Open Letter to the Kirkland City Council regarding I-594

Open Letter to the Kirkland City Council regarding I-594

To the Honorable Members of the Kirkland City Council,

Let me start by thanking you for the many hours of unpaid service you perform for our community.  I realize it is pretty much a thankless job.

I disagree with the stance you recently took regarding I-591 and I-594.  In the first place I don’t think our city council, as an elected body, should be taking a stance on statewide initiatives or any other measure on the ballot.  What is next?  The endorsement of candidates for office?

I-594 is a poorly written law that puts an unfair burden on law abiding gun owners.  Even the supporters of I-594 admit there are flaws in the law but they claim they can be “fixed” by a 2/3 majority vote of the legislature.  Do you really think you will ever get a 2/3 majority vote in the legislature on any issue?

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Now Open: Top Pot Doughnuts = smiling faces

This opening day at Kirkland Top Pot Doughnut Cafe in Juanita was willed with a steady stream of families, commuters and a few who still half asleep having walked downstairs from their homes in the apartments above. 

Top Pot joins Urban Coffee Lounge and Starbucks in the mixed use retail and apartment complex called Juanita Village.  

Seating inside is sparse due to limited space but with the garage doors open, the large south-facing patio can accommodate many more customers.  

We welcome Top Pot to Kirkland! 

Chainline Brewery to build deck facing Cross Kirkland Corridor

Chainline Brewery to build deck facing Cross Kirkland Corridor

According to the City of Kirkland, Chainline Brewery, located at 503 6th Avenue South, will be building a deck facing the Cross Kirkland Corridor (CKC) for access from the trail and outside seating.  The approximately 11' x 33' deck will be under construction soon and Scott Holm, Owner of Chainline, hopes to have the brewery open the first part of 2015, if not earlier. 

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Kirkland Parkplace Redux: Will they get it right this time? (Poll)

Kirkland Parkplace Redux: Will they get it right this time? (Poll)

Kirkland Parkplace has a new developer with a new plan. As you may recall, the previous developer, Touchstone, fought for and eventually won concessions from the city for 1.7 million square feet of office space plus retail, a new QFC, gymnasium and hotel. Many in our community approved of the plans but a vocal minority opposed the development. Among the many complaints were parking utilization, traffic impacts and a design which called for eight story office buildings.

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Northshore School District Substitute Teacher Arrested for Possessing Child Pornography

Northshore School District Substitute Teacher Arrested for Possessing Child Pornography

On October 15, 2014 at approximately 3:50 pm, a 72-year-old male was arrested in the 19400 block of 194th Ave, Woodinville WA for being in possession of child pornography.  The suspect dropped off his computer to be repaired at a Kirkland repair center and the computer technician found what they believed to be photos of child pornography on the computer’s hard drive.

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