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Encouraging numbers for kokanee salmon spawn count
Lake Sammamish kokanee aren’t out of the woods by any stretch, but there’s reason to be optimistic about the fate of the little red fish… Continue reading
DNR commissioner seeks $125 million to fight wildfires
In Washington state last September, some 600,000 acres burned within 72 hours.
King County libraries will reopen in some cities for in-person services
Fall City, Kent libraries among six selected for partial reopening.
Masks are still king in combating new COVID strains
A top UW doctor talks new strains, masks and when normal could return.
State releases data on COVID outbreaks in schools
A new statewide report outlines how COVID-19 outbreaks have moved through Washington schools. The report, released on Feb. 11, lists outbreaks in King County and… Continue reading
Legislature examines restructuring public health in WA
Lawmakers in Olympia are considering an overhaul of Washington state’s public health system to increase access to basic services. A number of changes are expected… Continue reading
Pack to the future: Will more wolves come to King County?
Some experts believe we’re on the cusp of discovering packs in King County.
Report: Washington salmon are in hot water
Ten of the 14 salmon species listed as endangered are in crisis.
Mags, open carry at protests and AR-15s on Olympia’s agenda
Lawmakers are eyeing a number of bills which could change firearm regulations in the state.
Human-caused ‘dead zones’ threaten health of Puget Sound
Wastewater treatment plants account for about 70% of the excess nutrients.
Social media site Parler returns after registering with Sammamish company
The right-wing social media website is not being hosted by Epik, but registered its domain.
What could Biden’s nuclear policy look like?
King County sits only miles away from one-third of the deployed U.S. nuclear arsenal.
WA, King County lawmakers react to Capitol Building storming
A mob of right-wing agitators stormed the Capitol Building on Jan. 6, as Congress was preparing to certify the Electoral College presidential election count in… Continue reading
Bills to follow in the 2021 Legislative session include police reform
It’s legislation filing season, and the floodgates have opened in Olympia.
Report: WA nets only 100 new jobs in November
Unemployment rates held steady between October and November, according to a newly released preliminary monthly state employment report. November unemployment numbers were released on Dec.… Continue reading
Who should foot the bill for pandemic-era power?
Utilities could eventually raise rates to recoup lost costs, activists say that’s a bad plan.
Should fossil fuel ads go the way of the dino on county buses?
King County ran ads for a natural gas coalition on its buses this year.
What will a green WA electric grid look like?
It will require a lot more coordination, but will be more resilient.
Study: Nonprofits struggle amid pandemic
Nonprofits around the state are struggling to make ends meet during the pandemic, according to a new study by the University of Washington. The study,… Continue reading
King County settles $2 million dog bite lawsuit
The county agreed to pay $100,000 after being sued after a 2016 K-9 unit arrest.