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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

Maple Valley Girl Scout earns gold

Arina Poggioli leaves a scouting legacy with two robotics teams

Maple Valley Girl Scout earns gold
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
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
File photo of a pothole

King County approves roads, bridges funding

The capital projects funding is significantly less than previous years.

File photo of a pothole
Winners cross the finish line in tight Covington races

Winners cross the finish line in tight Covington races

Close races don’t qualify for automatic recounts in King County

Winners cross the finish line in tight Covington races
A “notice to vacate” sign was placed in the middle of a homeless encampment in Federal Way by FWPD officers before the encampment was cleaned in January 2019. Sound Publishing file photo

King County, Seattle could create joint homelessness response agency

It would be a unified agency and the overarching authority on addressing homelessness in the county.

A “notice to vacate” sign was placed in the middle of a homeless encampment in Federal Way by FWPD officers before the encampment was cleaned in January 2019. Sound Publishing file photo
Turkeys Nonni, Noelle, November and Nora at Rooster Haus Rescue in Fall City. Natalie DeFord/staff photo

Turkey rescue: No bird on Thanksgiving menu at this King County sanctuary

“There’s a huge need for roosters. They often end up neglected and abused.”

Turkeys Nonni, Noelle, November and Nora at Rooster Haus Rescue in Fall City. Natalie DeFord/staff photo
A young girl holds up a ‘Don’t Pollute I Live Here’ sign in the crowd during the Youth Climate Strike at Cal Anderson Park on Friday, March 15, 2019 in Seattle, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

King County builds blueprint for health, climate change

The plan will inform how the Board of Health addresses climate change-related health issues.

A young girl holds up a ‘Don’t Pollute I Live Here’ sign in the crowd during the Youth Climate Strike at Cal Anderson Park on Friday, March 15, 2019 in Seattle, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Maple Valley donates food, $8,500 to food bank

Maple Valley donates food, $8,500 to food bank

After an urgent plea on Facebook for more food, residents stepped up to help out

Maple Valley donates food, $8,500 to food bank
July’s Monroe earthquake is informing plans for future danger

July’s Monroe earthquake is informing plans for future danger

Gathered by lucky accident, data from the 4.6-magnitude quake could help assess bigger hazards.

July’s Monroe earthquake is informing plans for future danger
Update election results - some races on razor’s edge

Update election results – some races on razor’s edge

The most recent election results from King County

Update election results - some races on razor’s edge
Political activist Tim Eyman campaigns for Initiative 976 on Nov. 5 in downtown Bellevue. The initiative promised $30 car tabs while functionally eliminating the ability of agencies like Sound Transit to raise taxes for its projects. Photo by Aaron Kunkler

Election analysis: I-976 vote casts South King County against Seattle, Eastside

Preliminary precinct counts show support for the initiative split by region.

Political activist Tim Eyman campaigns for Initiative 976 on Nov. 5 in downtown Bellevue. The initiative promised $30 car tabs while functionally eliminating the ability of agencies like Sound Transit to raise taxes for its projects. Photo by Aaron Kunkler
The Glacier Park Elementary School fifth grade class lined the halls after a special Veterans Day assembly to give high fives and applause to veterans, who were led through the halls after being honored by the school on Friday, Nov. 8, 2019. Photo by Danielle Chastaine.                                 The Glacier Park Elementary School fifth grade class lined the halls after a special Veterans Day assembly to give high fives and applause to veterans, who were led through the halls after being honored by the school on Friday, Nov. 8, 2019. Photo by Danielle Chastaine.                                 The Glacier Park Elementary School fifth grade class lined the halls after a special Veterans Day assembly to give high fives and applause to veterans, who were led through the halls after being honored by the school on Friday, Nov. 8, 2019. Photo by Danielle Chastaine.

Glacier Park celebrates its veteran families

Fifth grade students honored service members at Veterans Day assembly

The Glacier Park Elementary School fifth grade class lined the halls after a special Veterans Day assembly to give high fives and applause to veterans, who were led through the halls after being honored by the school on Friday, Nov. 8, 2019. Photo by Danielle Chastaine.                                 The Glacier Park Elementary School fifth grade class lined the halls after a special Veterans Day assembly to give high fives and applause to veterans, who were led through the halls after being honored by the school on Friday, Nov. 8, 2019. Photo by Danielle Chastaine.                                 The Glacier Park Elementary School fifth grade class lined the halls after a special Veterans Day assembly to give high fives and applause to veterans, who were led through the halls after being honored by the school on Friday, Nov. 8, 2019. Photo by Danielle Chastaine.
Vehicles passing through flooded street. File photo

King County Flood Control District to vote on 2020 budget

The budget will fund a variety of programs across the county.

Vehicles passing through flooded street. File photo
A King County judge found the company misled customers into thinking it was a charity. Photo courtesy of the state Attorney General’s office

Judge rules Value Village deceived customers

The King County judge found the company misled customers into thinking it was a charity.

  • Nov 8, 2019
A King County judge found the company misled customers into thinking it was a charity. Photo courtesy of the state Attorney General’s office
Schrier to speak at Veterans Day program at Tahoma National Cemetery on Nov. 11

Schrier to speak at Veterans Day program at Tahoma National Cemetery on Nov. 11

Congresswoman Kim Schrier, D-WA (Eighth District, is the guest speaker for the Veterans Day program at Tahoma National Cemetery on Monday, Nov. 11. The ceremony… Continue reading

  • Nov 7, 2019
Schrier to speak at Veterans Day program at Tahoma National Cemetery on Nov. 11
Update election results - some races on razor’s edge

Update election results – some races on razor’s edge

The most recent election results from King County

Update election results - some races on razor’s edge
Too close to call - Covington election results

Too close to call – Covington election results

Many city races too close to announce a winner just yet

Too close to call - Covington election results