Mid-afternoon traffic on northbound Interstate 5 on Nov. 22 near Everett. Dan Bates/The Herald

Thanksgiving traffic forecast is heavier than pre-pandemic

Drivers and ferry riders could be in for long waits, depending on when they go.

Comparison map between current district map and proposed draft. (Screenshot from King County’s website)

King County proposes redistricting map, asks for feedback from public

Public invited to comment at November 30 public hearing.

Patti Cole-Trindall

King County Executive appoints Patti Cole-Tindall as interim sheriff

Cole-Tindall has a background in the sheriff’s office and county government.

William Shaw is General Manager of the Bellevue Reporter. Contact: wshaw@bellevuereporter.com.

Let us give wings to nonprofits and charities in Bellevue and beyond | William Shaw

COVID-19 and the delta variant continue to cast awful shadows on our families and neighborhoods, on our businesses and our… Continue reading

The Washington State Redistricting Commission held a public meeting over Zoom on Monday night to draw the final legislative and congressional district boundaries. Most of the five-hour session was spent in "caucus meetings" which were unavailable to the viewing public. (Washington State Redistricting Commission)

Bipartisan commission fails to draw new political boundaries

For the first time in state history, the Supreme Court will define new congressional and legislative districts.

Gov. Jay Inslee joined other governors at the Climate Registry & Climate Action Reserve press conference in Glasgow, Scotland, to talk about climate achievements and goals. From left, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown, Hawaii Gov. David Ige, Gov. Jay Inslee and Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker. (Photo courtesy of Gov. Jay Inslee)

Inslee: State agency vehicles must be all-electric by 2035

Gov. Jay Inslee has signed an executive order aimed at transitioning state government to an all-electric fleet of vehicles by… Continue reading

Grand prize winner Jaidyn Backus was drawn to take the photo when she saw the rock stack at Salt Creek. “I loved seeing how they made the rocks balance so flawlessly.”

Local Talent Featured in Proudly PNW Calendar from First Fed

Each year, First Fed holds a photo contest to select stunning images for our next year’s calendar. The contest is… Continue reading

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Department of Health announces QR code verification program to prove vaccination status

WA Verify is intended to make vaccine verification simpler and more efficient.

Guest columnist Greg Asimakoupoulos is chaplain at Covenant Living at the Shores in Mercer Island.

It’s time to talk turkey about turkeys | Guest column

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Federal Way resident Bob Roegner is a former mayor of Auburn. Contact bjroegner@comcast.net.

Not much changed from what we knew on election night | Roegner

This column was due before the election was certified. However, not much changed from what we knew on election night, Continue reading...

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Blast from the past: Auburn antique mall unites classic style under one roof

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Wong notches five touchdowns as Bellevue rolls into state semifinals

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Bellevue’s Ishaan Daniels takes on Lakes’ Chayanne Fonti-Savea while Lakes’ Michael Westbrook looks on during the Wolverines’ 42-21 home victory in 3A state football round of 16 action on Nov. 12. No. 1-seeded Bellevue (11-0) will next host Rainier Beach at 7 p.m. this Friday. Photo courtesy of Stephanie Ault Justus

Bellevue rolls on in state playoffs

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Robert Toomey, CFA/CFP, is Vice President of Research for S. R. Schill & Associates on Mercer Island.

How financial planners address plan uncertainty | Guest column

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Rajiv Nagaich is an elder law attorney, author, adjunct law school professor, and retirement planning visionary who has achieved national recognition for his cutting-edge work with retirees and his contributions to the practice of elder law. He is the founder of two firms based in Federal Way: Life Point Law, an elder law and estate planning firm, and AgingOptions, a firm that provides retirement-related education to consumers and professionals.

You aren’t the only one concerned about ending up in a nursing home | Senior Lifestyles

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