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Safeco Field funding referendum withdrawn
The mysterious backers of the initiative won’t say why, but some think it’s because they couldn’t get funding to gather the necessary signatures.
Shortest ever ‘Obamacare’ enrollment period starts Nov. 1
The Trump administration slashes the time frame to sign up for insurance.
Metro revises timeline for RapidRide bus expansion
After originally aiming to build 20 additional fast-service bus lines on high demand routes by 2040, King County Metro has changed its construction timelines and put 13 of those projects on hold.
Rape allegation against Sen. Joe Fain divides King County Council
In a recent interview, Councilmember Kathy Lambert blamed Fain’s accuser for the alleged rape. Then Lambert’s colleagues distanced themselves from her comments.
Paul Allen dead at 65
Microsoft co-founder, developer, and philanthropist struggled with cancer for decades
State Supreme Court strikes down death penalty
All nine justices found the use of capital punishment in Washington state unconstitutional and racially biased.
King County’s Safeco funding package might go to referendum vote
The initiative, filed by a group called “Citizens Against Sports Stadium Subsidies” could put the $135 million spending plan on the ballot early next year
Executive Dow Constantine proposes $11.6 Billion budget
With King County’s finances already stretched thin, Constantine’s budget largely maintains current services while making investments in transit, law enforcement, and juvenile justice reform.
Secure gun storage ordinance approved by King County Council
A Bellevue-based gun rights group has already vowed legal action in response.
Locked up and poor
King County courts use money bail to incarcerate defendants before trial. Should the system be reformed?
Smith vs. Smith: Two Democrats clash in 9th Congressional District forum
Democratic socialist Sarah Smith seeks ‘bold new progressive vision’ in bid to replace incumbent Adam Smith.
Safeco Field will get a new name next year
Seattle Mariners could make more than $100 million from naming rights.
King County bans solitary confinement of juveniles
Policy shift comes as part of a settlement in response to a 2017 lawsuit
Kent democratic socialist to face off against Congressman Smith in 9th District race
After coming up short in early results, Sarah Smith moved into second place
Rossi and Schrier lead 8th Congressional District race
Republican Dino Rossi and Democrat Kim Schrier are the top two finishers in the Aug. 7 primary race for U.S. Representative in Washington’s 8th Congressional… Continue reading
Adam Smith beats Democratic challenger in 9th Congressional District
The 9th Congressional District — spanning from Southeast Seattle and Bellevue down to Federal Way and Tacoma — is a reliably safe Democratic district that… Continue reading
King County burn ban under way
Other counties across the state have already enacted similar restrictions.
King County Sheriff’s Deputy Fired Over Felony Conviction
The Sheriff’s Office somehow missed his record of assault when hiring him in 2017.
Access to opioid addiction medication remains limited in King County
Patients in South King County and Eastside face bigger barriers to treatment
County executive proposes $100 million affordable housing bond
The money was already coming, but Constantine wants to speed up the process.