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Kirkland council opposes proposed motor fee tax measure

Initiative 976 will be voted on by the public in November.

Several roads in King County, including the Snoqualmie Parkway, were closed when a brief snow storm struck the region last February. File photo

More roads in King County could be plowed during winter storms

Proposal targets 70 more miles in unincorporated areas.

Several roads in King County, including the Snoqualmie Parkway, were closed when a brief snow storm struck the region last February. File photo

Balducci runs against Hirt for District 6 county council seat

The former Bellevue mayor is essentially running unopposed.

Kirkland will house Woodinville inmates

Woodinville approved the contract in September.

Falcone and Hamilton seek Kirkland City Council Pos. 6

Candidates share their views on transportation, housing and more.

  • Oct 9, 2019
Paul Brown retires Oct. 18. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo

Brown retires from Sound Publishing

He has worked at Sound Publishing for almost 20 years in various positions.

Paul Brown retires Oct. 18. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo

Kirkland seeks volunteers to serve on community safety advisory group

Group will advise council on potential November 2020 ballot measure for fire and emergency medical services.

  • Oct 9, 2019

Kirkland Police Department celebrates promotions, service and new officers

Chief Cherie Harris swears in six new patrol officers and three new corrections officers.

  • Oct 8, 2019

Coming down to the wire: Student MMR vaccine deadline approaches

Students have limited time to show compliance with new MMR vaccination law before being barred from school.

King County is not on track to meet its greenhouse gas emissions goals, but emissions also have not been rising with population growth. File photo

King County isn’t on track to meet emissions goals

The goals were ambitious but progress has been slow.

King County is not on track to meet its greenhouse gas emissions goals, but emissions also have not been rising with population growth. File photo
King County is considering ways to increase both the supply of and demand for compost to help divert organic material from the landfill. File photo

King County wants to boost composting market

In 2018, around one-third of material sent to regional landfill could have been composted.

King County is considering ways to increase both the supply of and demand for compost to help divert organic material from the landfill. File photo
Bellevue is the most expensive place in the region to rent an apartment, according to a new analysis. Courtesy photo

Several Eastside cities are among most expensive to rent in Northwest

Bellevue topped the list for highest apartment rents during the first half of 2019.

Bellevue is the most expensive place in the region to rent an apartment, according to a new analysis. Courtesy photo

Police investigating Bridle Trails bank robbery

Police are asking for video surveillance to aid their search for the suspect.

  • Oct 3, 2019

Kirkland council establishes advisory group for upcoming fire ballot

The ballot measure will be voted on by the public in November 2020.

Kirkland council candidates Black and Morgan vie for Pos. 5

The candidates answered questions based on reader comments.

  • Oct 2, 2019
Habitat for the marbled murrelet in King County includes areas around the Middle and North Forks of the Snoqualmie River, as well as areas around the Skykomish and Upper Cedar rivers. File photo

Conservation plan for native seabird moves forward

Washington state regulations for the marbled murrelet have been in limbo since 1997.

Habitat for the marbled murrelet in King County includes areas around the Middle and North Forks of the Snoqualmie River, as well as areas around the Skykomish and Upper Cedar rivers. File photo
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Free printing costs King County libraries $1 million each year

The library board is considering reducing the number of free pages from 75 a week to 10.

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LWSD students outperform state averages on state assessments

Students continue to score well above state averages.

  • Sep 30, 2019