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Redmond Councilmember Hank Margeson has been selected to serve as the 2019 Treasurer of the Sound Cities Association (SCA). Photo courtesy of Sound Cities Association.

Redmond Councilmember Margeson named treasurer of Sound Cities Association

He will be one of five individuals to serve on the SCA executive committee.

Redmond Councilmember Hank Margeson has been selected to serve as the 2019 Treasurer of the Sound Cities Association (SCA). Photo courtesy of Sound Cities Association.

Police chiefs: More than a year to find, train new officers

HB1253 requires new hires complete basic training requirements within two months.

Legislation targets missing and murdered indigenous women epidemic

Savanna’s Act co-sponsored by U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-WA); Washington ranks among highest in nation

Antique corner table stolen from club house | Police Blotter

Police blotter for Jan. 21-23.

  • Feb 8, 2019
Infant with measles. Photo courtesy of Washington State Department of Health/Centers for Disease Control

Mandatory MMR vaccine a possibility in Washington state

Measles outbreak slows as four new cases are confirmed in Oregon.

Infant with measles. Photo courtesy of Washington State Department of Health/Centers for Disease Control

Ex-director of Microsoft sports marketing pleads guilty to fraud charges

Jeff Tran also illegally sold the company’s Super Bowl tickets.

King County cities attract development with tax exemption

Bellevue and Issaquah are among Eastside cities that use exemption as an incentive

New agreements approved to provide better services to unincorporated King County

Local Services now has four service partnership agreements with other county departments.

Snow hits lowland areas of King County

More snow could fall Friday evening.

Attendees gather after the Dec. 21, 2018, meeting at Seattle’s Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center. Photo by Melissa Hellmann

Washington indigenous communities push for action to address violence against women

A new law seeks to strength data collection on missing and murdered indigenous women.

Attendees gather after the Dec. 21, 2018, meeting at Seattle’s Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center. Photo by Melissa Hellmann

Proposal: Let Washington dog owners appeal ‘dangerous’ breed bans

28 cities have ordinances that restrict or ban ownership of pit bull terriers

  • Feb 1, 2019

King County struggles to fund roads and bridges

Program is underfunded by roughly $250 million annually

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