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Cherry trees fully in bloom at the State Capitol Building in Olympia. Photo by Linda J. Smith

I-1000 passes state legislature as advocates hope to increase equality

The initiative could allow affirmative action to return to Washington state after 20 years.

Cherry trees fully in bloom at the State Capitol Building in Olympia. Photo by Linda J. Smith

Overdose deaths continue to rise locally and nationally

This may not be the same opioid epidemic anymore.

Homelessness may be trending down after seven years

A press release from the annual count showed a reduction in people living without a home.

King County International Airport, also known as Boeing Field. Photo courtesy of kingcounty.gov

King County airport operators will stop serving ICE flights

Three companies at Boeing Field have indicated they will not service deportation flights.

King County International Airport, also known as Boeing Field. Photo courtesy of kingcounty.gov

Neighborhood liaisons connect the citizens with their city

Providing residents with city information and resources.

City discusses future transportation projects

Projects on tap for the city top $100 million combined.

Overlake to expand with new urgent and primary care clinics

Overlake will open its sixth urgent care clinic and 11th primary care clinic on the Eastside.

  • Apr 29, 2019
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                                Tillicum Middle School eighth-grade Girl Scouts are working to save endangered animals through an art contest. From left: Lola Rosenwald, Gwen Cable and Emma Rose Mulholland Salazar.

Local Girls Scouts help endangered animals through art contest

To earn their silver Girl Scout award, three Tillicum students created an art contest to raise awareness about endangered animals.

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                                Tillicum Middle School eighth-grade Girl Scouts are working to save endangered animals through an art contest. From left: Lola Rosenwald, Gwen Cable and Emma Rose Mulholland Salazar.
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                                Forest Ridge School of the Sacred Heart will be presenting it’s all-female production of “Les Miserables” April 26-28.

All-female cast take on “Les Miserables” at Forest Ridge

Forest Ridge School of the Sacred Heart in Bellevue to perform “Les Miserables” April 26-28.

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                                Forest Ridge School of the Sacred Heart will be presenting it’s all-female production of “Les Miserables” April 26-28.
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                                Samaya Ngudup, 6, of Bothell helped plant three rose bushes at the city of Bellevue’s Arbor Day-Earth Day celebration on April 20.

Bellevue celebrates Arbor Day – Earth Day

The day consisted of volunteer projects, interactive eco-stations, and a ceremonial Arbor Day Tree planting.

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                                Samaya Ngudup, 6, of Bothell helped plant three rose bushes at the city of Bellevue’s Arbor Day-Earth Day celebration on April 20.

Bellevue restaurants reopen after assumed norovirus outbreak

The Bellevue restaurants reported at least 31 cases and have since disinfected each location.

Architectural rendering of a modular congregate shelter. Modular housing is a type of dwelling where the components are manufactured in one location, then assembled at another location. Courtesy of kingcounty.gov.

Modular housing in King County moves ahead

Small, portable housing units are being explored by the county to address homelessness.

Architectural rendering of a modular congregate shelter. Modular housing is a type of dwelling where the components are manufactured in one location, then assembled at another location. Courtesy of kingcounty.gov.
Gov. Jay Inslee shakes hands with Dinah Griffey after signing Senate Bill 5649 on April 19. The law revises the statute of limitations for sex crimes. Photo by Emma Epperly, WNPA Olympia News Bureau

Hits and misses from Legislature’s 2019 session

New laws target vaccines, sex crimes and daylight savings; losers include sex ed and dwarf tossing bills.

Gov. Jay Inslee shakes hands with Dinah Griffey after signing Senate Bill 5649 on April 19. The law revises the statute of limitations for sex crimes. Photo by Emma Epperly, WNPA Olympia News Bureau
Gov. Jay Inslee speaks to protesting nurses on April 24 at the State Capitol Building in Olympia. Inslee indicated he would sign the bill for meal and rest breaks into law if it passes both chambers. Photo by Emma Epperly, WNPA Olympia News Bureau

Lawmakers approve ‘nursing bill’ for mandatory meal and rest breaks

Nurses show up in Olympia to support bill, protest Sen. Walsh’s remarks.

Gov. Jay Inslee speaks to protesting nurses on April 24 at the State Capitol Building in Olympia. Inslee indicated he would sign the bill for meal and rest breaks into law if it passes both chambers. Photo by Emma Epperly, WNPA Olympia News Bureau
Scott Barden stands next to the pit that will house the newest, and possibly final, section of the Cedar Hills Regional Landfill near Maple Valley. The pit is 120 feet deep, and around another 180 feet will be built on top of it over the next decade. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo

King County’s landfill is going to get bigger

A ninth cell will be built, extending its life by another decade.

Scott Barden stands next to the pit that will house the newest, and possibly final, section of the Cedar Hills Regional Landfill near Maple Valley. The pit is 120 feet deep, and around another 180 feet will be built on top of it over the next decade. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo
An aircraft is pictured at King County International Airport, also known as Boeing Field. Photo courtesy of kingcounty.gov

King County wants to end deportation flights for ICE

Legal challenge expected from federal government.

An aircraft is pictured at King County International Airport, also known as Boeing Field. Photo courtesy of kingcounty.gov

Bellevue resident assaulted by multiple suspects in Crossroads area

Too early to say if violence was gang related, police say.

April 2019 special election preliminary results

LWSD levy passing; Fall City fire merger and hospital bond coming up short.

  • Apr 24, 2019

Ride-share driver suspected of sexually assaulting Bellevue passenger

Man is also suspect for SeaTac incident.