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56 min ago | Bellevue Reporter

Bellevue Fire CARES program getting new wheels | Tri-Med funds...

The Bellevue Fire Department has seen a 50-percent reduction in frequent 911 callers since the start of its CARES program.


Related Topix: Spokane, WA, University of Washington

3 hrs ago |

Could Kent murder case be wake-up call on gun control measure?

CCRKBA's Alan Gottlieb has consistently supported tough-on-criminals measures while defending gun owners.


Related Topix: Guns, Violent Crime, Criminal Defense Law, Law

7 hrs ago | KOMO News

Charge: Marine Corps recruiter sexually abused King Co. teen

A U.S. Marine Corps recruiter accused of having sexual contact with a teen girl who came to him hoping to become a Marine now faces a felony charge.


Related Topix: US Military, US Marine Corps, US News, Woodinville, WA

11 hrs ago | KOMO News

Supreme Court rules against state in health-benefits case

The state Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously upheld a lower court's ruling that says that damages to be paid to part-time state employees who were wrongfully denied health benefits must take into account more than actual out-of-pocket costs.


Thu Aug 21, 2014

Federal Way Mirror

Federal Way hearing examiner rules on High Point project appeals

After one year of controversy, a public meeting, two project appeals, one Hearing Examiner hearing, 18 days of deliberation and one decision, it appears the 308 apartment units that make up the proposed High Point mixed-use project will eventually become a reality.


Related Topix: Federal Way, WA

Covington Reporter

Police chief candidates interview for opening in Maple Valley

Two candidates, Capt. Scott Somers and Capt. DJ Nesel, both from within the King County Sheriff's Office , were interviewed by the City Council Monday night in a special council meeting and by City Manager David Johnston on Tuesday.


Related Topix: Maple Valley, WA

PNW Local News

Kent Police arrest man in connection with Shell station shooting deaths

Kent Police arrested a 29-year-old man Wednesday night in connection with the shooting death of two men early in the morning in the Shell service station parking lot at South 212th Street and 64th Avenue South.


Related Topix: Violent Crime, Burien, WA

Auburn Reporter

Accused of sex trafficking, Auburn man pleads not guilty

A 33-year-old Auburn man pleaded not guilty Aug. 1 to four federal counts involving the sex trafficking of two female victims, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office in Seattle.


Related Topix: Auburn, WA, Prison

Real Change

A moment of silence

Members of Women in Black held a silent vigil in front of the Seattle Justice Center Aug. 13. The vigil honored eight homeless people who have died outside or by violence in King County this summer, including Larry Flynn, a 42-year-old homeless man.


Real Change

Choice cuts. Metro offers cities their bus routes back - for a price.

Officials in several King County cities say the cost of a proposed program to buy back Metro bus service may be too expensive, and transit advocates say the program may signal bad news for low-income riders.


Related Topix: Mercer Island, WA, Federal Way, WA, Shoreline, WA


2 shot dead in Kent gas station

Police in the south Seattle suburb of Kent say they have detained two men for questioning in the shooting deaths of two other men at a gas station.


Related Topix: Kent, WA

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Seattle Times

Victim of forklift accident at Lynnwood Goodwill is identified

The man who died after a forklift accident at a Goodwill store in Lynnwood earlier this week has been identified.


Related Topix: Lynnwood, WA, Bothell, WA


Suspect in Seattle, New Jersey killings charged with fourth murder

A man already charged with two murders in Washington and another in New Jersey is now facing a fourth murder charge.


Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Murder charge filed in Burger King stabbing

The King County Prosecutor's Office charged a homeless man Wednesday with second-degree murder for the fatal stabbing at a Bellevue Burger King on Sunday .


KHQ-TV Spokane

Transient charged in fatal restaurant stabbing

King County prosecutors have filed a second-degree murder charge against a 38-year-old transient accused of fatally stabbing a sleeping stranger in a suburban fast-food restaurant.


Related Topix: Bellevue, WA

Highline Times

Assault over cash tops police blotter

By Matt Wendland White Center man pistol-whipped and beat over $120 A White Center man was repeatedly pistol-whipped and kicked over a $120 debt according to the King County Sheriff's Department.


Related Topix: White Center, WA, Ravenna (Seattle, WA), Madrona (Seattle, WA), Lake City (Seattle, WA)

The Waterland Blog

Burien City Council approves ordinance controlling 'disruptive' public behavior

The Burien City Council approved by a 6 - 1 vote an ordinance updating the city statute for dealing with people on publicly-owned property "whose behavior is dangerous, unsafe, illegal or unreasonably disruptive to others."


Related Topix: Burien, WA, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Education Etc.

Mercer Island Reporter

Land values drive tax assessment

Staff from the King County Assessor's Office and Board of Equalization spoke with some 60 Islanders last week to discuss the new property tax assessments mailed out to Islanders on July 31. The Assessor's office lead by Lloyd Hara, an elected official, re-values 700,000 parcels of land county-wide each year.


Related Topix: Mercer Island, WA

Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber

Paramedic proposal met with optimism, some concern

A proposal to absorb Vashon's paramedics into the south King County paramedic system is garnering mixed responses at Vashon Island Fire & Rescue .


Related Topix: Vashon, WA, Renton, WA, Burien, WA, Kent, WA

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Ballard News-Tribune

Lockhaven tenant fights back against 'illegal eviction' and 'retaliation'

The Lockhaven issue continues to spill like a cup of dark-roast Starbucks coffee across the news-desk of the Ballard News-Tribune even after the once affordable housing complex, Lockhaven Apartments, has become Cadence Apartments: upscale apartments, operated by Goodman Real Estate .


Related Topix: Drink, Coffee, Eastlake (Seattle, WA)