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King County is not on track to meet its greenhouse gas emissions goals, but emissions also have not been rising with population growth. File photo

King County isn’t on track to meet emissions goals

The goals were ambitious but progress has been slow.

King County is not on track to meet its greenhouse gas emissions goals, but emissions also have not been rising with population growth. File photo
King County is considering ways to increase both the supply of and demand for compost to help divert organic material from the landfill. File photo

King County wants to boost composting market

In 2018, around one-third of material sent to regional landfill could have been composted.

King County is considering ways to increase both the supply of and demand for compost to help divert organic material from the landfill. File photo
Bellevue is the most expensive place in the region to rent an apartment, according to a new analysis. Courtesy photo

King County cities are among most expensive to rent in Northwest

Bellevue has highest apartment rents; Renton, Kent and Federal Way all saw increases in 2019.

Bellevue is the most expensive place in the region to rent an apartment, according to a new analysis. Courtesy photo
REAL ID-compliant form of ID needed by October 2020 to board commercial flights

REAL ID-compliant form of ID needed by October 2020 to board commercial flights

Washington enhanced driver license available

  • Oct 1, 2019
REAL ID-compliant form of ID needed by October 2020 to board commercial flights
Habitat for the marbled murrelet in King County includes areas around the Middle and North Forks of the Snoqualmie River, as well as areas around the Skykomish and Upper Cedar rivers. File photo

Conservation plan for native seabird moves forward

Washington state regulations for the marbled murrelet have been in limbo since 1997.

Habitat for the marbled murrelet in King County includes areas around the Middle and North Forks of the Snoqualmie River, as well as areas around the Skykomish and Upper Cedar rivers. File photo
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Free printing costs King County libraries $1 million each year

The library board is considering reducing the number of free pages from 75 a week to 10.

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Inslee issues executive order to change how state will regulate vaping industry
Inslee issues executive order to change how state will regulate vaping industry
Get flu-ent in the facts about flu shots

Get flu-ent in the facts about flu shots

Public Health – Seattle & King County guidelines

  • Sep 26, 2019
Get flu-ent in the facts about flu shots
Reykdal’s budget prioritizes safety, health, serving students with disabilities

Reykdal’s budget prioritizes safety, health, serving students with disabilities

State superintendent of public instruction releases legislative plan

  • Sep 24, 2019
Reykdal’s budget prioritizes safety, health, serving students with disabilities
Chris Vance has his doubts about the Republican party and where it is going. COURTESY PHOTO

From chairman of WA Republicans to party pariah, Chris Vance explains why

‘Biggest shock of my adult life has been the Republican Party’s complete capitulation to Donald Trump.’

Chris Vance has his doubts about the Republican party and where it is going. COURTESY PHOTO
More than 100 horses are being hoarded by a nonprofit in Puget Sound

More than 100 horses are being hoarded by a nonprofit in Puget Sound

Under guise of nonprofit caring for rescued horses, allegations of animal cruelty arose.

More than 100 horses are being hoarded by a nonprofit in Puget Sound
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$30 car tab proposal returns to ballot in November

Tim Eyman-led initiative would restrict car tabs and transportation benefit districts in Washington.

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Murray blasts Trump’s decision to divert military funds to border wall

Murray blasts Trump’s decision to divert military funds to border wall

$3.6 billion to help pay for wall

  • Sep 12, 2019
Murray blasts Trump’s decision to divert military funds to border wall
Sound Transit seeks input on name change for University Street Station

Sound Transit seeks input on name change for University Street Station

Vote online or certain dates at station mezzanine

  • Sep 10, 2019
Sound Transit seeks input on name change for University Street Station
Renton Police Officer Tanuj Soni has been charged with fourth-degree assault with sexual motivation and abuse of office. Photo courtesy of City of Renton

Court documents reveal details of alleged assault by a Renton police officer

Deputy Chief says RPD is performing an internal investigation

Renton Police Officer Tanuj Soni has been charged with fourth-degree assault with sexual motivation and abuse of office. Photo courtesy of City of Renton
Washington ranks 21st for highest suicide rate in America

Washington ranks 21st for highest suicide rate in America

17.6 suicides per 100,000 people

  • Aug 7, 2019
Washington ranks 21st for highest suicide rate in America
Grocery store workers picket across King County

Grocery store workers picket across King County

Union members are asking Kroger for living wages and more scheduling predictability.

Grocery store workers picket across King County
Spring Chinook salmon. Photo courtesy Michael Humling, US Fish and Wildlife Service

State awards millions for salmon recovery

Puget Sound counties received more than $45 million.

Spring Chinook salmon. Photo courtesy Michael Humling, US Fish and Wildlife Service
PSE’s battery storage project could help the clean energy rollout

PSE’s battery storage project could help the clean energy rollout

Tiny pilot project in Glacier could eventually be expanded to Puget Sound region.

PSE’s battery storage project could help the clean energy rollout
King County Correctional Facility is located at 500 5th Ave., Seattle. File photo

King County jail’s leaky pipes have national implications

Lawsuit filed in King County Superior Court alleges Aquatherm has been selling faulty pipes.

King County Correctional Facility is located at 500 5th Ave., Seattle. File photo