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Petpalooza’s Dog Trot race registration is $10 through Feb. 24

3K/5K options; register early and save money

  • Feb 23, 2020

 

Charter review could overhaul King County Sheriff’s Office

Several changes to the King County Sheriff’s Office were proposed.

 

PNW plant-based foods could help in climate fight

Animal products create a lot of emissions, but veggie alternatives are coming from King County.

 

Auburn Police blotter | Feb. 21

Auburn Police responded to the following calls for service, among many others, between Feb. 11 and 17: Feb. 11 Made-up money: 10:49 a.m., 1304 Outlet… Continue reading

  • Feb 21, 2020

VRFA blotter | Feb. 21

The Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 251 calls for service between Feb. 10 and 16th, among them the following: Feb. 10 Technical rescue: 10:33… Continue reading

  • Feb 21, 2020

Prosecutor says Onalaska man, killed, dismembered Auburn man

The King County Prosecutor says Two Dogs Salvatore Fasaga shot 40-year-old Paul John Snarski of Auburn in the face and cut up his body in… Continue reading

Proposed House bill would be bad for business

Measure could prompt exodus from Auburn

Construction to impact part of Auburn Way South (SR 164) | UPDATES

Beginning Tuesday, Feb. 25, through Friday, March 6, construction work by Archer Construction for the New Arcadia House Project will require a right lane closure… Continue reading

  • Feb 20, 2020
The language of the original bill prohibited privately-owned detainment facilities from being contracted by local, state, or federal government entities, but a last-second amendment was adopted to substantially narrow the focus of the legislation. File photo

Lawmakers flinch on banning for-profit detention facilities

Last minute amendment exempted ICE detainment facility.

  • Feb 19, 2020
The language of the original bill prohibited privately-owned detainment facilities from being contracted by local, state, or federal government entities, but a last-second amendment was adopted to substantially narrow the focus of the legislation. File photo

Stokesbary introduces billion-dollar tax relief package for Washington’s working families

With Wednesday’s updated state revenue forecast projecting a surge of $1.1 billion in unexpected new revenue, House Republican budget lead, Rep. Drew Stokesbary, has introduced… Continue reading

  • Feb 19, 2020

Proud father to son

Sgt. Patrick Peterson, an Army combat medic and a recent Fort Benning (Ga.) Airborne graduate, watches while his proud father, Marine Mike Peterson, ANGLICO (Air… Continue reading

  • Feb 19, 2020

King County Elections mails Presidential Primary ballots

Voters must vote by March 10

  • Feb 19, 2020

After 50-plus years, GSA Northwest/Arctic Regional HQ leaving Auburn

The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) on Wednesday announced its Region 10 headquarters in Auburn will relocate to Tacoma in the summer of 2021. The… Continue reading

  • Feb 19, 2020

Senate passes Wilson bill to allow diplomas for deceased students

Another bill prohibits solitary confinement of youths

  • Feb 19, 2020

Employers welcome Legislature’s effort to resolve trade dispute, support Washington exporters

Washington employers welcomed a move by state legislators to resolve an international trade dispute with the World Trade Organization, saying legislation introduced Wednesday in the… Continue reading

  • Feb 19, 2020

City asks state leaders for funding to address needs

On the list: affordable housing, regulatory reform, help with higher cost of goods and services

Renton Technical College dean chosen as vice president for Student Services at Highline College

Aaron Reader has been named vice president at Highline College. He will oversee the college’s Student Services division. The division manages several departments and programs,… Continue reading

  • Feb 19, 2020
A proposal to make King County Metro fares free for low-income households could be approved in the coming months. File photo

King County considers free transit for low-income residents

The program would target those at or below 80 percent of the federal poverty level.

A proposal to make King County Metro fares free for low-income households could be approved in the coming months. File photo

State Senate passes bill banning most Styrofoam-type products

Kent’s Das sponsor of measure

  • Feb 18, 2020

Metro describes benefits of future bus base to city leaders

King County’s population has grown by more than 2 percent every year since 1980, from 1.3 million people in 1980 to more than 2 million… Continue reading