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Juvy Diversion keeps kids out of court and away from crime

The diversion program recruits community volunteers to oversee local juvenile cases.

The Boys and Girls Clubs of Bellevue also received a van from King County. BGCB President/CDO Ryan Scott, BGCB President/CEO Kathy Haggart, and members of the club receive van from Councilmember Claudia Balducci. Courtesy of King County.

Three Eastside Organizations receive “retired” King County vans

Councilmember Claudia Balducci donates three vans to help each organization in its mission.

The Boys and Girls Clubs of Bellevue also received a van from King County. BGCB President/CDO Ryan Scott, BGCB President/CEO Kathy Haggart, and members of the club receive van from Councilmember Claudia Balducci. Courtesy of King County.

Snoqualmie businesses bring together community with Christmas themed events

The Chamber of Commerce invited citizens out to local businesses for the Christmas Open House.

A woman works on a drawing next to an unused viewing scope as a smoky haze obscures the Space Needle and downtown Seattle last August as smoke from wildfires moved across the region. (Photo courtesy of The Herald/Elaine Thompson/Associated Press)

Why do Washington voters struggle with climate change policies?

Despite environmental awareness and the public’s apparent desire for reform, statewide initiatives keep failing

A woman works on a drawing next to an unused viewing scope as a smoky haze obscures the Space Needle and downtown Seattle last August as smoke from wildfires moved across the region. (Photo courtesy of The Herald/Elaine Thompson/Associated Press)

Rising rat populations cost Eastsiders thousands in repairs

The widespread increase in rat populations has been wreaking havoc in previously untouched areas.

Snoqualmie completes Canyon Springs landslide stabilization

Snoqualmie has completed the stabilization of the Canyon Springs water line after a 2017 landslide.

The Paula Boggs Band will be performing at The Black Dog Arts Cafe on Jan. 5. Band members include: Paula Boggs, Mark Chinen, Marina Christopher, Tor Dietrichson, Paul Matthew Moore and Jacob Evans. Photo courtesy of Paula Boggs Band website

Top executive-turned-bandleader brings music to the Eastside

The Paula Boggs Band will be playing at the Black Dog Arts Cafe Jan. 5.

The Paula Boggs Band will be performing at The Black Dog Arts Cafe on Jan. 5. Band members include: Paula Boggs, Mark Chinen, Marina Christopher, Tor Dietrichson, Paul Matthew Moore and Jacob Evans. Photo courtesy of Paula Boggs Band website

King County launches text to 911 service

The service will help the hearing impaired and those experiencing domestic violence.

On Dec. 3, King County Metro launched their new pilot program in partnership with the carpooling apps Waze Carpool and Scoop. The partnership will help commuters find carpooling partners and provide more mobility options to area workers. Courtesy of King County Metro.

King County Metro partners with carpooling apps Waze Carpool and Scoop

Partnership to introduce mobility solutions to help customers get where they need to go.

On Dec. 3, King County Metro launched their new pilot program in partnership with the carpooling apps Waze Carpool and Scoop. The partnership will help commuters find carpooling partners and provide more mobility options to area workers. Courtesy of King County Metro.

Puget Sound prepares for the big one

Three years after an alarming report made national headlines, locals are quietly preparing disaster.

Salish Lodge and Spa Expansion project size clarified

Erroneous information came from previous project amendments.

A woman works on a drawing next to an unused viewing scope as a smoky haze obscures the Space Needle and downtown Seattle last August as smoke from wildfires moved across the region. (Photo courtesy of The Herald/Elaine Thompson/Associated Press)

Why do Washington voters struggle with climate change policies?

Despite environmental awareness and the public’s apparent desire for reform, statewide initiatives keep failing

A woman works on a drawing next to an unused viewing scope as a smoky haze obscures the Space Needle and downtown Seattle last August as smoke from wildfires moved across the region. (Photo courtesy of The Herald/Elaine Thompson/Associated Press)
The 40-inch wreath was given to the Duvall Police Department for the third year in a row. From left: Elisabeth Anderson, Bethany Smith, Madison Rose, Emma Chaffin, Officer Cory Clark. Photo by Sarah Thomas

Cedarcrest High School FFA club makes giant wreath for DPD

The 40-inch wreath was given to the Duvall PD for the third year in a row.

  • Dec 17, 2018
The 40-inch wreath was given to the Duvall Police Department for the third year in a row. From left: Elisabeth Anderson, Bethany Smith, Madison Rose, Emma Chaffin, Officer Cory Clark. Photo by Sarah Thomas
The King County Courthouse. File photo

King County Council Acknowledges Report on Juvenile Solitary Confinement

Report also says youth of color face a disproportionate amount of disciplinary measures

The King County Courthouse. File photo

State Supreme Court strikes down I-27; King County will pursue safe consumption sites

State Supreme Court strikes down I-27; King County will pursue safe consumption sites

  • Dec 15, 2018
The Echo Glen Children’s Center holds about 135 male and female youth in residence. The youth range from age 10 to 20 and come from all throughout the state. Photo courtesy of the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services

Police catch escapees from local juvenile detention center

The escapees dashed into the surrounding wetlands and were eventually found by a security guard.

The Echo Glen Children’s Center holds about 135 male and female youth in residence. The youth range from age 10 to 20 and come from all throughout the state. Photo courtesy of the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services
The cabin is located 8 miles up Southeast Middle Fork Road and is known within the hiking community. Photo courtesy of King County Sheriff’s Office

Man sentenced to 9 months for child porn possession

Daniel M. Wood was linked to DNA within a “fairy cabin” in the Snoqualmie National Forest.

The cabin is located 8 miles up Southeast Middle Fork Road and is known within the hiking community. Photo courtesy of King County Sheriff’s Office

The King County Library System Foundation is awarded a grant from Boeing

KCLSF receives an $80,000 grant from the Boeing Company

Mary Lynn Pannen, founder and CEO of Sound Options, has consulted thousands of Washington families on geriatric care for 30 years. Photo courtesy of Sound Options.

Elder abuse cases are on the rise in Washington

Local agencies and geriatric care managers aim to increase public awareness about the epidemic.

Mary Lynn Pannen, founder and CEO of Sound Options, has consulted thousands of Washington families on geriatric care for 30 years. Photo courtesy of Sound Options.