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Metro revises timeline for RapidRide bus expansion

After originally aiming to build 20 additional fast-service bus lines on high demand routes by 2040, King County Metro has changed its construction timelines and put 13 of those projects on hold.

 

Saving salmon saves orcas

Duwamish Alive! is asking for volunteers to cleanup and participate in habitat restoration.

  • Oct 18, 2018

 

Tukwila PD is propsosing the installment of red light cameras

These cameras would be place at three intersections in Tukwila.

  • Oct 17, 2018

 

Rape allegation against Sen. Joe Fain divides King County Council

In a recent interview, Councilmember Kathy Lambert blamed Fain’s accuser for the alleged rape. Then Lambert’s colleagues distanced themselves from her comments.

Paul Allen, shown in 2015. Courtesy of the Herald

Paul Allen dead at 65

Microsoft co-founder, developer, and philanthropist struggled with cancer for decades

Paul Allen, shown in 2015. Courtesy of the Herald

UW awarded $40 million in GEAR UP grants in partnership with Tukwila schools

The University of Washington Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity (OMA&D) has been awarded $40 million in GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for… Continue reading

  • Oct 11, 2018

State Supreme Court strikes down death penalty

All nine justices found the use of capital punishment in Washington state unconstitutional and racially biased.

The Washington State Patrol on Tuesday released this photo of the white 2004 Nissan Titan pickup that crashed and killed four Kent men early Sunday along State Route 518. The driver, also of Kent, survived and has been arrested on four counts of vehicular homicide. COURTESY PHOTO, Washington State Patrol

State Patrol seeks witnesses to crash in Tukwila that killed four men

The driver lived and could face vehicular homicide charges.

The Washington State Patrol on Tuesday released this photo of the white 2004 Nissan Titan pickup that crashed and killed four Kent men early Sunday along State Route 518. The driver, also of Kent, survived and has been arrested on four counts of vehicular homicide. COURTESY PHOTO, Washington State Patrol

Incarcerated and infirmed: How Northwest Detention Center is failing sick inmates

Inadequate medical care plagues immigrants at facility, but ICE claims otherwise

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Barn fire in SeaTac

An abandoned building was damaged by a fire early Sunday morning.

  • Oct 8, 2018
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State Parks releases interactive ADA recreation map

Washington State Parks launched an interactive online recreation map developed for people with disabilities.

  • Oct 5, 2018

It’s that time of year again

Voter registration deadline is Oct. 8 for the general election.

  • Oct 4, 2018

Executive Dow Constantine proposes $11.6 Billion budget

With King County’s finances already stretched thin, Constantine’s budget largely maintains current services while making investments in transit, law enforcement, and juvenile justice reform.

Light rail service through Tukwila will be disrupted

Link light rail service between the Rainier Beach and Tukwila International Boulevard stations this weekend will experience single-track operations and a one-day stoppage while crews make track repairs in the area.

  • Oct 2, 2018

Secure gun storage ordinance approved by King County Council

A Bellevue-based gun rights group has already vowed legal action in response.

NASA chief historian speaks at Museum of Flight

Chief historian, Bill Barry, will be at the museum on Oct. 6.

  • Sep 28, 2018

Locked up and poor

King County courts use money bail to incarcerate defendants before trial. Should the system be reformed?

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Washington students awarded coast guard foundation scholarships

Both students are from the South Seattle area.

  • Sep 24, 2018
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State Patrol focus on distracted driving

Starting today, Sept. 21, there will be a statewide emphasis on distracted driving that will last until Sept. 23.

  • Sep 21, 2018
Democratic incumbent Rep. Adam Smith of Washington’s 9th Congressional District (right) and challenger Sarah Smith discuss the issues facing the district during a forum the Mirror hosted on Sept. 19. Andy Hobbs/staff photo

Smith vs. Smith: Two Democrats clash in 9th Congressional District forum

Democratic socialist Sarah Smith seeks ‘bold new progressive vision’ in bid to replace incumbent Adam Smith.

Democratic incumbent Rep. Adam Smith of Washington’s 9th Congressional District (right) and challenger Sarah Smith discuss the issues facing the district during a forum the Mirror hosted on Sept. 19. Andy Hobbs/staff photo