Josh Kelety

All Home board members meet in Seattle on April 23 to talk about its structure. Photo by Josh Kelety

The never-ending search for an effective King County homeless plan

While All Home attempts to address the issue, the group’s lack of actual power results in little change.

All Home board members meet in Seattle on April 23 to talk about its structure. Photo by Josh Kelety
A Canadian safe consumption site in Lethbridge. Photo supplied by ARCHES in Lethbridge

County plans for second safe drug site on hold

Following intense resistance to the proposal from the suburbs, county officials are taking a wait-and-see approach.

A Canadian safe consumption site in Lethbridge. Photo supplied by ARCHES in Lethbridge
King County Council member Kathy Lambert leads the discussion at an informational opioid event on April 9. Photo by Josh Kelety

Law enforcement, doctors, and Kathy Lambert talk opioids in Fall City

Panelists discussed broader trends in the epidemic, strategies for identifying addiction, and more.

King County Council member Kathy Lambert leads the discussion at an informational opioid event on April 9. Photo by Josh Kelety
King County Council passes renter protections bill

King County Council passes renter protections bill

The legislation is intended to prevent landlords from discriminating based on the source of a prospective tenant’s income.

King County Council passes renter protections bill
An artist rendering of the Tateuchi Center in Bellevue. Courtesy of the Tateuchi Center

County funding for Tateuchi Center project in jeopardy

The proposed performing arts center could lose $1.2 million.

An artist rendering of the Tateuchi Center in Bellevue. Courtesy of the Tateuchi Center
King County Sheriff’s deputies to carry naloxone

King County Sheriff’s deputies to carry naloxone

All 450 deputies are slated carry the heroin overdose antidote by mid-summer.

King County Sheriff’s deputies to carry naloxone
Kirkland Reporter file photo

Washington Supreme Court upholds death penalty conviction of Eastside killer

The case, which hinges on a 2006 quadruple murder, is likely to be appealed to the United States Supreme Court.

Kirkland Reporter file photo
Critics say draft plan from county task force on homelessness underwhelms

Critics say draft plan from county task force on homelessness underwhelms

One Table’s first stab at recommendations leaves some members calling for a bolder, clearly financed plan.

Critics say draft plan from county task force on homelessness underwhelms
Photo by SounderBruce/Wikimedia

Homeless riders rack up RapidRide fare fines

A recent report shows that they make up a quarter of all recent citations. Metro says that it will review its system to account for bus riders who can not pay.

Photo by SounderBruce/Wikimedia

Legislators come to agreement on deadly force reform

The agreement between lawmakers, activists, and police amends the upcoming I-940 ballot initiative.

By Taylor McAvoy

State Legislature passes last-minute budget deal and property tax cut

The plan includes $1 billion for public education and $400 million in tax cuts for property owners.

By Taylor McAvoy
By Taylor McAvoy

Home healthcare worker bill approved by state Legislature

In protest, House Republicans refused to vote on the controversial bill.

By Taylor McAvoy
By Taylor McAvoy

Behind the scenes of the governor’s veto of the public records bill

How negotiations between Jay Inslee’s office, lawmakers, and media organizations led to the end of the controversial legislation.

By Taylor McAvoy
By Taylor McAvoy

Governor’s carbon tax proposal is dead in the state Legislature

The bill’s failure sets the stage for a possible initiative on the November ballot.

By Taylor McAvoy
Photo by Taylor McAvoy

Lawmakers go into damage control over public records bill

Legislators try to frame the bill as a win for open government, while opponents hope for veto by Governor Jay Inslee.

Photo by Taylor McAvoy
Carbon tax proposal inches through Legislature

Carbon tax proposal inches through Legislature

Governor’s pitch to tax carbon makes it to the Senate floor, but time is running out.

Carbon tax proposal inches through Legislature
Photo by Visitor7/Wikimedia

A fight over the role of unions erupts in Olympia

State Democrats push labor union-friendly bills while Republicans cry foul play.

Photo by Visitor7/Wikimedia
John Kerry in Olympia to advocate for governor’s carbon tax

John Kerry in Olympia to advocate for governor’s carbon tax

Former U.S. Secretary of State said “Washington has an opportunity to lead.”

John Kerry in Olympia to advocate for governor’s carbon tax
Photo by Cacophony/Wikimedia

Bill to tax oil in pipelines advances in state Senate

The measure would also update state oil spill contingency plans.

Photo by Cacophony/Wikimedia