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Fires | Two separate fires within four days FRIDAY, APRIL 25, 2014 destroy two Kirkland families’ garages [2]


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LWSD bond, county transit measure failing BY RAECHEL DAWSON


uesday night’s first returns from the King County special election indicate the Lake Washington School District $404 million bond is well below the 60 percent yes vote needed to pass. The bond also needs a minimum turnout of 18,503 votes, which it has

received. The proposition has 17,652 votes, or 50.88 percent of the overall votes cast. The King County Transportation District sales tax and tab tax measure is also failing, receiving just 44.72 percent of the vote. The school district bond would have gone toward the district’s current

and future overcrowding issues by funding the construction of three new elementary schools, two in Redmond and one in Kirkland; a new middle school; the rebuild of Juanita High School; a new west side STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) focused school on the Juanita campus; and an addition to Lake Washing-

ton High School. The bond also would have left some funds for future capital projects. The levy rate was estimated to increase by 25 cents per $1,000 of assessed valuation costing the typical homeowner’s $500,000 home $10.42 per month or $125.00 per year in property taxes over the [ more BOND page 5 ]

Students, faculty and staff of Juanita High School and community members show their support for Lake Washington School District’s bond last week. Photo courtesy of Matt Loschen

Habib, McBride switch places in running for legislature BY RAECHEL DAWSON

Rep. Cyrus Habib with the 48th Legislative District and former Kirkland mayor Joan McBride have switched legislative positions which they will run for during the 2014 Washington state election. Habib, a Bellevue resident, initially endorsed McBride as she ran for the Senate position that is currently held by Sen. Rodney Tom, the Majority Leader and Majority Coalition Caucus member. Last week, Tom announced he would no longer run for Senate in the general election because of health and family-related issues. “I am excited to work with Joan as a colleague who shares my passion for strong communities, good schools and a transportation system that works,” Habib said in a news release. McBride will now run for Habib’s House Representative position after raising more than $70,000 for the [ more MCBRIDE page 5 ]

Lining up for Earth Day

Students and teachers at Kirkland’s Evergreen Academy released thousands of ladybugs and planted flowers in the school’s garden to celebrate Earth Day on Tuesday. SARAH KEHOE, Reporter Newspapers

Friends of Youth celebrates new homes in Kirkland BY RAECHEL DAWSON

As First Lady Trudi Inslee addressed the crowd at a Friends of Youth event, she called on legislators, who were also present, to get more organizations like

Friend of Youth implemented statewide. “Jay and I, and the whole state, would love to have these well beyond King County,” she said. “So legislators, we need to get this all over the state.” Inslee, King County

Executive Dow Constantine, Kirkland Mayor Amy Walen, and Rep. Roger Goodman were there to support and congratulate the nonprofit’s most recent success in completing the construction of two new homes for homeless youth

and the ground breaking of two more new homes for foster care youth on April 17. Sen. Andy Hill, Rep. Larry Springer and Rep. Ross Hunter also made an appearance to congratulate the nonprofit organization.

The Kirkland-based organization celebrated a ribbon cutting for two houses for 10 homeless teens and young adults ages 16-22 years old. It’s set to open in June. And there was a ground breaking for two extended foster care homes that will also house 10 young adults, ages 18[ more HOMES page 10 ]

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Two Kirkland garage fires in one week

an estimate on damage cost but said this fire was much smaller in comparison to the fire that occurred last week. “The other one was a ball of fire,” he said, adding that he was the instant commander on that garage fire. No occupants, firefighters or pets were injured. The cause is under investigation. Firefighters with Bothell and Woodinville also responded.

Earlier in the week, Kirkland firefighters responded to a one-story house fire on April 16 that left a car and a garage charred. At around 8 p.m., an occupant of the home, located at 10600 block of 124th Ave. NE in the North Rose Hill neighborhood, was taking a shower when they noticed something wasn’t right. “… They lost hot water, which made them wonder what was going on,” said Kirkland Fire Department Battalion Chief Larry Peabody. “They opened the garage and there was smoke.”

Kirkland firefighters responded to a garage fire in the North Rose Hill neighborhood on the evening of April 16. Courtesy of the Kirkland Fire Department The person initially tried to save the car by opening both garage doors but decided to call for help when the fire became “well involved,” Peabody said. But the phone wasn’t


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working correctly either. Luckily, a neighbor, the first reporting party, made the call to 911 at 8:21 p.m. and firefighters were there within minutes. “When the first unit arrived, the garage was completely gone,” Peabody said, adding that it took firefighters 10 minutes to control the fire. No pets, humans or firefighters were injured, and Peabody unofficially estimates the damage to be around $250,000. The rest of the house sustained smoke damage, as well as some neighboring shrubbery. “Underwriters Laboratories just finished a large scale study that determined that once a fire is found, all attempts to shut the doors should be made to limit the spread of the fire,” Peabody said. Bothell and Redmond firefighter units also responded. The cause of the fire is still under investigation; however, it is not being investigated as a suspicious fire at this time.


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irkland firefighters responded to the second Kirkland garage fire in four days on Sunday night. It took about five minutes to control the fire, located at a two-story home in the 13400 block of 110th Place NE, near Edith Moulton Park. At 11:22 p.m., first

responders arrived to the homeowner spraying water on the fire, according to Kirkland Fire Department Battalion Chief Mike Haschak. Haschak said firefighters made sure the fire was completely out before checking the rest of the garage, searching the entire house for all occupants and pulling the ceiling to make sure the fire hadn’t extended upwards. Haschak could not provide

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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 April 11-17, the Kirkland Police Department reported 488 traffic violations, three DUIs, 17 school zone traffic violations, seven animal calls, 41 alarm calls, 25 noise complaints, two juvenile crimes, seven calls of disturbance, 15 thefts, seven car prowls, four car thefts, 28 traffic accidents, 18 calls of civil disturbance, eight reported burglaries, 12 domestic violence calls, five calls for harassment, three reports of illegal drugs, two alleged assaults, 27 acts of fraud, seven malicious mischief reports, one robbery and two suicide calls. At least 40 people were arrested.

Domestic violence: 11:30 p.m., 12500 block of NE 145th Place. A 22-year-old man was arrested for cutting his 26-year-old girlfriend’s lip and bruising her arm. The man had red blood marks and bruising on his arms as well, however, they both denied anything physical happened.

April 11 Warrant: 1:37 p.m., 10800 block of NE 68th St. A 31-year-old man was arrested on an outstanding theft warrant. Domestic violence: 9:58 p.m., 14200 block of 125th Lane NE. A 34-year-old man was arrested for grabbing his 36-year-old wife by the arm,

leaving bruises. Their 11-year-old son was a witness to the act. Order violation: 10 p.m., 4300 block of Lake Washington Boulevard NE. A 40-year-old man was arrested on a no-contact order between him and a 36-year-old woman. He originally called police to give detectives his side of the story in a verbal dispute between him and a 36-year-old woman. Police state no crimes were committed related to their argument but the woman was also arrested because it was found she had a Bellevue theft warrant.

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irkland Police responded to a report of a carjacking shortly after 10:30 p.m. on April 21 at the EvergreenHealth hospital parking garage located at 12040 NE 128th St. The 43-year-old female

victim reported that a male suspect displayed a handgun and demanded her vehicle. The victim was not hurt and immediately called 911 to report the crime. Kirkland police were on the scene within two minutes of the call but the suspect had already fled the area. Police were

able to locate the vehicle in Mill Creek a short time later. K9s and officers were unable to track the suspect from the vehicle. The suspect was described as a light-skinned African-American male, in his 20s, wearing a gray hoodie. The investigation is currently ongoing.

April 17 Domestic violence: 6 p.m., 11200 block of NE 131st Lane. A 10-year-old boy is being charged with assault and malicious mischief after he threw a tantrum, broke several items in the home and tried to hit and bite his 37-year-old mother. He also made comments about breaking her neck. Police later released the boy to his grandmother. Hit-and-run: 9:39 p.m., 14000 block of 102nd Place NE. A 40-year-old woman was taken into custody for resisting arrest after she crashed her car into a parked vehicle down the street from her house. She left her car at the Safeway and, an hour later, she was located jogging down the road in front of the victim’s house. After resisting arrest, police dry stunned her with a Taser. She later complained of chest pain and was taken to EvergreenHealth Medical Center.

April 15 Domestic violence: 10:50 a.m., 12600 block of NE 124th St. A 23-year-old man was arrested for threatening to shoot his 22-year-old girlfriend during a physical altercation while there was a handgun in the residence.

April 14 Warrant: 2:30 p.m., 11500 block of northbound I-405. A 24-year-old man was arrested on a felony dangerous drugs warrant from Seattle. Additionally, police discovered he was driving while his license is suspended.

Traffic offense: 11:37 p.m., 11000 block of NE 85th St. A 39-year-old man was arrested on two Pierce County warrants. He was found to be driving while his license was suspended and had four other prior convictions, including providing false information. Police originally stopped him for speeding. Warrant: 2:58 a.m., 14500 block of 124th Ave. NE. A 17-year-old boy was arrested on a felony, no-bail warrant after he escaped from the Woodinville Detention Center. An officer found him attempting to hide in the bushes a few blocks away. He has since been transported to King County Juvenile Detention Center. Order violation: 11:19 p.m., 12600 block of NE 124th St. A 20-year-old man was arrested on criminal trespass after he got into a verbal argument over his uncle visiting a woman he has a nocontact protection order with.

April 12 Warrant: 1:03 p.m., 12600 block of NE 144th St. A 25-year-old man was arrested on a misdemeanor warrant after he was found sleeping in an unlocked, vacant apartment.


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Another legislative session, more missed opportunities If the state legislature were graded on its performance this year, it would have received an “incomplete.” This year’s legislative session in Olympia ended with so few results that one newspaper proclaimed it the “Do-Little Legislature.” When it came to our schools, easing traffic congestion, or protecting our rights and safety, state Senate leadership chose partisan unity over the leadership and independence required to serve our families and businesses. Missed opportunity No. 1: Fully funding education Days before the legislature convened, the State Supreme Court described this legislative session as “an opportunity to take a significant step forward” toward meeting the court’s mandate to fully fund education. “The need for significant action could not be more apparent,” it wrote. Instead of taking the court’s directive seriously, the legislature passed just $58 million in additional education spending — about 1 percent of the amount estimated to be needed by 2017 — and continued to ignore voter-approved initiatives to provide for more competitive teacher pay and to reduce class sizes. There are common-sense ways to increase sustainable school funding that doesn’t raise taxes on middle class families, but the Senate chose to keep massive tax loopholes for out-of-state companies instead. Investing in our children’s education, not corporate tax loopholes, guarantees us the best return on our investment, and it’s something I intend to do if I’m elected in November to represent the 45th Legislative District as a state senator. Additionally, for the first time in 18 years, the Legislature did not pass a construction budget. Despite winning broad bipartisan support in the House, the Senate’s Majority Coalition Caucus could not muster a single vote for the package. As a result, the state is attempting to fund instruction for all-day kindergarten without providing resources to increase classroom space and missed the opportunity to create 2,500 jobs. Missed opportunity No. 2: Passing a transportation package Every day, Eastside families see the results of the Senate’s failure to prioritize transportation when we sit in traffic jams and ride on overcrowded buses. This congestion costs Washington, the most trade dependent state in the country, money in lost time and productivity. One place where we see the immediate effects of the Senate’s inaction is SR 520. Lack of planning for its completion puts Eastside families at real risk of having to pay for a “Bridge to Nowhere.” When the state spends taxpayers’ hardearned money, it needs to do it right and be fiscally responsible. By failing to properly fund transportation — including transit and local roads — elected officials in Olympia aren’t living up to their end of the deal. Missed opportunity No. 3: Protecting health and families There were many common-sense bills that the Senate majority blocked out of sheer partisanship. These were bills that many in our district support, like protecting a woman’s right to make her own healthcare choices, and reforms to ban the use of harmful toxic chemicals in household products. These past four years, instead of creating policy that works for Eastside families, our elected officials have simply created more gridlock with fewer results. Hardworking families on the Eastside and throughout Washington state deserve better. We need leaders with a sense of urgency to address our problems, and that’s why I firmly believe that we need a new voice representing us in the state


Matt Isenhower, state Senate candidate 45th Legislative District

Thank you to Fred Meyer, customers for donations Aegis of Kirkland wants to thank the Totem Lake Fred Meyer management team and their generous customers for their support of our Oso landslide “Fill the Bus” donation drive last week. Pillows, sleeping bags, blankets, water, pet food and lots of people food were donated April 1-3. Five Aegis vehicles caravanned up to Arlington drop-off sites. Those of us who were able to man the drive were simply overcome by the generosity of their customers. Some people came out with grocery carts full of donations and then went back in to do their own shopping. Others did what they could, knowing every little bit helps. Some customers knew people in Oso or had personal stories to share. It was a touching experience. Thanks to the generosity of their customers, the result of this collection will be a “store” where affected families can shop for what they need. The volunteers were surprised and impressed with the large amount of new items that are now available for these families. With deep gratitude,

Brenda Kauffman, Aegis of Kirkland

Thank you officials for helping women with cancer If a woman develops breast or cervical cancer, whether or not her life can be saved should not be determined by the size of her bank account. The new health care law addresses this inequity, but as the transition to it takes place, some women are in danger of slipping through the cracks. Our concern for these vulnerable women motivated us to join the volunteers of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network for their Lobby Day in Olympia a few weeks ago. With cancer survivors and caregivers, we met with legislators from all parts of the state to ask for the restoration of the Breast and Cervical Cancer Treatment Program. It was time well-spent. Our lawmakers told us how cancer had touched their lives and that they were interested in discussing continued funding for the program. For nearly two decades, the program has

enabled uninsured and underinsured women to be screened for breast and cervical cancer, and for those diagnosed with cancer to receive health care coverage to treat their cancer. When the legislature adjourned last week, we were delighted to learn that the program was included in the final budget. We especially applaud Sen. Andy Hill and Rep. Ross Hunter for putting a high priority on the needs of women cancer patients in the state of Washington. It is reassuring to know that even during contentious times in Olympia, there are level-headed and sensible elected officials who do what it takes to ensure that no woman with cervical or breast cancer is denied care based on the size of her bank account.

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Support Andy Hill in the 45th District It is a pity Mr. Isenhower does not run for Rep. Larry Springer’s or Rep. Roger Goodman’s seat. Then we would have two fiscally focused, pro student funding advocates, as opposed to those that want to increase taxes for the very expensive bloated bureaucracy that characterizes the Lake Washington School District. Sen. Andy Hill worked to get a $1 billion budget with strong support for education, and a balanced budget and no tax increases. Considering the consensus that Hill made with his Democrat colleagues, for a 89 percent vote to pass the budget. A budget that Hill worked so hard to move forward, great support for essential school services and without tax increases. If Mr. Isenhower wishes to help the schools he could work to trim the excessive bureaucracy, the wasteful and very expensive program of tearing down good solid buildings for over priced replacements and focus the money on education and a solid future for the students. Oh but wait, Mr. Isenhower is thrilled to be selected by the WEA as their candidate. So the WEA’s power grabs at the expense of the teachers and children happens again. A few facts to back my assertions up from Josh Amato at Shift WA. The WEA exerted its considerable influence over Democrat lawmakers in Olympia to withhold $40 million per year in federal education funding for needy children because it didn’t want to take a teachers test seriously.

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April 25, 2014 [5] when I say that I am thrilled Myers for a seat in the Joan is going to campaign Washington State House of for the House, and we will Representatives, garnering see her in action next year over 61 percent of the vote in Olympia—where we des- in the general election. perately need her passion In addition to his posiand commitment to our tion on the Rules Commitfamilies and communities,” tee, Habib serves as vice said Balducci. chair of the committee on Habib views his Senate Technology and Economic run as an opportunity to Development, as well as on bring common sense and the Business and Financial a focus on EastServices and Transside priorities to a portation commitchamber “mired in tees, reflecting his gridlock and disfocus on job growth sent.” and innovation. “I am proud to He authored and represent a district prime sponsored that leads the the Washington country in innovaRep. Cyrus Habib Jobs Act of 2014, tion and invention,” the state’s first invesHabib said. “It is tor crowdfunding critical that we make the law. That bill, which allows needed investments in huWashington small busiman and physical capital to nesses to raise money from secure our continued prosa wide array of local invesperity and competitiveness. tors, was the top legislative Unfortunately, the Republipriority of the state’s entrecan leaders in the State Sen- preneurial and technology ate have punted on the most communities. pressing issues of the day: McBride has already education funding, transgarnered strong commuportation investments, and nity support. Poll numbers job growth. I am running showed Tom — a 10 year to bring both my legislative incumbent who had served experience and our district’s as a Republican and Demosocially progressive yet pro crat — winning only 31 economic growth values percent of the vote, with 26 to the state Senate, where I percent favoring the lesserknow I can make an even known McBride early in the greater difference.” campaign. In 2012, Habib defeated McBride will formally Republican Redmond City kick off her campaign May Councilmember Hank 8, with friends, family and

supporters at the North Bellevue Community Center. She will continue to campaign full time, and looks forward to the months ahead. Although her team is still in the process of changing accounts with the Public Disclosure Commission and other promotional materials, she jokes that they “only have to change one word.” “I want to thank so many neighbors, friends and supporters around the region for their help so far,” McBride said. “But while we accomplished our first goal faster than anticipated, we have a long way to go to the finish line in November. I look forward to meeting voters throughout the district and continuing to build on our incredible momentum as we move forward.” A proven fundraiser and grass roots campaigner, Habib will also quickly begin campaigning for the Senate. “I enjoy meeting voters in their neighborhoods, listening to their concerns and ideas, and translating those ideas into action,” Habib said. “I appreciate the opportunity to join — and improve the effectiveness — of the State Senate, and look forward to the campaign ahead.”

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next 20 years. Opponents believe it would cost more. District officials said if the bond didn’t pass they would be forced to reduce or eliminate all-day kindergarten, double shift Kindergarten through 12th grade, which means the school would operate in two shifts so more students can be taught in less space. They would have to add portables “wherever possible,” which cost $300,000 each, they would have to change delivery models for district programs, re-boundary and/or change to a school year calendar. In a district-wide survey of 400 residents done after the first bond failed, district officials learned that 23 percent of people who voted against the bond said it was because it was simply too expensive. Another 16 percent said the reason they voted against it was because it was a tax burden. The election will be certified by May 6.


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McBride said. “I would love to be called Senator, but I Senate position. would love to be called Rep“I originally ran for two resentative. I want to serve. reasons: to defeat Rodney I think it’s a wise decision. Tom and bring my perOur party doesn’t need ranspective and experience as cor. Our state doesn’t need a longtime Eastside civic that. We’re just coming off a leader to Olympia and con- legislative session that a lot tinue my record of service,” was left undone.” McBride said in a news McBride said it’s always release. “With Tom out, been about serving the my priority is to do what’s people the best way needed to make a she knows how, not difference on issues the particular office. that matter — fixing If elected for the transportation and House position, she transit, investwill join Eastside ing in our schools colleagues Rep. and families, and Ross Hunter and protecting our enRep. Larry Springer, Joan McBride vironment. I think I himself a one-time can make the most Kirkland Mayor. immediate impact “I’m excited for Joan to as part of a dynamic team join our caucus and efforts in the state House.” to complete 520, fund our She served four terms on schools and protect the the Kirkland City Council character and quality of our and two terms as Mayor. Eastside communities,” said In an interview, McBride Springer in a news release. said the decision to switch “She is a strong, principled came after an “hour-andvoice for our region and a-half of celebration” when will make an immediTom announced the news. ate, positive impact in the “It became obvious and House.” apparent that many people In addition to endorsewanted to dive into the race ments from Springer, Huntat that time,” she said. “The er and Habib, McBride has field was clear. This was a won support from County great opportunity for others Executive Dow Constanwho are interested.” tine, Redmond Mayor John She said it became very Marchione, Kirkland Mayor apparent that Habib wanted Amy Walen, and Bellevue the Senate position. Mayor Claudia Balducci. “What great good luck,” “I know I speak for many


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mix of public grants and individual donations. The four houses in Kirkland cost about $2 million total or $500,000 per house. Legislators and Friends of Youth also celebrated legislation recently passed that allows foster care youth age, 18-21 to stay in the foster care system as long as they work toward post secondary education, such as college, job training or for those who are working full time.

“I have a first grader and a fifth grader and they’re healthy and they’re safe,” said Goodman, who sponsored the foster care bill. “And they’re gorgeous and athletic and popular but I can’t imagine at age 18 kicking them out into the street and that’s what’s happening for too many kids who are vulnerable from unstable homes.” Goodman cited a study of three foster care programs in three different states and said although the ones who provided care until age 18 were “richly endowed programs” the one that had the best outcome, even with a “crappy program” was a system that served foster care youth until they were 21. “Imagine those key years between 18-21 and having to be homeless, and as Dow [Constantine] said, 40 percent of kids who exit foster care at age 18 end up homeless,” he said, adding that budget chairs Hill and Hunter should be thanked for budgeting the funds for the expanded program. For more information, visit www.friendsofyouth. org.



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onefish Blonde, Hopper Pale Ale, Yakima River Red and Rocky Ford IPA. These are the first microbrews to come from the first brewery in Kirkland when it opens in mid-May. FlyCaster Brewing Company is the product of one Bothell man’s two passions fly fishing and brewing beer. After months of permitting applications, remodeling and preparation, Jeremy and Tara Eubanks are looking forward to FlyCaster’s grand opening on May 16-17. “It’s been very challenging trying to do this with the family life and work life but it’s been amazing, we’ve built this all ourselves,” Jeremy Eubanks said, adding that they’ve been able to do it without any investors or other financial help. The Eubanks started dating in high school and, for as long as Tara Eubanks has known him, fly fishing has been her husband’s true passion. Jeremy Eubanks grew up in eastern Washington and attended Eastern Washington University while Tara Eubanks attended law school at the University of Washington. They both moved to the Eastside after Jeremy Eubanks landed a job with Microsoft, where he still works today. The move, he said, sparked his interest in brewing beer, as there are so many breweries in Seattle and the surrounding areas. While he was attending grad school at Seattle University he created business plans for opening a brewery, eventually prompting him to take the leap. “It was a ‘if I don’t do it

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Kirkland recognized as a Tree City USA for 12th time The Washington State Department of Natural Resources recognized Kirkland among 84 cities that have been chosen as a Tree City USA. This is the 12th time that Kirkland has been recognized. The department recognizes cities that earn the Tree City USA title for their efforts in keeping urban forests healthy and vibrant. Planting the right trees in the right places conserves energy and reduces your

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