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Do opportunity zones in King County work?

The zones were created by Congress in 2017 to create jobs and spur economic development.

Pandemic is spiking in South King County, governor says

Gov. Jay Inslee met with elected officials, health officials and business partners in Federal Way to hear concerns, suggestions about state’s response to COVID-19.

Park goers enjoy the new boardwalks at Edith Moulton Park, which reopened to the public after a renovation last weekend. Photo courtesy of the city of Kirkland

Kirkland to offer special park hours for seniors

The morning hours on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at five Kirkland parks are now reserved for those in high-risk categories for COVID-19

  • Jul 20, 2020
Park goers enjoy the new boardwalks at Edith Moulton Park, which reopened to the public after a renovation last weekend. Photo courtesy of the city of Kirkland

Slain officer joined Bothell police in 2019; suspect arrested

Update: the suspect did not shoot the officer, who appears to have been shot by fellow officer in crossfire

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Bothell police officer dies in shootout

Update: Officer identified by police department

  • Jul 17, 2020
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Bullet that killed Bothell officer came from partner’s gun

But prosecutors say that’s “immaterial,” and charged Henry Washington with aggravated murder Friday.

Inslee warns of stay home order as COVID cases rise

The governor urges young people, who are not getting infected the most, to curb their social habits.

Sound Transit breaks ground on Federal Way Link Extension

The $3.1 billion project includes three new stations near Kent/Des Moines, South 272nd Street and the Federal Way Transit Center.

Extra $600 in federal benefit for unemployed workers set to end July 25

Payment is on top of base weekly state benefit amount

Courtesy of governor.wa.gov

Inslee extends pause on counties advancing phases to July 28

A spike in cases could cause hospitalizations and deaths to rise soon.

Courtesy of governor.wa.gov

Juanita HS “Rebels” mascot finally defeated

School administration will now begin selecting a new mascot.

Screenshot of Jessica Lewis and Austin Wenner’s GoFundMe reward page.

No suspects yet in West Seattle suitcase homicides

Families grieve deaths of Jessica Lewis of Federal Way and Austin Wenner of Kent.

Screenshot of Jessica Lewis and Austin Wenner’s GoFundMe reward page.

Elected or appointed? King County weighs sheriff options

Voters could be asked to decide in November.

Overlake staff share why they mask up

The video features medical professionals explaining their personal reasons for why it is important to wear masks to reduce the spread of COVID-19

  • Jul 13, 2020

New report shows increase in East King County homelessness

East King County includes Mercer Island, Bellevue, Kirkland and Issaquah.

The Red Lion Inn at 1 South Grady Way in Renton is being used as temporary site to relocate individuals experiencing homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic. Olivia Sullivan/staff photo.

Renton battles King County over temporary shelter at Red Lion Hotel

County officials believe emergency health order will supersede city’s move.

The Red Lion Inn at 1 South Grady Way in Renton is being used as temporary site to relocate individuals experiencing homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic. Olivia Sullivan/staff photo.
A train route that would shuttle people between Eastern and Western Washington could tie in with the proposed ultra-high-speed rail between B.C. and Portland. Photo courtesy RobertStafford/Pixabay.com

State receives King County to Spokane rail study

It would take about eight and a half hours to reach the Inland Empire from Puget Sound.

A train route that would shuttle people between Eastern and Western Washington could tie in with the proposed ultra-high-speed rail between B.C. and Portland. Photo courtesy RobertStafford/Pixabay.com
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Closures coming on 100th Ave NE for salmon habitat

Closure allows City to install fish-friendly box culvert at Cedar Creek

  • Jul 9, 2020
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Bret Chiafalo. File photo

Supreme Court says state can punish WA faithless electors

Justices: Presidential electors, including Everett man, must keep pledge to back popular vote winner

Bret Chiafalo. File photo
Gov. Jay Inslee issued new guidance allowing the resumption of self-service buffets, salad bars, salsa bars, drink stations and other types of communal food sources in Phase 2. File photo

Buffets and salad bars back on the menu in King County

Gov. Jay Inslee has revised rules to allow self-serve food areas in Phase 2 of the state’s reopening.

Gov. Jay Inslee issued new guidance allowing the resumption of self-service buffets, salad bars, salsa bars, drink stations and other types of communal food sources in Phase 2. File photo