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2 hrs ago | Covington Reporter

Tahoma High School land sale gets 'do pass' from King County Council committee

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.


Related Topix: Education Etc., Maple Valley, WA

3 hrs ago | The Waterland Blog

'Burien In Motion' helps you find new ways of getting around

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.


Related Topix: Burien, WA

7 hrs ago | Mercer Island Reporter

Variances denied for 'tiny house'

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.


Related Topix: Redmond, WA

11 hrs ago | HeraldNet

Chateau St. Michelle continues to shine

Canoe Ridge Estate is in the southern Horse Heaven Hills of Eastern Washington and is home to Chateau Ste. Michelle's red winemaking facility.


Related Topix: Wine, Drink, Woodinville, WA

Tue Sep 16, 2014

King County Journal

Kirkland pedestrian hit by car in crosswalk, dies at hospital | UPDATED

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.


Related Topix: Kirkland, WA

Renton Reporter

King County awarded $6 million grant to treat hepatitis C

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.


Related Topix: Hepatitis, Medicine, Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

PNW Local News

Redmond police help apprehend suspect who shot Duvall officer

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.


Related Topix: Duvall, WA, Redmond, WA, Woodinville, WA

ABC News

Officials: Officer Chases Suspect Who Shot Him

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.


KXLY-TV Spokane

Man shoots, wounds Duvall officer; chase ensues

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.


Related Topix: Duvall, WA, Preston, WA

The Waterland Blog

Upthegrove introduces body camera proposal for King County Sheriff's Officers

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.


Related Topix: Burien, WA

King County Journal

Enumclaw man, Travis Lear, sentenced to 25 years for child molestation

The 26-year-old Enumclaw resident molested an 11-year-old girl in the bathroom of the Enumclaw Library the afternoon of Jan. 30, 2013. Lear had twice been convicted of sex crimes prior to the incident at the library.


Related Topix: Enumclaw, WA

Mon Sep 15, 2014

Seattle Times

Rare good news for state mental health system

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.


Related Topix: Kirkland, WA, Ravenna (Seattle, WA), Greenwood (Seattle, WA), Madrona (Seattle, WA), Lake City (Seattle, WA), Opinion

Bellevue Reporter

Prosecutor, sheriff to speak before Newcastle City Council

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.


KUOW-FM Seattle

Public Health Clinic In White Center Saved

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.


Related Topix: White Center, WA

The White Center Blog

County creates partnership to preserve critical health services in White Center

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.


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

Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber

Man arrested after firing gun in suspected drug house

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.


Related Topix: Drugs, Prison, Vashon, WA


Enumclaw child molester sentenced to 25 years to life in prison

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.


Related Topix: Enumclaw, WA

Federal Way Mirror

Federal Way Council to vote on Public Health Center agreement with King County

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 .


Related Topix: Federal Way, WA, Eastlake (Seattle, WA), Auburn, WA

King County Journal

Public exposure to measles at Federal Way hotel, Sea-Tac Airport

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.


Related Topix: Federal Way, WA, Vaccinations, Health, Health Care Provider

Snoqualmie Valley Record

2nd round of Metro bus cuts slated

King County Executive Dow Constantine sent the County Council earlier this month a proposal for a second round of service changes that would reduce 169,000 hours of bus service. The February reduction would eliminate 16 bus routes.


Related Topix: North Bend, WA, Snoqualmie, WA, Issaquah, WA