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Seven Puget Sound residents are suing Sound Transit for $240 million. Photo by Atomic Taco/Wikipedia Commons

Sound Transit faces $240 million class-action lawsuit

An Auburn lawmaker has organized a suit that claims the new car tab taxes are unconstitutional.

Seven Puget Sound residents are suing Sound Transit for $240 million. Photo by Atomic Taco/Wikipedia Commons

Authorities target violent drug traffickers in series of Puget Sound busts

More than 80 “drug dealing conspirators” have been arrested over the past four months.

New regional homeless count shows 4 percent increase

The spike in the unsheltered population in the 2018 count is driven primarily by an increase of people living in cars, RVs, or vans.

Boots on the Ground takes to the streets again

On Saturday, the Tukwila School District and Mayor Allen Ekberg will be handing out information about Tukwila schools.

  • Jun 1, 2018
Developed by Seattle & King County Public Health, the FLASH sex education high school curriculum is used by every district in the county. Photo courtesy King County

King County wins sex ed funding case

Officials are “ecstatic” that the court blocked the Trump administration’s attempt to withhold research funds.

Developed by Seattle & King County Public Health, the FLASH sex education high school curriculum is used by every district in the county. Photo courtesy King County

King County considers buying 65,000 acres for conservation

The proposed plan would protect forests, trails, shorelines, and farms.

Some King County elected leaders want to spend $180 million on maintenance upkeep at Safeco Field in Seattle. Photo by HyunJae Park/Flickr

King County leaders want to allocate $180 million to Safeco Field

But once councilmember thinks funding for affordable housing and the arts should come before subsidizing stadium maintenance.

Some King County elected leaders want to spend $180 million on maintenance upkeep at Safeco Field in Seattle. Photo by HyunJae Park/Flickr

Planning ahead for Memorial Day weekend traffic

It is important to have a holiday travel plan, according to WSDOT.

  • May 21, 2018
This petroleum refinery in Anacortes is run by Shell, one of the defendants in the suit brought by King County. Photo by Walter Siegmund/Wikipedia Commons

Can King County win its lawsuit against Big Oil?

Legal experts think past lawsuits against the tobacco industry increase the odds of a favorable outcome.

This petroleum refinery in Anacortes is run by Shell, one of the defendants in the suit brought by King County. Photo by Walter Siegmund/Wikipedia Commons
From left to right, Craig Huckins, Tukwila Food Service director, State Representative Mia Gregerson, Claire Brown from United Way of King County and Megan McGroarty, Foster High School principal. Submitted photo

Second Chance Breakfast now available for Foster students

The new alternative breakfast format allows students the option of having a free breakfast 30 minutes before school or during a five minute passing period.

  • May 17, 2018
From left to right, Craig Huckins, Tukwila Food Service director, State Representative Mia Gregerson, Claire Brown from United Way of King County and Megan McGroarty, Foster High School principal. Submitted photo

Stolen car found occupied and parked|Police Blotter

The following blotter entries were posted on the Tukwila Police Department’s Facebook: Wednesday, May 9 DV Assault 4400 block 148th St.: Two roommates got into… Continue reading

  • May 17, 2018

Safety facilities in need of major upgrades

Without these upgrades, the safety facilities could cause more harm than good.

Governor and Secretary of State to fund statewide prepaid ballot postage

King County, however, won’t get any of that money.

Mayor Ekberg joins judging panel for design competition

The competition is a design ideas competition and it is presented by Design in Public and AIA Seattle.

Submitted photo from Puget Sound Fire.

A SeaTac condo fire broke out over the weekend

Firefighters from the Tukwila Fire Department responded to the fire and were able to put the fire out in 20 minutes alongside Puget Sound Fire and the Burien Fire Department.

  • May 14, 2018
Submitted photo from Puget Sound Fire.

Providence Hospice of Seattle invites grieving children, teens and families to participate in summer day and overnight camp

The day camps will take place at Providence Hospice of Seattle in Tukwila.

  • May 10, 2018

King County adopts prepaid ballot postage

Designed to improve voter turnout, the measure was approved in time for the 2018 midterm elections.

Jury duty arrest warrant scam is back

Criminals are calling victim’s workplace stating that an arrest warrant has been issued for missing Jury Duty

  • May 9, 2018
As proposed by King County Public Health, safe drug consumption sites would feature medical personnel with naloxone to prevent overdose deaths and sterile needles for drug users to prevent the spread of disease. Photo by Todd Huffman/Wikipedia Commons

Safe drug site challenge heads to state Supreme Court

The case will determine if an initiative banning the project in King County can go to the ballot.

As proposed by King County Public Health, safe drug consumption sites would feature medical personnel with naloxone to prevent overdose deaths and sterile needles for drug users to prevent the spread of disease. Photo by Todd Huffman/Wikipedia Commons

New audit highlights the shortcomings of King County’s regional homelessness plan

The stats don’t lie—the system isn’t working.

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