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B.C. pipeline rupture halts trash service to many Eastside cities

Waste Management fleet without fuel; PSE has urged customers to reduce consumption.

Kim Schrier (D) and Dino Rossi (R) are seeking to replace Dave Reichert in Washington’s 8th Congressional District. The district spans from eastern King and Pierce counties across the Cascades and into Chelan and Kittitas counties. Photos by John Stang

Cliffhanger ahead in 8th Congressional District

Polls show Kim Schrier and Dino Rossi in close race for open Congress seat

Kim Schrier (D) and Dino Rossi (R) are seeking to replace Dave Reichert in Washington’s 8th Congressional District. The district spans from eastern King and Pierce counties across the Cascades and into Chelan and Kittitas counties. Photos by John Stang

Who’s funding Washington state initiatives?

Money is pouring into the state’s initiative races.

Incarcerated and infirmed: How Northwest Detention Center is failing sick inmates

Inadequate medical care plagues immigrants at facility, but ICE claims otherwise

Finally Friday Art and Wine Walk closes its sixth season. Madison Miller/staff photo.

Snoqualmie hosts final Finally Friday of the season

Finally Friday Art and Wine Walk closes its sixth season

Finally Friday Art and Wine Walk closes its sixth season. Madison Miller/staff photo.

Salmon fishing restricted on the Snoqualmie River

Lower than expected counts of coho salmon prompted the state to restrict fishing.

Tribal leaders see social security fairness with new law

President Donald Trump signed the Tribal Social Security Fairness Act of 2018 into law last week.

I-90 construction will close single eastbound lane through Oct. 12

A single lane of westbound Interstate 90 will be closed for two weeks as contractor crews work to repair the Raging River bridge. The bridge… Continue reading

  • Oct 8, 2018

Secure gun storage ordinance approved by King County Council

A Bellevue-based gun rights group has already vowed legal action in response.

North Bend City Council reserves wastewater treatment capacity for commercial development

The North Bend City Council reserved wastewater treatment capacity for commercial development.

Emergency alert network test scheduled for Oct. 3

“Presidential Alert” will be sent to all cell phones within participating wireless carriers

  • Oct 2, 2018

Daron Morris Suspends Campaign for King County Prosecutor

After running as a reformer, medical issues are preventing Morris from finishing the race.

Executive Dow Constantine proposes $11.6 Billion budget

With King County’s finances already stretched thin, Constantine’s budget largely maintains current services while making investments in transit, law enforcement, and juvenile justice reform.

Police offer defense classes to Snoqualmie, North Bend women

The defense classes have been offered since 2012 using the nationally-recognized RAD program.

Incumbent candidates Paul Graves and candidate Lisa Callan answer questions regarding Mental Health access in the district. Evan Pappas/Staff Photo

Issaquah Highlands Council hosts candidate forum for 5th legislative district elections

Candidates for the fifth district representative positions answered community questions at the forum

Incumbent candidates Paul Graves and candidate Lisa Callan answer questions regarding Mental Health access in the district. Evan Pappas/Staff Photo
WSDOT contractor crews chipped away the high spots on the EB I-90 Winery Road Bridge after hydro-milling. Photo courtesy of the <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/wsdot/" target="_blank">WSDOT Flickr account </a>

WSDOT work crews prepare for around-the-clock I-90 closures

The single-lane closures will run throughout the first two weeks of October with a two-day break.

WSDOT contractor crews chipped away the high spots on the EB I-90 Winery Road Bridge after hydro-milling. Photo courtesy of the <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/wsdot/" target="_blank">WSDOT Flickr account </a>

Locked up and poor

King County courts use money bail to incarcerate defendants before trial. Should the system be reformed?

Greg McClellan of Kirkland completes his 48-hour long concept album after almost 20 years. Madison Miller/staff photo.

Kirkland man creates 48-hour long concept album

Greg McClellan finishes what may be the world’s longest album in dedication to his lifelong friend.

Greg McClellan of Kirkland completes his 48-hour long concept album after almost 20 years. Madison Miller/staff photo.
(Right to left) Gabrielle Karber, Ritusha Samal and Teagan Grabish show off the disaster preparedness poster their group developed as part of a short activity at FEMA. Photo courtesy of FEMA Region 10, Jeffrey Markham

FEMA encourages year-round disaster preparedness

National Preparedness Month, on the tail end of hurricane season, encourages locals to be mindful.

(Right to left) Gabrielle Karber, Ritusha Samal and Teagan Grabish show off the disaster preparedness poster their group developed as part of a short activity at FEMA. Photo courtesy of FEMA Region 10, Jeffrey Markham
An illustration of the difference between equality and equity. Photo courtesy of King County

King County launches reporting website for equity efforts

The new site details efforts and shortcomings as the county attempts to minimize inequity.

An illustration of the difference between equality and equity. Photo courtesy of King County