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King County wants to buy motels for emergency, affordable housing

The concept has proven results in addressing homelessness.

3 days ago

Bellevue protest saw no injuries, no property damage as city issued civil emergency

The protest on the Eastside from Seattle organizers made some noise Saturday

5 days ago

State demanded more drop boxes, and now it must pay for them

A King County judge says a law requiring more ballot boxes was an illegal unfunded mandate.

1 week ago

Boeing, coronavirus likely to impact King County economy

Unemployment remained high in September.

1 week ago

Smith, Basler running for District 9 Congress seat

Republican challenger takes on Democrat incumbent.

2 weeks ago

Bellevue presents the 2021-22 proposed budget

With a $1.7 billion budget, the city will need to face decisions in the next year on how to handle…

2 weeks ago

State Supreme Court strikes down $30 car-tab initiative

Justices unanimously agreed that voter-approved Initiative 976 is unconstitutional.

2 weeks ago

Bellevue council votes to increase sales tax to support affordable housing

The vote from Bellevue and other cities takes revenue away from a county-wide sales tax meant to address chronic homelessness

2 weeks ago

Wildfires, forest health are key issues in race to lead DNR

Republican Sue Kuehl Pederson is challenging incumbent Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz.

3 weeks ago

July shooting now believed to be ‘murder for hire scheme’

The ex wife of the victim and two teenage boys were arrested in connection to the shooting

3 weeks ago

State still sifting through thousands of unemployment claims

The recent Lost Wages Assistance program pumped an extra $625 million to Washington’s unemployed.

3 weeks ago

State extends moratorium on some electric, gas shutoffs

Investor-owned electric and natural gas utilities in WA can’t disconnect customers through April.

3 weeks ago

Inslee, Culp joust on COVID, climate, crime in feisty debate

In their only televised match-up, the two gubernatorial candidates differed on pretty much everything.

3 weeks ago

Gov. Inslee loosens rules for bars, libraries and movie theaters

New rules come as coronavirus cases are on the rise statewide.

3 weeks ago

Inslee, Culp will meet in only televised debate Wednesday

The two candidates will answer questions for an hour but they will not be on stage together.

3 weeks ago

Court: New trial in case of man who told police ‘Can’t breathe’

Cecil Lacy Jr. of Tulalip died in 2015 while in police custody.

3 weeks ago

University of Washington professors talk climate change, U.S.-China relations

Downside for climate policy supporters is it can risk alienating moderate or right-leaning voters.

3 weeks ago

25 COVID cases linked to Salish Lodge

Public Health is urging anyone who visited the lodge to monitor for symptoms or get tested.

4 weeks ago

Report: Boeing will end 787 Dreamliner production in Everett

Boeing declined comment on a Wall Street Journal story saying the passenger jet’s assembly will move to South Carolina.

1 month ago

Surge in consumer spending eases state budget challenges

A jump in tax collections cuts a projected $9 billion shortfall in half, acccording to new forecast.

1 month ago