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FILE PHOTO: King County Sheriff’s Office deputies block off access to the Kent Station parking garage after a deputy shot and killed a suspect in a reportedly stolen Honda Civic in 2018.

King County Sheriff’s Office develops I-940 training to reduce deadly force

Recruits hired after Dec. 7 will need additional training coming out of the academy.

FILE PHOTO: King County Sheriff’s Office deputies block off access to the Kent Station parking garage after a deputy shot and killed a suspect in a reportedly stolen Honda Civic in 2018.
Doreen Marchione at her retirement celebration in 2017. File photo

Former Kirkland deputy mayor Doreen Marchione dies at 80

Marchione served as Redmond councilmember and mayor as well.

Doreen Marchione at her retirement celebration in 2017. File photo

Botox thief arrested after allegedly stealing cosmetic services on Eastside

Tips led Kirkland police to 30-year-old suspect.

King County assessor releases taxpayer transparency tool for primary election

Website details cost of proposed ballot measures by household.

  • Jul 26, 2019

Paint thrown all over local home | Police Blotter

Police blotter for July 4-11.

  • Jul 24, 2019

Sound Transit updates Kirkland council on Bus Rapid Transit station coming in 2024

Sound Transit’s I-405 Bus Rapid Transit system is progressing as the project begins design in 2020.

Townhouse fire on 124th Avenue under investigation

Bellevue, Woodinville and Redmond all responded to the blaze.

  • Jul 23, 2019

Juanita Beach is open for swimming

After multiple days of collecting samples with low bacteria concentrations closure has been lifted.

  • Jul 23, 2019

King County jail lost water 16 times since 2018

The building has been plagued with water failures stemming from Aquatherm pipes.

Inmate who escaped from work crew found in Kirkland

Man was convicted on theft and stolen property charges.

  • Jul 23, 2019
Attendees take a closer look at the new Eastrail logo and tagline, “Let’s Connect” on July 20 in Redmond. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo

East Rail Corridor is now Eastrail

Eastrail will be an uninterrupted 42-mile trail connected to Link light rail opening on the Eastside in 2023.

Attendees take a closer look at the new Eastrail logo and tagline, “Let’s Connect” on July 20 in Redmond. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo
Low Income Housing Institute’s 57-unit August Wilson Place apartments in downtown Bellevue includes affordable housing units for households at 30, 50 and 60 percent of the area median income. Photo courtesy of Low Income Housing Institute

Economic growth continues for King County

Warning signs on horizon as housing and rent prices cool down compared to previous years.

Low Income Housing Institute’s 57-unit August Wilson Place apartments in downtown Bellevue includes affordable housing units for households at 30, 50 and 60 percent of the area median income. Photo courtesy of Low Income Housing Institute

Kirklanders invited to share thoughts on community policing

Online survey available until Aug. 2.

  • Jul 22, 2019

Suspect arrested for Kirkland Key Bank robbery needed money for rent

Media outlets led police to man’s identification.

King County Correctional Facility is located at 500 5th Ave., Seattle. File photo

King County jail’s leaky pipes have national implications

Lawsuit filed in King County Superior Court alleges Aquatherm has been selling faulty pipes.

King County Correctional Facility is located at 500 5th Ave., Seattle. File photo
Siri Bliesner, Susan Wilkins and John Towers compete for Lake Washington School District Director District 5 position. Courtesy photos

Three candidates aim to fill an open seat on the Lake Washington School Board

Siri Bliesner, John Towers and Susan Wilkins compete for Lake Washington School District Director District 5 position.

Siri Bliesner, Susan Wilkins and John Towers compete for Lake Washington School District Director District 5 position. Courtesy photos
Kirkland resident Elizabeth Standal holds broken heart at the Lights for Liberty Vigil on July 12. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo

Lights for Liberty Vigil in Kirkland protests conditions of migrant camps

The Kol Ami congregation gathered July 12 for the Lights for Liberty Vigil, calling for an end “human concentration camps.”

Kirkland resident Elizabeth Standal holds broken heart at the Lights for Liberty Vigil on July 12. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo

Caller upset over dog defecating on lawn | Police Blotter

Police blotter for June 27 - July 4.

  • Jul 16, 2019

PSE’s battery storage project could help the clean energy roll-out

The tiny pilot project in Glacier could eventually be expanded.

VoteWA is a $9.5 million program that came online last May and is meant to unify all 39 county voting systems in the state into a single entity. Courtesy image

WA’s new voting system concerns county elections officials

VoteWA has run into some problems in recent months as the Aug. 6 primary election draws closer.

VoteWA is a $9.5 million program that came online last May and is meant to unify all 39 county voting systems in the state into a single entity. Courtesy image