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2 hrs ago | Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber

Point Robinson to get overdue maintenance thanks to grant

The aging lighthouse roof at Point Robinson will be replaced this summer and the keeper's quarters painted, thanks in part to a grant from King County's 4Culture.

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Related Topix: Vashon, WA

Fri Aug 01, 2014

Snoqualmie Valley Record

Snoqualmie crime rate drops 7 percent

In the newest Crime in Washington 2013 Annual Report, Snoqualmie's total crime rate dropped by 7 percent per 1,000 population from 2012 to 2013.

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Related Topix: Snoqualmie, WA

Business Journal

'Unprecedented' Metro cuts coming: Is your route on the list?

Metro Route 280 is one of 28 service lines that will be eliminated Sept. 27 due to a budget shortfall.

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Bothell Reporter

July wrap-up | King County Sheriff's Office Crime Blotter

The King County Sheriff's Office Crime Blotter is both a description of a small selection of police incidents and a statistical roundup of all calls to the Northshore area that are dispatched to on-duty officers.

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Related Topix: Kenmore, WA

Kirkland Reporter

Man arrested for sliding car sideways | Kirkland Police Blotter

The blotter feature is both a description of a small selection of police incidents and a statistical round-up of all calls to the Kirkland Police Department that are dispatched to on-duty police officers.

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Related Topix: Kirkland, WA

Seattle Times

South King County PSA Salmon Derby is Saturday

The South King County Puget Sound Anglers Salmon Derby is Saturday, Aug. 2 from daylight until 1 p.m., and is part of the Northwest Salmon Derby Series.

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Related Topix: Des Moines, WA

Snoqualmie Valley Record

Snoqualmie Valley will add 8,000 people by 2001; New track at Mount Si High | Out of the Past

And the trend will continue. King County's annual growth report shows the Valley population grew by 6,000 since 1980, and will add 8,000 by the turn of the century.

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Related Topix: North Bend, WA

Thu Jul 31, 2014

The Waterland Blog

Navos shows off new Behavioral Healthcare Center at Lake Burien campus

"Through this project, we will integrate and expand services for vulnerable youth and families by bringing together programs provided by Navos and our partners, the Ruth Dykeman Children's Center and Seattle Children's Home," they said in a statement.

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Related Topix: Burien, WA

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Prosecutors file charges in 2003 Seattle cold case murder

Eleven years ago, Bounma Khammanivong, 23, was sitting in the driver's seat of his van with a friend in the Holly Park neighborhood of South Seattle when three men approached the vehicle, faces covered by bandanas, and fired several shots .

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, State Prisons, Prison

Covington Reporter

Alpine Lake expansion moves forward | King County

King County Councilman Reagan Dunn today released a statement on the announcement that federal legislation expanding the Alpine Lakes Wilderness and designating both the Pratt and Middle Fork Snoqualmie Rivers as Wild and Scenic had passed a significant milestone.

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Related Topix: Snoqualmie, WA

Renton Reporter

King County Metro brings 'In Motion' program to Renton

King County Metro Transit just launched its "In Motion" program in Renton to encourage people who live or work in the area to leave their cars behind and use healthier travel options - such as transit, bicycling, walking and carpooling.

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Related Topix: Renton, WA, Tukwila, WA, SeaTac, WA, Burien, WA

Covington Reporter

Flood Control District Executive Committee briefed on efforts to...

The King County Flood Control District Executive Committee met in Renton Wednesday to learn about the effort taking place to enhance flood damage prevention programs along the river corridor.

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Related Topix: Renton, WA, Commercial Aircraft, Boeing Aircraft, Boeing 737, Aircraft

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Tri-cityherald.com

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.

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Related Topix: Kennewick, WA, Bellevue, WA

KOMO News

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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