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Sex ed, local control at heart of race for WA state schools chief

Sex ed, local control at heart of race for WA state schools chief

Incumbent Chris Reykdal faces five foes who argue he’s pushing too many state policies on school districts.

Sex ed, local control at heart of race for WA state schools chief
The project will be located at 250 E. 2nd St. in North Bend. (Google Maps)

Habitat for Humanity to build seven affordable housing units in North Bend

Habitat for Humanity is planning on building seven permanently affordable townhouse units in North Bend. The project took a step forward on July 21, with… Continue reading

The project will be located at 250 E. 2nd St. in North Bend. (Google Maps)
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Study postponed for properties in Meadowbrook area

A vote to authorize a study of the properties within the proposed Meadowbrook utility local improvement district has been postponed for 90 days. The North… Continue reading

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Decision on SVSD coronavirus plan expected Friday

A plan for the upcoming school year will be released on July 31, following a Snoqualmie Valley School District Board meeting. Dr. Robert Manahan, the… Continue reading

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COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

COVID-19 cases and deaths in King County cities

Numbers as of July 23, 2020.

  • Jul 23, 2020
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
Screenshot from Gov. Jay Inslee’s press conference July 23, 2020.

Governor tightens restrictions on restaurants, bars, weddings, funerals

Staff reports Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said Thursday (July 23) he is tightening restrictions throughout the state for restaurants, bars, weddings, funerals and gyms in… Continue reading

  • Jul 23, 2020
Screenshot from Gov. Jay Inslee’s press conference July 23, 2020.
Abortions could stop at Virginia Mason if merger is approved, reproductive rights advocates say

Abortions could stop at Virginia Mason if merger is approved, reproductive rights advocates say

Hospital representatives said “certain services” would cease, but wouldn’t give specifics.

Abortions could stop at Virginia Mason if merger is approved, reproductive rights advocates say
Do opportunity zones in King County work?

Do opportunity zones in King County work?

The zones were created by Congress in 2017 to create jobs and spur economic development.

Do opportunity zones in King County work?
Snoqualmie River. Courtesy photo

Authorities urge water safety after teen drowns in Snoqualmie River

After a 17-year-old teen drowned in the Snoqualmie River on July 14 near Snoqualmie, the city is reminding residents to stay safe on the river.… Continue reading

Snoqualmie River. Courtesy photo
Pandemic is spiking in South King County, governor says

Pandemic is spiking in South King County, governor says

Gov. Jay Inslee met with elected officials, health officials and business partners in Federal Way to hear concerns, suggestions about state’s response to COVID-19.

Pandemic is spiking in South King County, governor says
Slain officer joined Bothell police in 2019; suspect arrested

Slain officer joined Bothell police in 2019; suspect arrested

Update: the suspect did not shoot the officer, who appears to have been shot by fellow officer in crossfire

Slain officer joined Bothell police in 2019; suspect arrested
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Bothell police officer dies in shootout

Update: Officer identified by police department

  • Jul 17, 2020
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Bullet that killed Bothell officer came from partner’s gun

Bullet that killed Bothell officer came from partner’s gun

But prosecutors say that’s “immaterial,” and charged Henry Washington with aggravated murder Friday.

Bullet that killed Bothell officer came from partner’s gun
Inslee warns of stay home order as COVID cases rise

Inslee warns of stay home order as COVID cases rise

The governor urges young people, who are not getting infected the most, to curb their social habits.

Inslee warns of stay home order as COVID cases rise
Sound Transit breaks ground on Federal Way Link Extension

Sound Transit breaks ground on Federal Way Link Extension

The $3.1 billion project includes three new stations near Kent/Des Moines, South 272nd Street and the Federal Way Transit Center.

Sound Transit breaks ground on Federal Way Link Extension
Extra $600 in federal benefit for unemployed workers set to end July 25

Extra $600 in federal benefit for unemployed workers set to end July 25

Payment is on top of base weekly state benefit amount

Extra $600 in federal benefit for unemployed workers set to end July 25
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Inslee extends pause on counties advancing phases to July 28

A spike in cases could cause hospitalizations and deaths to rise soon.

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Juanita HS “Rebels” mascot finally defeated

Juanita HS “Rebels” mascot finally defeated

School administration will now begin selecting a new mascot.

Juanita HS “Rebels” mascot finally defeated
Screenshot of Jessica Lewis and Austin Wenner’s GoFundMe reward page.

No suspects yet in West Seattle suitcase homicides

Families grieve deaths of Jessica Lewis of Federal Way and Austin Wenner of Kent.

Screenshot of Jessica Lewis and Austin Wenner’s GoFundMe reward page.
Elected or appointed? King County weighs sheriff options

Elected or appointed? King County weighs sheriff options

Voters could be asked to decide in November.

Elected or appointed? King County weighs sheriff options