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2 hrs ago | Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber

Top names for new water taxis announced

The King County Ferry District announced last week the finalists in a contest to name two new water taxis.


Related Topix: Vashon, WA, Downtown (Seattle, WA), University Village (Seattle, WA), Seattle, WA, Capitol Hill (Seattle, WA)

6 hrs ago | Kirkland Reporter

Ridership for Metro's RapidRide surges again, up nearly 40 percent

King County Metro Transit ridership surged yet again in the first half of 2014 as the popularity of its RapidRide service continued to exceed expectations.


Related Topix: Ravenna (Seattle, WA), West Seattle (Seattle, WA), Rainier Valley (Seattle, WA), Seattle, WA, Greenlake (Seattle, WA)

9 hrs ago | The Bothell Reporter

Redmond library hosts Bothell artist's work

The Redmond Library is hosting an art exhibit of Bothell artist A Gaul Culley's recent body of work titled: "Portraits of a River" beginning on Aug. 15 through Oct. 1. An opening reception will be held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Aug. 15 to coincide with the opening of the Redmond Arts Festival.


Related Topix: Bothell, WA, Redmond, WA, Woodinville, WA, Kenmore, WA

Wed Jul 30, 2014

King County fugitive arrested in Kennewick

A 43-year-old Bellevue man wanted on 13 counts of second-degree felony identity theft in King County was arrested Tuesday night in Kennewick.


Related Topix: Kennewick, WA, Bellevue, WA


Tasers ineffective in four recent officer-involved shootings

There have been four officer-involved shootings in Western Washington in the span of five weeks, and in each case Tasers failed to stop the suspect.


Madison Park Times

Leschi's Ronald House gains landmark status

The owner of the Judge James T. Ronald House in Leschi has gained landmark designation for the home through the city's Preservation Board.


Related Topix: Ronald, WA, University of Washington

Redmond Reporter

Haggart charged with first-degree murder in Cara Neil stabbing

On July 25, Redmond resident Daniel Haggart was charged with first-degree murder after a fight on July 18 ultimately ended in the death of a 17-year-old Redmond girl.


Related Topix: Violent Crime, Redmond, WA

The Bothell Reporter

One Kenmore, two Bothell businesses receive highest environmental awards

Facilities that exceeded wastewater discharge permit requirements in 2013 earned environmental awards from King County's Industrial Waste Program for dedication to business practices that protect regional water quality.


Related Topix: Bothell, WA, Kenmore, WA, Environment, Science, Bellevue, WA

Mercer Island Reporter

Metro bus cuts will start in September

Metro is now preparing to cut bus service beginning in September to address its ongoing budget shortfall.


Related Topix: Mercer Island, WA

Seattle Weekly

Are People of Color Underrepresented in Our Juries?

At trial, King County prosecutors argued that Lovett Chambers fatally shot Michael Hood without provocation outside a West Seattle bar.


Related Topix: Downtown (Seattle, WA), University Village (Seattle, WA), Seattle, WA, Capitol Hill (Seattle, WA)

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Kent Reporter

Tacoma woman pleads not guilty to shooting Kent man

A 24-year-old Tacoma woman pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to first-degree attempted murder in connection with the Kent man shot in the face outside of a Panther Lake Starbucks.


Related Topix: Violent Crime, Kent, WA

Snoqualmie Valley Record

Floods, fish and farms: Floodplain project on the Snoqualmie's...

Uprooted trees lay flattened in the glare of the sun on the north bank of the Snoqualmie River.


Related Topix: Snoqualmie, WA, Fall City, WA, Natural Disasters, Flood

Highline Times

Burien man charged with murder tops police blotter

Burien man charged with second-degree murder after police locate body of ex-wife According to the King County Prosecutors Office, 41-year-old Telesforo Hernandez-Roa of Burien was charged with "Murder in the Second Degree" after the body of his ex-wife, Ruth Castillo-Yanez, was located by police at the Kent Park and Ride on July 20th.


Related Topix: Burien, WA, Eastlake (Seattle, WA)

The Highline Times

Triangle Properties takes legal action to force Barton family from house

Triangle Properties Development has issued a writ of Mandamus in King County Superior Court to force the Seattle Police Department to take action against the Barton family, who are back in their home after an attempted eviction by the King County Sheriff's office on July 18, and arrest them for trespassing.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

Snoqualmie Valley Record

Past Tolt floodplain project untested, but working well for fish

Since the fall of 2009 when King County completed a levee removal project in Tolt Mac-Donald Park, Carnation, the Tolt River hasn't seen significant flooding.


Related Topix: Carnation, WA, Fall City, WA, Natural Disasters, Flood

Kent Reporter

Ex-Kentridge High teacher's sex crime trial continued to Aug. 18

A former Kentridge High School teacher faces an Aug. 18 trial in King County Superior Court for attempted commercial sexual abuse of a minor.


Related Topix: Education Etc.


Suspected burglar wounded by deputy in SeaTac

SEATAC, Wash. -- A burglary suspect has been wounded by a King County Sheriff's deputy and a second suspected burglar is now on the run, deputies said.


Related Topix: SeaTac, WA

The Waterland Blog

How do you get around, Burien? 'Burien in Motion' wants to know

That's the question from Burien In Motion , a King County Metro program running this summer in partnership with WABI Burien , Discover Burien , and The B-Town Blog.


Related Topix: Burien, WA

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Charge: Central District bank shooter hit guard, self

A recently released ex-con shot a Seattle bank guard and himself during a fight Thursday, King County prosecutors now claim.


KING-TV Seattle

Low voter turnout, actually a good thing?

With one week before the deadline for the August primary in Washington state, elections officials are reminding voters to get their ballots in on time.


Related Topix: Seattle, WA