Week in Review: New Kirkland Restaurant, Possible Recycling Strike and More

Here's a look back at the top stories from the past week.

Bellevue Police: Man Found Dead After Standoff in Apartment Near Bellevue Square

A man was found dead in his apartment around 10:45 a.m., after a standoff that blocked 100th Avenue Northeast near Bellevue Square for almost six hours Monday morning.

On Real Estate: Do You Know Who Owns Your Mortgage?

The legitimacy of the Mortgage Electronic Registration System has come into question in the face of widespread foreclosure filing problems, since it can mask the actual holder of a mortgage.

Latter-Day Pioneer Nona Ganz has a Passion for Parks

NEARLY FORTY years ago, Nona Ganz and her husband, Ulrich, purchased a house near a golf course. Thanks in part to Nona, that golf course is now .

Tuscany Coming To Kirkland

Ballard’s critically acclaimed Volterra restaurant is opening a second location in Kirkland. Come fall, the new 2,500-square-foot space at 121 Kirkland Ave. will be serving Tuscan fare to happy customers.

Kirkland Monitors Possible Waste Management Recycling Strike

The city of Kirkland is closely monitoring the contract negotiations between Teamsters’ Local 117, whose membership includes recycling and yard waste truck drivers, and Waste Management Inc. (WMI).  On May 12, Local 117 voted to authorize a strike if a new contract could not be negotiated. The recycling and yard waste drivers’ collective bargaining agreement with Waste Management expired on May 31.


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