Aaron Kunkler

King County launches text to 911 service

King County launches text to 911 service

The service will help the hearing impaired and those experiencing domestic violence.

King County launches text to 911 service
A woman works on a drawing next to an unused viewing scope as a smoky haze obscures the Space Needle and downtown Seattle last August as smoke from wildfires moved across the region. (Photo courtesy of The Herald/Elaine Thompson/Associated Press)

Why do Washington voters struggle with climate change policies?

Despite environmental awareness and the public’s apparent desire for reform, statewide initiatives keep failing

A woman works on a drawing next to an unused viewing scope as a smoky haze obscures the Space Needle and downtown Seattle last August as smoke from wildfires moved across the region. (Photo courtesy of The Herald/Elaine Thompson/Associated Press)
Five new office towers on their way to Bellevue

Five new office towers on their way to Bellevue

Two proposed projects would build five office towers in downtown Bellevue.

Five new office towers on their way to Bellevue

Bellevue’s Islamic Center begins rebuild process

Nearly two years after an arson, the Islamic Center of Eastside has submitted permit applications.

Romaine lettuce, beef recalled just before Thanksgiving

Romaine lettuce, beef recalled just before Thanksgiving

23 people have been infected with a Shiga toxin-producing E. coli bacteria in 11 states.

Romaine lettuce, beef recalled just before Thanksgiving
Romaine lettuce, beef recalled just before Thanksgiving

Romaine lettuce, beef recalled just before Thanksgiving

23 people have been infected with a Shiga toxin-producing E. coli bacteria in 11 states.

Romaine lettuce, beef recalled just before Thanksgiving
T-Mobile starts $160 million renovation, extends lease to 2030

T-Mobile starts $160 million renovation, extends lease to 2030

T-Mobile is hoping to finish renovations to its Bellevue campus within three years.

T-Mobile starts $160 million renovation, extends lease to 2030

Anchorhead Coffee takes over former Bellevue Tully’s location

It will be the coffee roaster’s third store and second on the Eastside.

Heart attack survivor raises health awareness

Heart attack survivor raises health awareness

Barbara Pamplin is using her experience to raise awareness about heart health.

Heart attack survivor raises health awareness
Hundreds gather in support of Mueller investigation in downtown Bellevue

Hundreds gather in support of Mueller investigation in downtown Bellevue

The protest was organized by MoveOn and attracted more than 400 people

Hundreds gather in support of Mueller investigation in downtown Bellevue
King County approves gun warning sign requirement

King County approves gun warning sign requirement

Warning signs must be posted in all King County gun stores and firing ranges.

King County approves gun warning sign requirement
Early results: Carbon fee fails as gun control passes

Early results: Carbon fee fails as gun control passes

Preliminary tallies are in for the state’s four initiatives.

Early results: Carbon fee fails as gun control passes
Construction for Bellevue’s Spring District brewpub set for next spring

Construction for Bellevue’s Spring District brewpub set for next spring

The brewpub building will include a brewery, pub and restaurant and office space.

Construction for Bellevue’s Spring District brewpub set for next spring
Workers picket Freedom Foundation annual dinner in Bellevue

Workers picket Freedom Foundation annual dinner in Bellevue

Several unions and worker organizations came together to picket the conservative think tank.

Workers picket Freedom Foundation annual dinner in Bellevue
Two businesses leaving the Marketplace at Factoria

Two businesses leaving the Marketplace at Factoria

At least two businesses are leaving the mall, with a third possibly departing.

Two businesses leaving the Marketplace at Factoria

Eastside saw third quarter rise in office vacancy

Vacancy is down on the whole in Puget Sound.

B.C. pipeline rupture halts trash service to many Eastside cities

Waste Management fleet without fuel; PSE has urged customers to reduce consumption.

New Bellevue addiction treatment clinic opening soon

New Bellevue addiction treatment clinic opening soon

The Hazelden Betty Ford’s in Bellevue will offer treatment for a wide range of addiction issues.

New Bellevue addiction treatment clinic opening soon
Shannon Walker, center, answers a question from the audience at an autonomous vehicle policy conference on Sept. 19. She was joined in a panel by Steve Marshall, left, and Dr. Anne Brown. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo

Self-driving vehicles are coming and cities know it

Public and private sector representatives met to discuss the future of autonomous vehicle policy.

Shannon Walker, center, answers a question from the audience at an autonomous vehicle policy conference on Sept. 19. She was joined in a panel by Steve Marshall, left, and Dr. Anne Brown. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo