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In a 2015 report from the Washington State Department of Ecology, King County’s Cedar Hills Regional Landfill received 53,739 tons of of plastic bags and wrap from housing and commercial sources alone. File photo/Sound Publishing

No good solution to the plastics problem

Plastic is piling up everywhere from King County to ocean floors, and humans keep making more.

In a 2015 report from the Washington State Department of Ecology, King County’s Cedar Hills Regional Landfill received 53,739 tons of of plastic bags and wrap from housing and commercial sources alone. File photo/Sound Publishing

Redmond Chief Wilson hangs up the badge

After 32 years in law enforcement, Wilson looks forward to spending time with family.

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King County homelessness count shows 17 percent decrease overall

Decreases are not even among different demographics.

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The opening of Old Redmond Schoolhouse will be postponed to fall of 2020. Photo courtesy of LWSD

Old Redmond Schoolhouse will not be ready for students this fall

The scheduled preschool programs will remain at Dickinson Elementary for the next school year.

The opening of Old Redmond Schoolhouse will be postponed to fall of 2020. Photo courtesy of LWSD

Boeing says decision on new airplane will come this year

With the 737 Max crisis far from over, there was speculation that a 797 decision might be delayed.

More cases of measles confirmed in King County

On the Eastside, cases have been confirmed in Bothell and Issaquah.

The co-responder way: mental health professionals and officers team up

Local departments are making the push for permanent funding.

Redmond apartment fire displaces 10 residents

The Redmond Fire Department is investigating a Thursday fire that left 10 residents displaced.

King County’s $5 million derelict boat problem

When a boat sinks, it costs a lot to bring it up, with millions being spent since 2003 on removals.

Sexual misconduct reports triple following ‘Report it to Stop it’ campaign

Joint effort to curb unwanted harassment proves successful.

Candidates file for November 2019 election

Locals will vote on a variety of local and county positions.

Susan’s quest for ‘justice’ and the civil legal system dilemma

While citizens have the right to an attorney in criminal cases, they’re not afforded the same rights in civil litigation.

More than 500 people came to enjoy country displays, food, games and conversation. Courtesy photo

Benjamin Rush Elementary celebrates 13th annual International Night

More than 500 people came to enjoy country displays, food, games and conversation.

  • May 16, 2019
More than 500 people came to enjoy country displays, food, games and conversation. Courtesy photo
King County Councilman Reagan Dunn sent a letter to the FBI asking for them to help investigate Allan Thomas (pictured), who is under investigation for stealing more than $400,000 of public funds and skirting election laws in an Enumclaw drainage district. Screenshot from King 5 report

King County Council requests report on special districts in wake of fraud allegations

Small, local special districts will face more scrutiny following Enumclaw drainage district case.

King County Councilman Reagan Dunn sent a letter to the FBI asking for them to help investigate Allan Thomas (pictured), who is under investigation for stealing more than $400,000 of public funds and skirting election laws in an Enumclaw drainage district. Screenshot from King 5 report
The Marquee on Meeker Apartments, 2030 W. Meeker St. in Kent, will feature 492 apartments and 12,000 square feet of retail. The first phase of 288 apartments is expected to be completed in early 2020. Developers are targeting people in their 20s and 30s to rent their high-end, urban-style apartments. Steve Hunter/staff photo

Housing study pokes holes in conventional wisdom

High construction and land costs will incentivize developers to build luxury units.

The Marquee on Meeker Apartments, 2030 W. Meeker St. in Kent, will feature 492 apartments and 12,000 square feet of retail. The first phase of 288 apartments is expected to be completed in early 2020. Developers are targeting people in their 20s and 30s to rent their high-end, urban-style apartments. Steve Hunter/staff photo
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Eviction reform passed by state Legislature

Tenant protections included longer notices and more judicial discretion.

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