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A circle of friends in Kirkland Pump It Up in Kirkland offers space for Friendship Circle birthday party
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Pump It Up in Kirkland hosted a birthday party for Friendship Circle’s Birthday Club children from 4:156 p.m. on Feb. 18. Pump It Up is located at 11605 NE 116th St. in Kirkland. Friendship Circle helps give social experiences to children with special needs and is based in Mercer Island. YVONNE COOPER, Friendship Circle
enise Leary could see a difference in her son after he joined the Friendship Circle. “When he comes home, he’s relaxed, hungry and just happy,” Leary said. “He’s quick to scream, quick to fit, but after Friendship Circle, they all say he has a great time.” Leary’s son Chris, 6, is autistic, as are other children at Friendship Circle. Friendship Circle is an organization based on Mercer Island that works to provide social experiences for children with a range of special needs. “The ingredient for the organization is about providing friendship,” said Friendship Circle supervisor Elazar Bogomilsky. “Whatever we have in a typical society in the way we celebrate things, birthdays, we want to be able to provide to these families as well.” As a way to do this,
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inflatables can be soothing play and it promotes the development of gross motor skills, Roberts said. But Roberts said openthe organization started ing up their space for Birthday Club, which esanother organization is sentially throws a conpretty rare. joined birthday party for “We’d like to help where the children every few we can as a business months. The first event was held at Pump It Up in but it’s hard sometimes because we can’t say yes Kirkland on Feb. 18. to everybody, but this one “We get hundreds of fits,” Roberts said. “You donation requests a year,” have to pick some focus said Andy Roberts, the to help out with. Special Pump It Up owner. “It’s needs and autism, this fits hard to pick and choose.” the bill.” Roberts said Bogomilsky Friendship “When he comes said having the Circle’s work is in home, he’s line with the oth- relaxed, hungry birthday parer charities Pump and just happy. ties at facilities such as Pump It It Up advocates He’s quick to Up is important for, so it wasn’t a scream, quick because “many hard choice. to fit, but after times these kids “It just seemed Friendship Circle, are excluded to fit,” he said. they all say he has from typical, “We try to help a great time.” proper birthday others where we Denise Leary environments.” can. This seemed “It’s very to check a lot of powerful, this is the boxes.” something that’s so special The Pump It Up franfor a kid that has special chise of 150 stores has needs,” Bogomilsky said, worked closely with the noting that sometimes National Autistic Orchildren will observe sibganization throughout lings talking about birththe years. One night a day parties and recognize month they have a jump [ more CIRCLE page 2 ] for special needs kids, as
‘Cyborg bandit’ charged, connected to Kirkland to bank robbery
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BY RAECHEL DAWSON
After learning the owner of a Kirkland business was recently displaced because of a house fire, the Greater Kirkland Chamber of Commerce decided something had to be done. “We’re living in a hotel right now and I think they wanted to do something nice for us,” said Common Folk Co.
A once unidentified man with the monikers “Cyborg bandit” and “Elephant man” has been caught, charged and identified after a year-long investigation. King County prosecutors recently charged Anthony Leonard Hathaway, 45, of Everett on Feb. 14 with one count of robbery in the first degree. Hathaway was arrested by the Seattle Safe Streets
Common Folk Co. owner Kathryn Straub helps a customer during her first cash mob that was put on by the Greater Kirkland Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber decided to help after learning Straub’s Kirkland house was damaged in an electrical fire. RAECHEL DAWSON, Kirkland Reporter owner Kathryn Straub, who has lived in Kirkland since 2006. Straub’s Bridle Trails
home suffered $140,000 in damages from an electrical fire on Jan. 29, despite the hour fire-
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Task Force on Feb. 11 after he was caught robbing a Key Bank in the University District of Seattle. Several bank employees witnessed a man with a black umbrella run into the bank and demand $100, $50, $20 and $10 bills, according to charging documents. Hathaway allegedly stole $2,320 from the teller’s cash drawer as he dawned a dark colored mask and told everyone [ more CHARGED page 3 ]
Robert Frost Elementary students hold Seahawks dance Students at Robert Frost Elementary continued celebrating the “Superbowl Champs” on Feb. 10, as they put on a Seahawks-themed dance. The night was planned weeks before Super Bowl, because the feeling throughout the school’s student body was that, “the Hawks were going to win.”
Students from Robert Frost Elementary enjoyed a Seahawks-themed dance on Feb. 10. The kids dressed up in their best Hawks gear and planned the dance weeks before the Super Bowl. Photo Courtesy Of Colette Keogh The Kirkland Menchies helped to sponsor the event and Frost students showed up in their blue and green Seahawk clothes
and accessories. DJ Denmark from Bridgecity Music supplied the music for the well attended dance party.
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they aren’t a part of it. The Feb. 18 party included children whose birthdays were in January and February and Bogomilsky anticipates they will have about six more throughout the year for other children. “It’s such a relief to have him play with kids and have a good time,” Leary said of Chris. “Chris loves birthday parties. It’s a fantastic organization and they’ve really helped us with the social piece with Chris.” For more information on the Friendship Circle, visit www.friendshipcirclewa.org. For information on Pump It Up, visit www.pumpitupparty.com/ kirkland-wa.
Pump It Up in Kirkland hosts a birthday party for Friendship Circle’s Birthday Club children. Pump It Up is located at 11605 NE 116th St. in Kirkland. YVONNE COOPER, Friendship Circle
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in the bank to “get down” on the floor. Post-Miranda, Hathaway later confessed to committing 29 other bank robberies throughout western Washington in the last year, charging documents state. Several local robberies were included in his confession, which include the Kirkland Totem Lake Wells Fargo on Nov. 30, 2013, the Bothell Whidbey Island Bank on Oct. 23, 2013 and March 29, 2013, and the Bothell Whidbey Island, North Creek branch on July 5, 2013. Police had been watching Hathaway the day he was arrested in a year-long investigation the task force had been building since the first robbery in Everett. Hathaway developed a pattern of wearing a metallic-like fabric over his face, similar to the look of a cyborg, and
BRIEFS Classical dance Yavanika at KPC The Kirkland Performance Center will host a performance of “Yavanika - Veiled Perspectives” at 8 p.m. on March 22. Avant Garde, yet steeped in the classi-
not intend to use all three licenses initially or planned to reach the top of their tier,” continued Foster. Several communities and jurisdictions across Washington have enacted local bans or moratoriums on recreational marijuana businesses. In a formal Attorney General Opinion issued Jan. 16 the Attorney General’s Office concluded that “I-502 left in place the normal powers of local governments to regulate within their jurisdictions” and that “…nothing in I-502 limits that authority with respect to licensed marijuana businesses.” While the law is silent on the issue of local bans, there is also nothing with the law which allows for the board to deny licenses to qualified applicants. If an applicant meets the state’s criteria for licensure, the board will issue a state license. Like any other type of business, a licensee must be in compliance with local laws and regulations. The board action and interim policy are effective immediately.
a long sleeve shirt with eye holes cut out, appearing as an “elephant man.” During several of the bank robberies, the suspect verbally threatened the teller with a weapon but never displayed one. The investigation led detectives to a suspicious white van that had been used in a recent South Snohomish County robbery. It was this lead that connected Hathaway to the robberies, according to charging documents. On the day of Hathaway’s last robbery, investigators followed the van from Everett to Seattle for two hours and observed him changing clothes and getting out of the van with a black umbrella near the Key Bank. He was arrested shortly after on probable cause. Hathaway is being held on $750,000 bail and is consid-
ered a flight risk and danger to the community. Charging documents state additional charges will be filed for the other bank rob-
beries. His arraignment has scheduled for Feb. 27 at the King County Courthouse.
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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 Feb. 14-20, the Kirkland Police Department reported 508 traffic violations, six DUIs, eight school zone traffic violations, one animal call, 38 alarm calls, eight noise complaints, 10 calls of disturbance, 12 thefts, eight car prowls, four car thefts, 28 traffic accidents, 12 calls of civil disturbance, one reported burglary, 11 domestic violence calls, 10 calls for harassment, two reports of illegal drugs, two alleged assaults, four acts of fraud, five malicious mischief reports, one sex offense, four suicide calls, one rape and one vice call. At least 31 people were arrested.
Feb. 20 Order violation: 11:03 p.m., 13000 block of 87th Place NE. A 49-year-old man was taken into custody for violating a no contact order from his parents. His father called police after he heard his son drunkenly yelling obscenities in the backyard.
Domestic violence: 7:30 p.m., 12400 block of 107th Place NE. A 71-year-old woman was arrested for hitting her 50-year-old daughter in the leg with a lamp, causing pain. The daughter recorded the conversation and forwarded it on because her mother had not been taking her mental health medications.
Feb. 19 Domestic violence: 10:30 a.m., 8000 block of NE 122nd Place. A 62-year-old man was arrested for slapping his girlfriend in the arm while attempting to hit her face. He had been trying to take her cell phone from her while she was calling 911.
Feb. 15 Malicious mischief: 10 p.m., 12010 block of 120th Place NE. A 25-year-old man was arrested for trashing his room at Motel 6 after taking several Ambien and over the counter medications. After he was arrested, he was taken to EvergreenHealth Medical Center where he was treated for drug use. DUI: 12:29 a.m., 12400 block of 116th Ave. NE. A 27-year-old man was arrested for driving under the influence after he was stopped for “poor lane travel.”He showed signs of intoxication but refused blood alcohol content and field sobriety tests.
Feb. 14 Theft: 1:45 p.m., 11200 block of NE 124th St. An 18-year-old man was arrested for stealing various grocery items from QFC. Security video footage was taken as evidence.
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marijuana producer applications. The plant canopy of these applications far exceeds a manageable plant canopy set by the board in its rules. Of these applications, over 900 are for more than one marijuana producer application. The rules currently allow for up to three licenses per licensee. In an effort to meet a manageable plant canopy for marijuana production, the board will file an interim policy that limits any qualified entity or principals within any entity to one marijuana producer license. If any entity or principal has more than one marijuana application pending, staff will contact the applicant and offer them the option of withdrawing their additional applications for a refund or having their additional applications held up to one year or until the Board determines more marijuana producer licenses are needed. “In interviews with our licensing investigators, many license applicants have said that they do
The Washington State Liquor Control Board approved staff ’s recommendations to limit the number of individual marijuana producer licenses to one and initially limit production at 70 percent on Feb. 19, clearing a path for the agency to begin issuing producer and processor licenses. “Today’s board action clears an obstacle and allows the agency to begin issuing marijuana producer and processor license in the coming weeks,” said board Chair Sharon Foster. “We believe this is the most fair and equitable way to get the market up and running.” In its enforcement guidelines issued Aug. 29, the Department of Justice required states to ensure a tightly regulated and controlled market to prevent diversion of product to other states, sales to minors and other concerns.
The board used available consumption data supplied by its consultant, BOTEC Analysis Corporation, to craft production limits in its rules to meet initial consumer demand without over-supplying. The rules are based on BOTEC’s input that the state can capture 13-25 percent of the overall market in the first year of recreational sales. Additional production is likely necessary for the state to capture an increasing percentage as the market refines and matures. Agency rules allow for flexibility to meet an evolving controlled market. Agency rules state “if the total amount of square feet marijuana production exceeds two million square feet, the board reserves the right to reduce all licensee’s production by the same percentage or reduce licensee production by one or more tiers by the same percentage.” The board closed a 30day application window for marijuana licenses on Dec. 20. During that period the agency received 2,858
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LWSD bond fails, what’s next?
s you know, election night returns for both the EP&O Levy and Capital Tech Levy were strong, and they continue to climb. Both measures are currently passing at around 65 percent and we need just 50 percent approval to pass. We know that when the election is certified, these measures will both pass. This is awesome news and we will begin planning for the safety, facility and technology support and projects that these funds will allow us to accomplish! Unfortunately, the bond measure is not passing. It is currently at 58 percent and we need 60 percent approval to pass. We believe that when the election is certified, this measure will not pass. So, what’s next? First, on behalf of the entire Lake Washington School District, we wish to convey gratitude to our entire community. Staff, teachers, parents and PTSA members, the Lake Washington Citizens Levy Committee, our District Leadership Team and our board, all worked hard on the informational and/or promotional campaigns. Our community came out, voted, and showed their support. We are thankful for the support of our community. The levies passed overwhelmingly. The bond just barely missed. The irony is that the majority of our voters wanted the bond measure to pass! Frustratingly, the 60-percent rule means that even though the majority of voters voted YES, the minority of NO voters determine the outcome for the majority. We, along with other districts and together with the Washington State School Directors Association and the Washington Association of
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path to ensure that ALL of our students attend school in safe, up-to-date, and modern facilities. I will be working with the board to discuss options and to determine next steps and I anticipate that we will have a concrete plan of action to share by early March. Thank you all for your ongoing support of our district, our staff, and our students.
Dr. Traci Pierce is the Lake Washington School District Superintendent. Editor’s note: Dr. Traci Pierce distributed this letter last week. The Washington State Secretary of State certified the results of the election on Feb. 25 and the bond measure failed with just less than 58 percent of the vote in favor.
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School Administrators are actively working at the legislative level to try to get this changed so bonds can pass with 50-percent approval, just like levies. We will also work to identify why a minority of people did not support the bond, as it will help to inform our next steps. Speaking of next steps, I believe it is important that we act quickly to determine options and take next steps. As a district, we know that our needs have not changed: Enrollment continues to grow. We are dealing with real overcrowding and we need classrooms and new schools to accommodate our growing enrollment; and Our aging schools still need to be modernized. Since 1998 we have modernized 22 of our schools and we need to continue on the Dr. Traci Pierce
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 February 28, 2014
In a recent edition of the Reporter, Rep. Larry Springer is noted for introducing a retirement savings bill in the Washington State House. In the article, while noting the dangerously low rate of retirement savings of millions of Americans, Springer is quoted as saying, “I run a small wine shop in Kirkland with four employees. I would love to offer them a retirement plan, but I can’t find one.” Actually, Larry, they are all around you. They go by many names: SEP/IRAs, SIMPLE plans, Profit Sharing plans, to name a few. And, contrary to the article, many of them are neither expensive nor burdensome administratively. Banks, mutual fund companies and brokerage houses all sponsor low cost, flexible plans for small businesses. Like you, I run a small business with four employees. But unlike you, I have offered a retirement plan for the last 15 years. Is the savings rate for most Americans abysmally low? Absolutely. Might a government plan such as you espouse be part of the solution? Quite possibly. But let’s promote ideas based on facts, not on political posturing. If you choose as a business owner to not offer a retirement plan to your employess, that is your decision to make. But don’t pretend that the private sector offers no viable alternatives.
Terry Cole, Kirkland
Thank you for the hot beverages
On Feb. 22 and 23, members of the Kirkland Youth Council held a food drive for Hopelink at the Red Apple Market in Bridle Trails. During the two-day drive, the teens collected 1,639 pounds of food and $218 in cash donations. The purpose of this note is to thank the very kind and generous gentleman who started a tab at the espresso stand for the kids. The hot drinks were so very much appreciated on what was a very cold day for the volunteers. Thank you again for your thoughtfulness.
Regi Schubiger, Kirkland
Kirkland businesses need to enforce smoking law I think we all can agree that Kirkland’s downtown is very “walkable.” I live two blocks from Lake Street and walk with my 1-year-old daughter twice a day. I have been finding it more and more difficult to avoid smoke from people smoking outside doorways on the sidewalk. Last week, I strolled past three coffee shops until I finally found one whose entrance wasn’t clouded by smoke from people smoking at outdoor tables. People apparently need to be reminded that Washington State passed Initiative 901 in 2005 that prohibits smoking within 25 feet of entrances, exits, windows that open and ventilation intakes that serve enclosed areas. I highly suggest local businesses start enforcing this initiative because frequent customers like myself are being chased away. I will not compromise my baby’s health or my own to support local-
small business. Also, a big show of appreciation to Kirkland’s Ladro Coffee shop that does enforce this initiative. Keep up the good work!
Sandi Bazemore, Kirkland
Who pays for services? Why do people invest in tax free municipal bonds? It’s because they are tax free, at least up until now. That has changed. Municipal bonds are a financial resource for governments and citizens, a win, win situation for both. The Social Security Administration or SSA now imposes a tax or Income Related Monthly Adjustment Amounts or IRMAA on what use to be tax free municipal bonds. The new tax kicks in on those filing an MAGI or Modified Adjusted Gross Income of more than $170,000 in 2014. The MAGI is defined by the SSA, not the IRS. Lower incomes are only affected by potentially lower services. However, since investing in tax free income now is taxable, it reduces or eliminates the incentive of those who invest in municipal bonds. Without that incentive, government income may feel the impact. Because the potential for lost revenue caused by the new tax, it’s hard for me to understand why the Association of Washington Cities has not responded to the possible loss of revenue. Affected citizens lose an investment choice and governments may find it harder to maintain or improve services.
Robert L. Style, Kirkland
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Correction The web address for Green E Juice is www. green-e-juice.com, not as reported in the Feb. 21 issue. The Reporter strives for accuracy and regrets the error.
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Greater Kirkland Chamber of Commerce Director Bruce Wynn, left, and Samantha St. John, right, organized a “cash mob” for Common Folk Co. business owner, middle, on Feb. 20 after learning her house was damaged in a recent fire. RAECHEL DAWSON, Kirkland Reporter Common Folk Co. is a retail store that offers jewelry, seasonal items, home decor and vintage style gifts. It is located at 325 Parkplace Center in Kirkland, near Purple Cafe and Wine Bar. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/ CommonFolkCo.
to help, chamber Executive Director Bruce Wynn and Samantha St. John, the business and communication manager, organized a cash mob for Straub’s business on Feb. 20. A cash mob is when a group of people come together to purchase goods from a local business. “We thought it’d be the perfect opportunity to rally support around one of our local business owners in their time of need,” said St. John, adding that the event drew a good amount of support. “The hope is to bring them business for the rest of the week and, in the coming months, to bring sustainable customers.” Chamber members were encouraged to spend at least $20 from 1-2 p.m. during the cash mob. “The owner reported that her sales outcome in one day was triple her best day of sales,” Wynn said. “I’m glad that our chamber members were able to come through for her.” In the past, the chamber has organized cash mobs for other Kirkland businesses, such as Simplicity ABC and Sur La Table. “I’m so thankful,” Straub said, beaming. “This is so sweet, the sweetest thing. It was supposed to be secret but I’m glad I found out because I got to do my hair!” Common Folk Co. moved to Kirkland in July 2013 from its previous Crossroads location. Sue Contreras, or “Miss Kirkland,” in Straub’s words, encouraged her to move the business to Kirkland after her Crossroads lease was up, Straub said. “We decided to make the move, which was wonderful,” she said. “It’s wonderful here. We love doing business in the community we live in. We’d never been able to do that before.” Straub started Common Folk Co. in Centralia, Wash. in 2001 but moved to the Eastside when she fell in love and got married. “I just want to be the store that everyone goes to buy their gifts and cards,” she said. “I want to be a part of the community for a long time, for years to come.”
...obituaries Chuck Hennig
Long time Kirkland resident (since 1965), Chuck Hennig has left us at the age of 85. He was a design engineer with Boeing, a 40-year member of the Bellevue Community Band, and a pianist with the Coal Creek Jazz Band. Chuck was an enthusiastic reader, sailor, and skier, and a supporter of the Engineering Retirees, junior soccer, Juanita High School athletics (particularly basketball since 1975), Morgan horses, and Golden Retrievers. He is survived by wife Lois, sons John and Paul (Wendy), grandsons Chad and Shane, sister Janice, and several nephews and nieces. There will be a service in his memory on Saturday, March 1 at 2 pm in the Chapel on the east side of the Northlake Unitarian Church, 308 4th Ave S, in Kirkland (corner of State Street). 991315
Mildred Elizabeth “Betti” Stoddard Evans
Mildred Elizabeth “Betti” Stoddard Evans born August 10, 1918 in Merom, Indiana and died January 31, 2014 in Kirkland,Washington. Gradutated from Queen Ann High School, Univ. of Washington, Music, 1939, Cornish College; Mu Phi Epsilon, AAUW. Her 61 year marriage to William David “Bill” Evans began July 3, 1940. Lived in Seattle, Washington; Cocoa, Florida; Lake Havasu, Arizona; Port Orford, Oregon and Kirkland, Washington. Bill passed October 13, 2001. Betti enjoyed family, music (piano, organ, bells), art (esp. water color) and church, taught piano and choir. Survived by children: Judith Evans Dunham and husband Gary, David Evans and wife Deborah, Paula Evans Monsef and husband Mike, and Bruce Evans. (Preceded by infant Arla); grandchildren: Jane Dunham; Jack Dunham, wife Christina; Otonya Evans Alison, husband Patrick; Kiyash Monsef, wife Jane; Ramiz Monsef; Micaiah Evans, wife Kate; great grandchildren: Elion, Joanna, Cosmo Alison; Eleanor Evans; and sister, Marya Marcus. Memorial Service March 1, 2014, 2:00 pm, Kirkland Congregational Church. 993589
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 February 28, 2014
City creates policy on public art decorations
A good night’s sleep gets harder to come by with age back-and-forth switches between deep sleep and REM periods throughout the night, but the latter gradually dominates and let us eventually wake up. Not so with older folks. Deep sleep phases become shorter and turn more often into lighter REM sleep and actual awakening, possibly three to four times per night. It is this repeated awakening that can do long-term damage. Deep sleep is the most restorative phase when both body and mind can heal from their daily wear and tear. If it is interrupted or cut short too many times, these necessary healing processes are prevented from taking place. On the outside, you may just feel groggy and tired in the morning, but on the inside much of the repair work meant to keep you healthy remains undone. There can be a number of causes for sleep disruption. Timi Gustafson
n our busy lives, getting enough rest can be challenging at any age. But for older people it becomes even more difficult, perhaps not so much because of stress-related sleep deprivation but because of changing sleep patterns. As we age, we not only need less sleep, we also don’t sleep as deeply and wake up more often during the night. While these changes are not always cause for concern, they can become problematic if they lead to persistent sleep disorders with potentially serious health effects. As younger adults, we typically spend much of our sleep time in a state called “deep sleep.” Closer to the morning hours, we enter a different phase named “REM” (rapid eye movement), a lighter form of sleep where the eyes move rapidly behind closed lids. Usually, there are several
Besides age-related changes of sleep patterns, you may be dealing with the effects of late-night consumption of food, alcohol or caffeine, interference from medications, chronic disease like high blood pressure and heart disease, sleep apnea, need for frequent urination, and others. According to the National Institutes of Health, the health consequences from sleep-related disordersare far from benign. Studies have shown associations between disturbed or insufficient sleep and unhealthy weight gain and other diet-related ills. For older adults, the results can be even more dire.
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said Jason Filan, the city parks operations manager. “It gives us some written direction.” While several people enjoy the decorations, some within the community feel otherwise. On Feb. 7, a Kirkland resident went to City Hall to complain about decorations on public art. Marie Jensen, the spokeswoman for the city of Kirkland, said it was the week of National Wear Red Day when the woman complained. In order to raise awareness about women’s heart health, volunteers were encouraged to dress up various Kirkland sculptures in the city to spread the word, and so they did. Red scarves, hats and other clothing appeared on the Puddle Jumpers, the Cow and Coyote and other Kirkland sculptures. But the complaint sparked a conversation within the Kirkland Cultural Arts Commission at their monthly meeting on Feb. 19. Filan said the dif-
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Downtown Kirkland dwellers need only look toward the bronze Cow and Coyote statue on Central Way to figure out what major holiday is quickly approaching. For years members of the community have decorated the statue as somewhat of a tradition. Created by Brad Rule and purchased by the city in 2002, the pair has dawned Seahawks garb during the Super Bowl, a cupid getup during Valentine’s Day and several other outfits catering to holidays such as Christmas, Fourth of July and soon-to-come St. Patrick’s Day. But now there’s a policy in place to ensure those decorations don’t overstay their welcome. On Feb. 21, city officials enacted a policy that allows public art decorations so long as the decor doesn’t damage the art and is removed after one week by the decorators. “We had never had a written policy before,”
ference of community opinion on whether public art should be decorated was what prompted this new policy. “Historically, there hasn’t been an issue. It’s pretty low key,” Filan said. “It makes people smile. It gives the community some freedom to add a cute little decoration that might make someone smile.” The new policy prohibits decorations that paint, scrape, scuff or mark the public art, as well as decor that commercially advertises or poses as a dangerous distraction to motorists or pedestrians. Filan said the Parks Maintenance Division is responsible for cleaning and maintaining the art and will simply remove the decorations if they are up longer than one week. Fees or tickets will not be issued to any decorators, he said. For more information, contact the Parks Operations Manager, Jason Filan, at 425-5873340.
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BY CHRISTIAN KNIGHT City of Kirkland
he average wait for a car stopped at the intersection of Northeast 116th Street and 124th Avenue Northeast lasts a minute and 23 seconds. That, according to the city of Kirkland’s transportation policies, is nearing failure. But it could get worse. To understand how much worse, transportation engineers from the city of Kirkland created a model more than a decade ago to calculate what the wait time would be at the same intersection in the year 2022. The average wait time, the engineers discovered, would quadruple—to more than four minutes. “That’s total failure,” said Thang Nguyen, the Kirkland transportation engineer responsible for measuring the traffic impacts of development. The solution is to build a new road extension that will connect Northeast 120th Street to 124th Avenue Northeast. Construction on that road began Feb. 24 and will be finished by the end of this year. Aside from providing a more direct option for drivers
heading to the freeway from 132nd Avenue Northeast, as well as drivers heading east to the Lake Washington Institute of Technology, the new road extension will ease pressure primarily at four nearby intersections and cut their average wait times in half, from a combined nine and a half minutes to a combined four and a half minutes. And it’ll do it by reducing the number of ‘competing movements’ commuters face at the four intersections. “‘Competing movements’ are movements that are competing for green time at the intersection,” said Nguyen. “Let’s take a left turn and through-movement. They are competing movements. Those are movements that cannot run at the same time. One has to wait for the other through signal phasing in order to get through the intersection. This road will reduce those competing movements at each intersection.” The result for drivers is less time in traffic. At the intersection of 124th Avenue Northeast and Northeast 124th Street, for example, the road extension will cut 50 seconds from the 140-second wait traffic engineers expect by the year 2022. The biggest beneficiary
is the intersection of 116th Street and 124th Avenue, where traffic would be waiting for more than four minutes on average—if not for the road extension. That’s three times longer than the current wait. The Northeast 120th Street road extension cuts more than three minutes from that, however. That means traffic will sit at that intersection for 17 seconds less in 2022 after the new road exists than it does now in 2014 before the road exists. Through annexation, Kirkland has added more than 200 lane-miles to its street network. But this will be the first new road the city of Kirkland has added through road construction since 1993, when the city built the missing piece of North Rose Hill’s 100th Street, which provided a continuous link from 124th Avenue to 132nd Avenue. Constructing the Northeast 120th Street extension will require seven-and-a-half months, starting late this winter. But the city of Kirkland has been planning for these 880 feet of additional roadway since 1997. It’s been working on the design and property acquisitions since 2007. “It involved reaching out to
Officials began construction on 120th Street extension in the Totem Lake area earlier this week. CONTRIBUTED the property owners to purchase right of way,” said Rod Steitzer, the supervisor of Kirkland’s Capital Improvement Program. “There are four parcels on this roadway. Three to the north. One to the south. And on that right of way, city engineers have already solved several engineering challenges. One challenge was how to build a road that gradually descends from its intersection with Slater Avenue without consuming portions of the Frontier property to the north and the
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state during the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:02.45, while teammate Sasha Oelsner was ninth (1:05.73). The 200-yard medley relay team of Kris Singstad, Oelsner, Lashley and Gerth placed fifth overall at state with a time of 1:44.38. Singstad finished 11th overall in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 50.92, while Reeves finished 16th (52.13). It was not all swimmers that contributed to the team title. Kang diver Keith Cole finished 11th overall. Lake Washington’s 400yard freestyle relay team of Teddy Crane, Kris Singstad, Reeves and Elijah Singstad finished 14th overall with a time of 3:35.31. Singstad would also take
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Hunter’s Early Start Act clears State House, moves to Senate The state House of Representatives approved a bill sponsored by Rep. Ross Hunter that he says will substantially improve the quality of early learning for kids in Washington State by a vote of 64-33 on Feb. 18. “If we want to improve school readiness outcomes for students, our best investment is in high-quality early
The Lake Washington High School 200-yard freestyle relay team of Nick Reeves, Connor Gerth, Austin Lashley and Elijah Singstad tied for first place during the state meet at the King County Aquatic Center on Saturday. KEITH LASHLEY, Special to the Reporter 16th during the 200-yard individual medley (2:16.98).
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Philharmonia Northwest chamber orchestra, will perform Brahms powerful and haunting Ein Deutsches Requiem at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday March 29 at Meany Hall on the University of Washington campus. This “Brahms Fest” will also feature Brahms lesser known Schicksalslied, or “Song of Fate,” “a compellingly beautiful work that begs to be sung,” said Dr. Glenn Gregg, music director of the Kirkland Choral Society. Gregg, who will conduct the Requiem, describes it as “a musical treasure.” Brahms began the Requiem at age 23 while mourning the death of his mentor, Robert Schumann. On his mother’s death nine years later, he composed the serene fifth movement for solo and chorus, “Yes, I will comfort you, as one whom his own mother comforteth.” Most requiems are set in Latin, a prayer for the departed to rest in peace.
Brahms’ desire was to bring comfort to the living. His Requiem, in German, opens with the full choir singing Luther’s translation from the Sermon on the Mount: “Blessed are they that mourn, for they shall be comforted.” Schicksalslied has a different message. The opening adagio movement serenades the world of the spirits “who wander gladly in light.” Not so mortals on earth. In dramatic allegro, the choir sings “To us is allotted no restful haven to find.” Philharmonia Northwest under Music Director Julia Tai will open this tribute to Brahms with his Tragic Overture. Fred Lokken, who will conduct the Schicksalslied, is artistic director of the Bellevue Chamber Chorus. Tickets are available online at kirklandchoralsociety.org, or email tickets@ kirklandcoralsociety.org. For more information, call 425296-0612.
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The Lake Washington High School boys swim team completed its record-breaking season on Saturday with its best finish in school history. The Kangs finished sixth during the 2A State Championship meet as a team, while the 200-yard freestyle relay team shared the top of the medal podium at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way. Archbishop Murphy took the state title with 185 points as a team, while Lake Washington finished with 142 points. It was the record breaking Lake Washington 200yard freestyle relay team of Nick Reeves, Conner Gerth, Elijah Singstad and Austin
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