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King County Elections mails ballots for Aug. 6 primary

City Council races, fire measure in Kent

  • Jul 18, 2019

Friends, family, supporters gather to remember man lost in police shooting

Friends, family and sympathizers gathered in front of the Sunshine Grocery at 1402 Auburn Way N, on July 12 to honor a fallen son, a… Continue reading

Passing it on

Polynesian Dance Troupe Instructor Kalei’Okalani Matsui shows Edelweiss Ding, 4, how to play the drums during the Rock the Lot: Poly Fest at The Outlet… Continue reading

  • Jul 18, 2019
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Classic chrome and mighty machines return

Solid Rock Cruisers host Summer Cruise-in Thursday, July 18 at former Big Daddy’s site

  • Jul 18, 2019
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King County Metro ‘van-niversary’ celebrates 40 years of commuter vans

Publicly-owned and operated commuter van program leads the nation for having the most public vanpools

  • Jul 18, 2019

Seattle Police find missing Pacific boy

Seattle Police on Wednesday found a Pacific boy who had been missing since early Sunday morning, Pacific Police said. Rockyfeller Bannister, 17, who goes by… Continue reading

  • Jul 17, 2019

Authorities still putting together pieces of fatal gunfight at Lakeland Hills

Given the backlog at the Washington State Crime Lab, months may pass before authorities can say exactly what happened during the gunfight that killed 20-year-old… Continue reading

King County Assessor releases Taxpayer Transparency Tool for August election

King County Assessor John Wilson has released his August 2019 Taxpayer Transparency Tool, a website which provides each King County taxpayer an individualized accounting of… Continue reading

  • Jul 17, 2019

Washington Nurse of the Year set for Nov. 15; nominations close Aug. 2

March of Dimes of Washington state is preparing to honor nurses who exemplify an extraordinary level of patient care, compassion and customer service. Fifteen health… Continue reading

  • Jul 17, 2019

Two paddle boards, one life preserver proved fatal for volunteer firefighter from Auburn

Firefighters with Mountainview Fire and Rescue 94 say 33-year-old Peter Phan had put his life preserver on his companion and tied her ankle to her… Continue reading

Countywide birthday party sparks hope for girls aging out of foster care

Celebrate 18! was held by nonprofit Eileen & Callie’s Place on Saturday.

Neely Mansion Vintage Market coming July 27

Neely Mansion – Auburn’s historic landmark – hosts its Vintage Market on Saturday, July 27. A variety of vendors will offer vintage clothing, home decor,… Continue reading

  • Jul 16, 2019
VoteWA is a $9.5 million program that came online last May and is meant to unify all 39 county voting systems in the state into a single entity. Courtesy image

WA’s new voting system concerns county elections officials

VoteWA has run into some problems in recent months as the Aug. 6 primary election draws closer.

VoteWA is a $9.5 million program that came online last May and is meant to unify all 39 county voting systems in the state into a single entity. Courtesy image

‘Feedback loops’ of methane, CO2 echo environmental problem beyond Washington

University of Washington among researchers of climate change’s effects in global temperatures.

VRFA responds to a spree of fires that displace residents, damage dwellings

The Valley Regional Fire Authority was especially busy over the weekend. Units from the VRFA, South King Fire & Rescue and Puget Sound RFA responded… Continue reading

  • Jul 15, 2019

More work on Auburn Way South | UPDATES

On Monday, July 15, through Tuesday, July 16, construction work by Comcast will require lane closures and disruptions of westbound traffic on Auburn Way South… Continue reading

  • Jul 14, 2019

Two of VRFA’s very best: Upton, Olson retire

Two of the Valley Regional Fire Authority’s finest have retired. Larry Upton, the VRFA assistant fire marshal who spent 37 years in the fire service,… Continue reading

  • Jul 13, 2019

City Council splits over whether to hire racial equity consultant

Next week, the Auburn City Council formally votes yes or no on entering into an agreement with a consulting group that would provide city leaders… Continue reading

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King County could loan 4Culture $20 million

The loan would be repaid by the organization and used to help serve marginalized communities.

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Early wake-up call: Twin quakes under Monroe rattle region

Thousands of people felt them. They were magnitude 4.6 and 3.5 and hit minutes apart.

  • Jul 12, 2019