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After Seattle’s controversial employee head tax was repealed, King County Executive Dow Constantine wants to bond against existing tax revenues to generate $100 million for affordable housing. Photo by Joe Mabel/Wikipedia Commons

County executive proposes $100 million affordable housing bond

The money was already coming, but Constantine wants to speed up the process.

 

Suspect killed during Redmond police shooting in Kirkland was armed convicted felon

Police located a handgun in the suspect’s possession at the time of the shooting.

  • Jun 15, 2018

 

Seattle and King County officials want a safe injection van

The mobile project—an alternative to permanent sites—still doesn’t have a defined timeline.

 

Unknown suspect steals vehicle from local garage | Police blotter

This is not a complete list of all incidents that occurred in Redmond during this time period.

  • Jun 15, 2018

Suspect dies in officer-involved shooting at Kirkland Safeway

Redmond police involved in shooting.

  • Jun 14, 2018

48th District candidates discuss homelessness, quality of life at Redmond forum

Candidates for Washington State Legislative District 48 Position 2, were invited to the First Baptist Church of Redmond for the first in a series of… Continue reading

An autopsy found that Tommy Le was shot twice in the back during an fatal encounter with a King County sheriff’s deputy. Photo courtesy Career Link

New report calls for increased transparency from King County Sheriff’s Office

The fatal shooting of Tommy Le served as a case study for researchers.

An autopsy found that Tommy Le was shot twice in the back during an fatal encounter with a King County sheriff’s deputy. Photo courtesy Career Link

Juanita High students vote to keep ‘Rebels’ mascot

Students voted last June 7 and June 11 to keep the current mascot.

Kirkland Council discusses tax increase for public safety

City considers sales tax measure and potential levy to fund police, fire services.

A scene from the 2017 Women’s March Seattle. Photo by Richard Ha/Flickr

County sexual harassment policies could be overhauled

One King County councilmember says male-dominated departments have “workplace culture issues.”

A scene from the 2017 Women’s March Seattle. Photo by Richard Ha/Flickr

Western Washington could see more wildfires this year

Lots of grass and warmer weather could make for worsening fire seasons.

Kirkland police arrest suspect in road rage shooting incident

There were no injuries as the suspect attacked the victim with a machete and rifle while the victim defended himself with a pistol.

Seven Puget Sound residents are suing Sound Transit for $240 million. Photo by Atomic Taco/Wikipedia Commons

Sound Transit faces $240 million class-action lawsuit

An Auburn lawmaker has organized a suit that claims the new car tab taxes are unconstitutional.

Seven Puget Sound residents are suing Sound Transit for $240 million. Photo by Atomic Taco/Wikipedia Commons

Authorities target violent drug traffickers in series of Puget Sound busts

More than 80 “drug dealing conspirators” have been arrested over the past four months.

Teen suicide prevention event in Bellevue educates parents

YES hosts suicide prevention event to equip parents with tools to support teens.

Historic Kirkland home reaches ‘landmark’ status

The Buchanan, formerly Trueblood, House is protected from demolition

New regional homeless count shows 4 percent increase

The spike in the unsheltered population in the 2018 count is driven primarily by an increase of people living in cars, RVs, or vans.

Jury finds John Reed guilty in murders of his Oso neighbors

Patrick Shunn, who worked in Kirkland, and Monique Patenaude were shot to death after a long-running dispute with Reed.

AG Ferguson alleges three Eastside residents scammed foreclosed homeowners

A lawsuit filed by the state alleges three Eastsiders scammed homeowners for hundreds of thousands.

Developed by Seattle & King County Public Health, the FLASH sex education high school curriculum is used by every district in the county. Photo courtesy King County

King County wins sex ed funding case

Officials are “ecstatic” that the court blocked the Trump administration’s attempt to withhold research funds.

Developed by Seattle & King County Public Health, the FLASH sex education high school curriculum is used by every district in the county. Photo courtesy King County