News

KCLS launches new podcast for readers|King County Library System

The King County Library System is the nation’s leader in digital downloads, according to a press release from KCLS.

  • Nov 9, 2018

Ribbon cutting for new townhomes

Belleme Townhomes will be hosting its grand opening on Nov. 16

  • Nov 8, 2018

Behavioral healthcare center has new approach to treatment

Cascade Behavioral Health will be announcing its new approach to addiction and mental health treatment at a grand opening event on Nov. 9.

  • Nov 7, 2018
The team that advocated for I-1631 at downtown Seattle’s Arctic Club on Nov. 6, 2018. Photo by Melissa Hellmann

Washington rejects carbon fee

I-1631 campaign organizers say they will continue pushing for a cleaner future.

The team that advocated for I-1631 at downtown Seattle’s Arctic Club on Nov. 6, 2018. Photo by Melissa Hellmann
The race for Washington’s 9th Congressional District is between two Democrats, incumbent Adam Smith (left) and political newcomer Sarah Smith. File photo

Congressman Adam Smith leads re-election bid for WA’s 9th District

The district spans from Bellevue and south Seattle down through Renton, Tukwila, Kent, Federal Way and Tacoma

The race for Washington’s 9th Congressional District is between two Democrats, incumbent Adam Smith (left) and political newcomer Sarah Smith. File photo

Get your home winter ready|Puget Sound Energy

Puget Sound Energy offers a checklist for the end of Daylight Saving Time.

  • Nov 2, 2018

Lyft is offering discounted rides to King County ballot drop boxes on Election Day

King County Elections is partnering with Lyft to offer a 50% discount code for rides to ballot drop box locations on Election Day.

  • Nov 1, 2018

Safeco Field funding referendum withdrawn

The mysterious backers of the initiative won’t say why, but some think it’s because they couldn’t get funding to gather the necessary signatures.

Shortest ever ‘Obamacare’ enrollment period starts Nov. 1

The Trump administration slashes the time frame to sign up for insurance.

King County Elections open Saturday for voter registration

Due to an increased volume of citizens registering to vote, King County Elections will be open on Saturday, Oct. 27.

  • Oct 26, 2018

Suspect arrested after month long investigation

Major Crimes Unit detectives and Community Police Team culminated a month long investigation into a series of purse and wallet thefts at the Costco in Tukwila.

  • Oct 25, 2018

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.

Kent driver crashed pickup twice same night as quadruple fatality

All five in truck were drinking after running into Kent hillside

Tukwila PD is proposing the installment of red light cameras

These cameras would be place at three intersections in Tukwila.

  • Oct 22, 2018

Saving salmon saves orcas

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

  • Oct 18, 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