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Eastside groups discuss homelessness and affordable housing at community events

Five area service providers recently hosted a joint event to educate community members about the impacts of homelessness.

Missing 13-year-old girl found and reunited with family

Hayleigh M. Grogan went missing on May 22 and was found after multiple days of searching.

  • May 29, 2018

King County considers buying 65,000 acres for conservation

The proposed plan would protect forests, trails, shorelines, and farms.

Some King County elected leaders want to spend $180 million on maintenance upkeep at Safeco Field in Seattle. Photo by HyunJae Park/Flickr

King County leaders want to allocate $180 million to Safeco Field

But once councilmember thinks funding for affordable housing and the arts should come before subsidizing stadium maintenance.

Some King County elected leaders want to spend $180 million on maintenance upkeep at Safeco Field in Seattle. Photo by HyunJae Park/Flickr

‘Businesses beware’

Misleading letter calls for annual registration renewals in attempts to fraud local businesses.

  • May 25, 2018

Kenmore opens Squire’s Landing Park to public

A ribbon-cutting was held during the Kenmore Waterfront Activities Fair.

  • May 24, 2018

Tips for staying safe around Washington wildlife

In the wake of a deadly cougar attack near North Bend here’s some tips on staying safe.

Roza Irrigation District manager Scott Revell inspects a water gauge in the lower Yakima Valley. If a drought pump is installed in Kachess Lake it would mean a more reliable source of water for crops in the valley. Aaron Kunkler/Staff photo

Puget Sound residents worried about Kachess Lake plan

A pump to supply much-needed water to Eastern Washington during droughts could affect recreation.

Roza Irrigation District manager Scott Revell inspects a water gauge in the lower Yakima Valley. If a drought pump is installed in Kachess Lake it would mean a more reliable source of water for crops in the valley. Aaron Kunkler/Staff photo

Candidates file for state, federal office

Twenty-nine candidates are challenging incumbent U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell.

Bastyr University appoints Harlan Patterson as new president

Patterson stepped into the office as interim president following Dr. Powell’s leave last July.

This petroleum refinery in Anacortes is run by Shell, one of the defendants in the suit brought by King County. Photo by Walter Siegmund/Wikipedia Commons

Can King County win its lawsuit against Big Oil?

Legal experts think past lawsuits against the tobacco industry increase the odds of a favorable outcome.

This petroleum refinery in Anacortes is run by Shell, one of the defendants in the suit brought by King County. Photo by Walter Siegmund/Wikipedia Commons

Eastside environmentalists turn up the heat on climate change

Residents are concerned about King County not meeting its greenhouse gas emissions targets.

Low numbers of Lake Sammamish kokanee raise fears of extinction

Only 19 kokanee salmon returned to spawn this year.

Foster care homes needed as more children affected by opioid crisis

May is national Foster Care Awareness Month.

  • May 16, 2018

Governor and Secretary of State to fund statewide prepaid ballot postage

King County, however, won’t get any of that money.

Construction kicks off in Bellevue for $250M Overlake expansion

Overlake Medical Center in Bellevue is starting the largest expansion in its 58-year history.

King County sets up extra seat belt enforcement

Despite the extra patrols, Washington drivers remain safe with 95 percent of them using seat belts.

  • May 14, 2018

Inglemoor Lacrosse Club celebrates inaugural homecoming

Courtesy of Heidi Van Doren Youth lacrosse is growing by leaps and bounds throughout the Eastside and Seattle; it is the fastest growing sport in… Continue reading

  • May 11, 2018

Kenmore celebrates opening of Rhododendron Park, boating season

City “excited to say that our first Walkways and Waterways project is complete.”

  • May 11, 2018

King County adopts prepaid ballot postage

Designed to improve voter turnout, the measure was approved in time for the 2018 midterm elections.