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  1. King County to provide employees 12 weeks of paid parental and family leaveRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Kenmore Reporter

    The Metropolitan King County Council today adopted a motion establishing a new county policy that working parents employed by King County will receive up to 12 weeks in paid parental leave after a birth, adoption, or new placement of a foster child. "It is past time that the United States join the ranks of every single other developed nation in the world, and ensure that new moms and dads have an opportunity to bond with their child without sacrificing the very wages needed to support a family," said Councilmember Rod Dembowski, author of the legislation.

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  2. Sheriff: 1 dead in Ravensdale shootingRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    A King County sheriff's spokesman says a 56-year-old man was fatally wounded and a 28-year-old man has been arrested in a shooting at a mobile home in the small community of Ravensdale, Washington. The spokesman says detectives think the shooting was the result of an "undetermined relationship" between the two men, who were described as acquaintances.

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  3. Sheriff: 1 dead, 1 arrested in Ravensdale, Wash., shootingRead the original story

    13 hrs ago | KHQ-TV Spokane

    A King County sheriff's spokesman says a 56-year-old man was fatally wounded and a 28-year-old man has been arrested in a shooting at a mobile home in the small community of Ravensdale, Washington. The spokesman says detectives think the shooting was the result of an "undetermined relationship" between the two men, who were described as acquaintances.

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  4. Lawsuit: KCSO practices 'pattern' of sexual harassment, discriminationRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    A lawsuit filed against King County last week alleges that several supervisors in the King County Sheriff's Office engage in a "pattern and practice" of gender discrimination and harassment. Three female employees -- two deputies and one sergeant -- lodged the complaint, which is targeted at supervisors in the agency's Metro division and Shoreline precinct.

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  5. Charge: Sleepy driver drifts off, causes deadly Seattle wreckRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    A Burien man accused of causing a fatal wreck in South Seattle after falling asleep at the wheel has been charged with vehicular homicide. King County prosecutors claim Dylan Morrow disregarded the safety of others on the road when he got behind the wheel in the early hours of Feb. 28, 2014.

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  6. Up to 12 weeks paid parenting leave for King County employeesRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    Going Seattle one better, the Metropolitan King County Council on Monday adopted a new county policy providing county employees 12 weeks' paid parenting leave for a birth, adoption or new foster care placement in the family. The plan allows triple the time off of a recent, four-week paid leave policy adopted with fanfare by Seattle.

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  7. Seattle City Council Appoints John Okamoto to Replace Sally ClarkRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | The Stranger

    ... supported Okamoto. Harrelll, who didn't disclose his vote until the moment he cast it, went first for Seattle King County NAACP economic development chair Sheley Secrest. That meant no finalist got a majority, so they voted again. Burgess and ...

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  8. Street sweeper, semitrailer collide in south King CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    The Washington State Patrol says two people were injured when a street sweeper and semitrailer collided on State Route 167 in south King County Monday morning. The driver of the street sweeper, a 30-year-old man from Bonney Lake, was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle with multiple fractures and facial injuries.

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  9. Short ceremony planned for Capt. Mike McCoy tonight at airportRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | PNW Local News

    ... at the time, taking a National Disaster Medial Systems class. McCoy started his career as a volunteer with King County Fire Districts 1 and 18 at 16 years old. He joined KCFD 26 in 1982 as a resident volunteer. In 1986 he was hired as a paid ...

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  10. After $150M sale, eBay has a new landlord in downtown BellevueRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | Business Journal

    One Bellevue Center, a 21-story downtown Bellevue office building that houses eBay , has been sold for $150 million, according to a deed that King County recorded Monday. The buyers are LaSalle Investment Management and the California State Teachers Retirement System.

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  11. King County Metro hiring drivers after voters boost serviceRead the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    KIRO Radio reports that the agency is racing to hire hundreds of new drivers, and classrooms at Metro's operations center in Tukwila are packed with dozens of prospective new drivers undergoing the month-long training. Those who pass will be hired part-time at $21.15 an hour, plus benefits.

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  12. Two injured when street sweeper, semitrailer collideRead the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | KOMO News

    The Washington State Patrol says two people were injured when a street sweeper and semitrailer collided on State Route 167 in south King County Monday morning. The driver of the street sweeper, a 30-year-old man from Bonney Lake, was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle with multiple fractures and facial injuries.

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  13. Seattle may soon get an NHL team as plans emerge for Tukwila arenaRead the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | Business Journal

    ... interest in expanding and, in fact, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman last year met with Seattle Mayor Ed Murray and King County Executive Dow Constantine . Victor J. Coleman , a commercial real estate executive who, like Bartoszek, has expressed ...

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  14. Shooting in Ravensdale area - one man dead | King County SheriffRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | Covington Reporter

    King County Sheriff's deputies responded to an early morning shooting in Ravensdale in the 27200 block of Southeast Kent-Kangley Road at about 7 a.m. resulting in one death. The King County Sheriff's Public Information Officer Twitter account reported a 56-year-old man died and a 30-year-old man is in custody.

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  15. Charge: Jilted husband threatened to kill ex's divorce attorneyRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    An Anacortes man accused of threatening to kill his ex's divorce attorney "as soon as possible" now faces felony harassment charges. King County prosecutors claim Roger Doherty left a threatening note on the attorney's car, which was parked outside his Kirkland home at the time.

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  16. Rep. Farrell's Oil Transportation Safety Act passes legislatureRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | North King County

    ... protecting our communities from devastating oil-train explosions and spills has strong bipartisan support," said King County Executive Dow Constantine, who is also Chair of the Safe Energy Leadership Alliance. "By standing together across city, ...

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  17. What We Learned at Friday's Throwdown Over the Current City Council VacancyRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | The Stranger

    ... job. Jan Drago : City council member from 1994 to 2009 (including stints as council president and budget chair); King County Council member for a partial term in 2010. Noel Frame : Outgoing director of Progressive Majority Washington; ran for a ...

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  18. This Weekend's 'Shell No' Rally Focused on People, Not Polar BearsRead the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | The Stranger

    ... Celsius global warming safety limit, and in spite of the port's "Where a sustainable world is headed" slogan, King County's five elected port commissioners held just one public meeting on the subject within a week of announcing the proposal's ...

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  19. One dead in Maple Valley-area shootingRead the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    A 56-year-old man was killed Monday morning in a Maple Valley-area shooting that saw the suspected gunman arrested. King County deputy sheriffs responded some time before 8 a.m. to reports of a shooting in Ravensdale, near the 27200 block of Southeast Kent-Kangley Road.

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  20. After five years, consumers have embraced the Affordable Care Act | Guest ColumnRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | North King County

    ... through the Washington Healthplanfinder - three out of four of them through the plan's financial assistance. In King County, we've cut the percentage of adults without health insurance by nearly half. The law achieved these results in three stages. ...

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