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It’s official: Inslee is running

Washington’s governor will make climate change a key component of his campaign

Woman forcibly hugged during walk to work | Police Blotter

Police blotter for Feb. 5-17.

  • Mar 1, 2019

Local candidate ads appearing on Facebook after company says they wouldn’t

Redmond Mayor candidate one of others in state

Fires, floods, destruction: Washington copes with worsening climate change

From rising sea levels and crop failures to dying forests and fish, Washington state is struggling

Redmond City councilmember, local business owner, and long time Redmond resident Steve Fields announced he is running for Mayor of Redmond in this year’s local election. Photo courtesy of Steve Fields.

Redmond City Councilmember Fields to run for mayor

Fields stressed that integrity and accountability are expectations he will set for everyone who works in city government.

  • Feb 27, 2019
Redmond City councilmember, local business owner, and long time Redmond resident Steve Fields announced he is running for Mayor of Redmond in this year’s local election. Photo courtesy of Steve Fields.
One of Seattle Weekly’s “Best of Seattle” issues from Aug. 2016.

Seattle Weekly’s last print edition is Feb. 27

Message to readers from Josh O’Connor, president of Sound Publishing

  • Feb 26, 2019
One of Seattle Weekly’s “Best of Seattle” issues from Aug. 2016.
Photo courtesy of U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency

Legislature ‘prays’ for Congress to curb president’s ability to launch nukes

Washington has more nuclear weapons than any other state

  • Feb 25, 2019
Photo courtesy of U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency

King County charter update targets police oversight, elections, council size

A commission is reviewing the county’s charter and will make recommendations by May.

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.

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

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
The trash situation at a Redmond apartment complex remained overflowing in the afternoon on Tuesday, Feb. 19, after a series of snowstorms hit the region in February. Corey Morris/staff photo

Garbage service resumes on Eastside, after weeks without collection

Snow disrupted service on the Eastside.

The trash situation at a Redmond apartment complex remained overflowing in the afternoon on Tuesday, Feb. 19, after a series of snowstorms hit the region in February. Corey Morris/staff photo

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

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

Toilet seat covers set on fire at Redmond City Hall | Police blotter

Police blotter for Jan. 31-Feb. 2.

  • Feb 21, 2019

Eastside students travel to Olympia to support plastic straw ban

Lake Washington High School students and the “Straw Kids” testified for SB 5077.

Redmond planning commissioner Vanessa Kritzer announced she will be running for Redmond City Council, Pos. 5. Kritzer is a first-time candidate for office. Photo courtesy of Vanessa Kritzer Facebook.

Kritzer announces candidacy for Redmond council

She will run for Pos. 5 in the election.

  • Feb 20, 2019
Redmond planning commissioner Vanessa Kritzer announced she will be running for Redmond City Council, Pos. 5. Kritzer is a first-time candidate for office. Photo courtesy of Vanessa Kritzer Facebook.

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

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.

Woman cheats hair salon with fake coupon | Police blotter

Police blotter for Jan. 29-30.

  • Feb 15, 2019