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King County seeks applicants to fill openings on Rural Forest Commission

Three positions are open on the King County Rural Forest Commission, the county’s volunteer advisory group on policies and programs affecting rural forests.

  • Jun 23, 2018

 

Industrial facilities honored for environmental compliance in 2017

Commitment to business practices that support a vibrant economy while protecting regional water quality earned environmental awards for 62 local industrial facilities from King County’s Industrial Waste Program, including Cedar Grove Composting Inc. in Maple Valley.

  • Jun 22, 2018

 

After Seattle’s controversial employee head tax was repealed, King County Executive Dow Constantine wants to bond against existing tax revenues to generate $100 million for affordable housing. Photo by Joe Mabel/Wikipedia Commons

County executive proposes $100 million affordable housing bond

The money was already coming, but Constantine wants to speed up the process.

 

Bike challenge and rodeo Saturday and more community news

KSD employees of year named The Kent School District announced June 12, 11 employees of the year for the 2017-2018 school year. Among those honored… Continue reading

One dead, one injured following collision Sunday night

A Renton motorcyclist died after he struck a vehicle June 17 on state Route 169 in Maple Valley.

Fire Training recruit class 5 graduation

Recruits from the South King County Fire Training Consortium will be graduating on June 19.

  • Jun 19, 2018

Black Diamond Police will be on lookout for imparied boaters

Operation Dry Water is a nationwide crackdown on boating under the influence.

  • Jun 19, 2018

2018 property valuation notices are in the mail to Kent’s east hill, Covington and the Enumclaw Plateau

According to a press release from King County, property values continue to rise across King County.

  • Jun 18, 2018

Washington Department of Licensing takes steps to comply with Real ID Act

Enhanced license required for domestic flights in 2020

  • Jun 16, 2018

Seattle and King County officials want a safe injection van

The mobile project—an alternative to permanent sites—still doesn’t have a defined timeline.

Summer games coming July 7 and more community news

Summer games coming July 7 Natalie Reynolds from Maple Valley along with performers from 25 states and Canada will perform with the Seattle Cascades in… Continue reading

MV Fire, Puget Sound Fire agree to merger

Maple Valley Fire and Life Safety agreed to a 20-year contract to join services with the Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority.

An autopsy found that Tommy Le was shot twice in the back during an fatal encounter with a King County sheriff’s deputy. Photo courtesy Career Link

New report calls for increased transparency from King County Sheriff’s Office

The fatal shooting of Tommy Le served as a case study for researchers.

An autopsy found that Tommy Le was shot twice in the back during an fatal encounter with a King County sheriff’s deputy. Photo courtesy Career Link

Kent School District announces 2017-2018 Employees of the Year

“These eleven Team KSD members go above and beyond serving our students and community with excellence and equity at the core of their work,” the district said in a press release.

  • Jun 13, 2018

Deputies arrest Kentwood student for social media threat

Deputies took the student into custody on June 4 at Kentwood and booked him into the Youth Services Center in Seattle.

A scene from the 2017 Women’s March Seattle. Photo by Richard Ha/Flickr

County sexual harassment policies could be overhauled

One King County councilmember says male-dominated departments have “workplace culture issues.”

A scene from the 2017 Women’s March Seattle. Photo by Richard Ha/Flickr

Introducing Primarily Washington, a new education resource

A new gateway for Washington students to discover and learn from primary sources documenting Washington history is now live.

  • Jun 9, 2018

Kentlake graduate serves with Navy and more community news

Kentlake graduate serves with Navy Petty Officer Third Class Breanna Arroyos, a 2012 Kentlake graduate, currently serves with a U.S. Navy strike fighter squadron. She… Continue reading

Seven Puget Sound residents are suing Sound Transit for $240 million. Photo by Atomic Taco/Wikipedia Commons

Sound Transit faces $240 million class-action lawsuit

An Auburn lawmaker has organized a suit that claims the new car tab taxes are unconstitutional.

Seven Puget Sound residents are suing Sound Transit for $240 million. Photo by Atomic Taco/Wikipedia Commons

Authorities target violent drug traffickers in series of Puget Sound busts

More than 80 “drug dealing conspirators” have been arrested over the past four months.