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Fentanyl (Courtesy photo)

Fentanyl overdoses keep increasing in King County

Meth overdoses are on the rise as well, continuing a trend reported on last year.

 

The Colstrip Power Plant in Montana. Puget Sound Energy owns 25 percent of the remaining two units. File photo

PSE files to sell part of Colstrip coal plant

The utility owns two units at the Montana power plant.

 

Storm-torn tree crashes into apartment building, injuring man

Strong rain and wind blew through the area early Sunday morning, damaging power lines and trees – including a large, tall evergreen that fell through… Continue reading

  • Feb 23, 2020

 

Charter review could overhaul King County Sheriff’s Office

Several changes to the King County Sheriff’s Office were proposed.

PNW plant-based foods could help in climate fight

Animal products create a lot of emissions, but veggie alternatives are coming from King County.

Seattle man dies in Kent car crash along Orillia Road | Update

Victim identified in Feb. 19 collision with semi-truck

Riverbend Driving Range improvements continuing in Kent

City awards contract for new parking lot, sidewalks, landscaping

Free recycling collection event set for March 7 in Kent

Dispose of appliances, batteries, mattresses, etc.

  • Feb 20, 2020
The language of the original bill prohibited privately-owned detainment facilities from being contracted by local, state, or federal government entities, but a last-second amendment was adopted to substantially narrow the focus of the legislation. File photo

Lawmakers flinch on banning for-profit detention facilities

Last minute amendment exempted ICE detainment facility.

  • Feb 19, 2020
The language of the original bill prohibited privately-owned detainment facilities from being contracted by local, state, or federal government entities, but a last-second amendment was adopted to substantially narrow the focus of the legislation. File photo

King County Elections mails Presidential Primary ballots

Voters must vote by March 10

  • Feb 19, 2020

Puget Sound Fire call report

Type, number of incidents

  • Feb 19, 2020

Renton Technical College dean chosen as vice president for Student Services at Highline College

Aaron Reader has been named vice president at Highline College. He will oversee the college’s Student Services division. The division manages several departments and programs,… Continue reading

  • Feb 19, 2020
A proposal to make King County Metro fares free for low-income households could be approved in the coming months. File photo

King County considers free transit for low-income residents

The program would target those at or below 80 percent of the federal poverty level.

A proposal to make King County Metro fares free for low-income households could be approved in the coming months. File photo

State Senate passes bill banning most Styrofoam-type products

Kent’s Das sponsor of measure

  • Feb 18, 2020

Wife mourns death of husband in Kent motorcycle crash

December collision captured by dash cam

State House adopts bill to help alleviate family poverty

Kent Rep. Entenman sponsored bill

  • Feb 14, 2020

Kent Police partner with doorbell camera maker Ring

Chief Padilla hopes video from homes will help reduce crime

Changes in education funding leads to higher King County property taxes in 2020

King County Treasury to send bills Feb. 14

  • Feb 13, 2020