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Sex ed, local control at heart of race for WA state schools chief

Sex ed, local control at heart of race for WA state schools chief

Incumbent Chris Reykdal faces five foes who argue he’s pushing too many state policies on school districts.

Sex ed, local control at heart of race for WA state schools chief
A man fishes off a dock at David E. Brink Park in Kirkland, 2018. Aaron Kunkler/Staff photo

City closes two piers due to large gatherings

Starting July 29, Kirkland will be closing piers at Houghton Beach Park and David Brink Park

  • Jul 29, 2020
A man fishes off a dock at David E. Brink Park in Kirkland, 2018. Aaron Kunkler/Staff photo
Back in 2017, local youngster cools off at the sprinkler park at Lee Johnson Field in downtown Kirkland. Now amidst the pandemic, the field is being used for another alternative: after-dark, socially distanced games and activities. File photo/ Samantha Pak

City announces changes to park use, dock use due to COVID-19

Lee Johnson Field will open for evening activities, 6 to 11 p.m., waterfront parks, docks and piers will close daily at 9p.m

  • Jul 28, 2020
Back in 2017, local youngster cools off at the sprinkler park at Lee Johnson Field in downtown Kirkland. Now amidst the pandemic, the field is being used for another alternative: after-dark, socially distanced games and activities. File photo/ Samantha Pak
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County Fire Marshal issues burn ban

Dry conditions and high heats are in the forecast this week

  • Jul 27, 2020
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Tech executive charged with COVID-19 business loan fraud and money laundering

Tech executive charged with COVID-19 business loan fraud and money laundering

The Clyde Hill resident allegedly applied for Paycheck Protection Program loans for six businesses that had no employees or operation costs

  • Jul 24, 2020
Tech executive charged with COVID-19 business loan fraud and money laundering
Lake Washington School District - Contributed art

Lake Washington School District will start school year fully remote

Superintendent states this is not the model preferred by the district

  • Jul 24, 2020
Lake Washington School District - Contributed art
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

COVID-19 cases and deaths in King County cities

Numbers as of July 23, 2020.

  • Jul 23, 2020
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
Screenshot from Gov. Jay Inslee’s press conference July 23, 2020.

Governor tightens restrictions on restaurants, bars, weddings, funerals

Staff reports Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said Thursday (July 23) he is tightening restrictions throughout the state for restaurants, bars, weddings, funerals and gyms in… Continue reading

  • Jul 23, 2020
Screenshot from Gov. Jay Inslee’s press conference July 23, 2020.
Abortions could stop at Virginia Mason if merger is approved, reproductive rights advocates say

Abortions could stop at Virginia Mason if merger is approved, reproductive rights advocates say

Hospital representatives said “certain services” would cease, but wouldn’t give specifics.

Abortions could stop at Virginia Mason if merger is approved, reproductive rights advocates say
Do opportunity zones in King County work?

Do opportunity zones in King County work?

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

Do opportunity zones in King County work?
Pandemic is spiking in South King County, governor says

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.

Pandemic is spiking in South King County, governor says
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

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

Slain officer joined Bothell police in 2019; suspect arrested
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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

Bullet that killed Bothell officer came from partner’s gun

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

Bullet that killed Bothell officer came from partner’s gun
Inslee warns of stay home order as COVID cases rise

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.

Inslee warns of stay home order as COVID cases rise
Sound Transit breaks ground on Federal Way Link Extension

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.

Sound Transit breaks ground on Federal Way Link Extension
Extra $600 in federal benefit for unemployed workers set to end July 25

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

Payment is on top of base weekly state benefit amount

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

Juanita HS “Rebels” mascot finally defeated

School administration will now begin selecting a new mascot.

Juanita HS “Rebels” mascot finally defeated