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Million-dollar plan for better animal care proposed

Major reforms to King County’s animal shelter program – and the public’s opinions about whether the county should even have a shelter program – were the expected topics when the County Council conducted a town hall meeting Monday.

  • Jun 2, 2008
Students Daniel Hiner

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  • Jun 2, 2008
Students Daniel Hiner
At a meeting Monday for discussion of proposed improvements of King County’s animal shelters

Citizens speak on controversial animal shelters

Nearly 700 people attended a town hall meeting Monday to discuss the embattled King County animal shelter system, with dozens speaking their piece before the County Council.

  • Jun 2, 2008
At a meeting Monday for discussion of proposed improvements of King County’s animal shelters

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  • Jun 2, 2008
Speaking at a Maple Valley-Black Diamond Chamber of Commerce meeting

The good, the bad and otherwise of Legislature

Legislators representing the 5th Legislative District, which includes Maple Valley, visited the Maple Valley-Black Diamond Chamber of Commerce at its luncheon meeting Wednesday and offered the business group’s members their perspective on this year’s session of the Legislature.

  • Jun 2, 2008
Speaking at a Maple Valley-Black Diamond Chamber of Commerce meeting

Briefly

Free seminar on joint replacements hosted by Valley Medical

  • Jun 2, 2008

King County below rest of state in unemployment

While Washington’s unemployment rate rose slightly, King County had the lowest rate – 3.6 percent – statewide in March, according to the state Employment Security Department.

  • Jun 2, 2008
Dino Rossi

Rossi: Build more freeway starting at MV Highway

Gubernatorial candidate Dino Rossi would push for an eight-lane bridge across Lake Washington, not impose tolls until the bridge is completed and add lanes to Interstate 405 between Bellevue and the Maple Valley Highway.

  • Jun 2, 2008
Dino Rossi
Governor Christine Gregoire

Gregoire gets rolling in south King County

Gov. Christine Gregoire launched her re-election campaign April 7 in south King County, a few feet from where she once sat after school while her single mother cooked flapjacks and flipped burgers.

  • Jun 2, 2008
Governor Christine Gregoire
Jeff and Carrie Nass introduce their daughter

Play it safe in the water

Drowning deaths in Washington have declined steadily the past 20 years but still happen more often than the national rate, according to the state Department of Health.

  • Jun 2, 2008
Jeff and Carrie Nass introduce their daughter

Briefly

The Covington Days Festival Committee is scheduled to meet at 1:30 p.m. this Friday at Covington City Hall.

  • Jun 2, 2008

HOT lane will bring about changes

South King County-area drivers soon will face the first of many big changes associated with the State Route 167 HOT (high-occupancy toll) lanes pilot project between Auburn and Renton.

  • Jun 2, 2008
Anthony Hemstad

New hospital commissioner squeezed

A new member of the elected board that oversees Valley Medical Center faces an uncertain future on the board with a change of meeting times on Monday evenings.

  • Jun 2, 2008
Anthony Hemstad

Search begins for parks director

Covington is looking to fill a pair of significant positions at City Hall before the end of this summer.

  • Jun 2, 2008

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Issaquah-Hobart Road to be studied

  • Jun 2, 2008
Huster running for state Senate

Huster running for state Senate

Phyllis Huster, a Democrat, has announced her candidacy in this fall’s election for state senator of the 5th Legislative District.

  • Jun 2, 2008
Huster running for state Senate

State attorney general to speak at Hargrove campaign kickoff

Mark Hargrove, a Republican candidate in this fall’s election for state representative in the 47th Legislative District, will host a campaign kickoff event today from 3 to 5 p.m. at Meridian Grange.

  • Jun 2, 2008
Two Valley Medical Center leaders – chief executive officer Rich Roodman (left) and Hospital District 1 Commissioner Anthony Hemstad – listen to staff members on a tour of eight new operating rooms at the hospital. All of the rooms are bigger than Valley Medical’s existing ORs.

Hospital getting more room to operate

Valley Medical Center will open eight new operating rooms this summer, the second phase of the hospital’s new surgery center.

  • Jun 2, 2008
Two Valley Medical Center leaders – chief executive officer Rich Roodman (left) and Hospital District 1 Commissioner Anthony Hemstad – listen to staff members on a tour of eight new operating rooms at the hospital. All of the rooms are bigger than Valley Medical’s existing ORs.

Ravensdale alpaca ranch hosting tours

Public tour of the Alpacas at Morning Star Ranch in Ravensdale are scheduled for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Saturday.

  • Jun 2, 2008