The 93-year-old Auburn Avenue Theater remains a popular place for entertainment, with 270 seats in the house. REPORTER FILE PHOTO

City to buy historic Auburn Avenue Theater

Purchase is for $650,000, plus one of the two years left on the lease

City council holds public hearing tonight to consider changes to street, road projects

City leaders have set their eyes on building a new, $1.65 million, westbound right-turn pocket at the 15th Street Northwest… Continue reading

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Auburn Vietnam Memorial to receive funding

The Governor’s Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee (VAAC) has selected the American-Vietnamese War Memorial Alliance for the Auburn Vietnam Memorial at… Continue reading

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Serving it up for 41 years

Starting Gate waitress treats people with efficiency, grace and a smile

Customers asked to recycle plastic bags, wrap separately from curbside recycling materials

Changes are coming next year to how materials are collected for recycling in Seattle and King County. Beginning Jan. 1,… Continue reading

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Community welcomes new Olympic Middle School

State-of-the-art school is the first one completed as part of the $456 million Building for Learning bond | PHOTOS

Baggett, Orlandic-Hodak bid for city council seat

Candidates talk about key issues as general election approaches

Flying Fish: Lake Sammamish kokanee move to Orcas Island

It’s part of a program to preserve the unique freshwater salmon species.

Malena Gaces, left, and other members of Washington CAN protest unfair move-out charges and alleged discriminatory behavior outside Kitts Corner Apartments in Federal Way in 2018. Sound Publishing file photo

King County could increase tenant protections

The council is considering ordinances designed to help renters.

The 2015 Wolverine Fire in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest near Lake Chelan. Photo courtesy of the Washington Department of Natural Resources.

The smoky summer that wasn’t

While Washington had a mild season, wildfires burned near the Arctic.

Dane Scarimbolo and Dominique Torgerson run Four Horsemen Brewery in Kent. They were almost shut down in late 2017 by King County, which after years of letting them operate a brewery and taproom, decided they were in violation of county code. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo

Proposed winery ordinance irks King County farmers, neighbors and businesses

Concerns include more traffic, higher land prices, code enforcement and compliance.

News

KCLS boycotts Macmillan Publishers’ eBook embargo

The King County Library System (KCLS) will no longer purchase newly-released eBooks from Macmillan Publishers, one of five major publishers… Continue reading

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Patch patrol

Kiran Ahluwalia and her daughter Kaia, 1, look at pumpkins with their dog, Romeo, at Mosby Farms Pumpkin Patch. Pumpkin… Continue reading

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Business

Payroll hiring continues to slow in September; unemployment rate unchanged

Washington’s economy lost 3,100 jobs in September and the state’s seasonally adjusted monthly unemployment rate for September was unchanged at Continue reading...

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Marketplace

Bridging the digital divide in Washington

Comcast’s Internet Essentials program has connected nearly 340,000 in Washington State

 

Comcast honors King County high school students

Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program awards $95,000 in scholarships to Washington students

 

Opinion

Does Sound Transit realize the consequences of this do-over?

Pass or fail, Initiative 976 is a reminder of what critics most dislike about the regional agency

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Impeachment likely, removal not: President Pelosi?

Democratics are likely to impeach Trump, but Republicans are unlikely to convict him at trial.

 

Northwest
Malena Gaces, left, and other members of Washington CAN protest unfair move-out charges and alleged discriminatory behavior outside Kitts Corner Apartments in Federal Way in 2018. Sound Publishing file photo

King County could increase tenant protections

The council is considering ordinances designed to help renters.