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Mayor Penny Sweet highlighted the extra effort put in by city employees and PSE workers and thanked them during her first state of the city address on Feb. 14. Kailan Manandic/Staff photo

Sweet gives first state of the city address as Kirkland mayor

Mayor Penny Sweet gave the address at the Greater Kirkland Chamber of Commerce meeting on Feb. 14.

Mayor Penny Sweet highlighted the extra effort put in by city employees and PSE workers and thanked them during her first state of the city address on Feb. 14. Kailan Manandic/Staff photo

President’s emergency declaration sparks immediate legal backlash

Attorney General Bob Ferguson said his team will sue the White House if federal funds originally intended for Washington state are interrupted.

Southbound traffic backs up as northbound drivers cruise on with ease on the Highway 99 viaduct on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

WSDOT hopes ‘Viadoom’ habits continue

The department credits commuters with adapting to the closure and mitigating impacts.

Southbound traffic backs up as northbound drivers cruise on with ease on the Highway 99 viaduct on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Bill targets sexual health curriculum in Washington schools

Senate Bill 5395 is co-sponsored by 17 Democratic representatives and introduced by Sen. Claire Wilson, D-Federal Way.

  • Feb 14, 2019
According to King County’s Mental Illness and Drug Dependency (MIDD) annual report, Seattle had the highest rate of people using services at 36 percent of the total, followed by 31 percent from South King County, 18 percent from the greater Eastside, and 7 percent from north county including Shoreline.

Study shows King County’s treatment funding is making progress

A document on the county’s .1 percent health sales tax was accepted Wednesday by the county council.

According to King County’s Mental Illness and Drug Dependency (MIDD) annual report, Seattle had the highest rate of people using services at 36 percent of the total, followed by 31 percent from South King County, 18 percent from the greater Eastside, and 7 percent from north county including Shoreline.
New Friends of Youth CEO, Paul Lwali, will replace Terry Pottmeyer. Courtesy photo.

Friends of Youth hires new CEO

Pottmeyer steps down; Lwali becomes new Friends of Youth CEO.

New Friends of Youth CEO, Paul Lwali, will replace Terry Pottmeyer. Courtesy photo.
Children’s play area at Seadrunar. Photo by Lauren Davis via Facebook

Seedy side of Seadrunar: Drug rehab center accused of neglect, exploitation

Public records reveal that Seattle facility was accused of neglecting children and clients in its care.

Children’s play area at Seadrunar. Photo by Lauren Davis via Facebook
Russell Wilson and Ciara spoke Friday at the Tukwila Library to Foster students and other attendees as their Why Not You Foundation joined forces with the King County Library System and JPMorgan Chase to launch the DREAM BIG: Anything is Possible campaign. Photo by Kayse Angel

Russell Wilson and Ciara launch DREAM BIG campaign

Partnership with King County libraries dovetails with scholarship program for local students.

Russell Wilson and Ciara spoke Friday at the Tukwila Library to Foster students and other attendees as their Why Not You Foundation joined forces with the King County Library System and JPMorgan Chase to launch the DREAM BIG: Anything is Possible campaign. Photo by Kayse Angel

Somali community faces SeaTac displacement

Proposed redevelopment threatens the heart of the Somali business community.

One of the ‘snowiest’ months on record

Citizens fled to stores to stock up on needed supplies; City staff worked to keep roads clear.

Kirkland City Council to interview five finalists for vacancy

Neal Black, Uzma Butte, Kelli Curtis, Amy Falcone and Sue Keller were selected.

  • Feb 12, 2019
The Department of Local Services now has four service partnership agreements with other county departments that will serve unincorporated King County. Courtesy photo of DLS

New agreements approved to provide better services to unincorporated King County

Local Services now has four service partnership agreements with other county departments.

The Department of Local Services now has four service partnership agreements with other county departments that will serve unincorporated King County. Courtesy photo of DLS

Legislation targets missing and murdered indigenous women epidemic

Savanna’s Act co-sponsored by U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-WA); Washington ranks among highest in nation

Kirkland residents discuss and review designs for a city project with city staff and contracted engineers at an open house in 2018 at the Kirkland Justice Center. The 124th project will host a similar open house on Feb. 12. Kailan Manandic/staff photo

City to hold open house for 124th improvements

An online open house will run until Feb. 19 with the in-person open house taking place on Feb. 12.

Kirkland residents discuss and review designs for a city project with city staff and contracted engineers at an open house in 2018 at the Kirkland Justice Center. The 124th project will host a similar open house on Feb. 12. Kailan Manandic/staff photo
Infant with measles. Photo courtesy of Washington State Department of Health/Centers for Disease Control

Mandatory MMR vaccine a possibility in Washington state

Measles outbreak slows as four new cases are confirmed in Oregon.

Infant with measles. Photo courtesy of Washington State Department of Health/Centers for Disease Control

King County cities attract development with tax exemption

Bellevue and Issaquah are among Eastside cities that use exemption as an incentive

Car prowler hits multiple cars at LA Fitness | Police Blotter

Police blotter for Jan. 10-11.

  • Feb 6, 2019
Kids in Kirkland enjoy the two days off from school by sledding down a hill at Peter Kirk Park. Madison Miller/staff photo.

Snow hits lowland areas of King County

More snow could fall Friday evening.

Kids in Kirkland enjoy the two days off from school by sledding down a hill at Peter Kirk Park. Madison Miller/staff photo.
Attendees gather after the Dec. 21, 2018, meeting at Seattle’s Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center. Photo by Melissa Hellmann

Washington indigenous communities push for action to address violence against women

A new law seeks to strength data collection on missing and murdered indigenous women.

Attendees gather after the Dec. 21, 2018, meeting at Seattle’s Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center. Photo by Melissa Hellmann

Proposal: Let Washington dog owners appeal ‘dangerous’ breed bans

28 cities have ordinances that restrict or ban ownership of pit bull terriers

  • Feb 1, 2019