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52 min ago | Mass Transit

WA: Sound Transit Identifies Bellevue Site as Preferred Alternative...

The new facility is needed to store, service and deploy the expanding light rail train fleet as the system expands from 16 to 50 miles by 2023.

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Related Topix: Redmond, WA

5 hrs ago | The Waterland Blog

Here's what all the police activity was about near Trader Joe's Friday afternoon

A major police turnout in the Five Corners neighborhood of Burien - near Trader Joe's on SW 160th - was reported to us late Friday afternoon, and Sgt.

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Related Topix: Five Corners, WA, Burien, WA

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Seattle Times

Cold-case killer gets 14½ years in prison

A serial rapist who pleaded guilty to the cold-case sex slaying of a 19-year-old Bellevue woman 34 years ago on Friday was given a minimum 14½-year prison sentence, but the judge made it clear he hopes Michael Halgren spends the rest of his life in prison.

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Related Topix: Bellevue, WA, Tacoma, WA

Redmond Reporter

Arrowsmith program focuses on strengthening students' cognitive abilities

He had issues with his short- and long-term memory, leading him to struggle with memorization.

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Related Topix: Redmond, WA, Sammamish, WA, Bothell, WA, Vancouver, WA

Auburn Reporter

Seattle's Union Gospel Mission brings Search & Rescue Van to Auburn to help the homeless

The Seattle King County Coalition on Homelessness accounted for 97 homeless people in Auburn in January during its annual One Night Count.

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Related Topix: Eastlake (Seattle, WA), Auburn, WA, Ravenna (Seattle, WA)

Kenmore Reporter

Metro cuts five bus routes from Bothell and Kenmore

The King County Council has approved the first 161,000 hours of Metro transit reductions that cuts five bus routes and revises many others serving the Bothell and Kenmore area.

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Related Topix: Kenmore, WA, Bothell, WA, Kirkland, WA

The Olympian

Relevant experience runs deep in Thurston PUD District 3 race

Incumbent Chris Stearns faces three challengers for his Thurston PUD District 3 seat, and all three have deep backgrounds in utilities, financial analysis and water systems.

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Related Topix: Lacey, WA, Olympia, WA, Thurston County, WA, Pierce County, WA

Snoqualmie Valley Record

Fireman's water fights are back; 100th Valley centennial | Out of the Past

The following items made the news 25 and 50 years ago in the Snoqualmie Valley, as reported in the Valley Record: a Residents who challenged a pair of development proposals on the Middle Fork of the Snoqualmie were ecstatic last week when the zoning examiner decided in their favor.

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Related Topix: Snoqualmie, WA, Duvall, WA, Libraries

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Seattle Times

Man to face murder charge in Redmond stabbing

King County prosecutors plan to charge a man with first-degree murder after the death of a 17-year-old girl he allegedly stabbed a week ago in Redmond.

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Related Topix: Redmond, WA

Snoqualmie Valley Record

Register before Tuesday for August primary election

King County residents not currently registered to vote in Washington can register in person at the King County Elections office or the Voter Registration Annex through 4:30 p.m. on Monday, July 28. Register at King County Elections, 919 SW Grady Way, Renton, open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on weekdays.

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Related Topix: Renton, WA

Kent Reporter

Coal trains could increase vehicle wait times by 65 percent

Eighteen coal trains per day could start rolling through Kent if a proposed Gateway Pacific terminal is built near Bellingham to ship coal from Montana and Wyoming to China.

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Related Topix: Kent, WA, Pacific, WA, Bellingham, WA, Marysville, WA

Kenmore Reporter

Smashed car windows, home burglaries | 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.

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Related Topix: Bothell, WA

Real Change

King County to start $15-per-hour minimum wage for its employees and contractors

The King County Council is preparing to give the county's 12,000 employees and contracted workers a new minimum wage.

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Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber

Archaeologists to offer expertise on Vashon

This weekend islanders will have two opportunities to learn more about Vashon's native people through the clues found by archaeologists during the past century.

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Related Topix: Archaeology, Anthropology, Science, Vashon, WA, Puyallup, WA, University of Washington

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Bellevue Reporter

County council passes September Metro cuts

The King County Council has approved the first 161,000 hours of Metro transit reductions that cuts seven bus routes and revises two serving Bellevue starting Sept.

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Related Topix: Bellevue, WA

Renton Reporter

King County committee to host meeting in Renton next week to discuss flood risks on Cedar River

The members of the King County Flood Control District Executive Committee will host a special meeting in Renton on Wednesday, July 30, to discuss the work being done to enhance flood reduction programs along the Cedar River.

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Related Topix: Renton, WA, Commercial Aircraft, Boeing Aircraft, Boeing 737, Aircraft

The Bothell Reporter

Supply drive to benefit victims of wildfires

The King County Republican Party, partnered with Northwest Republican Community Fund, and in coordination with other partners in the King County community, will be sponsoring a supply drive to benefit the wildfire victims in Central Washington.

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Mercer Island Reporter

Police Blotter | Car purchased in Mexico with Island man's stolen credit cards

WARRANT ARREST: A 23-year-old Bothell man was arrested on a traffic stop by the King County Sheriff's office.

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Related Topix: Bothell, WA, Maple Valley, WA, Bellevue, WA

Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber

County thins trees for health of popular forest

Last week King County Forester Bill Loeber and Dave Warren of the Vashon Forest Stewards stood at the edge of what at first glance appeared to be a large logging operation in the heart of the island.

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Related Topix: Vashon, WA

Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber

K2 enters state's Voluntary Cleanup Program

K2 Sports has taken the first step in obtaining a No Further Action determination from the state regarding environmental contamination at its former factory on Vashon Highway.

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Related Topix: Science, Ecology, Vashon, WA, Issaquah, WA

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