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King County charter update targets police oversight, elections, council size

A commission is reviewing the county’s charter and will make recommendations by May.

 

Primrose School of West Bellevue saw a second location in Washington open in 2018. Madison Miller/staff photo.

Parents are feeling the pinch of child care costs

A King County report charts ways the county could reduce child care costs and boost access.

 

Northshore School District feeds families during ‘Snowmaggedon’

Northshore School District served more than 2,000 meals to families in need throughout the district.

 

Law would prohibit eye tattoos in Washington state

Canada has already banned this procedure

  • Feb 21, 2019

Split Washington in two? 51st state movement highlights cultural divide

Rep. Matt Shea of Spokane introduces bill to establish state in Eastern Washington called Liberty

  • Feb 21, 2019
The trash situation at a Redmond apartment complex remained overflowing in the afternoon on Tuesday, Feb. 19, after a series of snowstorms hit the region in February. Corey Morris/staff photo

Garbage service resumes on Eastside, after weeks without collection

Snow disrupted service on the Eastside.

The trash situation at a Redmond apartment complex remained overflowing in the afternoon on Tuesday, Feb. 19, after a series of snowstorms hit the region in February. Corey Morris/staff photo

Bothell neighbors irked by colleges’ parking garage plan

Five floors and 600 stalls would address a shortage for students of UW Bothell and Cascadia College.

Bothell deputy mayor elected to Sound Cities Association board

SCA provides regional leadership in areas such as economic and community development, transportation, land use, health and more.

  • Feb 20, 2019

Responders rescue man pinned under garbage truck in Kenmore

He spent more than an hour beneath the vehicle, authorities say.

Despite Supreme Court Ruling, activists fight youth incarceration in King County

No New Youth Jail Coalition members send Valentines to King County officials asking them to reconsider funding priorities

Bothell wants in on region’s affordable housing plans

The mayor asked Challenge Seattle and Microsoft to think of Bothell as an opportunity site.

Bothell Police Department. Courtesy photo

Partial cheeseburger left behind in stolen car | Police Blotter

Police blotter for Jan. 23-24.

  • Feb 18, 2019
Bothell Police Department. Courtesy photo

President’s emergency declaration sparks immediate legal backlash

Attorney General Bob Ferguson said his team will sue the White House if federal funds originally intended for Washington state are interrupted.

David Baker. Photo courtesy of city of Kenmore

Kenmore’s Baker continues regional service on board for Sound Cities Association

Baker has served on the Kenmore City Council for 14 years.

  • Feb 15, 2019
David Baker. Photo courtesy of city of Kenmore
Southbound traffic backs up as northbound drivers cruise on with ease on the Highway 99 viaduct on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

WSDOT hopes ‘Viadoom’ habits continue

The department credits commuters with adapting to the closure and mitigating impacts.

Southbound traffic backs up as northbound drivers cruise on with ease on the Highway 99 viaduct on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Bill targets sexual health curriculum in Washington schools

Senate Bill 5395 is co-sponsored by 17 Democratic representatives and introduced by Sen. Claire Wilson, D-Federal Way.

  • Feb 14, 2019
According to King County’s Mental Illness and Drug Dependency (MIDD) annual report, Seattle had the highest rate of people using services at 36 percent of the total, followed by 31 percent from South King County, 18 percent from the greater Eastside, and 7 percent from north county including Shoreline.

Study shows King County’s treatment funding is making progress

A document on the county’s .1 percent health sales tax was accepted Wednesday by the county council.

According to King County’s Mental Illness and Drug Dependency (MIDD) annual report, Seattle had the highest rate of people using services at 36 percent of the total, followed by 31 percent from South King County, 18 percent from the greater Eastside, and 7 percent from north county including Shoreline.
Children’s play area at Seadrunar. Photo by Lauren Davis via Facebook

Seedy side of Seadrunar: Drug rehab center accused of neglect, exploitation

Public records reveal that Seattle facility was accused of neglecting children and clients in its care.

Children’s play area at Seadrunar. Photo by Lauren Davis via Facebook
Russell Wilson and Ciara spoke Friday at the Tukwila Library to Foster students and other attendees as their Why Not You Foundation joined forces with the King County Library System and JPMorgan Chase to launch the DREAM BIG: Anything is Possible campaign. Photo by Kayse Angel

Russell Wilson and Ciara launch DREAM BIG campaign

Partnership with King County libraries dovetails with scholarship program for local students.

Russell Wilson and Ciara spoke Friday at the Tukwila Library to Foster students and other attendees as their Why Not You Foundation joined forces with the King County Library System and JPMorgan Chase to launch the DREAM BIG: Anything is Possible campaign. Photo by Kayse Angel

Somali community faces SeaTac displacement

Proposed redevelopment threatens the heart of the Somali business community.