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Changes in education funding leads to higher King County property taxes in 2020

King County Treasury to send bills Feb. 14

  • Feb 13, 2020

Walk of Champions

Auburn High School students recognize, hail the Unified Special Olympics basketball team

Sen. Das to host Town Hall and Community Discussion

Feb. 23 at Green River Colllege in Auburn

  • Feb 12, 2020

Voters passing Auburn School District replacement levies

Superintendent: ‘I’m not going to declare victory, but we’re feeling good’

VRFA Proposition 1 leading by a wide margin | UPDATE

The Valley Regional Fire Authority Proposition No. 1 measure is winning handily based on the updated numbers from Tuesday’s special election. The measure calls for… Continue reading

  • Feb 12, 2020

Das sponsors companion bill to prohibit openly carried guns on state Capitol campus

Sen. Mona Das, D-Kent, is sponsoring Senate Bill 6686, a companion bill to Rep. Tana Senn’s, D-Mercer Island, House Bill 2925, to ban openly-carried firearms… Continue reading

  • Feb 12, 2020

Showing the way

Sailor from Auburn performing duty half a world away

  • Feb 11, 2020

Auburn Police Department hosts Citizens Academy, March 4- May 27

The Auburn Police Department hosts Citizens Academy, an interactive 12-week program that runs on Wednesday nights, March 4 to May 27. Classes are free. Participants… Continue reading

  • Feb 11, 2020
Federal Way resident Mi’Chance Dunlap-Gittens, 17, died Jan. 27, 2017. Courtesy photo

Law enforcement challenges report on sting operation that killed Federal Way teen

King County Office of Law Enforcement Oversight’s findings rattle Sheriff’s Office, police union.

Federal Way resident Mi’Chance Dunlap-Gittens, 17, died Jan. 27, 2017. Courtesy photo

Unstable housing? Apply for Section 8

Applications open in February for housing vouchers

  • Feb 11, 2020
In 2018, the city of Seattle approved and then repealed a head tax within a month. It would have levied a $275 per employee tax on businesses grossing more than $20 million annually. Sound Publishing file photo

County head tax bill passes committee

Bill would let King County levy a tax on businesses to fund housing and address homelessness.

In 2018, the city of Seattle approved and then repealed a head tax within a month. It would have levied a $275 per employee tax on businesses grossing more than $20 million annually. Sound Publishing file photo
Gov. Jay Inslee signs the first bill of the 2020 legislative session into law. On the right stands the bill’s primary sponsor, Sen. Jamie Pedersen, D-Seattle, who is wearing a red tie. Photo by Cameron Sheppard, WNPA News Service

Gov. Inslee signs tax bill to help fund higher education

Law shifts a portion of the tax burden to large tech companies.

  • Feb 11, 2020
Gov. Jay Inslee signs the first bill of the 2020 legislative session into law. On the right stands the bill’s primary sponsor, Sen. Jamie Pedersen, D-Seattle, who is wearing a red tie. Photo by Cameron Sheppard, WNPA News Service

King County Prosecutor Satterberg seeks more help for drug addicts

Supports business head tax to raise revenue

U.S. Department of Justice sues King County for banning ICE flights | Update

Constantine responds to claims of unlawful, unconstitutional restrictions on use of Boeing Field

  • Feb 10, 2020

Man rescued from the ruins of a collapsed retaining wall

The Valley Regional Fire Authority Technical Rescue Team – along with help from technical rescue specialists from South King Fire and Puget Sound Fire –… Continue reading

  • Feb 10, 2020
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King County Council could place roads levy lift on 2020 ballot

Levy could increase taxes for a median home by about $224 a year.

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King County Metro’s battery-electric bus. Photo courtesy of kingcounty.gov

King County Metro bus fleet will be electrified by 2035

Future base in South King County would house hundreds of the zero-emission vehicles.

King County Metro’s battery-electric bus. Photo courtesy of kingcounty.gov
Three-quarters of the suicide deaths among children ages 10 to 14 are caused by firearms, according to a new report from the Firearm Injury and Policy Research Program at the University of Washington. File photo

King County studies youth gun violence amid rising suicides

It’s unclear what’s driving the trend.

Three-quarters of the suicide deaths among children ages 10 to 14 are caused by firearms, according to a new report from the Firearm Injury and Policy Research Program at the University of Washington. File photo
A King County work crew clears a road near Preston on Feb. 7, 2020. Heavy rains appear to have caused multiple landslides along the road. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo

The future could look a lot like this year’s flood season

Climate change is expected to lead to more winter flooding in King County.

A King County work crew clears a road near Preston on Feb. 7, 2020. Heavy rains appear to have caused multiple landslides along the road. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo
High tides, as seen in this file photo of Raymond’s Willapa Landing Park in Pacific County, could become the norm in the future due to sea level rise. Sound Publishing file photo

UW summarizes Washington climate impact on water

The report localizes information from the United Nations.

High tides, as seen in this file photo of Raymond’s Willapa Landing Park in Pacific County, could become the norm in the future due to sea level rise. Sound Publishing file photo