Ashley Hiruko

Talks will continue on combining Northshore Fire Department with others

Plan will be formulated for joining Woodinville, Shoreline and Northshore fire departments.

The co-responder way: mental health professionals and officers team up

Local departments are making the push for permanent funding.

Northshore fire chief retires early, others express interest in merger

Things are up in air after early departure.

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Double jeopardy: Lack of Bothell court recording leads to mistrial, conviction, reversal

Two years later the defendant from Bothell is free of conviction.

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Susan’s quest for ‘justice’ and the civil legal system dilemma

While citizens have the right to an attorney in criminal cases, they’re not afforded the same rights in civil litigation.

NSD confirms North Creek student one of five confirmed with measles

School urges families to monitor children for signs.

‘Gloves off’ for SnoCo Ash Way encampments

Snohomish Sheriff’s Office was involved in camp clearing.

Kenmore may get its own rent-notice limits

If approved, tenants will have 90 days’ notice before a rent increase of more than 10 percent.

Bothell study examines potentials of outsourcing municipal court services

Longtime municipal court could move elsewhere.

Who’s clearing Snohomish County’s encampments?

The Sheriff’s Office is saying it’s not them, but residents disagree.

Dissecting the future of impactful pretrial decision making

Data on inmates not being cohesively collected is needed for decision making, advocates say.

Police continue extra patrols in Kenmore following attempted kidnapping

12-year-old escapes after fighting back against unknown suspect.

Clues for fixing King County’s child care woes may be found in British Columbia

B.C. struggles with many of the same problems as Washington state.

Local House reps. vote in favor of removing MMR personal exemptions

Eastside politicians vote overwhelmingly in favor of HB 1638.

Mayor John Marchione was among many community members to place their handprints in the wet cement below the new sign at the Muslim Association of Puget Sound in Redmond after the mosque’s old sign was vandalized in 2016. File photoMAPS Sign

Examining hate crimes on the Eastside

The Anti-Defamation League has been tracking hate-fueled crimes and incidents to paint a picture of trends in communities.

Mayor John Marchione was among many community members to place their handprints in the wet cement below the new sign at the Muslim Association of Puget Sound in Redmond after the mosque’s old sign was vandalized in 2016. File photoMAPS Sign

Saint Edward Seminary restoration effort in full force

Icy conditions posed minor challenges for construction crews.

King County murder suspect found after months long search

Mical Roberts arrested in Tacoma.

Former Kenmore resident charged with child rape of daughter

Suspect faces two first-degree counts.

Repercussions could come to law enforcement who refuse I-1639, AG says

‘State and local law enforcement must uphold Washington law.’