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King County residents receive Martin Luther King medal of distinguished service

Recipients include Eastside King County residents

 

The Cedar Hills Regional Landfill is the only active landfill in King County. It will operate until at least 2028. It has been in operation since the 1960s. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo

Waste study puts numbers behind King County trash alternatives

County has one remaining landfill located near Maple Valley, and it’s nearing capacity

 

U.S. is now grounding Renton-made 737 MAX 8 and 9; Boeing supports decision

Update: The decision does not affect Renton production lines.

 

Intellectual Ventures awarded $43 million in patent infringement trial

Fine will be shared by T-Mobile and Ericsson companies.

  • Mar 13, 2019

‘Sovereign citizen’ arrested for obstruction | Police Blotter

Police blotter for March 5-10.

  • Mar 13, 2019
Mayor John Marchione was among many community members to place their handprints in the wet cement below the new sign at the Muslim Association of Puget Sound in Redmond after the mosque’s old sign was vandalized in 2016. File photo

Examining hate crimes on the Eastside

The Anti-Defamation League has been tracking hate-fueled crimes and incidents to paint a picture of trends in communities.

Mayor John Marchione was among many community members to place their handprints in the wet cement below the new sign at the Muslim Association of Puget Sound in Redmond after the mosque’s old sign was vandalized in 2016. File photo
Community members gathered at Bellevue Square on March 2 to celebrate the eighth annual Lunar New Year Celebration. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo

Annual Chinese Lunar New Year at Bellevue Square

Lunar New Year Spectacular included martial arts and the Chinese Lion and Dragon parade

Community members gathered at Bellevue Square on March 2 to celebrate the eighth annual Lunar New Year Celebration. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo
Davis Wright Tremaine is passionate about embracing diversity and inclusion in their offices. Their partnership with AtWork! is a testament that there is a place for people with disabilities, no matter the industry. Stephanie Quiroz/ staff photo.

People with disabilities find purpose through new employment opportunities

Paige Bisbee of Bellevue finds employment at Davis Wright Tremaine

Davis Wright Tremaine is passionate about embracing diversity and inclusion in their offices. Their partnership with AtWork! is a testament that there is a place for people with disabilities, no matter the industry. Stephanie Quiroz/ staff photo.
The graph shows an incline in the number of violent crimes in Bellevue. Graphic courtesy of Bellevue Police Department

Violent crimes on the rise in Bellevue

About 132 instances per 100,000 population reported in 2018.

The graph shows an incline in the number of violent crimes in Bellevue. Graphic courtesy of Bellevue Police Department

Huawei pleads not guilty to stolen trade secret charges

Trial is set for March, 2020.

Eastside church sues state on International Women’s Day to overturn abortion coverage

The lawsuit was filed by the Alliance Defending Freedom, which is classified as a hate group by Southern Poverty Law Center

Puget Sound Energy’s map of the route the Phantom Lake-Lake Hills transmission line will take. The proposed route is in purple, and existing transmission lines are in red. Courtesy Image.

TIMBER! City approves easements for transmission line

Project has seen opposition from residents concerned about trees along the proposed route.

Puget Sound Energy’s map of the route the Phantom Lake-Lake Hills transmission line will take. The proposed route is in purple, and existing transmission lines are in red. Courtesy Image.

Sound Transit’s East Link light rail construction more than half finished

Sound Transit and Bellevue staff presented the city council with an update on the East Link project.

Executive Constantine’s proposal will expand King County’s 200 parks, 175 miles of regional trails, and 28,000 acres of open space. Photo Courtesy of King County.

Executive Dow Constantine announces plan to renew King County Parks Levy

The proposal for the August ballot would generate an estimated $738 million over the next six years.

Executive Constantine’s proposal will expand King County’s 200 parks, 175 miles of regional trails, and 28,000 acres of open space. Photo Courtesy of King County.
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Ferguson contacts WA sheriffs about enforcing gun control measure

Letter addresses points of confusion over Initiative 1639

  • Mar 4, 2019
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A wildfire near Darrington in 2017. Photo courtesy of Northwest Washington Incident Management Team

National Guard could see pay bump for wildfire response

House passes bill with 94-0 vote

  • Mar 4, 2019
A wildfire near Darrington in 2017. Photo courtesy of Northwest Washington Incident Management Team
Protest in Caracas, Venezuela, on Jan. 23, 2019. wikimedia/Voice of America

Local activists push back against intervention in Venezuelan crisis

Anti-war group Answer Coalition plans protest March 16 at Seattle Central College

Protest in Caracas, Venezuela, on Jan. 23, 2019. wikimedia/Voice of America

It’s official: Inslee is running

Washington’s governor will make climate change a key component of his campaign

Chief Hagen and Firefighter Williams accept nearly $2,000 in donations made at the till. $6,000 was raised in total at Nordstrom. Photo courtesy of Bellevue Fire Department.

For Bellevue firefighters, cancer fundraising hits close to home

Responders are fourth on team fundraising chart.

Chief Hagen and Firefighter Williams accept nearly $2,000 in donations made at the till. $6,000 was raised in total at Nordstrom. Photo courtesy of Bellevue Fire Department.