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Senator Lisa Wellman with Page Akash Mungra. Courtesy photo

Akash Mungra serves as page in Washington State Senate

The following was provided by the Senate Page Program: Akash Mungra, 15, served as a page in the Washington State Senate during the week of… Continue reading

  • Feb 22, 2019

 

Primrose School of West Bellevue saw a second location in Washington open in 2018. Madison Miller/staff photo.

Parents are feeling the pinch of child care costs

A King County report charts ways the county could reduce child care costs and boost access.

 

Law would prohibit eye tattoos in Washington state

Canada has already banned this procedure

  • Feb 21, 2019

 

Split Washington in two? 51st state movement highlights cultural divide

Rep. Matt Shea of Spokane introduces bill to establish state in Eastern Washington called Liberty

  • Feb 21, 2019

Repercussions could come to law enforcement who refuse I-1639, AG says

‘State and local law enforcement must uphold Washington law.’

Man struck and killed by train

The Seattle man was showing signs of suicidal behavior prior to the incident, according to Tukwila PD.

Photo courtesy of the Tukwila School District
                                Workers place turf on the new ballfields at Foster High School.
                                Submitted photo from the Tukwila School District

Construction began January at Foster, Showalter

All construction is estimated to be done in a year

Photo courtesy of the Tukwila School District
                                Workers place turf on the new ballfields at Foster High School.
                                Submitted photo from the Tukwila School District

Despite Supreme Court Ruling, activists fight youth incarceration in King County

No New Youth Jail Coalition members send Valentines to King County officials asking them to reconsider funding priorities

Tukwila businesses face uncertain future with arrival of justice center

Project will cost nearly twice as much as expected; some immigrant business owners struggle with relocation

Southbound traffic backs up as northbound drivers cruise on with ease on the Highway 99 viaduct on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

WSDOT hopes ‘Viadoom’ habits continue

The department credits commuters with adapting to the closure and mitigating impacts.

Southbound traffic backs up as northbound drivers cruise on with ease on the Highway 99 viaduct on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

President’s emergency declaration sparks immediate legal backlash

Attorney General Bob Ferguson said his team will sue the White House if federal funds originally intended for Washington state are interrupted.

Sabey employees release salmon into the Riverton Creek. Submitted photo from Sabey Corp.

Sabey Corp. volunteers release 60,000 baby Coho salmon into Riverton Creek

Sabey employees spent weeks taking care of the thousands of baby salmon.

  • Feb 15, 2019
Sabey employees release salmon into the Riverton Creek. Submitted photo from Sabey Corp.

Bill targets sexual health curriculum in Washington schools

Senate Bill 5395 is co-sponsored by 17 Democratic representatives and introduced by Sen. Claire Wilson, D-Federal Way.

  • Feb 14, 2019
According to King County’s Mental Illness and Drug Dependency (MIDD) annual report, Seattle had the highest rate of people using services at 36 percent of the total, followed by 31 percent from South King County, 18 percent from the greater Eastside, and 7 percent from north county including Shoreline.

Study shows King County’s treatment funding is making progress

A document on the county’s .1 percent health sales tax was accepted Wednesday by the county council.

According to King County’s Mental Illness and Drug Dependency (MIDD) annual report, Seattle had the highest rate of people using services at 36 percent of the total, followed by 31 percent from South King County, 18 percent from the greater Eastside, and 7 percent from north county including Shoreline.

Two hour late start

Due to weather conditions, there will be a two hour late start in the Tukwila and Highline School Districts on Thursday, Feb. 14. In Tukwila… Continue reading

  • Feb 13, 2019
Children’s play area at Seadrunar. Photo by Lauren Davis via Facebook

Seedy side of Seadrunar: Drug rehab center accused of neglect, exploitation

Public records reveal that Seattle facility was accused of neglecting children and clients in its care.

Children’s play area at Seadrunar. Photo by Lauren Davis via Facebook

Somali community faces SeaTac displacement

Proposed redevelopment threatens the heart of the Somali business community.

Russell Wilson and Ciara spoke Friday at the Tukwila Library to Foster students and other attendees as their Why Not You Foundation joined forces with the King County Library System and JPMorgan Chase to launch the DREAM BIG: Anything is Possible campaign. Photo by Kayse Angel

New teen campaign, DREAM BIG, kicked off Friday

Russell Wilson and Ciara were on hand to unveil limited edition library cards featuring the duo.

Russell Wilson and Ciara spoke Friday at the Tukwila Library to Foster students and other attendees as their Why Not You Foundation joined forces with the King County Library System and JPMorgan Chase to launch the DREAM BIG: Anything is Possible campaign. Photo by Kayse Angel

Tukwila School District classes cancelled for Tuesday

The district’s administrative office will be open.

  • Feb 11, 2019

14.1 inches and counting: Record-breaking snow pounds King County

Several winter storms passed through the region, dumping more than 14 inches of snow.