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Board members of All Home stand behind King County Executive Dow Constantine and Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan during a May 3 press conference at the Salvation Army William Booth Center. Photo by Josh Kelety

King County and Seattle agree to restructure regional homelessness programs

The move comes after calls for change from advocates within the system.

Board members of All Home stand behind King County Executive Dow Constantine and Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan during a May 3 press conference at the Salvation Army William Booth Center. Photo by Josh Kelety
Photo by Ben Kerckx/Pixabay

King County task force to explore solutions to ‘recycling crisis’

With tighter regulations affecting the flow of recyclables in the U.S., officials look for new avenues for the region’s paper waste.

Photo by Ben Kerckx/Pixabay

Secretary of State pushes for pre-paid postage for ballots

Kim Wyman is asking Gov. Jay Inslee for the authority to reimburse counties for postal costs.

Transit-oriented development near the Othello Station in Southeast Seattle. Photo by SounderBruce/Wikipedia Commons

Sound Transit plans to facilitate affordable housing near light rail stations

The agency is setting aside land in hopes of making transit more equitable.

Transit-oriented development near the Othello Station in Southeast Seattle. Photo by SounderBruce/Wikipedia Commons

Five local cases of E. coli illness linked to lettuce

Three cases were found in King County; another two in Spokane County.

  • Apr 30, 2018
Cargo transportation was among the various regional industries driving wage and employment growth in King County. Photo via PxHere

King County employment numbers continue to rise

New statistics show a decrease in unemployment and higher average pay, but the growth may start to slow.

Cargo transportation was among the various regional industries driving wage and employment growth in King County. Photo via PxHere

State should pay postage for mail-in ballots

Senators Joe Fain and Mark Mullet said the state should pay for postage to increase voter participation and reduce any confusion or barriers to participating in elections.

  • Apr 27, 2018
All Home board members meet in Seattle on April 23 to talk about its structure. Photo by Josh Kelety

The never-ending search for an effective King County homeless plan

While All Home attempts to address the issue, the group’s lack of actual power results in little change.

All Home board members meet in Seattle on April 23 to talk about its structure. Photo by Josh Kelety
An overview of only reported incidents of sexual misconduct. Graphic from King County website.

‘Report it to Stop it’ campaign aims to reduce sexual misconduct, increase awareness and reporting

The “Report It to Stop It” campaign starts April 24, during National Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

  • Apr 25, 2018
An overview of only reported incidents of sexual misconduct. Graphic from King County website.
Actual note that the suspect placed at the bus stops. Submitted photo from the King County Sheriff’s Office

Notes found at Metro bus stops to buy used underwear of teen girls

The suspect was arrested by detectives during an undercover operation.

  • Apr 23, 2018
Actual note that the suspect placed at the bus stops. Submitted photo from the King County Sheriff’s Office
A Canadian safe consumption site in Lethbridge. Photo supplied by ARCHES in Lethbridge

County plans for second safe drug site on hold

Following intense resistance to the proposal from the suburbs, county officials are taking a wait-and-see approach.

A Canadian safe consumption site in Lethbridge. Photo supplied by ARCHES in Lethbridge

Waste Management awards environmental grants to Tukwila School District projects

In honor of Earth Day, Waste Management and the city of Tukwila have awarded four grants to local students and teachers, totaling $3,000 for sustainability… Continue reading

  • Apr 20, 2018

Earth Day Celebration

The Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition/Technical Advisory Group (DRCC/TAG) are teaming up with others to commemorate Earth Day.

  • Apr 20, 2018
King County has filed two complaints against the department of Health and Human Services after the department announced in 2017 the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program would end two years early, affecting sex education programs around the country.

King County sues to continue sex-ed study

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services canceled a teen pregnancy prevention program grant two years early, affecting King County’s research into how effective its widely used sex education program is.

  • Apr 19, 2018
King County has filed two complaints against the department of Health and Human Services after the department announced in 2017 the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program would end two years early, affecting sex education programs around the country.

King County Council passes renter protections bill

The legislation is intended to prevent landlords from discriminating based on the source of a prospective tenant’s income.

KCSARC launches campaign to end sexual violence

Tukwila and other South King County cities recognized April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

A male with no shirt was observed standing on the banks of the Green River|Police Blotter

The following blotter entries were posted on the Tukwila Police Department’s Facebook: Tuesday, April 10 Stolen Vehicle 15000 block 42nd Ave: A resident reported that… Continue reading

  • Apr 16, 2018

King County Sheriff’s deputies to carry naloxone

All 450 deputies are slated carry the heroin overdose antidote by mid-summer.

KeyBank announces a $300,000 grant

The grant supports the expansion of Neighborhood House’s Student and Family Stability Initiative to Tukwila School District.

  • Apr 13, 2018

Critics say draft plan from county task force on homelessness underwhelms

One Table’s first stab at recommendations leaves some members calling for a bolder, clearly financed plan.

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