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The King County Sheriff's Office asks for the public's help for information leading to the arrest of the pepetratrator of the July 18 fatal hit and run on this street near Maple Valley. Courtesy photo, KCSO.

KCSO seeks public’s help finding perpetrator of July 18 hit-and-and-run fatality near Maple Valley

Detectives with the King County Sheriff’s Office Major Accident Response and Reconstruction (MARR) unit seek the community’s help to identify any persons responsible for the… Continue reading

  • Jul 23, 2021

 

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Sheriff’s office issues SILVER alert for missing Shoreline senior citizen

The King County Sheriff’s Office has issued a SILVER alert for 75-year-old Harvey Page of Shoreline, who failed to meet a friend in Seattle after… Continue reading

  • Jul 22, 2021

 

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Traffic alerts | July 22

All lanes of SR 99 northbound and southbound at the 1st Avenue South Bridge have been closed since 9:15 a.m. July 22 for boat traffic,… Continue reading

  • Jul 22, 2021

 

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Transportation Commission wants your help naming next ferry

Construction of a new, hybrid electric Olympic Class ferry is expected to start in 2022. Of course, the new, 144-car vessel will need a name,… Continue reading

  • Jul 22, 2021
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Single-use plastic bag ban begins Oct. 1 in Washington

Washingtonians will begin to see fewer plastic bags littering the state’s roadsides, parks, and streams beginning Oct. 1 when the statewide plastic bag ban goes… Continue reading

  • Jul 21, 2021
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TRAFFIC ALERT

I-90 Westbound, 7:37 a.m. : On the I-90 westbound on-ramp from East Mercer Way there is a disabled vehicle partially blocking the ramp. The Incident… Continue reading

  • Jul 21, 2021
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Here is damage to the windshield of one of the vehicles struck in the Tuesday, July 20 debris-throwing incident.

Troopers arrest 41-year-old Seattle man for throwing debris into traffic

Troopers responded to reports of rocks/debris being thrown at cars on WB I90 near Rainier Ave around 4 p.m. July 20. In total 7 vehicles… Continue reading

  • Jul 21, 2021
Here is damage to the windshield of one of the vehicles struck in the Tuesday, July 20 debris-throwing incident.
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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

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Residential migration on the uptick as COVID eases

After sheltering-in-place throughout much of 2020, residential migration has come roaring back in 2021. Apartmentlist.com’s Quarterly Migration Report finds that not only are more people… Continue reading

  • Jul 20, 2021
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TRAFFIC ALERTS

Traffic alerts as of Tuesday, July 20 Both directions of State Route 164 between 176th Way Southeast and Southeast 413th Place have been closed since… Continue reading

  • Jul 20, 2021
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The King County Sheriff’s Office is looking for suspects in a fatal hit and run that occurred Sunday, July 18 near the 23800 block of Southeast 216th Street near Maple Valley. A 53-year-old man jogging along the road was killed. COURTESY PHOTO, King County Sheriff’s Office

Suspect sought in fatal hit and run near Maple Valley

53-year-old jogger found dead along roadway

The King County Sheriff’s Office is looking for suspects in a fatal hit and run that occurred Sunday, July 18 near the 23800 block of Southeast 216th Street near Maple Valley. A 53-year-old man jogging along the road was killed. COURTESY PHOTO, King County Sheriff’s Office
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Kent, Auburn vaccination sites on the move

Today, July 19, King County’s Kent vaccination clinic moved from the Kent ShoWare Center to the Kent Public Health Center at 25742 104th Avenue SE… Continue reading

  • Jul 19, 2021
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Debris-throwing onto freeways continues

The Washington State Patrol wants to know who threw the rocks and bricks that hit at least four cars on Seattle freeways Sunday, and in… Continue reading

  • Jul 19, 2021
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TRAFFIC ALERTS

Traffic report as of 8:30 a.m., July 19, 2021 I-5 Northbound - On the I-5 northbound collector-distributor just south of James Street a collision is… Continue reading

  • Jul 19, 2021
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Drop box at the King County Elections headquarters in Renton. File photo

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

Drop box at the King County Elections headquarters in Renton. File photo
Conceptual design of 132nd interchange

WSDOT awards contract for I-405/NE 132nd Street Interchange project in Kirkland

For drivers who regularly experience congestion accessing Interstate 405 in Kirkland’s Totem Lake area, relief is coming soon. On Wednesday, July 14, the Washington State… Continue reading

  • Jul 16, 2021
Conceptual design of 132nd interchange
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WSDOT launches new Good To Go!

The Washington State Department of Transportation launched the new Good To Go! on July 12, following a 10-day closure while the department worked to transition… Continue reading

  • Jul 16, 2021
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King County Council member Girmay Zahilay. Courtesy photo

King County Councilmember Girmay Zahilay hosts block party to launch Youth Achievement Center

King County Councilmember Girmay Zahilay and several partner community organizations will host a block party on July 18 to celebrate and launch the concept of… Continue reading

  • Jul 16, 2021
King County Council member Girmay Zahilay. Courtesy photo
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TRAFFIC ALERT

State Route 164 between 176th Way Southeast and Southeast 413th Place fully closed for both directions of traffic for 90 days at 8 a.m. Monday,… Continue reading

  • Jul 16, 2021
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Condominium property values up across King County in 2020

Highest median value jump of 9% in South King County

  • Jul 15, 2021
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