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King County struggles to fund roads and bridges

Program is underfunded by roughly $250 million annually

Eastside legislators and mayors discuss priorities for 2019

The East King County Chamber Coalition hosted a panel on housing and transportation on Jan. 8.

Kirkland issues 2018 greenhouse gas emissions report

The report contains community-wide GHG assessment for first time.

  • Jan 31, 2019

Local salmon face dire future amid effects of climate change

At least two local salmon species in the Puget Sound region may be near the end of their ability to naturally reproduce.

Staff Sgt. Katie Schmid is unsure how President Trump’s transgender military ban will affect her. Photo courtesy of Katie Schmid

Impact of transgender military ban unknown for local personnel

A week after the Supreme Court ruling, active-duty service members remain uncertain about their future.

Staff Sgt. Katie Schmid is unsure how President Trump’s transgender military ban will affect her. Photo courtesy of Katie Schmid

Kirkland’s Sweet, Eastside mayors look at potential projects for Microsoft investment

Microsoft recently dedicated $500 million toward creating and preserving affordable housing.

Two suspects arrested for targeted drive-by shooting and motel robbery

Suspects face multiple felony charges after Friday crimes.

  • Jan 29, 2019
“The Clean House” cast. From left: Terry Boyd, Carolynne Wilcox, Cindy Giese French, Devika Bhagwat, and Amy Gentry. Hey Mahea! Photography.

A new theatre company comes to Kenmore

As If Theatre Company will debut its first production on Feb. 8.

“The Clean House” cast. From left: Terry Boyd, Carolynne Wilcox, Cindy Giese French, Devika Bhagwat, and Amy Gentry. Hey Mahea! Photography.

King County Council approves fossil fuel moratorium

Six-month moratorium on new fossil fuel infrastructure was narrowly approved

Measles outbreak puts Washington under State of Emergency

Thirty-five cases have been confirmed statewide.

A tractor moves to push trash away from where it was emptied from a cargo trailer atop the Cedar Hills Regional Landfill. An eighth and final section of the landfill is almost ready to come online, extending the life of the landfill through 2028. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo

Freight or fire: King County’s trash problem

Should we ship away waste or build an incinerator?

A tractor moves to push trash away from where it was emptied from a cargo trailer atop the Cedar Hills Regional Landfill. An eighth and final section of the landfill is almost ready to come online, extending the life of the landfill through 2028. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo
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Proposed law would raise age limit for tobacco sales in WA

Lawmakers cite health concerns over tobacco and vape products

  • Jan 25, 2019
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Southbound traffic backs up as northbound drivers cruise on with ease on the State Route 99 viaduct three days before its closure. Andy Bronson/The Herald

Week one of ‘Viadoom’ is viadud on Eastside

WSDOT works with commuters to minimize impacts during Seattle’s longest major highway closure.

Southbound traffic backs up as northbound drivers cruise on with ease on the State Route 99 viaduct three days before its closure. Andy Bronson/The Herald
Eastside group Muslim Association of Puget Sound (MAPS) participated in the Womxn’s March for the third time on Jan. 19. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo.

Thousands march in third annual Seattle Womxn’s March

Marchers included residents from the Eastside.

Eastside group Muslim Association of Puget Sound (MAPS) participated in the Womxn’s March for the third time on Jan. 19. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo.

Kirkland urges transit-oriented development at Kingsgate

The city is asking the state to proceed with a pilot project at the park and ride.

Large boa found outside | Police Blotter

Police blotter for Jan. 4-5.

Kirkland seeks applicants to fill council vacancy

Councilmember and Mayor Amy Walen is retiring from council to serve in the state Legislature.

  • Jan 23, 2019
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Four suspects apprehended in Kirkland shooting

The arrest was a collaborative effort among Kirkland and Tacoma police and the Pierce County Sheriff’s Office.

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48th district senator proposes statewide plastic straw ban

Patty Kuderer said her bill is a first step to address plastic pollution.