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Gov. Jay Inslee shakes hands with Dinah Griffey after signing Senate Bill 5649 on April 19. The law revises the statute of limitations for sex crimes. Photo by Emma Epperly, WNPA Olympia News Bureau

Hits and misses from Legislature’s 2019 session

New laws target vaccines, sex crimes and daylight savings; losers include sex ed and dwarf tossing bills.

Gov. Jay Inslee shakes hands with Dinah Griffey after signing Senate Bill 5649 on April 19. The law revises the statute of limitations for sex crimes. Photo by Emma Epperly, WNPA Olympia News Bureau

Red Cross urges blood donations to help trauma patients

There’s no way to predict when or where an accident will happen. That’s why the American Red Cross needs donors to give blood and platelets… Continue reading

  • Apr 25, 2019

Northbound SR 167 ramp to I-405 to be closed for 14 hours Saturday night

Get ready for a 14-hour closure this Saturday night, April 27 at the State Route 167/Interstate 405 interchange in Renton. Weather pending, the northbound SR… Continue reading

  • Apr 25, 2019
Gov. Jay Inslee speaks to protesting nurses on April 24 at the State Capitol Building in Olympia. Inslee indicated he would sign the bill for meal and rest breaks into law if it passes both chambers. Photo by Emma Epperly, WNPA Olympia News Bureau

Lawmakers approve ‘nursing bill’ for mandatory meal and rest breaks

Nurses show up in Olympia to support bill, protest Sen. Walsh’s remarks.

Gov. Jay Inslee speaks to protesting nurses on April 24 at the State Capitol Building in Olympia. Inslee indicated he would sign the bill for meal and rest breaks into law if it passes both chambers. Photo by Emma Epperly, WNPA Olympia News Bureau
Scott Barden stands next to the pit that will house the newest, and possibly final, section of the Cedar Hills Regional Landfill near Maple Valley. The pit is 120 feet deep, and around another 180 feet will be built on top of it over the next decade. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo

King County’s landfill is going to get bigger

A ninth cell will be built, extending its life by another decade.

Scott Barden stands next to the pit that will house the newest, and possibly final, section of the Cedar Hills Regional Landfill near Maple Valley. The pit is 120 feet deep, and around another 180 feet will be built on top of it over the next decade. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo
An aircraft is pictured at King County International Airport, also known as Boeing Field. Photo courtesy of kingcounty.gov

King County wants to end deportation flights for ICE

Legal challenge expected from federal government.

An aircraft is pictured at King County International Airport, also known as Boeing Field. Photo courtesy of kingcounty.gov

James Jeyaraj launches his campaign for Auburn City Council

Local community leader James Jeyaraj launched his campaign on Wednesday to serve on the Auburn City Council. Jeyaraj has an extensive history as a community… Continue reading

  • Apr 24, 2019

Hop to it: Algona hosts large Easter egg hunt, festivities

Algona celebrated it annual Easter Egg hunt this past Saturday. Hundreds of kids and families were treated to face painting, bunny hop races, an Easter… Continue reading

  • Apr 24, 2019

Registration open for Native Student Success Summit at Highline College

Approximately 100 high school and college students are expected to attend a summit designed for American Indians and Alaska Natives living in South King County.… Continue reading

  • Apr 24, 2019

All things Sasquatch to appear at conference

Washington state is famous for countless reasons. It’s the birthplace of Starbucks and Bill Gates, one of the biggest producers of the U.S.’s lumber and… Continue reading

New school to emerge from a corner of Auburn

Leaders, community welcome district’s 15th elementary school as crews begin to build the foundation

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New reserved permit parking option available for Auburn, Puyallup Sounder stations

For the Auburn Reporter Starting June 1, riders using the parking lots at the Auburn and Puyallup Sounder stations will be able to access parking… Continue reading

  • Apr 24, 2019
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Auburn’s McLaughlin serves as page for Sen. Das

Hannah McLaughlin, 16, served as a page in the Washington State Senate during the week of April 8. Sen. Mona Das, D-Kent, sponsored McLaughlin’s week… Continue reading

  • Apr 24, 2019

Garcia, Warner serve as pages for Sen. Wilson

Estevan Garcia and Alexis “Blu” Warner served as pages in the Washington State Senate during the first week of April. Sen. Claire Wilson, D-Auburn, sponsored… Continue reading

  • Apr 24, 2019
Sen. Claire Wilson. COURTESY PHOTO, Washington State Legislature

Legislature passes Wilson bill creating commission on LGBTQ inequities

Legislation to establish a state commission to identify concerns specific to LGBTQ individuals and apply those concerns to inform practices and policies at state agencies… Continue reading

  • Apr 24, 2019
Sen. Claire Wilson. COURTESY PHOTO, Washington State Legislature

Personal objection will no longer exempt children from school vaccinations

Lawmakers aim to improve ‘herd immunity’ in the state

  • Apr 24, 2019

Feed the need: Empty Bowls returns Friday at Grace Community Church

Purchase a bowl of your choice then enjoy a soup lunch

  • Apr 24, 2019

Pediatrician’s busy new practice

More than 100 days into her first term in office, U.S. Rep. Kim Schrier’s plate is loaded with health care, climate change, education

King County parks levy headed to August primary ballots

Voters will be asked to decide whether to approve the levy on Aug. 6.

Healthy Kids Day returns to the Auburn Valley Y

Free community event inspires active bodies and fun

  • Apr 22, 2019