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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.

Scam Warning: The jury duty arrest warrant scam is back

King County Police emphasize that they will never call and request money or gift card numbers.

  • May 10, 2018
As proposed by King County Public Health, safe drug consumption sites would feature medical personnel with naloxone to prevent overdose deaths and sterile needles for drug users to prevent the spread of disease. Photo by Todd Huffman/Wikipedia Commons

Safe drug site challenge heads to state Supreme Court

The case will determine if an initiative banning the project in King County can go to the ballot.

As proposed by King County Public Health, safe drug consumption sites would feature medical personnel with naloxone to prevent overdose deaths and sterile needles for drug users to prevent the spread of disease. Photo by Todd Huffman/Wikipedia Commons

New audit highlights the shortcomings of King County’s regional homelessness plan

The stats don’t lie—the system isn’t working.

Bothell-Kenmore Reporter publisher adds Seattle Weekly to line-up

The newspaper vet has been overseeing Sound Publishing’s Eastside titles.

  • May 7, 2018

Paving to close several blocks of roads in downtown Bothell

The closures will take place on May 7 and 8.

  • May 7, 2018
Board members of All Home stand behind King County Executive Dow Constantine and Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan during a May 3 press conference at the Salvation Army William Booth Center. Photo by Josh Kelety

King County and Seattle agree to restructure regional homelessness programs

The move comes after calls for change from advocates within the system.

Board members of All Home stand behind King County Executive Dow Constantine and Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan during a May 3 press conference at the Salvation Army William Booth Center. Photo by Josh Kelety
Photo by Ben Kerckx/Pixabay

King County task force to explore solutions to ‘recycling crisis’

With tighter regulations affecting the flow of recyclables in the U.S., officials look for new avenues for the region’s paper waste.

Photo by Ben Kerckx/Pixabay

Secretary of State pushes for pre-paid postage for ballots

Kim Wyman is asking Gov. Jay Inslee for the authority to reimburse counties for postal costs.

Bothell main street grand reopening draws huge crowd despite rain

The $5.8 million Main Street project began in April 2017 to revitalize and improve the area after a large fire that damaged the area in the summer of 2016.

State legislators met at the University of Washington Bothell to discuss Eastside issues with the East King County Chamber of Commerce. Contributed by Mike Nakamura

Eastside state legislators talk carbon fees, housing and cars at UW Bothell

Eastside lawmakers met on April 26 for a debrief with constituent businesses.

State legislators met at the University of Washington Bothell to discuss Eastside issues with the East King County Chamber of Commerce. Contributed by Mike Nakamura