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Jim House and Michelle Torresdiaz demonstrate King County’s new Text to 911 service on Dec. 20. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo

King County launches text to 911 service

The service will help the hearing impaired and those experiencing domestic violence.

Jim House and Michelle Torresdiaz demonstrate King County’s new Text to 911 service on Dec. 20. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo
Mary Lynn Pannen, founder and CEO of Sound Options, has consulted thousands of Washington families on geriatric care for 30 years. Photo courtesy of Sound Options.

Elder abuse cases are on the rise in Washington

Local agencies and geriatric care managers aim to increase public awareness about the epidemic.

Mary Lynn Pannen, founder and CEO of Sound Options, has consulted thousands of Washington families on geriatric care for 30 years. Photo courtesy of Sound Options.

$3.3 million boosts lead removal work in Washington|Department of Health

Health officials at DOH were recently awarded $3.3 million in grant funding to address lead hazards in homes for low-income families with children.

  • Dec 20, 2018

Puget Sound prepares for the big one

Three years after an alarming report made national headlines, locals are quietly preparing disaster.

BECU awards $515,000 to nonprofits and more community news

BECU awards $515,000 to nonprofits After receiving more than 600 nominations from members, BECU announced the recipients of its 2018 People Helping People awards. BECU… Continue reading

A screenshot of a section of the 2019 Business License Fee Application, which can be found at <a href="http://www.tukwilawa.gov/wp-content/uploads/Fin-BL-Business-License-Application-2019.pdf" target="_blank">http://www.tukwilawa.gov/wp-content/uploads/Fin-BL-Business-License-Application-2019.pdf</a>.

City council passes business license fee increase

The new amount will be a phased in increase, which will begin in 2019.

A screenshot of a section of the 2019 Business License Fee Application, which can be found at <a href="http://www.tukwilawa.gov/wp-content/uploads/Fin-BL-Business-License-Application-2019.pdf" target="_blank">http://www.tukwilawa.gov/wp-content/uploads/Fin-BL-Business-License-Application-2019.pdf</a>.

Man rips purse out of woman’s hands|Police Blotter

The following entries were written on the Tukwila Police Department’s Facebook page. December 12 • Recovered Stolen Vehicle: 14400 block 41st Avenue South Two males… Continue reading

  • Dec 17, 2018
A woman works on a drawing next to an unused viewing scope as a smoky haze obscures the Space Needle and downtown Seattle last August as smoke from wildfires moved across the region. (Photo courtesy of The Herald/Elaine Thompson/Associated Press)

Why do Washington voters struggle with climate change policies?

Despite environmental awareness and the public’s apparent desire for reform, statewide initiatives keep failing

A woman works on a drawing next to an unused viewing scope as a smoky haze obscures the Space Needle and downtown Seattle last August as smoke from wildfires moved across the region. (Photo courtesy of The Herald/Elaine Thompson/Associated Press)

We’re moving: Tukwila Reporter gets a new home

Dear reader, As 2018 comes to an end, your local media organization is looking forward to a new chapter. As of Dec. 28, five of… Continue reading

  • Dec 14, 2018

School district, police investigate threat made toward Foster

At this time there is no credible threat, the source of these rumors has been identified.

Photo of the apartment that suffered damage from a fire. Submitted photo from Puget Sound Regional Fire

Female injured in fire|Puget Sound Regional Fire

An apartment fire was reported in Seatac on Dec. 13, which caused non-life threatening injuries to the tenant.

  • Dec 13, 2018
Photo of the apartment that suffered damage from a fire. Submitted photo from Puget Sound Regional Fire
State Senate leaders have decided to suspend an outside investigation into a rape allegation made against state Sen. Joe Fain, R-Auburn, who lost his reelection bid. REPORTER FILE PHOTO

Senate calls off investigation into rape allegation against Sen. Fain

Both parties claim the process is a partisan one

State Senate leaders have decided to suspend an outside investigation into a rape allegation made against state Sen. Joe Fain, R-Auburn, who lost his reelection bid. REPORTER FILE PHOTO
Courtesy photo from Cloud Nine Creamery.

Cloud Nine Creamery serves “Dragon’s Breath”

This is a safe novelty treat that are puffs soaked in liquid nitrogen.

  • Dec 10, 2018
Courtesy photo from Cloud Nine Creamery.
Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman certifies the results of the 2018 General Election in Olympia on Tuesday, Dec. 4. Courtesy Office of the Secretary of State

Historic high-turnout midterm election|Secretary of State

According to statistics compiled by the Office of Secretary of State, the general election turnout approached two additional participation records.

  • Dec 7, 2018
Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman certifies the results of the 2018 General Election in Olympia on Tuesday, Dec. 4. Courtesy Office of the Secretary of State
Submitted photo from Puget Sound Regional Fire

Mobile home fire|Puget Sound Fire

A fire in SeaTac was reported on Dec. 5 at around 8 a.m.

  • Dec 6, 2018
Submitted photo from Puget Sound Regional Fire

King County Metro partners with carpooling apps to offer discounts|King County Metro

King County Metro partnered with apps Waze Carpool and Scoop to help commuters find carpooling partners, providing more mobility options to area workers.

  • Dec 5, 2018
Submitted photo from the Des Moines Police Department

UPDATE: Vehicle of drive-by shooting identified

Police ask if you see a blue 1999 Honda Civic with the Washington license plate AKU8731, call 911.

  • Dec 4, 2018
Submitted photo from the Des Moines Police Department
Photo submitted by the Museum of Flight

Santa is flying in|Museum of Flight

Santa will make his annual appearance at the Museum of Flight on Dec. 15

  • Dec 4, 2018
Photo submitted by the Museum of Flight

KCLS releases its Best Books of 2018|King County Library System

The best book lists are selected by nominations and votes from KCLS librarians and staff.

  • Nov 30, 2018

Officers seek information following shooting Monday

The shooting on Pacific Highway South left a Showalter Middle School student injured.