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‘Feedback loops’ of methane, CO2 echo environmental problem beyond Washington

University of Washington among researchers of climate change’s effects in global temperatures.

Kirkland officer fatally shoots man threatening 18-month-old child

King County Sheriff’s Office will conduct investigation into shooting.

  • Jul 13, 2019
An aerial photo shows the locations of two earthquakes and five aftershocks in and near Monroe, which rattled the Puget Sound region early Friday. The first was the magnitude 4.6 quake at upper right, 13 miles under the intersection of U.S. 2 and Fryelands Boulevard SE at 2:51 a.m. The second, magnitude 3.5, occurred 18 miles under the Old Snohomish-Monroe Road at 2:53 a.m. The aftershocks followed during the ensuing two hours. This image depicts an area about 3 miles wide. (Herald staff and the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network)

Early wake-up call: Twin quakes under Monroe rattle region

Thousands of people felt them. They were magnitude 4.6 and 3.5 and hit minutes apart.

  • Jul 12, 2019
An aerial photo shows the locations of two earthquakes and five aftershocks in and near Monroe, which rattled the Puget Sound region early Friday. The first was the magnitude 4.6 quake at upper right, 13 miles under the intersection of U.S. 2 and Fryelands Boulevard SE at 2:51 a.m. The second, magnitude 3.5, occurred 18 miles under the Old Snohomish-Monroe Road at 2:53 a.m. The aftershocks followed during the ensuing two hours. This image depicts an area about 3 miles wide. (Herald staff and the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network)
A sign in 132nd Square Park updates residents on the potential improvements taking place within the park. Madeline Coats/staff photo

Kirkland park board reviews concepts for 132nd Square Park

The city aims to better manage stormwater in Totem Lake/Juanita Creek basin.

A sign in 132nd Square Park updates residents on the potential improvements taking place within the park. Madeline Coats/staff photo
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King County Sheriff’s Office has been giving ICE unredacted information

Both the office and jail have supplied the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency.

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Northwest University awaits approval of 20-year master plan

Plan includes the addition of four new structures and the replacement of three existing buildings.

Kirkland organizations receive Get Active Stay Active grants

The City of Kirkland, Imagine Housing are among the recipients.

Warning sign for a road closure. File photo

King County examines options to fund roads and bridges

Shortfall is roughly $250 million each year; county may seek tax from unincorporated voters.

Warning sign for a road closure. File photo

EvergreenHealth revises failed Prop. 1 measure for the Aug. 6 ballot

The public hospital failed to pass a $345 million bond in April. The tweaked proposal will make its debut on the Aug. 6 ballot as a tax rate extension, not an increase.

  • Jul 10, 2019
The current pipe at Juanita Creek is eroding and preventing the migration of fish. Photo courtesy of city of Kirkland

Juanita Creek culvert replacement will improve fish migration in Kirkland

The current pipe is causing erosion along the creek’s bank.

The current pipe at Juanita Creek is eroding and preventing the migration of fish. Photo courtesy of city of Kirkland
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                                Corina Pfeil, a Kenmore parent, has spent the past three years to get the law changed to allow naloxone (better known as Narcan or Evzio) in Washington high schools to help prevent on-campus opioid overdose.

Eastside mom gets Narcan in Washington schools

Corina Pfeil has spent the past three years to make Narcan accessible to students who overdose at school.

Photo courtesy of Governor Tom Wolf (flickr) 
                                Corina Pfeil, a Kenmore parent, has spent the past three years to get the law changed to allow naloxone (better known as Narcan or Evzio) in Washington high schools to help prevent on-campus opioid overdose.

Eastside legislators discuss 2019 legislative session in Snoqualmie

Elected officials gave some insight into the legislative session and what to look for in the future.

King and Snohomish County councils listen to brief statements from the three candidates running for the vacant Senate seat. Madeline Coats/staff photo

Stanford unanimously appointed to vacant Senate seat

King and Snohomish County councils vote for Senate and House vacancies on July 1.

King and Snohomish County councils listen to brief statements from the three candidates running for the vacant Senate seat. Madeline Coats/staff photo

Kirkland community raising donations for families displaced due to fire

Our Redeemer Lutheran Church collecting Fred Meyer gift cards.

Attendees of the Drag Queen Story Hour at the Fairwood Library exit the event. A walkway was held open for them by supporters while protesters held signs condemning the event behind them. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo

Tensions run high at Renton library over Drag Queen Story Hour

Supporters and protesters traded chants at June 27 event.

Attendees of the Drag Queen Story Hour at the Fairwood Library exit the event. A walkway was held open for them by supporters while protesters held signs condemning the event behind them. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo

Opposition and supporters of Drag Queen Story Hour make showing in Issaquah

A lack of police at a recent county library board meeting led some to feel intimidated.

Among 9 other candidates, Inslee gets his 6 minutes of fame

Here’s what the governor, a longshot presidential candidate, said in Miami Wednesday night.

  • Jun 27, 2019
Kirkland residents engage in the interactive Sustainability Forum on Saturday, June 22. Photo courtesy of city of Kirkland

Kirkland sustainability forum addresses strategy improvements

Members of the community brainstormed potential way to improve sustainability.

Kirkland residents engage in the interactive Sustainability Forum on Saturday, June 22. Photo courtesy of city of Kirkland
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King County examines gun violence trends

Nearly 77 percent of shooting victims so far this year in county have been people of color.

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