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Judge says he can’t halt tent city’s move

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A King County Superior Court judge yesterday said he has no power to halt Tent City 4 from moving to a church parking lot in downtown Kirkland, but he agreed to impose the same conditions on the homeless camp’s stay that it has had at other Eastside locations.

The encampment was set to move today from a church on Finn Hill outside Kirkland to Kirkland Congregational United Church of Christ, at 106 Fifth Ave., across the street from Kirkland City Hall and the Kirkland Police Department.

Judge Dean Lum ruled that the camp, as it has in the past, must provide its own security, give rides out of town for people rejected from entry, limit the population and prohibit children from living there, among other conditions.

Lum also said camp organizers must meet with Kirkland residents to discuss ways to limit noise, traffic and parking impacts in the neighborhood.


4 honored by city for helping hurt man

Redmond city leaders this week honored three Redmond residents and a Kenmore man for protecting an injured bicyclist from passing cars one night in November.

The man was lying on the ground after falling off his bike on 148th Avenue Northeast, and cars were swerving around him, police said.

Michael Schatz and Timothy Bird of Redmond and Steven Wallstrom of Kenmore stopped to care for the man until medics arrived. Robin Wybo of Redmond parked her car to protect the injured cyclist and the other men, police said.

Schatz, Bird, Wallstrom and Wybo were presented with congratulatory letters at a ceremony Thursday at the Redmond Police Department.

“Your willingness to help another person, with no regard for the risk you were taking in doing so, is an incredible testimony to others,” the letters said.