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A “notice to vacate” sign was placed in the middle of a homeless encampment in Federal Way by FWPD officers before the encampment was cleaned in January 2019. Sound Publishing file photo

King County, Seattle could create joint homelessness response agency

It would be a unified agency and the overarching authority on addressing homelessness in the county.

A “notice to vacate” sign was placed in the middle of a homeless encampment in Federal Way by FWPD officers before the encampment was cleaned in January 2019. Sound Publishing file photo
Tips to avoid airport germs | UW Medicine | Newsroom

Tips to avoid airport germs | UW Medicine | Newsroom

Popular Thanksgiving travel weekend

  • Nov 26, 2019
Tips to avoid airport germs | UW Medicine | Newsroom
Turkeys Nonni, Noelle, November and Nora at Rooster Haus Rescue in Fall City. Natalie DeFord/staff photo

Turkey rescue: No bird on Thanksgiving menu at this King County sanctuary

“There’s a huge need for roosters. They often end up neglected and abused.”

Turkeys Nonni, Noelle, November and Nora at Rooster Haus Rescue in Fall City. Natalie DeFord/staff photo
State Utilities and Transportation Commission staff recommend lower PSE rate increases
State Utilities and Transportation Commission staff recommend lower PSE rate increases
A young girl holds up a ‘Don’t Pollute I Live Here’ sign in the crowd during the Youth Climate Strike at Cal Anderson Park on Friday, March 15, 2019 in Seattle, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

King County builds blueprint for health, climate change

The plan will inform how the Board of Health addresses climate change-related health issues.

A young girl holds up a ‘Don’t Pollute I Live Here’ sign in the crowd during the Youth Climate Strike at Cal Anderson Park on Friday, March 15, 2019 in Seattle, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Sound Transit Board chairman issues statement after agency’s review of I-976

Sound Transit Board chairman issues statement after agency’s review of I-976

No action planned at this time but long-term projects could be delayed

  • Nov 21, 2019
Sound Transit Board chairman issues statement after agency’s review of I-976
Groups in King County partner in campaign to end homelessness

Groups in King County partner in campaign to end homelessness

We Are In effort to find solutions

  • Nov 19, 2019
Groups in King County partner in campaign to end homelessness
July’s Monroe earthquake is informing plans for future danger

July’s Monroe earthquake is informing plans for future danger

Gathered by lucky accident, data from the 4.6-magnitude quake could help assess bigger hazards.

July’s Monroe earthquake is informing plans for future danger
King County, Seattle, transit agencies and others join in lawsuit against I-976

King County, Seattle, transit agencies and others join in lawsuit against I-976

A lawsuit filed by plaintiffs across Washington claims I-976 is a “poorly drafted hodge-podge that violates multiple provisions of the Constitution,” including the Single Subject… Continue reading

  • Nov 13, 2019
King County, Seattle, transit agencies and others join in lawsuit against I-976
Political activist Tim Eyman campaigns for Initiative 976 on Nov. 5 in downtown Bellevue. The initiative promised $30 car tabs while functionally eliminating the ability of agencies like Sound Transit to raise taxes for its projects. Photo by Aaron Kunkler

Election analysis: I-976 vote casts South King County against Seattle, Eastside

Preliminary precinct counts show support for the initiative split by region.

Political activist Tim Eyman campaigns for Initiative 976 on Nov. 5 in downtown Bellevue. The initiative promised $30 car tabs while functionally eliminating the ability of agencies like Sound Transit to raise taxes for its projects. Photo by Aaron Kunkler
State AG Ferguson issues statement on DACA argument before U.S. Supreme Court

State AG Ferguson issues statement on DACA argument before U.S. Supreme Court

Trump administration wants to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

  • Nov 12, 2019
State AG Ferguson issues statement on DACA argument before U.S. Supreme Court
Vehicles passing through flooded street. File photo

King County Flood Control District to vote on 2020 budget

The budget will fund a variety of programs across the county.

Vehicles passing through flooded street. File photo
A King County judge found the company misled customers into thinking it was a charity. Photo courtesy of the state Attorney General’s office

Judge rules Value Village deceived customers

The King County judge found the company misled customers into thinking it was a charity.

  • Nov 8, 2019
A King County judge found the company misled customers into thinking it was a charity. Photo courtesy of the state Attorney General’s office
Constantine outlines I-976 impacts to King County, Metro

Constantine outlines I-976 impacts to King County, Metro

Asks King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office to prepare lawsuit to challenge measure

  • Nov 6, 2019
Constantine outlines I-976 impacts to King County, Metro
Gov. Inslee welcomes refugee resettlement in Washington

Gov. Inslee welcomes refugee resettlement in Washington

‘We are honored to remain a place of safety and security for those fleeing persecution and violence’

  • Nov 5, 2019
Gov. Inslee welcomes refugee resettlement in Washington
Sound Publishing file photo

King County Council authorizes staff to draft road levy ballot measure

The county is projected to run out of capital funding for roads and bridges by 2025.

Sound Publishing file photo
King County parents are still struggling with child care

King County parents are still struggling with child care

A new report looks at the effects on parents here and across the state.

King County parents are still struggling with child care
The Cedar Hills Regional Landfill is the only active landfill in King County. It will operate until at least 2028. It has been in operation since the 1960s. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo

Study on shipping or burning King County trash released

The report fleshes out the two main options for trash disposal over the next 50 years.

The Cedar Hills Regional Landfill is the only active landfill in King County. It will operate until at least 2028. It has been in operation since the 1960s. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo
A new study argues that many luxury apartment units in Seattle are vacant, damaging the surrounding communities. (Screenshot on Google)

Luxury apartments: Who’s buying King County?

Wealthy investors jack up housing prices in Seattle and beyond.

A new study argues that many luxury apartment units in Seattle are vacant, damaging the surrounding communities. (Screenshot on Google)
West Point Treatment Plant report due in January

West Point Treatment Plant report due in January

The report will look at ways to keep adequate power flowing to the plant after a July spill.

West Point Treatment Plant report due in January