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Homelessness authority approved by King County, awaits Seattle vote

The agreement would consolidate emergency services for people experiencing homelessness.

 

The King County Courthouse is located at 516 Third Ave. in downtown Seattle. Photo courtesy of King County

Council approves $600,000 to increase security at King County Courthouse

The funding will be split evenly between increasing deputies, security and social services.

 

Thompson beats Henderson by five votes in Bothell City Council race

Recount results from Snohomish County came in earlier this week.

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Suspect crashes motorhome into side of building | Police Blotter

Police blotter for Nov. 12-17.

  • Dec 11, 2019

Victims, law enforcement speak about King County Courthouse conditions

An entrance to the courthouse was closed after an assault.

In this September 2019 photo, George Kirkish, owner and founder of Palouse Winery on Vashon-Maury Island, pours a glass of wine for Lori Coots during tasting room hours. (Kevin Opsahl/Sound Publishing)

King County Council approves controversial winery, brewery ordinance

After five years, the county has updated regulations surrounding alcohol production and tasting.

In this September 2019 photo, George Kirkish, owner and founder of Palouse Winery on Vashon-Maury Island, pours a glass of wine for Lori Coots during tasting room hours. (Kevin Opsahl/Sound Publishing)
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                                Victoria Breckwich Vásquez and Jody Early on the set of the ¡Basta! video in the Yakima Valley in August.

UW Bothell professors create sexual harassment prevention toolkit for agricultural workers

The toolkit provides resources and education about sexual harassment, reporting processes, and creating worksite policies compliant with EEOC guidelines.

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                                Victoria Breckwich Vásquez and Jody Early on the set of the ¡Basta! video in the Yakima Valley in August.

FBI: One hate crime in Bothell in 2018, zero in Kenmore

State hate crime trend has minor decline; crimes toward LGBTQ rise.

Washington Low Income Housing Alliance is among supporters of statewide “just cause” legislation to protect tenants in Washington. However, some landlords say removing the ability to quickly remove tenants limits their ability to get rid of problem renters. (Courtesy image)

Tenant advocates prepare for another push in Olympia

Following wins in Burien and Federal Way, just cause evictions are on the 2020 Legislative agenda.

Washington Low Income Housing Alliance is among supporters of statewide “just cause” legislation to protect tenants in Washington. However, some landlords say removing the ability to quickly remove tenants limits their ability to get rid of problem renters. (Courtesy image)
By passing the ordinance, Bothell joins 35 other jurisdictions in Washington that have approved a similar ban, including the cities of Kenmore, Lake Forest Park, Kirkland and Everett. File photo

Single-use plastic carryout bags to be banned in Bothell starting April 2020

Plastic bags that don’t have accessible alternatives are exempt.

By passing the ordinance, Bothell joins 35 other jurisdictions in Washington that have approved a similar ban, including the cities of Kenmore, Lake Forest Park, Kirkland and Everett. File photo
The gym annex of Saint Edward Seminary’s building. Reporter file photo

Kenmore withdraws from grant agreement

The grant amounted to $750,000.

The gym annex of Saint Edward Seminary’s building. Reporter file photo
Fire along Twisp River Road in the Okanogan Wenatchee National Forest in 2018. Courtesy photo

Wildfire response: State unveils funding legislation proposal

Last year, Department of Natural Resources responded to record number of wildfires.

Fire along Twisp River Road in the Okanogan Wenatchee National Forest in 2018. Courtesy photo

Bothell police chief wins first Eastside Ring Off Challenge

The Salvation Army battle included three fire and police agencies.

A new report, complete with recommendations to the Legislature, has been released by a statewide task force that was formed to address a lack of child care in Washington. File photo

Report outlines lack of child care in Washington

In King County, supply doesn’t meet demand for child care.

A new report, complete with recommendations to the Legislature, has been released by a statewide task force that was formed to address a lack of child care in Washington. File photo
Demonstrators from La Resistencia protest Amazon’s involvement with ICE. Photo courtesy of La Resistencia

How will the U.S. respond to climate refugees?

Business as usual has been harder borders, are there other ways to address climate migration?

Demonstrators from La Resistencia protest Amazon’s involvement with ICE. Photo courtesy of La Resistencia

Bothell council updated on Canyon Park Subarea Plan progress

The project seeks to further develop the area’s business park and retail/service activity centers.

Safe drug consumption sites have been recommended by the King County Heroin and Opioid Task Force. Pictured is a safe consumption site in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. Photo supplied by ARCHES in Lethbridge

What’s been happening with safe injection sites?

There hasn’t been much coverage this year compared to the last couple years.

Safe drug consumption sites have been recommended by the King County Heroin and Opioid Task Force. Pictured is a safe consumption site in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. Photo supplied by ARCHES in Lethbridge
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                                I-976, results in $30 car tabs.

Bridge remodel, Juanita Drive improvements, other Kenmore capital projects jeopardized by I-976

The city’s operating and capital budgets have question marks on them following the passage of I-976.

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                                I-976, results in $30 car tabs.
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King County approves roads, bridges funding

The capital projects funding is significantly less than previous years.

File photo of a pothole

Eastside election recounts

Bothell, Redmond, and Mercer Island council races going to recount.