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Responding to a call for help

United Way of King County’s Family Resource Exchange serves hundreds of homeless at Green River College

 

Residents at SeaTac’s Firs Mobile Home Park received a closure notice for October 31, but most have chosen to stay in their homes. Photo by Melissa Hellmann

South King County coalition targets affordable housing

Rent and housing prices hit south end communities hard; SeaTac, Tukwila, Kent, Burien, Renton and Auburn are working to create organization like Eastside’s ARCH

 

Das sworn in as senator for 47th District

‘I am truly honored that the voters … have put their trust in me’

  • Jan 18, 2019

 

City selects new firm to manage golf course

As of Jan. 1, 2019, CourseCo took over duties at the course from the previous management company, Premier Golf Centers.

Microsoft will invest $500 million toward regional housing

Mayors of nine cities — including Auburn, Kent, Federal Way, Bellevue, Kirkland, Redmond, Issaquah, Renton and Sammamish — have pledged to help

Clausmeyer to step down from Tahoma School Board

Bill Clausmeyer will end his time on the school board on March 1

Informational workshops began this week and more community news

Informational workshops began this week King County is hosting three free workshops for prospective applicants to learn more about the WaterWorks Grant Program. The workshops… Continue reading

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WaterWorks Grant informational workshops

The workshops are set for Jan. 17, 30 and Feb. 12.

  • Jan 15, 2019
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Attendees gather after the Dec. 21, 2018, meeting at Seattle’s Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center.

Washington indigenous communities push for action to address violence against women

A new law seeks to strength data collection on missing and murdered indigenous women.

Attendees gather after the Dec. 21, 2018, meeting at Seattle’s Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center.

Exit poll indicates Washington voters still support climate change action

State environmental organizations’ poll points to continuing support for carbon-reducing measures.

Improved government services to Unincorporated King County

The Department of Local Services will begin operations with the mission of delivering better services to residents and businesses of the unincorporated area.

  • Jan 14, 2019

Voter registration deadline Jan. 14 for Special Election

Citizens who want to vote in the Feb. 12 special election have until Monday, Jan. 14 to register to vote or update voter registration information… Continue reading

  • Jan 12, 2019

Foundation offers first grant for teachers

The grant is for all Kent School District teachers to participate in

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Proposed law would raise age limit for tobacco sales in WA

Lawmakers cite health concerns over tobacco and vape products

  • Jan 10, 2019
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Improved services coming to unincorporated King County and more community news

Improved services coming to unincorporated King County On Jan. 4 King County announced the 250,000 residents and businesses in unincorporated King County now has its… Continue reading

Photos by Kayse Angel

Monarch Apartments celebrate opening

The new complex in Maple Valley will provide a new way of living for the community.

Photos by Kayse Angel
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Seattle area braces for three-week SR 99 closure

Expect more congestion, longer commutes

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King County considers building 44,000 affordable housing units by 2024

A report on housing released in December was accepted by the King County Council on Monday.

Crestwood Elementary in Covington. COURTESY PHOTO, Kent School District

Most Kent schools to reopen on Tuesday

Crestwood, Grass Lake elementary to remain closed after windstorm

  • Jan 8, 2019
Crestwood Elementary in Covington. COURTESY PHOTO, Kent School District
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Two fires broke out in Maple Valley|Puget Sound Regional Fire

The fires were extinguished and there were no injuries reported.

  • Jan 8, 2019
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