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Infant with measles. Photo courtesy of Washington State Department of Health/Centers for Disease Control

Mandatory MMR vaccine a possibility in Washington state

Measles outbreak slows as four new cases are confirmed in Oregon.

Infant with measles. Photo courtesy of Washington State Department of Health/Centers for Disease Control

Recurring violations lead to dangerous waste fine for Tukwila business

After repeatedly finding improper management of dangerous wastes at an aircraft parts manufacturer, the Washington Department of Ecology has fined the company $17,000.

  • Feb 7, 2019

King County cities attract development with tax exemption

In South King County, Auburn adopted a multifamily tax exemption program as an incentive in 2003

24 year old charged with vehicular homicide following April 2018 incident

Jefferey Lash was driving a stolen vehicle when he reportedly hit a school bus in Burien last year. A 31 year old female passenger died two days later from her injuries.

King County struggles to fund roads and bridges

Program is underfunded by roughly $250 million annually

Attendees gather after the Dec. 21, 2018, meeting at Seattle’s Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center.

Washington indigenous communities push for action to address violence against women

A new law seeks to strength data collection on missing and murdered indigenous women.

Attendees gather after the Dec. 21, 2018, meeting at Seattle’s Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center.

Proposal: Let Washington dog owners appeal ‘dangerous’ breed bans

28 cities have ordinances that restrict or ban ownership of pit bull terriers

  • Feb 1, 2019
The 1000-1200 blocks of Industry Drive were closed due to a hazardous material that caused five people, including three firefighters, to have shortness of breath. Photo courtesy Tukwila Police Department’s Facebook page

Hazardous material sends five to hospital

The following information was provided on behalf of the Tukwila Fire Department: Five people including three firefighters were hospitalized today, Jan. 31, after potentially being… Continue reading

The 1000-1200 blocks of Industry Drive were closed due to a hazardous material that caused five people, including three firefighters, to have shortness of breath. Photo courtesy Tukwila Police Department’s Facebook page
Staff Sgt. Katie Schmid is unsure how President Trump’s transgender military ban will affect her. Photo courtesy of Katie Schmid

Impact of transgender military ban unknown for local personnel

A week after the Supreme Court ruling, active-duty service members remain uncertain about their future.

Staff Sgt. Katie Schmid is unsure how President Trump’s transgender military ban will affect her. Photo courtesy of Katie Schmid

Chick-Fil-A set to open in Tukwila

The grand opening of the restaurant is on Jan. 31.

King County Council approves fossil fuel moratorium

Six-month moratorium on new fossil fuel infrastructure was narrowly approved

Measles is most dangerous for young children. (Wikicommons media)

Measles outbreak puts Washington under state of emergency

Health officials said un-immunized groups of students in schools can pose an increased risk of spreading preventable diseases

Measles is most dangerous for young children. (Wikicommons media)
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Proposed law would raise age limit for tobacco sales in WA

Lawmakers cite health concerns over tobacco and vape products

  • Jan 25, 2019
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Andrea Reay, IOM of Seattle Southside Chamber Graduates from two U.S. Chamber Foundation Programs

This four-month program is designed to train and equip leaders from state and local chambers of commerce with resources, access to experts, and a network of peers to build their capacity to address the most pressing education and workforce challenges.

  • Jan 25, 2019

Freight or fire: King County’s trash problem

Should we ship away waste or build an incinerator?

Extended hours for free income tax help at Highline College

United Way and Highline Continue partnership, add morning, Saturday hours

  • Jan 24, 2019

One woman and one dog reported dead due to an apartment fire

Tukwila Fire was one of the many fire stations that responded to a large apartment fire in Burien.

  • Jan 23, 2019
Residents at SeaTac’s Firs Mobile Home Park received a closure notice for October 31, but most have chosen to stay in their homes. Photo by Melissa Hellmann

South King County coalition targets affordable housing

Rent and housing prices hit south end communities hard; SeaTac, Tukwila, Kent, Burien, Renton and Auburn are working to create organization like Eastside’s ARCH

Residents at SeaTac’s Firs Mobile Home Park received a closure notice for October 31, but most have chosen to stay in their homes. Photo by Melissa Hellmann

Public Health is warning those who use illicit drugs to take extra care after reported uptick in overdoses

Seattle & King County is warning people who use illicit drugs to take extra care and not to use drugs alone. The warning comes after seven overdoses were reported in the north area.

  • Jan 18, 2019

Microsoft will invest $500 million toward regional housing

Mayors of nine cities — including Auburn, Kent, Federal Way, Bellevue, Kirkland, Redmond, Issaquah, Renton and Sammamish — have pledged to help