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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)


Community upset over proposed Maple Valley pot facilities

A local company has filed an application with King County to build two big warehouses that records show will produce and process marijuana.


Related Topix: Maple Valley, WA

Bremerton Patriot

Mayor Lent sings Bremerton's praises at chamber luncheon

Mayor Patty Lent had a chance to be the city's Booster in Chief during this week's chamber of commerce monthly luncheon.


Related Topix: Bremerton, WA, Silverdale, WA

The Bothell Reporter

Suspect takes victims car, then returns it | 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.


Related Topix: Bothell, WA

Redmond Reporter

Search continues for new King County Library System director

The search committee met this week to select the candidates it will invite for interviews, which will take place mid-September.


Related Topix: Libraries, Redmond, WA

The Waterland Blog

'Burien In Motion' kicks off Travel Options Challenge

Have you signed up yet with King County's Burien In Motion program ? If you live or work in Burien, you're eligible to receive a free ORCA card with two weeks unlimited travel and to earn additional rewards from local businesses.


Related Topix: Burien, WA

Renton Reporter

Volunteers needed to count walkers and cyclists this fall

During a three-day survey last year, volunteers counted nearly 66,000 bicyclists and pedestrians across Washington.


Kent Reporter

Settlement reduces well violations penalty; Seattle company to pay $12,000, train employees

A Seattle construction company will pay a penalty of $12,000 for illegally decommissioning groundwater monitoring wells in Kent and Auburn, putting groundwater at risk of contamination from polluted surface water runoff.


Related Topix: Kent, WA, Auburn, WA, Science, Ecology

Mon Aug 18, 2014

KING-TV Seattle

'Kick ass' e-mail by King County captain sparks controversy

After a rash of violence last spring in Skyway, a community south of Seattle, the King County Sheriff's Office decided to start running emphasis patrols to increase police visibility and arrest lawbreakers.


Related Topix: Seattle, WA

Covington Reporter

West Nile virus infection confirmed in Washington resident | Washington State Department of Health

A Walla Walla County man is the first Washington resident in 2014 known to have been infected with West Nile virus in our state.


Related Topix: Health, West Nile Virus, Washington, Washington Government, Walla Walla County, WA, Shoreline, WA

Renton Reporter

Renton could benefit from proposed Flood Control Disrtrict grant

The Executive Committee of the King County Flood Control District on Monday gave its approval to a recommendation that the City of Renton receive a Flood Control District grant from a newly created program aimed at reducing the impact of local flooding.


Related Topix: Renton, WA