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Safe drug consumption sites have been recommended by the King County Heroin and Opioid Task Force. Pictured is a safe consumption site in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. Photo supplied by ARCHES in Lethbridge

What’s been happening with safe injection sites?

There hasn’t been much coverage this year compared to the last couple years.

Safe drug consumption sites have been recommended by the King County Heroin and Opioid Task Force. Pictured is a safe consumption site in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. Photo supplied by ARCHES in Lethbridge
File photo of a pothole

King County approves roads, bridges funding

The capital projects funding is significantly less than previous years.

File photo of a pothole
A “notice to vacate” sign was placed in the middle of a homeless encampment in Federal Way by FWPD officers before the encampment was cleaned in January 2019. Sound Publishing file photo

King County, Seattle could create joint homelessness response agency

It would be a unified agency and the overarching authority on addressing homelessness in the county.

A “notice to vacate” sign was placed in the middle of a homeless encampment in Federal Way by FWPD officers before the encampment was cleaned in January 2019. Sound Publishing file photo
Madison Miller/staff photo
                                Kids sledding earlier this year.

How is Kirkland preparing for winter weather?

At its Nov. 6 meeting, city council received an updated on the 2019-20 snow plan.

Madison Miller/staff photo
                                Kids sledding earlier this year.

State awards Kirkland $150,000 grant for station area plan

The grant was made possible by a new legislative grant program.

  • Nov 25, 2019
Scene from the accident. Photo courtesy city of Kirkland

Kirkland Fire Department rescues crane operator

The extent of the operator’s injuries are unknown at this time.

  • Nov 25, 2019
Scene from the accident. Photo courtesy city of Kirkland

FBI: One hate crime in Kirkland in 2018

State hate crime trend has minor decline; crimes toward LGBTQ rise.

A young girl holds up a ‘Don’t Pollute I Live Here’ sign in the crowd during the Youth Climate Strike at Cal Anderson Park on Friday, March 15, 2019 in Seattle, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

King County builds blueprint for health, climate change

The plan will inform how the Board of Health addresses climate change-related health issues.

A young girl holds up a ‘Don’t Pollute I Live Here’ sign in the crowd during the Youth Climate Strike at Cal Anderson Park on Friday, March 15, 2019 in Seattle, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Kirkland reviews mid-biennial budget

The city’s financial status was checked in on at council’s Nov. 6 study session.

July’s Monroe earthquake is informing plans for future danger

Gathered by lucky accident, data from the 4.6-magnitude quake could help assess bigger hazards.

Courtesy of Washington Secretary of State’s Office
Courtesy of Washington Secretary of State’s Office
KCLS libraries are boycotting Macmillan eBooks. KCLS is no longer buying Macmillan eBooks as of Nov. 1. Photo courtesy of KCLS Facebook

King County Library System boycotts Macmillan eBooks

The KCLS boycott began Nov. 1.

KCLS libraries are boycotting Macmillan eBooks. KCLS is no longer buying Macmillan eBooks as of Nov. 1. Photo courtesy of KCLS Facebook

Metro seeking community input on future RapidRide K-Line in Kirkland, Bellevue

The survey opened on Nov. 12 and slated to close on Nov. 26.

  • Nov 15, 2019

Kirkland police accused of ‘intense and traumatic’ force against teen

The YMCA spoke out on the incident during a press conference in Seattle on Wednesday.

As part of construction, the chapel at Northwest University will get some additions. Blake Peterson/staff photo

Kirkland approves Northwest University’s 20-year master plan

The master plan proposes about 364,910 square feet of building and parking improvements.

As part of construction, the chapel at Northwest University will get some additions. Blake Peterson/staff photo
Political activist Tim Eyman campaigns for Initiative 976 on Nov. 5 in downtown Bellevue. The initiative promised $30 car tabs while functionally eliminating the ability of agencies like Sound Transit to raise taxes for its projects. Photo by Aaron Kunkler

Election analysis: Eastside cities largely voted against I-976

Most Eastside cities weren’t swayed by I-976, though more voters approved it than the county average.

Political activist Tim Eyman campaigns for Initiative 976 on Nov. 5 in downtown Bellevue. The initiative promised $30 car tabs while functionally eliminating the ability of agencies like Sound Transit to raise taxes for its projects. Photo by Aaron Kunkler

King County will challenge legality of I-976

County Executive Dow Constantine: ‘We must clean up another mess that Tim Eyman has created for our state, our region, and our economy’

Vehicles passing through flooded street. File photo

King County Flood Control District to vote on 2020 budget

The budget will fund a variety of programs across the county.

Vehicles passing through flooded street. File photo
A King County judge found the company misled customers into thinking it was a charity. Photo courtesy of the state Attorney General’s office

Judge rules Value Village deceived customers

The King County judge found the company misled customers into thinking it was a charity.

  • Nov 8, 2019
A King County judge found the company misled customers into thinking it was a charity. Photo courtesy of the state Attorney General’s office