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Tukwila apartment fire kills two adults, one child; prompts landslide warning | Update
Authorities evacuated residents and hillside streets after water weakened structure of hill.
King County preserves thousands of acres of farmland from development
The move is under the Land Conservation Initiative aimed at preserving 65,000 acres.
King County Fire Marshal enacts Stage 2 burn ban
The ban prohibits all outdoor recreational fires.
Councilmember calls for safety emergency declaration after county courthouse violence
Also proposed is legislation to improve courthouse security measures.
Cascade Behavioral Health workers strike after incident involving violent patient
Multiple employees are believed to have been injured and some even hostpitalized following incident.
Seattle Film Summit returns to partial in-person format this September
This year’s event will focus on promoting self-advocacy in the creative sector.
Construction of Topgolf driving range underway in Renton
The Puget Sound’s first Topgolf is promised to be unlike any other in the country.
Puget Sound Darigold workers on verge of strike amid contract negotiations
Workers cite lack of medical leave, outsourcing and bad-faith negotiations as reason for strike.
Sexual assault leads to calls for closing King County Courthouse
Crime is rising in the ’dangerous environment that has surrounded our seat of government.’
King County Council OKs millions for courts overwhelmed by pandemic backlog
Some lawyers testified that the backlog has created an “access to justice” problem.
Brief history of rats in the Puget Sound region – and the problem they present
Local exterminator noticed big change in rats over the past 40 years.
King County Council discusses policy for removal of homeless encampments
Still unclear what the standards will be, who will enforce it, and how jurisdictions will interact.
Firearm violence in King County on upward trend
King County prosecutors note a backlog in court cases, point to the pandemic as the reason why.
Study suggests that the top 10 percent of gasoline-using drivers consume one-third of all the gas
Researchers believe converting “gasoline superusers” is an important factor in meeting climate goals
Drug overdose data shows an alarming trend in recent years
King County data indicates massive increase in fentanyl deaths from 2008 to 2020.
What is ranked-choice voting and why does it matter?
King County leaders discuss implementing a new system that aims to better reflect the will of voters
Former Seattle Seahawks player Richard Sherman charged with five misdemeanors in King County
Charges were filed following an incident at home of Sherman’s in-laws in Redmond.
King County Councilmember proposes waste-to-energy alternative to Cedar Hills Landfill
Reagan Dunn proposed a long-term pathway to transition before the landfill reaches capacity in 2040.
Lawsuit filed for girl who died while waiting for care
Claims against Valley Medical Center allege racial discrimination and medical negligence.
King County leaders propose funding to support immigrants in the region
$11.3 million proposed for citizenship application support and COVID relief to undocumented families