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Despite concerns, homelessness authority moves toward final Seattle vote

Seattle’s homelessness committee aligned the city’s plan with King County’s.

King County’s current climate action plan was adopted in 2015 and has provided a blueprint for reducing emissions and preparing for climate change. File photo

King County approves environmental justice provision

An update to the King County climate action plan should include an environmental justice framing as it’s developed over the coming months. The King County… Continue reading

King County’s current climate action plan was adopted in 2015 and has provided a blueprint for reducing emissions and preparing for climate change. File photo

Contentious fireworks ban adopted in Covington

Council, residents debate the advisory vote and law enforcement

Mhoon, Harto wish Covington Council a farewell

Both women were presented keys to the city by Mayor Wagner

Homelessness authority approved by King County, awaits Seattle vote

The agreement would consolidate emergency services for people experiencing homelessness.

The King County Courthouse is located at 516 Third Ave. in downtown Seattle. Photo courtesy of King County

Council approves $600,000 to increase security at King County Courthouse

The funding will be split evenly between increasing deputies, security and social services.

The King County Courthouse is located at 516 Third Ave. in downtown Seattle. Photo courtesy of King County
Security camera footage shows a suspect in three different crimes walking away with stolen mail on Friday, Dec. 6, 2019. Photo courtesy of The City of Covington.

Suspect of three crimes caught on camera, thrice

A crafty package thief didn’t get away with the goods after an alert homeowner and the Covington police found them thanks to security camera footage.… Continue reading

  • Dec 11, 2019
Security camera footage shows a suspect in three different crimes walking away with stolen mail on Friday, Dec. 6, 2019. Photo courtesy of The City of Covington.

Covington enters the Hollydaze season

The annual Hollydaze event had snow, mistletoe and a giant holiday tree. Hundreds of Covington families and friends came out to the event to see… Continue reading

Victims, law enforcement speak about King County Courthouse conditions

An entrance to the courthouse was closed after an assault.

Tahoma National Cemetery honors military veterans Dec. 14 as a part of the national Wreaths Across America effort. COURTESY PHOTO

Wreath-laying ceremony to honor community military veterans

Tahoma National Cemetery hosts Wreaths Across America, an annual holiday wreath-laying ceremony to honor and remember the nation’s military veterans, on Saturday, Dec. 14. The… Continue reading

  • Dec 10, 2019
Tahoma National Cemetery honors military veterans Dec. 14 as a part of the national Wreaths Across America effort. COURTESY PHOTO
In this September 2019 photo, George Kirkish, owner and founder of Palouse Winery on Vashon-Maury Island, pours a glass of wine for Lori Coots during tasting room hours. (Kevin Opsahl/Sound Publishing)

King County Council approves controversial winery, brewery ordinance

After five years, the county has updated regulations surrounding alcohol production and tasting.

In this September 2019 photo, George Kirkish, owner and founder of Palouse Winery on Vashon-Maury Island, pours a glass of wine for Lori Coots during tasting room hours. (Kevin Opsahl/Sound Publishing)
The Vineyard Park Memory Care center at Mount Lake Terrace. 
                                Photo courtesy of Vineyard Park.

Memory Care center slated for Wax Road

Vineyard Park of Covington plans to open in 2021

The Vineyard Park Memory Care center at Mount Lake Terrace. 
                                Photo courtesy of Vineyard Park.
Washington Low Income Housing Alliance is among supporters of statewide “just cause” legislation to protect tenants in Washington. However, some landlords say removing the ability to quickly remove tenants limits their ability to get rid of problem renters. (Courtesy image)

Tenant advocates prepare for another push in Olympia

Following wins in Burien and Federal Way, just cause evictions are on the 2020 Legislative agenda.

Washington Low Income Housing Alliance is among supporters of statewide “just cause” legislation to protect tenants in Washington. However, some landlords say removing the ability to quickly remove tenants limits their ability to get rid of problem renters. (Courtesy image)

A detailed journey – From homeless to business owner

Local entrepreneur talks compassion, homelessness and car detailing

Fire along Twisp River Road in the Okanogan Wenatchee National Forest in 2018. Courtesy photo

Wildfire response: State unveils funding legislation proposal

Last year, Department of Natural Resources responded to record number of wildfires.

Fire along Twisp River Road in the Okanogan Wenatchee National Forest in 2018. Courtesy photo

Maple Valley Girl Scout earns gold

Arina Poggioli leaves a scouting legacy with two robotics teams

A new report, complete with recommendations to the Legislature, has been released by a statewide task force that was formed to address a lack of child care in Washington. File photo

Report outlines lack of child care in Washington

In King County, supply doesn’t meet demand for child care.

A new report, complete with recommendations to the Legislature, has been released by a statewide task force that was formed to address a lack of child care in Washington. File photo

Volunteers wanted to write school levy statements

Tahoma SD looking to form statement committees

Demonstrators from La Resistencia protest Amazon’s involvement with ICE. Photo courtesy of La Resistencia

How will the U.S. respond to climate refugees?

Business as usual has been harder borders, are there other ways to address climate migration?

Demonstrators from La Resistencia protest Amazon’s involvement with ICE. Photo courtesy of La Resistencia
Safe drug consumption sites have been recommended by the King County Heroin and Opioid Task Force. Pictured is a safe consumption site in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. Photo supplied by ARCHES in Lethbridge

What’s been happening with safe injection sites?

There hasn’t been much coverage this year compared to the last couple years.

Safe drug consumption sites have been recommended by the King County Heroin and Opioid Task Force. Pictured is a safe consumption site in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. Photo supplied by ARCHES in Lethbridge