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Eastside legislators and mayors discuss priorities for 2019

The East King County Chamber Coalition hosted a panel on housing and transportation on Jan. 8.

Local salmon face dire future amid effects of climate change

At least two local salmon species in the Puget Sound region may be near the end of their ability to naturally reproduce.

Staff Sgt. Katie Schmid is unsure how President Trump’s transgender military ban will affect her. Photo courtesy of Katie Schmid

Impact of transgender military ban unknown for local personnel

A week after the Supreme Court ruling, active-duty service members remain uncertain about their future.

Staff Sgt. Katie Schmid is unsure how President Trump’s transgender military ban will affect her. Photo courtesy of Katie Schmid

Marchione, Eastside mayors look at potential projects for Microsoft investment

Microsoft recently dedicated $500 million toward creating and preserving affordable housing.

“The Clean House” cast. From left: Terry Boyd, Carolynne Wilcox, Cindy Giese French, Devika Bhagwat, and Amy Gentry. Hey Mahea! Photography.

A new theatre company comes to Kenmore

As If Theatre Company will debut its first production on Feb. 8.

“The Clean House” cast. From left: Terry Boyd, Carolynne Wilcox, Cindy Giese French, Devika Bhagwat, and Amy Gentry. Hey Mahea! Photography.

King County Council approves fossil fuel moratorium

Six-month moratorium on new fossil fuel infrastructure was narrowly approved

Measles outbreak puts Washington under State of Emergency

Thirty-five cases have been confirmed statewide.

A tractor moves to push trash away from where it was emptied from a cargo trailer atop the Cedar Hills Regional Landfill. An eighth and final section of the landfill is almost ready to come online, extending the life of the landfill through 2028. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo

Freight or fire: King County’s trash problem

Should we ship away waste or build an incinerator?

A tractor moves to push trash away from where it was emptied from a cargo trailer atop the Cedar Hills Regional Landfill. An eighth and final section of the landfill is almost ready to come online, extending the life of the landfill through 2028. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo
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Proposed law would raise age limit for tobacco sales in WA

Lawmakers cite health concerns over tobacco and vape products

  • Jan 25, 2019
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Man steals $200 worth of shrimp | Police Blotter

Police blotter for Jan. 14-18.

  • Jan 25, 2019

Redmond prepares for earthquake drill later this year

Organizers seek community input on training excercise.

Redmond police arrest man on skateboard after jaywalking, ‘failing to stop’

Online video has Redmond police under scrutiny.

Southbound traffic backs up as northbound drivers cruise on with ease on the State Route 99 viaduct three days before its closure. Andy Bronson/The Herald

Week one of ‘Viadoom’ is viadud on Eastside

WSDOT works with commuters to minimize impacts during Seattle’s longest major highway closure.

Southbound traffic backs up as northbound drivers cruise on with ease on the State Route 99 viaduct three days before its closure. Andy Bronson/The Herald
Eastside group Muslim Association of Puget Sound (MAPS) participated in the Womxn’s March for the third time on Jan. 19. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo.

Members of Redmond’s MAPS march in third annual Seattle Women’s March

Marchers included residents from throughout the Eastside.

Eastside group Muslim Association of Puget Sound (MAPS) participated in the Womxn’s March for the third time on Jan. 19. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo.

LWSD budget earns meritorious budget award for second year

Award reflects district’s strategic goal of being fiscally responsible.

  • Jan 18, 2019

Microsoft will invest $500 million toward regional housing

About $225 million will subsidize middle income housing in Bellevue, Kirkland, Redmond, Issaquah, Renton and Sammamish

Authorities outside of the Klahanie home on Tuesday. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo

Three found dead in Klahanie home in Sammamish

Investigation is ongoing.

Authorities outside of the Klahanie home on Tuesday. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo

Woman arrested for stealing video games and more | Police blotter

Police blotter for Dec. 21-23

  • Jan 17, 2019

48th district senator proposes statewide plastic straw ban

Patty Kuderer said her bill is a first step to address plastic pollution.

Andrew Koeppen is a Redmond resident running for mayor. Courtesy photo.

Redmond resident Andrew Koeppen to run for mayor

Koeppen said he is looking forward to meeting members of the Redmond community as the year progresses.

  • Jan 16, 2019
Andrew Koeppen is a Redmond resident running for mayor. Courtesy photo.