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King County bail reform hinges on pretrial decision making

Data on inmates has shown that being held pretrial affects the likelihood of conviction.

Local mother charged with failing to report sex abuse of daughter

The charges stems back to a 2017 case where three people have pleaded guilty to rape and molestation.

Covington councilmember position open

Interested residents should submit a letter of interest by 5 p.m. Thursday, April 4.

  • Apr 1, 2019
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State House proposes to invest $26 million to widen section of Highway 18

The House of Representatives’ Transportation Budget proposal, introduced by House Democrats on Monday, makes major investments in transportation infrastructure in east and south King County.… Continue reading

  • Mar 29, 2019
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State smoking age rising to 21 in 2020

Legislature approves change

A man addresses the King County Council during a public hearing March 20 at New Life Church in Renton. He presented bags filled with what he said was hazardous materials dropped on his property by bald eagles. Another speaker made similar claims. Haley Ausbun/staff photo

Locals show support for King County waste to energy plant

Public hearing on landfill’s future was held March 20 in Renton.

A man addresses the King County Council during a public hearing March 20 at New Life Church in Renton. He presented bags filled with what he said was hazardous materials dropped on his property by bald eagles. Another speaker made similar claims. Haley Ausbun/staff photo
Elected leaders from the district and the city issued a joint proclamation on March 4. Photo pulled from Tahoma School District’s Facebook

Joint proclamation denounces hate in Maple Valley

The proclamation was in response to acts of hateful graffiti

  • Mar 27, 2019
Elected leaders from the district and the city issued a joint proclamation on March 4. Photo pulled from Tahoma School District’s Facebook
Defense Distributed’s 3D printed gun, The Liberator. Photo by Vvzvlad/Wikimedia Commons

‘Ghost gun’ bill moves to Senate committees

Legislation would make 3-D printed guns illegal.

Defense Distributed’s 3D printed gun, The Liberator. Photo by Vvzvlad/Wikimedia Commons

Michelle Obama brings largest crowd of book tour to Tacoma Dome

Former First Lady and author of ‘Becoming’ spends afternoon with local book club prior to event.

State Rep. Debra Entenman, D-Kent, said legislators will continue to explore ways to financially support community and technical colleges. MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter

Legislators hear the call, pitch areas for state funding

Mental health care, affordable housing and infrastructure lead the discussion

State Rep. Debra Entenman, D-Kent, said legislators will continue to explore ways to financially support community and technical colleges. MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter
King County Council with Sarah Reyneveld, chair of the King County Women’s Advisory Board. Photo courtesy of King County

King County proclaims March as Women’s History Month

This year’s theme is Womxn Who Lead: Stories from the past and how they influence the future.

King County Council with Sarah Reyneveld, chair of the King County Women’s Advisory Board. Photo courtesy of King County

Detectives seek witnesses to fatal collision

The collision happened around 5:50 a.m. on Interstate 90 near state Route 18.

  • Mar 22, 2019

Comedy right at home

Jeff Dye returns to Kent to perform with a festival lineup of laughter at ShoWare

A man addresses the King County Council during a public hearing March 20 at New Life Church in Renton. He presented bags filled with what he said was hazardous materials dropped on his property by bald eagles. Another speaker made similar claims. Haley Ausbun/staff photo

Locals show support for King County waste to energy plant

Public hearing on landfill’s future was held March 20 in Renton.

A man addresses the King County Council during a public hearing March 20 at New Life Church in Renton. He presented bags filled with what he said was hazardous materials dropped on his property by bald eagles. Another speaker made similar claims. Haley Ausbun/staff photo
After being homeless, Christy X (pictured) moved into her Coniston Arms Apartments unit in Seattle at the beginning of 2019. She had bounced around from shelters to friends’ places after facing an eviction at her West Seattle apartment in October 2018. A diversion program run by the nonprofit Mary’s Place helped her find housing. File photo

State lawmakers consider eviction reform legislation

Sen. Patty Kuderer, D-Bellevue, is bill’s prime sponsor.

  • Mar 20, 2019
After being homeless, Christy X (pictured) moved into her Coniston Arms Apartments unit in Seattle at the beginning of 2019. She had bounced around from shelters to friends’ places after facing an eviction at her West Seattle apartment in October 2018. A diversion program run by the nonprofit Mary’s Place helped her find housing. File photo
An infographic explaining different impacts on housing in Covington. Photo pulled from SHKKP website

Council votes to join coalition

The Covington City Council voted to join SHKKP, a coalition dedicated to supporting healthy and affordable housing.

An infographic explaining different impacts on housing in Covington. Photo pulled from SHKKP website
School bus involved collision causes road closures in Covington. Photo courtesy Puget Sound Fire Twitter

UPDATE: Passengers remain in hospital following collision Monday

Injuries of the five occupants of an SUV range from minor to critical.

School bus involved collision causes road closures in Covington. Photo courtesy Puget Sound Fire Twitter

United Methodist vote has churches’ future in question

Congregations debate separation following gay-clergy, same-sex marriage ban.

Gov. Jay Inlsee signs into law the Native American Voting Rights Act, which allows a non-traditional address to be used for voter registration for residents who live on reservations. Photo by Emma Epperly/WNPA Olympia News Bureau

Native American Voting Rights Act signed into law

Non-traditional addresses can be used for voter registration on tribal lands

  • Mar 18, 2019
Gov. Jay Inlsee signs into law the Native American Voting Rights Act, which allows a non-traditional address to be used for voter registration for residents who live on reservations. Photo by Emma Epperly/WNPA Olympia News Bureau
An illustration of the temporary onramp that Snoqualmie is asking funding for. Photo pulled from a slideshow made by Snoqualmie
An illustration of the temporary onramp that Snoqualmie is asking funding for. Photo pulled from a slideshow made by Snoqualmie