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Jim House and Michelle Torresdiaz demonstrate King County’s new Text to 911 service on Dec. 20. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo

King County launches text to 911 service

The service will help the hearing impaired and those experiencing domestic violence.

Jim House and Michelle Torresdiaz demonstrate King County’s new Text to 911 service on Dec. 20. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo

Kent City Council awards $500,000 in grants to promote business, tourism

Funds from state tax on overnight lodging

Kent City Council to consider plastic bag ban next year

Group will wait to see what Legislature does

Toys for Joy program delivers another successful season of giving

Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority drive collected more than 5,000 toys for local children

  • Dec 20, 2018
Mary Lynn Pannen, founder and CEO of Sound Options, has consulted thousands of Washington families on geriatric care for 30 years. Photo courtesy of Sound Options.

Elder abuse cases are on the rise in Washington

Local agencies and geriatric care managers aim to increase public awareness about the epidemic.

Mary Lynn Pannen, founder and CEO of Sound Options, has consulted thousands of Washington families on geriatric care for 30 years. Photo courtesy of Sound Options.
COURTESY PHOTO, King County

King County launches 9-1-1 texting service; ‘Call if you can, text if you can’t’ is the primary message to residents

Starting today, 9-1-1 call centers in all King County cities and unincorporated areas can accept texts from those who are unable to call during an… Continue reading

  • Dec 20, 2018
COURTESY PHOTO, King County

AG Ferguson’s initiative to end no-poach clauses nationwide continues with seven additional chains

State Attorney General Bob Ferguson on Thursday announced that, in order to avoid a lawsuit, seven additional chains committed to eliminate no-poach practices nationwide, removing… Continue reading

  • Dec 20, 2018

Sound Transit plans community meeting in Kent about parking garage, light rail

Jan. 14 discussion of Sounder garage, light rail extension

Police investigate death of man found in roadway as units respond to nearby shooting

Kent Police are investigating the death of a man who was discovered lying in the middle of a road early Saturday morning at the same… Continue reading

Town hall talk: Resident urge lawmakers, leaders to tackle wide range of issues

Voters in Legislative District 47 have a lot they want their representatives in Olympia to tackle. And if the 50-plus who came to an evening… Continue reading

The flood-prone Green River. FILE PHOTO

County to evaluate alternatives for flood hazard management in Lower Green River corridor

The King County Flood Control District is preparing a programmatic environmental impact statement (PEIS) to evaluate alternatives for the Lower Green River Corridor Flood Hazard… Continue reading

  • Dec 19, 2018
The flood-prone Green River. FILE PHOTO

Kent School Board approves plans for independent performance audit of the district

Audit will look at financial transactions, policies and procedures made during the past six school years

Puget Sound prepares for the big one

Three years after an alarming report made national headlines, locals are quietly preparing disaster.

Woman killed in Kent hit-and-run

A 46-year-old Renton woman was hit and killed Tuesday morning in Kent by an unknown vehicle that fled the scene. The pedestrian was crossing at… Continue reading

Man who held ATF undercover agent and confidential informant at gunpoint pleads guilty

Oct. 20, 2017 incident in Lowe’s Parking lot in Kent resulted in injuries to two assailants

  • Dec 18, 2018

Special tribute to the fallen

U.S. Army veterans Chriss Moen and Debi Lovelace, a Navy mother, salute after laying a wreath for departed World War II Navy veteran Donald Hanson… Continue reading

  • Dec 17, 2018
A woman works on a drawing next to an unused viewing scope as a smoky haze obscures the Space Needle and downtown Seattle last August as smoke from wildfires moved across the region. (Photo courtesy of The Herald/Elaine Thompson/Associated Press)

Why do Washington voters struggle with climate change policies?

Despite environmental awareness and the public’s apparent desire for reform, statewide initiatives keep failing

A woman works on a drawing next to an unused viewing scope as a smoky haze obscures the Space Needle and downtown Seattle last August as smoke from wildfires moved across the region. (Photo courtesy of The Herald/Elaine Thompson/Associated Press)

Puget Sound Fire call report

Type, number of incidents

  • Dec 17, 2018
Apollo 11 Command Module Columbia on temporary cradle. Photo by Eric Long, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

NBA superstar invited to museum’s Apollo 11 exhibit

Warriors’ Stephen Curry, former moon landing doubter, is welcomed to upcoming display of lunar spaceship

  • Dec 14, 2018
Apollo 11 Command Module Columbia on temporary cradle. Photo by Eric Long, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

City of Kent looks to change downtown zoning to allow light industrial

Effort to sell city-owned Naden property