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Kirklanders raise money for typhoon victims BY RAECHEL DAWSON

Eight-year-old Fraxz Padilla lay in bed thinking about what could be done after he saw the impact of Typhoon Haiyan on TV one evening in November. “When I heard about the typhoon it was a nightmare come true,” said Fraxz,

whose mother knows someone affected by the typhoon. The next morning, 9-year-old Zeke Marsh heard about the environmental disaster from his mother. “We talked about how we as a family could help and that we’d look into it,” said Lisette Randich, Zeke’s

mother. Fraxz and Zeke, friends since kindergarten, went to their third grade classroom at Thoreau Elementary - an average day or so it seemed. The friends were together in a reading group with third-grade teacher Caroline Amundsen when she asked her students what was going on in the world.

The discussion for that day was government and community, she said. The boys spoke about the typhoon and, when prompted how the Thoreau community could help, the idea for a coin drive to benefit the victims was born. The boys created a list and planned out who they [ more TYPHOON page 3 ]

Thoreau Elementary students Zeke Marsh, left and Fraxz Padilla, right stand with their teacher and principal. RAECHEL DAWSON, Kirkland Reporter

Kirkland moms oppose marijuana retail location BY RAECHEL DAWSON


everal local moms called on the Kirkland City Council to protest a Kirkland location where three marijuana retail license applicants have applied to set up shop. McCormick Green, Biloxi Green LLC and Mind’s Eye applied for marijuana retail licenses with the Washington State Liquor Control Board with hopes to run their business at 1818 Market Street, a house-turned-office space surrounded by condos, apartments and houses just east of Market Street. Another marijuana retail license applicant, Green Bee, has applied for a Totem Lake location, 12700 NE 124th St., Ste. 1 in Kirkland. But Kirstin Larson, a member of the West and East of Market Moms group, said the concern lies with the Market location.

“This location is not adjacent to other commercial areas -- it is a single family residence surrounded by other residences,” Larson said in an email. “It is less than 1,050 feet from Juanita Beach Park, four blocks from the middle school, 200 yards away from the Overlake bus stop and on the walking path to Kirkland Middle School (there is not an alternative path, and 19th Avenue does not have sidewalks).” Larson acknowledges the commercial zone complies with current Liquor Control Board laws -- licenses can only be issued for stores located 1,000 feet from elementary or secondary schools, playgrounds, child care centers, public parks, public transit centers, libraries or any game arcade where minors are allowed. But she believes allowing marijuana businesses to be at the Market location [ more MOMS page 3 ]

End of an era for Kirkland

Mayor Joan McBride attended her final Kirkland City Council meeting on Tuesday, as city staff and Council members said goodbye. McBride has been in public service in Kirkland for more than two decades, including serving as a PTA member, Houghton Community Council member, deputy mayor and now mayor. The Council will choose a new mayor during their first meeting of the new year. LOUIS ROSEN, Special to the Reporter

Tavour craft beer delivery service launches in Kirkland BY RAECHEL DAWSON

Like many craft beer lovers, Tavour CEO Philip Vaughn stumbled upon the brew after years of associating beer with the poor quality stuff he drank in college. “You sort of feel like someone’s been telling you about Santa Claus your

whole life and you found out there was no Santa Claus kind of thing,” said Vaughn, a Kirkland resident since 2007. “It’s kind of like someone told you this great beer was Bud Light and then you found out there’s all this different kind of beer. It unearths this whole new love for it.”

It was this passion for craft beer and the concept of connecting people to it that led Vaughn and co-founders Rafik Robeal of Redmond and Sethu Kalavakur of Seattle to launch the downtown Kirklandbased Tavour, a craft beer delivery service, just weeks ago.

So far, Vaughn said demand has been overwhelmingly positive among customers and breweries. Customers simply register at their website and receive daily email offers for craft beer from local breweries. If a customer wants the product, he or she replies to the email with

how many bottles, one of the owners processes the request and it is sent out on the next delivery date. Customers receive deliveries of the beer at their doorstep on the 10th of every month. Their first delivery was Tuesday. “The idea was started because when you go into the grocery store people typically find the same things over and over again,” Vaughn said. “So, what

we’re trying to do is give people access to that unique and interesting beer.” But Tavour also aims to connect people to the story behind the product -- which bars or stores sell the beer, how long it took the brewer to come up with the recipe and information about the ingredients. Vaughn said their audience, a highly educated young tech generation, [ more TAVOUR page 11 ]

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Kirkland leverages technology, grants to maximize road capacity BY CHRISTIAN KNIGHT

City of Kirkland


he city of Kirkland completed a project this fall that will begin improving the commutes of thousands of Kirkland residents. That project is the renovation of a 235-squarefeet conference room into Kirkland’s long-awaited Transportation Management Center. The center now features customized software and four 40-inch monitors that convey real-time images of Kirkland intersections to transportation engineers. Transportation engineers will use the center to untangle some of the traffic knots that snarl up the city’s most congested intersec-

tions. “It gives us the ability to look at things we normally wouldn’t be able to,” said Chuck Morrison, the transportation engineer hired by the city to manage the center. “We can make instantaneous changes from City Hall. We can download the timing at different intersections if we want to make changes.” By completing the renovation, Kirkland joins several Puget Sound cities that have already built centers, including Seattle, Bellevue, Redmond, Issaquah and Renton. Scores of federal studies from 1999 to 2013 document a range of benefits to Seattle-area commuters, including reduced travel times and air pollution

and increased safety and traveler confidence. This most recent step is part of a $5 million, two-phase effort — paid mostly by federal grants — to upgrade Kirkland’s transportation network to an Intelligent Transportation System. Kirkland engineers expect to complete the system by the end of 2015. They expect the first phase of it, which includes the center, to be in place by the end of 2014. Phase I of the project will upgrade traffic signal technology to a video-based system that employs two different types of cameras: one for vehicle detection, the other for video-feeds of intersections. With them, transportation engineers can observe traffic and even rotate the cameras to look at traffic from a variety of angles. This will enable engineers to evaluate intersection timing along the busiest corridors.

Using just three lanes, the traffic signal at 100th Avenue Northeast and Northeast 124th St. offers north-bound drivers two protected left-turn lanes from 7 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. CONTRIBUTED Several components of the system are already in place. Twenty of Kirkland’s 60 intersections already use video to detect traffic. And 16 of those intersections already have the technology necessary to deliver real-time images. Engineers can rotate those cameras to adjust their perspectives of traffic. “Being able to observe intersections over time is really helpful,” Morrison said. “It provides a much more complete view of changing traffic demands, which just isn’t available when you’re managing with the occasional field checks.” That point was illustrated

this fall at two of Totem Lake’s intersections with 132nd Ave. Northeast. A detour was diverting excessive traffic into 132nd Ave. Northeast’s intersections with Northeast 124th St. and Northeast 132nd St. “Since we had no video connection from Northeast 132nd Street and 132nd Avenue Northeast back to City Hall, we had to drive the five miles to the intersection many times to evaluate the problem and make field adjustments,” Morrison said. “And then, of course, we had to drive to the intersection to evaluate the effect of the changes.”

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This wasn’t the case at the intersection near Rairdon’s Fiat of Kirkland dealership. “We have a camera at the intersection of Slater Ave. Northeast and Northeast 124th Street so I was able to watch and understand what I needed to do,” he said. “I could watch over a number of mornings and see what was going on.” Morrison expects commuters to notice traffic improvements over time, as Kirkland continues to implement portions of the system. Downtown commuters will notice improvements by the end of 2014, Morrison says. Those improvements will result from the activation of systems already installed near Parkplace at the intersection of Sixth Street and Central Way and near the Heathman Hotel at 3rd Street and Kirkland Ave. “This will help us keep the transition periods [late morning, mid-day and early afternoon] running more smoothly,” Morrison says. One of the system’s more public tools will be a new city of Kirkland webpage that will allow commuters to view real-time snapshots of all the Kirkland intersections equipped with system. That website should be live by the end of 2014. Until then, the public can view real-time snap shots of the 16 Kirkland intersections already equipped with system through King County’s website. For the most part, Kirkland won’t be recording traffic, because, said Kirkland Transportation Engineering Manager David Godfrey, recording consumes too much bandwidth. “But when there are issues we need to analyze,” he said, “it’s helpful to be able to record. And this system will allow us to do that.” The analysis then becomes a part of the public record, stored by the city of Kirkland for six years, then transferred to the Washington State Archives and Records Center, said Leslie Koziara, records manager for Washington State Archives. “But you only have to keep the raw data until you no longer need it,” she said. Kirkland does not intend to retain any of its recorded raw footage beyond the analysis phase.

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violates the intent of that law. Larson, who lives west of Market Street, said she sent an email to her fellow East of Market Moms group after learning of the license applicants. Within 10 minutes at least 20 people had responded with “a good deal of concerns.” And because I-502, the initiative that passed last year legalizing marijuana, is such a new and unprecedented law, there are fears that marijuana retail customers will purchase the product and consume it in their vehicles in the Market neighborhood. With a fifth grader set to be in middle school next year, Larson fears the possibility of illegal sales. “People who will want to sell to kids or other people around those areas at a nontaxed price, for example,” she said. “That would be a

it, internalized it and taken it to a global perspective.” Members of the Kirkland business community are also reaching out to help with the typhoon that killed thousands and left more homeless and displaced. The CEO of the Kirklandbased Revel Consulting Vikas Kamran sent an email to the lead of the company’s Sustainable Giving program on Nov. 13. “I want to give back to the 2 [million] in need and I know our associates feel the same,” wrote Kamran in the email. “With millions without food, water and other basics, we have an opportunity to help make a meaningful difference in their lives by contributing to recovery efforts. Let’s send an email later this afternoon to collect charitable donations for recovery efforts in the Philippines.” Kamran said for every dollar donated to the American Red Cross, he would give two. Within minutes donations

concern for me. Kids in that proximity puts them closer at risk.” Larson said she doesn’t think anyone is looking at this as opposition to I-502 adding that she voted for the law herself. But she does feel that there needs to be responsibility in where these marijuana shops are located. “It doesn’t make sense to put them in a neighborhood,” she said, comparing them to liquor stores. Additionally, she said there is a concern from a public safety standpoint. Emergency vehicle access is limited because the

cessor license at 723 Ninth Ave., Ste. A in Kirkland. The Liquor Control Board marijuana license application deadline is Dec. 20.


property is surrounded by residences on three sides and traffic medians prevent emergency vehicles from traveling south on Market Street. “This property violates the intent of the zoning regulations, which is to keep neighborhoods safe and to keep children out of the path of a dispensary,” Larson said. A marijuana producer license applicant with the business name In Good Spirits has applied to grow marijuana at 13613 NE 126th Place, Ste. 350 in Kirkland and the business owner of Wakalolo has applied for a marijuana pro-

receipts from Red Cross started to come in. “...This literally hits home for me as my dad’s side of the family is from the Philippines,” said Revel associate Ty Madarang in a news release. “I have connected with some of my relatives and from what I have gathered they are OK, but so many aren’t. I’m absolutely delighted Revel is making an effort to help with this tragic event.” As Revel Consulting employees continued to donate, the word was spread to their family members and others. In less than 60 hours, a total of 43 Revel associates contributed $5,149, which put the total to $15,447 with Kamran’s match.

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“We were all really surprised by how many people reacted in such a short amount of time,” said Chad Hall, a spokesperson for Revel Consulting. Revel Consulting has been in Kirkland for about five years and employs around 150 people. To donate toward the Thoreau Elementary school coin drive, visit the school’s main office at 8224 138th Ave. NE in the Finn Hill neighborhood of Kirkland. Checks may be made out to Thoreau PTA.


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typhoon’s impact. “I would continue to raise awareness need a lot of things.” of their coin drive and how it Zeke agrees. can help. “I’d feel lonely because a lot “I’m just really proud of of people got their families them going through this lost and maybe even died a process,” said Amundsen. little bit so I think I’d be a lot “We’ve learned a lot about lonely and sad,” he said. getting approval for projects But both agree it feels good and going forth with it.” to give back. With a daily count of “[Zeke’s] always thinking about $20, Amundsen is impretty big, pretty worldly,” pressed with the contribuRandich said. “We have tions in such a short helped with the victims amount of time. of Hurricane Katrina In addition the Kirkland but it was nothing like PTA’s support, the what he’s organized Lake Washington … Whenever he hears School District has about people in need, he’s been advertising the the first person to want to coin drive in the staff news help but this is the first time letter, which reaches faculty its come to fruition.” in all of Kirkland, Redmond Fraxz said his family is also and Sammamish. very excited he’s helping. “It’s nice to recognize these “They think it’s really guys for being leaders and good and important because just trying to do something there’s been great damage for somebody else at a very and loss,” he said. young age,” said Mallon. Amundsen said their next “One of the things we try to step is to create a Power Point talk to kids about is that culpresentation for teachers ture of caring, concern and or students during lunch in respect for others. So, I think the cafeteria so that they can it’s pretty cool they’ve taken


should advertise to, how they should advertise, when the coin drive would start and finish and how much money they would donate. But before they could take action, they needed to go through the system. Fraxz wrote a letter to Principal Mylinda Mallon, the PTA and the Thoreau Leadership Community explaining the details of their plan. The coin drive would be an ongoing effort from Nov. 25 through January. With help from Amundsen, collection cans were placed in 13 classrooms with the goal of raising $500 to donate to the typhoon victims through the Red Cross. Zeke and Fraxz took to the morning announcements to remind their peers to donate and have plans of putting posters around the school. They’ve raised $218 so far. “I’d feel actually really sad and homeless and needful,” said Fraxz, reflecting on the

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he Kirkland City Council discussed many important issues during a special meeting on Dec. 10 at City Hall. It was the last meeting until the new year and many loose ends were tied up. The new year will bring new issues, a new Council member and a new mayor. The meeting was also the last time that Kirkland Mayor Joan McBride will sit at the dais. McBride has served the residents of Kirkland in many different capacities in public service for more than two decades. McBride has served on the City Council since 1998. She has served as mayor since 2010, was deputy mayor for eight years, but was also on the Lakeview PTA and the Houghton Community Council. She has lived in Kirkland since she was nine years old. She has helped to steer the city through political upheaval and scandals during the latter part of the last decade. She then pushed forward an ethics policy and code of conduct to make sure the issues never dog the Council again. She was the picture of civility at a time when others were anything but civil. Other big issues the Council tackled during McBride’s tenure include an annexation that nearly doubled the city’s size, the South Kirkland Park & Ride Transit Oriented Development and the acquisition of the BNSF rail line through Kirkland to make way for the Cross Kirkland Corridor. She has shown strong leadership with the Totem Lake revitalization plan and has also helped to successfully guide the city through one of the worst economic downturns in U.S. history. She is not responsible for these projects but she did help to push them forward and maintain a civil discussion every step of the way. Councilwoman Amy Walen said of McBride: “Joan brings her kind heart and sense of humor to everything she does. She runs our meetings efficiently and professionally, and guides us through our differences gracefully. Even when we are on opposite sides of an issue, she is gracious and respectful of my point of view.” Councilwoman Penny Sweet said: “When Joan stepped into her role as mayor of Kirkland she made a mighty transition as a leader and as the face of Kirkland. She has been a shining force for our city and we are better for her service.” Rep. Larry

Springer said: “Every community needs a conscience. Joan McBride has been Kirkland’s to assure that this community values everyone.” That favorable view extends to city staff as well. “Joan McBride has always been one of the most passionate advocates for Kirkland that this region has ever seen. Joan truly loves the city and would lobby anyone, go anywhere and do anything to protect and enhance the quality of life that we cherish here,” City Manager Kurt Triplett said. McBride has also been a big supporter of the business community. McBride gave one of her first speeches as mayor to the Greater Kirkland Chamber of Commerce in January of 2010. In that speech she said “Kirkland is open for business,” something that would become her economic mantra. “Joan and I have collaborated on lots of ribbon cuttings this year. She always makes the business owner feel special and valued,” said Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Bruce Wynn. “... Her charisma makes her so likeable and her vision for the future of Kirkland is inspiring.” But her endeavors as a public servant go beyond business and government. “Joan has been a tireless fan of the arts, both on a civic level and on a personal level,” said Kathy Feek, who works with many arts organizations in the city. “She ‘gets it’ that the arts make us all better people,

while also enriching Kirkland as a community in every way. Thank you, Joan!” McBride has also been the picture of professionalism with the media. She has been very accessible on the hot-button issues the council has tackled, such as Potala Village, the Parkplace redevelopment and the effort to dissolve the Houghton Community Council. She has been yet another strong female member of Kirkland leadership and one that Kirkland’s first female mayor, Doris Cooper, would be very proud of. “Joan is an amazing woman. She has been a great leader for Kirkland,” said Kirkland Deputy Mayor and former Redmond mayor Doreen Marchione. “Joan wants Kirkland to be the best city in the state to live, work and play. She has been a champion for the environment, transportation and keeping Kirkland a very livable, walkable community. Joan is thoughtful, articulate and has a great sense of humor. It has been a wonderful experience to work with her these past four years.” But she also genuinely cares about people. She always asks about your family and how you are outside of work and politics. We can only hope that the council chooses another strong leader with compassion and drive. But there is only one Joan McBride and we thank you for your leadership and service to our community.

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The recent Holiday Tree Lighting event was delightful. Real snow for sledding, bonfires and heaters galore to keep the chill off. Visits with Santa, free hot cider and Anthony’s clam chowder. Rockin’ holiday tunes, live performances and a gorgeous tree blazing to life. I love living in this town! I suspect that most of the several thousand people who attended don’t know that the event would not happen without dozens of mostly volunteer “elves” toiling behind the scenes to scrape together the funding and permits, set everything up, run the event and clean it all up afterward. Not to mention the 100-or-so volunteers who hung garlands and lights all over downtown. This event is not put on by the city of Kirkland. It happens thanks to the Kirkland Downtown Association, a group of people who care about making Kirkland a great place to live, work and play. Thank you to all of them, too numerous to mention, and to all

Stop holding up traffic

Karen Story, Kirkland

Dear Kirkland residents, stop holding up traffic for the school bus. Drivers in Washington state are not required to stop for a school bus on any road with three or more lanes when traveling in the opposite direction. That includes roads with turn lanes or two lanes of travel in each direction. Do you not remember this from driver’s ed? Look it up. - RCW 46.61.370

John McGee, Kirkland

Are there negotiated approvals between Potala Village and city? The city of Kirkland has stated that they are not in negotiations with the developer, yet numerous emails and letters are being exchanged. While the Environmental Impact

Study was done and provided conclusions as to Potala Village, there are numerous areas where the developer is trying to get the city to not enforce the letter of the law but rather accept a twisted view of what might “meet the intent of the EIS.” We can find no place in the EIS that states that the economic benefit of the developer is reason to disregard the direction of the EIS. Yet, here is one very absurd example where the developer does not appreciate the findings of the EIS consultant. Instead, he worsens the conflict with EIS and then somehow states that this meets the intent. Really bizarre! Even more bizarre is that his architect claims, in writing, that the city has approved this! Let’s take a moment and glimpse back at earlier discussion of submerging the ground floor of the building in order to squeeze in an additional floor. Citizens likely recall one or more planning commissioners commenting that this was “gaming the system.”

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and Bellingham, and west to Hurricane Ridge, Port Townsend and the Olympic Peninsula. What beauty abounds in all of these very special places - and that’s just to name a few. I have now lived in Kirkland for two years and have formed a special bond with many shopkeepers and I can find everything I need in my hometown. I feel very comfortable here in Amsterdam as well.

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n a remarkably short time frame, my husband accepted a job headquartered in Amsterdam. As he would be deep in deals from the start, it was decided that I would be doing the ‘commuting!’ How could I say no? I resigned from my beloved bookseller position, packed my suitcase, put my son in charge of the house and our dogs while he works and attends college, deposited money into his account, put all my bills on autopay and off I went. I flew out on the red-eye on Oct. 21 and have been in Amsterdam ever since. Just as I have absolutely fallen in love with Kirkland ... I have also fallen in love with my adopted city of Amsterdam. As I think about how fortunate I am to have residences in two wonderful cities - though one permanent and one temporary - I think about how Kirkland and Amsterdam are alike in many ways. In Amsterdam, every neighborhood has its local cafes, shops, restaurants, grocery stores and outdoor markets. The downtown Kirkland core feels just like a small neighborhood. Everyone is very friendly, very supportive of each other and has everything you could want. Amsterdam is the city of water - there are more than 100 canals coursing through the city and is located not far from the North Sea. There are thousands of houseboats on the canals. All year long there are day and night tour boats that snake through the canals for a great sightseeing experience. The city of Kirkland is beautifully situated on the shores of Lake Washington. Lake Washington provides for wonderful water activities such as boating, jet skiing, paddle boarding, sailing, swimming and lake cruises. One can also walk along the many paths or just relax on one of the strategically located benches on the banks of the lake. One can also attend free concerts at the gazebo during the summer and feed the ducks. On a Saturday morning there are lots of dogs walking their owners. My dogs love to ‘attack’ the waves that lap at the shoreline. From Amsterdam city centre it is quick and easy access to the North Sea, south to Rotterdam, The Hague, beautiful country-


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The Dutch are very friendly and everyone speaks English. I have been fortunate to be able to explore everything the city of Amsterdam has to offer with the leisure of a local. It has been a terrific experience for me and I look forward to many more adventures. I love my adopted city of Amsterdam and I love my hometown of Kirkland.

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Man’s sentence reduced for killing two teenagers REPORTER STAFF

The man who was convicted of killing a pair of Federal Way teenagers three days before their graduation from Decatur High School had two years cut off his sentence Friday. According to a report by Q13 Fox News, a King County District Court Judge knocked 24 months off the original 102-month (8.5-year) prison sentence of Alex-

ander Peder. The former Kirkland resident was convicted on two counts of vehicular homicide while driving under the influence after killing Decatur seniors Derek King, 18, and Nicholas Hodgins, 18, on June 9, 2010. The two years were cut off because Peder’s original sentencing included a pair of two-year enhancements for two prior DUI-related convictions. But one of Peder’s DUI’s

was deferred to a negligent driving charge and, therefore, not eligible for the 24-month enhancement, according to Q13. The State Supreme Court ruled last year that those deferred DUI sentences could not be used for the enhancements because it violated state law. Earlier this year, the state Legislature closed that loophole, clarifying that any deferred DUI charge must be included in a defendant’s criminal

Man pleads guilty to killing LWHS grad BY MATT PHELPS

The man who hit and killed a Lake Washington High School graduate in North Bend nearly a year ago has pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide charges. Cody J. Eads, 19, admitted on Dec. 8 that he was texting and speeding when the accident occurred and took 57-year-old Lucinda Pieczatkowki’s life on Jan. 1, accord-

ing to court documents. “I was texting and driving a bit fast and did not see her when my car drifted toward the shoulder until I hit her,” Eads wrote in the documents. Pieczatkowki, who was a resident of North Bend, had been in a verbal argument with her boyfriend while riding in a truck along with her son and his girlfriend around 2 a.m. New Year’s morning. Pieczatkowki and her

boyfriend got out and walked in separate directions along Stone Quarry Road in North Bend. Eads then struck Pieczatkowki. The 19 year old turned himself in to police the next day. Eads now faces 15 to 20 months in prison and will be sentenced on Jan. 17. The King County prosecutors recommend 15 months in prison with 18 months community custody.

history, but that does not apply to Peder’s case, according to Q13. In 1998, Peder had a DUI charge that was amended to negligent driving and his sentence was deferred after he showed proof of completing a DUI victims panel and getting an alcohol evaluation. In 2008, he was arrested for a DUI; this time the charge was amended to reckless endangerment, and Peder was given a two-year


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Police Blotter The blotter feature is both a description of a small selection of police incidents and a statistical round-up of all calls to the Kirkland Police Department that are dispatched to on-duty police officers. The Kirkland Reporter police blotter is not intended to be representative of all police calls originating in Kirkland, which average about 1,000 per week. Between July 3-11, the Kirkland Police Department reported 580 traffic violations (21 DUIs), three animal calls, 46 alarm calls, 14 noise complaints, two juvenile crimes, eight calls of disturbance, 15 thefts, 15 car prowls, 15 car thefts, 28 traffic accidents, 19 calls of civil disturbance, 14 reported burglaries, 21 domestic violence calls, 11 calls for harassment, eight reports of illegal drugs, seven acts of fraud, 16 malicious mischief reports, one call for vice, two robberies and five suicides. At least 50 people were arrested.

Dec. 5 Assault: 11:15 p.m., 11011 NE 135th Place. A 37-year-old woman was arrested after punching her boyfriend in the face and injuring him by stabbing a kitchen knife through a bathroom door where he was hiding from her. The man was able to escape the bathroom and

suspended sentence. King, Hodgins and another Decatur student, Anthony Beaver, were driving south on Interstate 5, coming home after a celebration for their high school graduation in Bellevue with several other Decatur seniors. Beaver, who was driving, survived the crash. Peder, who was also injured in the crash, was taken to Harborview Medical Center, released a few hours later, then ar-

call 911. Domestic: 12:03 a.m., 12311 NE 150th Ct. A 22-year-old woman was arrested for domestic violence after she slapped at and consequently scratched the face of her 50-year-old boyfriend. The woman also threw paint all over the man’s bedroom and stairway, and broke several items. Domestic: 9:50 a.m., 13804 87th Ave. NE. A 33-year-old man and his 36-yearold brother got into an argument over how drunk the younger brother was that morning. The younger brother threw a bottle of liquid soap at the other man, striking him in the head. The younger brother was arrested for domestic violence.

Dec. 4 Assault: 8:19 p.m., 13715 115th Ave. NE. A 36-year-old man was arrested after he allegedly kicked his ex-wife in the stomach while she was picking up their son. The man was arrested for assault and domestic violence. Warrant arrest: 9:21 a.m., 11515 NE 118th St. A 19-year-old Federal Way man was arrested on a misdemeanor warrant.

Dec. 3 Trespass: 8:50 p.m., 11620 NE 149th St. A man briefly returned home but failed to close the door completely before he left. His wife came home with

rested and taken to King County Jail. According to the trooper’s report, Peder had bloodshot and watery eyes, slurred speech and “spoke with a thick tongue.” There was alcohol on his breath when he spoke. Following the accident, state troopers had medics draw blood to test bloodalcohol levels. Toxicology reports showed Peder’s blood alcohol level to be .16 percent. According to the charging papers, there was also a small amount of marijuana and a pipe in his Ford Explorer.

the couple’s infant son and locked the door behind her. She then heard a noise in the home. She ran went to her infant’s room and locked the door behind her and called police. She then heard the front door open and close. When police arrived they checked the premises, finding only a back yard gate unlocked and open.

Dec. 2 Theft: 8:20 p.m., 6619 132nd Ave. NE. A 16-year-old boy and an unknown white man stole liquor from Bartells on Rose Hill. The boy was located behind the Red Apple Market with a bottle of whiskey and positively identified by the reporting party. The boy was booked and released to his mother.

Nov. 30 Domestic: 12:09 a.m., 6711 110th Ave. NE. A 30-year-old woman was arrested for domestic violence after an officer observed her bite her husband on the chest as he was trying to assist her from falling due to being highly intoxicated.

Nov. 28 Domestic: 8 a.m., 10126 NE 63rd St. A 41-year-old woman was arrested after she allegedly scratched a 40-year-old man during an argument. The two adults have been dating for seven years and have a 17-month-old child together.

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Former Eastside nurse pleads not guilty to drug tampering, fraud BY RAECHEL DAWSON


former Kirkland nurse pleaded not guilty to drug tampering and fraud charges Thursday morning. Angela Ann Huffman of Seattle stood before Chief Judge Mary Alice Theiler at the U.S. District Court in Seattle, facing two counts of tampering with consumer products and one count of acquiring a controlled substance by fraud. Drug Enforcement Administration investigators allege Huffman tampered with painkillers and stimulants when she worked at plastic surgery clinics in Kirkland and Bellevue this past spring. A registered nurse since July 2012, Huffman, who is in her mid-30s, allegedly tampered with a drug that

was supposed to contain fentanyl, a narcotic painkiller and anesthetic, at the Kirkland plastic surgery clinic. On May 16, a 20-yearold woman was to undergo plastic surgery when another registered nurse administered midazolam, a sedative and muscle relaxant, and the supposed fentanyl. But the patient’s reactions were nearly opposite of what is considered normal. The woman’s heart rate skyrocketed, her body seized and she was lifted off the operating table on her arms and legs, the documents continue. The other nurse told the DEA agent the patient was “writhing in an extremely unexpected and unnatural fashion, and appeared ‘possessed.’” Ten days prior, charging

documents state the nurse who administered the drugs was on vacation and Huffman was responsible for keeping inventory of the controlled substances, which are safeguarded in a lockbox. But as soon as the other nurse returned, she noticed a bottle of fentanyl and two vials of hydromorphone - commonly known as Dilaudid, a painkiller - were missing. When asked where they were, Huffman allegedly suggested the items had been wasted during a surgical procedure, “a statement inconsistent with the recollections of medical staff present during the surgery,” charging documents state. Blood analysis on the 20-year-old patient revealed that the bottle labeled “fentanyl” contained a different substance. And

according to the doctor at the plastic surgery clinic, the patient’s reaction was consistent with symptoms of taking a dose of epinephrine, a cardiac stimulant. Huffman was present during that operation but denied that she tampered with any drugs. She was soon terminated after the other nurse observed a third discrepancy with the controlled substances. The Kirkland clinic’s staff reported Huffman’s conduct to the Washington Nursing Commission and the following day the commission informed staff Huffman admitted to removing hydromorphone vials and replacing them with saline. Huffman went on to confess to stealing hydromorphone and meperidine - commonly known

as Demerol, a painkiller - through text messages directed toward the clinic’s staff. “The defendant claimed to have developed a narcotic addiction following the legitimate prescriptions of hydromorphone and oxycodone in February 2013 by the doctor at [a Bellevue plastic surgery clinic],” the probable cause documents state. “The defendant also admitted to forging prescriptions for controlled substances using the name of the doctor at [the Bellevue clinic] …” Before working at the Kirkland plastic surgery clinic, Huffman was employed at the small Bellevue plastic surgery practice from August 2012 through April 22. The Bellevue practice terminated her after doctors discovered the forged

prescriptions for at least 14 different narcotic painkillers. Although the doctor tried to help her find addiction treatment, Huffman denied it. Staff at the Kirkland clinic continued to uncover evidence of other tampered substances, which included five compromised fentanyl vials. The tape had been peeled off and reapplied, and the rubber stopper was poked with a needle, documents state. According to a Department of Health spokeswoman, the Nursing Commission is investigating whether Huffman may keep her Registered Nurse license. Huffman’s jury trial is scheduled for 9 a.m. on Jan. 21 before Judge John C. Coughenour at the U.S. District Court in Seattle.

Police seek suspect in two attempted ATM robberies ATM located at 13233 100th Ave. NE. The second incident happened later that day, about 9:30 p.m., at the BECU Bank ATM located at 11416 NE 124th Street. During both incidents,

the suspect was described as a white male adult, 20-30 years old, medium height and build. The suspect was wearing a tan Carhartt “hoodie” type sweatshirt and possibly eyeglasses. In both incidents, the suspect either implied a knife or the knife was seen by the victim.

The victims were not injured and the suspect left the area each time before getting any money or valuables. To report any information on these crimes please contact the Kirkland Police Department tip Line at (425) 5873515.

This security camera photos shows the suspect in two attempted robberies at Kirkland ATMs on Dec. 3. He is described as a white male 20-30 years old with a medium height and build. COURTESY OF KIRKLAND

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Chris Warren inducted into Kirkland Plaza of Champions BY RAECHEL DAWSON


mmy Award winning meteorologist Chris Warren is the first person in 12 years to be inducted into the Kirkland Plaza of Champions. Warren received the bronze plaque bearing his name from Kirkland Mayor Joan McBride at the recognition ceremony on Nov. 30. “I was really surprised, it’s a huge honor,” Warren said. “To have something like that in a place that I hold dear to my heart, it’s humbling. It’s great.” Warren, the current Weather Channel meteorologist, makes his way home to Kirkland, where he maintains residency, from Atlanta, Ga. as much as he can during the holidays, spring and summer. Born in Spokane and raised in Kirkland, he attended Juanita Elementary, Finn Hill Junior High and graduated from Juanita High School in 1993. From there, Warren went on to major in communications and broadcasting at

Washington State University with a minor in psychology. He later obtained a certificate in broadcast meteorology from Mississippi State University. In 2003 his career took off when he accepted a job at Northwest Cable News. He worked there during the week and at King 5 on the weekends. “I had an opportunity to go to Seattle, that was really my dream,” he said. “Then it turned into just King 5. It was amazing, I was working with these people who I grew up watching on TV.” Warren worked out in the field as a reporter, photographer, news anchor and video editor. But in 2008 his career took off again when he won an Emmy for best weather forecast of the year. Soon after, Warren found himself talking to people from the Weather Channel and just when he thought he was living the dream, he found himself reporting the weather on a national scale. Warren has worked on the Today Show, NBC Nightly News, MSNBC and CNBC. He’s talked to Brian

Williams on the air, he’s traveled the country and in 2010 he was recognized again when he was chosen to represent the United States in the World’s Fair in Shanghai, China. “You just keep doing what you love and it works out,” Warren said. “But you have to be open to it though. I got here through connections but getting to Seattle was just a huge dream for me. I was willing to not make a lot of money for a while.” Warren said being 28 years old and moving back in with his parents was not above him. “Take a risk and be persistent,” he said. Warren’s goals are simple: ride the wave as long as he can. He said he’s in a good place in his career right now and although he’d like to maximize doing more live coverage, he’s also cognizant that he needs to maintain a balance with his personal life. “It’s an exciting time to be here,” Warren said. “Right now I’m in a good place, a good fit.” Warren’s Plaza of Cham-

Chris Warren stands with Kirkland Mayor Joan McBride at the Plaza of Champions induction ceremony on Nov. 30. PHOTO COURTESY OF CITY OF KIRKLAND pions nomination was considered by the city’s Park Board which forwarded its recommendation to the Kirkland City Council to induct Warren. The Council unanimously approved the recommendation in August and Warren joined a long list of professional athletes, little

league champions, a U.S. Olympian, a film maker and a national beauty pageant winner. The “Plaza of Champions” Program was initiated in 1988 to honor and recognize a group or individual in Kirkland who has not only reached the pinnacle of achievement in their pro-

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Donations save Kirkland woman’s home as she battles cancer



fter months of battling it out with her bank, Sandy Furness can finally say ‘thank you’ to the people who helped save her Kirkland home. Last January, Furness put in a call for help when she found herself about to lose her home. Furness was forced to retire from her job of 42 years as a flight attendant after she discovered she had breast cancer. Living on her own, Fur-

ness emptied her savings, were going to modify me,” her 401K and relied on she said. “They just stalled Social Security disability - a and stalled and if I would small amount for her high have known that two years mortgage. ago when I first got my canThe 30-year resicer, I would have takdent would accrue en a different route. I up to $35,000 in would have gotten a penalties with Chase roommate … maybe bank. I could have rented Furness had the house and gone applied for home some place else. I modification prowouldn’t have just Sandy Furness grams for two years thrown $35,000 and was denied away.” seven times. But friends, family and “I took all my savings out kind strangers sent her because they kept saying they money last winter. The larg-

est donation was $20,000 from a “friend of a friend,” making the total $40,000. “My friends, they’d send $50, or a $10 or a $100 or $500,” Furness said. “I had a girlfriend give me $1,000 and this one lady, a stranger, gave me $5,000. We still email back and forth but she stays anonymous. She doesn’t say why she’s doing this.” Furness said she eventually had to get a lawyer for mediation and claims the bank officials told her, “Why would we help you when there would be no profit to

us?” After some difficulty in getting the bank to accept the donated money, Furness is now only paying monthly mortgage payments. “It was just a wonderful thing knowing I could keep the house,” she said. “I really want to thank the people that donated and I just felt blessed that there are people out there that trusted the article.” The Reporter first ran a story on Furness in January. However, because she still only receives Social Security disability, Furness

still needs help with her utility payments which are between $400 and $500. She also needs a retrofitted bathroom for handicap accessibility due to her vertigo and neuropathy from chemo treatments. “I have applied for Hopelink and other aid programs but I don’t qualify,” she said. “They would help if I were homeless but if you own a home and have income, you don’t qualify.” To help Furness, send mail donations to Furness’s home located at 13701 NE 113th Place, Kirkland 98033 or email her at for more information.


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Help restore Kirkland’s North Juanita Open Space Volunteers are needed for the North Juanita Open Space work party from 10 a.m. to noon tomorrow. Help with the last planting event of the season. The North Juanita Open Space is located at 113th Place NE and NE 129th Street in Kirkland. To register for this event visit

Gone Wilde to perform at Kirkland’s Wilde Rover on Dec. 18 The Kirkland District 2 Toastmaster group, Gone Wilde, will be performing one show at the Wilde Rover restaurant and bar in downtown Kirkland from noon until 1:30 p.m. on Dec. 18. The club will be sharing personal stories from

their experience with this wonderful time of the year. The performance is free and open to the public. Space is limited to approximately 50 attendees. Admittance is first come first seated. The goal with this event is to give something back to the Kirkland community in the form of sharing the gifts of love and understanding around the holiday season.

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Philip Vaughn of Kirkland, left, and co-founders Sethu Kalavakur of Seattle and Rafik Robeal of Redmond have started Tavour, a craft beer delivery service, based in Kirkland. RAECHEL DAWSON, Kirkland Reporter we’ll expand as the business warrants it.” For more information

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Kirkland strongman wins National Championship BY MATT PHELPS


hen Bothell resident Patrick Castelli arrived in Texas for the North American Strongman (NAS) National Championships in October he was not feeling his best. He was just miles from where he wrestled in the Division II National Championship tournament in March and he admits he was very disappointed with his finish. He was also not at his best for the strongman competition - or so he thought.

“The day before the competition I could not bend down to touch my kneecaps,” said Castelli, who had a back injury. But he had not flown 2,000 miles just to sit and watch. He instead achieved the impossible, winning the National title in 175-pound weight class, beating out two former world champions and a record number of competitors. “It was definitely exciting,” said Castelli, who got some tips from a professional strongman on how to deal with the injury just prior to the competition.

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remaining in the first round, Knopp threw a Kirkland resident devastating hook that Brent Knopp defended dropped Devela to the his middleweight title canvas. Just as Knopp for the first time Satmoved in to take advanurday night, defeating tage, the bell sounded to Cory Devela during the end the first. CageSport MMA event The fighters’ power held at the Emerald was on display Queen Casino in during the next KIRKLAND Tacoma. It was two rounds, as the main event both Knopp and on a ten-fight Devela continuCageSport XXVIII ously exchanged card. hard-hitting blows. The first round of the But Knopp’s endurance championship fight was gave him an advantage primarily controlled by as the fight went on. Devela. The challenger He was able to fincame out fast, pinning ish Devela during the Knopp against the cage fourth round by forcing and hitting him with his opponent to the a plethora of shots. ground. Devela, who Devela was able to was visibly tired, could eventually get the fight not stop the relentless to the ground where he pursuit by Knopp and came close to locking the referee stepped in in a rear naked choke at the two-minute and that would have ended 37-second mark to stop the fight. But an intense the fight. hand battle prevented The victory marked him from getting anyKnopp’s first official thing secured. defense of his middleBack on their feet, weight title and imwith limited time left proved his record to 5-0. REPORTER STAFF


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Dean South knew that his son, Grant, would be a baseball player when he just 2 years old. With father and son both sporting wide grins, Dean told the tale of Grant’s foray into baseball: “When he was just able to sit up, I would roll him a basketball and a football and a baseball on the carpet, and he would bat the other ones away and roll back the baseball.” Three years later, Grant began playing baseball for real. Now age 14 and standing nearly 5-foot, 11-inches tall, Grant — a Bear Creek School freshman — has garnered some most valuable player awards with his local baseball squads. When he’s catching, he calls the pitches. When he takes the mound himself, Grant’s pitches have been clocked at 84 mph from the 60-foot, 6-inch mark. And on the hitting front, he batted over .500 at the elite IMG Academy Wood Bat League camp in Bradenton, Fla., last summer. Craig Bishop, head coach for the Kirkland Merchants 18U squad, is Grant’s hitting instructor and has known him for the last three years. “He’s one of those kids who’s uniquely self-driven. He’s competitive and has the desire and love for baseball,” said Bishop, who coached Jon Lester, Travis Snyder and Andy

Grant South will compete for the United States at the upcoming Goodwill Series in Australia. COURTESY OF CHRISTOPHER CARLSON Sisco before they broke into the big leagues. “I just tried as hard as I could and was aggressive when I was hitting and catching,” Grant said modestly about his camp experience. At the camp, the right-hander attracted the attention of one of the coaches, who also happens to be a professional scout. Because of the Woodinville resident’s stellar performance at the camp, he was selected to be a member of the United States’ Reds 16U team at the Goodwill Series from Dec. 19-31 in Adelaide and Perth, Aus-

tralia. The Reds will play 12 games against the state teams of South Australia, Western Australia and Singapore. The Goodwill Series is designed to help players prepare for a future career as a baseball player, either at the collegiate or professional levels. “It feels great, because playing in the MLB (Major League Baseball) is my dream, so I think it’s one step closer,” said Grant, who added that he’s honored to represent the United States at the Goodwill Series. Added Dean: “I’m very proud of him. I’m just



Ford of Kirkland gives to Boys & Girls Club Boys & Girls Clubs of King County has received a $6,000 grant from the Ford Fund to help fight childhood hunger. In addition, Ford of Kirkland has provided the Kirkland Club with a brand new, 12-passenger van at a discount of more than 50 percent. The van is

the chauffeur — he does all the work, he’s the one who wants to take the lessons and who goes out and practices.” Grant hones his skills every day, utilizing the batting cage at the South home, taking hitting and pitching lessons and working on his speed and agility. He’s also on a diet that helps keep him in shape to excel on the field. The lone Washington state player won’t meet his Goodwill Series teammates until they board a plane in Dallas together. They’ll get to know each other on the lengthy flight to Australia and then it will be all work with their coaches to get the team ready for the series. Bishop noted that for a young player, Grant has a great work ethic to go along with size, strength and athleticism. As a bonus, his parents keep him grounded and focused on school, the coach added. “I think he has the ability to play in college and beyond if the cards work out with him,” Bishop said. Grant, who will play for the combined Bear Creek/Overlake team (the Growls) in the spring and the Merchants’ 16U team when the high school season ends, said he never stops thinking about baseball — even when he’s at school. For him, the best part about playing baseball is “leading a team and (having) a good influence on everybody to try as hard as they can.” critical to transporting young members to and from the Club as well as various sporting events. Operation Better World is an initiative of the Northwest Ford Dealers Advertising Association focused on child hunger. The Boys & Girls Clubs all serve nutritious snacks and in some cases full meals to their young members. In addition to the $77,500 going to 64 Boys & Girls Clubs across the Pacific Northwest, Ford Focus on Child Hunger also provided $320,000 to regional food banks earlier this year.

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advance to the final round, where four teams faced off on the topic of assassinating perpetrators of genocide. Assigned an opening opposition, Horne and Pierce argued that the assassination plan was impractical, unjust and would cause more harm than good. The three-judge panel voted to give first place to Simon Fraser University and second place to University of British Columbia. Portland State and Northwest University were finalists. This result meant that the Northwest team was among the top four out of 32 teams. In addition to wins and losses, judges rank students on speaking ability and the best speakers were honored. Horne, the Eagle debate team captain, received an award for ranking as the fifth best speaker out of 64 top students at the contest. Northwest University professor of English Jacob Witt ran the computer tab for the tournament and was praised by tournament director Melissa Franke for his competence at the awards ceremony. NU graduate student and former debater Kyle Hamar and Gillespie served as judges.

nation drive for Eastside Baby Corner through tomorrow. EBC is the major source of baby food, formula, diapers, cribs and car seats for ten local food banks and serves a broad area in east King County. To donate, to this cause drop off items Merrill Gardens of Kirkland at 201 Kirkland Ave. 98033. For more information visit

Local students perform to raise money for American Cancer Society During the past two years local high school students have learned that nothing is out of the question. This year 128 volunteers and 22 musicians at two locations will aim to raise more than $12,000 for the American Cancer Society.

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Merrill Gardens at Kirkland staged a community talent show and benefit dinner on Nov. 14, raising $1,750 for Puget Sound Honor Flight. More than 100 guests enjoyed the two-hour show, which featured Merrill Gardens residents, family members and team members. A highlight of the evening was the door prize drawing for a special memorial quilt created by Merrill Gardens residents Carol Roller and Lois “Pete” Haigh. Since 2005, Honor Flight’s mission has been to “transport America’s veterans to Washington, D.C., to visit those memorials dedicated to honor their service and sacrifices.” Honor Flight’s current priority is to provide “one last mission” for those aging World War II veterans who wish to visit the memorials built to honor their service and sacrifice. It is currently estimated that approximately 1,000 WWII veterans die each day.

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over $800 from playing their music at Northgate Mall in Seattle for 12 hours on Nov. 29. Hector’s restaurant is located at 112 Lake Street South in Kirkland. Donations can be made to Christmas Music for the Cure online.


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Lake Washington Christian Church Worship Sunday: 10:00 AM Welcome Table: 4th Sunday’s @ 6 pm 343 15th Ave, Kirkland 98033

Christmas Music for the Cure will have two locations with two bands playing simultaneously during its third year. One band will perform at Northgate Mall in Seattle and a second band will perform at Hector’s restaurant in Kirkland. The performances at Hector’s will take place from 4:30-8:30 p.m. on Dec. 19, 20 and 23 and from 2:30-8:30 p.m. on Dec. 21 and 22. The Northgate events will take place from 4:30-8:30 p.m. on Dec. 18-20 and 2:30-8:30 p.m. on Dec. 21 and 22. “Honestly, I was so excited when they asked me to be a part of their band. They’re practically famous at our school. Everyone knows what Christmas Music for the Cure is,” said high school junior Arko Banik. “After three years they’re still so focused on their goal.” Two years ago, the band began as a small group of seven musicians seeking new ways to raise money for Cancer Research. Blowing away initial expectations, the band raised over $1,700 playing jazz Christmas music while standing outside Hector’s. The group involved their schools’ honor societies last year and the band was able to raise over $3,700, breaking its original goal of $3,500. In the band’s third year, the musicians are returning and want to make their biggest impact yet. They have started their own nonprofit organization and recruited more students. Already, Christmas Music for the Cure has raised


The Christmas Ships Celebration at The Woodmark Hotel and Spa in Kirkland will take place from 4-6 p.m. on Sunday. Jump aboard a horse–drawn carriage, sing along with Dickens Carolers, cozy up by the fire pit and enjoy complimentary hot cocoa and coffee as you listen to the Argosy Cruises’ Christmas Ship and take in the Parade of Lights. Admission is complimentary. Check out for all the details.



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Northwest University students Marlene Pierce and Calvin Horne took part in a debate competition at Seattle University on Dec. 7 and 8.


Elevation Church Sunday at 10:30 am The Chapel at Northwest University Elevating Jesus to all people


In January 2013, the city of Kirkland began charging customers $5.07 for each 32 gallon unit of extra yard waste. To avoid extra charges customers may wish to: Stockpile and space out yard waste over a couple of weeks. Try backyard composting. The city of Kirkland Solid Waste will be offering a backyard composting class in the spring and fall of 2014. Check the city of Kirkland Solid Waste webpage in early 2014 for more information. Use leaves as a cheap and cozy mulch. Piled at the base of our plants, or over tender tubers, leaves regulate soil temperature during the frosts of winter and help maintain even soil moisture. They can even keep weeds down when you spread them in open areas. Order an extra yard waste cart for $12.92 per month for the extra material. Contact Waste Management at 1 (800) 592-9995 to order. Customers can cancel the extra service when your yard waste decreases. If you’re accumulating three extra yard waste charges a month, ordering an extra cart will save you money.

The unusually cold weather was only matched by the fire of intellect among top college students on Dec. 7 and 8, as they faced off over current event controversies at the Seattle University debate tournament. Northwest University debate team members Marlene Pierce and Calvin Horne reached the the Final Four of the competition, while Eagle teammates Isaac Sloat and Sephanas Pizelo, also made the finals in the novice division. “The two wins at the last tournament of fall semester ended one of the most successful string of wins for Northwest in years,” said NU debate team coach Gary Gillespie. “While some students didn’t win awards, everyone on the 13 person program gained a wealth of experience, watching and speaking against the best and brightest students in four states and British Columbia.” Ten colleges and universities brought 64 students to spar over topics announced fifteen minutes before each round. Willamette University, Portland State University, George Fox University, University of Alaska Anchorage, Simon Fraser University, University of British Columbia and La Vern University of California, along with Northwest University of Kirkland, all competed. There were five preliminary rounds on Saturday with semifinal and final rounds on Sunday. Some of the topics debated included banning Bitcoin online currency, violent sports, war in Syria, abortion policy and organ donations. Horne and Pierce were the fifth top seed going into finals and Sloat and Pizelo were the third seed in the novice division. Sloat and Pizelo argued against giving financial incentives to women who choose against abortions in the single novice final round. The senior Northwest team placed first in semifinals to

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December 13, 2013 edition of the Kirkland Reporter