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Juanita High students push to change ‘Rebels’ mascot

Students say the mascot glorifies the Confederacy while detractors say it honors Revolutionary War.

Eastside firefighters respond to early morning apartment fire in Kirkland

There were no injuries but the buidling will be uninhabitable for the next several weeks.

Eastside groups discuss homelessness and affordable housing at community events

Five area service providers recently hosted a joint event to educate community members about the impacts of homelessness.

King County considers buying 65,000 acres for conservation

The proposed plan would protect forests, trails, shorelines, and farms.

Some King County elected leaders want to spend $180 million on maintenance upkeep at Safeco Field in Seattle. Photo by HyunJae Park/Flickr

King County leaders want to allocate $180 million to Safeco Field

But once councilmember thinks funding for affordable housing and the arts should come before subsidizing stadium maintenance.

Some King County elected leaders want to spend $180 million on maintenance upkeep at Safeco Field in Seattle. Photo by HyunJae Park/Flickr

‘Businesses beware’

Misleading letter calls for annual registration renewals in attempts to fraud local businesses.

  • May 25, 2018

Tips for staying safe around Washington wildlife

In the wake of a deadly cougar attack near North Bend here’s some tips on staying safe.

Shot fired at local pot shop robbery

Unknown suspects shot at an investigating customer during a robbery at Higher Leaf Monday night.

  • May 22, 2018
Roza Irrigation District manager Scott Revell inspects a water gauge in the lower Yakima Valley. If a drought pump is installed in Kachess Lake it would mean a more reliable source of water for crops in the valley. Aaron Kunkler/Staff photo

Puget Sound residents worried about Kachess Lake plan

A pump to supply much-needed water to Eastern Washington during droughts could affect recreation.

Roza Irrigation District manager Scott Revell inspects a water gauge in the lower Yakima Valley. If a drought pump is installed in Kachess Lake it would mean a more reliable source of water for crops in the valley. Aaron Kunkler/Staff photo

Candidates file for state, federal offices

Twenty-nine candidates are challenging incumbent U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell.

This petroleum refinery in Anacortes is run by Shell, one of the defendants in the suit brought by King County. Photo by Walter Siegmund/Wikipedia Commons

Can King County win its lawsuit against Big Oil?

Legal experts think past lawsuits against the tobacco industry increase the odds of a favorable outcome.

This petroleum refinery in Anacortes is run by Shell, one of the defendants in the suit brought by King County. Photo by Walter Siegmund/Wikipedia Commons

Eastside environmentalists turn up the heat on climate change

Residents are concerned about King County not meeting its greenhouse gas emissions targets.

Low numbers of Lake Sammamish kokanee raise fears of extinction

Only 19 kokanee salmon returned to spawn this year.

Foster care homes needed as more children affected by opioid crisis

May is national Foster Care Awareness Month.

  • May 16, 2018

Governor and Secretary of State to fund statewide prepaid ballot postage

King County, however, won’t get any of that money.

Kirkland police pay tribute during Peace Officers Memorial Day

Day recognizes law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty.

  • May 15, 2018

Suspect dumps garbage in parking lot | Police blotter for May 3-9

The blotter is a small selection of police incidents and calls to the Kirkland Police Department.

  • May 15, 2018

Kirkland proclaims Affordable Housing Week

Council reviews housing strategy, encourages opportunities for people with a “variety of incomes.”

Construction kicks off in Bellevue for $250M Overlake expansion

Overlake Medical Center in Bellevue is starting the largest expansion in its 58-year history.

King County sets up extra seat belt enforcement

Despite the extra patrols, Washington drivers remain safe with 95 percent of them using seat belts.

  • May 14, 2018