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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.

Fires, floods, destruction: Washington copes with worsening climate change

From rising sea levels and crop failures to dying forests and fish, Washington state is struggling

One of Seattle Weekly’s “Best of Seattle” issues from Aug. 2016.

Seattle Weekly’s last print edition is Feb. 27

Message to readers from Josh O’Connor, president of Sound Publishing

  • Feb 26, 2019
One of Seattle Weekly’s “Best of Seattle” issues from Aug. 2016.
Photo courtesy of U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency

Legislature ‘prays’ for Congress to curb president’s ability to launch nukes

Washington has more nuclear weapons than any other state

  • Feb 25, 2019
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From left: Washington DECA executive leader Lori Hairston, Bellevue deputy mayor Lynne Robinson, Interlake High School student Olivia Sun, and Bellevue School District superintendent Ivan Duran.

City partners with local organizations to target teen distracted driving

Tune In/Not Out (TINO) campaign is an outreach effort to reduce distracted driving

From left: Washington DECA executive leader Lori Hairston, Bellevue deputy mayor Lynne Robinson, Interlake High School student Olivia Sun, and Bellevue School District superintendent Ivan Duran.

King County charter update targets police oversight, elections, council size

A commission is reviewing the county’s charter and will make recommendations by May.

Primrose School of West Bellevue saw a second location in Washington open in 2018. Madison Miller/staff photo.

Parents are feeling the pinch of child care costs

A King County report charts ways the county could reduce child care costs and boost access.

Primrose School of West Bellevue saw a second location in Washington open in 2018. Madison Miller/staff photo.
27 BSD school buses will have paddle cameras; violators receive $419 fine. Photo courtesy of Bellevue School District.

BSD bus paddle cameras record 107 violations in first month

BSD surprised by high violation number; hopes number will decrease in following months.

27 BSD school buses will have paddle cameras; violators receive $419 fine. Photo courtesy of Bellevue School District.

Man blames 9-year-old son for theft | Police Blotter.

Police blotter for Feb. 4-10.

  • Feb 22, 2019

Law would prohibit eye tattoos in Washington state

Canada has already banned this procedure

  • Feb 21, 2019