The 2019-20 county budget of $11.7 billion dollars passed by the King County Council. The King County budget priorities are affordable housing and homelessness, public safety, local services, expanding transit access and options, environment, parks and recreation, and equity an health. Graphic courtesy of King County

King County council passes 2019-20 budget

Budget priorities include affordable housing and homelessness, public safety and expanding transit access and options.

Firefighter Tyler Griffith sits in the driver’s seat wearing a Santa cap. Local firefighters will be decorating a fire engine this year as they drive around gathering donations and meeting with residents. Photo courtesy of the city of Bothell

Local firefighters bring Santa to Bothell

Local IAFF members will tour around Bothell this December, collecting donations for Hopelink.

The Centralia Power Plant is a coal-burning plant owned by TransAlta which supplies 380 megawatts to Puget Sound Energy. It is located in Lewis County and slated to shut down by 2025. Aaron Kunkler/Staff Photo

National report outlines climate change’s course for the Northwest

More fires, floods and drought appear to be on their way for Washington state.

Bothell, Kenmore communities celebrate holiday season

Both cities had tree lighting ceremonies during the first weekend of December.

Bothell buys back proposed hotel land

A development deal to bring two hotels to downtown Bothell has fallen through.

New art exhibit open at Bothell City Hall Gallery

Photographs by Eric Demattos will be on display from November to January.

The King County Library System Foundation is awarded a grant from Boeing

KCLSF receives an $80,000 grant from the Boeing Company

Northshore school board named Board of the Year

The board was honored specifically for its adoption of an equity policy, and the efforts to identify and remove barriers to equity in education.

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UW Bothell students spread warmth for scarf project

More than 50 students gathered to make scarves in UW purple and gold to give to local children in need.

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What I eat in a day: Eating nutritiously on a busy schedule

Some tips on how to eat healthier on a daily basis.

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Life

Tzou named new director of UW Bothell education research institute

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King County seeks volunteers for community accountability board

The function of the board is to determine consequences for minor juvenile offenders in their community.

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Opinion

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Five stars, best books and a commitment to intellectual freedom

KCLS was named a Five Star Library, which recognizes the services it provides to the community.

 

Northwest

Safeco Field funding referendum withdrawn

The mysterious backers of the initiative won’t say why, but some think it’s because they couldn’t get funding to gather the necessary signatures.

 

Shortest ever ‘Obamacare’ enrollment period starts Nov. 1

The Trump administration slashes the time frame to sign up for insurance.

 

Marketplace

Crossroads celebrates the giving season with community

Bellevue center launches month of special events and opportunities to give back

 

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Innovative approach to early childhood education attracts great teachers

 

Business
Seaplane bartender JT Goodman makes a cocktail during happy hour on Nov. 26. Katie Metzger/staff photo

Seaplane Restaurant and Bar opens in Kenmore

The new eatery is open for happy hour and dinner in downtown.

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