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2 hrs ago | Covington Reporter
The King County Council Budget and Fiscal Management Committee unanimously sent a recommendation to the County Council to pass an ordinance authorizing the sale of a part of the Summit Pit or Donut Hole property to the school district. The ordinance would sell 35 of the 156 acres of the county property to the school district for a new high school, athletic fields and some parking lots.
3 hrs ago | The Waterland Blog
It's just over the halfway mark for King County Metro's "Burien In Motion" program, and organizers are asking folks to sign up before Oct. 10 for information on different transportation options, including an ORCA card good for two weeks' unlimited bus and light rail travel, and other perks, like a pedometer to track your walking distance and entry into weekly drawing for gift certificates from local businesses. "Once you're walking," Maureen Hoffman says, "there's lots of places to go.
7 hrs ago | Mercer Island Reporter
A King County hearing examiner has rejected two key variances required for a Redmond couple who wish to build a 1,500-square-foot house on a 2,300-square-foot lot across from the tennis courts in Aubrey Davis Park. The applicants had requested variances from the city to allow narrowed setbacks from adjacent properties and increase the gross floor area and the amount of impervious surface allowed in the code.
The Kirkland Police Department has confirmed that a man in his 40s who was struck by a car in a crosswalk in Kirkland has died. He was sent to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle with life-threatening injuries Monday afternoon.
Hepatitis C virus affects large numbers of people in King County, but it often goes unnoticed until it's too late. Now health care providers will be better able to identify and successfully treat people with chronic hepatitis C virus in King County, thanks to a $6 million grant awarded to Public Health - Seattle & King County.
Several units from the Redmond Police Department assisted the Duvall Police Department late Monday night and early Tuesday morning in apprehending a suspect who shot a Duvall police sergeant. At 10:46 p.m. Monday, DPD responded to 911 calls reporting that an individual was firing a paintball gun at people from a vehicle.
A police officer in Washington state got back in his patrol car after being shot in the leg and pursued the fleeing gunman until other officers arrived to take over the chase and make an arrest following a standoff, authorities said Tuesday. The attack occurred late Monday after Duvall police Sgt.
Authorities say a Duvall police officer was wounded after a 47-year-old man shot him, sparking a police chase and standoff overnight Tuesday. The King County Investigative Response Team says the 11-year veteran sergeant was responding to calls around 11 p.m. Monday of a man shooting a paintball gun at people from a church parking lot.
King County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove - a Burien native - introduced legislation this week calling for a pilot project of wearable body cameras for the King County Sheriff's Office. "The data is clear: body cameras are highly effective in both reducing complaints against officers and reducing instances of inappropriate use of force by officers," Upthegrove said.
Since the state Supreme Court's "psychiatric boarding" ruling last month, the news has been all bad for the state. The ruling requires Gov. Jay Inslee's administration to find at least 145 new beds, or else patients who need involuntary psychiatric care could be cut loose, without treatment, to the streets.
King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg and King County Sheriff John Urquhart will speak to the Newcastle City Council on Tuesday, Sept. 16. Their comments on issues in policing and criminal prosecution will be before the council meeting, which begins at 7 p.m. We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards.
One of the public health clinics slated for closure got a reprieve today as King County Executive Dow Constantine announced a partnership that would keep the White Center Public Health Clenter at Greenbridge open through the 2016 fiscal year. Seattle has pledged $400,000 to keep the maternity support program at Greenbridge.
King County Executive Dow Constantine on Monday announced a partnership with the City of Seattle and Planned Parenthood to preserve critical health services for women, children, and families in White Center and surrounding areas. "Through innovative partnerships like this we can keep providing the important health services our clients need, despite cuts to the federal and state funding that supported those services," said Executive Constantine.
A Vashon man was booked into jail last weekend and could face charges after shooting a gun in a suspected drug house. The man, a 38-year-old Vashon resident, entered a house on the 16000 block of 109th Avenue SW at about 7 p.m. Saturday.
A convicted sex offender from Enumclaw may spend the rest of his life in prison for sexually assaulting an 11-year-old girl last year inside a local library. Travis M. Lear, 26, was found guilty last month of first degree child molestation, and was sentenced Monday in King County Court to 25 years to life in prison, according to prosecutors.
The Federal Way City Council will vote tomorrow on whether to spend $221,000 toward the Federal Way Public Health Center's operating costs for 2015. Seattle-King County Public Health officials announced back in spring that four health clinics, Federal Way and Auburn centers included, could close come 2015 because of a lack of state and federal funding .
Measles is a highly contagious and potentially severe disease that causes fever, rash, cough and red, watery eyes. Most people in this area have immunity to the measles through vaccination.
Updated: Wed Sep 17, 2014 10:25 am
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