Aaron Kunkler

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Law enforcement oversight office seeks subpoena power

Organization has been unable to investigate King County Sheriff’s Office.

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King County approves bargaining agreement with 60 unions

Employees will receive wage increases and $500 bonus.

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A look inside the King County Juvenile Detention Center. File photo

King County is still using solitary confinement on juveniles

Report on solitary confinement shows the county is not honoring its agreement.

A look inside the King County Juvenile Detention Center. File photo
A man addresses the King County Council during a public hearing March 20 at New Life Church in Renton. He presented bags filled with what he said was hazardous materials dropped on his property by bald eagles. Another speaker made similar claims. Haley Ausbun/staff photo

Locals show support for King County waste to energy plant

Public hearing on landfill’s future was held March 20 in Renton.

A man addresses the King County Council during a public hearing March 20 at New Life Church in Renton. He presented bags filled with what he said was hazardous materials dropped on his property by bald eagles. Another speaker made similar claims. Haley Ausbun/staff photo
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

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

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

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

It’s official: Inslee is running

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

It’s official: Inslee is running
Fires, floods, destruction: Washington copes with worsening climate change

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

Fires, floods, destruction: Washington copes with worsening climate change
King County charter update targets police oversight, elections, council size

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

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

King County charter update targets police oversight, elections, council size
According to King County’s Mental Illness and Drug Dependency (MIDD) annual report, Seattle had the highest rate of people using services at 36 percent of the total, followed by 31 percent from South King County, 18 percent from the greater Eastside, and 7 percent from north county including Shoreline.

Study shows King County’s treatment funding is making progress

A document on the county’s .1 percent health sales tax was accepted Wednesday by the county council.

According to King County’s Mental Illness and Drug Dependency (MIDD) annual report, Seattle had the highest rate of people using services at 36 percent of the total, followed by 31 percent from South King County, 18 percent from the greater Eastside, and 7 percent from north county including Shoreline.
Somali community faces SeaTac displacement

Somali community faces SeaTac displacement

Proposed redevelopment threatens the heart of the Somali business community.

Somali community faces SeaTac displacement
Somali community faces SeaTac displacement

Somali community faces SeaTac displacement

Proposed redevelopment threatens the heart of the Somali business community.

Somali community faces SeaTac displacement
King County cities attract development with tax exemption

King County cities attract development with tax exemption

Bellevue and Issaquah are among Eastside cities that use exemption as an incentive

King County cities attract development with tax exemption
Photo by Tiffany Von Arnim/Flickr

Puget Sound companies join to create middle-income housing

Several are the same companies that opposed Seattle’s head tax last year.

Photo by Tiffany Von Arnim/Flickr
King County struggles to fund roads and bridges

King County struggles to fund roads and bridges

Program is underfunded by roughly $250 million annually

King County struggles to fund roads and bridges
Local salmon face dire future amid effects of climate change

Local salmon face dire future amid effects of climate change

At least two local salmon species in the Puget Sound region may be near the end of their ability to naturally reproduce.

Local salmon face dire future amid effects of climate change
King County Council approves fossil fuel moratorium

King County Council approves fossil fuel moratorium

Six-month moratorium on new fossil fuel infrastructure was narrowly approved

King County Council approves fossil fuel moratorium
Freight or fire: King County’s trash problem

Freight or fire: King County’s trash problem

Should we ship away waste or build an incinerator?

Freight or fire: King County’s trash problem
Microsoft will invest $500 million toward regional housing

Microsoft will invest $500 million toward regional housing

About $225 million will subsidize middle income housing in Bellevue, Kirkland, Redmond, Issaquah, Renton and Sammamish

Microsoft will invest $500 million toward regional housing