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Numerous complaints against King County Sheriff’s deputies for issues like excessive force and improper search and seizure weren’t investigated due to internal misclassification, a new report says. Photo by Oran Viriyincy/Flickr

Report finds complaints against King County sheriff’s deputies weren’t investigated

An outside review says that allegations of excessive force and racially-biased policing weren’t pursued.

Numerous complaints against King County Sheriff’s deputies for issues like excessive force and improper search and seizure weren’t investigated due to internal misclassification, a new report says. Photo by Oran Viriyincy/Flickr

Rabid bat found near Woodinville

County health officials urge anyone who may have been exposed to the bat to seek treatment.

The Carlton Complex wildfire burned in north-central Washington state in 2014. Photo by Jason Kriess/Wikimedia Commons

King County burn ban now in effect

Other counties across the state have already enacted similar restrictions.

The Carlton Complex wildfire burned in north-central Washington state in 2014. Photo by Jason Kriess/Wikimedia Commons

State House races heat up in 41st District with two up-for-grabs positions

District covers Mercer Island and portions of Bellevue, Renton and Issaquah.

King County Sheriff’s Deputy Fired Over Felony Conviction

The Sheriff’s Office somehow missed his record of assault when hiring him in 2017.

Firefighters respond to 17 year old male having drug reaction |Weekly Alarm Report

Fire agencies in the Snoqualmie Valley responded to the following calls

  • Jul 13, 2018

Snoqualmie council discusses historic downtown building height and public comment changes

The council discussed ordinances increasing building height in downtown and time for public comment.

An example of a fish culvert that prevents fish from migrating through it. Creative commons

Fish culverts ruling will increase price tag for the state

The state will be on the line for $3.7 billion for fish culvert replacements.

An example of a fish culvert that prevents fish from migrating through it. Creative commons
SAATWA Board President Aseem Chipalkatti gives an opening speech to those who were in attendance Sunday afternoon. Hanson Lee/staff photo.

South Asian organizations look to take political action and advocacy to the next level

SAATWA and SAPAC are planning to push for political involvement and the political values of Washington’s South Asian community.

SAATWA Board President Aseem Chipalkatti gives an opening speech to those who were in attendance Sunday afternoon. Hanson Lee/staff photo.

Lawyer moms, community protest immigration issues at Reichert’s office

Lawyer moms mobilize nationwide protest for immigration issues

Barrier that protects Eastside water to be repaired

The barrier protects a pipeline that delivers water to various Eastside cities and Seattle.

New details in suspicious death investigation

Preliminary investigation indicate murder-suicide.

  • Jul 10, 2018

Activists turn in carbon fee signatures for November ballot

The carbon fee I-1631 has gathered enough signatures to be placed on the November ballot.

Safe consumption part 3: The opposite of addiction

Final episode of our three-part series on controversial supervised consumption sites

Covenant Shores residents go on ‘training’ exercise

Mercer Island retirees visit Northwest Railway History Center in Snoqualmie.

  • Jul 6, 2018

The many hurdles from farm to table

From environmental regulations to expensive land, local farmers have a lot on their plate

North Bend City Council says goodbye to Jeanne Petterson

Council member Jeanne Petterson said goodbye at her final North Bend City Council meeting.

AG Ferguson takes on Trump’s immigrant family separation

Washington’s Attorney General plans to sue the federal government over the “zero tolerance” policy.

Safe Consumption Part 2: The Site

Lots of people in the Seattle area look to Vancouver for an example of what works, or what doesn’t.

King County Council passes sexual harassment reform policy

Specifics of each agency’s protocols and funding for training still need to be sorted out.