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1 min ago | Auburn Reporter

Fain recognized with Bill Kyle Memorial Award

State Sen. Joe Fain received the Bill Kyle Memorial Award for his elected service at the Auburn Area Chamber of Commerce's fifth annual Recognition of Service dinner Wednesday at the Muckleshoot Casino.

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Related Topix: Auburn, WA

4 hrs ago | Renton Reporter

Another community meeting set on Cedar Hills landfill

King County has been meeting with the neighbors of its Cedar Hills Regional Landfill since the mid-1980s in order to keep them up to date with landfill activities, provide citizens with an opportunity to offer feedback, and to share ideas for improving operations.

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Related Topix: Issaquah, WA, Milton, WA, Maple Valley, WA

8 hrs ago | KTVB Boise

Dozens of lawmakers sign support for ousted gay scoutmaster

King County, Washington state, and federal legislators have released three new letters containing nearly a dozen new signatures in support of ousted gay Scoutmaster Geoffrey McGrath.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Boise, ID

12 hrs ago | KING-TV Seattle

Three King County deputies placed on leave

Sheriff John Urquhart sent a department-wide email on Wednesday announcing the move but providing few details.

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Related Topix: Ravensdale, WA, Seattle, WA

16 hrs ago | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Wash. man charged with murder in aunt's death

A suburban Bellevue man accused of killing the 72-year-old aunt he lived with has been charged with second-degree murder.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Bellevue, WA

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Bellingham Herald

Washington's Stringfellow pleads guilty to assault

In a plea bargain Wednesday in King County District Court, he also pleaded guilty to one count of third-degree malicious mischief.

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Related Topix: Publishing, Media, Seattle Times

Seattle Times

Charges added against Seattle lawyer accused of rapes

King County prosecutors have filed two additional charges of attempted second-degree rape against Danford Grant, a Seattle attorney who now faces nine felony counts in connection with alleged attacks on Asian massage therapists.

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Renton Reporter

Renton man charged with first-degree murder in death of girlfriend

A 20-year-old Renton man told detectives his alternate personality, "Frost," is responsible for the death of his girlfriend Saturday, April 12, according to court documents.

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Related Topix: Renton, WA

Seattle Times

Renton man charged in girlfriend's death

King County prosecutors on Wednesday charged Gabriel Navarro of Renton with first-degree murder/domestic violence, accusing the 20-year-old of strangling his girlfriend to prevent her from ending their three-year relationship and to punish her family members.

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Related Topix: Renton, WA

Kirkland Reporter

Apply for King County 'Best Workplaces for Waste Prevention and Recycling' list

King County's annual Best Workplaces for Waste Prevention and Recycling list is accepting applications for 2014.

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Related Topix: Redmond, WA

Mercer Island Reporter

No on Prop #1

The Bellevue Chamber, along with other chambers of commerce in Washington, has advocated persistently for a statewide transportation package.

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Related Topix: Olympia, WA, Bellevue, WA, Renton, WA, Opinion

Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber

Responders work to prepare for a landslide on Vashon

In the wake of last month's deadly landslide in Oso, Vashon's emergency volunteers are preparing for a significant landslide on Vashon while also attempting to highlight the island's own risk for slides.

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Related Topix: Vashon, WA, Landslide, Weather

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Republicans vs. Republicans on Metro rescue plan

Metro bus service: Either voters enact a rescue package in April 22nd election, or a lot of buses will be missing.

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Related Topix: Olympia, WA

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Charge: Couple left North Bend girl with cerebral palsy to rot, starve while living on her welfare

They had two flat screen TVs, an extensive reptile collection and a steady stream of welfare checks meant to help a blind teen with cerebral palsy.

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Related Topix: North Bend, WA, TV, Electronics

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Seattle Times

Nephew held in slaying of Bellevue woman

A Bellevue man suspected of killing his elderly aunt after he relapsed on drugs was ordered held in connection with her slaying on Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Bellevue, WA

KHQ-TV Spokane

Man arrested in aunt's death held on $2M bail

A King County District Court judge has ordered a 53-year-old man held on $2 million bail in the slaying of the 72-year-old aunt with whom he lived in the Seattle suburb of Bellevue.

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Related Topix: Bellevue, WA

Washington Policy Center

King County Metro officials confirm windfall tax revenues; plan to impose 92% of planned service cuts

King County Metro officials reported on the $30 million windfall in sales tax revenues they are receiving this year.

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Auburn Reporter

Fain's work improves access to developmental disability services

Following the legislative session, Gov. Jay Inslee recently signed into law the Vulnerable Individuals Priority Act, co-sponsored by Joe Fain that will provide developmental disability services to 5,000 people currently on a waiting list.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Jay Inslee, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Auburn, WA, Federal Way, WA

The Highline Times

Student demonstration for Prop. 1 sees light turnout

The message that King County Metro Transit will see major cuts in service if Prop.

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Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Charge: Balcony flasher admits he molested girl

A Covington man accused of masturbating on his apartment balcony while waving to a neighbor is alleged to have admitted to worse following his arrest.

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Related Topix: Federal Way, WA

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