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King County Council could place roads levy lift on 2020 ballot
Levy could increase taxes for a median home by about $224 a year.
King County Metro bus fleet will be electrified by 2035
Future base in South King County would house hundreds of the zero-emission vehicles.
King County studies youth gun violence amid rising suicides
It’s unclear what’s driving the trend.
The future could look a lot like this year’s flood season
Climate change is expected to lead to more winter flooding in King County.
UW summarizes Washington climate impact on water
The report localizes information from the United Nations.
Paradiso Festival is on the rocks following lawsuit
Paradiso Festival, one of the most popular annual EDM events in Washington state, may be in trouble after one of its owning companies is suing… Continue reading
Recredentialed: Hundreds of WA doctors are stuck working survival jobs
Unable to find residency positions, many are driving Ubers, working warehouses or unemployed.
Recredentialed: Barriers face Washington’s immigrant, refugee professionals
Even with degrees from abroad, it can be difficult for many to get certified in the state.
Pot shops group up in unincorporated King County
A report found the retailers are not distributing around the county.
AG Bob Ferguson talks lawsuits, gun control
Washington state Attorney General stopped by Sound Publishing’s Kirkland office.
King County could bump up Metro electrification deadlines
Transportation generates nearly half of all greenhouse gas emissions in the state.
Spawning Grounds: Lake Sammamish kokanee documentary premieres Jan. 18
The film tracks the ‘all hands on deck’ effort to save the little red fish from extinction.
Meet the group trying to electrify America’s railroads
The Backbone Campaign hopes it will reduce emissions and jump-start depressed communities.
Washington state has been under-producing housing units for decades
A new report said there should have been an additional 225,000 units created between 2010 and 2015.
Homelessness, guns among 2020 legislative priorities
WA lawmakers examine issues heading into 60-day session.
New King County Council members sworn in
The King County Council was sworn in on Jan. 8, with three familiar faces and one new face. Councilmembers Jeanne Kohl-Welles (District 4), Claudia Balducci… Continue reading
WA lawmakers propose capping insulin costs at $100 a month
With the federal government in gridlock, states and finding ways to lower costs.
Swedish nurse strike still possible following Dec. 30 negotiations
Not enough progress was made, nurses unions say.
Swedish Medical Center nurses could send notification of strike by year’s end
Union reps say negotiations have stalled since they began in April.
Who owns King County forestlands?
It’s a hodgepodge mix, but large investment companies own a substantial chunk.