 85th begins Sept. 15

NE 85th Street commuters should plan for construction impacts as year-long project begins

Water main construction starts Sept. 15; City offers several ways to get project updates


Drivers on Kirkland’s NE 85th Street can’t help but notice the orange traffic barrels placed along the road way in the Rose Hill Business District.  The barrels signal the beginning of a one-year long construction project that starts in earnest with the installation of a 24-inch water main, which will run from the west side of the I-405 overpass to 132nd Avenue NE.  City officials hope drivers will plan ahead for their commutes for the many more weeks and months of construction yet to come.  Following the installation of the water main which is anticipated to be complete in six months, the next work will be to rebuild the corridor’s stormwater network of storm drains and stormwater vaults and then the installation of street lights and traffic signal upgrades.

 Holy Spirit Lutheran Church to Host 7th Annual Candidate Forum

On Monday, October 13, 2014 at 7:00 PM, a candidate forum open to the public will be held at Holy Spirit Lutheran Church in Juanita.  The church is located at 10021 NE 124th St., Kirkland, WA 98034.


All candidates for the Senate and House of Representatives in state legislative district 45 will be attending including State Senator Andy Hill, Matt Isenhower, Representative Roger Goodman, Joel Hussey, State Representative Larry Springer, and Brendan Woodward.  The forum is expected to last approximately ninety minutes and will be moderated by former Kirkland Mayor Mary-Alyce Burleigh.  

Kirkland 2035 Campaign seeks your opinion about communications

While we have admittedly had fun, in a tongue in cheek way, with City Hall's Kirkland 2035 campaign, we do appreciate the outreach efforts being made to the citizens of Kirkland. We applaud City Hall for eliciting feedback. We hope that feedback will be used to form wise policy.

In the meantime, please take the city survey noted below and share your input. While these are serious issues, we will try to continue to have fun with the news. -- Ed.

The following is a press release from City Hall:

Kirkland Performance Center serves up some cultural and artistic variety this september

What do Indian Classical musician Amjad Ali Khan, The Manhattan Short Film Festival and Jim French’s Imagination Theater all have in common? Kirkland Performance Center (KPC), the Eastside’s premier performance venue! The month of September brings a variety of performances for the patrons, some new and exciting but also some fan favorites. According to Jeff Lockhart, KPC’s new Executive Director, “This season will be KPC’s best ever. We’re so excited to feature performances that will appeal to the entire Eastside community.”

LETTER: Potala Project Needs Design Changes

During the past week, the attorney for Lobsang Dargey and Path America called the City of Kirkland and left a message seeming to indicate that her client had already gone through Design Review and thus should not have to go through Design Review Hearing again. 

Here’s the link to the Design Review meetings – No Potala Village DRB that I can see.  After all this time did she think citizens wouldn’t check this claim?

Why is Design review so important?

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