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A map of preserved land and potentially preserved land under the Land Conservation Initiative (courtesy of King County)

King County preserves thousands of acres of farmland from development

The move is under the Land Conservation Initiative aimed at preserving 65,000 acres.

A map of preserved land and potentially preserved land under the Land Conservation Initiative (courtesy of King County)
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King County Fire Marshal enacts Stage 2 burn ban

The ban prohibits all outdoor recreational fires.

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King County Councilmember Kathy Lambert (file photo)

Councilmember calls for safety emergency declaration after county courthouse violence

Also proposed is legislation to improve courthouse security measures.

King County Councilmember Kathy Lambert (file photo)
The front of Bellevue's 888 building (photo credit: Cameron Sheppard)

Designing the urban experience: An architectural tour of Bellevue’s 888 building

Designed by HEWITT and prominant Seattle high-rise architect Julia Nagele.

The front of Bellevue's 888 building (photo credit: Cameron Sheppard)
Big Island Poke in Renton (courtesy of The Intentionalist Facebook page)

Small-business advocacy group wants you to try minority-owned businesses and put it on their tab

The Intentionalist is opening up $400 tabs for folks to use this weekend at select businesses.

Big Island Poke in Renton (courtesy of The Intentionalist Facebook page)
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City of Kirkland lifts boil water advisory

City says test results indicate the water is safe.

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Seattle Film Summit organizers Chad Hutson (left) and Ben Andrews (right) - (courtesy of Seattle Film Summit)

Seattle Film Summit returns to partial in-person format this September

This year’s event will focus on promoting self-advocacy in the creative sector.

Seattle Film Summit organizers Chad Hutson (left) and Ben Andrews (right) - (courtesy of Seattle Film Summit)
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Residents in area of Kirkland water main break advised to boilwater

City officials are worried about contaminated tap water despite the repair of the pipe.

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Independent investigation conducted after Lynnwood Jail death

Cause of death determined to be a suicide by medical examiner.

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A Darigold dairy worker practices picketing as a strike is approved by the union. Photo courtesy of Julia Issa

Puget Sound Darigold workers on verge of strike amid contract negotiations

Workers cite lack of medical leave, outsourcing and bad-faith negotiations as reason for strike.

A Darigold dairy worker practices picketing as a strike is approved by the union. Photo courtesy of Julia Issa
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Sexual assault leads to calls for closing King County Courthouse

Crime is rising in the ’dangerous environment that has surrounded our seat of government.’

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King County Council OKs millions for courts overwhelmed by pandemic backlog

Some lawyers testified that the backlog has created an “access to justice” problem.

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Totem Lake Connector bridge (courtesy of the City of Kirkland)

Renovated Totem Lake Park opens to the public

It features a boardwalk that connects to the Cross Kirkland Corridor and a playground.

Totem Lake Connector bridge (courtesy of the City of Kirkland)
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Brief history of rats in the Puget Sound region – and the problem they present

Local exterminator noticed big change in rats over the past 40 years.

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Sponsor of the motion to establish guidelines for the removal of encampments, Councilmember Reagan Dunn (courtesy of King County Council)

King County Council discusses policy for removal of homeless encampments

Still unclear what the standards will be, who will enforce it, and how jurisdictions will interact.

Sponsor of the motion to establish guidelines for the removal of encampments, Councilmember Reagan Dunn (courtesy of King County Council)
Design rendering of new development (Courtesy of Runberg Architecture Group)

Vulcan purchases 1.4-acre property in Bellevue next to future light rail station

The real estate developer says the eight-story development will have about 250 units of housing.

Design rendering of new development (Courtesy of Runberg Architecture Group)
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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.

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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