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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

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

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.

Update election results – some races on razor’s edge

The most recent election results from King County

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

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

Update election results – some races on razor’s edge

The most recent election results from King County

Too close to call – Covington election results

Many city races too close to announce a winner just yet

Sound Publishing file photo

King County Council authorizes staff to draft road levy ballot measure

The county is projected to run out of capital funding for roads and bridges by 2025.

Sound Publishing file photo

Never alone — unclaimed veteran supported by thousands

Many locals attended the funeral of Warren G. Robinson Jr. at Tahoma National Cemetery

Never alone — unclaimed veteran supported by thousands

Many locals attended the funeral of Warren G. Robinson Jr. at Tahoma National Cemetery

King County parents are still struggling with child care

A new report looks at the effects on parents here and across the state.

The Cedar Hills Regional Landfill is the only active landfill in King County. It will operate until at least 2028. It has been in operation since the 1960s. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo

Study on shipping or burning King County trash released

The report fleshes out the two main options for trash disposal over the next 50 years.

The Cedar Hills Regional Landfill is the only active landfill in King County. It will operate until at least 2028. It has been in operation since the 1960s. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo
A new study argues that many luxury apartment units in Seattle are vacant, damaging the surrounding communities. (Screenshot on Google)

Luxury apartments: Who’s buying King County?

Wealthy investors jack up housing prices in Seattle and beyond.

A new study argues that many luxury apartment units in Seattle are vacant, damaging the surrounding communities. (Screenshot on Google)

West Point Treatment Plant report due in January

The report will look at ways to keep adequate power flowing to the plant after a July spill.