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Politicians get pay raises, state workers get furloughs

A citizens panel approved the hikes in 2019. Unable to rescind them, lawmakers look to donate their extra earnings.

3 days ago

Construction begins for Downtown Park entrance

The previously delayed entryway project is expected to be finished early 2021

4 days ago

Human remains in West Seattle identified

Bags of body parts were found in a suitcase along a West Seattle beach on June 19.

3 days ago

Drug courts, officer de-escalation programs impacted by MIDD cuts

The fund provides money for mental illness and drug dependency programs across King County.

19 hours ago

Summer vehicle travel projected to decrease this year

Traffic this summer will likely be lighter across Washington state than previous years.

2 days ago

Judge invalidates Gov. Inslee’s veto in roads budget

Lawmakers said the governor crossed a constitutional line.

4 days ago

King County cases among younger adults drives increase in COVID-19 numbers

Over half of all new cases are among people ages 20-39

5 days ago

Kirkland man found guilty of promoting prostitution in Eastside sex trafficking ring

Authorities say suspect ran “successful enterprise” for greater half of a decade.

6 days ago

Universities and colleges may reopen in fall, governor says

His order requires masks and physical distancing, among other measures, to help prevent infections.

6 days ago

Bellevue police arrest Renton man and others in connection to downtown Bellevue looting

Police say they’ve recovered $50,000 in stolen items and identified almost 100 suspects

2 weeks ago

Renton man pleads guilty to one of state’s largest workers’ comp scams

The delivery driver was still working under his own name while receiving L&I pension, and owes the state almost $340,000.

2 weeks ago

Inslee forms state task force to address policing and racial justice

24 members includes families who have lost loved ones; police officials

2 weeks ago

Libraries take first steps towards reopening

Curbside service and book returns are returning in the coming weeks.

2 weeks ago

Governor orders statewide use of face coverings in public

Jay Inslee says that until there is a vaccine, it’s the best weapon to stop the spread of COVID-19.

2 weeks ago

Task force will tackle issues of racial justice, police reform

Inslee names civil rights activists, pastors, and cops to panel that may forge ideas for new laws

2 weeks ago

King County Board of Health declares racism a crisis

Racism was declared a public health crisis by King County’s Board of Health.

2 weeks ago

Tax collections tumble as state braces for huge budget hole

Inslee cancels pay raises for some execs and orders furloughs for workers as special session looms.

2 weeks ago

King County enters Phase 2 of Safe Start recovery plan

Full list of what’s permitted

2 weeks ago

King County to distribute 25 million face coverings to residents, businesses

Each of 39 cities in county to get a shipment

2 weeks ago

Expect weekend closure of I-405 ramps eastbound to I-90

The ramps will be closed 10:30 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for work on the Mountains to Sound Greenway…

3 weeks ago