Aaron Kunkler

A tractor moves to push trash away from where it was emptied from a cargo trailer atop the Cedar Hills Regional Landfill. An eighth and final section of the landfill is almost ready to come online, extending the life of the landfill through 2028. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo

Freight or fire: King County’s trash problem

Should we ship away waste or build an incinerator?

A tractor moves to push trash away from where it was emptied from a cargo trailer atop the Cedar Hills Regional Landfill. An eighth and final section of the landfill is almost ready to come online, extending the life of the landfill through 2028. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo

King County considers building 44,000 affordable housing units by 2024

A report on housing released in December was accepted by the King County Council on Jan. 7.

Microsoft will invest $500 million toward regional housing

About $225 million will subsidize middle income housing in Bellevue, Kirkland, Redmond, Issaquah, Renton and Sammamish

Exit poll indicates Washington voters still support climate change action

State environmental organizations’ poll points to continuing support for carbon-reducing measures.

A coho salmon. Flickr/Bureau of Land Management

Climate change could kill salmon’s sense of smell

A report released by UW last month highlights further dangers higher CO2 levels pose to coho salmon.

A coho salmon. Flickr/Bureau of Land Management
AR-15 rifle and a loaded magazine that were recovered from a suspect in a shooting incident at the Kent Station parking garage. Photo courtesy of King County Sheriff’s Office

Democrats to focus on 30-round magazines and ghost guns in 2019

Following gun control success on the November ballot, state Democrats are eyeing further regulation.

AR-15 rifle and a loaded magazine that were recovered from a suspect in a shooting incident at the Kent Station parking garage. Photo courtesy of King County Sheriff’s Office

Harborview Hall homeless shelter opens

Bellevue-based group trying to acquire surplus King County land

State Supreme Court upholds King County youth jail levy

The decision, issued Dec. 27, sided with King County and allows it to keep collecting revenue.

It looks a lot like Inslee is running for president

New statements and political fundraising from Gov. Inslee point toward a 2020 presidential bid

How does the Texas ACA ruling affect Washington

A ruling last week from a Texas judge striking down the ACA will likely be overturned.

Washington Supreme Court building. Photo courtesy of Everett Daily Herald

State Supreme Court strikes down I-27; King County will pursue safe consumption sites

The decision upholds a court ruling keeping the anti-consumption site initiative off the ballot.

Washington Supreme Court building. Photo courtesy of Everett Daily Herald

King County launches text to 911 service

The service will help the hearing impaired and those experiencing domestic violence.

A woman works on a drawing next to an unused viewing scope as a smoky haze obscures the Space Needle and downtown Seattle last August as smoke from wildfires moved across the region. (Photo courtesy of The Herald/Elaine Thompson/Associated Press)

Why do Washington voters struggle with climate change policies?

Despite environmental awareness and the public’s apparent desire for reform, statewide initiatives keep failing

A woman works on a drawing next to an unused viewing scope as a smoky haze obscures the Space Needle and downtown Seattle last August as smoke from wildfires moved across the region. (Photo courtesy of The Herald/Elaine Thompson/Associated Press)

County set to test long-range electric buses

The buses would be able to travel more than 140 miles without recharging.

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.

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

Bothell buys back proposed hotel land

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

King County approves gun warning sign requirement

Warning signs must be posted in all King County gun stores and firing ranges.

‘This might have been a once in a generation opportunity’: Kenmore’s Lakepointe deal grinds to a halt

City officials unsure of what comes next for the more than 50 acre industrial site.

Early results: Carbon fee fails as gun control passes

Preliminary tallies are in for the state’s four initiatives.

Kenmore approves draft Lakepointe parameters

The draft agreement provides a broad range of options for the city and developer to explore