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Maple Valley residents will see decrease in property taxes

The lower property taxes could mean issues for the Tahoma School District

One of Seattle Weekly’s “Best of Seattle” issues from Aug. 2016.

Seattle Weekly’s last print edition is Feb. 27

Message to readers from Josh O’Connor, president of Sound Publishing

  • Feb 26, 2019
One of Seattle Weekly’s “Best of Seattle” issues from Aug. 2016.
Rep. Pat Sullivan with Page Caleb Grant. Photo credit Washington State Legislative Support Services

Rep. Pat Sullivan sponsors House page

The following was submitted to the Reporter: Caleb Grant, a student at Kalles Junior High, served as a page this week in the Washington State… Continue reading

  • Feb 25, 2019
Rep. Pat Sullivan with Page Caleb Grant. Photo credit Washington State Legislative Support Services
Photo courtesy of U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency

Legislature ‘prays’ for Congress to curb president’s ability to launch nukes

Washington has more nuclear weapons than any other state

  • Feb 25, 2019
Photo courtesy of U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency

King County charter update targets police oversight, elections, council size

A commission is reviewing the county’s charter and will make recommendations by May.

Primrose School of West Bellevue saw a second location in Washington open in 2018. Madison Miller/staff photo.

Parents are feeling the pinch of child care costs

A King County report charts ways the county could reduce child care costs and boost access.

Primrose School of West Bellevue saw a second location in Washington open in 2018. Madison Miller/staff photo.

Call for artists and more community news

Local firms at home show The Seattle Home Show will run from Feb. 23 to March 3 at CenturyLink Field Event Center. A handful of… Continue reading

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                                Former two-term state Sen. Joe Fain has a new job — president and CEO of the Bellevue Chamber of Commerce.

Bellevue Chamber of Commerce selects Fain as new president and CEO

The Bellevue Chamber of Commerce announced Friday that it had selected former 47th Legislative District State Sen. Joe Fain to be its new president and CEO.

  • Feb 22, 2019
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                                Former two-term state Sen. Joe Fain has a new job — president and CEO of the Bellevue Chamber of Commerce.

Law would prohibit eye tattoos in Washington state

Canada has already banned this procedure

  • Feb 21, 2019

Split Washington in two? 51st state movement highlights cultural divide

Rep. Matt Shea of Spokane introduces bill to establish state in Eastern Washington called Liberty

  • Feb 21, 2019

Repercussions could come to law enforcement who refuse I-1639, AG says

‘State and local law enforcement must uphold Washington law.’

Rep. Entenman proposes sales tax break for low- and middle-income families

Rep. Debra Entenman, D-Kent, who represents the 47th Legislative District, has proposed a refund on state sales taxes for lower-income workers. The bill to advance… Continue reading

  • Feb 20, 2019

Despite Supreme Court Ruling, activists fight youth incarceration in King County

No New Youth Jail Coalition members send Valentines to King County officials asking them to reconsider funding priorities

Sen. Das pitches bill to do away with plastic bags

Sen. Mona Das wants to sack plastic bags. The first-term Democratic senator from Covington, who represents the 47th Legislative District, is making Senate Bill 5323… Continue reading

  • Feb 19, 2019
Southbound traffic backs up as northbound drivers cruise on with ease on the Highway 99 viaduct on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

WSDOT hopes ‘Viadoom’ habits continue

The department credits commuters with adapting to the closure and mitigating impacts.

Southbound traffic backs up as northbound drivers cruise on with ease on the Highway 99 viaduct on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

President’s emergency declaration sparks immediate legal backlash

Attorney General Bob Ferguson said his team will sue the White House if federal funds originally intended for Washington state are interrupted.

Covington mayor re-elected to association board and more community news

Covington mayor re-elected to association board Covington Mayor Jeff Wagner was reelected to the Board of Directors of the Sound Cities Association. The association represents… Continue reading

School’s out Friday in Kent because of storm

Too much slush, ice in parking lots; winter break next week

  • Feb 14, 2019

Bill targets sexual health curriculum in Washington schools

Senate Bill 5395 is co-sponsored by 17 Democratic representatives and introduced by Sen. Claire Wilson, D-Federal Way.

  • Feb 14, 2019
According to King County’s Mental Illness and Drug Dependency (MIDD) annual report, Seattle had the highest rate of people using services at 36 percent of the total, followed by 31 percent from South King County, 18 percent from the greater Eastside, and 7 percent from north county including Shoreline.

Study shows King County’s treatment funding is making progress

A document on the county’s .1 percent health sales tax was accepted Wednesday by the county council.

According to King County’s Mental Illness and Drug Dependency (MIDD) annual report, Seattle had the highest rate of people using services at 36 percent of the total, followed by 31 percent from South King County, 18 percent from the greater Eastside, and 7 percent from north county including Shoreline.