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Deception Pass State Park. Deception Pass is a strait separating Whidbey Island from Fidalgo Island. File photo

Free Park Days in 2021 start in January

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission will again offer 12 free days next year, in which day-use visitors won’t need a Discover Pass to… Continue reading

 

King County Council has nine members who each represent a district. Courtesy of kingcounty.gov

King County Council passes $12.59 billion biennial budget

King County Council on Nov. 17 passed a $12.59 billion biennial budget for 2021-2022, providing funding for anti-racist programs, transformation of the criminal legal system,… Continue reading

 

Dominica Myers

King County Library System hires director of diversity, equity and inclusion

Dominica Myers oversaw racial equity and social impact initiatives with Seattle Opera

 

A multifamily housing development. COURTESY PHOTO, King County

New toolkit will help King County cities develop customized climate strategies

A way to mobilizing the region’s efforts to cut greenhouse gas emissions

A multifamily housing development. COURTESY PHOTO, King County
Port of Seattle launches task force on Port Policing and Civil Rights

Port of Seattle launches task force on Port Policing and Civil Rights

Nine areas of focus will guide effort over several months, recommendations expected in 2021

Port of Seattle launches task force on Port Policing and Civil Rights
Doctor IDs safety measures for youth team sports practices

Doctor IDs safety measures for youth team sports practices

Before practice begins, parents must understand COVID-19 protective protocols

Doctor IDs safety measures for youth team sports practices
Study reveals depth of child care crisis of affordability, access in state

Study reveals depth of child care crisis of affordability, access in state

New report shows half a million children without access to licensed childcare

Study reveals depth of child care crisis of affordability, access in state
King County dedicates $41 million to COVID-19 related rental assistance, eviction prevention
King County dedicates $41 million to COVID-19 related rental assistance, eviction prevention
Pictured left to right: Former Congressman Dave Reichert, Slade Gorton, and King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn visit Washington, D.C., to testify in favor of the Mountains to Sound Greenway National Heritage Area designation. Courtesy photo

Former U.S. Sen. Slade Gorton dies at 92

Former U.S. Sen. Slade Gorton died Aug. 19 in Seattle at age 92. Gorton’s political career spanned 40 years in Washington state and Washington, D.C.… Continue reading

Pictured left to right: Former Congressman Dave Reichert, Slade Gorton, and King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn visit Washington, D.C., to testify in favor of the Mountains to Sound Greenway National Heritage Area designation. Courtesy photo
King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office warns about scam calls

King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office warns about scam calls

Caller claims prostitution case filed, but pay money and charges will be dropped

King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office warns about scam calls
26% of foster care students disengaging from school during COVID-19

26% of foster care students disengaging from school during COVID-19

Treehouse works to find ways to support youth

26% of foster care students disengaging from school during COVID-19
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Murray, Cantwell propose legislation to block federal law enforcement occupations in cities

Response to recent reports of aggressive policing by agents in Portland

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Extra $600 in federal benefit for unemployed workers set to end July 25

Extra $600 in federal benefit for unemployed workers set to end July 25

Payment is on top of base weekly state benefit amount

Extra $600 in federal benefit for unemployed workers set to end July 25
Cities and chambers of commerce provide vital information during the COVID-19 pandemic

Cities and chambers of commerce provide vital information during the COVID-19 pandemic

Cities and chambers of commerce are regularly updating their sites to provide resources and news.

Cities and chambers of commerce provide vital information during the COVID-19 pandemic
The shelter will be opened in Harborview Hall in the Harborview Medical Center complex. The hall has sat unused for nearly a decade and required extensive renovations to bring it up to code for use as a 100-bed shelter. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo

Harborview, King County open coronavirus recovery site

The 45-bed facility will treat those awaiting test results, or who have mild symptoms.

The shelter will be opened in Harborview Hall in the Harborview Medical Center complex. The hall has sat unused for nearly a decade and required extensive renovations to bring it up to code for use as a 100-bed shelter. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo
Unemployment claims doubled last week as coronavirus shutters businesses

Unemployment claims doubled last week as coronavirus shutters businesses

Numbers like this haven’t been seen since height of the Great Recession.

Unemployment claims doubled last week as coronavirus shutters businesses
Bellevue skyline. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo

Eastside cities seeing widespread event, meeting cancellations

“Business as usual” was common for most cities earlier this week. Now, cancellations are increasing.

Bellevue skyline. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo
Bellevue City Hall. Photo courtesy of city of Bellevue

Bellevue mayor signs proclamation of emergency in response to coronavirus

The proclamation streamlines the process of equipment, supply and services attainment as needed.

Bellevue City Hall. Photo courtesy of city of Bellevue
70 Washington coronavirus cases; Inslee announces testing-cost relief

70 Washington coronavirus cases; Inslee announces testing-cost relief

Inslee addressed the outbreak at a Thursday press conference.

70 Washington coronavirus cases; Inslee announces testing-cost relief
Car hijacked in Bellevue with corgi inside

Car hijacked in Bellevue with corgi inside

Tassy the Corgi is 7 years old

Car hijacked in Bellevue with corgi inside