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Store employee punched in face after trying to booze theft | Police Blotter

Police blotter for Nov. 25-Dec. 1

  • Dec 12, 2019

 

Despite concerns, homelessness authority moves toward final Seattle vote

Seattle’s homelessness committee aligned the city’s plan with King County’s.

 

King County’s current climate action plan was adopted in 2015 and has provided a blueprint for reducing emissions and preparing for climate change. File photo

King County approves environmental justice provision

An update to the King County climate action plan should include an environmental justice framing as it’s developed over the coming months. The King County… Continue reading

 

Homelessness authority approved by King County, awaits Seattle vote

The agreement would consolidate emergency services for people experiencing homelessness.

The King County Courthouse is located at 516 Third Ave. in downtown Seattle. Photo courtesy of King County

Council approves $600,000 to increase security at King County Courthouse

The funding will be split evenly between increasing deputies, security and social services.

The King County Courthouse is located at 516 Third Ave. in downtown Seattle. Photo courtesy of King County

Outcomes report shows positives of Redmond Community Court

And potential plans to create similar courts in Bellevue, Auburn and Shoreline.

Victims, law enforcement speak about King County Courthouse conditions

An entrance to the courthouse was closed after an assault.

In this September 2019 photo, George Kirkish, owner and founder of Palouse Winery on Vashon-Maury Island, pours a glass of wine for Lori Coots during tasting room hours. (Kevin Opsahl/Sound Publishing)

King County Council approves controversial winery, brewery ordinance

After five years, the county has updated regulations surrounding alcohol production and tasting.

In this September 2019 photo, George Kirkish, owner and founder of Palouse Winery on Vashon-Maury Island, pours a glass of wine for Lori Coots during tasting room hours. (Kevin Opsahl/Sound Publishing)
The Redmond pool improvements project included a pool lining. Photo courtesy of the city of Redmond

Phase one of Redmond pool project is underway

Phase one to be completed by February 2020.

The Redmond pool improvements project included a pool lining. Photo courtesy of the city of Redmond

Suspect wanted after multiple robberies

Public’s help sought in identifying a man caught on security footage.

Washington Low Income Housing Alliance is among supporters of statewide “just cause” legislation to protect tenants in Washington. However, some landlords say removing the ability to quickly remove tenants limits their ability to get rid of problem renters. (Courtesy image)

Tenant advocates prepare for another push in Olympia

Following wins in Burien and Federal Way, just cause evictions are on the 2020 Legislative agenda.

Washington Low Income Housing Alliance is among supporters of statewide “just cause” legislation to protect tenants in Washington. However, some landlords say removing the ability to quickly remove tenants limits their ability to get rid of problem renters. (Courtesy image)
Varisha Khan secured Redmond City Council Pos. 1. Photo courtesy of Varisha Khan

Varisha Khan secures Redmond council Pos. 1 in recount

Recounts took place in Redmond, Mercer Island and Bothell.

  • Dec 6, 2019
Varisha Khan secured Redmond City Council Pos. 1. Photo courtesy of Varisha Khan
Photo courtesy of the city of Redmond 
                                Large scale stucco removal towards the back of the building reveals extensive damage.
Photo courtesy of the city of Redmond 
                                Large scale stucco removal towards the back of the building reveals extensive damage.

Drunk man crashes Buick into 7-Eleven | Police Blotter

Police blotter for Nov. 18-24.

  • Dec 5, 2019
Fire along Twisp River Road in the Okanogan Wenatchee National Forest in 2018. Courtesy photo

Wildfire response: State unveils funding legislation proposal

Last year, Department of Natural Resources responded to record number of wildfires.

Fire along Twisp River Road in the Okanogan Wenatchee National Forest in 2018. Courtesy photo

Bellevue’s new homelessness coordinator modeled off Redmond position

Stephanie Martinez will work to connect people with the resources availabile to them.

A new report, complete with recommendations to the Legislature, has been released by a statewide task force that was formed to address a lack of child care in Washington. File photo

Report outlines lack of child care in Washington

In King County, supply doesn’t meet demand for child care.

A new report, complete with recommendations to the Legislature, has been released by a statewide task force that was formed to address a lack of child care in Washington. File photo
Demonstrators from La Resistencia protest Amazon’s involvement with ICE. Photo courtesy of La Resistencia

How will the U.S. respond to climate refugees?

Business as usual has been harder borders, are there other ways to address climate migration?

Demonstrators from La Resistencia protest Amazon’s involvement with ICE. Photo courtesy of La Resistencia
Safe drug consumption sites have been recommended by the King County Heroin and Opioid Task Force. Pictured is a safe consumption site in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. Photo supplied by ARCHES in Lethbridge

What’s been happening with safe injection sites?

There hasn’t been much coverage this year compared to the last couple years.

Safe drug consumption sites have been recommended by the King County Heroin and Opioid Task Force. Pictured is a safe consumption site in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. Photo supplied by ARCHES in Lethbridge
The preferred Smith Woods, Monticello Creek preferred design alternative. Photo courtesy of the city of Redmond

Redmond council agrees with preferred design alternative of Smith Woods Pond

The preferred design alternative maintains the pond, meets environmental permitting requirements and fits within current funding.

The preferred Smith Woods, Monticello Creek preferred design alternative. Photo courtesy of the city of Redmond