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By 2024, Sound Transit intends to offer high-capacity bus service to communities along Lake Washington. Image courtesy Sound Transit

Sound Transit Plans High-Capacity Buses for the Eastside

Faster bus lines along I-405 and SR-522 are in the works.

By 2024, Sound Transit intends to offer high-capacity bus service to communities along Lake Washington. Image courtesy Sound Transit
Cargo transportation was among the various regional industries driving wage and employment growth in King County. Photo via PxHere

King County employment numbers continue to rise

New statistics show a decrease in unemployment and higher average pay, but the growth may start to slow.

Cargo transportation was among the various regional industries driving wage and employment growth in King County. Photo via PxHere
All Home board members meet in Seattle on April 23 to talk about its structure. Photo by Josh Kelety

The never-ending search for an effective King County homeless plan

While All Home attempts to address the issue, the group’s lack of actual power results in little change.

All Home board members meet in Seattle on April 23 to talk about its structure. Photo by Josh Kelety
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Bothell man sentenced to two years for Kirkland drive-by shooting last year

The shooting occurred in June 2017 and Dustin Bradshaw will also six months concurrent jail time for his role in a drug deal shooting in Everett in March 2017.

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Mayor takes the mound

Lake Washington defeats Juanita, 2-0, in rivalry game.

  • Apr 23, 2018
A Canadian safe consumption site in Lethbridge. Photo supplied by ARCHES in Lethbridge

County plans for second safe drug site on hold

Following intense resistance to the proposal from the suburbs, county officials are taking a wait-and-see approach.

A Canadian safe consumption site in Lethbridge. Photo supplied by ARCHES in Lethbridge

Bellevue hosts open house on toll lane expansion

State and local officials met with residents about proposed expansions of toll lanes on I-405.

Kim Wyman, Washington’s secretary of state and chief elections officer, discusses the importance of election integrity with the Redmond Rotary on April 12. Katie Metzger/staff photo

Wyman prepared to protect elections

Washington’s secretary of state talks hacking, social media and more at Redmond Rotary.

Kim Wyman, Washington’s secretary of state and chief elections officer, discusses the importance of election integrity with the Redmond Rotary on April 12. Katie Metzger/staff photo

Kirkland honors volunteers, including first Founders Award winner

Volunteers gave 33,000 hours to the city in 2017, a contribution valued at $1 million.

County emphasizes impaired driving patrols on 4/20

King County deputies will be patrolling with a dedicated focus on impaired driver detection.

  • Apr 19, 2018

LWSD’s budget earns Meritorious Budget Award

The award reflects the district’s strategic goal of being fiscally responsible.

  • Apr 19, 2018

Kirkland homeless women’s, family shelter to serve the Eastside 24/7

The facility will be the first of its kind on the Eastside.

  • Apr 19, 2018

EvergreenHealth receives recertification as Level III Trauma Center

The certification indicates the center provides high standards of trauma care for patients.

  • Apr 19, 2018

Assault kits provide ‘fresh start’ for survivors

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

Photo courtesy of PSE

PSE offers ways to reduce carbon footprints this Earth Month

PSE plans to hand out thousands of seeds and seedlings at events throughout the Eastside.

  • Apr 19, 2018
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King County Councilmember Kathy Lambert leads the discussion at the opioid event on Monday night. Photo by Josh Kelety

Law enforcement, doctors, and Kathy Lambert talk opioids in Fall City

Panelists discussed broader trends in the epidemic, strategies for identifying addiction, and more.

King County Councilmember Kathy Lambert leads the discussion at the opioid event on Monday night. Photo by Josh Kelety

King County Council passes renter protections bill

The legislation is intended to prevent landlords from discriminating based on the source of a prospective tenant’s income.

Kirkland proclaims April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Local resident shares how community resources helped her family heal from abuse.

Activists begin collecting signatures for November carbon fee initiative

A carbon fee could be on November’s ballot if supporters of I-1631 gather enough signatures.

LWSD offers information and input on sexual health curriculum

LWSD will hold two sessions on April 23 and May 3.

  • Apr 17, 2018