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Firearm violence in King County on upward trend

King County prosecutors note a backlog in court cases, point to the pandemic as the reason why.

 

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Study suggests that the top 10 percent of gasoline-using drivers consume one-third of all the gas

Researchers believe converting “gasoline superusers” is an important factor in meeting climate goals

 

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County property purchased in Bellevue for Eastside supportive and affordable housing

The $186 million project is expected to be finished by 2023.

 

Source: King County Medical Examiner’s Office

Drug overdose data shows an alarming trend in recent years

King County data indicates massive increase in fentanyl deaths from 2008 to 2020.

Source: King County Medical Examiner’s Office
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Eastside Fire and Rescue to share services with Woodinville Fire and Rescue

Eastside Fire and Rescue Board of Directors approved a ten-year agreement to share services.

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Drop box at the King County Elections headquarters in Renton. File photo

What is ranked-choice voting and why does it matter?

King County leaders discuss implementing a new system that aims to better reflect the will of voters

Drop box at the King County Elections headquarters in Renton. File photo
27-year-old Kelley Fox (Courtesy of Greenwich Biosciences)

Cannabis-derived drug reduces symptoms for local woman suffering chronic seizures

Seizure control allowed her to communicate, make friends and have unprecedented independence.

27-year-old Kelley Fox (Courtesy of Greenwich Biosciences)
Screenshot of video obtained by Redmond police shows Richard Sherman trying to break into the Redmond home of his in-laws.

Former Seattle Seahawks player Richard Sherman charged with five misdemeanors in King County

Charges were filed following an incident at home of Sherman’s in-laws in Redmond.

Screenshot of video obtained by Redmond police shows Richard Sherman trying to break into the Redmond home of his in-laws.
Rendering of shoreline improvements at David Brink Park (courtesy of City of Kirkland)

David Brink Park to receive shoreline renovations this August

The park is expected to be closed for six months of construction.

Rendering of shoreline improvements at David Brink Park (courtesy of City of Kirkland)
Garbage at the Cedar Hills Regional Landfill in Maple Valley. FILE PHOTO

King County Councilmember proposes waste-to-energy alternative to Cedar Hills Landfill

Reagan Dunn proposed a long-term pathway to transition before the landfill reaches capacity in 2040.

Garbage at the Cedar Hills Regional Landfill in Maple Valley. FILE PHOTO
King County Ecologist Daniel Nidzgorski explains bacterial dynamics in water

Juanita Beach reopens after rise in bacterial concentration in water

King County ecologist explains that fecal bacteria is to blame.

King County Ecologist Daniel Nidzgorski explains bacterial dynamics in water
Eastside King County restaurant owners discuss challenges with U.S. Rep Suzan DelBene at Pomegranate Bistro in Redmond. (Photo credit: Cameron Sheppard/Sound Publishing)

Restaurant owners discuss labor difficulties with U.S Rep. Suzan DelBene

Experienced service and kitchen staff are reportedly hard to hire as food service reopens.

Eastside King County restaurant owners discuss challenges with U.S. Rep Suzan DelBene at Pomegranate Bistro in Redmond. (Photo credit: Cameron Sheppard/Sound Publishing)
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Kaloni Bolton, 12, died from an asthma attack after waiting over an hour for help at an urgent care center in Renton.

Lawsuit filed for girl who died while waiting for care

Claims against Valley Medical Center allege racial discrimination and medical negligence.

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Kaloni Bolton, 12, died from an asthma attack after waiting over an hour for help at an urgent care center in Renton.
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Kirkland Fire Department warns of fire danger due to hot, dry conditions

Fireworks are prohibited in Kirkland, firepits and bonfires Discouraged

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Locals enjoy the water at Juanita Beach Park, where the Friday farmer’s market is located. Katie Metzger/staff photo

Juanita Beach closed for at least one week due to elevated bacteria levels

Juanita Beach is closed for at least one week due to elevated bacteria levels, according to the City of Kirkland. Water quality staff from the… Continue reading

Locals enjoy the water at Juanita Beach Park, where the Friday farmer’s market is located. Katie Metzger/staff photo
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City of Kirkland offers help for those struggling to pay for housing due to COVID-19

Support programs available for both tenants and landlords.

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King County leaders propose funding to support immigrants in the region

$11.3 million proposed for citizenship application support and COVID relief to undocumented families

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Hot housing market forces out many first-time homebuyers

Housing experts concerned about the long-term impacts on generational wealth.

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King County leaders propose emergency funding for gun violence prevention initiative

Sixty-nine people were reportedly shot during the first quarter of 2021.

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Pills taken during police investigation (photo credit: Bellevue Police)

Renton man charged with homicide after selling fentanyl pills to a Bellevue woman

Law enforcement warns of an alarming increase in fentanyl deaths.

Pills taken during police investigation (photo credit: Bellevue Police)