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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.

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Eastside election recounts

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

A “notice to vacate” sign was placed in the middle of a homeless encampment in Federal Way by FWPD officers before the encampment was cleaned in January 2019. Sound Publishing file photo

King County, Seattle could create joint homelessness response agency

It would be a unified agency and the overarching authority on addressing homelessness in the county.

A “notice to vacate” sign was placed in the middle of a homeless encampment in Federal Way by FWPD officers before the encampment was cleaned in January 2019. Sound Publishing file photo

This Bothell ballot battle is still too close to call

Mason Thompson trailed Leigh Henderson for two weeks. He moved ahead by two votes on Thursday.

A young girl holds up a ‘Don’t Pollute I Live Here’ sign in the crowd during the Youth Climate Strike at Cal Anderson Park on Friday, March 15, 2019 in Seattle, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

King County builds blueprint for health, climate change

The plan will inform how the Board of Health addresses climate change-related health issues.

A young girl holds up a ‘Don’t Pollute I Live Here’ sign in the crowd during the Youth Climate Strike at Cal Anderson Park on Friday, March 15, 2019 in Seattle, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Kenmore solidifies task force charter for financial sustainability plan

The task force is intended to assist the city in addressing a probable operating budget deficit.

Exterior of Fire Station 42. Evan Pappas/staff photo

Bothell Fire Stations 42, 45 move closer to remodel

The city recently approved a design-build agreement.

Exterior of Fire Station 42. Evan Pappas/staff photo

July’s Monroe earthquake is informing plans for future danger

Gathered by lucky accident, data from the 4.6-magnitude quake could help assess bigger hazards.

Bothell mobile home residents protest ‘substandard living conditions’

They cite unfair rent increases and rat infestations.

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                                UW Medical and the Nick of Time Foundation administered 567 free heart screenings at Bothell High School on Nov. 6.

Record number of students turn out for free heart screenings at Bothell High School

UW Medical and the Nick of Time Foundation administered 567 free heart screenings.

  • Nov 18, 2019
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                                UW Medical and the Nick of Time Foundation administered 567 free heart screenings at Bothell High School on Nov. 6.
KCLS libraries are boycotting Macmillan eBooks. KCLS is no longer buying Macmillan eBooks as of Nov. 1. Photo courtesy of KCLS Facebook

King County Library System boycotts Macmillan eBooks

The KCLS boycott began Nov. 1.

KCLS libraries are boycotting Macmillan eBooks. KCLS is no longer buying Macmillan eBooks as of Nov. 1. Photo courtesy of KCLS Facebook

Bothell, Kenmore police departments awarded grant alongside other Eastside cities

The North Sound RADAR Navigator program received $80,000 for mental health professional services.

Washington students running out of time to meet MMR requirements

Students have limited time to show compliance with new MMR vaccination law before being barred from school.

Political activist Tim Eyman campaigns for Initiative 976 on Nov. 5 in downtown Bellevue. The initiative promised $30 car tabs while functionally eliminating the ability of agencies like Sound Transit to raise taxes for its projects. Photo by Aaron Kunkler

Election analysis: Eastside cities largely voted against I-976

Most Eastside cities weren’t swayed by I-976, though more voters approved it than the county average.

Political activist Tim Eyman campaigns for Initiative 976 on Nov. 5 in downtown Bellevue. The initiative promised $30 car tabs while functionally eliminating the ability of agencies like Sound Transit to raise taxes for its projects. Photo by Aaron Kunkler

Bothell firefighters return home after battling California blaze

They saw community gratitude among all the devastation.

Mazda driver allegedly traveling 100 mph and drunk | Police Blotter

Police blotter for Oct. 22-26.

  • Nov 12, 2019

King County will challenge legality of I-976

County Executive Dow Constantine: ‘We must clean up another mess that Tim Eyman has created for our state, our region, and our economy’