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Bellevue wants community input on an independent review of BPD’s use of force

The review makes 47 reccomendations regarding changes in BPD’s tactics, techniques and policies.

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Gambling company moves headquarters to Kirkland

Washington’s largest gambling employer says new HQ will create 50 jobs.

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The bar at Whiskey by John Howie (Photo credit: Tiffaine Eck)

Bellevue venue will have one of state’s most extensive selections of whiskey

John Howie Howie and his partners have spent nearly a decade collecting, curating and crafting featured whiskey.

The bar at Whiskey by John Howie (Photo credit: Tiffaine Eck)
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Legislator’s bill proposes wiping advisory votes from your ballot

‘They are nothing more than push polls designed to instill distrust in government,’ says state senator.

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Sunken and abandoned boat at Kirkland’s Marina Park (Photo Credit: King County Sheriff’s Office)

Abandoned boats in waterways are a ‘regional challenge,’ says King County Sheriff’s Office

Spokesperson says expensive and time-consuming boat recoveries happen about 20 times a year.

Sunken and abandoned boat at Kirkland’s Marina Park (Photo Credit: King County Sheriff’s Office)
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King County prosecutors charge 30th individual related to protests

Police reports claim defendent stole merchandise from vandalized retailers at Bravern.

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Sea stars huddled at low tide (Photo credit: MARINe)

Research suggests warmer oceans are killing sea stars in Puget Sound

‘Wasting syndrome’ has decimated 70-100 percent of sea star populations in certain areas.

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”Baby” the stolen cat (photo credit: Bellevue Police Department)

Bellevue Police are looking for a stolen emotional support cat

The cat was robbed from its owner in Downtown Bellevue.

”Baby” the stolen cat (photo credit: Bellevue Police Department)
Jason Wilson is a James Beard Award-winning chef and owner of The Lakehouse in Bellevue. Courtesy photo

James Beard Award winner wants to cook with you – virtually

Chef Jason Wilson can give customers an interactive dining experience in their own homes.

Jason Wilson is a James Beard Award-winning chef and owner of The Lakehouse in Bellevue. Courtesy photo
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Lawmakers consider prohibiting use of credit score to determine insurance rates

Advocates say credit scoring makes low-income and minority policy holders pay more for coverage.

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Survey shows rent debt to be disproportionately distributed among minorities

More than half of Black renters surveyed said they owed rent money from previous months.

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West Point Wastewater Treatment Plant. Photo courtesy of Washington Department of Ecology.

EPA loans King County $96.8 million to prevent untreated water from spilling into Puget Sound

Loan comes a week after an over 10 million gallon overflow into the Puget Sound and Lake Washington.

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West Point Treatment Plant in Seattle. Photo courtesy of King County

Power outages cause massive wastewater spill into Puget Sound, Lake Washington

King County estimates millions gallons of untreated wastewater overflowed into surrounding waters.

West Point Treatment Plant in Seattle. Photo courtesy of King County
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Report: 70 percent of gun deaths in Washington are attributable to suicide

Research done at The Firearm Injury and Policy Research Program at Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center suggest three policy solutions to help reduce rates… Continue reading

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Robert Allen, 61, had never been homeless in his life before 2019, when he lost his housing. The chef has been trying to get back on his feet, and hopes to open a nonprofit and make hot sauce. File photo

King County implements 0.01% sales tax to raise money for housing the homeless

Officials plan to buy hotels, motels and nursing homes for conversion into permanent housing.

Robert Allen, 61, had never been homeless in his life before 2019, when he lost his housing. The chef has been trying to get back on his feet, and hopes to open a nonprofit and make hot sauce. File photo
Local restaurants have had to adapt to new rules during the COVID pandemic. Pictured: JP’s Tavern in Federal Way’s turkey club sandwich with a side of tater tots. File photo

State lawmakers propose bill to fast-track the governor’s reopening plan

Bill’s sponsors want to give legislature control over COVID-19 restrictions.

Local restaurants have had to adapt to new rules during the COVID pandemic. Pictured: JP’s Tavern in Federal Way’s turkey club sandwich with a side of tater tots. File photo
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King County reports record numbers of drug overdose deaths

Preliminary toxicology testing shows most overdose victims used multiple types of drugs.

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King County to expand COVID-19 vaccination efforts

“16,000 adults must be vaccinated every day for six months,” said King County Executive Dow Constantine.

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Boeing fined $2.5 billion for deceiving aircraft safety regulators

The Boeing Company has agreed to pay the Department of Justice over $2.5 billion after conspiring to defraud FAA regulators evaluating Boeing’s 737 MAX airplane.… Continue reading

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Seattle renters seek cheaper rent in surrounding cities

One factor includes the ability to work remotely, according to housing economist.

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